Students' Experiences of IAG in the FE and Skills Sector
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) & National Union of Students (NUS)
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the National Union of Students (NUS) commissioned CFE to undertake research to develop a more sophisticated understanding of information, advice and guidance (IAG) for students in the further education (FE) and skills sector.
In the context of plans to raise the participation age and create an all-age careers service in England, the research explored:
- policy perspectives on IAG in the FE and Skills Sector, in particular its importance in raising aspirations and supporting students to progress to positive destinations;
- organisational enablers and barriers to providing IAG in FE (including contractual responsibilities, obligations to provide learner support pre-entry, during programmes and post-exit, targets, key performance indicators and funding);
- FE student demand for, and satisfaction with, existing IAG provision; and
- perceived gaps in current provision and potential ways of addressing them.
The final report, Complex Needs, Complex Choices can be found here.
For more information about the research, please contact Lindsey Bowes at CFE on 0116 229 3300 or Lindsey.Bowes@cfe.org.uk.