Improving engagement and attainment in maths and English courses


This report provides a summary of 23 behavioural science interventions which aim to improve participation and completion of maths and English courses. It looks at intervention projects based in further education colleges, workplaces and the community.

Annex A provides an overview of research that has been conducted in the areas of adult literacy and numeracy (ALN) and behavioural sciences. 

Annex B uses behavioural science to examine the reasons why employers and their employees do not invest in basic skills training.

The research is accompanied by a shorter, practical guide to implementing the insights. 

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