Call for Evidence: Social Value in FE and Skills Sector

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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is inviting the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector to contribute to a piece of research that will explore the definition of social value in the context of FE and Skills, and how providers understand social value. As part of this research, you are invited to complete a short survey and submit evidence on specific examples of ways in which your institution has helped to build social value for your learners, staff and/or wider communities. Social value can be understood as a measure of the impact of FE and Skills. This impact can be felt in different ways and is likely to include the following:   

  • Learning as a positive influence on people’s lives and well-being
  • Progression into meaningful work or further learning
  • Improving social mobility
  • Engaging people who have been traditionally excluded from education and/or career development opportunities
  • Developing opportunities that reduce inequality and/or improving people’s earning potential
  • Helping learners to develop a social, civic and/or environmental conscience
  • Developing community cohesion.   

We invite practitioners and leaders to submit evidence of one or more of the indicators being met at your organisation. Click here for more.