This publication reports on two linked pieces of research. The first was a survey of the adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL (LNE) workforces in which data was collected about the workforce; in this survey data was also collected on the Key/Functional Skills workforce. Secondly, providers of teacher training were asked to identify their current and future capacity to train LNE teachers. The data on LNE teachers’ qualifications and supply of training courses were then brought together to show how they match up on a regional basis for the three subject areas. Finally forecasts were made about future supply and demand for the number and type of teacher training courses that may be needed to meet the 2020 World Class Skills targets.
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