The NRDC Learner Study took place between 2003 and 2006 with an overall aim of providing evidence for government to refresh and take forward the Skills for Life strategy. It provides robust evidence in the form of statistical data and qualitative insight into how the Skills for Life strategy has impacted on learners. It also sheds light on the impact of the strategy in relation to each of the principal stakeholders and contexts of Skills for Life. Together with the NRDC Teacher Study (Cara et al. 2008) it represents a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the strategy on learners.
Rhys, Warner, J., Vorhaus, J., Appleby, Y., Bathmaker, A., Brooks, G., Cole, P., Pilling, M. & Pearce, L. (2008) The learner study: the impact of the Skills for Life strategy on adult literacy, language and numeracy learners: summary report. NRDC: London