Research & Resources

Please see some of the Research undertaken by The Lancashire Colleges together with other Resources which may be useful.

Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub

The Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub have developed a robust evidence base which identifies key issues in driving a skilled, balanced and inclusive labour market. It will detail how we researched the skills and requirements of Lancashire priority sectors.

Priority Sector Executive Summaries Priority Sector LMI Fact Sheets
We have researched the skills needs and requirements of Lancashire businesses across a range of sectors which have been identified in Lancashire due to their high replacement demand needs and significant growth potential. We have taken the research into each of our priority sectors and we have created these LMI fact sheets. They give you key information about each of the sectors in Lancashire and sign post you to further information and resources.

If you would like to see these summaries please follow this link to the Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub website

Economic Impact of Lancashire Colleges 2014

Regeneris Consulting was commissioned by The Lancashire Colleges to assess their economic contribution to the Lancashire economy. The study has three main elements:

  • an assessment of the economic impact of the colleges through their expenditure in the local economy
  • examining the added value generated by improving the skills of the workforce
  • An objective assessment of how the colleges are helping to address the skill shortages of seven key sectors in the Lancashire economy.

The study provides an independent assessment of how colleges are performing and where they are making the greatest contribution to the growth of Lancashire’s key sectors. Read more about this study here.

The Lancashire Colleges & Jobcentre Plus – Best Practice Guide

This best practice guide provides college and Jobcentre Plus managers and staff with advice and guidance to provide better support and outcomes for customers. It contains practical insights on how to seize opportunities arising from the closer alignment of Further Education and Jobcentre Plus.

The guide describes the five factors that should be present to assist claimants become confident, motivated learners:

  • Strong Relationships
  • Flexibility and responsiveness
  • Community based provision
  • Two way conversation
  • Employer Engagement

These five factors are inextricably linked, each reinforcing the other and combining to underpin the partnerships between college and Jobcentre Plus staff. Read more of this best practice guide.