Research & Resources

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

The Lancashire Colleges brochure 2019

Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Skills & Employment Hub has launched its 2030 Technical Education Vision which will act as the county’s technical training roadmap for the next 12 years.
Lancashire Technical Education Vision.

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 has commissioned a range of studies to create the comprehensive evidence base and has drawn together key priorities and objectives from the studies and identified common themes and issues.

The latest study has produced the 2018 Lancashire Labour Market Intelligence Toolkit. Please visit the Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub website for further information.

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.

We Are Lancashire

Lancashire is a dynamic economic region within the North West and the wider North of England. It has a unique offer to make and a role to play in the Northern Powerhouse. Lancashire’s leading international and national position in relation to aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing, energy, higher education institution excellence and visitor economy make it a pivotal part of the long term economic growth of the North. See the Marketing Lancashire promotional video here.