Read on for IfL's latest strategy. Members’ views have informed fresh approaches for this period, and confirmed the strong continuities in our vision, values and the three strategic priorities.
IfL’s Impact Review 2009-10 highlights some of our achievements, key facts and figures, and the difference our members tell us IfL has made to their professional practice.
Phase one of the commission, was completed in early 2012 with participants attending regional seminars and completing an action research project.
The findings from phase one of the research project have been compiled into a report by Dr Joe Harkin ‘IfL preparatory research to inform the work of the Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning’.
IfL research and publications
Here you can access the member publications and research support your continuing professional development (CPD) and inform your teaching or training practice.
Some content below is available only to IfL members.
InTuition is IfL's professional journal for teachers and trainers in FE and skills. InTuition is available to IfL members as part of their annual membership fee.
InTuition is also available on subscription to non-members.
IfL's annual CPD review is published to share the information provided by members on their CPD each year.
The 157 Group and IfL have published a series of papers focusing on high-quality teaching and learning.
This paper was produced by IfL, in collaboration with the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) in December 2011. Opens PDF file (835kb).
This guide is based on research that IfL undertook in early 2010 as part of a project supported by the LSIS Flexibility and Innovation Fund. Reflecting the views of more than 5,000 IfL members, and of other experts and researchers, it distils their collective wisdom about teaching and learning and effective CPD in a guide that is intended to be practical and accessible. Produced by IfL and LSIS.Supporting the Workforce Project
IfL conducted this research project between December 2009 and March 2010 to support the development of an e-confident workforce and to promote the use of technology in supporting professional development. The project sought to help boost teachers’ and trainers’ skills in using new technologies and REfLECT through research to uncover current usage habits, e-confidence levels and skills gaps. Based on this information the report identifies areas in need of support and the type of support that is needed. Six case studies were also produced to illustrate the findings.
Sector research and publications
The research reports linked to below have been conducted by organisations from across the further education (FE) and skills sector. Links to external websites open in a new window.
This research area provides materials from many sources and links to relevant organisations. It is managed by LSIS on behalf of the sector and provides direct links to its publications.
This Learning and Skills Network (LSN) research report into young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) seeks to develop a tighter focus on the diverse cohorts who make up this group.
The Integrated quality and enhancement review (IQER) provides information about supporting and enhancing the learning experience of students within further education colleges in England. Aimed at college staff and students, the key findings highlight good practice as well as areas for improvement.
The National Employer Skills Survey for England (NESS) 2009 report questioned 79,152 employers about their skills needs and recruitment practices during the height of last year's recession. The report found that most young people leave education well prepared for their first job, according to the survey by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.