Learning and Work Institute works to develop appropriate models for learning and skills and employment services at a devolved and local level.

The devolution settlement means that all responsibility for adult education is devolved to Welsh Government, under the Education and Skills portfolio. However, many of the levers that influence adult education, including welfare and macroeconomic policy, are not.

We seek to influence the debate on the devolution settlement in Wales, and gain a greater understanding of the impact of policies that diverge from those in England, and how they operate across different localities.