Learning About Place: Understanding Lifelong Learning and Social Mobility in COVID Britain

This report highlights the need for a more flexible lifelong learning strategy, more localised careers support and an expansion of higher education if the government’s levelling up agenda is to be effective.

This report from the new Centre for Levelling Up at the University of West London (UWL) looks at one part of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda – the provision of educational opportunities in 8 ‘red wall’ areas of the country. It found that the agenda needs to focus on providing better, local learning opportunities and move away from talking about social mobility if it is to improve the lives of those in areas of the Midlands and north of England.

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