Yearly Archives: 2015

Arad completes review on youth work in schools

Arad has completed a review of youth work in schools in Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government. The report includes examples demonstrating that youth work in schools is successfully delivering a range of benefits for young people, schools and communities in Wales. It is adding value to the statutory Read more →

Youth Engagement and Progression Framework Evaluation Report Published

  The Welsh Government has published the final report of the Formative Evaluation of the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework Evaluation.  The evaluation was undertaken by Arad Research and ICF International. The report can be accessed here: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/formative-evaluation-youth-engagement-progression-framework/?lang=en

Save the Children: Ready to Read report published

Save the Children has published a report on children’s literacy and numeracy in Wales. Arad was commissioned by Save the Children to contribute to the report, including undertaking analysis of Wales-level data on children’s literacy and numeracy levels. The report, entitled ‘Ready to Read: Closing the gap in early language Read more →

Value of apprenticeships report published

Arad’s report on the Value of Apprenticeships to Wales has recently been launched by the National Training Federation for Wales (NTFW). The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the value of apprenticeships to Wales in terms of the benefits to businesses, individuals and the wider economy.   The report was Read more →

Welsh Government – Qualitative research with Flying Start families

The Welsh Government has commissioned Arad to undertake qualitative research to gather the views of families who access services delivered through the Flying Start programme. This longitudinal research will be undertaken in three waves between 2015 and 2017 with families from areas across Wales. Flying Start provides targeted support to Read more →

Creative Skillset / BFI – Evaluation of the Film Skills Strategy

Arad has been commissioned by Creative Skillset and the British Film Institute (BFI) to conduct an evaluation of their Film Skills Strategy. The strategy is running from 2013-2017 and has been developed to support the growth and international competitiveness of UK film businesses and support the critical and commercial success Read more →

Oxfam – Evaluation of the Sanctuary project

Oxfam have commissioned Arad to conduct an evaluation of their Sanctuary project in Wales. The Sanctuary project is a 3 year project (June 2012 – May 2015), funded by the Big Lottery Fund (Wales), working with refugee and asylum seeking (‘sanctuary seeking’) women. The project provides these women with tailored Read more →

Research on the value of apprenticeships in Wales

Arad, in association with Deryn, has been commissioned by the National Training Federation for Wales (NTFW) to undertake research into the value of apprenticeships in Wales. The research will examine the impact of apprenticeships on individuals in terms of skills, career progression and earnings. It will also consider impacts on Read more →

Evaluation of the Learning in Digital Wales Programme

The Welsh Government has commissioned Arad, in association with ICF International, to undertake an evaluation of the Learning in Digital Wales Programme. The evaluation focuses on the progress made with each work stream of the programme and on emerging outcomes and impacts. The evaluation includes fieldwork with pupils, teachers, senior Read more →