Evaluation of Skills Growth Wales

The Welsh Government has commissioned Arad, in association with ICF International, to undertake an evaluation of Skills Growth Wales. The Skills Growth Wales scheme (SGW) assists companies who plan to expand their workforce and require funding for training to make this possible. The evaluation includes fieldwork with supported employers and Read more →

Evaluation of the Fast Track to Skills project

Arad has been commissioned by Gwynedd Communities First Network to undertake an evaluation of the Fast Track to skills project. This, three-year Big Lottery-funded project aims to support young people NEET and at risk of becoming NEET through providing them with opportunities to access short, accredited courses as well as Read more →

Evaluation of Dyfodol

Arad has been commissioned by Grŵp Llandrillo-Menai to undertake the final evaluation of the four year Dyfodol project. The aim of the project is to develop and deliver a range of accredited training programmes at Levels 1 to 3 focused upon the needs of employers in north west Wales. The Read more →

Evaluation of the economic and cultural impact of Canolfan Soar

Arad has been commissioned by Canolfan Soar in Merthyr Tydfil to undertake an evaluation of its economic and cultural impact. Canolfan Soar is a Welsh language centre which offers a wide range of cultural, artistic and heritage opportunities to the people of Merthyr. The evaluation will assess the impact of Read more →

Evaluation of youth work in schools

The Welsh Government has commissioned Arad to undertake an evaluation of the current levels of youth work in schools and its impact. The research will identify and provide an overview of the range of youth work provision that is being provided by the statutory and the voluntary youth work sector Read more →

CQFW Review Published

Arad’s review and evaluation of the impact of the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW) has been published by the Welsh Government here. The review’s purpose was to understand the impact the CQFW has had in Wales, determine if its structure and purpose should be reviewed, and to set Read more →

Flying Start Reports

Two reports by Arad relating to early language development have been published by the Welsh Government. A review of research evidence on the effectiveness of different approaches to promoting early speech and language development This report presents findings from a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) of international research on successful early language development Read more →

Food Manufacturing Industry Evaluations

Arad Research has been commissioned to undertake two evaluations of ESF-funded training projects on behalf of Improve Ltd – the Sector Skills Council for the Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing sector. The first evaluation will examine the delivery, outcomes and impact of the Tasty Networks and Tasty Bites projects Read more →