Education and skills

Welsh Government – Evaluation of Skills Growth Wales (2015)

ICF Consulting and Arad Research were appointed by Welsh Government to undertake an independent final evaluation of the Skills Growth Wales programme. The aim of the study was to assess whether the programme has met its objectives, including assessing its overall performance; its impact on employers, learners and providers; its Read more →

Welsh Government – Learning in Digital Wales (2015)

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

Welsh Government – Literature Review to Inform the Development of the New Adult Employability Programme (2014-2015)

Arad was commissioned by Welsh Government to review existing employability and essential skills support arrangements and provide evidence on their effectiveness to inform the development of the Welsh Government’s new Adult Employability Programme. The study employed REA techniques to review essential skills policies and programmes in Wales, review the design Read more →

Review of Qualifications for 14 to 19-year-olds in Wales – a qualitative summary (2012-13)

The Welsh Government’s Qualifications and Learning Division commissioned Arad to write a report summarising all feedback received during the formal consultation period of the Review of Qualifications 14-19. The Review had six themes: Relevance; Value and Quality; Assessment; Measurement of Performance, Future Proofing and the relationship between qualifications, literacy and Read more →

Swansea University – Evaluation of Technocamps (2012-15)

Swansea University commissioned Arad, in partnership with Wavehill, to undertake an evaluation of its ESF-funded Technocamps project. Technocamps is an outreach project for schools and colleges with the aim of encouraging an increase in the number of pupils studying Computer Science and its cognate STEM subjects through changing perceptions regarding Read more →

Cyngor Gwynedd Council – Evaluation of Llwyddo’n Lleol (2013-15)

Cyngor Gwynedd Council has commissioned Arad, in partnership with Wavehill, to undertake evaluations of the Llwyddo’n Lleol ESF-funded project which operates across four local authorities in north west Wales – Gwynedd, Ynys Môn, Conwy and Denbighshire. Llwyddo’n Lleol involves a series of innovative activities relating to enterprise aimed at 11—19 Read more →

Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Evaluation

Arad has been commissioned by Creative Skillset Cymru to undertake an evaluation of the Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Pilot in Wales. The evaluation will involve research with apprentices, employers and stakeholders that are involved in the delivery of the pilot.