Tags: Literacy

A sixth of office workers think their colleagues do not have the literacy or numeracy skills to do their job

Almost one in three (29%) UK office workers believe their current employer does not provide them with sufficient opportunities to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, a newly-released report from Oxford Open Learning Trust shows. The new Literacy and Numeracy Survey 2014 white paper from the distance learning company provides insights into the barriers and…

UK in bottom three for literacy and numeracy skills amongst 16-25 year olds

The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality. The OECD Survey of Adult Skills is the new PISA for adults (otherwise known as PIAAC). The Survey…

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed that basic skills are vital for the running of a business. Commenting on yesterday’s report from the Public Accounts Committee on the lack of basic adults skills in the UK, CBI’s head of education and skills, Richard Wainer, claimed that Britain will suffer because of it. “This…