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West Midlands

Our work to date

The Network first began to explore how the Regional Development team could support the development of workplace language, literacy and numeracy in the West Midlands as a result of the DfES –funded project Building Basic Skills in the Workplace Initiative 2000-2001. Since then a number of professional development courses have been delivered across the region, and The Network has recently completed an action research project into literacy, language and numeracy support in construction for the LSC Black Country.

Latest news

The final report on the action research project on into literacy, language and numeracy support in construction for the LSC Black Country is now available. Copies of the executive summary and the full report can now be downloaded.


For a hard copy of our portfolio of Regional Development Activities please email admin@workplaceLLNnetwork.co.uk.

To find out more about the work of the Regional Development team across the English regions contact Sue Batt, Director of Regional Development, email suebatt@workplaceLLNnetwork.co.uk telephone 07970 150848.


Services currently available from the Regional Development team

The Network has a specialist team of regional staff and consultants who provide customised support for a range of clients and stakeholders across the regions.

The list below gives an example of the type of activities and products we offer :

  • Seminars for practitioners and other stakeholders
  • Celebration and award event for language, literacy and numeracy learners
  • Survey on employer perspectives on workplace language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) programmes
  • Survey on broker/ provider working relationships
  • Development of web-based provider toolkit on setting up workplace LLN programmes
  • Survey of professional development needs in terms of up workplace LLN
  • Research on LLN development needs in the construction sector
  • Survey of workplace LLN provision in the retail sector
  • Training workshops for ETP staff
  • Training workshops for workbased learning providers
  • Newsletters
  • Consultancy
  • Video and CDROM on learner experiences
  • Directory of workplace LLN provision

A more detailed list of services we offer can be found in Working with The Network.


Latest News:

Funder Finder Serivce - Using funding to support workplace LLN delivery. A guide which considers how providers can fund workplace LLN provision.


The Toolkit: for setting up Workplace LLN - Brings together a pool of resources for workplace LLN in order to make good practice freely available.

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