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Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation (K35)

The Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation was formed in 2007, building on the work of the Post-14 Regional Network, part of UCL Institute of Education's wider work on FE@IOE and Learning for London@IOE (LfL@IOE). The centre aims to support 'the creation of an inclusive and high-performing post-14 education and training system in England based on independent research and dialogue between practitioner, policy and researcher communities'.

Members of the centre have been working with national, regional and local bodies, providers and key stakeholders in post-14 education and training. Key focuses are on:

  • curriculum and qualifications;
  • partnerships and institutional collaboration;
  • vocational pedagogy and assessment;
  • collaborative quality assurance systems;
  • 14+ learner participation, progression and transition;
  • management and professionalism in the learning and skills system;
  • vocational education and training.

The centre undertakes a wide range of research and consultancy activities and provides access to high quality networks and events, as well as flexible opportunities for accredited learning from diploma to doctorate levels.

The centre also works collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external partner bodies and organisations, in addition to contributing significantly to both FE@IOE and Learning for London @ IOE.

Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation (K35)

K35 Post 14 Network Membership

K35 Post 14 Network Membership


Post-14 Region Network

The Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation supports the 'Post-14 Region Network'. This Network, an initiative of the Institute of Education and which has been operating for over 30 years, brings together policy makers, the research community and practitioners working in the area of 14-19 education and lifelong learning.

Long regarded as the authoritative voice of lifelong learning in London, the Network offers a space for independent thinking on policy, supporting professionals in their work, and encouraging high quality and innovative practice.

The Network runs a wide-ranging programme of conference working days, seminars and open lectures which provide a lively forum for sharing information and good practice, analysing developments in the sector and discussing emerging issues in 14-19 education and lifelong learning. Strategy meetings provide opportunities for members to play an active role in the development of our research, participate in our debates on current issues, and devise our future programme of events. See Forthcoming Events.

Further info: contact Paul Grainger

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