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United Kingdom  [4]  Major institutions involved in VET/HRD research

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HM Treasury (www.hmtreasury.gov.uk)

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) (www.dti.gov.uk

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) (www.dwp.gov.uk)

Department for Education and Skills (DfES) (www.dfes.gov.uk)

Learning and Skills Council (LSC) (www.lsc.gov.uk)

Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) and Learning and Skills Research Centre (LSRC)

Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) (www.ssda.org.uk)

Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) and Regional Observatories/ Regional Intelligence Units (e.g. www.lda.gov.uk or www.emda.org.uk)

National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) (www.nfer.ac.uk)

Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) (www.cipd.co.uk)

Trade Union Congress (TUC) (www.tuc.org.uk)

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) (www.bera.ac.uk

Government agencies also conduct research in their relevant fields, i.e. BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency)(www.becta.ac.uk), QCA (www.qca.org.uk), SQA (www.sqa.org.uk) and many others)

Most universities have education departments, which undertake VET/HRD research (e.g. SKOPE Oxford and Warwick Universities Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (www.skope.ac.uk); Institute of Education, School of Education and Lifelong Learning (www.ioe.ac.uk); University of Exeter (www.exeter.ac.uk) etc).

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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report United Kingdom (details see Bibliography)
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