Published Reports

A few examples of our published reports currently available on clients’ websites:

The Royal Society
After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools (November 2017)
Teacher survey report (September 2017)
School case studies (May 2017)

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Retentions in the Construction Industry (October 2017)
BEIS Research Paper 17

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Good Practical Science
Appendix 4 The School Survey (September 2017)

Ofqual
Employer Qualifications Perceptions Survey
Full report (July 2017)
Data annex (July 2017)

Bar Standards Board
Provision of legal services by barristers (May 2017)

CITB:
Offsite construction report (April 2017)
Faster, Smarter, More Efficient: Building Skills for Offsite Construction (full research report)
Research summary and action plan
Personas

Department for Education:
Doctoral Loans Consultation Analysis (March 2017)
Government’s consultation response can be viewed here.

Scottish Government:
National Customer Satisfaction Survey to Support the Building Standards Verification Performance Framework (February 2017)

Historic England:
Heritage Science Resources for the National Curriculum in England: A Review of Science Programmes of Study for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 (November 2016)
Full report

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE):
Employer demand for intermediate technical education in HE (September 2016)
Full report

The Education & Training Foundation:
Maths and English Functional Skills Reform
The Employer Consultation Report (May 2016)
The Survey of Practitioners and Providers (July 2016)

Design Council Cabe:
A series of case studies of design and innovation in housing construction (May 2016):

The Greenhauses, London
LoCal Homes, West Midlands
North West Bicester
The Guts, Manchester
The Malings, Newcastle
Abode, Cambridge
AIMC4
LILAC, Leeds

Scottish Government:
Evaluation of the performance of local authorities in their role as building standards verifiers (March 2016)

Shropshire Council:
Market Research to support the Big Conversation (April 2016)
Headline findings (January 2016)
Community Engagement Toolkit (September 2016)

Ofqual:
Developing new GCSEs, AS and A level qualifications for first teaching in 2017
Analysis of the consultation on assessment arrangements (December 2015)
Full report Part 1 of 3
Full report Part 2 of 3
Full report Part 3 of 3

Scottish Government:
Second National Customer Satisfaction Survey for Building Standards in Scotland (November 2015)
Full report

Federation of Master Builders (FMB):
Defusing the skills time bomb (November 2015)
Full report

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS):
Postgraduate study: student loans and other support (November 2015)
Full report (analysis of responses)

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE):
2015 Survey of Stakeholders (October 2015)
Full report
HEFCE Alternative Provider Satisfaction Survey 2015 (July 2016)

Cornwall Council:
Evaluation of the Convergence European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2007 – 2013 (September 2015)
Full report
Slides

UK Commission for Employment & Skills:
Sector insights: Skills and Performance Challenges in the Retail Sector (July 2015)
Full Report
Executive summary

Citizens Advice:
Quality assurance in energy efficiency and low carbon schemes in the domestic market
(June 2015)
(direct link to the report here)

UK Commission for Employment & Skills:
Sector insights:
Skills and Performance Challenges in the Energy Sector (March 2015)
Full Report
Executive Summary

CITB:
A ‘Material’ Issue: Understanding and Responding to the Traditional Building Skills Challenge in Wales (February 2015)

Ofqual:
Analysis of the Consultation on Withdrawing the Regulatory Arrangements for the Qualifications and Credit Framework (December 2014)

Ofqual:
Analysis of the Completing GCSE, AS and A level Reform Consultation (December 2014)

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (Learned Societies’ Group on Scottish Science Education):
Resourcing School Science in Scotland (November 2014)

UK Commission for Employment & Skills:
Understanding skills and performance challenges in the wholesale and retail sector (October 2014)
Evidence Report
Executive Summary
Slide Pack

CITB:
Competence in Construction (September 2014)

Historic England: Research Frameworks
Review of Research Frameworks (July 2014)
Includes a Table of Historic Environment Research Frameworks (February 2015)

Scottish Government:
Development of a National Customer Satisfaction Survey to support the new verification performance framework (July 2014)
The focus for this research was Key Performance Outcome five (KPO5) “Improvement of the customer experience”:
Phase 1 Report
Phase 2 Report

Education and Training Foundation:
A Review of Professional Standards for teachers and trainers in England (2014) – several outputs published:
Report on the Consultation on the Revised Professional Standards (includes an Executive Summary)
The Professional Standards
Guidance for Users of the Professional Standards

Scottish Government:
Investigation of compliance levels with the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (April 2014)

Department for Education:
Research identifying good practice in employer involvement in provision and assessment of qualifications (April 2014)

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE):
2013 Survey of Higher Education Institutions and other Stakeholders (March 2014)

UK Commission for Employment & Skills:
Technology and Skills in the Construction Industry (2013):
Evidence report 74: Technology and Skills in the Construction Industry
Executive Summary
Slide pack

Historic England:
The Historic Environment & Skills (2013):
The Literature Review: A summary of all relevant research reports, outlining the research methods used, key findings, recommendations and outcomes

Narrative Report: A synthesis of the literature that identifies: the key skills issues for the built heritage sector; how these issues have evolved over the past five years; the effectiveness of attempted interventions; and recommendations for addressing these issues in the future.

The Scottish Government:
Review of Key Performance Framework Returns (2013)

SCORE: Resourcing Schools Science
Under the Microscope: The State of Resourcing of Practical Science in Primary Schools in England
(2013)
Under the Microscope: The State of Resourcing of Practical Science in Secondary Schools in England
(2013)

English Heritage, Historic Scotland and CITB:
Skills Needs Analysis 2013 – Repair, Maintenance and Energy Efficiency Retrofit of Traditional (Pre-1919) Buildings in England and Scotland

NHS Education Scotland:
Review of Training Requirements for Cleaning and Decontamination
(2013)

BUILD UP Skills UK:
2020 Skills Roadmap and Action Plan (2013)

Analysis of the national status quo (2012)

CITB:
Construction Skills Strategy 2012-2017
(2012)

Research Councils UK:
RCUK User Satisfaction Survey
(2012)

The Scottish Government:
Development of Key Performance Indicators to support the building standards verification system
(2012)

CITB:
Skills Provision for the Construction Sector in Wales – Research to inform Transformational Change
(2011)
An Executive Summary is also available to download.

British Parking Association:
Workforce Survey Update
(2011)

Health & Safety Executive and Construction Skills:
Routes to Competence in the Construction Sector
(2011)

CITB:
Ready for Work? An Evaluation of Work Readiness
(2011)

English Heritage:
Review of the development and implementation of OASIS in England
(2011)

CITB:
Understanding Future Change in Construction
(2010)

CITB/National Heritage Training Group (NHTG):
Traditional Building Craft Skills in England
(2008)

CITB/NHTG:
Skills Needs Analysis of the UK Built Heritage Sector Professionals
(2008)

CITB/Historic Scotland/NHTG:
Traditional Building Craft Skills in Scotland
(2007)

Filmed Case Studies (on behalf of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Yorkshire & the Humber)

The following link provides access to three success stories – companies helped by UKTI:

https://www.youtube.com/UKTIfilmedcasestudies

Paxman: Exploring new markets
Doll Haircare: Export sales
GSPK Circuits Ltd: Exporting for growth

These success stories, researched by Pye Tait Consulting, were filmed by our sister company Channel 12.