Published Reports

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

Scottish Government
Regulation of Electricians in Scotland
Research report (May 2019)
Also available to download from here.

Department for Education (DfE)
Post-18 Education Review: Call for Evidence
Analysis of responses to the Call report (May 2019)

The impact of technological change on the Engineering Construction Industry
Full report (May 2019)

The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP)
Labour Market Intelligence Research
Full report (March 2019)

The Engineering Construction Industry Labour Market Outlook
Full report (March 2019)

Calderdale College on behalf of York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
Preparing for Brexit – employer toolkit
Brexit Toolkit (January 2019)

Scottish Government
Building Standards Compliance and Fire Safety Consultation
Consultation Analysis Report (December 2018)

General Optical Council
Consultation on Standards for Optical Businesses
Final report (November 2018)

Fuller working lives in construction
Final report (October 2018)

Perceptions of vocational and technical qualifications
Final report (September 2018)
Technical annex (contains survey questionnaire too)

The National Archives
Workforce development for the archive sector
Workforce Development Strategy (August 2018)

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
Licence to build: A pathway to licensing UK construction (July 2018)
Launched at a high profile event in the House of Lords on Monday 2nd July

CBE: skills transferability in the UK
Full report (May 2018)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Corporate Stakeholder Research
Stakeholder Engagement Research full report (March 2018)
Executive Summary

General Chiropractic Council
Perceptions of preparedness of chiropractic graduates for practice
Executive summary
Summary report
Full report (December 2017)

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

The Careers & Enterprise Company
Fuelling Young People’s Futures: An Evaluation of The Enterprise Adviser Network
Full report (November 2017)

Historic England
Audience Insights: Review of Historic England’s Online Advice and Guidance
Full report (November 2017)

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)

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

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

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

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
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
Headline findings (January 2016)
Full report (April 2016)
Community Engagement Toolkit (September 2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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
Under the Microscope: The State of Resourcing of Practical Science in Secondary Schools in England

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

2020 Skills Roadmap and Action Plan (2013)

Analysis of the national status quo (2012)

Construction Skills Strategy 2012-2017

Research Councils UK:
RCUK User Satisfaction Survey

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

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

British Parking Association:
Workforce Survey Update

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

Ready for Work? An Evaluation of Work Readiness

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

Understanding Future Change in Construction

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

Skills Needs Analysis of the UK Built Heritage Sector Professionals

CITB/Historic Scotland/NHTG:
Traditional Building Craft Skills in Scotland

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:

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 in-house filming team.