The UK Government has praised the strengths of third sector organisations for their valuable role in outreach and learner support - often the first step to engaging 'hard to reach' learners.
The Government aims to develop the role that the third sector plays within the FE and skills sector and ensure that them a valuable role in all parts of the system.
"I believe that the third sector has significant potential and has a great part to play in our quest for success across the broader further education and skills agenda"
- Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills
The report highlights the strengths of the 3rd sector in delivering to and supporting disadvantaged learners and their ability to demonstrate successful outcomes and significant impact for the learners it supports.
Read the full report Third Sector Engagement & Participation In The Learning & Skills Sector