The educational charity Speakers for Schools has commissioned SQW to undertake a rapid evidence review to explore international work experience practices. The review will focus on the forms of work experience that exist internationally and the associated outcomes for young people.
Against the backdrop of changing economic conditions, SQW has been commissioned to undertake a market review and gap analysis of the Northern Ireland land market, in order to assess what role Invest Northern Ireland should have within the future industrial property market.
The Achieve Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service covers Bolton, Salford, Trafford, and more recently, Bury. It aims to provide a dedicated service for anyone experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol into recovery. The partnership commissioned SQW to undertake an independent evaluation to explore how the partnership is functioning and the outcomes being achieved.
To support Further Education practitioners to deliver high quality maths and English qualifications, the Education and Training Foundation run a Maths and English CPD programme, funded by the Department for Education. SQW are delivering a theory informed evaluation that explores the process of implementation and the effects of the programme on both practitioners themselves and their organisations.
Any profession needs advanced practitioners who share their expertise with their colleagues to maintain high standards, and a research base to underpin good professional practice. SQW have been working with the Education and Training Foundation evaluate the experiences of participants on three of its programmes that support advanced practice and practitioner research.