Independent evaluations of Union Learning Fund and unionlearn

There have been a number of independent evaluations of the Union Learning Fund (ULF) since it was established in 1998. Since 2006, these evaluations have also included the role of unionlearn.

In recent years, there have been three major evaluations of the ULF and unionlearn, published in 2010, 2012 and 2016. In 2013, a smaller scale evaluation – an “impact analysis” – was published which drew on the methodological approaches used in the 2010 and 2012 evaluations.

Evaluations of the earlier rounds of the ULF were undertaken by York Consulting Limited between 1999 and 2006, but the 2010 and 2012 evaluations are the most comprehensive to date as well as being the most recent.

Unionlearn has highlighted some of the key findings from the: