Education and Skills

York Consulting works across all phases of education, from early years and primary to secondary, further education, higher education and lifelong learning.

Our research and evaluation techniques are tailored to each educational setting. They are participatory, inclusive and enable us to obtain rich insight.

For an array of national and local clients we have undertaken work on social mobility, essential skills, apprenticeships, work-based learning, qualification reform, careers guidance and best-practice support for disadvantaged learners. A detailed and up to date understanding of education and skills policy informs our work and allows us to formulate recommendations and proposals that are couched in the latest context.

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Feedback from our clients

  • "It’s a great report, and I’ve submitted it to the Ofsted inspection team." – Strategic Commissioner, local authority

  • “Thanks for such a thoughtful report. It will be very useful to us and other organisations. Another great job from York Consulting!” Local Authority Director

  • “Thank you for this very helpful evaluation. I have only received positive feedback on it. It has been great working with you.” Local Authority Head of Service

  • “Your report was extremely thorough, and I appreciate how responsive you were to our additional requests for analysis.” Government department

  • “The team at York Consulting were professional and a delight to work with. I am very grateful for their input.” Government department

  • "Well done – a lot of work in a short space of time and at such high quality.” Sector Skills Council

  • "Your workshop was extremely well received and enabled managers to gain detailed insight, drawing on your expertise and knowledge.” Senior manager, not-for-profit organisation

  • "It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College

  • “YCL staff understand our organisation…I have developed a great relationship with them and I hope to work with them again.” Housing Association

  • “I’ve enjoyed working with you on this project. Thanks for your co-operation and flexibility.” Government department