Published Reports

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

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Learning to Earning: Increasing the number of FE learners who enter the construction industry
Full research findings including executive summary (slides) (June, published December 2020)

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

Themes from pre-consultation stakeholder engagement for the Post Registration standards review

Full report (November 2020)

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Secondary school and college leadership views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on careers guidance

Full report (August 2020)

Scottish Government

Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group (OHRG)

2019 Horticulture Sector Skills Survey

Full Report (October 2019)

This, and other sub-sector reports, have been published on our client’s website, HERE

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Secondary Teachers’ Views on Post-18 Options for Students

Research report (August 2019)

Department for Education (DfE)

Provider funding for the delivery of T Levels
Government consultation response (June 2019)
See P29 Annex A: Summary of consultation response analysis (Pye Tait Consulting)

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)

Scottish Government

Retentions in the Scottish Construction Industry
Full report (April 2019)

The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP)

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


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

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

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

General Chiropractic Council

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

The Royal Society

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Retentions in the Construction Industry (October 2017)
BEIS Research Paper 17

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)

Skills and training needs of Ecological Clerks of Works (ECoW) in the UK construction industry
Full report (July 2017)

Bar Standards Board

Department for Education

Doctoral Loans Consultation Analysis (March 2017)
Government’s consultation response can be viewed here.

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

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

Shropshire Council


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

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

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)

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

UK Commission for Employment & Skills

Sector insights:
Skills and Performance Challenges in the Energy Sector (March 2015)
Full Report
Executive Summary

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (Learned Societies’ Group on Scottish Science Education)

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)

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

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

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


Skills Needs of Specialists in Construction
Full report (June 2013)

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

Research Councils UK

British Parking Association

Health & Safety Executive and Construction Skills


Ready for Work? An Evaluation of Work Readiness

CITB/National Heritage Training Group (NHTG)

CITB/Historic Scotland/NHTG

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.