Department for Education: Behavioural Insights Team

Department for Education written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what services her Department has received from the Behavioural Insights Team since 2014.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

We have commissioned various services from the Behavioural Insights Team, including increasing the demand for technical education, as set out by the Sainsbury Panel, supporting communication of the apprenticeship levy, as well as a small scale trial on the impact of diversity messages in apprenticeship vacancies.

We have also commissioned the Team to develop (and test) behavioural interventions to encourage high ability students to apply to the best universities, rather than the nearest ones.

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