The Basic Skills Agency
The BSA became established in 1995 as an independent, not‐for‐profit organization working in England and Wales. Its aims were to identify, develop, and disseminate innovation and knowledge in basic skills teaching and learning. Funded by the Department for Education and Skills, and working with a variety of providers (Basic Skills Agency, n.d.). In 2007 it merged with National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, which then merged with Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion to form a new organisation, the Learning and Work Institute in 2016 (NIACE, n.d.).