Exploring how to advance fairness in Wales’s qualifications system

Qualifications Wales has published qualitative work Beaufort carried out on equality, equity, and inclusion in non-degree qualifications and the system in Wales. We researched the topic with a mix of Qualifications Wales stakeholders and parents. As part of the conversation with stakeholders, we used fictional vignettes. These helped us explore what equality, equity, and inclusion … Continued

Beaufort remains committed to rigorous qualitative recruitment

At Beaufort we strongly believe in getting the basics right, and that includes who takes part in our focus groups and one-to-one depth interviews. Rigorous qualitative recruitment controlled and managed by us delivers better quality data and more representative views than simply issuing open invitations to take part in research. The bias of self-selection means … Continued

Helping Qualifications Wales explore confidence among stakeholders

We’re delighted that Qualifications Wales has published our findings on stakeholder confidence in non-degree qualifications in Wales. The large-scale qualitative study is the second of three waves of research on this topic. The sample is very diverse, spanning secondary schools, FE colleges, training providers, universities, unions, and awarding bodies among others. The research generated feedback … Continued

Our ongoing commitment to delivering high quality research services…

We are delighted to say we have recently passed our latest research services quality audit – confirming our accreditation to the international standard for market, opinion and social research, including insights and data analytics (ISO 20252:2019) for another year. Having been accredited to this standard (or earlier equivalent) since 1988, it demonstrates Beaufort’s long term … Continued

One of the largest surveys ever conducted in Wales among 116,000 school children

We’re proud to have undertaken one of the world’s biggest surveys of young people, the 2022 School Sport Survey, in partnership with Snap Surveys. The survey gives young people a voice on sport and wellbeing in Wales, providing Sport Wales with a rich insight into participation levels, behaviours and attitudes. It also provides accurate information … Continued

Welsh Government publishes Beaufort report on school year in Wales

As part of a wider evidence gathering and engagement programme, the Welsh Government commissioned Beaufort Research, in partnership with Cazbah, to undertake research and engagement to explore attitudes towards the school year structure in Wales. Minister for Education and Language Jeremy Miles published our report today which involved quantitative and qualitative feedback from over 13,000 … Continued

Welsh Government Self-Isolation Support Scheme welcomed by those who received it

The Welsh Government’s Self-Isolation Support Scheme and discretionary payment were making a difference to recipients’ financial circumstances resulting from the self-isolation period, and the financial support was welcomed. This is one of the findings from our recently published qualitative research for the Welsh Government, Financial challenges linked to self-isolation and perceptions of the Self-Isolation Support … Continued