01 May 2012
Against a backdrop of economic recession, high youth unemployment and a sustained reduction in public funding, the task of supporting young people to make effective post-16 transitions into further education or employment is highly challenging. This document is based on a literature review produced under The NFER Research Programme, as part of the From Education to Employment theme. Collectively, these reviews identify strategies for assisting young people at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET) to make effective post-16 transitions into learning or employment.
This document offers practical guidance for school leaders based on findings from Approaches to supporting young people not in education, employment or training - a review. Evidence from this review shows that the following approached are beneficial in supporting young people to make positive transitions.