Education to Employment / NEET

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Delivering an effective grant-funded project on technical and professional education
Delivering an effective grant-funded project on technical and professional education
National Foundation for Educational Research and Edge Foundation June 2017, Practical Guide

The Edge Foundation commissioned NFER to provide a short, accessible grant fund guide that includes guidance on how to prepare, implement and evaluate effective grant projects to maximise impact.



Give yourself the edge
Give yourself the edge
National Foundation for Educational Research and Edge Foundation March 2017, Practical Guide

The Edge Foundation commissioned NFER to develop a short, accessible guide for any school or college considering how to extend their engagement with employers and build lasting engagement employers.



Providers views on apprenticeship reform
Providers views on apprenticeship reform
Tami McCrone, David Sims and Cath Gladding November 2016, Research Report

Joint research project with AELP to inform future policy and practice with evidence on how providers of Apprenticeships are preparing for the reforms.



APPG for Education Inquiry Call for Evidence: NFER response
APPG for Education Inquiry Call for Evidence: NFER response
National Foundation for Educational Research June 2016, Policy Paper

NFER response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Education inquiry on how well schools prepare children for their future.



NEET prevention: Keeping students engaged at KS4
NEET prevention: Keeping students engaged at KS4
Tami McCrone and Susie Bamford April 2016, Research Report

Final report in a series examining the impact of school-based programmes in place to prevent young people from becoming NEET.



Longer term impact of PRIME
Longer term impact of PRIME
Anneka Dawson, Sarah Lynch and Caroline Sharp February 2016, Research Report

This report provides interim findings from a follow-up study, examining the destinations and career choices of students who took part in the first two years of PRIME.



A review of technical education
A review of technical education
Tami McCrone, Clare O'Beirne, David Sims and Amanda Taylor November 2015, Research Report

The Association of Colleges commissioned NFER to carry out a rapid literature review to identify the key characteristics and essential elements of teaching and learning in technical and vocational education.



Review of the value of vocational qualifications
Review of the value of vocational qualifications
Sarah Lynch, David Sims and Karen Wespieser June 2015, Research Report

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) commissioned NFER to carry out a small-scale rapid literature review of the value of vocational qualifications offered in the UK by JCQ members.



How to provide work experience: Top Tips for leaders
How to provide work experience: Top Tips for leaders
Tami McCrone, Vicky Hopwood, Pauline Wade and Richard White April 2015, Practical Guide

The provision of work experience for young people is a core part of 16 to 19 study programmes. This Top Tips guide offers advice to schools and colleges wishing to further develop work experience opportunities.



Case study report: Delivering 16-19 study programmes
Case study report: Delivering 16-19 study programmes
Tami McCrone, Vicky Hopwood, Pauline Wade and Richard White April 2015, Research Report

Case study report presenting findings from research commissioned by the DfE on 'Sharing innovative approaches and overcoming barriers in delivering 16-19 study programmes’ principles'.



Improving employability skills: Summary report
Improving employability skills: Summary report
National Foundation for Educational Research, London Councils, London Enterprise Panel and South East Strategic Leaders March 2015, Research Summary

This report is a summary of a research conducted into how secondary schools, colleges, SMEs and micro-businesses work together to improve young people's employability skills and successful transition into work



Improving employability skills: Case study report
Improving employability skills: Case study report
National Foundation for Educational Research, London Councils, The London Enterprise Panel and South East Strategic Leaders March 2015, Research Report

This report comprises case studies from research into how secondary schools, colleges, SMEs and micro-businesses in London and the South East work together to improve young people’s employability skills and successful transition into work.



Improving employability: Connect card
Improving employability: Connect card
National Foundation for Educational Research, London Councils, London Enterprise Panel and South East Strategic Leaders March 2015, Practical Guide

A 'connect card' has been produced by NFER and three partner organisations to help education organisations - schools and colleges - to develop effective partnerships with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).



ISAS 2012: Comparative analysis of young adults in England
ISAS 2012: Comparative analysis of young adults in England
Rebecca Wheater and Jack Worth December 2014, Research Report

This report produced for BIS focuses on the performance of young people in England compared with top performing countries in the recent International OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).



ISAS 2012: Young adults’ skills gain
ISAS 2012: Young adults’ skills gain
Rebecca Wheater and Jack Worth December 2014, Research Report

This report produced for BIS provides further analysis of OECD’s 2012 Survey of Adult Skills, focusing on how and why the literacy skills of young adults in England continue to improve after completing formal education.



ISAS 2012: Impact of low skills on labour market engagement
ISAS 2012: Impact of low skills on labour market engagement
Rebecca Wheater and Jack Worth December 2014, Research Report

This report produced for BIS focuses on how low skills are related to labour market engagement and productivity in England in the recent international OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).



Changing attitudes to vocational education
Changing attitudes to vocational education
Tami McCrone November 2014, Policy Paper

This paper argues for a fundamental change to the way we view vocational education. and proposes some actions for policymakers to raise awareness and understanding among teachers, parents and employers.



NEET prevention: top tips for senior leaders
NEET prevention: top tips for senior leaders
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2014, Practical Guide

This guide offers advice to schools in delivering support programmes for young people (14-16) who have no substantial issues or barriers but are still at risk of disengaging from learning



NEET prevention: second case study report
NEET prevention: second case study report
Eleanor Stevens, Kelly Kettlewell, Kerry Martin and Gill Featherstone November 2014, Research Report

This research examines the impact of school-based programmes that are in place to support students aged 14-16 who are at risk of temporary disconnection from learning.



Evaluation of the Second Year of PRIME
Evaluation of the Second Year of PRIME
Clare O'Beirne, Kelly Kettlewell, Eleanor Stevens and Caroline Sharp July 2014, Research Report

Launched in September 2011, PRIME is a commitment to ensure fair and equal access to quality work experience in the legal profession for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.



Careers engagement good practice brief
Careers engagement good practice brief
NFER , ASCL , ATL and 157 Group April 2014, Practical Guide

This good practice brief, published by NFER, ASCL, ATL and the 157 Group of Colleges, highlights the principles of effective careers education, information advice and guidance in schools.



School Approaches to Supporting Students to Remain Engaged at KS4
School Approaches to Supporting Students to Remain Engaged at KS4
Kelly Kettlewell, Eleanor Stevens, Clare O'Beirne and Helen Everett February 2014, Research Report

This research examines the impact of school-based programmes that are in place to support students aged 14-16 who are at risk of temporary disconnection from learning.



Councils' views on the 16-19 commissioning process
Councils' views on the 16-19 commissioning process
Kelly Kettlewell, David Sims, Clare O'Beirne and Geoff Gee December 2013, Research Report

NFER was commissioned by the LGA to examine councils’ views on the current approach to commissioning education and training provision for 16-19 year olds.



Reading the signs
Reading the signs
National Foundation for Educational Research October 2013, Classroom Materials

These tools for practitioners have been created to support schools’ efforts to re-engage young people at risk of becoming NEET but who do not face multiple and complex barriers to learning.



Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials
Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials
David Sims, Clare Southcott, Sarah Lynch and Pauline Wade October 2013, Research Report

The overarching aim of this study was to evaluate different models of work experience placements for post-16 students, exploring the impact on students and employers and identifying lessons learned.



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