Evaluation of Skills for Work Pilot Courses: Interim Report

Thomas Spielhofer

01 July 2007

The Scottish Executive made a commitment in 2004 to deliver a new programme of qualifications in learning about skills for work by 2007. It announced that Skills for Work (SfW) courses were going to be introduced to help young people to develop skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area, core skills, an understanding of the workplace, positive attitudes to learning, and employability skills.

These results are interim findings from research carried out by NFER examining the piloting of SfW courses over two years, involving approximately 40 delivery centres in the first year and 70 in the second year of the pilot, working in partnership with a total of 255 schools.

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