Non-formal learning: good practice in re-engaging young people who are NEET

Client: LGA | NFER Contact: Thomas Spielhofer

The LGA commissioned the NFER working with the National Youth Agency (NYA) to conduct a research study aimed at examining good practice in the provision of non-formal learning aimed at re-engaging young people aged 16-18 who are NEET. The research involved visits to eight projects, which had been identified by Connexions, local authority and other contacts as exhibiting good practice in such provision. Interviews with 16 projects workers and 12 project participants were used to explore the key principles of good practice in re-engaging young people who are NEET through non-formal learning approaches, which are presented in a guidance document aimed at developing and commissioning non-formal learning programmes.

Time scale: July 2007 - May 2009

NFER Project Code: LIN

Research Reports/Findings