Evaluation of Skills for Work pilot courses

Client: Scottish Executive | NFER Contact: Thomas Spielhofer

The Scottish Executive commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to carry out an evaluation of the Skills for Work pilot courses between 2005 and 2007. Skills for Work courses were 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. The courses are intended to provide progression pathways to further learning, training or employment for pupils of all abilities. The Skills for Work pilot involved approximately 40 delivery centres in the first year in 2005/06 and 70 in the second year of the pilot, working in partnership with nearly 60 per cent of Scotland’s secondary schools - 255 schools in total.

Time scale: September 2005 - June 2008

NFER Project Code: SFW

Research reports/findings