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Activity Agreements National Implementation 2011-12

Published: 13 Nov 2013
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781784120597

This paper provides a summary of reported participation in Activity Agreements during the first full year of the national roll-out of the programme (1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012). The paper outlines characteristics and outcomes for young people that have either completed or dropped out of an Activity Agreement during this period.

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Contents
Activity Agreements National Implementation 2011-12
Annex 2: Basic Tables on participant characteristics

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Annex 2: Basic Tables on participant characteristics

All notified leavers from programmes between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013.

Valid Sample = 2,266

Table 1: Age

Frequency Percent
15 years 207 9.1%
16 years 1,115 49.2%
17 years 689 30.4%
18 years 191 8.4%
19 years 64 2.8%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 2: Gender

Frequency Percent
Female 1,011 44.6%
Male 1,255 55.4%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 3: Qualifications

Frequency Percent
SCQF 7 or above (Advanced Higher/HNC/Cert HE/SVQ 4) 1 0.0%
SCQF 6 (Highers/NC/SVQ 3) 15 0.7%
SCQF 5 (Credit standard grade/Intermediate 2/SVQ 2) 110 4.9%
SCQF 4 (General standard grade/Intermediate 1/SVQ 1) 361 15.9%
SCQF 3 (Access 3/Foundation Standard Grade) 522 23.0%
SCQF 2 (Access 2) 60 2.6%
SCQF 1 (Access 1) 45 2.0%
None 903 39.8%
Unknown 249 11.0%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 4: Additional support needs

Frequency Percent
Physical or motor impairment 20 0.9%
Visual Impairment 2 0.1%
Hearing impairment 2 0.1%
Language or speech disorder 16 0.7%
Autistic spectrum disorder 37 1.6%
Learning disability 49 2.2%
Moderate learning disability 50 2.2%
Specific learning disabilities 67 3.0%
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulty 628 27.7%
No additional support need 1,235 54.5%
Other 109 4.8%
Unknown 51 2.3%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 5: Looked after/Supervision order in place

Frequency Percent
Yes 316 13.9%
No 1,809 79.8%
Unknown 141 6.2%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 6: Care leaver

Frequency Percent
Yes 324 14.3%
No 1,899 83.8%
Unknown 43 1.9%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 7: History of offending

Frequency Percent
Yes 395 17.4%
No 1,712 75.6%
Unknown 159 7.0%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 8: Drug/Alcohol problems

Frequency Percent
Yes - self-reported drug/alcohol problems 163 7.2%
Yes - referred with drug/alcohol problems 108 4.8%
No known drug/alcohol problems 1,805 79.7%
Unknown 190 8.4%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 9: Young carer/parent

Frequency Percent
Yes - own child 72 3.2%
Yes - other relative 86 3.8%
No caring responsibilities 2,028 89.5%
Unknown 80 3.5%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 10: Referral method

Frequency Percent
CLD 120 5.3%
Criminal justice system 17 0.8%
School 602 26.6%
Skills Development Scotland 818 36.1%
Social work 257 11.3%
Voluntary organisation 54 2.4%
Youth work 15 0.7%
Other 44 1.9%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 11: In receipt of EMA

Frequency Percent
Yes 1,008 44.5%
No 1,220 53.8%
Unknown 38 1.7%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 12: Duration, from sign-up to completion/drop-out

Frequency Percent
Up to 1 month 184 8.1%
1-3 months 649 28.6%
3-6 months 720 31.8%
6-9 months 361 15.9%
9-12 months 210 9.3%
12+ months 142 6.3%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 13: Outcomes on completion

Frequency Percent
Custody 23 1.0%
Employment (no training) 189 8.3%
Employment (with training) 80 3.5%
Further Education (college) 446 19.7%
Get Ready for Work 377 16.6%
Inactive 91 4.0%
Lifeskills (GRfW) 144 6.4%
Modern Apprenticeship 54 2.4%
Other 121 5.3%
Other training (not NTP) 137 6.0%
School (returner) 27 1.2%
Training for Work 34 1.5%
Unemployed (seeking) 228 10.1%
Unknown 274 12.1%
Voluntary work 31 1.4%
(blank) 10 0.4%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 13a: Summary of positive and negative outcomes

Frequency Percent
Positive - FE* 473 20.9%
Positive - Employment 269 11.9%
Positive - NTP 609 26.9%
Positive - other training 137 6.0%
Positive - voluntary work 31 1.4%
Negative - unemployed 228 10.1%
Negative - other** 114 5.0%
Other 121 5.3%
Unknown 284 12.5%
Total 2,266 100.0%

Table 13b: Summary of positive and negative outcomes, by completed and dropped-out

Complete Dropped-out
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Positive - FE* 449 27.3% 24 3.9%
Positive - Employment 251 15.2% 18 2.9%
Positive - NTP 594 36.1% 15 2.4%
Positive - other training 132 8.0% 5 0.8%
Positive - voluntary work 27 1.6% 4 0.6%
Negative - unemployed 83 5.0% 145 23.4%
Negative - other** 17 1.0% 97 15.7%
Other 69 4.2% 52 8.4%
Unknown 25 1.5% 259 41.8%
Total 1,647 100.0% 619 100.0%
* includes school returners; ** includes those inactive and in custody

Table 14: Outcomes by age

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
15 years 159 16 2 30 207
16 years 775 159 58 123 1,115
17 years 443 117 40 89 689
18 years 103 39 17 32 191
19 years 39 11 4 10 64
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 15: Outcomes by gender

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Male 857 178 56 164 1,255
Female 662 164 65 120 1,011
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 16: Outcomes by qualification

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
SCQF 7 or above (Advanced Higher/HNC/Cert HE/SVQ 4) 1 0 0 0 1
SCQF 6 (Highers/NC/SVQ 3) 13 0 1 1 15
SCQF 5 (Credit standard grade/Intermediate 2/SVQ 2) 91 10 2 7 110
SCQF 4 (General standard grade/Intermediate 1/SVQ 1) 269 41 18 33 361
SCQF 3 (Access 3/Foundation Standard Grade) 349 96 22 55 522
SCQF 2 (Access 2) 29 10 5 16 60
SCQF 1 (Access 1) 34 5 1 5 45
None 585 143 39 136 903
Unknown 148 37 33 31 249
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 17: Outcomes by additional support needs

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Physical or motor impairment 13 2 2 3 20
Visual Impairment 0 0 1 1 2
Hearing impairment 1 0 1 0 2
Language or speech disorder 8 0 2 6 16
Autistic spectrum disorder 30 4 0 3 37
Learning disability 33 8 6 2 49
Moderate learning disability 37 10 0 3 50
Specific learning disabilities 50 10 2 5 67
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulty 388 123 41 76 628
No additional support need 856 163 58 158 1,235
Other 73 15 4 17 109
Unknown 30 7 4 10 51
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 18: Outcomes by duration

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Up to 1 month 127 19 7 31 184
1-3 months 462 80 34 73 649
3-6 months 480 120 31 89 720
6-9 months 232 48 28 53 361
9-12 months 123 51 12 24 210
12+ months 95 24 9 14 142
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 19: Outcomes by history of offending

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Yes 199 113 28 55 395
No 1,218 204 84 206 1,712
Unknown 102 25 9 23 159
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 20: Drug/alcohol problems

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Yes - self-reported drug/alcohol problems 79 51 14 19 163
Yes - referred with drug/alcohol problems 53 28 8 19 108
No known drug/alcohol problems 1,260 243 90 212 1,805
Unknown 127 20 9 34 190
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 21: Outcomes by young carer/parent status

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Yes - own child 39 16 9 8 72
Yes - other relative 66 8 5 7 86
No caring responsibilities 1,355 312 100 261 2,028
Unknown 59 6 7 8 80
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 22: Outcomes by care-leaver status

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Yes 167 91 24 42 324
No 1,318 247 97 237 1,899
Unknown 34 4 0 5 43
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

Table 23: Outcomes by looked after status

Positive Negative Other Unknown Total
Yes 185 61 18 52 316
No 1,250 246 101 212 1,809
Unknown 84 35 2 20 141
Total 1,519 342 121 284 2,266

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