Developing the Young Workforce: 2017-2018 progress report

The fourth annual progress report of the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) programme.


1 Getting it Right for Every Child

2 The Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS), which is the data source for KPI 6, was not updated in 2018. The EPS was previously carried out by DfE for the whole of the UK, however DfE decided to not proceed with the EPS. As a result, the Scottish Government have commissioned a Scotland EPS to be carried out at the end of 2018/2019. This will produce an updated figure in October 2019.

3 Scottish Government, (2018), Formative Evaluation of the DYW Regional Groups: a report to the Scottish Government

4 For the purposes of baselining, we are interpreting this as National Certificates, Higher National Qualifications, Scottish Vocational Qualifications, National Progression Awards, and Skills for Work at SCQF Level 5 and above but recognise that this should evolve to fully reflect vocational qualifications valued by employers. We will consult further with stakeholders on this.

5 The wording of KPI 4 has been amended to improve accuracy and better reflect the coverage of the data source. To improve accuracy, “young” college students has been revised to “16-24 year old’ college students”. To better reflect the coverage of the data source, which is a survey of full-time college students who have successfully completed their course, the phrase “who have successfully completed a full-time course” has been added.

6 ‘Modern Apprenticeship frameworks’ refers to those MA frameworks where there was at least one start during the measurement period.

7 Superclasses are subject groups in colleges.

8 Following a review of the data source, for the purposes of this KPI, the ‘looked after children’ cohort has been revised from ‘children who have been looked after for part of the year or the full year’ to ‘children who have been looked after for the full year’ only.


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