Developing the Young Workforce Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy 2nd Annual Report 2015/2016

Second Developing the Young Workforce annual report covering the academic year 2015 to 2016.



2. 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.

3. Secondary and special school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland are used for this measure. Data for this indicator was published for the first time this year in December 2015.

4. The wording of KPI 4 has been amended. The College Leaver Destination Survey KPI4 readout captures students moving into employment and only those students entering a higher level course of study.

5. The data for 13/14 has not been used to baseline this KPI as it was experimental data that captured students moving into further study at any level, not just those moving into higher level study.

6. Data for this indicator will be published for the first time in December 2015. Comparisons with previous years are therefore not possible.

7. The relevant question moved from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey (2013) to the UKCES Employer Perspectives Survey (2014). Data from years prior to 2014 is therefore not comparable with data published from 2014 onwards.

8. 'Modern Apprenticeship frameworks' refers to those MA frameworks where there was at least one start during the measurement period.

9. Superclasses are subject groups in colleges.

10. Annual Population Survey figures for 2014 have been reweighted.

11. The definition of disability in the Annual Population Survey changed during 2013. As a result, estimates for 2014 are not directly comparable with previous years.

12. 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.

13. The figures for this KPI have been revised. The figured report on the first DYW annual report was revised down from 73.3% to 71.6%. All figures have been updated following improvements in linking methodology and better coverage of Scottish Candidate Numbers.


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