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Developing the Young Workforce: annual report 2014-15

Published: 9 Dec 2015
Part of:
Education, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781785448836

The first annual report on Scotland's youth employment strategy, setting out progress in year one of implementing the seven-year programme.

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Developing the Young Workforce: annual report 2014-15
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. KPI3 - Increase the percentage of school leavers attaining vocational qualifications at SCQF level 5 and above by 2021.

2. Progress on this activity is being monitored against the following key performance indicators ( KPIs). Please see the table Annex A for details on progress made on these measures .

3. Progress on this activity is being monitored against the following key performance indicators ( KPIs). Please see the table Annex A for details on progress made on these measures.

4. Source: Skills Development Scotland

5. Progress on this activity is being monitored against the following key performance indicators ( KPIs). Please see the table Annex A for details on progress made on these measures.

6. Progress on this activity is being monitored against the following key performance indicators ( KPIs). Please see the table Annex A for details on progress made on these measures.

7. Progress on this activity is being monitored against the following key performance indicators ( KPIs). Please see the table Annex A for details on progress made on these measures.

8. The ratio has increased over the year because the unemployment rate for young people (16-24) has improved at a faster rate than the adult population (25-64). This data reflect the latest published data (13/14) which predates the DYW programme.

9. 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.

10. 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. Comparisons with previous years are therefore not possible. The next update will be data for 2014/15 school leavers which will be available June 2016. This data reflect the latest published data (13/14) which predates the DYW programme.

11. 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.

12. The College Leaver Destination Survey currently captures students moving into further study at any level, not just those moving into higher level study.

13. Data for this indicator will be published for the first time in December 2015. Comparisons with previous years are therefore not possible. The data will cover leavers from academic year 2013-14 and capture destinations 3-6 months after graduation.

14. 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. The next update for this figure will be in 2016 when the Employer Perspectives Survey next reports.

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

16. Superclasses are subject groups in colleges.

17. The minority gender share in the 10 largest and most imbalanced college superclasses ranged from 2% to 9% in 2012/13 and from 3% to 12% in 2013/14. This data reflect the latest published data (13/14) which predates the DYW programme.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. This data reflect the latest published data (13/14) which predates the DYW programme.


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