Educating for the Modern World: CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Annual Report

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

By CBI & Pearson (published November 2018) This CBI and Pearson report marks the tenth anniversary of their annual Education and Skills Survey. The 2018 survey received responses representing over 28,000 businesses consisting of, but not limited to, organisations from manufacturing, education, construction and the financial services. Amongst the report’s most important findings, 79% of […]

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Equity in Education: Breaking down barriers to social mobility

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

By OECD (published October 2018) Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015, this new report from the OECD examines how high performance and positive attitudes towards schooling affects success in higher education and early career outcomes in disadvantaged students. Achieving equity in education requires that the differences in students’ educational outcomes […]

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Youth Voice Census Report 2018

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

By Youth Employment UK (published October 2018) This annual census from Youth Employment UK explores the views of 14-25-year olds in education, training and employment. 1,498 young people were surveyed with the same set of questions on career learning, employability skills and social action, as well as subsections on experiences in college, sixth form, university, apprenticeships and […]

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The causal effect of secondary school peers on educational aspirations

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

By CVER (published October 2018) This new CVER report examines how the educational aspirations of pupils between the ages of 14 to 16 are influenced by their school peers. Young people were surveyed to understand whether their peers’ educational achievements, socio-economic background and aspirations affected their own. To avoid any selection biases amongst peer groups, […]

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What do graduates do? Insights and analysis from the UK’s largest higher education survey 2018/9

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

By HECSU (published October 2018) What do Graduates do? 2018/9 examines first-degree graduates’ destination six months after completing university. Data taken from the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016/17 provides insight into the careers of postgraduate students finishing degrees in business and administration, creative arts, technology and engineering, humanities, science and […]

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Educational outcomes of labor-market linking and job placement for students at public and private 2-year colleges

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

By Anne E. Person & James E. Rosenbaum (published August 2006) This 2006 study examines how employer engagement in two different types of two-year colleges in the United States impacts students’ attitudes and the completion of their degree. Two-year colleges, also referred to as , are higher educational colleges in the United States that offer […]

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Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

By the Department for Education (Published October 2018) The updated statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff expands on the aims set out in the Government’s Careers Strategy (2017) to ensure that all young people in secondary receive stable, structured and well-delivered career learning. The statutory guidance has been restructured around the […]

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Creating a workforce for a prosperous and productive future: Adding an extra £108 billion to our economy

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

By the Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy (published September 2018) This new report from the Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy evaluates the potential economic value of having a UK workforce that has benefitted from a well-designed technical and vocational education. After an analysis […]

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Not for them: Why aren’t teenagers applying for apprenticeships?

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

By GKP (published September 2018) This report from Gerard Kelly & Partners surveyed 1,000 teenagers between the ages of 16-18 to understand why apprenticeships remain unpopular amongst young people. Despite the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in 2017 and a renewed focus from government ministers, apprenticeship numbers fell by 59% in the year to August 2017 […]

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Perceptions of Vocational and Technical Qualifications

October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

By Ofqual (published July 2017) This 2017 Ofqual report investigates the perceptions of employers, training providers and learners towards Functional Skill Qualifications (FSQs), End-Point Assessments (EPAs) and a wide range of other Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs). Three separate surveys with 2070 employers, 532 training providers and 604 learners were conducted. Perceptions of FSQs and […]

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