Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact of the Young Apprenticeship Programme

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce

This study considers the impact of the Young Apprenticeship Programme, which was introduced in 2008 and for which take-up has increased rapidly. There have been more than 700 completions to date, with the current cohort comprising 210 learners. The project has been jointly completed with Education and Employer’s Taskforce, which has undertaken surveys and jointly led focus groups and focused interviews of providers, employers and learners in order to gather the evidence base for the financial evaluation using Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology. This has built a robust evidence base to support the connection between activities undertaken and outcomes achieved, which many commentators are now terming the ‘theory of change’.

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