October 16, 2012

The Impact of a Skills-Led Qualification on GCSE Attainment: the Case of ASDAN’s Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

October 16, 2012

This seminar focused on research findings of the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness on academic attainment. Abstract: ASDAN’s Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a skills-focused qualification, usually undertaken at Key Stage 4 alongside GCSEs and/or vocational qualifications; it often includes a component of work experience or career planning. This seminar reported the findings of a […]

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April 26, 2012

The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Randomised Field Experiment

April 26, 2012

L.R. Huber, R. Sloof and M. Van Praag, Institute for the Study of Labour, Discussion Paper Series  Huber et al (2012) evaluate the short-term impact of BizWorld, a global entrepreneurship education programme for primary aged children, on the development of cognitive and non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial intentions among primary school children in the Netherlands. […]

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April 21, 2012

Work Experience: Impact and Delivery – Insights from the Evidence

April 21, 2012

This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce presents findings from recent research, considered by the charity’s 2011 Working Group on Work Experience, on the value of work experience to young people within the contexts of: clarifying career aspirations, getting into university, academic attainment and employment. It also examines the quality of work experience […]

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February 21, 2012

It’s Who You Meet: Why Employer Contacts at School Make a Difference to the Employment Prospects of Young Adults

February 21, 2012

** Please note that deeper statistical analysis of data first presented this report identified lower levels of improvements in NEET outcomes than initially set out in this publication.  Please see Anthony Mann’s blog of 15 November 2015 ** This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce examines youth unemployment within the UK and provides […]

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December 21, 2011

The Economic Case for Language Learning and the Role of Employer Engagement

December 21, 2011

Published by the Education and Employers Taskforce argues the economic case for language learning in Britain and how employers can help. The decline in language learning is holding back both young people and UK plc. The report highlights consistently high employer demand for people with foreign language skills and how our lack of skills in effect […]

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October 21, 2011

Creative Apprenticeships: Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact

October 21, 2011

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce This study shows that the Creative Apprenticeship is adding significant value to employers, employees and the state, and has potentially far-reaching impacts on other sectors that depend on the creative and cultural industries. The latest cohort of 210 CAs is expected […]

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July 22, 2011

How and Why Employers are Engaged to Support Student Learning and Progression in High-Performing Independent Schools

July 22, 2011

This seminar focused on the role of employer engagement in independent schools. Abstract: The seminar addressed three questions: 1) to what extent do high-performing independent schools engage with employers to support pupil learning?, 2) why do they do it? and 3) how do they go about it? It drew upon data generated from a range of sources: […]

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July 21, 2011

The Importance of Experience of the World of Work in Admissions to Russell Group Universities: a Desktop Review of Admissions Criteria for Six Courses

July 21, 2011

By Anthony Mann with Charlie Spring, David Evans and James Dawkins This report contains information gathered from desk-based research that was undertaken in spring 2011 which investigated the relevance of work experience with regards to the admissions policies of undergraduate courses at Russell Group universities. It investigates whether this cohort of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) […]

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May 21, 2011

Employer Engagement in Schools: The Business Case

May 21, 2011

Local Economy Journal What happens when someone from the economic community becomes involved in the work of schools and colleges? To what extent can they support pupil learning, progression and the performance of educational institutions? These are the two questions which policy makers across the OECD countries have grappled with over the last decade. Drawing […]

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March 23, 2011

Education and Industry – An Overview and Critique of Current Thinking

March 23, 2011

This seminar reflected on three decades of education and industry interaction. Abstract: The aim of this seminar was to explore topics that sometimes get shunted to one side. With youth unemployment high and rising, public money scarce and about to become scarcer, educational institutions under severe pressure, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES, 2009) […]

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