Call for evidence on employer engagement activities for learners

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Learning and Work Institute has been commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation to gather evidence on effective employer engagement activities for learners aged 16 and 17 studying below Level 2.

This important piece of work will help to inform the planning and development of the proposed ‘transition year’ for learners aged 16 and 17 with low prior attainment, which was included in the Government’s Post-16 Skills Plan.

While the Skills Plan provides a clear course to establishing a ‘technical’ education pathway for young people and adults, it is recognised that not all learners are ready to study at Level 2 at age 16 and 17. Taking this into account, the Plan includes a proposed ‘transition year’ which will aim to bridge this gap for learners, offering tailored and flexible support based on prior attainment and aspirations, including employer-related activity.

Our call for evidence is seeking responses from organisations that offer employer engagement activities to learners aged 16 and 17 studying below Level 2. We want to hear about a wide range of employer activities delivered by organisations that support young people. These could include school sixth forms, further education colleges, sixth form colleges, independent training providers, land-based colleges and third sector/voluntary organisations.

To contribute to the call, please complete this online form