Evaluating mandatory maths and English training for young jobseekers: 18-21 Work Skills Pilot

The government is seeking improve labour market outcomes for low skilled young, unemployed people. In the 2013 Autumn Statement a new pilot was announced through which new claimants aged 18-21 who do not have Level 2 maths and/or English will be mandated to an assessment of their skills and, where appropriate, also mandated to  English and maths skills intervention (which will lead to qualifications), alongside their jobsearch.

IES has formed a consortium with NatCen and AlphaPlus to lead the evaluation. This large-scale, longitudinal, multi-method study will involve an impact assessment, process evaluation and studies of the interventions.