Developing the Key Skills of Young People

an evaluation of initiatives in the former Avon area

Kodz J, Dench S, Pollard E, Evans C | Report 350 | Institute for Employment Studies | Aug 1998

The Western Training and Enterprise Council, together with their partner organisation Learning Partnership West has developed a range of schemes aimed at promoting the development of the Key Skills of young people. This report presents the findings of research conducted within training providers, schools and employers. It explores the importance of Key Skills, approaches to developing and assessing Key Skills and the impact this is having upon young people. It builds upon a recent national survey undertaken by IES for the Department for Education and Employment into Employers' Perceptions of Key Skills.