Evaluation of Employer Training Pilots

Hillage J, Mitchell H | Report ETP1 | Department for Education and Skills | Dec 2003

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The Employer Training Pilots (ETP) were established in six Learning and Skills Council areas in September 2002, aiming to provide training to a first Level 2 qualification or in basic skills for employees.

They were successful in getting a substantial numbers of employers involved in training their low-skilled employees to achieve qualifications. Employers and learners expressed high levels of satisfaction with their experience of the pilots.

However, there were some challenges which remained to be tackled:

  • to increase the numbers of learners being helped with basic skills
  • to increase the proportion of 'hard-to-reach' employers taking part
  • to learn lessons from the best-performing pilot areas to raise standards overall.