Platform for Progression: Employer Training Pilots

Second Year Evaluation Report

Hillage J, Loukas G, Newton B, Tamkin P | Report ETP2 | Department for Education and Skills | Mar 2005

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The Employer Training Pilots (ETP) were introduced in six Local Learning and Skills Council (LSC) areas in September 2002, initially for one year.

They were subsequently extended for a second year from September 2003 and a further six pilots were added.

An initial evaluation report was published in November 2003 and this report (based on ETP Management Information, findings from surveys of participating employers, learners and providers, and case studies with each of the local LSCs and their key delivery partners) presents an assessment of progress at the end of August 2004.

ETP sought to test the effect on training for low-skilled employees of an offer of free/highly subsidised training for a first Level 2 qualificiation or in basic skills, wage compensation (of various levels) to employers for giving employees paid time off in which to train, and provision of information, advice and guidance.