This section includes publications from the UK Commission, a collection of collaborative outputs and the archive of SSDA publications.
4 Feb 2013
This is the Sector Skills Assessment (SSA) for the Care sector. The aim of the report is to provide authoritative labour market intelligence (LMI) for the sector in order to inform the development of skills policy across the UK.
13 Jul 2010
This publication, commissioned by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, improves our understanding of the uses and potential of the internet for providing career development and career support services. The analysis within this review provides a summary of current internet resources as well as suggestions that may help inform future UK Commission recommendations on the topic.
22 Jul 2011
Understanding how and why individuals make career decisions can help improve the delivery of careers guidance. This report explores individuals’ beliefs, values and motivations in making career decisions and proposes areas for further consideration as new approaches to delivering careers guidance are developed.
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9 Oct 2012
The Sector Skills Assessment for Construction, Building Services Engineering and Planning presents evidence on the sector’s skill needs and priorities. Four Sector Skills Councils were involved in its preparation: Construction Skills, Summit Skills, Asset Skills and Semta.
1 Apr 2010
This paper summarises ten key issues for data relating to employment and skills in the UK, and explores in what ways these might be improved to support the continued improvement of the UK’s LMI landscape.
9 Oct 2012
The Sector Skills Assessment for Creative Media and entertainment presents evidence on the sector’s skill needs and priorities. It was produced by Creative Skillset and Creative & Cultural Skills.
14 Jun 2010
This paper is the first in a series for the ‘Customer Journey’ project, which is looking at the journey into work and progression, and presents findings and recommendations on one of five strands of the project, referrals. The transition from one agency to the another, for example from Jobcentre Plus to DWP contracted provision or to college provision, are a key part of the customer's journey as it has long been recognised that no one agency can provide an "end to end" service for every single client. However, referrals and transition points more generally are also a potential problem point for the customer journey.
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