This section includes publications from the UK Commission, a collection of collaborative outputs and the archive of SSDA publications.
29 Nov 2011
As a part of the government’s 2011 ‘Plan for Growth’ review, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills was asked to investigate whether the accountancy profession has the skills it needs to support current and future economic growth. The report shows through notable case studies that there are high levels of innovation across the profession in securing the workforce skills it needs. The report recommends changes to the current arrangements for designing Apprenticeships in order to continue to secure the skills that can deliver economic growth for the profession and support the economy as a whole.
15 Mar 2013
The OECD are undertaking a study of post secondary vocational education and training across a wide range of countries. This briefing paper was submitted to the OECD study team prior to their visits to England in October and November 2012.
14 Jan 2010
This report reviews the available evidence on the economic value of intermediate vocational qualifications, looking at the private wage returns (and briefly the improved likelihood of being in employment) associated with such qualifications. The question that the review would like to answer is: ‘what is the economic value of acquiring intermediate vocational qualifications to a particular individual, on average? That is, by how much will his or her wages increase following the acquisition of such a qualification?’
22 Mar 2011
The UK Commission’s inquiry into youth unemployment was driven by Commissioners’ concerns about rising youth unemployment and a desire from our joint sponsor, the Department for Work and Pensions to assess how government initiatives introduced to alleviate the situation were working for employers. The Inquiry sought to answer three questions: Who and where are the young unemployed? What are employers’ experiences with government support to recruit young people? What works from the employer perspective in recruiting young people?
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