This section includes publications from the UK Commission, a collection of collaborative outputs and the archive of SSDA publications.
8 Feb 2010
The UK Commission has been charged by Government to review, in 2010, the progress that is being made in integrating employment and skills systems in Great Britain and to provide advice on what more needs to be done to further integration.
Outcome Based Commissioning: Lessons from contracting out employment and skills programmes in Australia and the USA
2 Jul 2010
This report was funded by the UK Commission as part of a programme of activity to inform the development of the proposals in ‘Ambition 2020: skills, jobs growth’. This report assesses the commissioning and contracting processes through which employment and skills provision is procured in both the USA and Australia and works to identify design and implementation issues that may be of help for reforms to the British system.
11 Nov 2009
A sub-national perspective in employment and skills policy is an important complement to national and international analyses because, there are sub-national variations in employment structures and skills profiles; such that, economic opportunities and life chances vary across space – in a way that matters more for some people than for others, which in turn has led to a greater emphasis than formerly on policy making and delivery at sub–national level.
11 Apr 2011
This Review identifies where and how joint working between the employment and skills systems provide an opportunity to maximise the outcomes for individuals and employers.
21 Jun 2010
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills has been tasked to critically challenge and review the employment and skills system through the eyes of employers and individual users. As part of this work, the UK Commission asked London Economics and i-works research to undertake a literature review of the customer experience of services that assist with the journey into work and progression. The aim of this research is to review and analyse the publicly available academic and policy evidence that details the individual’s experience of the employment and skills system in terms of the support provided to help people into work, training and progression.
16 Jul 2011
This Review, which specifically looks at the Scottish system, identifies where and how joint working between the employment and skills systems provide an opportunity to maximise the outcomes for individuals and employers.
1 Oct 2008
Talking to employers working with the post-compulsory training and skills system makes it clear that any serious approach to simplification must really address all of these problems if employer complaints are to be significantly reduced or eliminated.
Simplification of Skills in England - an interim assessment of progress on implementing the recommendations
2 Sep 2009
An interim report examining the progress made into the implementation of the Phase 1 recommendations made in the Simplification of Skills report published in October 2008.
7 Dec 2009
This report follows on from the interim report published in July 2009. It reports on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations made in the UK Commission’s initial report into the simplification of the skills system published in October 2008.
5 Oct 2009
The UK Commission has just published ‘Towards Ambition 2020: skills, jobs, growth’. This is a report which contains our advice to government on how the UK’s education, employment and skills systems could be simplified, made more effective and become more responsive to the needs of their customers.
8 Feb 2010
Scotland’s future prospects – its route out of recession, its chances of a successful recovery, and sustainable economic progress thereafter – depend on the industries, businesses and jobs it is able to create, and on having the skilled workforce it needs to do those jobs well.
7 Dec 2009
Mae rhagolygon y DU i’r dyfodol – ein llwybr allan o’r dirwasgiad, ein cyfleoedd am adferiad llwyddiannus a chynnydd economaidd cynaliadwy wedi hynny – yn ddibynnol ar y diwydiannau a’r swyddi yr ydym ni’n medru eu creu, ac ar gael y gweithlu medrus sydd ei hangen arnom i wneud y swyddi hynny’n dda.
16 Jul 2011
This self assessment report identifies where and how joint working between the employment and skills systems in Wales provide an opportunity to maximise the outcomes for individuals and employers in the delivery of the new policy agenda.
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