Youth services and careers : Total (12)
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Local authority youth services are inspected as part of the three-year programme of joint area reviews that began in September 2005. This report provides an overview of their performance in 2005/06. It is set against the backdrop of considerable organisational change in local authorities, and the Government's vision for youth work as set out in Youth matters: next steps. The report draws attention to the factors most likely to secure high quality youth work provision within new and emerging arrangements.
- 14 Feb 2007
- Ref 2706
The Connexions service aims to help young people engage in learning, achieve their full potential and make a smooth transition to adult life.
- 22 Oct 2002
- Ref 521
This report evaluates the Department for Education and Skills' grant scheme for National Voluntary Youth Organisations, which ran from April 2002 to March 2005. The report evaluates the effectiveness of strategies designed to tackle social exclusion and to raise young people's achievement; the quality of practice in youth work and the curriculum; and the contribution made by leadership and management to the standards achieved. It includes case studies and examples of good practice to illustrate the breadth and quality of the work seen.
- 17 Nov 2005
- Ref 2444
In January 2004, Ofsted began a four-year programme to inspect all local authority youth services. The main aim of the report is to provide case studies of the good practice seen during the first year of the programme and to contribute to the further improvement of provision. The report also provides a commentary on the characteristics of successful youth services and reflects on weaknesses which persist across the sector.
- 21 Jul 2005
- Ref 2445
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In June 1995 the Youth Service Unit of the Department for Education and Employment launched a three-year scheme of grants for National Voluntary Youth Organisations for 1996-99. This report is based on the overall evaluation of the work inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectors over the three-year period of the scheme, from April 1996 to April 1999.
- 01 Jan 2000
- Ref 230
The second National Voluntary Youth Organisations’ (NVYO) scheme began in April 1999 and ended in March 2002. Funding from the Department for Education and Skills for this period was £12 million, an increase of almost one third from the previous three-year scheme. NVYOs are required to operate on a national basis in England, either through a network of local branches or by providing specialist services to young people or other organisations.
- 17 Feb 2003
- Ref 573
Ofsted commissioned independent researchers to interview more than 500 working people between 20 and 30 years old to obtain their views on how well education prepared them for working life.
- 13 Jun 2005
In September 2003, Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) published a report, Literacy, numeracy and English for speakers of other languages: a survey of current practice in post-16 and adult provision, which evaluated the implementation of the government's Skills for Life initiative. This report evaluates the quality of literacy, numeracy and language provision in general further education colleges and independent specialist colleges, one year on from the publication of the original report.
- 05 Oct 2005
- Ref 2458
This survey report evaluates programme-led apprenticeships and their impact on improving participation and achievement. Programme-led apprenticeships provide an important alternative to the more traditional employer-led apprenticeship route for young people who have found it difficult to gain employment or for those who require an initial period of planned training before taking up employment. This report looks at the different methods of delivering programme-led apprenticeships and evaluates their success.
- 18 Jul 2008
- Ref 070232
The objectives of this survey are to inform the development of government, funding council and college policies by reporting on how effectively colleges currently identify and respond to the needs of employers and to highlight instances and characteristics of best practice. In particular, inspectors have sought to ascertain how, and to what effect, colleges are:
- identifying employers' needs
- reconfiguring their provision to meet these needs
- developing a curriculum in response to employers' requirements
- promoting the employment prospects and employability of their full-time students
- planning for and managing this activity.
- 15 Nov 2004
- Ref 2358