Employer Training Pilots (ETP) were introduced in September 2002 to encourage employers to invest in skills and qualifications, particularly through support for workers with low skill levels.
This survey and report were commissioned, following the completion in March 2004 of a preliminary survey covering the six local Learning and Skills Councils (LSCs) originally involved in Employer Training Pilots (ETP).
The survey was carried out in three phases between April 2004 and March 2005. Fieldwork at each stage of the survey concentrated on specific aspects of ETP and on local LSCs at different stages of the pilot. A team of Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) inspectors carried out the survey, and over the course of the survey they visited all 20 local LSC areas involved in the pilot.