What support is available for vulnerable learners when they leave the statutory education setting? Our 16+ theme tracks policy developments and initiatives designed to provide the support and opportunities our young people need.

NEW - Developing the Young Workforce resources

Information, resources and policies in order to support professional development and the implementation of DYW objectives. More HERE

Developing the Young Workforce progress report

(DYW) is Scotland’s youth employment strategy. This is the fourth annual progress report on the programme. More HERE

The 15-24 Learner Journey Review

Many aspects of current provision for 15-24-year olds is good but improvement is needed in terms of greater personalisation of support, real choice in provision and changes in how we view 4 year degree options. More HERE

Scotland’s Colleges

A profile of the work and contributions of the College sector. More HERE

Apprenticeships in a Nutshell

There’s an incredible variety on offer and many of them are in sectors where there is a real shortage of suitably skilled workers. More HERE

Post-16 opportunities explained

All you need to know about education, careers and employment. More HERE

hi-hope in the Highlands

A new resource to support young people leaving school to explore and identify options. More HERE

Developing the Young Workforce: Guidance for School/Employer Partnerships, Guidance for Schools

This guidance for schools highlights the mutual benefits of school/employer partnerships. It suggests practical steps and issues that schools should consider. More HERE

Youth work and employability

Information on the importance of youth work and employability with input from Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Government. Download the pdf HERE

Developing the Young Workforce

This seven-year programme that aims to better prepare children and young people from 3–18 for the world of work. The programme’s headline aim is to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021 More HERE

Literacy and Numeracy Videos

Videos explain the skills needed in a range of jobs and why these skills are important for job seeking. More HERE

Pathways in and out of prison

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice has published reports looking at paths in and out of custody by young offenders serving sentences at HM YOI Polmont. They focus on the experiences, attitudes and relationships of the young men and their plans for the future. More HERE

Helena Kennedy Foundation

The Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors. More HERE

Online service: my World of Work

Skills Development Scotland online web service My World of Work: connect the way that people live, learn and work and assisting them in making the best possible career decisions. It has many more features and tools to create a more personalised experience to help find work, develop careers and make learning choices. Go HERE

The Awards Network in Scotland

The Network is a forum of twenty one providers of non-formal learning Awards in Scotland; working to raise awareness of the variety of Awards available to young people aged 12 to 25. In response to an independent review of how the Awards Network could improve its services, the network has developed a new website. Go HERE

If you have examples of practice, innovative approaches, learning and experience to share please get in touch by emailing info@pinscotland.org