Our education delivery includes the running of 14 Education & Skills FE training centres across the country, serving approximately 3,000 of the most disadvantaged 14-19-year-olds, annually. Our main programme is the 16-19 Study Programme. Most of our learners have had issues at school or a broken or interrupted academic career and work with us to tackle any barriers to learning. Despite these barriers, the majority of our learners make progress from their starting points, achieve their qualifications, and move into work or further training.
We submitted evidence to this inquiry due to our breadth of experience in successfully supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress through further education, and directly into employment. We are particularly keen to give the perspective of an independent training provider as to how the current system of CEIAG can be improved.