National/Local Statistics

National & Local destination information for Inverclyde young people aged 16-19

Participation Measure

The Scottish Government’s Opportunities for All commitment offers a place in learning or training to every 16-19 year old who is not in employment, education or training.

The statistics currently used to measure progress on this ambition are the sustained school leaver destinations. It is recognised, however, that this approach limits our ability to fully assess the impact that Opportunities for All, and the support provided by partner agencies, has on the entire 16-19 cohort.

To address this, SDS worked with the Scottish Government to develop a new Participation Measure – first published in 2015- which allows us to identify the status of the wider 16-19 cohort – not just those who have left school. This measure is drawn from records on our Customer Support System (CSS), which are updated by SDS and by partners (local authorities/schools, colleges, SAAS, DWP etc) through the 16+ Data Hub. It allows all partners to better understand the impact of interventions and the outcomes they deliver at every transition point for 16-19 year olds. Although the statistical publication is annual, local authorities and colleges can access their own data via the 16+ Data Hub at any time.

Page last updated: 14 February 2018