Young people in low level vocational education: characteristics, trajectories and labour market outcomes


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Although 10 per cent of school leavers in England start low level vocational education (normally below Level 2, 'BL2'), very little is known about the characteristics of learners, their participation in vocational education and their labour market outcomes. Benefiting from large size linked administrative data for a full cohort of young people, [the authors] use sequence analysis methods to understand the similarities and differences in the biographies of young people who engaged in BL2 programmes initially, and create clusters of learners with similar biographies. As a result of [their]...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Students; Employment; Participation; Qualifications; Youth

Keywords: Transition from secondary to further education and training; Transition from education and training to employment; Outcomes of education and training; Completion; Youth transitions

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain; England

Published: London, England: Centre for Vocational Education Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017

Physical description: 33 p.

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Series: CVER discussion paper series; no. 004

ISSN: 2398-7553

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 127.460

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