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.

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

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

The Awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding apprentices and employers. Deadline for nominations is 28th June. More HERE

School leaver destinations

The percentage of young people in positive destinations is increasing – with more entering higher education and fewer training. More HERE

My Skills, My Future

The revised SCQF My Skills, My Future has now launched. The pack is aimed primarily at young people who are about to leave school or have left school with few or no formal qualifications. Training on using the pack is now available. More HERE

The Prince's Trust Macquarie Youth Index for 2017

An in-depth look into the views and outlooks of young people aged 16 to 25 reveals that young people's happiness and wellbeing are at their lowest levels since the study was first commissioned. More HERE

Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE)

FACE is a UK-wide network for those involved and concerned with access, continuing education and lifelong learning. A call is out for papers, workshops and posters for the June conference in Glasgow. Download pdf HERE

Developing the Young Workforce: 2nd Annual Report published

The report sets out the improvements being made across the learning system and with employers to prepare young people for working lives. More HERE

Standards for Work Placements

The Work Placements Standard establishes the acceptable content and quality of work experience. More HERE

Transitions for Young People with Additional Support Needs

The Scottish Government has commissioned ARC Scotland to map the availability of planning and support people aged 14 - 25 years who have additional support needs in Scotland. Closes November 11th 2016. More HERE

Equality and Diversity News

The latest from College Development Network provides up to date information on a range of equality topics and themes and news of training, webinars and workforce development. Download the pdf HERE

Prince’s Trust launch new Achieve programme

From August 2016 The Prince’s Trust will begin delivery of Achieve, a flexible programme to support young people get back on track, engage and succeed in education. More HERE

Higher education in Scotland

Scotland has the poorest record in the UK in terms of young people from disadvantage backgrounds making it to University. More HERE

hi-hope in the Highlands

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

Good practice case studies from West Lothian College

The case studies showcase good practice in improving outcomes for learners with more completing programmes and progressing onto a positive destination, as well as new learning projects within Europe and beyond. 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

What works to reduce offending’ updated

The aim of the review was to examine the research into reducing reoffending, the processes by which individuals stop offending, and the impact of the criminal justice system in these processes. More 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