The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic impact has created a requirement for more timely data on the participation of young people across Scotland to support the development of government policy and interventions.   

Since November 2020, Skills Development Scotland published monthly management information related to the learning, training and work of 16 and 17year olds in Scotland.  From November 2021, this has been extended to include 18 and 19 year olds. The interactive report below provides an overview of the participation at a national and local authority level. 


Monthly Participation Snapshot for 16 - 19 year olds

This report is based on data sourced from the SDS Customer Support System (CSS).  CSS is directly updated by SDS staff and through data shared by partners (including local authorities/schools, colleges, SAAS, DWP).  This dataset is also used to produce the Annual Participation Measure (APM) and to provide data for the Scottish Government’s School Leaver Destination Statistics. 

Although the report below uses data extracted at the start of each month, data sharing partners in local authorities and colleges can continue to access their own data at any time through the 16+ Data Hub.

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