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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment Committee
Youth Unemployment

Thursday 27 May 2021

Start times: 10.15am (private) 10.15am (public)

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Youth Unemployment Committee takes evidence on schools, further education and assessment

The Youth Unemployment Committee is holding two evidence sessions on education and assessment. In the first session, the Committee hears from expert researchers and schools representatives. The second session focuses on further education. These sessions form part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into youth unemployment, education and skills.

  • This evidence session is due to be held remotely and streamed on Parliament TV.
  • The committee’s work can be followed on its website and via Twitter.

Meeting details

At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Founder and Director at Education and Skills (EDSK)
Director of Education at Bohunt Multi-Academy Trust
Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer at XP School Doncaster
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Youth Unemployment
Chief Executive at Association of Colleges
Chief Executive at Activate Learning
Chairman at The Edge Foundation, and Managing Director at Seetec

Themes for discussion

  • Key barriers in delivering a secondary education that equips young people for the future.
  • Whether the national curriculum works for young people studying today.
  • The purpose of examinations and other assessment at ages 16 and 18.
  • Whether options for young people in further education are clear and easy to understand.
  • The role of colleges in the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
  • The attributes and skills needed by employers and how FE can ensure the development of those skills needed in the future.

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