Future Skills is a self-assessment survey for young people. It assesses employability skills, career readiness and personal effectiveness.

The survey is designed to measure the impact of career-related activities on young people and to support ongoing improvements in the activities that schools, colleges and other organisations provide. Young people complete the survey before and after each activity.

The survey brings together three sets of questions from well-established sources, thorougly tested with young people across England. These are the Student Career Readiness Index (SCRI), the Social and Emotional Health Survey (SEHS) and questions based on the Skills Builder Framework, developed by Enabling Enterprise.

Funded by The Careers and Enterprise Company, Future Skills is currently available to careers activity providers to support the evaluation of their programmes. We're seeking feedback on the survey from funded providers and young people during this academic year to refine and adapt the questions. We also plan to release an accessible version suitable for young people with special needs.

Future Skills will be freely available from September 2019. Please check back here for future updates and information.

To find out more about how Future Skills data is processed, please read our privacy policy.


For more information, please contact research@careersandenterprise.co.uk