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.

The survey brings together three sets of questions from well-established sources, thoroughly 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 Skills Builder.

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 also using Future Skills to evaluate Careers Hubs. In future, we're hoping to make Future Skills available through our careers leaders dashboard, Compass+.


Future Skills guide for schools and colleges in wave 2 Careers Hubs

New Careers Hubs were launched across the country in September 2019. A selection of schools and colleges in these Hubs will be using Future Skills 2019-20 to find out about the skills of young people in Hubs. If your school or college has been invited to take part, please refer to the guidance below.

Download guide for Future Skills 2019 [DOC]


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