Warwick IER has been commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake a mapping and analysis of transferable skills (such as, team working and communication) across each of the new Technical Routes proposed in the Sainsbury Panel Report and adopted in the Government's Post-16 Skills Plan. The purpose of the study is the creation of a framework to help design the content of the new technical level qualifications. Whilst there is much evidence on transferable skills in general, or graduate transferable skills in particular, relatively little research is available for 16-18 year olds who will be the main cohort undertaking the 15 Technical Routes. IER is taking an innovative approach, triangulating information and data from: an evidence review; occupational skills, knowledge and abilities from the O*Net database, and; transferable skills identified in apprenticeship frameworks and standards. This will be used to develop a tool which will identify the relevant transferable skills for 75 occupations groups within the 15 Technical Routes.
Peter Dickinson (Principal Investigator)
1 May 2017 - 31 August 2017
Department for Education