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Summary: Disability and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

young people learning Summary: Disability and Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

 

Useful Links

Disability page

Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning page

Further and Higher Education
  • In 2015-16, 12% of all full-time Higher Education students and 20% of all full-time Further Education students in colleges declared a disability.

External Source: Report on Widening Access For All 2015/16 (Formerly Learning for All. Published: September 2017, SFC)

This research has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government, the results are hosted on an external website and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers

Modern Apprenticeships
  •  8.6% of Modern Apprenticeship starts declared they were disabled in 2016-17.

External Source: Modern Apprenticeship Statistics 2016/17 (Published: June 2017, Skills Development Scotland)

This research has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government, the results are hosted on an external website and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers

Education and Training
  • In 2016-17, young people with a disability were less likely to be in positive destinations. 83.6% of 16-19 year olds identified as having a disability were participating in education, employment, training or other development, compared to 91.3% of those not identified as having a disability.

  • There was a smaller proportion of young people with a disability participating in education (63.0% compared to 71.3%) and employment (14.4% compared to 18.2%).

  • However, young people with a disability were more likely to be participating in training or other development (6.1%) than those without (1.7%).

External Source: Participation Measure 2017 (Published: August 2017, Skills Development Scotland)

This research has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government, the results are hosted on an external website and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers

Qualifications
  • In 2010, degrees were held by 12.5% of disabled persons, half of the rate of the non-disabled group.

Source: Annual Population Survey 2010

National Performance Framework

National Performance Framework

Fifty National Indicators enable progress towards the achievement of the National Outcomes and ultimately the delivery of the Purpose to be tracked.

Indicators are chosen to show how the Scottish Government are progressing on the range of Outcomes. Equality breakdowns illustrate how protected groups are progressing towards achievement of the National Outcomes, particularly ‘we have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society’.

National Indicator number 8: Improve the skill profile of the population, data table

- progress against this National Indicator, broken down by Disability, can be found under the 'What more do we know about the National indicator?' heading.

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Work First Scotland & Work Able Scotland 2017 (February 2018) Statistics on the participants of the Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland for April to September 2017. This publication contains data for age, disability, ethnicity and gender

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Disability Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to disability.

Data

Data

Scottish Government Survey Data

Annual Population Survey - Annual Population Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive

Official Statistics

statistics.gov.scot - Explore, visualise and download over 200 datasets from a range of producers. Start browsing by theme, organisation, or geography. Or access programmatically using our APIs. A range of datasets are available that can be broken down by disability status

 

External Links

External Links

Please note that you will leave the Scottish Government web site by clicking on any of the following links, and that the Scottish Government and its staff are not responsible for content external to this web site. The research below has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers

External Publications and Outputs

Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish Institutions 2016/17 (SFC, March 2018) This release contains information on HE provision and attainment in higher education institutions (HEIs) and colleges in Scotland.

Participation Measure 2017 (Skills Development Scotland, August 2017) Statistical publication reporting on learning, training and work activity of 16-19 year olds in Scotland

Modern Apprenticeship Statistics 2016/17 (Skills Development Scotland, June 2017) Statistics on modern apprenticeships, covering age, deprivation, disability, ethnicity, and gender

How Fair is Britain?: Report of EHRC first triennial review (EHRC, 2011) This Equality and Human Rights review aims to provide an authoritative compilation of the available evidence about equalities in England, Scotland and Wales against 40 indicators agreed by the Commission, the government and other key agencies. It brings together the facts about the experiences and outcomes in life of different individuals and groups. It draws on a range of sources including censuses, government surveys, academic work, and secondary analysis carried out especially for this Review.

External Research Organisations

Scottish Funding Council - Collects information on further and higher education in Scotland

Skills Development Scotland - Collects information on modern apprenticeships in Scotland

Contacts

Contacts

Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

FHEstatistics@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk