performance indicators for Training and Enterprise Councils (TEC) and
Chambers of Commerce, Training and Enterprise (CCTE).
Commenting on the publication of TEC Performance Indicators for
'I am pleased that the numbers of young people and adults achieving
an NVQ has continued to increase. I am also pleased to note that
there has been a marked increase in the number of companies which
have gained recognition as Investors in People.
'We are beginning to see evidence that the culture of lifelong
learning is becoming accepted as the means of raising skill levels
and responding to change in the workplace and that lifelong learning
is the means by which everyone can improve their life-chances. The
development of new Learning and Skills Council - bringing training
and further education closer together, with a strong role for
business and other partners - will enable us to consolidate and
extend this progress in the future.
'However, we must not lose sight of the stretching national learning
targets which we are expecting to achieve by 2002. We will be looking
to TECs to continue their excellent progress towards meeting these
over the next eighteen months.
' We want to harness the expertise that TECs have acquired and build
on the substantial contribution TECs have already made to education
and training in the new Learning and Skills Councils. I hope that
many of the talented individuals working within the TEC movement will
continue to play their important role and seek to transfer their
skills to the new structures as they are established.'
1. This is the seventh annual series of performance indicators to be
2. The Year 2000 targets for Investors in People recognitions are
meant to be achieved by 31 December 2000. The results for 1998-9 show
that this deadline is likely to be achieved.
3. The figures this year show that:
There has continued to be a steady increase in the proportion of
young people achieving an NVQ
NVQs per 100 leavers has risen from 62 in 1997-8 to 66 in 1998-9
NVQ2s per 100 leavers has risen from 41 in 1997-8 to 42 in 1998-9
NVQ2+s per 100 leavers has risen from 55 in 1997-8 to 59 in 1998-9
NVQ3+s per 100 leavers has risen from 14 in 1997-8 to 16 in 1998-9
There has been a slight increase in achievement of NVQs by adults.
NVQs gained per 100 leavers has risen from 32 in 1997-8 to 35 in
There has been a progressive rise in the number of companies which
have gained recognition as an Investor in People. For both
medium/large and large companies progress towards the Year 2000
target is over the half way mark.
For medium/large companies with 50+ employees there has been an
increase from 46% in 1997-8 to 64% in 1998-9. For large companies
with 200+ employees there has been an increase from 44% in 1997-8 to
56% in 1998-9.
There has been a decrease in the proportion of adult trainees
gaining a job. This has fallen from 46 per 100 leavers in 1997-8 to
34 per 100 leavers in 1998-9. This is due to TECs/CCTEs concentrating
their efforts on disadvantaged/harder to help trainees during this
4. Equal Opportunity Indicators
The equal opportunity indicators are produced from data contained on
the DfEE's individual trainee databases.
The results this year show that the achievements of disabled
trainees are at least equal than non disabled trainees.
adult disabled leavers who gained a job = 32%
adult non disabled leavers who gained a job = 32%
young disabled leavers who gained at least 1 whole NVQ = 44%
young non disabled leavers who gained at least 1 whole NVQ = 43%
The achievements of trainees from ethnic minorities do not match
those of white trainees. A gap of 3 percentage points persists for
both qualifications and jobs. TECs will continue to address this
disparity as they implement the equal opportunities strategies
they have developed.
adult ethnic minority leavers who gained a job = 29%
adult white leavers who gained a job = 32%
young ethnic minority leavers who gained at least 1 whole NVQ = 39%
young white leavers who gained at least 1 whole NVQ = 42%
Note: In cases where the equal opportunity denominators are 25 or
less, TEC results are not available. This is denoted by N/A.