This indicator measures the proportion of those in employment (aged 16-64) who reported participating in job-related training within the last 3 months.
The latest update of this indicator includes data for 2021 and 2022. Performance arrows have been approved based on the change between the last two years as normal.
The data for this indicator are gathered through the Annual Population Survey (APS). APS is the largest annual household survey in Scotland and provides information about individuals' personal circumstances and their work. It is carried out by the Office for National Statistics.
Breakdowns for Job-related training in Scotland are available in the Job-related training publication:
Important note: In July 2022 and September 2022, APS responses for periods April 2019 to March 2020 onwards were reweighted using updated HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Real Time Information (RTI) data. The ONS published an article providing further information on the reweighting exercise. Estimates for January to December 2020 and January to December 2021 may differ from those previously published.
The measurement is based on an estimate of the number of people in employment aged 16-64 who have reported participating job-related training within the last 3 months of their survey interview.
The current confidence interval around the estimate from the APS is ±1.0%.
The number of people in employment in Scotland consists of people aged 16 years and over who did one hour or more of paid work per week and those who had a job that they were temporarily away from.
People in employment, excluding current students, who reported that they participated in job-related training are those aged between 16 and 64 who have taken part in education or training connected with their job and which has taken place within 3 months of the survey reference date.
Future Issues or Reviews:
Labour market statistics are revised periodically in line with the release of more up-to-date mid-year population estimates. The most recent revision took place in September 2022.
Important note: In July 2022 and September 2022, APS responses for periods April 2019 to March 2020 onwards were reweighted using updated HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Real Time Information (RTI) data. The ONS published an article providing further information on the reweighting exercise.
Criteria for Change
This evaluation is based on: any difference within +/- 1.0 percentage points of last year's figure suggests that the position is more likely to be maintaining than showing any change. An increase of 1.0 percentage points or more suggests the position is improving; whereas a decrease of 1.0 percentage points or more suggests the position is worsening.
A guide for the general methodology of indicators can be found here: https://nationalperformance.gov.scot/guide-npf-indicators