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The Future Skills Questionnaire gives students the opportunity to reflect on their career-related knowledge and skills.
There are five versions of the questionnaire, allowing schools to assess the skills and knowledge of their students at specific points of transition.
Note: each questionnaire type is only available to the year groups as specified below.
- Starting Secondary (Year7)
- Transition from KS3 (Years 8 and 9)
- GCSE Years (Years 10 and 11)
- Post-16 Study (Years 12 and 13)
- SEND (all year groups)
The aim is for Careers Leaders to use students’ responses to the questionnaire to:
- Identify gaps in a school’s provision
- Tailor careers activities to individual needs
- Measure progress of their careers programme over time.
The questionnaire is administered from the Compass+ platform, with students’ questionnaire responses appended to their individual profiles.
The Future Skills Questionnaire supports Careers Leaders to evaluate their careers programme by gathering data on students careers knowledge and skills. This should sit within a wider programme evaluation also looking at feedback, education engagement and destinations data. For support on how to evaluate your careers programme, see our Impact Evaluation Toolkit on the Resource Directory.
Below: Careers Leaders explain the value of the Future Skills Questionnaire.
See also: Guidance on all aspects of implementing the Future Skills Questionnaire