Community of Practice for Partnership Information
The Scottish Government continues to accord high priority to the
development of data-driven and intelligence-led approaches to
supporting all young people into a positive destination. Although
separate and discrete elements, data management within the context
of 16+ Learning Choices and More Choices, More Chances are both
integral components of the wider infrastructure and are
complimentary to each other. As such the harmonious elements are
now referred to as Partnership Information.
There are three levels of data; that which informs individual
support and intervention, information analysis for local planning
and service delivery and national, aggregated data which informs
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) as our national skills body,
is building a 16+ Learning Choices Data Hub on behalf of The
Scottish Government, which will articulate a range of data on young
people, their career aspirations and their current learning
pathway. This will be used to support them into an initial,
positive, post-16 destination and into subsequent destinations
during the Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence (broadly 15
-18). The 16+LC Data Hub will allow us to monitor and track the
journey that all eligible learners will make.
To facilitate opportunities to share approaches, experience, and
data analysis, as well as, concrete possibilities for jointly
undertaking programs and projects for capacity building and
continuous improvement, The Scottish Government has established a
national Community of Practice for Partnership Information (CoPPI).
This includes practitioners from schools, Skills Development
Scotland and local authorities, though anyone is welcome to join.
The CoPPI is a platform where data on 16+ Learning Choices and More
Choices More Chances can be jointly discussed within the framework
of a national approach.
The aim of the CoPPI is to develop joined up approaches to
Partnership Information which supports all young people into a
positive destination upon leaving school and to sustain employment
and lifelong learning. It includes access to resource materials and
presentations from local and national events.