The Youth Training Scheme promised training to its applicants and made use of a variety of different training locales such as businesses, colleges of further education or training workshops run by voluntary organisations. Since the training place was guaranteed by the government, and that trainees were to be paid whilst on the course, eligibility for social security unemployment benefit was withdrawn.
Accredited organisations were required to provide at least 13 weeks per year of training away from the job and include life- and social skills. A standardised form of certification was issued at the end of the training period.
In 1989 the YTS was renamed Youth Training and was placed under the management of local Training and Enterprise Councils.
Challenge, skill and positive subjective states in the daily life of a sample of YTS students. (Youth Training Scheme)
Jun 01, 1995; The occupational training and quality of life of adolescents is a major concern of policy makers and social scientists in the UK....