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Outcomes Framework 2.1

About the Framework

The College's Outcomes Framework shows our approach to planning, designing, delivering, and evaluating provision for young people. If you want a blueprint for the design, delivery and evaluation of your youth provision, you can use everything from our Outcomes Framework and use it directly. If you have your own outcomes framework or measures, you may not want to use every part of the Outcomes Framework. The framework is then useful to you as an example of how to logically work through all your planning decisions to ensure the measures you use are good tools for the outcomes you are delivering.

The focus of Outcomes Framework 2.1 are the outcomes for young people that research suggests support positive and healthy development through adolescence and into adulthood by;

● Making clear that growth in socio-emotional skills is the most important outcome of informal and non-formal youth provision;

● Helping all those involved in the monitoring and evaluation of informal and non-formal youth provision to produce more powerful evidence about the impact on both socio-emotional skill growth and subsequent later life outcomes; and

● Facilitating a shared measurement and quality improvement strategy across the sector, and support our collective approach to ‘citizen science’.


There are three core elements of the Framework:

1. An Outcomes Framework for understanding socio-emotional skill growth as the central outcome of youth provision;

2. A Theory of Change that describes how skills are developed and grow in provision for young people and how those skills ‘transfer’ to the settings of school, work, and life;

3. Guidance for Measurement to increase the accuracy of continuous improvement data and enable evaluators to understand and describe the impact of youth provision.


We would love to hear how you use the Outcomes Framework 2.1 – let us know: 

Read our framework of outcomes for young people here.

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