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Funding Foundation Learning Post 16 Kevin Street Head of Funding Development August 2010. Welcome. Aims of the Session. I aim to cover: Outline of Foundation Learning Outline of Demand-led Funding Principles of Funding How funding actually works Introducing the guide and examples

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Funding Foundation Learning

Post 16

Kevin Street

Head of Funding Development

August 2010

Welcome

aims of the session
Aims of the Session

I aim to cover:

Outline of Foundation Learning

Outline of Demand-led Funding

Principles of Funding

How funding actually works

Introducing the guide and examples

Questions and discussion

what is foundation learning
What is Foundation Learning?
  • Foundation Learning (FL) is provision for 14 to 19 year old learners working predominantly at entry level or level 1
  • Learners follow personalised programmes with qualifications drawn mostly off the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and Functional Skills
  • Learning programmes will include components of vocational/subject learning; Personal and Social Development and Functional Skills
  • There is a strong focus on supporting the learner to progress and reach their full learning potential
  • FL will be crucial in supporting the overall aims of increasing participation, attainment and progression for all young people
benefits of foundation learning
Benefits of Foundation Learning
  • Learners follow a Personalised Learning Programme Focused on Progression
  • Learning is as far as possible accredited
  • Benefits of the QCF (Bite size, progression etc)
  • Improved motivation and Success Rates
  • Funding is flexible and individual to the learner
  • Providers have a formal structure to work to which generates progression opportunities
  • A coordinated programme through the 14-19 phase
funding formula
Funding Formula
  • Standard learner number (SLN)

x

  • National Funding Rate (or Transitional rate)

x

  • Provider Factor

+

  • Additional Learning Support (ALS)

=

  • FUNDING ALLOCATION OR OUTTURN IN £
national funding rate
National Funding Rate
  • National rate per Standard Learner Number for 2009/10 and 2010/11
  • 16-18
      • Schools £3,007
      • 16-18 learner responsive £2,920
      • Apprenticeships £2,920
      • Learners age 19-24 £2,732
standard learner numbers
Standard Learner Numbers
    • Measures the size of a learner’s qualifications, based on glh
    • May be LISTED or UNLISTED.
    • 1 SLN = 450 glh
    • Must be a start to quality for SLNs
  • Maximum of 1.75 SLN/ Learner/ year (787 glh)
provider factor
Provider Factor

Provider Factor =

x Area Cost

x Programme weighting

x Disadvantage

x Long term residential/Care Standards

x Success factor

x Short programme modifier

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Additional Learning Support

  • 16-18
  • Lower level claims
  • Partly based on formula
  • using prior attainment
  • Partly based on negotiation
  • Higher level claims
  • Over £5,500
entitlement
Entitlement
  • All full time 16-18 year olds
  • That is 336 PLANNED Glh in 12 mths
  • Within the cap of 1.75 SLN
  • Includes tutorial and enrichment
  • Must also register on ILR (L28)
  • Not for adults 19-24 even if they have an Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA)
allocations
Allocations
  • Set and capped for 2010/11 by LSC/YPLA
  • Includes Learner Number, Cash, SLN and ALS
  • Adjusted in year for non-grant funded providers
  • These adjustments are on LEARNER NUMBERS not SLN
  • Learner numbers and SLNs delivered in year inform future allocations
  • Increases in SLNs NOT GUARANTEED
principles
Principles
  • YPLA Demand-led Funding methodology
  • Funding is individual based on the learning programme (SLN + Entitlement + ALS)
  • Adult rates apply to those age 19-24 with an LDA
  • Majority of SLNs to be QCF Qualifications, or other qualifications + entitlement
  • 10% Available as weekly funded
  • Entry level 1 (Personal Progress only) are unlisted
  • Provision that can not be qualification based can be funded as “non-externally accredited”
  • Learners in ISPs Matrix funded
three groups of learners
Three Groups of Learners
  • Qualification Funded
  • QCF Qualifications and Functional Skills
  • Other qualifications
  • Non-externally accredited provision
  • E2E Carry over (From 2009/10 only)
  • Weekly funded as now
  • Until they complete or 31st July 2011
  • Weekly funded FL
  • Up to 10% of SLNs for new starts
  • Calculated as at midnight Monday
  • Providers can extend 10% with LA support
funding qualifications
Funding Qualifications
  • Listed Rates
  • Stated in SLN Guided Learning Hours (glh)
  • On Learning Aims Database (LAD)
  • SLN (SLNglh/450) Drives funding
  • Unlisted Qualifications
  • Provider determines PLANNED glh
  • What is planned to deliver for each learner (as is delivered)
  • Recorded in field A32
  • Planned glh drives funding
weekly funding
Weekly Funding
  • Majority of learners will follow Qualifications but where the Learner
  • Needs a period of stabilisation, orientation or preparation or
  • LAs should consider Supporting Cases for Extension (of the 10%) considering following risks
  • Progress against all learners having the opportunity to gain QCF qualifications and achievement of progressions might stall
  • Risk that providers are artificially extending the length of stay
  • Risk that providers may turn learners away or cherry pick
  • Risk of double funding enrichment/entitlement activities
non externally accredited provision
Non-externally accredited provision
  • Used only where some of a learners programme can not be externally accredited eg
    • Job Coaching
    • For learners with LDD - maintenance of skills
    • Specific Job Skills
  • Recorded as
    • A Z90P Code on the ILR
    • Planned Hours (ILR Field A32) to drive the funding
  • LA Support required
  • This may not continue after 2010/11
guides to funding foundation learning
Guides to Funding Foundation Learning
  • Overview of Foundation Learning
  • Key Changes
  • Funding Foundation Learning
  • Annexes - Understanding the formula
  • - Further Information
  • Worked Examples
    • Qualification funded with PSD delivered separately
    • PSD delivered through a vocational qualification
    • Learner has already achieved elements of the programme
    • Weekly Funding followed by Qualification Funding
    • Non-externally accredited learner-responsive provision
    • Entry Level 1 unlisted programme.
  • Frequently asked questions
thank you
Thank you
  • Questions?
  • http://www.ypla.gov.uk/aboutus/ourwork/funding/funding-foundation-learning/
recording fl
Recording FL
  • Recorded as a programme level aim (A15)
  • Each qualification recorded as a learning aim (A09)
  • Record enrichment (L28)
  • Record PLANNED glh (A32)
  • Record credits to be achieved (A59)
  • Record credits achieved (A60)
  • Record achievement of each qualification (A35)
  • Record reason learning ended (A50)
  • www.theia.org.uk
  • Recording FL on the ILR
measuring fl
Measuring FL
  • Now
  • Measured by achievement of qualifications (A35)
  • Standard QSR methodology applies
  • Evaluated by destination/progression (A50)
  • Beware of transfers
  • Care with end dates
  • Functional Skills excluded
  • In future
  • Measure achievement of destination (??)
  • Measure value added by Credit Success Rate
  • (A59,A60)
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Funding FL (1)

FL Prog

PSD

FS

Voc

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Funding FL (2)

FL Prog

PSD

FS

Voc

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Funding FL (3)

A/Y

2009/10

2010/11

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