Learner Engagement through
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 9

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning Rachel Searle WBL network officer South Wales PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 81 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning Rachel Searle WBL network officer South Wales. What is NTfW?. Over 90 members and growing Transformation Project funded by DCELLS – “Maximising the effectiveness of the work based learning network”

Download Presentation

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning Rachel Searle WBL network officer South Wales

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

Rachel SearleWBL network officer South Wales


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

What is NTfW?

  • Over 90 members and growing

  • Transformation Project funded by DCELLS – “Maximising the effectiveness of the work based learning network”

  • Developing the network to develop excellence in vocational skills

  • Recently secured pan Wales basic skills contract

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

What is WBL?

  • Learning in the workplace and for the workplace

  • Differences between WBL, vocational learning and work related learning

  • Differences in focus and levels

  • Productive working relationships with employers. Members work with 35,000 employers in Wales

  • Hidden sector?

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

Quality & Standards of Work Based Learning

  • 2008-9 - Wales 75% national framework completion rate – from start on programme, not just those entered for test

  • WBL contract holders subject to rigorous annual DCELLS quality requirements, embedded self assessment processes & ESTYN inspection

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

Apprenticeship Framework success measures

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

Learner Engagement in Wales

  • In 2009 approx 14K 16-18 year olds NEET in Wales - 12%

  • In 2009 approx 32K 19-24 NEET in Wales – 22% 4% on 2008

  • “Educational institutions, schools, colleges and universities, whilst giving some attention to employability, do not give it the level or quality of attention it needs and consequently, many people seek to find work without a sound basis for sustainable employment”*

  • Actions needed to improve & maintain the socialization, social confidence and social skills of disadvantaged young people who tend to lack the social networks and social skills which are so important in gaining and sustaining employment *

  • *WESB 2010, Moving Forward: Foundations for Growth

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

WBL in 14-19, a loss or a gain?

WBL needs to be viewed as an enhancement to curriculum, rather than traditional ‘alternative curriculum’ promotion

“Vocational options & experiences must be authentic...have a real potential to lead to rewarding careers” WESB 2010

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

Collaborative Developments so far

  • PLQ in IT & PLQ Business Administration & Finance

  • Developing a WBL 1 day option choice pathway across cluster schools

  • WBL provider enhancing school based BTEC in Care with extended work placements

  • Pilot project working with school & careers to enhance work experience in year 10 and provide accreditation of this.

  • Collaborative Leadership & Management twilight pilot of 4 WBL providers, HEI and sector organisation

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


Learner engagement through work based learning rachel searle wbl network officer south wales

Issues

  • Planning is key – planning and developing pathways to meet option menu gaps and labour market needs

  • Pitching the offer correctly- differentiated levels

  • Flexible Progression routes

  • Marketing to the audience – not a loss but a gain!

  • Neither general or vocational but mix & match

  • Genuinely collaborative and sustainable

Learner Engagement through Work Based Learning

www.ntfw.org


  • Login