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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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Welcome 4107477

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


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  • How does the funding work?


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


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    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


    Example 1

    Example 1


    Example 2

    Example 2


    Example 3

    Example 3


    Example 4

    Example 4


    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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    • http://www.ypla.gov.uk/aboutus/ourwork/funding/funding-foundation-learning/


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