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West Midlands ESF Skills Programme 2007-13 – New Provision Landscape

Friday 29 June 2012

By: Dr Henry Seaton, ESF Skills Lead WM




  • Housekeeping
  • Purpose of the event
  • West Midlands ESF Skills Programme:
    • Where we are now
  • Horizon Scanning

Why We’re Here

  • Meet the needs of WM people and businesses
  • Ensure we get Reach, Quality, and VFM
  • Share lessons learnt
  • Build on best practice
  • Connect stakeholders, contractors, and
  • potential delivery networks

What the ’07-’13

Programme has Achieved

to Date in the West Midlands


What the ’07-’13

Programme has Achieved

to Date in the West Midlands


What Next?

  • Round 1 – Adult Skills contracts end July
  • Round 2 – Contracts gain momentum over
  • coming months
  • Another procurement round in the early autumn
  • focussed on Priority 2
  • On-going dialogue with LEPs and other
  • stakeholders to inform next set of specs and the
  • whole ’14-’20 Skills programme
dez grant senior partnership manager 29 june 2012
Dez Grant

Senior Partnership Manager

29 June 2012

DWP European Social FundSupport for families with multiple problems

overview of esf support for families with multiple problems
Overview of ESF Support for Families with Multiple Problems

The European Social Fund (ESF) helps disadvantaged people to improve

their employability skills and consequently their job prospects

  • ESF Programme is up to 2013 – to support families with multiple problems, or those who have a history of worklessness across generations.
  • Providing a whole family approach, making support available to family members across the generations
  • Provision is available in England only and will be employment focused
  • DWP ESF contracts has places for minimum 125,000 participants.
  • Participation is voluntary and will last for 12 months
  • All members of a family aged 16 or over are eligible to access provision
  • There must be at least one ‘Qualifying Person’ per family
  • A Qualifying Person is defined as a person on an eligible DWP working age benefit:
    • Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Employment and Support Allowance
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Income Support
    • Carer’s Allowance
    • Severe Disablement Allowance.
  • The Qualifying Person does not have to volunteer for provision
eligibility continued
Eligibility (continued)
  • There is no formal DWP definition of a family, it will be for Local Authorities to identify a family with complex needs who are eligible for ESF provision
  • Claimants who are on a DWP working age benefit and are participating on ESF provision, must still adhere to conditions for receipt of benefits
  • Claimants on other provision (e.g. Work Programme) will not be able to access ESF support
  • If customer already on ESF and reach trigger point for Work Programme can stay on this if added value can be shown
esf provision west midlands
ESF Provision – West Midlands

Contract Package AreaESF ProviderNumber of LA’s

West Midlands (CPA11) EOS 14

  • EOS have delivery sites and Lead Delivery Partners throughout the West Midlands area.
  • Work closely with many Specialist Supply Chain
referral process
Referral Process
  • Families must consist of at least one person on a DWP working age benefit and one other family member
  • ESF Provider and Local Authorities (LAs) within the Contract Package Area (CPA) will work together closely
  • Provider will complete a referral form (ESF14) for each individual
  • The Provider sends the completed referral forms to the centralised Jobcentre Plus ESF Admin Team (Nottingham)
esf provider responsibilities
ESF Provider Responsibilities
  • Receive details of family/individual members from Local Authority
  • Engage with families/individual members to discuss provision and whether any or all individuals wish to participate
  • Identify a Qualifying Person in the family to passport other individuals
  • Complete a referral form (ESF14) for each individual
  • Send completed referral forms to the JCP centralised ESF Admin Team (Nottingham)
esf provider responsibilities continued
ESF Provider Responsibilities (continued)
  • Engage with local partners – including Key Worker/Outreach
  • Work with individuals to agree a personal ESF Action Plan
  • Regularly review action plan ensuring individuals continue to be supported
  • Action plans will contain information about what activities an individual has agreed to undertake
  • Report appropriate changes of circumstances to Jobcentre Plus
  • Have an agreed complaints procedure
jobcentre plus responsibilities
Jobcentre Plus Responsibilities
  • Advisers check to see if new claimants are on ESF provision
  • Be able to advise individuals whether they can access other provision whilst receiving ESF support
  • Advise individuals on ESF that they must comply to conditions on receiving benefits
  • Follow processes if claimants offer feedback about Provider
  • Receive forms from Providers to notify changes of circumstances
  • Update customer records and notify providers when receiving Changes of Circumstances
local authorities responsibilities
Local Authorities Responsibilities
  • LAs will be responsible for identifying and informing families with multiple problems about the availability of DWP provision and identifying them to the Provider
  • Gain signed consent forms from individual/family members to share information with the Providers
esf funding and payment model
ESF Funding and Payment Model

Payment model focuses on giving incentives to providers by payment for


  • progress measure payment
  • job outcome payment
  • The total contract value is made up of progress measures (PM) and job outcomes which have been agreed with the Providers.
  • Action plans will include a number of ‘Progress Measures’ set for each individual with the aim of addressing their most significant barriers to work.
esf funding and payment model continued
ESF Funding and Payment Model (continued)
  • Each Provider has between 20-30 Progress Measures, examples include action to reduce re-offending for non JSA customers, achieving qualifications & skills and active community engagement.
  • Progress Measures payable from 26 weeks when they have successfully completed three Progress Measures. Only one progress measures payment and one job outcome payment can be claimed for each individual
  • Job outcome payment is payable for each individual who completes a period of employment of:

- 26 weeks out of 30 for JSA claimants;

- 13 weeks for all other individuals (including ex-IB JSA claimants;

incapacity benefit and income support customers
Incapacity Benefit and Income Support customers
  • Funding from ESF is available for Incapacity Benefit and Income Support customers
  • Directly funded by ESF as an additional voluntary group for the Work Programme in England
  • Work Programme providers are expected to market to IS/ IB customers but, as with all the other voluntary groups, Jobcentre Plus will randomly allocate and refer customers following a referral interview.
esf customer journey
ESF customer journey


identify families

JCP receives details from Provider, checks eligibility and makes electronic referral via Labour Market System

Provider engages

with individual family members

and LA

all jobcentre plus provision
(All Jobcentre Plus provision)

Get Britain Working

Work Experience

Work Clubs

Working Together

Service Academies

Work for Yourself

New Enterprise Allowance


Light Skills Screen by


Service Academies


Careers Advice

Other Programmes

Support Contract

Mandatory Work Activity

Work Choice

Drug Treatment


local labour

market knowledge

Jobsearch training

Job vacancies database

On line support

Careers Advice

JCP Group Sessions


Funding to support disadvantaged

customers through contracted provision

Flexible Fund

Discretionary funds to help customers overcome specific

barriers and move into work – including health-related support


Any Questions?

Contact Details: Dez Grant

0115 9095437


National Offender Management Service Co-Financing OrganisationSandra Sutton Employment CFO Policy Lead Manager – Community29th June 2011

co financing organisations
Co-Financing Organisations

3 National Co-Financing Organisations

  • DWP/ Job Centre Plus
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • National Offender Management Service
offender target group
Offender Target Group

Unqualified, unskilled

and unemployed


Skilled, qualified but unemployed


Unskilled, unqualified, de-motivated, drugs / alcohol issues, behavioural issues, debt problems, accommodation problems.


Hard to help group who are currently not able to access mainstream provision, and are therefore unable to return to the labour market

the noms cfo process
The NOMS CFO Process

Offenders are assessed as having significant barriers to employment (accommodation, drugs, health issues etc)

The NOMS CFO Case Worker creates an action plan with the participant which aims to address their multiple barriers.

The Case Worker begins work on the action plan, making referrals where appropriate and completing actions themselves

The Case Worker continually re-assesses the action plan to make sure that it is appropriate and achieving its aim.

As the barriers to employment begin to be addressed, the case worker will begin to focus on moving the participant into employment or education.

At the end of the project participants either enter employment, education or are more able to engage with mainstream employment initiatives

cfo structure
CFO Structure
  • Virtual team
  • Central management team
  • Central admin and support services (help desk/stats)
  • Finance and Match
  • Performance Management
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Policy (OESS)
  • Implementation and Development Managers
  • TA specific posts
round 1
Round 1
  • Nationally administered
  • Jan 2010 – Dec 2011
  • Case management model
  • Delivered through CATS
  • Link to Offender Management arrangements
  • 70/30 community/custody split
  • Challenging targets for women and disabled
the bottom line round 1
The bottom line…Round 1
  • Contracted provision = approx £46,173,788
  • Ring-fenced element (Cornwall, South Yorkshire, Merseyside)
  • Remainder split proportionately across the rest of England
  • Approx 28,000 participants
  • Providers paid combination of flat-line monthly profile and on achievement of both hard and soft outcomes
technical assistance programme current
Technical Assistance Programme(current)

ESF grant = £8.4 million

  • Strand 1 Contract and Procurement Preparation
  • Strand 2 Case Assessment Tracking System
  • Strand 3 Social Enterprise Development
  • Strand 4 Belief in Change
  • Strand 5 Engagement Integration Strategy
  • Strand 6 Publicity and marketing material
  • Strand 7 Sustainable Development Champion
  • Strand 8 16-18 year olds
round 1 final performance for england including cornwall merseyside south yorkshire
Round 1 Final performance for England, including Cornwall, Merseyside & South Yorkshire
  • 41,441 Total participants started on the project.
  • 4,592 participants started a full time, part time, voluntary or self employed job.
  • 8,503 participants have started an education/training course.
  • 882 NEETs started a job or an education/training course.
noms co financing

NOMS Co-Financing

Round 2 Provision

round 2
Round 2
  • Hybrid model (national contract with regional annexes)
  • Jan 2011 – Dec 2014 (overlap year 2011)
  • Case management model
  • Delivered through CATS
  • Link to Offender Management arrangements
  • 70:30 community/custody split
  • Alcohol misuse provision, mentoring, social enterprise and help for veterans
  • Hard-to-help groups
the bottom line round 2
The bottom line…Round 2
  • Contracted provision = £80,307,293
  • Ring-fenced element (Cornwall, South Yorkshire, Merseyside)
  • Remainder split across the rest of England
    • Enhanced Delivery Model(West Midlands)Centre of excellence
    • Alongside Yorkshire and Humber enhanced delivery model
  • Approx 74,000 participants
  • Providers paid combination of flat-line monthly profile and on achievement of both hard and soft outcomes
throughput round 2
Throughput - Round 2
  • West Midlands- Contract Awarded to Pertemps People Development Group
    • 5490 Starts on Programme
    • 824 into Employment
    • 769 in work after 6 months
    • 1,186 into Further Learning
    • 37,271 Soft Outcomes

Up to 31 May 2012:

1631 Starts

156 Employment Outcomes

132 Further Learning Outcomes

Hard to Help Sub Project - Travellers & Show People

79 Starts

Strong links made with Gypsy Roma and Travellers community

Celebration events being held in June to promote GRT

History Month

hard to help groups
Hard-to-Help Groups
  • North East – Lifers
  • North West - Women with low-level mental health needs/Belief in Change
  • Merseyside - as North West
  • Yorkshire & Humber - Islamist extremists/sex offenders
  • South Yorkshire - Sex offenders
  • East Midlands - Dual Diagnosis Offenders/female sex workers
  • West Midlands - Travellers/show people
  • East of England - Female sex workers
  • South East - Offenders with dependent families (particularly 18-24s)
  • London – Veterans/young people involved in gang activity/prisoners released following sentences served abroad
  • South West - Young offenders transitioning into the adult justice system/ Belief in Change/Eden House
  • Cornwall – link to South West sub-group participants
future noms cfo round 3
Future NOMS CFO Round 3
  • R3 2014 – 2020
  • Transition year?
  • Working party to be set up late 2012 (capture policy direction, lessons learnt)
  • Procurement round approx Feb 2013
  • Contract mobilisation Jan 2014
  • Long contracts (primes – similar geographic coverage)
  • Hard to help groups (expand/change)
  • 16-18 year olds (YJB/NOMS)
  • Lessons from enhanced delivery areas, action fund and social enterprise investment areas
  • Sadie Tutton

Ops & Performance Manager

07545 732735

  • Sandra Sutton

CFO Employment Policy Manager - Community

07940 393519

  • Philippa Lyon

CFO Prison Skills & Employment Manager

07772 560564


Skills Support for Unemployed

Paul Price-Hazlehurst

Operations Director

Friday 29th June 2012

programme overview
Programme Overview

Key features

The provision offer is available on a roll-on / roll-off basis throughout the year. Participation can be full or part-time. The training and skills support must respond to an individual’s skills needs, and be delivered in the context of a personalised skills training programme that meets the needs of local employers or the labour market. Accredited units and qualifications should feature in the training on offer in order that individuals can build on units gained once in employment, either in the workplace or alongside work.Additional funding to be passed on to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the form of two grant payments (up to a maximum of £2,500) is available for every new apprentice they recruit in order to help them support the candidates through their Apprenticeship.

target customer group
Target customer group

All Jobcentre Plus customers aged 18 or over (Apprenticeship Grants to SMEs are payable where they take on an 18-24 year old into an Apprenticeship), eligible for Skills Funding Agency and ESF funding under the normal rules and are claiming state benefits, who want to enter employment and need skills training to do so. Only SMEs (1-249 employees) will be eligible for Apprenticeship Grants.’

delivery process
Delivery Process

On Programme

Referral and Pre Start activity

Exit and Tracking

referral and pre start activity key points
Referral and Pre-start Activity – Key Points


  • Referral.
  • Assess eligibility
  • Initial Discussion – eligible and suitable?
  • Pre-screen to inform Induction delivery
  • Induction
  • Initial Assessment
  • IAP

Individuals must be aged 18 or over, eligible for Skills Funding Agency and ESF funding under the normal rules and must be claiming JSA (including partners on joint claims) or ESA (WRAG) benefits including:

  • Individuals actively seeking work and who are nearer to the labour market but who are still within the JSA and ESA WRAG group; and
  • Individuals who are further from the labour market including lone parents, older workers, offenders or LLDD etc and who are claiming JSA or ESA (WRAG).

Geographical area - eligibility for the individual will be based on their home postcode and if the individual has no fixed postcode of their own it will be based on the Jobcentre postcode where they sign on.

referral and pre start activity
Referral and Pre-start Activity
  • Eligibility for ESF is determined by reference to an individual’s status on the day they commence the project.
  • IAP should not duplicate information found elsewhere.
  • ESF requirement that individuals starting on all ESF funded activity must undertake individual assessment and planning activities.
  • This activity will include IAG, Basic Skills assessments, IAP’s and inductions.
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA), Suitability Assessments and tools such as Adult Directions can support this requirement.
  • Vital that training provision is sector & client led according to local labour market need
on programme
On Programme
  • Delivery as per individual IAP – skills/sector based to support application to available vacancies and sectors not affected by economic climate.
  • Attendance Recording
  • Reviews
  • Qualifications – need to be on QCF & LARA and form part of our qualification offer.

*The time spent on work placements and voluntary work opportunities do not count towards total Guided Learning Hours unless the guided learning is being delivered to the individual while on the placement. In this case, the Guided Learning Hours will be funded.

our offer
Our Offer
  • Vocationally or occupationally specific skills training in recruiting sectors for those close to the labour market. Embedded in the training was elements of job search skills, including the use of IT, where appropriate to help individuals to participate in interviews and work trials with local employers. This will also include skills training appropriate for self-employment.
  • Basic Skills which will include literacy, numeracy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at all levels, as appropriate to address the needs of the individual, from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.
  • Employability skills which will include activities that will enhance an individual’s chance of gaining employment such as team working and developing communication skills. This will include activities that form part of employability qualifications or units of such awards on the QCF.
exit and tracking activity
Exit and Tracking Activity
  • Exit Review required
  • 13 week tracking
  • In work support
  • Job Outcome
  • Leaver section – Completed as per normal
  • ILR updated to reflect actual GLH bandwidth delivered
  • In work support
jhp performance
JHP Performance
  • 3842 starts – August to May 12
  • 90% completion of LP
  • 96% on learning aims achieve qualification
  • 790 clients progressing into employment
summary of key points
Summary of Key Points
  • Robust IAG
  • GLH reflective of IAP
  • Sector led training - PET
  • Monitoring of contract bandings
  • In work support
  • Effective tracking
  • Conducive link between skills providers for apprenticeship offer
  • Establish effective communication with stakeholders i.e. JCP, WP Providers
  • Ensure ILR completion is accurate
  • Robust quality and compliance procedures

Questions and Close

Contact Details:

Paul Price-Hazlehurst



Skills for

Midlands Growth

Howard Boswell

Karen Matthews

West Midlands Region Skills Support for Redundancy

Staffordshire Region Skills Support for the Unemployed

Provision delivered


Skills Support for Redundancy

619 Clients

105 Jobs tracked to date

Skills Support for the Unemployed

1247 Clients

310 (+53 unable to claim <10glh) Jobs tracked to date

Performance to date


Get the process right immediately – contract definition

Understand the data service requirements

Understand the audit requirements

The profile needs constant revision; at best it is a forecast made months before the project commences

Reflection on Lessons Learned


Early warning system from the private sector

Public sector clients want high level skills / MBA units

The ESF project prescription not always what the clients or the employer wants (old market conditions)

Regional response takes time to establish

Learners like Technical Skills (welding) to earn high hourly wage

Redundancy Programmes


Need excellent reputation with JCP

Effective working day to day relationship

Be prepared for referrals that are substantially distant from the labour market

Success with Sector Based Work Academies -Retail, Hospitality, Care and Manufacturing

Operational Lessons Unemployed Programmes


Constant links with JCP

Top level review with regional partners

Dialogue with the data service

Dialogue with your SFA Account Manager

Develop numerous links e.g. Liquidators, trade unions, employers, supply chain

Areas of Good Practice


Who We Are & What We Do

  • One of the largest skills delivery organisations in the Country
  • Delivering training to > 20,000 employers each year
  • Helping > 45,000 customers a year gain employment, apprenticeships and other qualifications
  • 2nd largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK
  • An OFSTED G1 rated provider!

High Level Delivery Requirements - SSfU

Provision is targeted at skills support to unemployed on benefits who are looking for work but face a skills barrier to entering the labour market.

19+ and eligible for Agency and ESF funding under the normal rules, must be unemployed, in receipt of state benefits, looking for work and require skills training to help them enter work.


Intraining sites

Sub Contractor Partners









1 Walsall College

2 TBG Learning

3 Solihull College



Key Contact Details

Skills Support Hotline 0114 289 8696

07794 215402

07794 215345

07815 441296

skills support for the unemployed and apprenticeship support to employers

Skills Support for the Unemployed and Apprenticeship Support to Employers

Julia Hackett (Operations Manager)

Nejam Boksh (Supply Chain Manager)

29th June, Birmingham

seetec overview
Seetec Overview
  • National employment and training provider – 28 years of experience
  • Turnover £53m; c.65 centres; c.650 staff
  • Key Contracts:
    • DWP / Employability
      • Work Programme
      • Mandatory Work Activity
      • Work Choice
      • Job Centre Plus Support Contract (JCPSC)
    • SFA
      • Apprenticeships
      • ATA
      • Single Adult Skills Budget (PfU, SBWA’s)
      • SFA ESF (SSU, SSR and WPL)
the west midlands
The West Midlands
  • Black Country 2007 – Pathways to Work
  • Birmingham and Solihull 2009 – Flexible New deal (FND)
  • Response to Redundancy - 2009
  • Apprenticeships / WBL – 2008/9
  • Current provision
    • Apprenticeships
    • Sector Based Work Academies
    • Programmes for the Unemployed
    • PRaP Team
    • MWA Contact Centre
    • Job Outcome Validation team
working together
Working Together

Seetec is committed to providing customers with the best possible combination of guidance, training and support to enable them to reach their goals.

This is achieved through the passion and commitment of staff and through the vital partnerships that have been established and constantly developed and expanded.

Seetec's partnerships with the public, private, community and voluntary sectors are invaluable as are the links with employers.

All partnerships are established and managed on a foundation of mutual respect, benefit and open and honest communication.

contract aims objectives
Contract Aims & Objectives

The programme aims to support unemployed individuals on benefits who are looking for work but face a skills barrier to entering the labour market

The objectives of the programme are to support individuals to achieve accredited qualifications and find sustainable work.

Our Offer is Pre employment, vocational, occupational and Skills for Life Qualifications.

qualifications skills training offered
Qualifications/Skills Training Offered
  • Functional Skills - Maths and English
  • Award in Retail (Levels 1 & 2)
  • Award in ITQ (Levels 1 & 2)
  • Award/Certificate in Preparing for Business Enterprise (Levels 1 & 2)
  • Award in Progression
  • AIM’s/Effective Personal Marketing
  • Developing additional skills support in partnership with JCP to meet the needs of local labour market requirements
client journey 1
Client Journey (1)
  • All clients receive a detailed Initial Assessment and one to one with their Employment Consultant to discuss the best options for them
  • Clients can attend for up to 12 hours per week
  • The programme can run from 2 to 10 weeks, depending upon the needs of the client
  • The programme is a mixture of relevant skills training, employability skills, and one to one sessions with the employment consultants to discuss progress
  • Clients are asked to attend a formal one to one with their employment consultant every fortnight
client journey 2
Client Journey (2)
  • All customers have a tailored CV by week 1 of the programme
  • One to one support with interviews and attendance weekly of assisted jobs search sessions.
  • Access to a National Database of employment opportunities through Seetec’s in house CRM system.
  • Access to a dedicated team of Business Development Consultants sourcing sustainable employment opportunities.

Why are we different?

All staff ensure that clients coming into our programme are treated with respect and dignity and are made to feel valued. Within the first 2 weeks of operation we have a 100% retention rate.

contract targets
Contract Targets
  • 50% of the clients into sustainable employment
  • 15% into Apprenticeship (19 – 24)
  • Ensuring that local employers access the Apprenticeship Grant (£1500)
geographical areas of delivery
Geographical Areas of Delivery

Yardley (Covering Solihull)

Birmingham City




(Full addresses are detailed on the final slide)

eligibility referral arrangements
Eligibility & Referral Arrangements

Eligibility is 19+ and JSA/ESA

Work Programme Clients can access this provision

JCP LMS Numbers

LMS Number (Black Country) – WEL62847

LMS Number (Birmingham) – ERG24403

apprenticeship support
Apprenticeship Support

Clients aged 19 – 24.

£1500 funding directly to employers.

50% Funding when apprentice completed 8 weeks, and then further 50% on completion of their apprenticeship programme.

Apprentices will be recruited from the SSU Contract.

Seetec deliver apprenticeships in – Retail, Storage & Warehousing, Logistics, Business Admin, Customer Service, IT, Team Leading, Management, Hospitality


Individuals interested in the programmes should contact the Seetec Call Centre:

0800 65 25 414 or call Luke Ward on 07730 141155 or Julia Hackett on 07730 141027

our sub contractors
Our Sub-Contractors
  • Shropshire County Council

Shropshire/ Herefordshire/ Telford and Wrekin

  • JHP

Warwickshire/ Worcestershire/ Stoke On Trent

  • NOVA Training


  • Coventry City Council


sub contractor delivery locations
Sub-Contractor Delivery Locations


Live Date: 2nd July

Contact: Liz Harding

Tel:      01743 255127


sub contractor delivery location
Sub-Contractor Delivery Location

Organisation: NOVA Training

Live Date: 2nd July

Contact: Claire Mckeown

Tel: 01902 366 278


sub contractor delivery location1
Sub-Contractor Delivery Location

Organisation: JHP

Live Date: 30th July




sub contractor delivery location2
Sub-Contractor Delivery Location

Organisation: Coventry City Council

Live Date: tbc

Contact: Jo Gowers

Tel: 02476 831396



Who We Are & What We Do

  • One of the largest skills delivery organisations in the
  • Country
  • Delivering training to > 20000 employers each year
  • Helping > 45000 customers a year gain employment,
  • apprenticeships and other qualifications
  • Last year we secured jobs for more than 5000 people.
  • 2nd largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK
  • An OFSTED G1 rated provider!
High Level Delivery Requirements – SSfR:
  • Provision is targeted at up-skilling or re-skilling individuals in line with identified vacancies and sector based skills demand.
  • 19+ who are under consultation or notice of redundancy, have been notified by their employer that they are at risk or have recently been made unemployed.
  • Support to be offered pre-redundancy or closure period where the employer is supportive.
  • Provision to be roll-on roll-off all year round
  • Access to careers advice for all
  • Individualised plan following TNA


West Midlands Support Skills for Redundancy and Unemployed



Sub Contractor Partners

Intraining Locations


Key Contact Details

Skills Support Hotline 0114 289 8696

07794 215345

07794 215402

07815 441296

work place learning

Work Place Learning

West Midlands ESF Skills

New Provision Landscape

29th June 12


What is it?

Promote ‘in work’ progression of employed individuals with low skills via work related skills training


Raise level of attainment

Improve employment status

Move onto undertake higher level of training

Who is it for?

Employed individuals aged 19+

Employees with low skills (prior attainment below level 2)

19-24 year olds within SMEs (prior attainment below level 3)

Focus on those most vulnerable to future unemployment & barriers to achieving sustainable employment (previous NEET)



Robust initial assessment

Delivery of skills provision leading to onward progression

Delivery of vocational training regulated qualifications on the QCF including Skills for Life

Supporting individuals to progress:

Apprenticeship (sustained for minimum of 6 weeks – registered start)

Starting on QCF regulated training at a higher level (sustained minimum of 6 weeks)

Moving into secure employment

temp to permanent within 26 weeks

Sustained increase in working hours over 26 week period

Promotion or increased responsibility


Calderdale College - Our Offer

  • Strong Partnership Dimension
  • Delivered through 70 confirmed delivery partners across 5 regions on a sub contracting basis including Colleges, Private & Voluntary/Community Providers
  • Vocational training regulated full qualifications on the QCF
  • Personal Advancement Advisors
  • In-Work Ambassadors
  • Partnership Advisory Team
  • Account Managed

Calderdale College - Our Partners

  • Delivering across West Midlands (plus NW, NE, EM & YH)

Calderdale College - Delivery

  • Currently contracting with partners – ready to start delivery
  • Identifying new partners – through existing consortiums
  • £6.9 million to allocate in round 2
  • Stage 2 New Partner Engagement open

Calderdale College Contacts

Nicola Hudson Senior Partnership Advisor (West Midlands) 01422 399339 07948 320819

Joanna Barthorpe Account Manager (West Midlands) 01422 399339 07948 320815

Helen Rice Account Manager (West Midlands) 01422 399339

Jas Hayre Partnership Advisor (West Midlands) 01422 399339 07948 320818


North Warwickshire and Hinckley College-Offer and Delivery

  • Predominantly delivered by College Staff
  • Delivered through proven college delivery partners across West Midlands on a sub contracting basis, whom the college have worked with before
  • Vocational training regulated full qualifications on the QCF, including Skills for Life
  • Proven track record of delivery in the West Midlands, 10/11 success rates of 94% across a wide range of curriculum
  • Sites in Warwickshire
  • Offer unique provision across a diverse population with experience of delivering to SME’s and large organisations

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College-Offer and Delivery

  • Already started delivery in West Midlands, mainly in Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Currently contracting with partners, ready for delivery
  • Business Development team will offer effective employer engagement
  • Individuals will have access to all college systems including relevant support. They will be signposted to the best route available and will be dealt with individually.
  • Sector routeways identified to ensure progression

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College Contacts

Kelly Baker Contracts Manager 02476 243000 ex 3630 07817352817

Jackie Shelton Apprenticeship Manager 02476 243000 ex 3414

Garry Elwell Business Development Consultant 02476 243000 ex 3611 07976195014

Jason Hood Business Development Consultant 02476 243000 ex 3611 07817352871