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  1. Apprenticeships in England Festival del Lavoro Brescia 21 June 2012 Presented by Val Chiesa National Apprenticeship Service

  2. Apprenticeships in EnglandI will describe: Definition of an Apprenticeship – slide 3 Apprentices and the Labour Market – slides 4-8 3. Schools and Careers Advice – slide 9 4. Apprenticeship Recruitment – slides 10-17 5. Apprenticeship Governance – slides 18-19 6. Qualifications and delivery of Apprenticeships – slides 20-21 7. Wages, duration, progression and funding – slide 22 8. Impact and benefits of Apprenticeships – slide 23 9. The National Apprenticeship Service – what do we do? Slides 24-25 Apprenticeships in England

  3. Apprenticeships in EnglandDefinition of an Apprenticeship – NAS Quality Statement May 2012 An Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme (contained in a recognised framework) Employers will be centrally involved in its design, development and delivery It allows the apprentice to gain real and relevant experience in a paid, productive job whilst gaining theoretical knowledge and qualifications The mix differentiates the Apprenticeship experience from training to meet narrowly job focused needs On completion, the apprentice must be able to undertake the full range of duties, in the range of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to a high standard expected by the employer Apprenticeships in England

  4. Apprenticeships in England Apprentices and the Labour Market Based on average participation per month figures for 2010/11 Apprenticeships in England

  5. Apprenticeships in England Most popular Apprenticeships by sector Apprenticeships in England

  6. Apprenticeships In England Rising Numbers of Apprenticeships162,000 people started an Apprenticeship in 2001/02 457,000 people started an Apprenticeship in 2010/11 Apprenticeships in England

  7. Apprenticeships in England Age ProfileAbout 30% of Apprentices were aged 16, 17 or 18 when they started in 2010/11About 70% were aged 18+ when they startedin 2010/11 Apprenticeships in England

  8. Apprenticeships in EnglandSuccess RatesIn 2001/02 – 76% of starters did not complete their Apprenticeship programmeIn 2010/11 – 76% of starters successfully completed their programme Apprenticeships in England

  9. Apprenticeships in EnglandSchools and Careers Advice The National Careers Service was launched on 5th April, 2012 Advice is offered through a helpline and online – CV builder and skills health check There is also a face to face service available for certain groups of people Schools are responsible for ensuring their pupils receive independent and impartial careers advice However, in a survey undertaken by the Association of Colleges in 2011: Of 500 14-15 year olds interviewed, only 7% named apprenticeships as a post 16 option In a survey undertaken by the Edge Foundation in 2009: 56% of teachers surveyed rated their knowledge of Apprenticeships as poor and just 24% believed Apprenticeships were a good alternative to A Levels or equivalent qualifications Apprenticeships in England

  10. Apprenticeships in EnglandRecruitment - Apprenticeship VacanciesHow to Apply! Apprenticeship vacancies – an online tool developed and managed by NAS which is constantly upgraded Website which typically has over 14,000 live vacancies on any given day – real employed status apprenticeships One form – multiple applications Candidates are in control of their applications in real time Accessed through www.apprenticeships.org.uk which tells you everything you need to know about apprenticeships Vacancies are posted daily from small independent companies right up to large national employers including Carillion, Cable & Wireless, Jaguar Landrover, Rolls Royce, Ford, etc and many more Apprenticeships in England

  11. Apprenticeships in England Apprenticeship VacanciesHow to Apply! Apprenticeships in England

  12. Apprenticeships in England Apprenticeship VacanciesSearch Result Apprenticeships in England

  13. Apprenticeships in England Apprenticeship VacanciesVacancy Details Apprenticeships in England

  14. Apprenticeships in England Apprenticeship VacanciesManage Your Applications Apprenticeships in England

  15. Apprenticeships in England Apprenticeship Vacancies - AlertsMake the System WORK for YOU! Apprenticeships in England

  16. Apprenticeships in England Apprenticeship VacanciesExamples of Vacancies in London Apprenticeships in England

  17. Apprenticeships in England Governance – who is responsible for what? Specification of Apprenticeship Standards in England (SASE – April 2011) set out the common framework for all Apprenticeships Each framework contains 3 core elements delivered over a minimum of 280 hours per year Theoretical knowledge – understanding the vocational area and subject (Technical Certificate) Competence – assessment that you can perform the core job tasks well (NVQ) Functional skills – English, maths and IT All the above are broken down into separate qualification elements – either exams or assessments of evidence or competence. Apprentices also need to learn about the following non-assessed elements: Employee Rights and Responsibilities – what does it mean to be an employee Personal Learning and Thinking Skills – learn to learn and work in teams SASE also requires: An employer for the apprentice and a contract between the apprentice and employer (from April 2012 Apprenticeship Agreement must be included) Equality and Diversity assessment – is the opportunity available for everybody? Progression routes – how do you get to this level? Where do you go next? Apprenticeships in England

  18. Apprenticeships in England Who develops the frameworks? • 25 Sector Skills Councils/Bodies representing employers in their sector and determining National Occupational Standards have responsibility for developing new frameworks compliant with SASE requirements. • SSC/Bs work with training providers to develop new frameworks. • The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils works on behalf of all 25 and is the legal issuing authority for Apprenticeship Frameworks and Certificates. The certificate is only issued when all elements of the Apprenticeship have been completed. The apprentice must sign to say this is the case. • The Alliance is responsible for the online systems Apprenticeship Frameworks Online and Apprenticeship Certificates England. • Awarding Organisations manage and develop the qualifications which make up the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) • Apprenticeship funding is for training only, not wage subsidy. Apprenticeships in England

  19. Apprenticeships in England-Apprenticeship starts by qualification level (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Apprenticeships in England

  20. Apprenticeships in England Who delivers Apprenticeships? Mostly Further Education colleges (public) or training providers (private) who receive the funding for the training Training providers manage the Apprenticeship for the employer (especially small ones) – recruitment (AV) and training Training normally takes place 1 day a week at the college or training provider Apprentices usually work 4 days a week or more – flexible to meet employer’s needs Apprenticeship Training Agencies (ATAs) can employ apprentices and place them with different employers to complete their Apprenticeship (fixed term employment, one employer can’t provide all necessary experience etc) Some large employers deliver their own Apprenticeships in house with or without public funding support. Group Training Associations (GTAs) train on behalf of groups of employers, generally in specific sectors Apprenticeships in England

  21. Apprenticeships in EnglandOther Apprenticeship information • Wages: these are paid by the employer and must not be less than the National Minimum Wage agreed for the age group and level of skill. Apprenticeship funding cannot be used to pay wages. • Duration: depends on the requirements of the framework but should not be less than 12 months for 16-18 year olds. It will never be less than 6 months even for older apprentices. • Progression: apprentices can progress to a higher level but not repeat the same training elements. The QCF allows flexibility in developing individual pathways to take into account current skills and further training required to complete the framework. • Government funding: 100% for 16-18 year olds at all levels; 50% for 19-24 with 50% from employer in cash or kind; 25+ at 40%. Apprenticeships in England

  22. Apprenticeships in EnglandImpact and benefits – 2009 figures 90%+ apprentices are in work or education on completing their Apprenticeship – better than national unemployment rate Of those unemployed, 63% believe their Apprenticeship will help directly to find work Apprentices’ earning power has increased significantly and 76% believe that without their Apprenticeship they would be earning less 60% of apprentices who completed an Advanced Apprenticeship showed an interest in pursuing a degree level course 89% of apprentices would recommend an Apprenticeship to other people in similar circumstances to themselves Apprenticeships in England

  23. Apprenticeships in EnglandThe National Apprenticeship Service Set up in April 2009 to offer support to employers, apprentices and providers Helps create new Apprenticeship markets Provides support to employers interested in starting Apprenticeship programmes through Employer Account Managers offering impartial advice – has a dedicated Small Business Team and Large National Employer team. Has responsibility for skills competitions, World Skills and National Training Awards Informs individuals, stakeholders and partners about Apprenticeships Develops new online tools and guides apprenticeships.org.uk Oversees the growth and development of the Apprenticeship programme and monitors quality Apprenticeships in England

  24. Apprenticeships in England For more information regarding Apprenticeships in England please contact: val.chiesa@apprenticeships.gov.uk Apprenticeships in England