Skills Pledge and Train To Gain Mapping v2.1 110607. Train to Gain. Skills Pledge. Enquiry / Lead. Enquiry. Skills Brokers can utilise the Skills Pledge or the current Train to Gain service to engage employers in Train to Gain .
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Train to Gain
Enquiry / Lead
Skills Brokers can utilise the Skills Pledge or the current Train to Gain service to engage employers in Train to Gain
Employer produces a formal and public statement to employees to deliver the Pledge. Statement of Intent includes common wording to this effect and is recorded on the LSC’s Train to Gain website. Broker offers advice on the Diagnostic
Statement of Intent
Skills Brokers can help with this stage if the employer requests this, by delivering a full Train to Gain ONA. For the Skills Pledge the Diagnostic / Analysis must cover the workforce of the whole organisation and deliver the outputs set out in the Action Plan guidance.
Broker completes Train to Gain ONA or other assessment
Employer quantifies their skills needs and training priorities i.e. undertakes a diagnostic / ONA. Broker can offer this service if the employer wants via a full Train to Gain ONA delivering an organisation wide ONA. Broker offers guidance on the Action Plan and Certificate as a minimum.
Employer develops an Action Plan for their organisation, setting out the extent of skills and levels of qualifications needed, numbers of people, timescales and broad schedule. Skills Broker supports with broad identification of eligibility of provision and learners for public funding, which qualifications will add most value, and which training providers can best meet the employer’s needs.
Broker completes a Proposal document summarising the agreed actions and passes it to selected providers
In the Action Plan, Skills Brokers can help the employer to broadly identify which employees and skills are eligible for public funding, prior to this detailed analysis being carried out by the chosen provider
A Train to Gain Proposal will fulfil the needs of the Skills Pledge Action Plan, but the Action Plan MUST be an employer document and include the skills and provision outputs set out in the Action Plan guidance, and information on learner eligibility.
Employer produces a formal and public commitment to the Skills Pledge. They may sign the Pledge certificate, using core wording with any extension the employer wants. [Note: formal signing can also come before Stage 3, if employer is already clear what they want to do]
Employer reports on progress and reviews their priorities for training. Broker calls to review progress. Employer revises Acton Plan. At least annually.
Both Train to Gain and the Skills Pledge can lead to provider engagement and the delivery of training courses in Skills for Life, L2, and further qualifications. Train to Gain can support the employer on individual and adhoc meeting of skills, whereas the Skills Pledge delivered through Train to Gain will put in place a whole workforce strategy with commitment from public purse and employer investment to delivery over a longer term timeframe set by the employer.
Employer fulfils the Skills Pledge Commitment.