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  1. ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010

  2. Agenda • Welcome, introductions and apologies • Minutes and matters arising • ALPSE update • NAS Apprenticeship update • ALPHI sub group updates • The updated ALPHI website • YPLA update Workshop Groups: • Foundation Learning • LSIS support available • ATA in Kent • AOB Networking lunch • UKCES Skills Audit and simplified FE and Skills funding system

  3. ALPHI Network Meeting Matters arising Meetings attended Minimum Contract Level update ILRs for Foundation Learning

  4. ALPSE update • To cover: • Council updates • ALPSE as a Legal Entity • Regional sub groups

  5. SE National Apprenticeship Service ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010

  6. SE NAS update September 2010 P12 Performance Marketing Activities Employer Engagement Update Apprenticeship Vacancies Update Learner Services Update ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 6

  7. SE NAS P12 Performance Update

  8. South East Apprenticeship Starts as at P12 ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 8

  9. Apprenticeship Starts as at P12Hampshire and Isle of Wight ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 9

  10. SE NAS Marketing Activities Update

  11. Marketing ActivitiesActivities planned for Sept-Dec Telephone follow up call to employers one year on to promote progression to Level 3 and taking on a new apprentice Letters to current Level 2 apprentices and employers to promote progression Creating campaigns that provider networks can participate in Engaging key employers to sponsor Apprenticeship events Encouraging local authorities to hold employer breakfast events using a format successfully piloted by Oxford and Milton Keynes Local Authority E-shots to unsuccessful candidates applying through AV to help with future applications Re-visiting ‘lost’ opportunities on NAS CRM to re-engage and promote new initiatives such as AGE2 ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 11

  12. Total Number of RequestsJanuary 2009- July 2010 ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 12

  13. SE NAS Employer Services Update

  14. Update from Employer Engagement AGE 2 Key Accounts Large Employers (KALE) Civil Service Recruitment 100 in 100 Apprenticeship Challenge ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 14

  15. Employer Engagement UpdatesApprenticeship Frameworks P12 – Hampshire ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 15

  16. Employer Engagement UpdatesApprenticeship Frameworks P12 – Isle of Wight ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 16

  17. Employer Engagement UpdatesApprenticeship Frameworks P12 – Portsmouth ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 17

  18. Employer Engagement UpdatesApprenticeship Frameworks P12 – Southampton ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 18

  19. SE NAS Apprenticeship Vacancies Update

  20. Apprenticeship Vacancies • Using Apprenticeship Vacancies Online to advertise new opportunities is now contractual • Provider performance will be measured on: • Number of vacancies advertised against ILR starts • Number of vacancies recorded as either an online or offline success • CRM leads passed from NAS appearing on Apprenticeship Vacancies online • If further training is required on Apprenticeship Vacancies contact your AV coordinator ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 20

  21. Apprenticeship Vacancies- Best Practice Promote AV on your website with hyperlinks to current vacancy list to encourage applications Be specific about additional questions on CV in order to encourage quality applicants Prepare candidates before interview – double check they will attend, advise on dress and interview techniques Reminder: Do not reject applications on the grounds of age as this is unlawful and you may be liable to prosecution should a candidate feel they have been discriminated against ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 21

  22. Apprenticeship Vacancies usage figures as at 7 September 2010 (Snapshot) • National • 504,107 registered candidates • 8,682 vacancies • SE Region • 68,035 registered candidates • 680 vacancies • Hampshire and Isle of Wight • 19,563 registered candidates • 102 vacancies ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 22

  23. SE NAS Learner Services Update

  24. Update from Learner Services Local Authorities The Learner Services Team is now working with Local Authorities on reviewing and revising the Memorandums of Understanding Some Local Authorities now have steering groups or partnership groups working on the apprenticeship agenda  Increasing awareness within Local Authorities of Apprenticeship programmes within their own organisations and identifying potential opportunities internally, with schools and with the employers they sub-contract with Working with IAG groups of local networks/partnership boards to improve school staff knowledge about Apprenticeships ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 24

  25. Update from Learner Services Connexions The Learner Services team continue to work with PAs in Connexions, delivering training and ongoing support We will be attending numerous events, for instance Clearing House events, open days or organised events targeted at potential NEETs and their parents 14-19 Strategic Boards The Learner Services team continues to link with 14-19 groups in Local Authorities EBPs An Apprenticeship Conference for teachers in the SE was organised by NAS and EBP in July.  This was well attended and a similar event is planned for Kent and Sussex in October ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 25

  26. Update from Learner Services Other work Learner Services Coordinators are attending various IAG events, network meetings, Job Fairs and Conferences.  Some work with Schools who want an Apprentice has been identified and the respective ESM will be involved Working with Local Authorities, Connexions and EBPs on the distribution and use of the Teacher Resource Pack Working with STEM and HE organisations to promote progression from Apprenticeships to work related HE ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 26

  27. Questions? ALPHI Network Meeting 22 September 2010 27

  28. ALPHI Sub Groups • Employer Responsive • Learner Responsive • Marketing

  29. Policy Update Championing Young People’s Learning

  30. Ministerial Team Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Secretary of State for Education Nick Gibb MP Minister of State for Schools Sarah Teather MP Minister of State for Children and Families Tim Loughton MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families Lord Jonathon Hill of Oareford CBE Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools John Hayes MP Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning Championing Young People’s Learning

  31. New Policy Direction • develop a fairer and more responsible society • reduce bureaucracy • improve schools and colleges by freeing them from unnecessary controls and regulation • strengthen local accountability for improvement • move away from a target setting regime • reduce public expenditure but not at the cost of frontline services • reduce the number and size of quangos • close Government Offices and RDAs • develop the concept of the "Big Society" with the intentions of maximising resources and assets of each local area in supporting improvement Championing Young People’s Learning

  32. On schools • Coalition Agreement • Fund a significant premium for disadvantaged pupils from outside the schools budget • Simplify the regulation of standards in education and target inspection on areas of failure. • Reform league tables so that schools are able to focus on, and demonstrate, the progress of children of all abilities. • For the most vulnerable children: improve diagnostic assessment for schoolchildren, prevent the unnecessary closure of special schools, and remove the bias towards inclusion. • Keep external assessment, but will review how Key Stage 2 tests operate in future. • Education and Children’s Bill • To give all schools greater freedom over the curriculum • To improve school accountability • To take action to tackle bureaucracy • To improve behaviour in schools Championing Young People’s Learning

  33. On Schools(2) • Academies and Free Schools • Retain current academies programme • Outstanding schools are pre-approved. • Outstanding special schools eligible from September 2011. • Other schools will be able to apply later in the year. • Monthly conversions from September until April 2011, then termly. • First Free Schools announced – 16 Championing Young People’s Learning

  34. On Further Education • Coalition Agreement • Improve the quality of vocational education, including increasing flexibility for 14–19 year olds and creating new Technical Academies as part of our plans to diversify schools provision. • Seek ways to support the creation of apprenticeships,internships, work pairings, and college and workplace training places as part of our wider programme to get Britain working. • Set colleges free from direct state control and abolish many of the further education quangos. Public funding should be fair and follow the choices of students. • Schools and colleges to decide how many and which Diplomas to offer – no longer a statutory requirement. Championing Young People’s Learning

  35. On local authorities • “Strong local authorities are central to our plans to improve education… • I want to work in partnership with LAs to drive up standards for all children • in all schools” Michael Gove in his letter to LA Chief Executives • Champions of educational excellence empowered to drive improvement • Shape the vision for their local area • Work with schools to drive up standards – individually and collaboratively • Include 16-19 provision in wider education vision for the area • Oversee admissions ‘place planning’ and pupil exclusion • Securing provision for those with SEN/LLDD Championing Young People’s Learning

  36. On the YPLA • The YPLA will champion young people by: • providing financial support to young learners • funding & performance management of Academies for all their provision • supporting local authorities’ commissioning of suitable education and training opportunities for all 16-19 year olds to include the direct funding of providers. • NDPB Bill - Autumn Championing Young People’s Learning

  37. DfE Press Release 20th July • The new measures will simplify the system by: • freeing up local authorities to focus on their strategic role in 16-19 education – no change to statutory duties. • scrapping the need for local authorities to set up ‘sub-regional groups’ and ‘regional planning groups’. • paying further education colleges, sixth form colleges and other training providers direct from the YPLA, the change coming in from August. Championing Young People’s Learning

  38. Funding • The key changes to the system include: • There will be a lagged” basis for funding - by setting the 2011/12 core allocation budgets based on the equivalent of lagged pupil numbers. • There are no longer plans to introduce in-year funding adjustments. • There will be some form of in-year contract adjustments for independent providers. • There is no in-year or end-year adjustment for other providers. Championing Young People’s Learning

  39. Contracting • From Aug 2010, the YPLA will directly fund provision for: • Young people aged 16-19, and 19-25 subject to learning difficulty assessment, in FE and sixth form colleges (and HEIs and fEIs), IPPs and ISPs • Young people aged 10-18 in young offender institutions • Learners in open Academies and, • Continue to fund LAs for LA maintained school sixth forms and other non formula funded provision (e.g. Education Business Partnerships and Young Apprenticeships). • NB: Payments for Apprenticeships will continue to be made by the SFA. • For the academic year ‘10/11, allocations to providers were agreed earlier this year. • The YPLA has issued summary Letters of Intent to providers (and LAs for school sixth forms and non formula funded activity) covering the academic year 2010/11 allocations. Full funding agreements will be in place by the end of October. • The YPLA will monitor the financial health of colleges and providers and gain assurance on colleges’ and providers’ use of public funds. Championing Young People’s Learning

  40. What isn’t changing • LAs retain strategic commission and influencing role – identifying gaps, enabling new provisions and developing the markets. • LAs have a crucial role in securing provision for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. • The YPLA will continue to provide funds to LAs to pass on to maintained school sixth forms. • Funding will continue to transfer from DfE to BIS for funding 16-18 Apprenticeships. • The SFA will continue to fund Apprenticeships providers. Championing Young People’s Learning

  41. Breakout groups • Foundation Learning • LSIS support available

  42. South east apprenticeship company

  43. Introduction • Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) • Funded by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) • One of 10 nationwide • Australian model • Consortium of providers • Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxford and Buckinghamshire

  44. The Aims • Contribute to Increasing the number of Apprenticeship opportunities to 1,600 by 2013 in South East • Provide an alternative solution to the traditional method of apprenticeship engagement • Remove bureaucracy • Reach hard to reach employers • Stimulating demand in priority sectors

  45. Apprenticeships............ • Make businesses more competitive Supported by 77%of employers • Provide higher overall productivity Supported by 76% of employers • Reduce staff turnover Supported by 80% of employers • Provide skilled workers for a business’s future Supported by 83% of employers • Lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce supported by 88% of employers • Provide a more cost effective staffing solution Supported by 59% of employers (Research conducted 2008 by populus on behalf of LSC)

  46. SEAC - Benefits for Business include: • Advice on Apprentice’s role • Recruitment process responsibility: • Advertising of opportunity • Screening of candidates • Interviewing and short listing of candidates • Sourcing of training provider • Responsive to seasonal peaks and troughs/short term contracts • Overcome “head count” issue • Less red tape – SEAC employs the Apprentice(s) • Safety net

  47. Benefits for Apprentices include: • A real job • One point of contact • Ongoing support and guidance • Variety of work experiences • Safety net • Continued support and guidance • Information advice and guidance

  48. Want to know more? • Contact: • Irene Hoare • Tel: 07587 131947 • irene@seapprenticeship.co.uk • www.se-apprenticeship.co.uk

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