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Asset Skills The Sector Skills Council for the places in which we live and work Julie Freemantle Head of Business Development. AGENDA. Background to Asset Skills The Asset Skills UK Academy – current model Academy Services Benefits for Employers Benefits for L earning Providers

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Asset Skills

The Sector Skills Council for the places in which we live and work

Julie Freemantle

Head of Business Development

agenda

AGENDA

Background to Asset Skills

The Asset Skills UK Academy – current model

Academy Services

Benefits for Employers

Benefits for Learning Providers

Achievements so far

Proposed Academy for Parking

Questions and discussion

asset skills

ASSET SKILLS

Part of the Alliance of Sector Skills Council - 21 Sector Skills Council across the UK covering all sectors of industry

UK Wide organisation – offices in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

Remit to

Engage with employers

Establish and respond to learning needs

Ensure standards and qualifications meet sector needs

Promote existing training and development

Facilitate access to funding and support

Encourage greater flexibility in delivery of training provision

asset skills sectors

ASSET SKILLS SECTORS

Cleaning – office, retail, industrial

Facilities Management – support services (catering, cleaning, maintenance, security, health and safety)

Property – estate agency, planning, chartered surveying

Housing – housing associations, local council, private and public rented housing.

Parking

asset skills and the bpa

ASSET SKILLS and the BPA

Asset Skills and the British Parking Association (BPA) working closely together over the last three years

Developed a Memorandum of Understanding covering activities including standards and qualifications development

The BPA is represented on the Asset Skills Board and have reciprocal arrangements on the Skills and Institute of Parking Professionals Board of the BPA.

asset skills uk academy

ASSET SKILLS UK ACADEMY

A one-stop shop for employers wishing to access training, skills development and support

uk academy background

UK ACADEMY - BACKGROUND

Developed from issues raised from employers in the Business Services sector

New qualifications developed but lack of providers

AS visited over 50 colleges/providers to find partners

Virtual Academy for Business Services – launched May 2010

Outside National Skills Academies network - run directly by Asset Skills

Bring employers and training providers closer together to raise skills levels

Academy strands in Business Services, Housing, Property, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

academy services

ACADEMY SERVICES

Referral service to specialist network of providers

Delivery of pilot training programmes

Identification of funding opportunities and access to on-line funding database

Higher Education liaison through HE/employer forum

Provision of assessor recruitment service and forum

Development of student support forum

Preparation and distribution of case studies to promote good practice and encourage new entrants into profession

Influence national priorities regarding the skills agenda

Support for learning providers

referral service

REFERRAL SERVICE

Two scenarios:

Incoming enquiries for learning support

Enquiry received by telephone, email etc

Response within 3 days providing appropriate training solution

Regular follow up until completion of learning

Proactive approach by Asset Skills to recruit candidates to provider members learning programmes

Identify learning programmes with providers

Agree delivery programme, timescales, costs etc

Asset Skills engagement team recruit employers

Regular follow up until completion of learning

delivery of pilot learning programmes

DELIVERY OF PILOT LEARNING PROGRAMMES

Agree with providers delivery model for new learning programme – costs, timescales, regions covered, start dates

Recruit employers to new programme using face to face meetings, canvassing telephone calls, e-shots, newsletters

Help recruit assessors if required

Approach stakeholders for funding support

Provide assessor/student forums

Arrange PR

funding opportunities

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Academy website will host funding database

Academy will seek out new areas of funding support

Academy members given advance notice of any funding opportunities

Asset Skills will give priority to any academy members when allocating funding secured

Academy will act as a lead body to manage any project delivery

higher education liaison

HIGHER EDUCATION LIAISON

Look to strengthen HE provision through direct liaison with universities, professional bodies

Identify opportunities to develop graduate work placement schemes

Academy will promote career pathways at careers fairs and conferences

Develop a database of work experience placements

assessor recruitment

ASSESSOR RECRUITMENT

Establish an on-line forum for assessors to encourage sharing of best practice

Academy will help recruit assessors through

Newsletters

Articles in trade press

Websites

Websites of professional bodies, trade partners, employers

Conferences

New media – Twitter/Linkedin/Facebook etc

student forums

STUDENT FORUMS

Developed to help minimise the risk of candidates failing to complete qualifications

Allow candidates in remote locations to share experiences, discuss problems under supervision of a moderator

The Forum will be:

Password protected

Moderated

Diary enabled to allow reminders to be sent of deadline of course work etc

influence skills agenda

INFLUENCE SKILLS AGENDA

Asset Skills work through Academy to raise the profile of all sectors it represents with relevant government departments

Work to ensure that the UK Academy is granted same status as National Skills Academies

Work with Government departments to ensure sectors and employers get recognition for their skills needs and issues

support for learning providers

SUPPORT FOR LEARNING PROVIDERS

Academy will develop strong links with learning providers

Each Academy provider will be appointed an account manager who will:

Undertake a liaison role between employer and provider

Work with providers and employers to identify and deal with any problems that may arise

Meet on a quarterly basis with each provider to review performanceand develop any new areas of delivery

membership fees

MEMBERSHIP FEES

EMPLOYERS

Annual flat rate membership fee for employers based on number of employees starting at £50

LEARNING PROVIDERS

Referral Fee per candidates:

£75 for an apprenticeship programme

£50 for an accredited qualification outside apprenticeship programme

10% of cost of any other programme up to maximum of £50

benefits for employers

BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS

A one stop service that saves time and money; the Academy will aim to source the best training for the best price

Advice on the emerging employment and skills needs of the workforce from a team that understands your business requirements

Development of a bespoke training plan based on your specific requirements

Identification of funding opportunities as and when they become available

Advance notification of events and training taking place across the network

Access to learndirecteCourses at a discount

Regular e-newsletter with details of academy activities and industry news

Learning delivered in a flexible manner by a quality training provider to suit your working practice wherever you are based

benefits for providers

BENEFITS FOR PROVIDERS

No annual membership fee, you only pay for referrals received

Referral service - we direct learners to you

We promote your courses whilst visiting employers and through newsletters, press releases and social media

We encourage employers to collaborate to create economically viable class sizes

Provision of an assessor recruitment service and forum

Dedicated Account Manager from Asset Skills

Being part of the Academy Network will identify you as a specialist high quality provider of skills training for employers in the sector

benefits for providers1

BENEFITS FOR PROVIDERS

Provider forum – for sharing good practice and training materials

Support with provider promotional events

Advance notice of funding opportunities as and when they become available

Regular e-newsletter with details of academy activities and industry news

Access to a network of other quality providers delivering qualifications via the academy

Advice on the emerging employment and skills needs of the sectors

achievements so far

ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR

Employer Members – 27

Provider Members – 22 across the UK

No of employer enquiries received - 401

No of candidates referred to learning providers - 2600

Example types of qualifications referred:

Level 3 Apprenticeship in FM

Level 3 Certificate in Cleaning Supervision

Level 3 NVQ in Housing

Level 3 Apprenticeships in Residential Lettings / Sale of Residential Property

Level 2 Customer Service

proposed academy for parking

PROPOSED ACADEMY FOR PARKING

Same model as other Asset Skills UK Academies

Supported by the BPA

Draft prospectus prepared

Launch at Parkex in April 2012

Use to promote the new Leadership & Management qualifications