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SPECIALISED DIPLOMAS. -An overview Terry O’Regan. Enter Specialised Diplomas. The qualification identified in the 14-19 Implementation Plan and based on the Tomlinson Diploma model.

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SPECIALISED DIPLOMAS

-An overview

Terry O’Regan


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Enter Specialised Diplomas

  • The qualification identified in the 14-19 Implementation Plan and based on the Tomlinson Diploma model.

  • Implementation of 14 lines of learning is being phased in up to 2013, when all Diplomas must be available to all 14-19 learners.

  • The “first five lines” to be introduced in September 2008.



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About Specialised Diploma

The status of Diplomas:

  • “Applied” courses rather than “Vocational”

  • Target groups are all learners

  • Not designed to make learners “job ready” but able to apply knowledge and skills to train and work in their chosen sector.

  • Develop transferable skills for employment and equip for progress to the highest level jobs.

  • Suitable for progression to employment and HE


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The ‘First Five’ Lines of Learning

  • Construction & Built Environment

  • Creative & Media

  • Engineering

  • Information Technology

  • Society, Health & Development

  • Also the Foundation Learning Tier (Entry)


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Diploma Pathways

Construction & Built Environment

  • Construction

  • Building Services

  • Management of Built Assets

  • Management of Built Environment (L3 only)


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Diploma Pathways

Creative & Media

  • Performing Arts

  • Visual Arts

  • Design

  • Moving Image

  • Digital & Interactive

    Media


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Diploma Pathways

Society, Health & Development

  • Children

  • Healthcare

  • Justice

  • Social Care


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Diploma Pathways

Information Technology

  • Information Technology


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Diploma Pathways

Engineering

  • Numerous specialist options by Sector.

  • Generic engineering content at Level 1

  • Specialisation through Specialist Learning at Level 2

  • Specialisation through Principal Learning option units at Level 3


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Diploma Equivalence

  • Level 1 600 glh- 4-5 GCSE D-G equivalent

  • Level 2 800 glh- 5-6 GCSE A-C equivalent

  • Level 3 1080 glh- 3 ‘A’ Level equivalent

  • Units-60 glh or half units of 30 glh and multiples of these.


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Diploma Structure

  • Principal Learning (240-540 glh)

    • Units of assessment including 50% “applied” learning: knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes that support progress through the line of learning into the sector. Content guided learning hours (glh) increases with Level.


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Diploma Structure

  • Generic Learning (180-360 glh)

    • Functional Skills (Maths, English and IT) (60 glh each)

    • Levels E1, E2, E3, L1 and L2. Not L3

    • Project (60 glh at L1 and L2 and 120 glh at L3)

    • Personal Learning and thinking skills (60glh)

    • Work Experience 10 days (minimum)


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Diploma Structure

  • Additional/Specialised Learning (120-360 glh)

    • more specialist units/qualifications within line of learning

    • Broadening- units/qualifications from other lines of learning that support progression

    • Personal development programmes


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Diploma Structure

Level 1 Diploma 600glh

  • 240 glh Principal Learning

  • 240 glh Generic Learning

  • 120 glh Additional & Specialised Learning

  • 10 Days Work Experience (min)


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Diploma Structure

Level 2 Diploma 800 glh

  • 420 glh Principal Learning

  • 200 glh Generic Learning

  • 180 glh Additional & Specialised Learning

  • 10 Days Work Experience (min)


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Diploma Structure

Level 3 Diploma 1080 glh

  • 540 glh Principal Learning

  • 180 glh Generic Learning

  • 360 glh Additional & Specialised Learning

  • 20 Days Work Experience (min)


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Diploma Structure

  • Flexibility

  • At Level 1, up to 25% Principal Learning content may be from another Line of Learning.

  • Additional/Specialised Learning (ASL) may be 2 GCSEs (for L1/L2) or 1 A/AS Level (for L3).

  • ASL may be other qualifications.

  • ASL may be units from NVQs.

  • Foundation Learning Tier may be introduced in Year 9 or Entry Level.


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Diploma Structure

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

2 years with NC or 1 year f/t

Specialised Diploma

National Curriculum

2 years with NC or 1 year f/t

National Curriculum

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2 years f/t

Specialised Diploma



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Diploma Gateway Timetable

  • 16th October to 1st November

    • Resources survey of potential providers

  • 20th November

    • Gateway Proposal Self-Assessment completed for all Lines of Learning (LoL) except Construction & Built Environment

  • 10th December

    • Local Authority commentary added and Gateway Proposal sent off for assessment by Regional Panel

  • April 2007

    • Results of Gateway Proposal bids.

  • April 2007 onwards

    • Awarding Body accreditation of local Diploma programmes and Functional Skills.


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Diploma Gateway Proposal 2006

  • Creative & Media

  • Engineering

  • Information Technology

  • Society, Health & Development

  • Also the Foundation Learning Tier

  • Construction & Built Environment deferred to 2009 Gateway


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Diploma in IT: Providers

  • Southwark College

  • Harris Academy Peckham

  • St Michael’s

  • The Charter School

  • Walworth School

  • Kingsdale Foundation School

  • Bacon’s City Technology College

  • Notre Dame School



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Diploma in Creative & Media: Providers

  • Southwark College

  • Harris Academy Bermondsey

  • Harris Academy East Dulwich

  • The Charter School

  • Kingsdale Foundation School

  • Bacon’s City Technology College



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Diploma in Society, Health & Development: Providers

  • Southwark College

  • Harris Academy Bermondsey

  • Harris Academy East Dulwich

  • Notre Dame School

  • Walworth School

  • Sacred Heart School

  • St Saviour & St Olave’s School

  • St Michael’s School



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Diploma in Engineering: Lambeth & Southwark Providers

  • Southwark College

  • Walworth School

  • St Saviour & St Olave’s School

  • Lambeth College

  • Lilian Bayliss School

  • Lambeth Academy

  • London Nautical School

  • Stockwell Park School


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Diploma in Engineering: Joint Numbers

  • Level 1- 206 places

  • Level 2- 220 places

  • Level 3- 78 places


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Southwark Diploma Capital Bid

  • VLE Extranet/SG Website £180k

  • PDAs for all Level 3 students £75k

  • Videoconferencing facilities £70k

  • Diploma management systems £175k

  • Expansion of medical ward at Southwark College £100k

  • IT suite for Functional Skills £40k

  • Software for C&M, IT and SHD £242k


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Joint Engineering Capital Bid

  • Engineering/Technology demo kits £60k

  • Shared practical equipment £70k

  • Small laboratory £70k

  • Capital equipment per provider £650k total

  • Bus, trailer and fitting out £70k

  • Running costs £105k


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Gateway Implementation 2007-

  • Curriculum Development/Quality-

    LoL Groups

  • Workforce Development

  • Employer Engagement

  • Information, Advice and Guidance

  • Functional Skills

  • Pilots 2007-8


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Second 5 Lines of Learning

  • Business, Admin and Finance

  • Manufacturing

  • Hospitality & Catering

  • Land-Based/Environmental

  • Hair & Beauty


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Third 4 Lines of Learning

  • Public Services

  • Sport and Leisure

  • Retail

  • Travel and Tourism


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End of presentation

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