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Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective David Jones – Principal/Chief Executive.

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1 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective David Jones – Principal/Chief Executive Deeside College

2 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Wales (UK) Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 LIVERPOOL MANCHESTER

3 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Wales Part of United Kingdom (UK) Partly devolved government – includes economy, transport, education & training English and Welsh languages Population: 3 million Unemployment: UK 7.9% - Wales 8.3% - North Wales 6.0% GVA per head as % of UK 73.1 North Wales North East Wales

4 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Further Education Colleges in Wales Public sector Qualifications: A levels, technical, vocational and professional courses for individuals and businesses Age range of students:16+ (some 14-16) Many college students are in employment and study at college part-time Programme of college mergers

5 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Work-based learning Provided by colleges and private sector organisations National Vocational Qualifications – NVQs - assess competence Apprenticeships: nationally recognised frameworks of qualifications specified by employer sector groups Pathways to Apprenticeship Basic and key skills

6 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Employer-specific programmes Technical courses and short courses e.g. on legislation compliance, management Tailored courses – developed by colleges business development departments

7 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Key Vocational Training Areas Accounting and Finance Advanced Manufacturing Aeronautical Engineering Agriculture Business Administration Computing and IT Construction Electronics Hairdressing Beauty & Holistic Therapy Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering Motor Vehicle Engineering

8 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Engaging with Employers Employer breakfasts and seminars with key speakers Vocational sector groups Active personal links at all levels Use existing, local and business- to-business contacts

9 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Food technology Hair and beauty salons Childcare nurseries Farmers and landbased industries Hotels and restaurants Renewable energy Sustainable construction

10 Work Based Learning in the UK – A Wales perspective – June 2013 Large Companies


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