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LEARNING & SKILLS COUNCIL – CONTEXT AND PRIORITIES 6 December 2007 Presented to South London Learning Partnership Main Board Meeting By Vic Grimes, Area.

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1 LEARNING & SKILLS COUNCIL – CONTEXT AND PRIORITIES 6 December 2007 Presented to South London Learning Partnership Main Board Meeting By Vic Grimes, Area Director - LSC London South

2 Machinery of Government Changes LSC’s Statement of Priorities Train to Gain – Plan for Growth Local Initiative Development Funding Introduction

3 Machinery of Government – Quick Reminder Department for Children, Families and Schools Young People: –14-19 policy and strategy –Funding of all provision –Sponsorship of School 6th Forms and 6th Form Colleges –Activities to support quality improvement –Children in care

4 Machinery of Government (cont) Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills Adults Learning and Skills: –FE strategy and implementation –Skills strategy and implementation –Train to Gain and Apprenticeships –Standards and performance in FE and Skills

5 Machinery of Government (cont) –Commission for Employment and Skills –Sector Skills Councils –National Skills Academies –Offender Learning –Higher Education –Olympics

6 Machinery of Government – The Way Forward LSC working with DCFS, DIUS, ADCS and LGA Recent joint letter from Ed Balls and John Denham setting out key principles for new ‘systems’ Consultation begins in early 2008 with regional events Consultation finishes March and determines new structures and systems Involves primary legislation so implementation not until September 2009/10

7 Link pre and post 16 provision Secure delivery of the entitlement Support young people most in need Local Authority has overall strategic lead for planning and commissioning in local area Local Authority coordinates activities with other LAs in relation to institutions operating across areas Principles Pertinent to the System

8 Funding model based on where young people participate in learning Recognises the autonomy of all providers National accountability system of performance management with a national funding formula Principles Pertinent to the System (cont)

9 Puts users’ needs first Has a clear focus on delivery Is clear and simple Is flexible and responsive Supports and maintains services to deprived communities Embraces self-regulation and governance Aids integration of Apprenticeships Principles Pertinent to the Post 19 System

10 1.Creating demand for learning and skills 2.Transforming the FE system to meet demand 3.Delivering better skills, better jobs, better lives 4.Securing the Olympics legacy, with more people benefiting from new skills and jobs LSEB Strategy Consultation: London Priorities 2008/09

11 Targets to 2020 Young People Increase educational achievement with the aim of preparing every child and young person with the knowledge and skills to succeed in education and life Adults Improve the skills of the population by 2011, consistent with the aim of having a workforce that has a world- class skills base capable of sustaining economic competitiveness by 2020

12 Milestone targets Young People To increase the participation of 17 year olds to 84 percent by 2010/11, on a trajectory to reach 90 per cent by 2014/15 82 per cent of young people aged of 19 in 2012/13 to achieve at least a Level 2, and 53 per cent to achieve at least a Level 3 Adults 89 per cent of people of working age possessing functional literacy, and 81 per cent possessing functional numeracy skills 79 per cent of working age adults qualified to at least full Level 2 56 per cent of working age adults qualified to at least full level 3 130,000 apprentices to complete the full apprenticeship framework in 2010/11

13 Young People Learner Numbers

14 Young People Funding

15 Young people Offer for 100% of young people – increase participation Deliver entitlement, September Guarantee at 16 AND 17 Roll out of diplomas Target efforts to reduce NEETs Significant growth in Apprenticeships Need to manage costs per young person over time Key Messages

16 Participation rate Apprenticeship growth Employer Engagement Collaboration Opportunities through the Olympics and World Skills What does this mean for London?

17 Adult Learner Numbers

18 Adult Funding

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20 Adults & employers Key purpose of public funding to support people into work & to progress in work through better skills Public funding focus is on disadvantaged – particularly Job Centre Plus clients Colleges & providers to provide ‘blended’ offer to employers: –some fully funded by LSC –some where learners pay fees –some where employers pay fully Ramping up of Train to Gain activity required Key Messages

21 Employability is central purpose: Local Employment Partnerships/JCP partnership Skills for Jobs Employability Demonstration Projects Embedded ESoL with job outcomes Train to Gain: Scale up full level 2 and 3 New flexibilities View it as a service to employers Employer responsiveness What does this mean for London?

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