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1 Structure and delivery of Diplomas WVLLN 18 June 2009 Pam Hayes

2 Focus: Diplomas Getting to Grips with the DiplomaGetting to Grips with the Diploma

3 14-19 Pathways Traditional Academic (GCSE, A Levels)Traditional Academic (GCSE, A Levels) Diplomas (Broad - Applied Academic)Diplomas (Broad - Applied Academic) ApprenticeshipsApprenticeships Foundation Learning TierFoundation Learning Tier ? Vocational/Occupational – eg BTEC, OCR, ASDAN, NVQs

4 BTEC from 2010 Current BTEC Firsts and nationals aligned to new QCF as stand alone qualifications - possible 5 th pathwayCurrent BTEC Firsts and nationals aligned to new QCF as stand alone qualifications - possible 5 th pathway Existing BTEC qualifications available until 31 August 2010.Existing BTEC qualifications available until 31 August New programmes applicable from 1 September 2010New programmes applicable from 1 September 2010 Smaller BTECs – ASL to support Diplomas, GCSEs, NVQs, ApprenticeshipsSmaller BTECs – ASL to support Diplomas, GCSEs, NVQs, Apprenticeships Need to check on ‘accredited qualifications’ website to confirm what is allowed within the Diploma as ASLNeed to check on ‘accredited qualifications’ website to confirm what is allowed within the Diploma as ASL

5 Options One size does not fit all!

6 IAG In the SW last year 5,000 young people dropped out of post 16 learning due to inappropriate advice. Huge IAG agenda - all those involved in IAG need to have a clear understanding of the programmes on offer (Teachers, Connexions, Parents)

7 Why are Diplomas different? Diplomas: enable academic learning to be developed within a vocational or applied contextenable academic learning to be developed within a vocational or applied context are delivered in a partnership between schools, further education colleges, training providers and industry, often involving higher educationare delivered in a partnership between schools, further education colleges, training providers and industry, often involving higher education bring opportunities for new styles of learningbring opportunities for new styles of learning 50% must be work related50% must be work related include work experienceinclude work experience include other qualificationsinclude other qualifications

8 Three different levels Equivalent in size to 5 GCSE’s at grades D to G Foundation Equivalent in size to 7 GCSE’s at grades A* to C Higher Equivalent in size to 3.5 A levels Progression Award – equivalent in size to 2 A levels Advanced

9 Principal Learning Mainly sector related learning Skills development in context Applied learning Rich and varied learning environments Additional and/or Specialist Learning Identified list of short programmes leading to specialist/complementary learning Allows for flexibility and specialisation Supports progression

10 Generic Learning Functional skills in English, Mathematics and ICT Personal, learning and thinking skills Experiential learning Project Work experience

11 Grading Overall Diploma grade will come from the Principal Learning and Project Compensation between units will be allowed AdvancedA*ABCDEU

12 Guided Learning Hours These include teacher contact hours and self directed learning, research, rehearsals,performances,etc GLHPLProjASLPLTSFSTotal Advanced N/A1080

13 PointsEDCBAA* Prin Learning Ex Project Add/Specialist FS PLTS W Exp TOTAL GCEs GCE EQUIVALENTS

14 The Diploma Timetable Construction and the Built Environment Engineering Society, Health and Development Information Technology Information Technology Creative and Media Business Administration and Finance Hair and Beauty Hospitality and Catering Land Based and Environmental Manufacturing Public Services Retail Sport and Leisure Travel and Tourism ScienceLanguagesHumanities ENTITLEMENT

15 Progression from ….2010 Construction and the Built Environment Creative and Media Engineering Information Technology Information Technology Society, Health and Development 2011 Business Administration and Finance Hair and Beauty Studies Hospitality Land Based and Environmental Studies Manufacturing and Product Design 2012 Public Services Retail Business Sport and Active Leisure Travel and Tourism 2013 HumanitiesLanguagesScience

16 National picture 72% Secondary Schools/Community Colleges and 88% of FE Colleges will be offering Diplomas Over 75% will be taught with the support of local universities and employers 317 partnerships will be delivering one or more Diploma 5 partnerships will be delivering all 10 lines (Plymouth, Barnsley, Wolverhampton, Kingswood and Sunderland) from 2009 …..

17 June 2009 – South Gloucestershire Kingswood Partnership: Sept 2008: 420 students engaged in Diplomas Sept 2009: Approx 650 students engaged in Diplomas Concorde Partnership: Sept 2009: Approx 70 students engaged in Diplomas By 2013 this is likely to be 40% of all Post 14 learners across S Glos following 17 subjects …. This could represent 4000 students or more?

18 Diploma Structure Activity Working with the Level 3 Advanced Diploma, arrange the cards to lay out the structure of the Diploma. Principal learning Additional/Specialist learning Generic learning (Functional Skills, Work Experience, PLTS)

19 Diploma Structure Unit Titles, Rules of CombinationUnit Titles, Rules of Combination ThemesThemes Overall DisciplinesOverall Disciplines Sub-DisciplinesSub-Disciplines Extended ProjectExtended Project Personal, Learning, Thinking SkillsPersonal, Learning, Thinking Skills Functional SkillsFunctional Skills

20 Questions How well equipped are we to include Diploma qualifications in future offers?How well equipped are we to include Diploma qualifications in future offers? How clear is the message we are giving?How clear is the message we are giving?


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