Presentation on theme: "National Apprenticeship Service/Skills Funding Agency"— Presentation transcript:
1 National Apprenticeship Service/Skills Funding Agency The Future of Higher Apprenticeships in England – Implications and Opportunities for Higher Education Delivery of Existing Higher Apprenticeships, Targets and Opportunities for HEIs and ProvidersMatthew FletcherNational Apprenticeship Service/Skills Funding Agency4th April 2014
2 What is the market?Existing FrameworksTargetsOpportunities
3 Composition of the Market EmployerLearnerHEI/Providers
4 Composition of the Market EmployerProfessional BodiesLearnerHEI/Providers
6 Content Existing Frameworks Employers and Learner Participation Richard TrailblazersUniversities UKProfessional BodiesLocal Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)Summary
7 Existing Frameworks Discrete by sector- Financial/Technical Specialist Generic to business- Generic Business SupportDeveloped as progression to existing frameworksDeveloped through specific initiatives – HigherApprenticeship FundResource intensiveEntry to the marketHigher Apprenticeships FrameworksFull List of Higher Apprenticeship Frameworks available in 2014:* denotes still in developmentAccounting Advanced Manufacturing Engineering L4 Advertising and Marketing Communications Agriculture Banking Business and Administration Business, Innovation and Growth Care Leadership and Management Commercial Airline Piloting* Construction Technical and Professional Contact Centre Operations Creative and Digital Media: Interactive Media* Employment Related Services Engineering Environmental Technologies* Express Logistics Facilities Management Fashion and Textiles (Technical) Food and Drink Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Insurance IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals Legal Services* Life Sciences Management Power Engineering (Utilities Engineering Operations)* Professional Services: Audit, Accountancy, Tax* Professional Services: Audit, Tax, Management Consultancy Project Management Providing Financial Advice Public Relations Retail Management* Space Engineering* Supply Chain Management Sustainable Building Technologies* Sustainable Resource Management* The Water Industry (Systems Operation and Management / Waste Management Water) The Water Industry (Utilities Network Management) Vehicle Maintenance and Repair* Work based learning for Practitioners
8 Employers and Learners Targets/OpportunitiesApprenticeship activity by employer sizeApprenticeship activity by sectorApprenticeship activity by regionApprenticeship activity by level
9 Richard Trailblazers Phase 1 sectors Aerospace; Automotive; Digital Industries; Electrotechnical;Energy and Utilities; Financial Services; Food and DrinkManufacturing; Life Science & Industrial Sciences.Phase 2 sectors‘A to T’ including Accountancy, Law and NursingAssigning a level should come at the end of thedevelopment process when the draft standard is submitted.
10 Universities UK‘Part-time and mature students are a great success story for UK higher education…We are talking about huge numbers- nearly half a million undergraduate students studying part-time in the UK in …Yet something is wrong. Following a decade of slow decline, the numbers of students recruited to part-time courses since in England fell by 40% for undergraduate courses over two years: equivalent to 105,000 fewer students.’Professor Sir Eric Thomas ,The power of part-time : Review of part-time and mature higher education, Universities UK
11 The power of part-time A powerhouse for skills: Nearly half a million people in the UK studying part-time atundergraduate level inVast majority – nine out of ten- aged between 21 and 65Most studying vocational courses and in continuous full-timeemployment.Sixty-two percent are female and thirty-eight percent aremaleForty-five percent are parents with dependant children (inEngland)Fewer than one third received financial support from theiremployer (in England)
12 The power of part-time UUK found: Many employers and potential students are not sufficientlyaware of the value of part-time higher education and do notalways fully understand the options, including financialopen to them2. Information is patchy for potential students trying to find outabout available courses and student finance information3. There is a lack of visibility of the part-time offer
13 The power of part-time UUK found (cont’d): 4. Opportunities exist for higher education providers to do more to attract and support part-time students, including through the development of more flexible learning approaches.5. Part-time study is highly vocational, yet there are opportunities for more employer-focused provision.6. There are opportunities for part-time study to be supported through Local Enterprise Partnerships in England
14 The power of part-timeR3. Universities and colleges should take bold steps to meet the needs of potential part-time students and improve the part-time experience.Consider the student life cycle, methods of flexible learning including on-line delivery.Consider how partnerships between higher education institutions and further education colleges can sustain and promote opportunities to study part-time.
15 The power of part-timeHigher education providers with the largest number of UK-domiciled part-time undergraduate students in absolute terms after the Open University:Teeside UniversityBirkbeck, University of LondonCoventry UniversityUniversity of Central LancashireStaffordshire UniversityLondon South Bank UniversityThe University of HullAnglia Ruskin UniversityEdge Hill University
16 The power of part-time What are they studying? Strong bias towards vocational subjects. Most popular are subjects allied to medicine; business and administration; and education.The majority of part-time students are aiming for professional qualifications and higher education certificates and credits.
17 The power of part-time Trends Decline in female students exacerbated the longer-term drop in student numbers.Female students over-represented in sectors under particular pressure (education, health, public administration)Biggest fall in entrants is among those in their thirties.National decrease in entrants between and felt more strongly in the north of England than the south ranging from -59% in the North East to -12% in the East of England. Similar to the decrease in the full-time applications.Reasons for regional changes important as part-time students not as mobile as full-time students.
18 The power of part-timeR4. Employer-focused part-time higher education which meets the needs of the local economy should be boosted...work in partnership with employers to develop more flexible and innovative approaches to meeting the needs of part-time students…need to step up longer-term partnership arrangements with employers, while at the same time employers need to get better at articulating skills needs.UUK will work with UKCES to highlight innovative ways of working with employers..UUK urges its members to work with Local Enterprise Partnerships to raise awareness and access to part-time higher education study, supporting the local growth and skills agenda
19 The power of part-timeR4. Employer-focused part-time higher education which meets the needs of the local economy should be boosted.The University of Warwick – SEFDEYDurham University – KPMG/ICAEWCBI – Tomorrow’s growth: New routes to higher skills
20 Professional BodiesHighly relevant and an integral partner to Apprenticeship development and deliveryProfile significantly raised through Richard ReviewApprenticeships as a route to professional qualificationPARN survey made up of 37 professional bodiesAlmost 3 million individual professionals represented by the survey respondentsPARN estimates that there are approximately 13.3 million professionals in the UKHigher Apprenticeships and Professional Bodies A report for the National Apprenticeship Service by Christina Williams & William Hanson 2011Professional Associations Research Network
21 Professional Bodies Survey findings: 49% of respondents were aware of Apprenticeships in their sectorOnly 27% of respondents have members qualified through this route70% thought a Higher Apprenticeship would be an appropriate way to gain full professional status in their sector73% indicated their interest in Higher Apprenticeships (38% being very interested)70% interested in embedding Higher Apprenticeships in routes to entry for their profession
22 Local Enterprise Partnerships Partnerships between businesses and local authorities to drive economic growth and create jobs.The 39 LEPs each develop a:Local Growth PlanSkills StrategyApprenticeship Action Plan
23 Local Enterprise Partnerships Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEPDeveloped a three pronged local development strategy based around the top level objectives:Business, People and PlaceSelected five priority growth sectors to set the pace and build capacity to grow employment and the economy.Advanced Manufacturing and EngineeringICTCultural BuzzLife SciencesEnvironmental TechnologiesA further six sectors have been identified where there is a continuing skills demand.
24 Local Enterprise Partnerships Hertfordshire LEPPriority 1 - Maintaining our global excellence in science and technologyPriority 2 - Harnessing our relationships with London(and elsewhere)Priority 3 - Re-invigorating our places for the 21st Century
25 Local Enterprise Partnerships Five key domains of activitysatellites and commercial applications of space;• life sciences, genomics and synthetic biology;• regenerative medicine ;• agri-science; and• the big data revolution and energy-efficient computing.Four growth sectors• film and media;• sport, leisure and cultural activities, and tourism more generally;• financial and business services; and• high-end logistics.