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Colegau Cymru Update & New DfES contract work PWCHETS October 3 rd 2014 Fran Hopwood and Katy Burns Autumn 2014 KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs.

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1 Colegau Cymru Update & New DfES contract work PWCHETS October 3 rd 2014 Fran Hopwood and Katy Burns Autumn 2014 KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

2 Challenges in transition to WBQ 5 year transition from LAPs to full new WBQ 14/15 new Learning Programme and new funding methodology 15/16 Learning Programmes plus new WBQ but old GCSEs and ESW proxies 16/17 new WBQ with new GCSEs taught 17/18 new WBQ and entrant with new GCSEs 18/19 transition complete? KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

3 Transition Sept‘15Nov’15Jun’16Sept’16Nov’16Jun’17Sept’17Nov’17 ESW Final Cert New ESW Old GCSE Final Ass New GCSE taught New GCSE First Ass GCSE First re-sit Old Post-16 WBQ (1yr) Final CertNot available New Post-16 WBQ taught ESW / GCSE proxy available First CertESW proxy for GCSE not available Old Post-16 WBQ Adv Y2 only Summer Cert Final CertNot available New Post-16 WBQ Legacy GCSE proxy available First Cert KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

4 New WBQ potential scenarios Learners progressing from schools with low grades in current GCSE in 2015 Initial assessment profile post new GCSE – impact on FE and re-sits Attainment with higher grades – validity of GCSE Attainment with lower grades – challenge for FE New WBQ attainment responds to new GCSE KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

5 WBQ exceptions Universal adoption – new WBQ is not for all learners and seeking agreement on exceptions Access to Higher Education NEETS LLDD who may progress to Foundation WBQ 1 year Level 3 programmes with purpose of progressing to employment or apprenticeship Foundation Art & Design KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

6 DfES Contract 2014/ Survey colleges to identify current good practice in GCSE re-sits including the outcomes of the re-sits taken and grade inflation Based on this identify how existing good practice may improve outcomes in the new GCSEs with specialist ES and GCSE staff With the staff develop a CPD programme to improve re-sit outcomes, attainment and progression Deliver the CPD programme to FE and ACL sectors QA the CPD programme and its impact on practice KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

7 DfES Contract 2014/ Establish task and finish groups for ten vocational areas to design the Essential Skills controlled tasks at L1, L2 and L3 Ensure each group has a ColegauCymru facilitator, 3 ES specialists (Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy), 2 NTfW representatives, 2 FE vocational specialists and include an ACL, Basic skills and WBQ specialist Develop and moderate the vocational controlled tasks for Essential Skills; QA the controlled tasks with AOs; Pilot and evaluate the fitness for purpose of the controlled tasks with a representative sample of learners KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

8 DfES Contract 2014/ Establish 10 task and finish groups for each vocational area to design the WBQ challenges at L1, L2 and L3 Ensure each group has a ColegauCymru facilitator, 3 ES specialists (Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy), 2 FE vocational specialists and an ACL, Basic skills and WBQ specialist Develop and moderate with FE the vocational challenges QA the controlled tasks with AO Pilot and evaluate the fitness for purpose of the challenges with a representative sample of learners KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

9 ColegauCymru Board CEO and SMT Project Management Katy Burns Fran Hopwood Jan Hiscox (QA role) tbc Establish Vocational & Review Groups Participants sign up to outcomes & timescale Monthly financial reports under agreed cost centres Vocational Controlled Task Groups scheduled, work completed, reviewed and refined as necessary CPD developed & delivered GCSE Research Create GCSE working group CPD development Training the trainers CPD Delivery Vocational Controlled Task pilot Groups scheduled, work completed, reviewed and refinements made to process as necessary Set up expert group* (facilitators & quality/review roles) Link work to key networks for review / consultation Set up steering group, define role of the group and cycle of meetings Confirm challenges group members and schedule meetings – work completed, reviewed and refined as necessary CPD developed & delivered Maintain working links with WJEC and regional consortia support officers DfES Contract – Project management

10 KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs Group Each main vocational area ES Outcomes Controlled tasks in line with specs. WBQ Outcomes At level E, L,.2,3 Hair & BeautyControlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Hosp. & Catering Travel & Tourism Controlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Business & IT Controlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Construction Controlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Creative Industries Controlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Engineering Controlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Health & Social Care Controlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Land-based Studies Controlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge Sport & LeisureControlled tasks – Comms, Maths & DL at Level 1, 2 and 3 Community Challenge Global Citizenship Challenge Enterprise & Emp Challenge DfES Contract – Development Phase

11 DfES Contract – CPD phase Key components: identification and agreement for the CPD delivery team for FE, ACL and WBL agree the programme of delivery detailing timescales and venues of - College based CPD Pan Wales network based CPD Webinar based CPD (being developed with JISC) Develop CPD material and train the trainers Deliver the CPD programme and review Feed- back will be requested for all CPD sessions to maintain quality and refine the training if necessary. KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

12 DfES Contract Challenges for us all: timescales very tight with most delivered by March 2015 need to secure staff from providers recognising the challenges that poses to release them need to liaise effectively with different DfES sections, regional consortia’s role with schools, AOs especially WJEC AO’s CPD is on qualification content and assessment criteria Regional consortia and ColegauCymru emphasis is on pedagogy and best practice KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs

13 Other Updates Qualifications Changes Teacher Registration Tribal Update Programmes and Funding Update More Able & Talented Project Estyn Update Value Added Project KB + FH Autumn 2014 Update SCMs


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