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1 Why spotlight? Understanding the issues What are we doing now ? What we need to do differently Low Adult Skills in Salford

2 Week Stage Project Planning: Key Products & Tasks agreed; Team established; Resources identified; Methods agreed ; Stakeholders Engaged. 1 The Issue SPOTLIGHT; Analysis of the issue and its cause and effects on families, individuals, neighbourhoods Consultations Learners, Providers (managers & tutors), advisers, employers, key stakeholders, schools/BEP, non- learners 4 Our current response Analysis of the commissioning & delivery systems; structures and incentives in the delivery system; Final report & delivery plan Immediate, medium and long term commitments to improve delivery; Presentation to panel of key stakeholders ‘Quick wins’ – supporting local ideas What is Spotlight?

3 Why Spotlight on Adult Skills? Proposal by Skills Funding Agency Changing landscape: new challenges & opportunities for Salford We need to improve the skills base if our economy is to grow Low level adult skills has a high cost for individuals, their families and communities

4 Who has been involved ? Consultations Providers, Learners, Non Learners Employers, Schools, Advisers Work Programme Primes GM/AGMA Reference Project Team Skills and Work Commissioning Team Adult Learning Team, Skills Funding Agency Salford City College Community Learning Partnership Work Based Learning Salford University Reference Group SCC- Trinity Business Centre, Jobcentre Plus, MediaCity Skills Broker, Skills & Work/Next Steps, Salford CVS Connexions, Head of Early Intervention Head of Transformational Learning Probation Economic Solutions, SCC-Community Health & Social Care Skills Spotlight Leader and Lead member for Children’s Services Think Skills and Work Board Strategic Partnership Strategic Stakeholders

5 Do our residents need skills? + Social Cost Homelessness Ill-health Teenage & lone parents Offending Not voting Children with low aspirations & skills Skills at Levels 3+ linked to improvement & prevention of decline in areas Economic Costs 5 times more likely to be workless Estimated cost to economy over £10bn £8,200 per year for those without L2 Numeracy 98% Jobs close to those without qualifications Estimated Cost to business in lost productivity is £500 per employee per year (e.g. SCC £1m per year potential savings ) Yes they do!

6 Economic imperative…. Insert growth sectors Salford’s economy needs people with the right skills

7 Are Salford residents seeking the right skills? What skills does Salford’s economy need both today and tomorrow? All vacancies Sales reps Care assistants Telephone salespersons Collector salespersons and credit agents HGV drivers Customer care Sales related occupations Call centre operators Cleaners, domestics Marketing & sales Hard to fill vacancies Sales reps Care assistants Telephone salespersons Customer care Call centre operators HGV drivers Sales related occupations Cleaners, domestics goods handling and storage occupations Sales and retail assistants Top 10 subject areas Skills for Life Health & public service Retail and commercial Construction, planning and built environment ICT Engineering & manufacturing Education and training Business admin & Law Arts, media and publishing Leisure travel and tourism Key growth sectors: Digital and Media, Manufacturing, Financial & professional

8 Employers want to be part of the process. If we don’t give them the skilled workforce they need, they will look elsewhere The skills training we need for employees Higher level skills Accredited skills Softer, transferable skills Sector specific and specialist skills What we are willing to contribute We will support our employees to learn We should pay towards the cost of training What we think of Salford residents They have low skills levels They are lower working class They are easy to recruit and train Why we are located in Salford No particular reason We have no bias towards Salford, business needs are the most important consideration Employer Views What employers said about skills….

9 What learners, advisors & providers said… Barriers Funding constraints from Level 2 to Level 3 hinders progression Fear of losing benefits Transport Childcare What learners said….. Many had no qualifications Learning/skills improve work & career prospects Has a positive effect on children’s education Has positive impact on health and well being Valued delivery in community locations Desire to progress What Delivers & Advisors said……… Many learners in community provision are below Level 1 in literacy, numeracy & IT More wrap around support is required Lack of confidence and poor communication skills are critical issues Increasing need for higher level skills e.g. IT Advisors lack job market awareness The skills identified to meet Employer needs… Good communication skills IT skills Vocational relevant skills Recent work history Work ready attitude Learners, advisors & providers views

10 Skills in adult years Adults are 19+ Skills levels are measured by qualifications achieved or currently being studied for Low skills are defined as Level 2 and below 56.2% or 84,750 Salford Residents have low skills

11 Stemming the flow-a twenty year legacy Teenage years X Too few young people left secondary education 5 good GCSE passes Childhood years X Less than the national average number of Salford primary schools children achieving Foundation Years ? Potential may have been stifled and early promise lost Adult years X 84,750 (56.2%) Salford residents have low skills ….because today’s adults didn’t reach their full potential as children and the economy no longer needs a large low skilled workforce

12 The skills picture today Foundation Years By 7 children from poorer families who were once in the top 20% for cognitive ability are likely to end up in the bottom 20% Steady improvement in foundation learning consistently above the national average But poor parents’ skills can limit children’s progress

13 Skills in Childhood Steady improvement for 7-11 year olds at both English and maths, now consistently better than the National average 60% Children in lowest reading groups had low skilled parents while only 2% had parents with high skills

14 Skills in Teenage Years Achievements at 16 & 19 are improving but still below national averages Only 27% of low skilled parents have aspirations for their children to continue their education post 16

15 Adult Skills Trends More adults have qualifications notably basic and Level 4+ Falling behind the national average in Level 2 & 3

16 Adult Skills Salford Residents skills base No Qualifications17,000 Below L211,000 L229,000 L324,000 L4 and above33,000 Salford’s low skills base is a major contributor to unemployment and directly impacts on deprivation

17 Summary of skills achievements now? The pool of adults with low skills is still increasingThere is an decrease in the number of adults with no qualification The gap between the national average and Salford continues to widen in the adult population at Level 2 and Level 3 Improvements at both Foundation and Key Stage 2 have improved the skills of Salford children to a level above the national average Achievement at L2 at 16 and L3 at 19 are increasing but still below the national average 70% of the 2020 working age population are already over 16 The higher the level a person is qualified to the more likely they are to be in employment By supporting parents to develop basic skills to at least level 1 it can have an effect on children’s skill levels Two jobs to do tackling the stock and stemming the flow for this changing economy

18 Where do we want to be? Teenage years More young people achieving and progressing Childhood years Pupils leaving primary school achieving better than average Foundation Years Children starting life well Adult years Lower % of adults with low skills We need to change how we do things to improve our skills base

19 Arrangements are complex, funding flows via providers We need to maximise outcomes of this investment Est. £380m into Salford Worklessness FE & Adult Skills Schools/16-18 Providers

20 Our Partnership arrangements are just as complex and fragmented National Government Departments We need to change how we do things in Salford Sub Regional / AGMA LEPGM Employment & Skills Group14-19 SR Group Salford partnership Children’s Trust WBL Provider Group Think Skills and Work Joint Commissioning Group TSW Board Provider Network Adult Learning service CLP CVS Employer engagement group Bridges to Media City Salford Learning Partnership & Sub-groups

21 Adult Years 'Skills for Growth' Freedoms and Flexibilities Changing funding priorities Market-driven provision Foundation Years Refocusing of children’s centres Tickle Review of Early years Foundation Stage Reduction in funding though LA Teenage Years Education Bill Wolf Review Greater autonomy for schools Higher Education funding Childhood Years Introduction of academies at both primary & secondary Changes to the curriculum A time of change The landscape is changing, we need to change too to get the best for Salford

22 Educational Reform - Education Bill, Wolf Review Increased focus on literacy and numeracy English Baccalaureate Review of vocational education Proposal for colleges to take learners aged 14+ Raising of the participation age – 17 by 2013 and 18 by 2015 Introduction of Free Schools, more Academies, UTCs - outside LA control Loss of EMA - Learner Support Fund and Pupil Premium Introduction of All Age Careers Service Careers education and work experience no longer statutory School responsible for securing independent IAG All age telephone and website via National Careers Service Higher Education Loans Statutory duty for local authority remains We have to work with a changing landscape to stem the flow Teenage Years - A time of change

23 We have to make sure they make the right choices to progress We have to make sure they gain the skills employers want Good IAG is critical Teenagers have many options

24 Adult Years - A time of change Freedoms and flexibilities for providers: National contracts, Single Adult Skills Budget Market-driven, demand-led, employer and individual needs Influenced and informed by local partners and stakeholders Overall reduction in funding and will reduce further New priorities for public funding: Active Benefits ClassroomWorkplace /12 Free ESOL Free L2 Free L3 Free L2 Free L3 Free L2 Free L3 Free L2 Free L3 Free L2 Free L3 2012/13 Free L2 Free L3 Free L2 Free L3 L2 co-funded L3 co-funded (loan 2013/14) Free L2 Free L3 L2 co-funded L3 not funded All yearsFree Literacy and Numeracy for all Apprenticeships co-funded (loan 2013/14 if 24+) We have to influence the market to get the best for Salford’s employers and communities, we have to add value to ensure priority groups are supported

25 Adults have many choices whether employed or workless We have to make sure adults make good choices and progress We have to make sure adults gain the skills employers need Good IAG is critical

26 Childcare Support Low Confidence & Self Esteem A LEARNER’S JOURNEY Intro to Basic Construction Cert in Basic Plumbing Key Skills L2 App; of Number & Comm L2 Mechanical Engineering Services Everyday English & Maths Every Day English Mocha Parade L2 Adult Literacy & Numeracy Dyslexia Support Tutorial Support Learning Mentor Support Discretionary Funding Support Learning Champion support APPRENTICESHIP IN PLUMBING

27 1.minimise impact of complex national system and fragmented arrangements have in Salford 2.work with schools, Academies and UTCs to get the best for Salford’s children 3.work with colleges and providers to get the best for Salford’s teenagers and adults 4.influence the market to provide the skills needed for Salford’s economy to grow 5.make sure teenagers and adults make the right choices to progress and gain the skills needed by employers supported by good IAG 6.ensure at risk groups are supported and able to progress, closing the gap The national landscape is changing, we need to change too to get the best for Salford residents & employers Summary - what we need to do differently / better…..

28 Can we trust the market will work? Do nothing Trust that the market will work No influence Incremental change Reactive responsive loose partnership still fragmented system Some influence Fundamental change Proactive response Collaborative delivery Tight partnerships Added value Maximum influence Or do we change, add value and ensure the best for Salford residents and businesses ?

29 What do we have to achieve? Ten key objectives: 1.To increase the up take of L2 & L3 2.To empower deprived communities to drive up demand for learning 3.To ‘Stem the flow’ of young people becoming low skilled adults of future 4.To increase engagement, participation, retention, progression and achievement 5.To make Level 3 the level to which everyone aspires 6.To ensure skills provision responsive to local needs 7.To increase employability of local residents 8.To improve employer engagement and maximise apprenticeship opportunities 9.To partnership readiness to collaborate & improve 10.To create efficiencies & better return on investment

30 How we will achieve this By influencing and adding value Employer engagement Sector route ways in digital media, construction and care Joint employer engagement team, incl. ‘skills broker Incentives for employers, individuals & providers apprenticeships Collaborative strategy and planning Joint Intelligence Hub One partnership, joint team, joint investment Joint ‘Skills and Learning Plan’ Community voice: employers, providers & residents Integrated neighbourhood delivery Community learning champions & wrap around support ( IAG) Extended provider Network Early Intervention & prevention, skills assessments Enhanced neighbour- hood delivery

31 Joined up planning, investment & delivery LMI Data and Intelligence Employer Need Individual Need Overarching Strategy Community Engagement Stakeholder Engagement Priority Communities Priority Sectors/Quals Monitoring Outcomes Evaluating Impact Reviewing Priorities Communicating prioritie s to providers influencing delivery Stimulating demand from employers and communities Direct delivery Procurement Understanding NeedPlanning and Deciding Reviewing Delivery National Priorities Overarching Priorities Funding Eligibility Procurement and Contracting System Prioritising Informing Influencing Collaborating Informing Learning

32 Can we trust the market will work? No cost No guarantees targets groups or skills Need to maximise existing resources Some influence on skills and target residents Economies through partnership Requires resourcing and reprioritisation Added value Maximum influence Support target groups Sharing risk Or do we change, add value and ensure the best for Salford residents and businesses ? Do nothing Trust that the market will work No influence Incremental change Reactive responsive loose partnership still fragmented system Some influence Fundamental change Proactive response Collaborative delivery Tight partnerships Added value Maximum influence

33 One Salford - Skills and Learning Partnership Joint Skills and Learning Plan Shared priorities & intelligence Partnership ‘Offer’ Co-ordinated skills brokerage Joint investment Less duplication & increased outcomes Learning from good practice…..Bridges to MediaCity UK model Providers: Schools, FE, WBL, Third Sector & Work Programme Salford University Employers & business brokers

34 Putting ‘skills & learning’ at the centre of neighbourhood delivery Housing Advice & Support Parenting and Family Support Drugs and alcohol support Welfare benefit, money advice Skills & Learning Skills and Work Support Skills and learning at centre of joint teams Clear roles for communities in planning and delivery Skills assessments embedded within Common needs assessments ‘Community Learning Champions’ Skills and Training Zones Design Principles Offender Management support Health and Wellbeing

35 Sector Routeways work…. SCP products include; Skills Broker; Shared Apprenticeship Scheme; Construction Club Skills Broker 2010/ residents into employment - 91 residents trained - 70 sustained jobs Shared Apprenticeship Scheme - 10 L2’s - 8 permanent jobs - ‘Highly Commended’ at NW Construction Awards 2011 Media City UK - 52% of the workforce from GMR - 12,862 people trained Media City Workforce E.g. Salford Construction Partnership


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