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1 Presentation to PACE Regional Meeting November 2014 By Ainsley Cheetham

2 Latest update 16-18 year olds Funding 16-18 year olds 2015-2016 Information from the EFA letter to the sector 24 October 2014

3 The key messages 2015/16 Funding rate to be announced in January 2015 English and Maths disadvantage uplift to remain at £480 per subject for full time students and 18 year olds Students with a GCSE grade “D” in English and Maths to continue on GCSE programmes Large programme uplift from academic year 2016/17 Traineeship and Apprenticeship numbers and programmes to grow. Free School meal rate to remain at £2.41 per day

4 More detail Large programme Uplift Will come into force when FPF comes to an end Based on lagged data (I suspect from the achievement data for students in academic year 2014/15) 10% uplift to the base rate for study programmes of 4A levels and 20% uplift for study programmes of 5 A levels where the student passes4or5 A levels respectively at grade B 20% uplift to the base rate for the full level 3 International Baccalaureate (IB) where a student achieves 28 points 10% uplift to the base rate for Technical Baccalaureate (TB) programme that are the equivalent of 4 A levels in size and 20% for those that are the size of the full level 3 IB or larger, on the basis of qualifications passed. When the Tech level and Core maths grading requirements come into effectthis will be taken into account

5 Latest Update 19+ Funding and Apprenticeships Taken From various Documents November 2014

6 The Key messages Reduction in 19+ budget, expect a further 10% Focus on programmes for unemployed, up skilling and re-training More money diverted to employers for Apprenticeships, principle of £1 paid by employer matched by £2 from the state. Increase in the amount of money into loan accounts Review of funding rates and priorities for 19-24 year olds including the principle of loans and fees. Influence of LEP on funding priorities Greater use of Traineeships with outcomes into work with further training. Continued emphasis on English and Maths including ESOL to ensure those entering or in work have the skills needed.

7 More details Introduction of new apprenticeship standards will require a different approach to how Apprenticeship programmes are funded and designed, with less restriction on where and when training will be delivered more focus on job competency outcomes. Small employers less than 50 employees will have different funding arrangements to large employers. Small employer grants and other payments could make it difficult for employers to fully understand how to use the system. Providers free to deliver what they want but the state will only pay for what is a Local, Regional or National priority to enable social cohesion/mobility and employability. Qualifications which are fundable will be on LAR’s and providers should regularly check that the qualification is valid

8 Changes to the Way we work and are judged – in no particular order!! New working arrangements with all students and adult learners. Work placements and experience to be clearly defined with positive outcomes Management understand of the Freedoms and Flexibilities of the system– greater chance of getting it wrong--- or right Data and information – internal and external relating to employers and job opportunities Greater understanding of the qualifications needed for employment and further study locally. Performance and monitoring system to judge value for money and quality of provision, internally and externally Enterprise and Innovation, how do encourage and develop 16-18 year olds--- more importantly how do students continue to apply the principles after they leave you? Finally Changes to working practices and income streams will make change inevitable. But ensuring students get a quality experience whilst with you, still remains the key focus of all that we do.

9 Characteristics of Future Funding Arrangements  Increased localism  Strategic links with economic and social policies  Responsive to different market needs and wants  Shift of skills funding away from the state and increasingly on to beneficiaries  Direct purchasing power in hands of users especially employers  Rigorous performance management, especially of outcomes for learners – destinations, progression (through learning) and earnings changes  Value for public money in all arrangements

10 What does the FE Commissioner have to say!. The 10 “C” in his recent letter to the sector; Clarity – purpose and needs of Students/ Learners Connectivity – aware of what is happening in your sector Confidence – sufficient self confidence to implement change Complacency (lack of) - All staff are encouraged to work hard to self improve Consistency – 100% compliant to systems, policies and procedures Cohesion – sense of common purpose and student success Challenge - hold difficult conversations at all levels Creativity – Take measured risks and explore new ways of doing things Celebration - Recognise success, but Praise is often more frequent than criticism Care – Support for staff and students tailed to individual needs and College goals

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