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Bob Evans firstname.lastname@example.org@lsc.gov.uk 0114 267 5031
LSC Role & Remit l Planning & funding body responsible for all post 16 education & training provision apart from prescribed HE. l Determined to enable all learners to reach their potential. l Involved in a Strategic Area Review StAR of all post 16 provision, Modern Apprenticeships, Skills Strategy and Work Experience. l Delivering both economic prosperity and social cohesion.
The Wider Context l AimHiger & Excellence Challenge. l Employer engagement – ETP. l Foundation Degrees. l Information Advice & Guidance. l Creating & supporting 14-19 reforms.
The LSC View – (1) l We support the Government’s HE target. l We believe that quality vocational options at 14-19 are equally valid for all pupils. l For schools the new AimHigher must support a fresh approach to provision.
LSC View (2) l In HEI’s a new balance has to be struck between the vocational and the academic. l More flexible delivery with a better balance for full and part-time courses. l Employer engagement will increase in significance as curriculum changes are implemented.
Our Challenge In 1979, 374,000 apprentices were trained compared to 200,000 now. Less than half are AMAs. Cassels target of 28% with a baseline of 10%. Only a minority of apprentices complete the NVQ to level 3. And considerably less the full framework.
Our Challenge Limited availability of Foundation degrees – but growing. Few Creating an integrated HE progression strategy. Emerging 14-19 strategies but patchy with limited HE progression pathways.
Performance our Focus South Yorkshire Target 99/00 (adjusted) 00/0101/02 Estimated 02/03 Position 2004 Target 1. 80% of 49,500 16-18 year olds in structured learning by 2004 ( 39,600 ) 71 ( 34,787 ) 71% (33,256) 71.5% (34,240) 75 ( 37,125 ) 80% (39,627) 2. 80% of 15,708 young people to be at Level 2 by age 19 by 2004 ( 12,566 ) 64% (10,030) 62.3% (9,792) 62 ( 9,800 ) 68 ( 10,660 ) 80% (12,566) 3. 40.5% of 15,708 young people to be at Level 3 by age 19 by 2004 ( 6,362 ) 32.5% (5,112) 30.3% (4,770) n/k 40.5% (6,362)
Present Position l Little Change in numbers recently / currently engaged in learning. l Significant reduction in those not engaged since leaving school – now less than10%. l Participation patterns in learning remain similar – but more individuals from work poor households now in learning - 17% compared to 5% in 2000. l Learning remains linked to job prospects & employment.
Systemic Issues Combination of barriers; l Awareness with HE admissions tutors. l Variability of type of MA frameworks. l Variability of courses in academic requirements. l Low aspiration with MAs to pursue HE – (student debt). l Low level of young people opting for Vocational provision as a pathway to HE.
Strategy For South Yorkshire The HE strategy in South Yorkshire is divided into three phases:- 13-16 where the objective is to raise aspirations towards higher education. 16-19 which has transition to, and preparation for, HE as its focus. 19+ which concentrates on pathways and progression routes into HE, especially for learners from non-traditional routes such as Mature Access courses, vocational courses, Modern Apprenticeships, NVQs and community learning routes.
Building Pathways l Reflects our interest in enabling people reach their potential. l Offers an opportunity to address the nation’s higher skills needs. l Builds on the reforms of 14-19 provision, vocational GCSE’s and young apprenticeships. l Supports widening participation. l Underpins our aspiration for coherence.