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1 UK Sector Skills Councils Stephan John Head of Vocational Policy

2 2 People 1st The Sector Skills Council for the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism industries - ensuring that the skills employers need are the skills they get.

3 3 Influencing Education & Skills SSC Employers Government & Education SSCs…working skilfully and deftly at the interface between government & education on the one hand as well as industry & the workforce on the other.

4 4 Why Sector Skills Councils?

5 5 Our remit from UK Government To reduce skills gaps & shortages Improve productivity Increase opportunities to boost skills & productivity Improve learning supply What are Sector Skills Councils?

6 6 Ensuring skills meet industry demands

7 7 Who does People1st represent? Pubs, bars, nightclubs Hospitality services Gambling Hotels Visitor attractions Tourism services Youth hostels Restaurants Travel services Holiday parks Membership clubs Contract food service providers Events and conferences Self-catering accommodation

8 8 People1sts Aim The right number of people with the right skills and qualifications at the right time. Thereby improving the profitability, retention and appeal of this dynamic sector. People1sts vision The Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism Sector delivering world class productivity through its skilled people.

9 9 What we offer Research National occupational standards Qualification Strategy Qualifications Approval Career pathways Qualifications directory Courses directory Training directory Quality marking Benchmarking Skills satisfaction surveys Message boards Case studies Newsletters Development Promotion

10 10 UK Commission for Employment and Skills achieve increased employment retention and progression, skills and productivity drive and shape the skills and employment system to meet the needs of employers and individuals express its advice and recommendations to the governments in the UK fund and manage the performance of the Sector Skills Councils, advising Ministers on their re-licensing.

11 11 The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils - TASSC Acts as the collective voice of the Sector Skills Councils Promotes understanding of the role of SSCs Co-ordinates policy positions and strategic work on skills Helps build the performance capability of the Sector Skills Councils

12 12 Infrastructural Action Government Ministries Employers and Employer Bodies Institutions (Hospitality)

13 13 Licensing Sector Skills Councils

14 14 The skills development cycle Job Roles Skills Apprenticeships Training Providers Qualifications

15 15 People1st and Employers Employer Panels Help oversee specific Research and Policy work Ensure that National Occupational Standards reflect the competencies of job roles undertaken in the functional area Ensure that robust apprenticeship frameworks are developed Oversee the roll out of the apprenticeship strategy to help increase the effectiveness of apprenticeship delivery

16 16 UK Skills Development Team government, agencies and employers of all sizes share best practice and innovation skills and productivity

17 17 Sector Skills Agreement Agreements between employers, Government, education and learning providers & other players Major survey – needs and priorities Review current provision and gaps Leading to… Partner agreements Funding evidence & recommendations Collaborative training development

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19 19 National Skills Academy Key Features Led and supported by employers Focus on chefs, customer service, leadership & mgt Excellent training, quality assured to the highest levels Hot house for new programmes and qualifications Unrivalled innovation - cutting edge solutions Reputation for excellence nationwide

20 20 ACADEMY EXECUTIVE Supported by employers Led By Employers through a National Board Delivery via New and Innovative Facilities Delivery via The Apex of Learning Providers

21 21 The Diploma Characteristics Progression: –into employment, apprenticeship or FE/HE Credible content –Consultation with HE and employers –Sector research Needs of learners, employers and FE/HE A realistic educational programme based on applied learning –Prepares learners for the next step 14-19yrs Diploma

22 22 Key components of Diplomas Principal learning (the core for every learner) Specialist/additional learning (choices) Functional skills of Maths, English and ICT Personal, learning and thinking skills – very important for the industry Project work Work experience – a minimum of 10 days 14-19yrs Diploma

23 23 Presentations to schools - To provide role models in terms of career ambitions Offer Work Experience - To highlight our working conditions Offer Job Shadow visits - To show teachers first hand the opportunities in our industry Visits to hotel premises - To highlight range of jobs and environments Employment Opportunities - Including Career pathways Employer Advisory Boards - Shape training and future graduates/employees Assignment Presentations - Show the human face of our industry 14-19yrs Diploma Why Employers need to support it?

24 24 National Occupational Standards (NOS) National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe what an individual needs to do, know, and understand in order to carry out a particular job or function.

25 25 How can National Occupational Standards be used? They are used to: form the basis of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and other vocational qualifications. provide managers with a tool for a wide variety of workforce management and quality control offer a framework for training and development Improving quality of goods and services Increasing productivity

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27 27 What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are programmes of learning that include defined competence, knowledge and transferable development for work, in work. Therefore the primary demand should come from employers. People1st recommends that all apprentices should be employed in order to complete.

28 28 People1st Challenges Government policy Insufficient support from Agencies Employer Engagement Developing standards and qualifications for all employers Pay and conditions in the industry


30 30 People1st THANK YOU

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