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1 Championing Young Peoples Learning London ESF Youth Programme Strategic Context Sarah Carrick, Senior Commissioning Adviser, Young Peoples Learning Agency Championing Young Peoples Learning

2 Strategic Context The Importance of Teaching – continued commitment to raising the participation age – 17 by 2013, 18 by 2015 Supporting Youth Employment Wolf Review of Vocational Education Young Londoners - Successful Futures 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

3 Championing Young Peoples Learning NEET in London Proportion of young people who are NEET tends to be lower in London than in England (5.1% v 6.1%) Maintaining position in current economic climate But… Still 8,960 (March 2011) young people not in education, employment or training Youth unemployment rapidly increasing (Figures taken from London Skills & Employment Observatory)

4 Championing Young Peoples Learning Role of the YPLA Ownership of the specification Maintain an overall view of delivery against the specification to ensure that contract variations are reflective of local requirements Main conduit through which information, including wider provision data and analysis, is made available to local authorities

5 Championing Young Peoples Learning Role of the Local Authority The key leadership role to champion the interests of all young people in their area Improve and develop the market to support learning opportunities, including referral mechanisms Work with providers individually and/or in partnership to influence and shape the provision on offer Utilise local intelligence and performance data to achieve the above

6 Championing Young Peoples Learning Role of London Councils: Young Peoples Education and Skills Pan-London leadership for education and training provision in relation to the current and future needs of learners and employers Support local authorities in undertaking their statutory functions Assistance to other stakeholders in planning, policy and provision

7 Championing Young Peoples Learning Role of the Skills Funding Agency Main co-financing body and accountable for the performance of the ESF programme as a whole Manage all procurement, contracts, monitoring, payments, and direct provider relationships / discussions around agreeing contractual changes / contract queries

8 Championing Young Peoples Learning Notable Points of Interaction YPLA Skills Funding Agency Local Authorities/ London Councils The ProvisionThe Provider Procurement Data & Intelligence

9 Championing Young Peoples Learning Development of Specifications Pre-NEET NEET Apprenticeships

10 Championing Young Peoples Learning Rationale behind the Pre-NEET Specification Support young people to improve their level of achievement and attendance in mainstream education, training or employment Flexibility for providers to design personalised support for the young people Focus the investment on the young people most at risk of dropping out or under-achieving Target the investment to ensure that all young people in London can access support – but building in some flexibility to reflect travel to study patterns

11 Championing Young Peoples Learning Connexions levels of support Intensive Support – young people facing multiple barriers who need access to a range of specialist services Supported – young people who are at risk of not participating effectively in education and training e.g. those whose aspirations do not relate to their abilities; who do not attend school regularly; who have learning difficulties or disabilities, who are unlikely to achieve as they should Minimum Intervention – young people who need general advice and support at key periods where information, advice and support on educational and vocational issues will be necessary to help them make decisions about their future Source: DfE Management Information Requirement from the Client Caseload Information System

12 Championing Young Peoples Learning Eligibility contractual Requirements (Skills Funding Agency) Legally resident in the United Kingdom; and have the right to work in the United Kingdom, with no restrictions on taking up employment Young people enrolled in school, college, pupil referral until, with other learning provider or are employed / on an Apprenticeship programme

13 Championing Young Peoples Learning Future Developments Launch of NEET ESF programme – using part of previous LDA ESF allocations Working with Greater London Authority on remaining ESF available to support young people


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