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1 The English College System Ian Ashman Principal Hackney Community College Chairman Association of Colleges London

2 CONTENTS Introduction to the English Education System Introduction to the English Skills System Introduction to English Colleges Example: Hackney Community College

3 3 THE ENGLISH EDUCATION SYSTEM : Age on the 1 st September students Primary School Secondary School With Year (Sixth Form) Sixth Form College University Further Education & Community Colleges Apprenticeship Nursery Secondary School Without Sixth Form THE WORLD OF WORK Note: Learning leaving age rises to 17 in 2013 and 18 in 2015

4 A levels Voc Quals Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Voc Quals Level 2 GCSEs Apprenticeship Voc Quals Level 4 & 5 Level 4 Apprenticeship Basic English, Maths Employability QUALIFICATION ROUTES IN ENGLAND Degree Levels

5 QUALIFICATION LEVELS IN UK/EU LEVELQUALIFICATIONOFFERED BY EntryEntry level certificates e.g. basic skillsColleges 1National Vocational Qualifications L1 GCSE Grades D to G Foundation Diplomas Colleges & Schools 2NVQ 2, 5 GCSEs (A to C) Intermediate Diplomas Colleges & Schools 3NVQ 3, A levels, Advanced DiplomasColleges & Schools 4Certificates of HE e.g. HNCColleges & some Universities 5Foundation Degrees, Higher DiplomasColleges & some Universities 6Bachelor DegreesSome Colleges & All Universities 7Post-Grad Certificates Masters Degrees Some Colleges & All Universities 8DoctoratesAll Universities

6 COLLEGES Responds to local needs to Deliver Skills Qualifications Employers UKCES Plans National Skills Needs Government Sets Policy & Funding SECTOR SKILLS COUNCILS Plans Sector Skills Needs FUNDING AGENCIES Forward funds Monitor delivery OFSTED (Office for standards in Education) Independent Inspection of Quality AWARDING BODIES Design Qualifications to meet SSC requirements DEMAND SIDESUPPLY SIDE ENGLISH SKILLS SYSTEM Communities QUALITY/REGULATION

7 ENGLISH FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGES 350 Further Education Colleges including: Sixth Form Colleges, General Further Education/ Community Colleges, and specialist colleges College provide for: Over 3,000,000 learners per year 80% of adult Basic Skills and English teaching 90% of full time vocational education Over 60% of apprentices 50% progressing to university go through a college 200,000 students studying a degree Over 400,000 people in work, with skills training

8 8 CONTEXT: HACKNEY IN LONDON Hackney is 1 of 32 boroughs in London One of the fastest growing parts of the UK But high unemployment Very diverse community Centrally located Next to the City of London & TechCity One of the 2012 Games Host Boroughs

9 EXAMPLE: HACKNEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (HCC) Mission: Educating students for work and life Meeting employers' and needs for skills Students: Over 8,000 students Aged – 100 Aged – 1,500 full time Aged ,500 full time And 5,000 part time adults

10 EXAMPLE HCC: THE COLLEGE OFFER Breadth: over 300 courses in: Business, Admin, Financial Services Arts & Media Health & Care Construction & Motor Vehicle English, Basic Ed., Learning Difficulties Financial Services Hospitality, Retail & Cleaning Sport, Events, Security, Tourism Science & Humanities Range: Vocational Work Based inc Apprenticeships Academic Leisure Courses Depth: Level 1 to 7

11 ENTRY LEVEL (E1-3) ESOL & Basic Skills, Entry Level Voc Courses LEVEL 1 & 2 First Certificates & Foundation Diplomas GCSEs LEVEL 3 A Levels National Certificates & Diplomas LEVEL 4 & 5 HNDs & Foundation Degrees LEVEL 7 Post Graduate Teacher Training Entry Possible at any level subject to qualifications and experience Internal Progression through all levels Progression to Work Progression to Higher Education and Work COLLEGE CURRICULUM

12 12 OUR RESOURCES Over 400 full-time and part-time staff Extensive staff & leadership development £25m annual budget 25,000 m 2 of accommodation Award-winning design Sports Centre, Nursery, Library Work in 30+ off-site centres And on employers premises

13 GOVERNANCE The College is an Independent FE Corporation Made up of 18 independent Governors: majority business + community, staff, student, Principal Role of Governors: To determine the mission & character of the College To consider & approve 3 year strategy and 1 year plans and budget To monitor progress against plans Role of Managers: To make proposals on strategy and plans To put into place operations to make policy work 13

14 A JOURNEY OF IMPROVEMENT Success Rates Teaching Grades 14

15 15 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES Strategies to improve quality have included: Action focussed, visible leadership Agreement of values and priorities with staff Clear Quality Improvement Plans Comprehensive classroom observation programme Linked to a robust scheme to tackle poor teaching Substantial investment in staff training & qualifications Investment in technology for management & teaching Use of key performance indicators and targets Success rate action plans for the poorest areas and closure where necessary Strong student and support services

16 16 COLLEGES - TRADITIONAL ROLE Employers Universities COLLEGES Vocational & Academic Courses Schools

17 17 COLLEGES - RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Employers Universities Schools Hackney Community College Workplace Learning 2012 Links Apprenticeships e.g. TechCity Partnership Employability Higher National Diplomas Foundation Degrees Higher Level Apprentices Vocational Courses Programmes for new students University Technical College International partnerships

18 Our Contact Details For further queries please contact : Tayebeh Kazempour Director of International Partnerships Hackney Community College Falkirk Street London N1 6HQ Tel:

19 Contact Details For further queries please contact Tayebeh Kazempour Director of International Partnerships Hackney Community College Falkirk Street London N1 6HQ Tel


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