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Workbased Learning Apprenticeships Transferable Skills for the Outdoor Sector in North Wales
MSc Outdoor Education Management Level 6: Level 7: Level 1 or Entry Level Level 3: Introductory course or Outdoor Experience FE Edexcel Level 3 Diploma Sport (Outdoor Education) FdA Outdoor Education BSc Outdoor Education Level 2: Level 4: Level 5: FE Level 2 Diploma Sport (Outdoor Education) WBL Foundation Apprenticeship WBL Level 3 Apprenticeship ILM Level 4 ILM Level 5 ILM Level 6 Outdoor Sector Employment Possible Outdoor Education/Training Pathways
The WBL Apprenticeship ‘Framework’ Who is this for? New employees (aged under 25) Current employees (aged under 25) Those specifically employed on an apprenticeship (and associated apprenticeship wage) What is it? A cluster of qualifications consisting of transferable skills, knowledge and understanding to meet employer needs Delivered in and adapted to the employee’s workplace and individual role in an integrated way No fee for employer or learner (WG funded) What is it not? A cluster of NGB awards/ qualifications
The Level 3 Apprenticeship Outdoor Recreation Pathway*programme components Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes Level 3 Award in Skills and Activities for Sport and Active Leisure Essential Skills Wales: Level 2 Communication Level 2 Application of Number Employee Rights and Responsibilities The Outdoor Recreation Pathway is one of 3 available pathways. The other two are: Outdoor Education Pathway Outdoor Development Training Pathway
The components: 1. The Level 3 NVQ Diploma Consists of 5 mandatory units: Contribute to improving personal and organisational improvements Organise people and resources for outdoor programmes Ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of customers and staff Promote the conservation of the environment Establish and maintain effective working relationships in the outdoors Consists of 2 or 3 pathway units Consist of 1 or 2 optional units
The Level 3 NVQ Diploma: The learning L3 NVQ mandatory units Contribute to improving personal and organisational improvements Organise people and resources for outdoor programmes Ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of customers and staff Promote the conservation of the environment Establish and maintain effective working relationships in the outdoors Examples of assessed work Reflection and ongoing live individual development plan Detailed planning for group activities, effective briefing and feedback Risk assessment related to specific group(s) including resources, ability levels, numbers, weather etc The Countryside Code and managing activities, reporting as appropriate Own role in a group, leading activities, effective communications and roles
… The Level 3 NVQ Diploma: The Learning Examples of L3 Pathway/ Optional units Allocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility Facilitate recreation in the outdoors Provide leadership in own area of responsibility Facilitate adventurous experiences Examples of assessed work Evidence of detailed planning including resources, appropriate adaptation, safety etc Observation of briefing and participating in / leading a group activity The above for different types of activities e.g. gorge walking and canoeing, high ropes and white water rafting, high ropes and paint balling
The components: 2. The Level 3 Award in Skills and Activities for Sport and Active Leisure Underpinning theory that supports the skills: Understanding employer Rights and Responsibilities Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector Understanding the Employing Organisation
The Level 3 Award in Skills and Activities for Sport and Active Leisure: The Learning The Units Understanding Employer Rights and Responsibilities Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector Understanding the Employing Organisation Examples of the learning Reflection on planning that links legislation to the specific workplace Understanding of the sub- sectors and own sub-sector and career opportunities Understanding of the structure and business plan/ strategy/ objectives and their own role/ contribution (to employing organisation)
The components: 3. Essential Skills Wales: Communication Level 2 Evidence from the assessed work for the knowledge qualification and for the NVQ is used for most of the learning outcomes For example, the ‘presentation’ requirement is assessed using the preparation documents and the briefing prior to an outdoor activity The ‘leading a discussion’ requirement is assessed through observing the evaluative discussion with a group following an outdoor activity session The ‘personal development plan’ utilizes the individual development plan (in the NVQ) and ensures a comprehensive reflection and analysis of the learner’s current role within the organization and the sector, and beyond - in line with their aspirations
The components: 4. Essential Skills Wales: Application of Number level 2 The focus is on a comparison of the Skills Active National Survey data (in relation to the outdoor sector and particularly the areas of the outdoors relevant to the individual learner’s employment) e.g. comparison of demographics of centre users, provision offered, take-up etc. The following are required: Introduction Methodology Data/ information sources Descriptive stats Visual representation Conclusion
The components: 5. L3 Employee Rights and Responsibilities This is completed at the start of the learning and is the starting point for much of the subsequent learning that builds on this initial knowledge Looks at the structure and nature of the business, strategic and/or operational plans and priorities, resources, pressures etc A focus on the individual, the organisation, the national and regional organisational environment Business practice through an analysis of own employing organisation
Transferable skills gained Being a responsible, reliable, self-motivated employee: Organising e.g. self, others and events Planning and thinking ahead e.g. health and safety Monitoring, reflecting, reviewing, reporting back Teamwork e.g. leading, co-working, adapting Understanding business e.g. priorities, operating context, customer service, promotion Communication skills for a wide range of purposes Numerical and analytical skills
Delivery Assessor is allocated and will meet the ‘candidate’ (the learner) and the employer to establish priorities for training, timing of visits and assessment/ observation etc Monthly visits and communications inbetween The learning is planned to fit in with the specific workplace and employee e.g., seasonality, permanent or temporary contract, work shifts Theory and practical skills are developed alongside each other Focus is linked to employee’s role and the organisation so can include customer service, promoting the business, quality assurance, developing new provision, meeting needs of specific groups etc All the learning consists of transferable skills – to a new role elsewhere in the outdoors or in a different sector or to a developmental role within the outdoors
In summary The WBL L3 Framework provides one training/ progression route that leads to both specific and generic skills for an appropriate employee within the outdoor sector Learning is integrated and flexible to ensure that a holistic and transferrable understanding is gained By developing literacy and numeracy skills alongside the underpinning knowledge and skills linked to the employee role, the apprentice’s performance level (at work) can be maximised The NGB qualifications are likely to be developed by the employer, prior to, alongside and following the apprenticeship framework
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