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The Raising of The Participation Age - What it means for the current year 9 / 10 (delete as appropriate) CHILDREN’S & ADULTS’ SERVICES Insert presenter name here
The Raising of The Participation Age The Raising of The Participation Age (RPA) means that Young People will be required to participate in Education or Training until they are 18 by 2015 (unless they already have L3) – The current Yr9 They will be expected to participate to the end of the academic year in which they are 17 from 2013- The current Yr10 This means that your year group will be the first required to participate up to the age of 18 Keep, delete or change as appropriate
The Raising of The Participation Age The Raising of The Participation Age (RPA) means that Young People will be required to participate in Education or Training until they are 18 by 2015 (unless they already have L3) – The current Yr9 Young People have a duty to participate – but legislation to enforce this has been withheld for the time being Employers will have a duty to ensure that all under 18s they employ receive accredited training
What do we mean by Education and Training? A levels (Level 3) Applied and Vocational Courses (level 1-3) (BTEC, City and Guild, Diploma) Foundation Learning Apprenticeships (level 2-4) Employment with Training (usually level 1or not full Apprenticeship) Level 3 qualifications = A Level standard Level 2 qualifications = A*-C GCSE standard Level 1 and Entry level qualifications = Below A*-C GCSE standard or equivalent
Where can these be studied? School Sixth Form Sixth Form College FE College Specialist College – e.g. Capel Manor Training Provider Through employment with a firm that offers apprenticeships and or training
What do you need to get on to the course? A levels (Level 3) Usually at least Level 2(5A*-C GCSE) with Maths and English, some subjects may require a grade B or even A Applied and Vocational Courses (level 3) Usually level 2 often needing Eng or Eng and Maths Apprenticeships (level 3) Possibly Level 2 Apprenticeship or 2(5A*-C GCSE) – more likely to be based on interview and general aptitude that specific qualifications Applied or Vocational Courses (Level 2) Usually 4/5 GCSEs or equivalent grades D-G Apprenticeships (level 2) and Employment with Training More likely to be based on interview and general aptitude that specific qualifications Foundation Learning (Level 1 and below) No previous qualifications required Each institution’s and employer’s entry requirements vary so it is very important to check what they are for each opportunity of interest
Thing to consider? People with five or more GCSEs at A* - C earn, on average, 9-11% more than those without Getting two or more A levels leads to men earning £80,000 and women £110,000 more over the course of their lifetime more than someone whose highest attainment is getting 5 or more GCSEs A*-C Getting a level 3 Apprenticeship increases earnings by an estimated £105,000 and a level 2 Apprenticeship by £73,000.
Thing to consider Whether planning to go to University and then in to work or in to work at 19 …. Employers are looking for people with: Good practical skills, in English, Mathematics, ICT A positive attitude to work Ability to: ‾Work as part of a team ‾Solve problems ‾Follow instructions and accept criticism Increasingly people change careers throughout their lives Many current careers didn’t exist 15 years ago Current Year 9s will be 70 in 2067-68 – many of the jobs they will do probably don’t even exist yet so developing flexible skills is even more important than ever!
So it is really important to … Choose in Yr 9 and get by the end Yr 11 the qualifications needed to get onto a suitable post-16 path Develop as high a level of skill in English, Maths and ICT as possible Get involved in activities and opportunities that help the development of team working and problem solving skills – in the school day, at after school clubs and during leisure time Remember – it is never too late to change paths or get to the next qualification level, but it is much easier if you make informed choices and pass qualifications the first time around!
Things to Consider Many young people will not have a career in mind at this stage…that’s fine and even if they do they should consider: What they enjoy doing What motivates them – what are they drawn to? What they have aptitude for – are good at What do they engage in voluntarily Which subjects will help make them employable Most Likely to be in their “Element” in their future life if they have: Aptitude and Passion for what they choose - I get it! I love it! The Attitude and Opportunity needed to do it- I want it! ….. Where is it? From “How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything” – Ken Robinson How to choose the right pathway
How to choose the right pathway to post- 16 Education and Training Things to Consider Some Yr9s already have a specific career in mind- if so they should: Find out what qualifications and experiences are needed to get into this career Consider if these aspirations realistic enough Don’t cut off options by making unnecessarily narrow choices If considering University - They should find out which subject combinations will be needed to get on to courses at specific universities Worth Looking at Russel group informed choices pdf http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/media/informedchoices/InformedChoi ces-latest.pdf
Where to go for Information Advice and Guidance Form Tutor Subject Tutor Learning Mentor Careers PA (Currently Connexions) - for Impartial Guidance Expertise National Careers Service - for Impartial Guidance Expertise Tel- 0800 001 900 Direct Gov http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/Workandcareers/index.htmhttp://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/Workandcareers/index.htm and http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/14To19/OptionsAt16/DG_ 10013574 UCASprogress – London 14-19 on-line prospectus www.ucasprogress.com