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1 Hertfordshire June 2011 Working together to unleash talent

2 Foundation Learning Who is Foundation Learning designed for? Any learner currently working below level 2 could be eligible for a Foundation Learning programme. What will Foundation learning do for them? Foundation Learning offers a personalised programme that reflects every learner’s career and life aspirations. It provides a programme that caters for their individual maths, English and ICT skills needs, and supports the development of the necessary Personal Social and Development skills, whilst introducing them to their chosen vocational area

3 How does a Foundation Learning programme fit together?

4 Functional Skills

5 PSD (Personal Social Development) Preparing for Employment Succeeding at Work Community Involvement Lifestyle Enterprise Planning for Life & Work

6 PERSONAL LEARNING AND THINKING SKILLS Independent enquiry Creative thinking Reflective learning Team working Self management Effective participation

7 APPRENTICESHIPS Work Based Component Eg NVQ-style Minimum of 10 credits Knowledge Based Component Eg Technical Certificate Minimum of 10 credits Key Skills or Functional Skills Qualifications English | Maths | ICT (or Alternatives) Minimum of 36 QCF Credits Min of 100 hours (or 30%) off-workstation Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) Knowledge and competence can be combined as one Min of 280 GLH per year THE NEW SPECIFICATIONS ERR and PLTS must be assessed but not always accredited (Issuing Authority [SSC] decides) On-the-job training with formal recognition of skills and knowledge developed - to the industry standard - through qualifications Apprenticeships are available in over 200 job roles and at three levels (Intermediate, Advanced and Higher), a typical Apprenticeship consists of:

8 Preparation & progression Work Based Component Knowledge Based Component Key Skills or Functional Skills Qualifications English | Maths | ICT (or Alternatives) Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

9 THE FOCUS ON APPRENTICESHIPS Apprenticeships are a priority for economic growth and public funding £800m for 16-18 £605m for 19+ Government’s priority 16-18 starts increased by 5.5% (1 in 5 young people on apprenticeships by 2020) 19+ an additional 50,000 this year, rising to 75,000 a year by 2014 The reasoning – to produce a highly skilled workforce, giving value for money through the good use of public funds. The benefit to employers is financial support with an employee who can make a valuable contribution. STOP PRESS 50,000 more places (40,000 for young unemployed and 10,000 for higher technical)

10 ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH Secret of success Nine in ten (89 per cent) employers view apprentices as key to the future success of their business over the next two years, as they fight their way out of recession Value of vocation Over half (52 per cent) of those companies that already recruit apprentices believe that they offer greater value than hiring university graduates Staff with skills Seven in ten (71 per cent) of employers of apprentices say apprenticeships are a vital element in an organisation’s recruitment and training and development mix Barriers to hiring Despite general recognition of the benefits of apprenticeships to business and the economy, eight out of ten (80 per cent) of all employers claim still there are barriers to hiring apprentices Apprentices in demand In spite of the barriers, seven in ten (71 per cent) of employers without apprentices say they could be encouraged to hire an apprentice, while almost all employers with apprentices (94 per cent) agree Populus Survey of 500 employer in January 2011 (250 ran Apprenticeship programmes) APPRENTICESHIPS RESEARCH - JAN 2011

11 Progression Pathways Progression pathway: the programme that the learner follows to reach a particular destination, within certain criteria. Possible destinations for a learner include: Starting a programme leading to a full level 2 qualification Starting an apprenticeship programme GCSEs or similar Foundation Diploma Supported employment Independent living Flexible qualifications that would allow learners to continue to achieve at the same level until they are ready to move to a higher level. Qualifications that the learner can continue with in college

12 Questions Q&A

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