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  • 1. 1WELCOME
  • 2. Agenda8.30 Registration9.30 Opening Address: Chair Paul Champion & Lindsay McCurdy CEO Apprenticeships 4 England9.40 Nick Linford MD FE Week, Funding Overview10.40 – 11.10 Coffee break11.10 Peter Marples Di McEvoy-Robinson and Julian Jones First4Skills (Sub Contracting)11 .55 Roger Francis (Functional Skills Workshop) Ann Biddle and Marie-Claire Wyndham-Ayres. Functional Skills in theWorkplace; Challenges and Opportunities”.12.55 - 13.55 Lunch13.55 Denise Bishop & Paul Champion FE Associates (Workshop)14.55 Gemma Gathercole OCR, Funding Strategist from OCR will provide an overview of the Traineeships policy, the fundingarrangements and potential future development.15.25 Stewart Segal CEO AELP.15..35 Ian Shepherd Director EDO (Speaking on behalf of the IOR)15.45 - 16.15 Coffee Break16.15 Q/A Session : Stewart Segal, Peter Marples, Roger Francis, Gemma Gathercole, Denise Bishop and Ian Shepherd16.45 Closing Remarks Paul Champion Conference Chair2
  • 3. 3Funding OverviewNick Linford
  • 4. SFA funding 2013/145 June 2013#FEparty
  • 5. First edition published in OctSecond edition published FebThird edition published JunTransitional protection detailLate changes to funding awardsFourth final (?) edition published MarNew 19+ ‘simple’ and ‘streamlined’ funding
  • 6. New SFA rates matrix for 2013/14 (as at end of March)Funding bandBase rate(1)Low rate(1.12)Medium rate(1.3)Highrate(1.6)Specialist rate(1.72 or 1.92)Awards (1 credit) £50 £56 £65 £80 £86 or £96Awards (2 credits) £100 £112 £130 £160 £172 or £192Awards (3-5 credits) £150 £168 £195 £240 £258 or £288Awards (6-8 credits) £300 £336 £390 £480 £516 or £576Awards (9-11 credits) £450 £504 £585 £720£774 or £864Awards (12 credits) £600 £672 £780 £960 £1,032 or £1,152Certificate (13-24 credits) £724 £811 £941 £1,159 £1,246 or £1,390Certificate (25-36 credits) £1,265 £1,417 £1,645 £2,025 £2,176 or £2,428Diploma (37 to 48 credits) £1,987 £2,225 £2,583 £3,179 £3,417 or £3,815Diploma (49 to 72 credits) £2,573 £2,882 £3,345 £4,117 £4,425 or £4,940Diploma (73 to 132 credits) £4,170 £4,670 £5,421 £6,671 £7,172 or £8,006Diploma 133 credits or more) £6,602 £7,395 £8,583 £10,564 £11,356 or £12,675Access to HE £3,022 £3,384 £4,835 £5,197 n/aApprenticeship frameworksedition before 2013/14Qualification rates based on current SLN, NBR and PWF (although16-18 sees 2% further fall to NBR)Rates (incl. non-QCF qualifications) to be confirmed on LARA (soon to be called LARS)
  • 7. SFA funding rates matrix (unweighted)£0£1,000£2,000£3,000£4,000£5,000£6,000£7,0001QCF Credits23691213 25 37 49 73 133DiplomasCertificatesAwardsBaserate
  • 8. Latest version of SFA funding rates matrix£0£1,000£2,000£3,000£4,000£5,000£6,000£7,0001QCF Credits23691213 25 37 49 73 133DiplomasCertificatesAwardsBaserateLeaves just 12 possible rates
  • 9. Funding per credit1QCF Credits23691213 25 37 49 73 133DiplomasCertificatesAwardsBaseratepercredit£0£10£20£30£40£50£60Average £43.20 per credit
  • 10. New ‘simplified’ funding formula (part 1)x x x =BRBase ratePWProgrammeweightingDUDisadvantageupliftACUArea costupliftFully-funded qualificationFundingBR = One of 13 rates on the SFA matrix (else current apprenticeship rate)PW = Based on the Sector Subject Area (1, 1.12, 1.3, 1.6, 1.72 or 1.92)DU = Based on learner’s home postcode. If in one of the 27% most deprivedareas (based on IMD 2010) then the DU is between 1.08 and 1.32ACU = Based on delivery location, this is a South East weighting, which risesthe closer the delivery to central London (1.2 max)
  • 11. New ‘simplified’ funding formula (part 1)x x x =BRBase ratePWProgrammeweightingDUDisadvantageupliftACUArea costupliftFully-funded qualificationFundingCo-funded non-apprenticeship qualification (unweighted)x x x =BR PW DU ACU _ xBR 0.5x x x =BR PW DU ACU x 0.5Co-funded apprenticeship qualification (weighted)
  • 12. New ‘simplified’ funding formula (part 2)A ‘single earnings method’, based on current workplacein-year on-programme monthly funding in arrears, withdouble payment in month one (n+1 ‘instalment calculation)Achievement to be 20% of the weighted fundingLarge employer discount 25% & 25+ discount 20% (detail yet to be published)unless the maximum rate for an FE loanJob outcome payment of 10% of weighted funding foreligible non-achieved learnersFunding cap of £4,400 total BR per academic yearA ‘transitional’ factor of no more than +/- 3% in 2013/14 and+/- 6% in 2014/15 on ‘like-for-like provision and the providersearnings from 2011/12 (and “protect ESOL separately”
  • 13. 07/06/201305-02-105-02-132013/14 Simplified Funding Rates> Cover note> QCF> QAA> Non-reg> Appren updated 18 Feb
  • 14. 07/06/201305-02-1Curriculum planning summaryNatural temptation will be to model everyqualification with rate in SFA spreadsheetAt what point does a fall in funding rate warrantredesign of delivery or removing/replacing? -5%? -10%?An increase in funding rates could mean planningless as who wants to over-deliver?Impact (winners and losers) likely to be veryvaried, and with in-year funding you are in controlHow will awarding organisations respond, and howto ensure right quals rather than just well funded?
  • 15. 07/06/201305-02-1Data implicationsData quality still very important, and don’t expectaudit to be any less burdensomeThere have been some changes to the individualisedlearner record (ILR), but essentially same processThe ILR spec for 2013/14 is on Data Service is “creating brand new, dynamicsystems”. LARA to become LARS, LIS to becomeSKIFS and OLDC to become DES.See
  • 16. And SFA Funding Rules (excl. traineeships) main new areas- Subcontracting- 24+ AdvancedLearning LoansThink of this as anannex to the contract
  • 17. For more training eventsvisit www.lsect.comFinal Q&A
  • 18. 18COFFEE BREAK
  • 19. 19Sub-ContractingPeter Marples, Di McEvoy-Robinson &Julian Jones
  • 20. Sub  Contrac,ng  Making  it  successful  
  • 21. Key  Themes  !    Rela,onships  !    Adding  Value  !    Currency  !    Understanding  and  managing  risk  !    Reputa,on  management  !    Purchasing  Power  
  • 22. Tips  &  Ideas  !    Management    fees  !  Complimentary  provision  !  References  and  Linked  In/Social  Media  !  Senior  level  rela,onships  !  Barriers  to  entry  !  Common  mistakes  to  avoid  !  Cash  Flow  
  • 23. 23Functional Skills (Workshop)Roger Francis, Ann Biddle &Marie-Claire Wyndham-Ayres
  • 24. Welcome To The Functional Skills WorkshopCreative Learning PartnersChanging Lives Through LearningCreative Learning Partners
  • 25. Our Team Todayu  Ann Biddle Operations Directoru  Roger Francis Business Development Directoru  Marie-Claire Wyndham Ayres Client Relationship DirectorCreative Learning Partners
  • 26. What We Dou  A Technology-enabled learning company formed by MindLeaders SeniorManagers and staffu  Focusing primarily on the delivery of Functional Skills where we haveunparalleled expertise and a proven track record with major organisationsCreative Learning Partners
  • 27. Creative Learning PartnersLearnerRemotetutorWorkplacesupport24/7 on-linetutorials/AssignmentsBlended learningOur success has been built on ourunique blended learning approachwhich combines eLearning toprovide underpinning knowledgewith a team of highly skilledLearning Support Partners whosupply both online and face-to-facesite support for learners.
  • 28. The Skills Problemu  5.1 million (15%) adults lack functional literacy skills(Entry Level 3 or below)u  16.5 million (49%) of adults are Entry Level 3 or below innumeracy skills“Adults with skills below Level 1 may not be able to read bus ortrain timetables or check the pay and deductions on a payslip”Source: 2011 Skills For Life Survey: Headline Findings
  • 29. Functional SkillsA Rapidly Changing Landscapeu  Nov 2012 Significant Increase in Fundingu  April 2012 Govt commits to FS Level 2 for all new Apprenticeshipstarts from August 2014u  May 2012 FS to be a major component of Traineeships. Learnersshould be “working towards Level2”Creative Learning Partners
  • 30. Some Barriers We Foundu  Fundingu  Teaching Skills v Assessing Skillsu  Specialisation in Maths, English, ICTu  Workplace – Environment, time to studyCreative Learning Partners
  • 31. What Are The New Challenges?Let’s identify the major issues and workout how we can resolve themCreative Learning Partners
  • 32. 32LUNCH
  • 33. 33Due Diligence (Workshop)Denise Bishop & Paul Champion
  • 34. •  What does Due Diligence mean toyou, what is your experience of itand what are your questions?•  What is our current view andexperience of Due Diligence on theground?•  What do we think the direction oftravel is for Due Diligence as aprocess?Responding to Emerging Issues?Necessity…Demand Led… orEmbedded?34
  • 35. •  We are in an ever changing market ?•  Government still believe sub-contracting delivers a “modernand cost effective supply chain”•  Continuous appetite for innovation, wider range of provisionand change?•  Continued drive for More with Less!•  Improving Quality – More Responsive / Engaging – MoreRigour•  Remember: You are “Paid for Paperwork” BUT “judged onPerformance and Quality” the balance between these twohas never been more important (This is where the DD battleground is..)•  RTO does not mean you will get any cash! 13/14 FundingRules: College must carry out Stringent due diligence on anypotential sub contractor.•  2012/13 Subcontracting Register (as at 13 May 2013)1011- Subcontractors / 2095 –Individual Contracts£563,370,400352010/112011/122012/13&Beyond200+600+
  • 36. 3620 Essential Elements of DD•  Check due diligence process (make sure you know what they want)Don’t be complacent even with primes you know.•  Make sure information you send is current and in date.•  Hype and propaganda (stick to justifiable reality)•  Check you credit score / Look at accounting ratios (RTO is a goodbenchmark) Meeting medium and long term liabilities.•  Policies / Procedures are they up to date, do they show review?•  How is IAG assessed•  CVs & Certs of staff relevancy and up to date?•  IV’s and EV reports are they OK? (Actioned?)•  Centre approval/Direct Claims Status•  Minutes of meetings (if you say you meet, have evidence)•  RTO registered ? (vital at all levels)•  UK Provider Ref Number•  Sub Contractor Declaration to SFA ?•  Health & Safety Risk assessments / Reports•  Equality of Opportunity•  Delivery Locations and standards.•  Profile of Learners and sector offer. (Why You?)•  At risk policy•  New Education & Training Qual - Award L3, Certificate L4 &Diploma L5•  Embed DD into Quality Cycle and SAR process
  • 37. 837Policies /ProceduresSupportingDocsDeliveryQuality… Finance…4 24 810So… its not something that can be done on the hoof anymore. Itneeds to be planned, consistent, and continually reviewed (Embedded)
  • 38. 38
  • 39. 39•  RTO, Assurance, Due Diligence are key processes that need to be built intoyour planning processes. Move from “Reactive to Strategic.”•  From “Backward Looking to Forward Thinking.”•  No hype, propaganda or hearsay, just verifiable facts. (no wrong signals)•  Open honest relationships are key.•  Justification means no quick contacts.•  Short term risk averse primes.•  Look beyond the obvious to make you stand out.•  Digging, references, social media, guarantees, warranties & caution.•  Said in same breath as SAR, QIP and CIF……•  Remember…it is a key “selling document” too!
  • 40. 40QUESTIONS…•  What havent we answered?•  Any thoughts you would like to share to whole group?Denise BishopMail: Call: 07843 356009Paul ChampionMail: Call: 07540 704920ONE SectorMANY QuestionsONE
  • 41. 41Traineeships: Policy, Funding and The FutureGemma Gathercole
  • 42. Traineeships  Gemma  Gathercole  Funding  Strategist  
  • 43. Traineeships  English  and  maths  (for  those  who  have  not  yet  achieved  GCSE  C  or  equivalent)  Intensive  work  skills  training  High  quality  work  placement  Flexible  support,  which  could  include:  Other  educa,on  &  training:  Voca,onal  qualifica,ons,  mentoring  job  search  support,  careers  guidance  etc.  Appren,ce-­‐shipFurther  educa,onEmployment  
  • 44. Who  can  offer  Traineeships  Grade  1  &  2  Ofsted  Graded  Providers  EFA  16-­‐19  alloca,on  SFA  16-­‐18  Appren,ceship  contract  
  • 45. Learner  eligibility  16-­‐18  years  old  (or  up  to  age  25  with  an  LDA)  Unemployed  on  first  day  of  the  Traineeship  Li`le  work  experience  Poten,al  to  be  ready  for  an  Appren,ceship  in  6  months  
  • 46. What  will  a  Traineeship  programme  look  like?  English and MathsUnderpinning English andMaths and FunctionalSkillsHigh Quality WorkPlacementIntensive workskills training e.g. CVwriting/ job search skillsEmployabilitygeneral e.g. personalqualities, timemanagementVocationalQualifications e.g.Customer Service,Business, ICT,EnterpriseJob searchsupport / careersguidanceTutorial,Employer mentoring,IAGSupport  /  Non-­‐quals  Core  qualifica,ons  Op,onal  qualifica,ons  
  • 47. An  example  Traineeship  programme  Flexible  support  • Mentoring,  job  search  and  careers  guidance  at  start  and  regular  interven,ons  during  the  programme    • An  addi,onal  voca,onal  qualifica,ons,  eg:  L1  Award  in  Principles  of  Customer  Service  (30  hours)  Work  prepara,on  • L1  Award  in  Employability  Skills  (90  hours)  • Presen,ng  personal  informa,on  effec,vely  • Assessing  myself  for  work  • Preparing  for  and  learning  from  a  work  placement  English  and  Maths  • Detailed  diagnos,c  assessment  • Cambridge  Progression  English  and  Maths  units  in  key  areas  during  ini,al  training  • Progressing  towards  L1  Func,onal  Skills  English  and  Maths  Work  Placement  • 12  week  placement  • Done  either  full  ,me  aeer  ini,al  training  period  or  2  days  per  week  while  undergoing  training  
  • 48. Whole  experience  •  To  build  and  foster  confidence  and  self-­‐esteem    •  To  encourage  young  people  to  explore  and  use  their  talents  and  skills    •  To  foster  an  enquiry  based  approach  to  learning  •  To  encourage  interac,on  within  the  local  community  Cambridge  Traineeships  –  our  offer  Programme  building  •  Off-­‐the-­‐shelf  programmes  •  Tailor  made  packages  •  Single  point  of  entry    
  • 49. English  and  Maths  •  Cambridge  Progression  •  Func,onal  Skills  Cambridge  Traineeships  –  our  offer  Work  Prepara,on  •  Employability  Skills  •  Personal  Life  Skills    •  Life  and  Living  Skills  •  Skills  for  Life,  Living  and  Employment  Enterprise    Entrepreneurial  Skills  
  • 50. Voca,onal  training  •  Business  Administra,on  •  Customer  Service  •  ICT  and  Media  •  And  many  more…  Cambridge  Traineeships  –  our  offer  Support  •  Funding  guidance  •  Programme  /  curriculum  design  •  Free  resources  •  Professional  Development  
  • 51. Securing  success  in  maths  and  English  PROGRAMME  OF  LEARNING  Diagnos,c  Assessment  tool  Programme  choice  Level  checker  •  Entry  Level  Func,onal  Skills  •  Level  1  and  2  Func,onal  Skills  •  GCSE  ENGLISH  and  MATHS  Cambridge  Cer,ficate  in  English  Secure  underpinning  skills  Cambridge  Cer,ficate  in  maths  Secure  underpinning  skills  Entry  3  Cambridge  Award  in  English  Entry  2  Cambridge  Award  in  English  Level  2  Cambridge  Award  in  English  Level  1  Cambridge  Award  in  English  Cambridge  Progression  in  English  Entry  3  Cambridge  Award  in  maths  Entry  1  Cambridge  Award  in  maths  Level  1  Cambridge  Award  in  maths  Level  2  Cambridge  Award  in  maths  Cambridge  Progression  in  maths  
  • 52. Employability  Skills  •  Flexibility  •  Spikey  profile  •  Free  support  resources  •  Assessment  workbooks  •  New  content  will  be  available  for  Traineeships  launch:  –  Job  Search  –  Health,  safety  and  security  Pick  and  mix  unit  choice,  no  mandatory  units.  Employability  Skills  Job  seeking  skills  Prepara,on  for  Employment  Career  Development  Financial  capability  Self  Assessment  
  • 53. Traineeships  pilot  Two  training  providers  are  running  the  pilot  Understand  learner  needs  Capturing  learner  experiences  Trialling  knowledge  and  competency  qualifica,ons  
  • 54. Traineeship  Pilot  Programme  Make  Up  CambridgeProgressionEnglish andMathsQuality WorkexperienceIntensive workskills trainingPrinciples ofCustomer ServiceLevel 1Business &Admin Level 1EmployabilitySkills Level 1Tutoring/mentoring/IAGNon-qual corecomponentsCore qualificationcomponentsOptional qualcomponents
  • 55. Visit  our  website:  h`p://,ons/by-­‐type/traineeships/  Email  your  queries:  To  discuss  planning  programmes  with  OCR:  024  76  851509  HOW  DO  I  FIND  OUT  MORE?  
  • 56. 56CEO, AELPStewart Segal
  • 57. 57Director EDO (Speaking on behalf of IOR)Ian Shepherd
  • 58. 58COFFEE BREAK
  • 59. 59Q & A SESSION
  • 60. 60Thank You