Work-Based Learning 2011 - 2014 www.cymru.gov.ukTraineeshipWednesday 20 July 2011
Programme Structure - Traineeships• Eligible to young people aged 18 or under who have left compulsory education (16 in Wales)• Three strands: • Engagement (entry level) • Level 1 • Bridge to Employment (level 2)
Traineeships: EngagementEngagement• Are assessed as needing to address a barrier (or barriers) to further learning or employment and / or• Need to confirm or contextualise an occupational focus prior to entering further learning or employment• Must undertake a Basic Skills Assessment (initial assessment)• Programme not linked to the delivery or achievement of qualifications.
Traineeships (continued)• Engagement Traineeship learners must attend learning 12 hours or over in any 5 day period (Monday to Friday only). The maximum hours of attendance is 21 hours in any 5 day period• Less than 21 hours first four weeks only• Those following an Engagement Traineeship programme must be paid a non-means tested allowance of £30 per week; reduced according to attendance
Traineeships: Level 1The Level 1 Traineeship is for those who:• Have undertaken a Vocational Guidance Interview i.e. are able to follow a programme of study at Level 1
Traineeships: Level 1 (continued)• The identification and addressing of a learning *barrier (or barriers) that prevents the learner progressing into vocational or other learning at level 1 or specified level 2, or entering employment• Must undertake a Basic Skills Assessment, unless evidence is available following progression from the Engagement Programme• Programme linked to the delivery or achievement of qualifications and• *Note: Barriers may include physical fitness for careers in military and emergency services
Traineeships: Level 1 andEngagementWe expect providers to develop learning opportunitieswith:• Employer work placements• Community projects• Voluntary work• Centre based facility
Traineeships: Bridge to EmploymentBridge to Employment is:• For learners who have achieved a level 1 and are eligible and are unable to progress to an alternative level 2 learning option – no direct recruitment• Have completed a Traineeship Level 1 programme
Traineeships: Bridge to EmploymentEntry requirements - Minimum Qualifications:• Have attained a minimum, all of the following:- • QCF qualification/units which tests occupational competencies • All ESW/Wider Keyskills qualifications at Level 1 • A Personal, Social, Health and Economic qualification or equivalent unit as identified by WAG • A citizenship qualification or equivalent unit as identified by WAG • An enterprise qualification or equivalent unit as identified by WAG
Traineeships (continued)• Traineeship Level 1 and Bridge to Employment learners shall normally attend learning for 30 hours or over in any 7 day period• The maximum hours of attendance shall be 40 hours (including one meal break per day) in any 7 day period• Those following a Traineeship Level 1 or Bridge to Employment programme must be paid an allowance of a minimum of £50 per week – reduced according to attendance
Referral Processes and FormsEngagement Strand• All entrants must be referred by Careers Wales• Referral Form Process • TRF forms will be sent via email only • Due to confidential information, the file will be encrypted • TRF will be received and processed by Diane and cc to Helen and Tracey • Will be required to install AxCrypt in order to decrypt the file• No endorsement process
Referral Processes and FormsLevel 1 Strand• Issued by Careers Wales following a vocational guidance interview• Simplified referral process!• Learner must complete application form and will be responsible for bringing the application form to their interview with provider (provider will not have copies of such form)
Referral Processes and FormsBridge to Employment• Transfer from level 1 training to Bridge to Employment• A review with Careers Wales for confirmation of eligibility and suitability would be expected at this stage
Traineeships – Additional Allowances• All Traineeship learners are eligible to receive a contribution towards travel costs in excess of £5 per week• Plus childcare / other support
Traineeships: Targets• Engagement – 60% progression to employment or higher level learning*• Level 1 – 65% progression to employment or higher level learning*• Bridge to Employment – 85% progression to employment or higher level learning*• * Reserve the right to change in future years
Funding: Traineeships (continued)• Guided Contact Hours• Bilingual / Welsh language uplift• Determine expected duration of learning*• Subject Area Weightings*• The same funding methodology as Steps to Employment*• * Not engagement (90 CEU Cap per learner)
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