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SLIC FE 2011Tom MacMaster

  1. 1. The Changing Learner Landscape :Government proposals for post 16education
  2. 2. Tom MacMasterHead of ICT, Digital Services and Library ServicesCarnegie College, DunfermlineHealth WarningThis is my interpretation of what’s going on. I’m speakingon behalf of myself not Carnegie College!
  3. 3. Purpose1. To highlight the current reviews affecting post 16 education2. To discuss some of the implications of these reviews3. To think about key issues and future service delivery models4. To consider how this affects Library service delivery
  4. 4. So where are we going in the future?THE REVIEWS
  5. 5. Current Situation – Reviews, reviews and more Reviews Griggs review on Governance of Colleges McCllelland – Review of ICT Infrastructure in Scotland Higher Education Information Directors Scotland (HEIDS) Above Campus IT Shared Services Report – funded by SFC Roe Review of Post 16 Education and Vocational Training in Scotland
  6. 6. Griggs Review of College Governance Remit to consider whether current institutional governance arrangements in the college sector in Scotland deliver an appropriate level of democratic accountability given the level of public funding institutions receive; and to examine the structure of college governance and make recommendations for change, including at sector-wide level, which will support the role of colleges in economic and social development in a highly challenging future financial climate Expected to conclude by end of 2011 No clear route for providing evidence, no request for consultation
  7. 7. McCllelland Review of ICT Infrastructure in the PublicSector in Scotland. (June 2011) Wants to radically change how ICT is adopted and deployed in public sector Shared IT platforms – self sufficient operating mode no longer affordable In F/HE, ‘The deployment of shared services in ICT is still relatively low and less than a third of the institutions had at least one shared service.’ Complete Paradigm Change Required (but convergence and connection rather than build anew) National Oversight Board – FE/HE Governance Board
  8. 8. HEIDS – Above Campus Shared IT Services Report(July 2011) Indicative projects for sharing – IT Continuity, Collaboration Tools, Blackboard Licensing, Hosted VLE, Student Record Systems, Subscription Resources. What about shared Repositories, Library Management Systems? Working Groups already set up and progressing developments
  9. 9. Roe Review (August 2011) Willy Roe, CBE – Chair of SDS Scotland (now retired) Key Player in Government Plans for Role of Colleges Modern Apprentices, Careers, My World of Work, Employability 45 Recommendations including the creation of a learner centred system that offers access to the world of work, operates collaboratively, is transparent and accountable, is market led with strong employer engagement….performance driven….embraces innovation, gains more from technologies etc etc Recommends a Personal Development Account with a Learning Portal, an Open College and shared services
  10. 10. More Reviews and Consultation! Scottish Government Spending Review – the Budget SFC Review into funding of Colleges – methodology, distribution Putting Learners at the Centre review – consultation ends 23 Dec College Regionalisation – proposals for implementing Putting Learners at the Centre (Govt. AND Funding Council)
  11. 11. Spending Review - Budget CutsFinancial Year College University College and Programme Programme University Capital2012-13 506.9 1002.2 60.72013-14 494.7 1041.5 45.92014-15 470.7 1061.7 56.4• 12/13 – cut 7% to 23% - depending on how calculated - Likely 20+%• HE provision increased but not in Colleges?• Capital cut by £36.1m for Colleges and Universities – implications?• Lots of Don’t knows
  12. 12. Funding Council Guidance• Letter of guidance to SFC • all16 to 19 year olds should be guaranteed an appropriate place in learning – Colleges have central role to play • Where possible, Colleges should work with other agencies to provide similar offer to 20 – 24 year olds • Improving employment chances and retention • Courses should lead to SCQF qualifications • Reduced budget means a need for substantial savings • Regional Funding to be in place for 2012 - 2013 • Radical change, systemic change • HE needs to deliver on wider access, efficiencies, articulation
  13. 13. Relationship between reviews Colleges of the future HEIDS Roe SFC Funding Griggs Budget ICT Putting Learners At The Centre
  14. 14. Latest DocumentsThe Key Review – Putting Learners at the Centre (Sept 2011)Joint Consultation Paper from Government and SFC – CollegeRegionalisation: Proposals for Implementing ‘Putting Learners at theCentre’ (Nov 2011)Consultation open till 23rd December 2011
  15. 15. Putting Learners at the Centre review – reformed post 16education system The key review – key word  Post 16 education must be ‘interconnectedness’  Sustainable  Legislation  Diverse  Core Purpose  Open for all  The Learner Journey  Excellent  Linked to Jobs and Growth  Flexible  Effective and Sustainable  International Growth  Learner centred  Regionalisation  Well-led  Simplification of funding  Focussed on jobs and growth  Enhanced role for Education Scotland and SFC  Influence by Roe, McCllelland
  16. 16. What does this mean for Colleges? Learner must come first Focus on employment, skills and job readiness Younger demographic Closer working with others  Regional funding and regional working  Governance options Timeline – fast  Regional funding to be in place by AY 12/13  New structures to be complete in 2 to 3 yrs  Fast moving landscape – change coming quickly
  17. 17. Regional Groupings Highlands and Islands North East Glasgow Scotland West Tayside Fife Lanarkshire Ayrshire Forth Valley Edinburgh and Lothians D&G Borders Excludes Newbattle Abbey, Sabhal Mor Ostaig and land based colleges
  18. 18. What does this mean for Colleges?Ouch!!
  19. 19. More seriously, the documents detail the following - Colleges need a much sharper focus on outcomes Planning, funding and delivery is based on a regional approach, responding to the economic needs of that region Boundaries should be invisible to students Funding is simpler and needs based More information in December 2011 regarding specific funding and activity levels for 2012 - 2013
  20. 20. Regional Provision will: Create a more strategic approach to planning and delivery Help every community and young person access appropriate College education Enhance the capability to deliver part time learning Better develop provision for employers Major campuses will remain where they are – where there is no presence, colleges will be required to consider how they make adequate provision Create cost efficiencies that can free resources to redirect to learners Framework for joint working between partners – Employers, Schools, Colleges, Universities
  21. 21. Courses: Putting Learners at the Centre articulates that Government investment in Colleges is to provide people with The skills they need to get a job, keep a job, or get a better job and develop a career SFC funds must meet this purpose Measured by outcome agreements agreed with Regions with Colleges concentrating on courses leading to RECOGNISED qualifications (including Voc, non advanced and advanced) and supporting the senior phase of CfE, including school college partnership programmes Funding likely to be allocated to regions on basis of each regions’ share of people with low qualifications
  22. 22. Funding: From 2013 – 2014, propose a simplified approach Subject Based Payment reflecting cost of provision in an efficient College Payment reflecting additional costs of teaching students with additional needs (DPG18 and XLSPs) will be incorporated in above payment and separate fund for complex additional needs to be created which could include students from areas of extreme social deprivation – more work required on this system Additional costs for remote or rural areas Student support to be regionalised on the basis of student places and historical proportions of FT FE student bursary and childcare take up. May keep funds back till evidence of demmand
  23. 23. Student Numbers: Intend to simplify the current system and base it on converting learning hours required per credit to full time equivalent student places Retention rates must improve and evidence base for drop our reasons must be better Cut off point may rise to 50% of course duration rather than 25% Looking for transparency rather than tricks
  24. 24. Regional Structures and Accountability: ‘Putting Learners at the Centre signals a Government wish for a fundamental change in accountability arrangements for College funding. Colleges now have to meet their own activity targets, provide education of at least acceptable quality and maintain financial viability’ ‘Government proposes that Colleges will become directly accountable for how well collectively they serve the needs of their region, on the basis of negotiated outcome agreements for each region’ Reflects Return on Investment expected by Govt and SFC for their investment – Negotiated SMART outcome agreements
  25. 25. Regional Structures : 4 Broad Options Merged College : well established route to merger Federation of Colleges: Joint Board to receive and account for funding. New fundable body created. New concept, but analagous to funding of HE in UHI ‘Lead College’ : A College in one area becomes the body funded and accountable to SFC with contractual arrangements between it and the other Colleges Collaboration: Colleges funded directly but agree collaboration tom meet regional needs Colleges asked to find best way with implementation timetable but with efficiencies always in mind
  26. 26. Radical, Fast Moving Change Regional Funding from 2012 – 2013 Transitional arrangements to be put in place to deal with shifts in funding and setting clear direction of travel Most regions to implement structural change in 2012 – 13 New Structures operational in most regions 2013 – 2014 New Structures operational in remaining regions 2014 – 2015 Review and monitoring of outcome agreements
  27. 27. Library Service Delivery Library Services will be part of the change process Technology will drive this as it will Curriculum Delivery Faced Change before – Incorporation in 1993 Learners at the Centre stresses the need for Learner Engagement Learners Value Libraries Libraries Collaborate already Learners at the Centre implies more independence and personalised learning (CfE )
  28. 28. Library Service Delivery Information Literacy Vital Learners will need access to quality resources and support in using them Learners need Study Points Learners at the Centre emphasises Articulation and Progression Routes Part Time Learners, Distance Learners and Online Learners still exist
  29. 29. Learners Will be: Younger- remember the focus on 16 – 19 Used to using technology Likely to have a mobile device Used to personalised spaces – facebook, online gaming worlds Have had access to Glow All impacting on Library Service Delivery
  30. 30.  Over to you…………………………..

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