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REEDNet Introduction

  1. 1. Transforming Rural Education Rural Employer Engagement Development Network REEDNet
  2. 2. Transforming Rural Education REEDNet • An open network of training providers and land-based colleges • Led by Harper Adams University College and the Royal Agricultural College • Work-based training solutions – Specific inhouse provision, bespoke – General training and cpd • Rigorous quality assurance and workplace application adds value 2
  3. 3. Transforming Rural Education REEDNet REEDNet brings together England's land based colleges to provide scientific, technical and management development for all aspects of the rural, regional and local economy, specialising in agriculture and land management, the food industry, animal science, land-based engineering and the environmental sector 3
  4. 4. Transforming Rural Education LANDEX The 33 land based colleges (in England) 4
  5. 5. Transforming Rural Education • £4million HEFCE pump-priming development funding over 3 years, 2008-2011. Covers – Key staff costs for consultancy and development service – Partner development costs • Recruitment Target of 450 FTE’s (Full Time Equivalent Students) 5
  6. 6. Transforming Rural Education What we achieved last year • Worked with 165 businesses for the first time • Trained 2,427 people employed or self- employed in the sector • Most were from small businesses 6
  7. 7. Transforming Rural Education REEDNet • Builds on our successes with Work Based Learning (WBL) and Employer Engagement (EE) • Allows us to spread the benefits of this work across the land-based sector • Keeps agriculture at the forefront of the government’s agenda for workforce development in the ‘knowledge economy’
  8. 8. Transforming Rural Education Some of our industry partners
  9. 9. Transforming Rural Education “An independent registration, standards and certification scheme serving pesticide, fertiliser and other allied organisations and interests”
  10. 10. Transforming Rural Education BASIS BASIS Diploma in Agronomy Advanced Crop Modules BETA Plant Protection Award Soil & Water Basic Certificate in Crop Protection FACTS+
  11. 11. Transforming Rural Education Marks & Spencer Ltd • Harper Adams working with M&S to train auditors for their new ‘Field to Fork’ quality assurance scheme for fresh produce. • To ensure that assessors understand the legal and scientific basis for the accreditation requirements and that the standards are consistently applied.
  12. 12. Transforming Rural Education Environment Agency • Working with Harper Adams and other providers to deliver a professional development plan for the organisation. • Designed for policy makers and Environment Officers. • Approx 200 delegates each year complete a series of 1-5 day programmes in Agriculture, Soil Assessment and Soil Management
  13. 13. Transforming Rural Education Environment Agency Induction: Agriculture Foundation: Agriculture Foundation: Soil Assessment Foundation: Waste Foundation: Water Quality RB209: Fertiliser Recommendations Soil Management Sewage Sludge NVZ Land Spreading Ground Water Regulations
  14. 14. Transforming Rural Education Environment Agency Soil Assessment Course March 2007
  15. 15. Transforming Rural Education “MDS is a growing consortium of member companies who together have pioneered a 'model' for fast-track management training within the fresh food and produce industry”
  16. 16. Transforming Rural Education
  17. 17. Transforming Rural Education Animal Medicines Training and Regulatory Authority “An independent regulatory body whose task it is to ensure that the marketing and distribution of animal medicines in the UK is undertaken in a responsible manner by AMTRA qualified persons”.
  18. 18. Transforming Rural Education AMTRA • In UK anybody involved in the distribution and marketing of animal medicines must be a ‘Suitably Qualified Person’ (SQP). • Harper Adams responsible for development of teaching materials and assessment nationally. Also acts as a training centre. • Successful trainees qualify for AMTRA professional Certificate that is HE credit rated (35 credits). • Over 1000 trainees each year.
  19. 19. Transforming Rural Education Suitably Qualified Person qualifications ‘New’ modular structure Base Farm Animal Equine Companion Animal Base Base Base Equine Companion AnimalEquine Companion Animal Agricultural merchant (all POM-VPS & NFA-VPS) Horse only (POM-VPS & NFA-VPS) Companion Animal only (POM-VPS & NFA-VPS) Companion Animal & Horse (POM-VPS & NFA-VPS) R-SQP C-SQP J-SQP E-SQP
  20. 20. Transforming Rural Education National Grid PLC Module Credits Level Insight into Agriculture 5 4 Introduction to Town and Country Planning 5 4 Soil Management, protection …. Land drainage 10 5 Land ownership, registration and rights 10 5 Woodlands, trees and hedgerow management 10 5 Compulsory Purchase and Valuation 10 5 Environment, ecology and protected spp management 10 5 National Grid Lands Officer University College Diploma
  21. 21. Transforming Rural Education The RAC Connection Advanced Agric Business Mgt programme for Worshipful Co of Farmers •Training for First Milk Dairy Group 21
  22. 22. Transforming Rural Education Current Projects with Landex Colleges REASEHEATH COLLEGE Cheshire • PROJECT EDEN • A 3 year foundation degree for the dairy industry – Muller, Wiseman and others • 6 week block release programmes over 3 years 22
  23. 23. Transforming Rural Education PLUMPTON COLLEGE Sussex • Horse Industry • Harness Driving Qualifications at Level 4 23 Current Projects with Landex Colleges
  24. 24. Transforming Rural Education A RANGE OF QUALIFICATIONS How our qualifications work 24
  25. 25. Transforming Rural Education How our courses work • From a ‘bite-sized’ course • To a full degree or MSc • Smaller awards – Foundation Certificate – Certificate of Higher Education – University College Diploma – Graduate Certificate or Diploma – Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma 25
  26. 26. Transforming Rural Education 26 Level and Year LearningTime=Credit Year One 120 Credits Level 4 Year Two 120 Credits Level 5 Year Three 120 Credits Level 6 The Traditional Full Time Honours Degree is based on 1 200 study hours pa, over 3 years from Level 4 to Level 6 (4 years for sandwich courses) MSc 180 Credits Level 7 A Conventional MSc is based on 1 800 study hours at Level 7 completed in one calendar year A complete range of smaller awards, more suited to busy working people but still recognised as ‘degree-equivalent’ University College Diploma 60 credits Level 5 Or just a smaller module, as little as 5 credits at any level Module Module Module Module
  27. 27. Transforming Rural Education New Professional Studies Framework • Approved May 2010 • Innovative development allows a combination of existing academic modules, external training and ‘framework’ modules • Professional Studies Awards at all levels from Foundation Certificate in Professional Studies to MSc Professional Studies 27
  28. 28. Transforming Rural Education Professional Studies Framework 28 Existing Modules Framework Modules Existing Training or Credit Sources: Framework Award Outcomes Framework Route Proposal Form Award Suffix gives named award Credit Transfer Rules Framework Specification Operational Team Partnership Approval Shell and Wrapper Modules Outcomes University College Foundation Certificate in Professional Studies (eg in Leadership and Management for the Fresh Produce Sector) MSc Professional Studies (eg in New Product Development for Agricultural Technology)
  29. 29. Transforming Rural Education BENEFITS FOR PARTNERS AND PARTICIPANTS Rural Employer Engagement Development Network 29
  30. 30. Transforming Rural Education For partner colleges? • Access to HEFCE funding for the development and delivery of new programmes from Level 4 upwards • Collaboration with the two leading university colleges in the sector • Fast track programme approvals • Access to flexible award structures which can accommodate skills training, CPD activity and on-the- job experience
  31. 31. Transforming Rural Education For partner colleges • Risk sharing in the development of innovative programmes • Progression from Train to Gain into Level 4 • Support for curriculum development through dedicated members of the REEDNet team including our specialist Curriculum Development Advisor
  32. 32. Transforming Rural Education For Private Training Providers? • Add value to training through the award of recognised academic credits based on work based projects • Support and financial help in the design of programmes for academic validation 32
  33. 33. Transforming Rural Education For Private Training Providers? • Financial support for the delivery of programmes • Higher level training and business opportunities • Enhanced status as a recognised university level tutor and teacher 33
  34. 34. Transforming Rural Education For Managers and Business Owners • Work based training and development, focussed directly on workplace requirements which can have an immediate impact in the workplace • Measurable improved efficiency, lower costs, greater productivity and bigger profits through better qualified and motivated staff 34
  35. 35. Transforming Rural Education For Managers and Business Owners • Retention and recruitment of best quality highly-motivated staff • Financial support for training and development 35
  36. 36. Transforming Rural Education For Managers and Business Owners • Independent verification of training standards and outcomes • Personal development and growth • Access to a national network of training providers • Collaboration with the two leading university colleges in the sector 36
  37. 37. Transforming Rural Education Who’s who @ HAUC REEDNet? Heidi Cunningham Crops John Maughan Farm and Business Management Karen Druce Engineering Emily Chapman Animals 37
  38. 38. Transforming Rural Education Find out more … Contact: Business Development Manager Or Charles Cowap