Bullet 1 need to explain what SSCs are for the audience who may hazy about what exactly they do. Also need to explain briefly what DDPs are and explain that the chairs are appointed by the secretary of state Bullet 3 different DDPs have different groups but could mention some of C&BE DDP groups and also that the Engineering DDP worked closely with a number of universities to develop the Maths for Engineers ASL unit Bullet 4 Mention that PL specifications were informed by extensive consultation and that some DDPs specified ASL too Bullet 6 DDPs do this in different ways but could mention examples such as getting articles in trade press, information on DDP and SSC websites, getting support of Professional Bodies etc Bullet 7 probably worth highlighting our resources are limited but examples of activities include inputting towards development of teaching resources, support to Regional Line of Learning networks attendance today Final point – highlight DDP stalls and willingness to talk to delegates
Bullet 1, materials may be available online and/or in print and may include promotional literature, guidance on progression routes, materials to support delivery of aspects of Principle Learning or ASL etc Bullet 2, we’ll try to answer any queries whether from yourselves, teachers, students, parents, employers or others Bullet 3, regional Line of Learning Networks support consortia with line specific grouping in each UK region, DDPs support these networks as much as possible and may attend some of the regional meetings Also TDA would like us to mention that following this presentation the SSAT will be making a presentation about Diploma Support and it would be useful to flag this up. It would be helpful if this support could be positively promoted. It could be mentioned that this will be available from February onwards and delegates will be able to sign up at today’s conference on the relevant DDP stalls.
Bullet 4 by allowing them to get a real taste for an industry and thus helping them to know where both their interests and strengths lie before they leave secondary education, and thus potentially reducing the frequency of wrong career decisions which result in individuals, colleges and employers wasting time and resource Bullet 5 we all need housing, medical care, financial services, and to be able to keep heating out homes – Diplomas provide an opportunity for young people to learn about the industries that will address society’s current and future needs
Bullet 1 – Need to explain the nature of diplomas can be very different to current provision. With reference to CBE explain that that the vision covers a wide footprint (we provide labour market information about this coverage) and is much broader than construction alone. In preparing teachers it is vital that at an early stage they receive and understand the implications of this for curriculum design and assessment. Bullet 2 – Refer to the importance of delivery and learning in an applied context. Also, to emphasise the importance of a team approach to delivery and the value that providing a rich variety of pedagogical approach can bring. Bullet 4 – Refer to the importance of SL in the overall vision and the need to encourage progression not only to further and higher education but also to apprenticeships etc Bullet 6 – Refer to the essential role of employers in not only supporting delivery but also contributing to design and evaluation. Teachers need to aware of and competent in the design and delivery of curriculum that promotes employer engagement.
The last bullet point refers to ‘Guidance’. The TDA have asked us to mention that written guidance will be prepared jointly with TDA as a result of the DDP consultancy – pulling together the advice given during those sessions on individual Lines of Learning as well as containing generic diploma advice.
DPP - Introducing Diploma Development Partnerships Consultancy & Low Uptake
13 January 2010 Introducing Diploma Development Partnerships, consultancy and low uptake lines Brian Tranter, Energy and Utility Skills Construction and the Built Environment Diploma Development Partnership
Diploma Development Partnerships (DDPs) <ul><li>Led by Sector Skills Councils to represent industry needs </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by Sector Skills Bodies, employers and others </li></ul><ul><li>Consulted extensively on Diploma content </li></ul><ul><li>Gained and maintained involvement of employers and others such as university and professional body representatives, and once delivery started consortia representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Developed the Principal Learning specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted Awarding Bodies in turning Principal Learning into qualifications and in some cases developing new Additional and Specialist Learning (ASL) units </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Diplomas to relevant employers </li></ul><ul><li>Support delivery and preparation for delivery wherever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Please come and talk to us later </li></ul>
Support on offer <ul><li>The exact nature of support offered by individual DDPs may vary, and </li></ul><ul><li>you can talk to representatives of any of the DDPs later about how they </li></ul><ul><li>can help you. </li></ul><ul><li>DDP support is likely to include: </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of line of learning specific materials </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to queries </li></ul><ul><li>Inputting to regional Line of Learning Network meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Once again, please come and talk to us </li></ul><ul><li>Support is available from a number of other organisations and </li></ul><ul><li>www. diploma-support.org is a key resource for accessing information, </li></ul><ul><li>support and sharing experiences with consortia </li></ul>
Reminder of the Diploma lines being introduced <ul><li>Diplomas in ten industry related areas are already being taught. The </li></ul><ul><li>remainder are being introduced from 2010 to 2011 as follows: </li></ul>2008 2009 2010 2011 Construction and the Built Environment Business, Administration and Finance Public Services Science Engineering Hair and Beauty Retail Business Languages and International Communication Creative and Media Hospitality Sport and Leisure Humanities and Social Sciences Society, Health and Development Environmental and Land Based Studies Travel and Tourism Information Technology Manufacturing and Product Design
The importance of Diplomas to the future UK workforce <ul><li>Diplomas deliver skills that employers often complain school leavers lack, most obviously functional skills in maths, English and ICT but also ‘Personal Learning and Thinking Skills’ (PLTs) </li></ul><ul><li>PLTs are the generic skills needed to be ‘Independent Enquirers’, ‘Team Workers’, ‘Effective Participants’, ‘Self Managers’, ‘Reflective Learners’ and ‘Creative Thinkers’ </li></ul><ul><li>Many Diploma lines provide an opportunity for students to learn about industries not previously addressed in the school curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomas can help young people make more informed decisions about their future careers and study options </li></ul><ul><li>Members of the future workforce can be given a meaningful introduction to industries that are critical to all our futures at a younger age </li></ul>
The importance of your role in training Diploma teachers <ul><li>Diplomas cover curriculum not previously taught in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomas represent applied learning </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomas are new and complex qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomas encourage progression </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomas should serve the needs of students with a diverse range of needs and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomas require the engagement of employers </li></ul>
What we can do to help <ul><li>Line of learning consultancy events February </li></ul><ul><li>Support networking for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Support meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to on-going work </li></ul><ul><li>Providing data and information </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting employer engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting professional body engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul>
Key Contacts <ul><li>www.diploma-support.org - Diploma Support </li></ul><ul><li>www.cbediploma.co.uk - Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment </li></ul><ul><li>www.engineeringdiploma.com - Diploma in Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>http://shd.skillsforhealth.org.uk - Diploma in Society Health and Development www.skillset.org/qualifications/diploma - Diploma in Creative and Media </li></ul><ul><li>www.e-skills.com/diploma - Diploma in Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>www.baf-diploma.org.uk - Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance </li></ul><ul><li>www.habia.org/diploma - Diploma in Hair and Beauty studies </li></ul><ul><li>www.hospitalitydiploma.co.uk - Diploma in Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>www.diplomaelbs.co.uk - Diploma in Environmental and Land Based studies </li></ul><ul><li>www.manufacturingdiploma.co.uk - Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>www.diplomainpublicservices.co.uk - Diploma in Public Services </li></ul><ul><li>www.diplomainretailbusiness.com – Diploma in Retail Business </li></ul><ul><li>http://saldiploma.skillsactive.com - Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>www.tandtdiploma.co.uk - Diploma in Travel and Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>www.humanitiesdiploma.co.uk – Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>www.diploma-in-languages.co.uk – Diploma in Languages & International Communications </li></ul><ul><li>www.sciencediploma.co.uk – Diploma in Science </li></ul>