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Title: Presentation slides from the ESF and Train to Gain / Skills for Life event on 17 November 2008


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ESF and Train to Gain / Skills for Life Event
17 November 2008
Welcome
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Agenda
  • Morning Session
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • ESF Employer responsive investment
  • Update on recent Train to Gain announcements
  • Core offer, Level 2 / Level 3
  • Skills for Life introduction
  • Leadership and Management
  • Round-table discussion
  • Plenary


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Welcome and Introductions
01
Mark Williams Skills Development Director ESF
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Aims
  • The aims of this event are
  • To develop and share knowledge and understanding
    of the current Train to Gain service and how LSC
    ESF funding can be invested to add value and
    enhance the solutions available
  • To add value to individual employee programmes
  • To incentivise access to Train to Gain
  • To overcome accessibility barriers for the harder
    to reach groups and so on across the SW. 

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Aims
  • The aims of this event are
  • To develop and share knowledge and understanding
    of the current Train to Gain service and how LSC
    ESF funding can be invested to add value and
    enhance the solutions available
  • To add value to individual employee programmes
  • To incentivise access to Train to Gain
  • To overcome accessibility barriers for the harder
    to reach groups and so on across the SW
  • To identify gaps in support
  • To identify opportunities to improve and
    strengthen links between mainstream and ESF
    providers and share good practice
  • To clarify the support available including what
    can or can't be funded

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Targets Adult and Employer
  • 95 of adults with basic functional literacy and
    numeracy skills
  • 90 of adults qualified to at least L2
    Commitment to achieve 95 as soon as possible
  • 68 qualified to L3
  • 40 qualified to L4 or above

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National Priorities Adult
  • Increase participation on numeracy courses
  • 30 of Foundation Learning to be in Progression
    Pathways
  • Launch Adult Advancement Careers Service and
    Skills Accounts in 2010
  • Greater focus on ensuring providers secure
    contribution towards the costs of learning
  • ESOL funding maintained but more focussed on
    supporting community cohesion

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National Priorities Employer
  • Responsiveness to changing economic outlook and
    flexibilities to meet business needs
  • Expansion of Apprenticeships and introduction of
    National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
  • Focus on Apprenticeships in public sector and
    improving success rates
  • Skills brokerage transfer to RDA in April 2009
  • Broadened base of qualifications available
    through Train to Gain

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ESF Employer responsive investment
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Mark Williams Skills Development Director ESF
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Integrated employment and skills
  • Piloted in three regions in 2008 national
    roll-out 2009
  • Link pre-employment training seamlessly to
    in-work provision (TTG)
  • Monitoring of IES/TTG trials to determine whether
    to roll out Flexibilities
  • Achieving the 100,000 ambition in 2010
  • Adult Learner Responsive Provision further
    expansion of ESP over next two years to 27,000
    learners in 2010/11 assessing options for
    element of employment related outcome

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Employer responsive
  • Key areas - employer responsive (learner numbers)

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Adult funding
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European Social Fund
  • Adult Learner Responsive provision
  • Approx 237m 2008-2010 up to 93,000 learners
    supported (70 learners also supported by
    mainstream)
  • Includes ESF revaluation money not yet tendered
  • Real added value supports IES, Skills for Jobs,
    OLASS, those with multiple barriers to learning,
    and provides a key link with LEPs and
    pre-employment Train to Gain. Enhances
    mainstream provision to ensure better success for
    learners
  • Can be targeted at specific funding shortages to
    smooth trajectories

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European Social Fund
  • Employer Responsive
  • Additional ESF available nationally to support
    and enhance mainstream
  • Approx 486m 2008-2010 up to 300,000 learners
    supported (55 learners also supported by
    mainstream)
  • Includes ESF revaluation money not yet tendered
  • Real added value supports Train to Gain, and
    provides a key link with LEPs and pre-employment
    Train to Gain. Enhances mainstream provision to
    ensure better success for learners, and fills
    gaps created by Flexibilities
  • Can be targeted at specific funding shortages to
    smooth trajectories

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South West Region
  • Competitiveness
  • South West region excluding Cornwall and the
    Isles of Scilly
  • Convergence
  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Adding Value to Mainstream
Enhanced
Post
Pre
Mainstream
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Tenders
  • Competitiveness and Convergence
  • Youth
  • Range of activities with the NEET group
  • Adult
  • Under the Work Skills/Skills for Jobs heading
  • Employer
  • Some sector specific
  • Specific links to Train to Gain
  • Other
  • OLASS (Competitiveness only)
  • Community Grants

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Phase 1
  • Currently being contracted start 1 June
  • 54 Contracts across the South West
  • 14 Convergence - 31.8 million
  • 40 Competitiveness - 28.8 million

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Phase 2
  • Currently being contracted
  • Approximately 15 Contracts across the SW
  • 7 Convergence - 11.3 million
  • 8 Competitiveness - 2.9 million

Phase 3
  • Currently themes/specifications are being
    developed

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Update on recent Train to Gain announcements
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Kay Cheesman Skills Development Manager Train
to Gain
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Background
  • John Denham announcement 21 Oct set out how SMEs
    would be a priority for 350m of Train to Gain
    funds over the next 2 years
  • One of a number of Government announcements to
    handle economic downturn
  • DWP announced 100m to help people facing
    redundancy and for retraining

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Train to Gain what is it now?
  • Core offer remains the same all employers, all
    sectors, all sizes
  • But core offer now enhanced through the offer to
    SMEs with range of flexibilities
  • In the south west, 88 of all employer
    engagements are with employers employing fewer
    than 250
  • Sector Compacts will also to take account of the
    flexible SME offer

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SME package
  • As core offer but private sector SMEs can have
  • L2 all fully funded, including repeats
  • L3 for 19-25s, all fully funded 25 co-funded
    as with core offer
  • L2 and L3 units/thin qualifications in business
    critical areas
  • Business improvement techniques business
    systems/processes team working/communications
    customer service new product design finance and
    credit cashflow and profit management risk
    management marketing and sales and IT user/IT
    support
  • Leadership and management extended to 5 - 249
    employees

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SME package
  • Other elements include
  • Help for groups of SMEs located together in eg
    business parks still awaiting policy guidance
  • New communications campaign starting this week to
    emphasise the benefits of skills and breadth of
    support on offer

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Core offer, Level 2 / Level 3
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Kay Cheesman Skills Development Manager Train
to Gain
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The Train to Gain core offer
  • Fully funded qualifications
  • Basic Skills
  • First full L2s
  • Repeat full L2s from approved list
  • Without L2 L3 jumper
  • Some first L4s for 19 25 year olds without L3

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The Train to Gain core offer
  • Shared investment with employer
  • L3 already having a L2
  • Repeat full L3s from approved Sector Compact list
  • ESOL
  • Apprenticeships
  • Leadership Management development
  • Training at full cost to the employer
  • Learner eligibility applies to fully funded or
    part funded provision

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Skills for Life Introduction
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Ingrid Purse Skills Development Manager Train
to Gain (Brokerage)
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Background information
  • 2007/08 Poor performance
  • 9th out of 9 regions!
  • 1.9m of 3.25m budget handed back
  • SfL target reduced 2008/09

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Changes
  • LSC Task and Finish Group established
  • Additional flexibilities!
  • Minimum 10 Skills for Life in Train to Gain
    contracts
  • Series of regional briefings/workshops
  • A suite of support resources

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SfL flexibilities 2008/09
  • No longer any qualification barriers
  • Skills for Life qualifications funded at all
    levels including progression
  • Increased funding rate 772
  • Literacy and numeracy fully funded. ESOL/ESOL for
    Work partially subsidised by an Employer
    contribution of 42.5
  • Contribution to wage costs is available for
    Employers with less than 50 staff

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Literacy and qualifications levels
55 below Level 2 literacy
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And the good news
  • SfL starts increased
  • Potential additional budget to fund more SfL
    qualifications
  • The advantage of new flexibilities
  • ESF enhancement opportunities

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Useful information
  • Skills for Life Materials and Case Studies
  • Please visit the website for materials and to
    complete the Skills for Life questionnaire today
  • www.skillsforlife-sw.org.uk/Page2.aspx?PageID113
  • Move On
  • A really useful website addressing all Skills for
    Life issues
  • www.move-on.org.uk
  • Skills for Life within Train to Gain
  • Contact Train to Gain Team
  • ingrid.purse_at_lsc.gov.uk or fiona.parsons_at_lsc.gov.u
    k
  • Specialist SW Regional Skills for Life Unit
  • shirley.blake2_at_lsc.gov.uk

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Leadership and Management
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Marion Sweet Skills Development Manager Train
to Gain
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Leadership and management advisory service
  • Background to the LSCs Leadership and management
    Policy
  • Leadership and Management Advisory Service 2008
    -11
  • Integration with ESF contracts
  • Regional Activities
  • Capacity and capability development
    FE/HE/Sectors
  • Leadership and Management collaborations in the
    region

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Background
  • HISTORICALLY what weve achieved and where we
    are going
  • Nationally - 2004-2006
  • DfES funding 43.7 million for LM programme
    1k grants for SMEs (20-250)
  • South West
  • LM Policy 2005-07 3m jointly with LSC/SWRDA
  • LM Policy 2007-08 half million
  • LM Policy 2008-2011 LMAS 9m over three years
  • Leadership Management Skills are a key driver
    in the development of our workforce and our
    levels of productivity (Leitch Review)

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Leadership and management advisory service
  • The detail
  • Total of 9m over 3 years
  • Over 8,000 owners/senior managers to develop
    their leadership and management skills between
    2008-2011.
  • Impact on the pull through effect into
    workforce development through strategic overview
    of their organisation.

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Leadership and management advisory service
  • The Leadership and Management Service
  • Leadership and Management Specialist Advisors
  • Leadership and Management diagnostics
  • Co-creation of Personal Development Plan (PDP)
    and follow up
  • Leadership and Management solutions
    www.whattraining.co.uk,
  • learn direct (http//www.learndirect-advice.co.uk
    /), Hotcourses (http//www.hotcourses.com/)

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Leadership and management advisory service
  • Opportunities for integration with ESF contracts
    Regional Activity
  • Regional Activities
  • Capacity and capability development
    FE/HE/Sectors
  • Leadership and Management collaborations in the
    region

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Round-table Discussion
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Plenary
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Mark Williams Skills Development Director ESF
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LUNCH
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ESF and Train to Gain / Skills for Life Event
17 November 2008
Welcome
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Agenda
  • Afternoon Session
  • Information and Advice Services for Adults
  • Skills for Life
  • Round-table discussion
  • Plenary


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Information and Advice Services for Adults
01
Isabell Palmer Skills Development Manager
Strategy
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Nature of delivery till 2010/11
  • New role as prime contractor awarded to
    Connexions Cornwall and Devon
  • Available for anyone over 20, with specific help
    for the low skilled
  • Includes signposting and referral to wider
    specialist provision
  • Focus on close working relationship with JCP

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The universal offer for everyone
  • Call 0845 8505070 or visit www.nextstepsouthwest.
    org.uk
  • Group sessions for generic careers advice (e.g.
    on C.Vs, job search, interview skills)
  • Includes signposting to specialist help e.g.
    financial advice, benefits advice, basic skills
    screening

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The personalised offer for the low skilled
  • 11 support for those without a level 2
    qualification
  • In-depth, customer journey approach
  • Contact maintained until the individual gets a
    job, goes into learning, progresses at work

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Plans for the Adult Advancement and Careers
Service in 2010/11
  • Shaping the Future available on DIUS website
  • Recognises essential need for advice in helping
    people overcome barriers
  • Announces 10 prototypes for the service, with
    concept of local advice partnerships
  • ITT Autumn 2009, with contracts awarded February
    2009

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Skills for Life
02
Ingrid Purse Skills Development Manager Train
to Gain (Brokerage)
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Background information
  • 2007/08 Poor performance
  • 9th out of 9 regions
  • 1.9m of 3.25m budget handed back
  • SfL target reduced 2008/09

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Call for action
  • LSC Task and Finish Group established
  • Organised series of high level regional briefings
  • Getting On Track workshops
  • Introduce a suite of support resources

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SfL flexibilities 2008/09
  • No longer any qualification barriers
  • Skills for Life qualifications funded at all
    levels including progression
  • Increase of 4.5 to funding rate 772
  • Literacy and numeracy fully funded. ESOL/ESOL for
    Work partially subsidised by an Employer
    contribution of 42.5
  • Contribution to wage costs is available for
    Employers with less than 50 staff

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Literacy and qualifications levels
55 below Level 2 literacy
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Skills for Life engagement plan
  • Skills for Life Questionnaire
  • To help us to help providers in assessing
    capacity and development requirements
  • http//www.skillsforlife-sw.org.uk/Page2.aspx?Page
    ID113
  • Train to Gain Provider Development Programme
  • Series of training and development activities
  • QIA Skills for Life improvement programme
  • Move On Get on at Work
  • KPMG World Class Skills

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And the good news
  • SfL starts increased
  • Potential additional budget to fund more SfL
    qualifications
  • The advantage of new flexibilities
  • ESF enhancement opportunities

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Improving SfL makes a difference by
improving retention/achievement
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ESF support for SfL in Train to Gain
  • Current activity includes
  • Mentoring
  • Travel and Childcare costs
  • One to One support
  • Enhanced offer to employers including wage
    subsidies and/or further learning
  • Workplace champions established with CPD (eg L2
    IAG)
  • Supporting ALS or links to ED projects for
    additional support
  • Delivery to overcome rurality issues, eg in
    community venues and use of mobile units.

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ESF support for SfL in Train to Gain
  • Areas for (possible) further development
  • Support for access to National Test
  • Mentoring opportunities for Brokers
  • Further support for staff development (LSC
    Providers)
  • More delivery of Bitesize chunks or modules of
    qualifications

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SfL information
  • Skills for Life Materials and Case Studies
  • Please visit the website for materials and to
    complete the Skills for Life questionnaire today
  • www.skillsforlife-sw.org.uk/Page2.aspx?PageID113
  • Move On
  • A really useful website addressing all Skills for
    Life issues
  • www.move-on.org.uk
  • Skills for Life within Train to Gain
  • Contact Train to Gain Team
  • ingrid.purse_at_lsc.gov.uk or fiona.parsons_at_lsc.gov.u
    k
  • Specialist SW Regional Skills for Life Unit
  • shirley.blake2_at_lsc.gov.uk

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Round-table Discussion
03
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Plenary
04
Mark Williams Skills Development Director ESF
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