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Michael Heanue Learner Services Manager Skills Directorate

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Michael Heanue Learner Services Manager Skills Directorate

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  1. Michael Heanue Learner Services Manager Skills Directorate

  2. Overview • Skills Funding Agency • Integrated Adult Careers Service • Skills Accounts • Programmes for the Unemployed • Offender Learning

  3. Skills Funding Agency Profile funding for providers Issue funding guidance for providers New flexibilities to meet the needs of local communities: employers and learners Changing landscape

  4. Integrated AdultCareers Service IACS will have a strong public brand and a national and local footprint – next step Local delivery of information and advice a vital part of the service including closer working with JCP and Probation One phone number, one website and one high street brand (face- to face)

  5. Face to face service • Identification of personal goals and targets • Skills and Career assessment • Skills action plan agreed with the customer • Support for learning, career progression and job search • Help in accessing skills accounts • Intensity and frequency of the service depends on the customer profile, needs, assessment of their situation and outcome needed

  6. Employability skills programme Response to redundancy Six month offer (work focused training) Young persons’ guarantee - routes into work Programmes for theUnemployed

  7. Employability Skills Programme (ESP) ESP aims to improve basic literacy/language (ESOL), numeracy and employability skills for JCP customers All JCP customers aged 18 and over may be referred to the programme if they have basic skills needs Provision is delivered on a full-time (>20 hours pw) for 15 weeks or part-time basis (< 16 hours pw) dependent on learner need and number of courses undertaken Fares, child-care and training allowances may be payable 10 providers across 6 JCP districts

  8. Response to Redundancy What it is Short Length - 2 to 8 weeks full or part-time. For - Adults 18+ under consultation of, or notice of redundancy, recently redundant or long term unemployed Links to labour market needs/current vacancies What it isn’t Not necessarily a qualification Not totally re-skilling Long courses of a few hours per week (eg 26 weeks x 2 hours per week)

  9. Six month offer: work focused training (FE providers) • What it is • Contributes to vocational qualification at L2/L3 • Short length (eg 2-8 weeks) • Intensive (eg 15 hours per week) • Substantial impact on individual’s skills • Flexible delivery – monthly intakes • What it isn’t • Stand alone basic skills (literacy or numeracy) • Very short courses/tasters • Long courses of a few hours per week (eg 26 weeks x 2 hours per week)

  10. Routes into work Young people aged 18-24, approaching 6 months’ unemployment 9 sectors – retail, hospitality, leisure travel and tourism, facilities management, security, contract centres, construction, logistics, health Pre-employment training of up to 8 weeks Linked to existing vacancies 11 providers across London Young Persons’Guarantee

  11. Link to Skills Account website • www.direct.gov.uk/skillsaccounts

  12. Offender learning • Custody - OLASS • Kensington and Chelsea College delivering across nine London prisons, including HMP/YOI Isis • Community • Improving access to mainstream services • JCP / ESF / next step

  13. Michael.heanue@skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk