YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERTRAIN TO GAIN PROVIDER NETWORK MEETING Chair: Clive Howarth Skills Development Director Learning and Skills Council Yorkshire & The Humber
Agenda for today 9.45 Welcome, agenda and domestics 10:00 Framework for Excellence 10:40 Audit & Data Quality findings 11:00 Coffee 11:15 Response to Redundancy 11.30 IES & Train to Gain 11.45 Integrated Brokerage Service 12.00 LLUK Business Interchange programme 12.05 Regional Messages 12:35 Networking buffet lunch
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERTRAIN TO GAIN PROVIDER NETWORK MEETING Framework for Excellence Lyn Hughes Provider Development Manager Learning and Skills Council Yorkshire & The Humber
Framework for Excellence vision • Post 16 performance assessment framework • Inform Procurement • Inform learner and employer choice • Based on existing data and processes
Performance Indicators • Learner Views • Learner Destinations • Employer Views/TQS • Qualification Success rates • Financial Health • Financial Management and Control • Delivering as % of Funding • Resource Efficiency
Self Assessment in Further Education Sector • Self assessment process • Self assessment report (SAR) on gateway by end of December • “The chief purpose of self-assessment is to support the provider’s own work on quality improvement and to measure progress against its own mission and goals. The use by other organisations, though important, is secondary.”
QSR • QSR reports are on the provider gateway • Train to gain Success rates are based on planned achievements within the academic year • Learners who do not complete their aim by their expected end date will be considered as a non achiever in that particular year. • As soon as the learner achieves this data will be changed from non-achievement to achievement
Minimum Levels of Performance • Train to Gain 65% based on success rate cut at period 15 for 08/09 • 07/08 Development year Yorkshire and Humber 66.7% • If applied Yorkshire and Humber would have lost 30% of providers
Minimum Levels of Performance • TTG Success Rate in 07/08 66.7 • SSOAs below MLP • Bus Admin • Health and Social Care • ICT • Skills for Life • TTG success Rates in 08/09 to p9 58%
Your QSR Report 08/09 • What do you need to do? • Period 9 success Rate of based on 500 planned leavers to date
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERTRAIN TO GAIN PROVIDER NETWORK MEETING Audit & Data Quality Keith Hunter Skills Development Manager Learning and Skills Council Yorkshire & The Humber
Data Quality • A46-must identify funding from 07/08 • Level 3- correctly identify co/fully funded • High/Low rate- some providers out of sync with normal distribution and historic delivery patterns • 16-18 year olds- • Non-approved repeat L2/3 aims
Achievement • 47% of learners who have achieved did so more than 31 days before their planned end date. • 36% of learners who have achieved did so within 31 days of their planned end dates – these are counted as on time achievers • 16% of learners who have achieved did so more than 31 days after their planned end date.
Recent PFA Findings • No evidence in Individual Learning Plans to support higher rate of funding • No evidence of IAG to demonstrate that Train to Gain is the most appropriate programme for the learner • No evidence of IAG during, and at the end of, learning • Training not required to achieve an NVQ has been delivered and counted towards the 15hrs needed to claim the higher rate • Distance learning/workbooks included in 15hrs needed to claim the higher rate.
Cost of Errors • £6m-cost of high rate claimed above normal distribution • £3m-cost of learners past planned end date who have received 75% of funding. • £8m-cost of learners with planned end dates in 09/10 who have achieved early • £500k-overclaims due to missing A46 data • £1.2m-incorrectly coded L3 co-funded aims. • £4m and rising – the cost of errors identified by PFA
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERTRAIN TO GAIN PROVIDER NETWORK MEETING Response to Redundancy Helen Robinson Y&H Regional Rapid Response Coordinator Jobcentre Plus Y&H Regional office
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERTRAIN TO GAIN PROVIDER NETWORK MEETING IES & Train to Gain Naomi Whitely Regional External Relations Team Jobcentre Plus Y&H Regional Office
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERTRAIN TO GAIN PROVIDER NETWORK MEETING Integrated Brokerage Service Paula Stewart-Business Link Scott Baker-Breeze IT
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERTRAIN TO GAIN PROVIDER NETWORK MEETING Regional Messages Clive Howarth Skills Development Director Learning and Skills Council Yorkshire & The Humber
Regional Performance- to Period 9 Starts • 34,884 or 73% of the L2 target • 6,478 or 58% of the L3 target Achievements • 18,520 L2 achievements • 2,129 L3 achievements Skills for Life • 10,415 or 151% of the target. • 5,577 achievements
Performance Concerns 1 • Management/use of subcontractors - New subcontractors engaged just to spend contract • Unknown subcontractors; LSC contract manager not consulted and contract Annex I not completed • Data issues still remain • Still 3,000 learners 3+ months past planned end date - Incorrect coding on ILR: co-funding of Level 3, Funding stream A46, 16-18 year olds, ineligible repeats.
Performance Concerns 2 • Funding rates - Numbers of high rate learners exceeds all expectations - Audit consistently shows lack of evidence to justify high rate - Estimate c£3-4m of high rate funding is not justified • 09/10 Funding Guidance is on the website http://www.lsc.gov.uk/providers/funding-policy/demand-led-funding/fundingpolicydocuments0910.htm • remember to use ILR field A51a to discount APL • evidence of initial assessment/IAG/ILP still vital
Funding Situation Budget pressures not only remain but have increased • Some Providers ignoring message to manage within MCV • Continued recruitment beyond MCV • Continued recruitment since 31st March commitment for starts • Liability for ‘carry-in’ far greater than expected • 08/09 A/Y budget exceeded by £8m+ • Significant impact on capacity for starts in 09/10
2009/10 allocation process-principals • Carry-in liabilities for learners started before 1st April a priority • Learners recruited since 1st April not a priority • Aiming to give all providers headroom for new starts • Financial health and exposure limits key- funding limits being reviewed for all providers and will be adhered to • No over-contracting • No Regional Response Funding • No ITT for 09/10 • All funding will have to be utilised to accommodate liabilities but MCV can go up or down based on performance- yours or somebody else's!
Priorities in 2009/10 • Those who have been unemployed but who secure employment through ‘Response to Redundancy’ programmes • Learner referrals generated by Skills Brokerage or through Skills Compacts or covered by Skills Pledge Commitment • ‘Economically Valuable Qualifications’- list being finalised but occupationally specific sector qualifications on SSC ‘repeat lists’ good basis to start. Volume of self-employed supported will be in line with targets agreed with SSC as part of Level 2 Action Plans. Progress made to date means that volumes for 2009/10 will be small.
Performance Management 09/10 • Under delivery against contract volumes and profiles- contracts reduced in line with actual delivery • Achievement rates critical for MLP. Funding reduced where performance is of concern. • Improvement in readiness for MLP from 2010/11 required and where capacity or commitment to improve is not evident funding will be reduced and/or sector subject areas removed.
We are where we are • Train to Gain is a victim of its own success • Level of demand, even in current economic situation, hasn’t diminished • Y&H performance has been excellent, particularly Skills for Life. • 18 months ago 80% of Skills for Life delivered by 20% of providers- now more than 90% delivering We’re now in a new world: • Budgets much tighter • Opportunity for growth based on quality of delivery • More robust management required- from all of us • We can’t do what we need to do without high quality providers delivering our agenda.