Map of the London Boroughs Six Groupings Based on Emerging Clusters
Delivering Priority 1.2 in London… 1.2 Youth Employment • Two halves to the programme: • London Development Agency • 16-19 year olds who are NEET • Skills Funding Agency • 14-19 year olds who are at risk of becoming NEET • London Regional Planning Group (RPG) • oversees the development and approval of all specifications for invitations to tender under Priority 1.2 • Priority 1.2 will be delivered via IntegratedCommissioning • Value for money; with activity primarily split by target group • Close joint working; including alignment wherever possible
The problem that the LDA is trying to tackle… 1.2 Youth Employment • Rate of young people aged 16-19 not in education, employment or training (NEET) is 5.9% • Equates to approximately 16,300 young Londoners • High social cost to London, and high economic cost to the public purse • Impact of the recession is hitting: youth unemployment is rising • Increase in graduates struggling to find work: impacting on those younger, without degrees • Fewer university places available: but 19% rise in applications • End of Future Jobs Fund: finding work is much harder now • High churn factor: many of young people find themselves cycling in and out of the NEET cohort
The London NEET population has complex needs… 1.2 Youth Employment • Not a homogenous group: • Open to learning (41%): more likely to be qualified at Level 2, more positive experiences of school, more optimistic view of the future • Undecided NEET(21%): attained Level 1, do not face any significant barriers but are very dissatisfied with the options available to them • Sustained NEET (38%) : had negative experiences at school, left with few or no qualifications • A number of significant target groups within the overall NEET cohort: • Teenage parents • Looked after Children • Young people with learning difficulties and disabilities • Young offenders (the precise details of delivery to this group will be discussed closely with NOMS) • Homeless young people • BAME participants • Female participants
The LDA’s outputs and outcomes for young people • Outcome-based funded programme: payment will be associated with the delivery of results • Young people taking part in engagement activities: • Entry to education, employment or training: • Sustained education, employment or training for 6 months: • Sustained employment for 52 weeks: the number of young people entering into, and remaining in, employment for a period of 52 out of 64 weeks • Sustained engagement for 52 weeks: the number of young people sustaining education or training, or a combination of these with employment, for 52 out of 64 weeks as a result of a LDA intervention
The LDA’s four projects: • Training to Work • Employer-led bespoke training • Tailored wrap-around support • Employment outcomes • Focus on London’s growth sectors • Pan London NEET • Aim to reduce the churn in young people cycling in and out of NEET group • Inviting providers to deliver innovative and tailored projects • Split on a geographical basis to take into account varying numbers of NEETs • Volunteering into EET • Using volunteering as mechanism to re-engage NEETs • Increase skills, raise aspirations, improve employability • Education, employment or training outcomes • Opportunities for Vulnerable NEETs • Prioritising the needs of two key groups • Looked After Children • Teenage Parents • Education, employment or training outcomes
Skills development Aspiration raising IAG provision Components of all of the LDA’s ESF Youth Projects The LDA’s 2011-13 ESF Youth Programme Engagement of young person on programme Support to young people to sustain outcome Brokerage Support to employers to sustain outcome Employer engagement
The YPLA’ s ESF 2011-13 Programme Mary Vine-Morris Director, London 14-19 RPG
Priority 1.2: what will we purchase? • RPG and YPLA will use ESF to address the needs of young people who are in danger of dropping out of learning or moving into unemployment, the proposed activities will offer a combination of support and new experiences • The activities under development are focused on supporting young people to enable them to build the self-esteem, skills and aspiration they need to progress into education, training or employment – and then supporting them to stay there and be successful
Regional Planning Group 2011-13 ESF Youth Programme Engage 1 2 3 4 Identify barriers EBD, financial, family, social 5 Range of wrap- aroundoptions Basic skills 6 Person centred plan Wrap-around programme Sustained EET Mentoring and support Support continues 3 terms or 39 weeks Priority 1.2: what will we purchase?
Priority 1.2: what will we purchase? Under the draft Plan, ESF may be used to support the following areas: Indicative RPG/YPLA areas of activity: • Flexible learning with long-term support (for young people at risk of becoming NEET aged 14-15); • Post-16 inclusion with long-term support linked to September and January Guarantee (for young people at risk of becoming NEET aged 16+); • Higher education-based vocational enrichment programme for talented young people (for young people at risk of becoming NEET aged 14-18); • Pan-London initiative to support information, advice and guidance to young people (for young people at risk of becoming NEET)
Priority 1.2: what will we purchase? Under the draft Plan, ESF may be used to support the following areas: Indicative activity leading to progression to Apprenticeships: • Increase participation in Apprenticeships by learners from backgrounds not traditionally engaged with Apprenticeships aged 16-18 years; • Converting Education Business Partnership employers to Apprenticeships.
Priority 1.2: what will we purchase? • The RPG/YPLA & National Apprenticeship Service will seek provision that provides long term personalised support, enabling individuals to either: • Be retained in or progress to education or training for at least two terms; or • Progress to an Apprenticeship or employment for at least six months. • Pan-London coverage but targeting activity to those boroughs with the highest numbers of young people at risk of becoming NEET. • Collaborative working arrangements based on ‘clusters’ of boroughs - may suggest partnership proposals on either a Lead Partner or Consortium basis
Next Steps and Timeline • Approval of 2011-2013 Skills Funding Agency ESF co-financing plan (including Youth activity) Activity • Launch of PQQ for Priority 1.2 OCT provision 18 August 2010 • Closure of PQQ for Priority 1.2 OCT provision 17 September 2010 • Consultation on ITTs with EPMU and other CFOs November 2010 • Launch of Youth ITTs January 2011 • Contract award and clarification March 2011 • Contract delivery commences from April 2011
Next Steps and Timeline Link via https://skillsfundingagency.bravosolution.co.uk Basic information, including: • Organisation Details • Professional and Business Standing • Insurances and Financial Standing • Capacity and Resources • Capability and Performance • Quality Any organisations interested in submitting an ITT to the Skills Funding Agency in January need to register on the PQQ system Nationally, Skills Funding Agency will publish Invitation to Tender (ITT) for NEET activity on 5th October 2010. However, it should be noted that the London ITT will be launched at a later point and does not follow the rest of England.