Learner Entitlement - March 07 Final2

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					                     Developed in Partnership with Lincolnshire and Rutland LA‟s, LSC,
                                          Connexions and CfBT




Issue 3 March 2007
                                          Contents



Section       Title ..................................................................................... Page


Section 1     Introduction ............................................................................. 3

Section 2     National Context ..................................................................... 4

Section 3     Local Context ........................................................................... 6

Section 4     Principles that underpin Curriculum Planning, Content and
              Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19
              Curriculum Planning.................................................................. 8
              Curriculum Content................................................................... 8
              Entitlement to Learning ............................................................. 9

Section 5     Entitlement to Learning in Lincolnshire and Rutland ................. 10

Section 6     Curriculum Content .................................................................. 12

Section 7     Principles related to the delivery of the Entitlement .................. 15

Section 8     Principles related to the organisation and operation of
              14-19 clusters ......................................................................... 17

Appendix 1 Diagrammatic Summary of Entitlement for 2008 ..................... 18

Appendix 2 Diagrammatic Summary of Entitlement for 2013 ..................... 19

Appendix 3 Learner Entitlement Clusters ................................................... 20

Appendix 4 LSC Vocational Areas and Specialised Diploma Lines ............ 23

Appendix 5 Diagrammatic view of Pathways ............................................. 24

Appendix 6 Guide to Entitlement leaflet ..................................................... 25
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                Lincolnshire and Rutland Entitlement to Learning

                                   for Young People 14-19


1     Introduction
1.1    The aim of this paper is to propose an Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19 in
       Lincolnshire and Rutland. The Entitlement does not create a legal right to a particular
       range of provision. It defines the range of provision (including that which is statutory) that
       should be accessible to young people within a specified area.

1.2    The paper has been drafted in collaboration with CfBT (Lincolnshire School Improvement
       Service), Lincolnshire County Council, Rutland County Council, the Learning and Skills
       Council Lincolnshire and Rutland, Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland and the
       Lincolnshire and Rutland Learning Partnership.

1.3    The vision embodied within this document is “Through Partnership to meet the individual
       needs of students for learning by providing more choice, pathways and opportunities”
       (Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy)

1.4    The adoption and implementation of this entitlement by all providers will help the LA‟s, LSC
       and Connexions Partnership to enhance participation, retention and achievement.

1.5    The three-year timescale for implementation recognised that providers are at different
       starting points. However, it is expected that full implementation will be in place for the
       cohort of 2008/9 for both 14 and 16 year olds, in preparation for responding to the
       challenge of meeting the new National statutory entitlement in 2013.

1.6    Throughout the document appropriate reference has been made to the Lincolnshire and
       Rutland 14-19 strategy including the Young People‟s Charter.




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2     National Context
2.1     The Government 5 year strategy for children and young people encompasses greater
        personalisation and choice, with the wishes and needs of children‟s services, parents and
        young people at the forefront. It also emphasises the importance of partnerships with
        parents, employers, volunteers and voluntary organisations to maximise the life chances of
        children, young people and adults. The Children‟s Act 2004 requires all Local Authorities to
        address five outcomes within the Every Child Matters: Change for Children agenda, namely
        to ensure that all young people are healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive
        contribution and achieve economic well-being. The 14-19 Learning and Skills agenda is
        now firmly embedded within the Every Child Matters agenda. In addition, the Government
        Strategy for Special Educational Needs - Removing Barriers to Achievement - sets out the
        Government‟s vision for enabling children with special educational needs to realise their
        potential. It identifies four key areas to be addressed in order to improve provision: early
        intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and achievement, and
        delivering improvements in partnership.

2.2     Education for 14-19 year olds is going through rapid change. The focus upon this age
        range is a natural progression following the Government‟s Key Stage 3 Strategy; and, prior
        to that, the emphasis upon the Primary sector. The inception of the Learning and Skills
        Councils in 2001 has led to a re-examination of both quality and provision across the
        sector. Connexions was created in 2001 to provide impartial advice and guidance for
        young people as they make decisions and choices from an increasingly complex range of
        provision.

2.3     In September 2004 a new Key Stage 4 curriculum emerged with a small core and an
        emphasis upon choice, diversity, and an increasingly personalised curriculum designed to
        meet the needs of all young people. The new emphasis on diversity requires astute
        management to ensure that all young people continue to develop a wide range of skills,
        knowledge and personal attributes irrespective of the pathway they choose to follow. In
        September 2005, a statutory Enterprise curriculum was introduced. Further changes
        including a new Science curriculum is in place.

2.4     Several key publications have set the agenda for change for 14-19 year olds.

2.4.1    The 14 –19 White Paper published in February 2005, articulates a vision that “ The
         transformation of secondary and post-secondary education, so that all 16 year-olds
         achieve highly and carry on into sixth form, college, an Apprenticeship or work with
         training until at least the age of 18, is a critical priority for Britain. It is central to building a
         more prosperous and fair society; and it is vital for the well-being and fulfilment of each
         individual young person in today's world……. our intention is that the system should be
         fashioned around the needs of the learner and be responsive to the needs of employers.
         The job of educational institutions is to ensure, locality by locality, that the full range of
         programmes is made available to young people.” The white paper acknowledges the
         view of the Final Report of the Working Group on 14 –19 reform (Tomlinson) in its
         recognition of the higher levels of skills, knowledge and flexibility required by the
         knowledge economy, the changing demands on young people in terms of transferable
         skills and specific training, and the need to equip young people to be active citizens able
         to contribute to the economic, social, political and cultural life of the country as well as
         developing an understanding of the wider international community.

2.4.2    The Skills White paper published in March 2005 announced the development of skills
         academies, an employer training programme to invest in skills at Level 3 and above, an
         increase in apprenticeships, and provision of appropriate information advice and
         guidance.

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2.4.3    The Youth Green Paper published in July 2005 sets out proposals to empower young
         people in the development of local opportunities and activities, to develop young people
         as citizens in making a positive contribution, to support choices through the provision of
         high quality information, advice and guidance, and to ensure all young people achieve
         through targeted support.

2.4.4    The 14-19 Implementation Plan published in December 2005, clearly outlines the
         timescale for reform of the 14-19 curriculum, in order to address three key priorities -
         developing new qualifications, supporting every area to deliver and improving the current
         system by a wider offer for young people year on year. The proposals include changes to
         the KS3 curriculum in order to reduce prescription and enable personalisation, changes to
         AS and A2 qualifications in order to ensure challenge, and radical changes at KS4
         through the introduction of General and Specialised diplomas. The DfES recognise that
         “Delivering this entitlement will require profound change in the education system….no
         single school could reasonably be expected to deliver the full range of options to be
         offered as part of the entitlement” (DfES 14-19 Implementation Plan Dec 05) and „we will
         be asking all 14-19 partnerships to address these matters over the next 12 months.‟
         Collaboration within local areas is essential if access to all 14 Specialised Diplomas are to
         be available in a local area by 2013. In addition, the Implementation Plan places a duty
         on the Local Authority and LSC to ensure that a local on-line area prospectus is
         developed during 2006, prior to the requirement to place this on a National portal in 2007.

2.4.5    The Education and Inspections Bill December 2006 puts in place the powers to make
         access to all 14 Specialised Diplomas an entitlement for young people everywhere. It
         enables schools to collaborate formally with FE colleges, and extends the powers of the
         LSC to provide support for the under 16‟s.

2.5     The Government have set targets for attainment of
               70% L2 at19 by 2006,
               72% L2 at 19 by 2008
               2% reduction in NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
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3     Local Context
3.1    All providers have their own clearly articulated vision for educational development. The
       nine key principles identified in the Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy will underpin
       these proposals.

3.2    There are rising levels of achievement at Key Stage 4, and increasing participation in
       education to the age of 19. Lincolnshire and Rutland are on target for 80% participation at
       the age of 18. However, this still leaves 20% non-participation. At the age of 16, the
       participation rate is 87%. However, there is wide variation in the number of young people
       progressing into education and training post 16. This ranges from 60% to 100% across
       Lincolnshire and Rutland.

3.3    The percentage of young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) is now
       below 5% in Lincolnshire and Rutland, although there are differences between areas within
       Lincolnshire.

3.4    These improvements have resulted from changes in teaching and learning as providers
       explore new ways of motivating, engaging and supporting young people, removing barriers
       to higher achievement, and providing a broader range of opportunities through a more
       appropriate curriculum. The Joint Area Reviews in both Rutland (2005) and Lincolnshire
       (2006) recognised the progress made in increasing the range of vocational and applied
       learning opportunities for young people.

3.5    Young people in Lincolnshire and Rutland can choose from a range of learning
       opportunities including school sixth forms, further education colleges, work based learning
       and other agencies. Support is available for those young people that are not ready for
       mainstream training, education or employment. There are special schools that provide for
       students with emotional social and behavioural difficulties (ESBD), moderate learning
       difficulties (MLD), and severe and profound/multiple learning difficulties (SLD and PMLD).
       Some young people may access provision out of county.

3.6    Innovative collaborative partnerships between schools, further education colleges and
       work-based providers have been developed in some parts of the region, focused upon
       provision for the Employability Graduation Award (EGA), Solutions 4, Pathfinder
       programmes and the Increased Flexibility Programme (IFP). In addition, initiatives such as
       the Specialist Schools Programme, the Leadership Incentive Grant (LIG) and Excellence
       Clusters (EC‟s) have enabled closer working relationships to be developed between
       schools. These are all characterised by their focus upon the needs of young people, not
       institutional designs. The 14-19 strategy states the importance of developing collaborative
       partnerships to raise achievement. (Principle 5 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19
       Strategy)

3.7    The findings from the Area Wide Inspection (AWI) during October-December 2003
       highlighted the need to develop an Entitlement to Learning for young people 14-19 that
       defines choice, access and provision.

3.8    It is important that specific issues related to Lincolnshire and Rutland, including those of a
       rural nature, are recognised and addressed. These include:

            The complicated nature of the educational structure, where selective, non-selective,
             and comprehensive schools co-exist;
            The large number of 11-16 schools, and the complexity of choice for young people
             accessing 16-19 provision;

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   Low aspirations of both young people and their parents in many parts of the region;
   High cost of transport and travel to learn distances;
   The geographical variability of employment opportunity, including unstructured
    seasonal work that impacts on participation post 16;
   Presence of specialist status schools/colleges and Centres of Vocational Excellence.
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4     Principles that underpin Curriculum Planning, Content and
      Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19
4.1     Curriculum Planning

4.1.1    Provide through collaboration between providers more choice, pathways and
         opportunities with flexible progression routes. (Principle 4 from Lincolnshire and Rutland
         14-19 Strategy)

4.1.2    Increase local access to a wider range of opportunities for personal development,
         (Principle 6 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy) through for example e-learning
         opportunities.

4.1.3    Support the principle of fair funding, maximisation of resources and value for money.
         (Principle 7 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy)

4.1.4    Be achieved through an open and transparent process for young people and partners.
         (Principle 8 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy)

4.1.5    Commit the partners to quality assurance through continuous review, improvement and
         innovation. (Principle 9 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy)

4.1.6    Involve young people in the planning and development of provision in order to ensure that
         the Every Child Matters agenda is addressed.

4.1.7    Take account of young people with severe or moderate learning difficulties/disabilities
         (SLDD/MLDD), including those with profound/multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and
         emotional social and behavioural difficulties (ESBD).

4.1.8    Ensure availability of core provision and other subjects/skills in all local areas, with due
         cognisance taken of young people travel to learn time.

4.1.9    Address locally identified skills shortage/s.

4.1.10 Explore opportunities for delivery through E-learning.

4.2     Curriculum Content 14-19

4.2.1    The statutory curriculum requirements for 14-16 year olds must be met.

4.2.2    The National entitlement for 14-19 year olds must be met by 2013.

4.2.3    Within an area, providers should ensure that young people have progressive access to a
         range of provision through Pre-Entry, Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2 to Level 3
         qualifications.

4.2.4    All young people should have access to the key skills (or equivalent qualifications) of
         communication, numeracy and ICT to at least Level 2 by the age of 19. These will be
         phased out from 2009 and replaced by functional skills.

4.2.5    Opportunities for young people to work in a collaborative and independent manner,
         together with developing inter-personal, time management and problem solving skills,
         should be provided within young peoples‟ programmes.

4.2.6    All young people should have access with appropriate progression to qualifications from
         General (Academic), Specialised (Vocational), and Occupational/ Apprenticeship

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         pathways. Opportunities for specialising in a single pathway should be provided, as well
         as the flexibility to mix pathways to meet their individual needs and aspirations.

4.2.7    There should be provision for young people to reflect on their personal development
         though a wider range of opportunities both within and outside the curriculum, eg Duke of
         Edinburgh Award Scheme, community work, part time work and sport.

4.2.8    Providers should ensure that parents/guardians/carers are informed and consulted on the
         range of courses on offer, to enable them to support their young people through for
         example the area prospectus.

4.3     Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19

4.3.1    Have young people at the heart through the application of the Young People‟s Charter.
         (Principle 1 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy)

4.3.2    Raise the aspirations of young people. (Principle 2 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19
         Strategy)

4.3.3    Provide independent objective local access to information, guidance and support,
         (Principle 3 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy) conforming to the agreed
         baseline standard. (Young People’s Charter)

4.3.4    Each young person is entitled to own the decision regarding their future course choices.
         (Young People’s Charter)

4.3.5    Young people with severe or moderate learning difficulties/disabilities (SLDD/MLDD),
         emotional social or behavioural difficulties (ESBD) or profound multiple learning difficulties
         (PMLD) are entitled to appropriate advice and support. Support and learning
         assessments should be tailored to specific individual needs.

4.3.6    Each young person will have access to a structured, broad and balanced high quality
         curriculum throughout their secondary school, providing progression routes into training,
         further and higher education and employment.

4.3.7    The Entitlement to Learning will take into account entry requirements, a young person‟s
         prior attainment, identified learning needs, career aspirations and chosen progression
         pathways.

4.3.8    The Entitlement to Learning will ensure that the new National Entitlement requirements
         are met, and ensure that it addresses the five outcomes from the Every Child Matters
         framework.

4.3.9    The basis of the Entitlement to Learning encompasses a belief that there is a parity of
         esteem between General (Academic), Specialised (Vocational), and Occupational
         (Apprenticeship) study that will lead to enhanced flexibility for young people.




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5     Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19 in Lincolnshire
      and Rutland
      We are committed to developing pathways that embody the Young People‟s Charter, in
      which young people in Lincolnshire and Rutland are entitled to:

5.1   Be treated with respect and valued as an individual. (Young People’s Charter)

5.2   Access a comprehensive range of up to date information and use relevant professionals
      and structures that are able to offer impartial advice, information and guidance, enabling
      students to develop their individual learning plans. (Young People’s Charter)

5.3   Experience high quality teaching and training that take account of individual learning needs
      and abilities, including support for young people with identified needs involving multi-
      agency working where appropriate.

5.4   Develop the skills to make informed decisions in order to make successful progress in the
      next stage of their chosen pathway. (ref: Careers Education and Guidance Framework 11-
      19)

5.5   Understand the requirements of their courses so that they are able to assess their own
      progress and set targets for improvement. (Young People’s Charter)

5.6   Provision of high quality personal and academic support that meets their individual learning
      needs.

5.7   A choice of high quality and relevant pathways with clear progression routes.

5.8   A curriculum that is flexible enough to enable young people to progress at their own pace
      and to change direction. (Young People’s Charter)

5.9   Develop the key skills of communication, numeracy, ICT, enabling progression to higher
      levels. (Young People’s Charter)

5.10 Develop inter-personal, time management, problem solving and evaluative skills, together
     with the opportunity to work collaboratively and independently.

5.11 Access to the Employability Graduation Award / Foundation Learning Tier as a minimum
     Entitlement to Learning for young people 14-19 framework where appropriate.

5.12 Access to a range of general (academic) and specialised (vocational) Entry/Foundation
     programmes, enabling progression to Level 1.

5.13 Access to a range of general (academic) and specialised (vocational) Level 1 qualifications,
     enabling progression to Level 2.

5.14 Access to Level 2 qualifications in a range of general (academic) and specialised
     (vocational), for example BTEC 1st, NVQ. Provision should include progression from
     courses in 5.11 above.

5.15 Access to Level 3 qualifications in a range of general (academic) and specialised
     (vocational) courses, allowing progression to at least A2.

5.16 Access to occupational / Young Apprenticeships / Apprenticeship study.

5.17 Access to the most appropriate specialist L3 provision available, including school 6th forms,
     FE colleges and work-based learning providers.
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5.18 Add breadth and depth to learning, either through courses identified above or by early
     access to Level 3 programmes, if fast-tracked through GCSE.

5.19 Recognition for achievement in wider activities. (Young People’s Charter)

5.20 Engage in a structured evaluation of their course/s and wider provision. (Young People’s
     Charter)

5.21 Comment on and evaluate their courses and receive feedback. (Young People’s Charter)




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6     Curriculum Content
6.1     The Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19 within each area should include the
        following features that reflect the proposals in the 14-19 Implementation Plan.

6.2     There should be a planned progressive programme of careers education and guidance
        that develops young peoples‟ skills and knowledge, to enable them to make informed
        choices with regard to their future pathways in order to achieve economic well being.

6.3     For young people at Pre-Entry Level, there should be access to an individual programme
        that meets their learning needs, including for example independent living skills, life skills,
        self-help, promoting independence, and accredited where appropriate eg ASDAN; and
        assessment using relevant National criteria such as P scales, with progression to suitable
        Entry Level qualifications. Some young people may require support beyond the age of 19.

6.4     Basic, key or functional skills will be accessed by young people through appropriate
        courses, accredited where possible.

6.4.1 Basic / functional skills - Provision to access qualifications, with progression to at least
      Level 2 by age of 19 in Literacy (English), Numeracy (Mathematics), Information
      Communication Technology (ICT).

6.4.2 Access to appropriate qualifications that should include Adult Literacy and Numeracy and
      ICT to Level 2.

6.4.3 Key Skills - Provision to access qualifications in Communication, Application of Number
      and ICT to Level 3.

6.5     The following 3 pathways (General (Academic), Specialised (Vocational), Occupational
        (Apprenticeships)) are based upon the QCA National Qualifications Framework.
         General (Academic) – GCSE and A Level qualifications (all of which meet QCA
           criteria);
         Specialised (Vocational) – these include the vocational GCSE/A Level qualifications (all
          of which meet QCA criteria), AND those vocational-related qualifications that meet
          skills sector criteria - for example BTEC qualifications, AND Specialised Diplomas as
          they become available
         Occupational (Apprenticeship) – qualifications that are assessed against occupational
          competencies within the workplace;
NOTE:
         In reality, at Entry Level, there is less distinction between Specialised (Vocational) and
          Occupational (Apprenticeship) pathways;
         Some young people with specific learning difficulties/disabilities may access courses
          below Entry Level.

6.5.1 General (Academic) Qualifications
       Provision to meet the statutory requirements for 14-16 year olds. Comprising:
           o   English (literacy), Mathematics (numeracy), Science, Information Communication
               Technology (ICT), Citizenship, Religious Education, Sex Education, Physical
               Education, Careers Education, Work Related Learning and Enterprise education;
           o   Access to a Modern Foreign Language, Design and Technology, the Arts and the
               Humanities for all young people.
         Access to at least 8 Certificates of Achievement and / or GCSEs up to Level 2 (this is
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          based upon the number used by the Government for calculating the capped average
          points score);
        Access to a minimum of 20 GCE AS/A2 (this number is required to provide breadth of
         choice).

6.5.2 Specialised (Vocational) Qualifications
       Access to a minimum of eight Entry Level qualifications from eight different vocational
        areas, enabling progression to Level 1 (using for example the EGA/e2e/FLT
        [Employability Graduation Award /Entry to Employment/Foundation Learning Tier]
        framework);
        Access to a minimum of eight Level 1 qualifications from eight different vocational
         areas, enabling progression to Level 2 (using for example the EGA /e2e framework);
        By 2013 access to 14 Specialised Diplomas at L1 enabling progression to L2;
        Access to a minimum of eight Level 2 qualifications from eight different vocational
         areas, enabling progression to Level 3;
        By 2013 access to 14 Specialised Diplomas at L2 enabling progression to L3;
        Access to a minimum of eight Level 3 qualifications from eight different vocational
         areas.
        By 2013 access to 14 Specialised Diplomas at L3
       (These numbers are similar to those proposed in 14-19 Entitlement to Learning
       statements in other LSC areas.)

6.5.3 Occupational (Apprenticeship) Qualifications (NVQ) / Young Apprenticeships /
      Apprenticeships
       Access to a minimum of eight Entry Level qualifications from eight different
        occupational areas, enabling progression to Level 1 (using for example the EGA /e2e
        /FLT framework);
        Access to a minimum of eight Level 1 qualifications from eight different occupational
         areas, enabling progression to Level 2 (using for example the EGA /e2e / FLT
         framework);
        Access to pre Apprenticeship programme within the FLT;
        Access to Young Apprenticeship programmes;
        Access to Apprenticeship programmes in a minimum of eight vocational areas (from
         the age of 16 only);
        Access to Advanced Apprenticeship programmes in a minimum of eight vocational
          areas.
       (These numbers are similar to those proposed in 14-19 Entitlement to Learning
       statements in other LSC areas.)
Note: Providers and young people need to be aware that there are age restrictions applying to
      some Vocational/Occupational qualifications, and to Apprenticeships.

6.5.4 Appropriate curriculum provision for young people at risk of exclusion, including
      development of social skills and preparation for adult life.

6.6    14 – 19 Enrichment Activities
       In addition there should be a comprehensive range of enrichment activities that young
       people are involved in developing for example:


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            Community service/charities/voluntary
            Sports/outward bound/outdoor activities
            Performing and expressive arts
            Careers and higher education
            Enterprise/work experience/work related learning
            Expeditions/exchanges/educational visits

6.7   A summary of the above provision for 2008 is outlined in Appendix 1.

6.8   A summary of the above provision for 2013 is outlined in Appendix 2.




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7     Principles related to Delivery of the Entitlement to Learning for
      Young People 14-19
7.1    Provision is based within the 14-19 Learner Entitlement Clusters (LECs). The LA‟s, LSC
       and Connexions partnership have created 10 Learner Entitlement Clusters for the delivery
       of the Entitlement to Learning, with due consideration of existing groups including;
       Excellence Clusters, Academies, Specialist Colleges, and other known partnerships.
       Geographical proximity and transport issues have also been taken into account.
       Appendix 3 shows the clusters.

7.2    There is an obligation upon the Learner Entitlement Cluster to deliver the local entitlement
       as defined, with full implementation for the 2008/9 cohort of 14 and 16 year olds. The
       National Entitlement should be in place for the 2013 cohort of 14 and 16 year olds.

7.3    In line with Implementation Plan, individual institutions are not expected to deliver the whole
       of the Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19, but will make a contribution to the
       overall provision of their Learner Entitlement Cluster.

7.4    In order to fulfil the requirements of the Entitlement to Learning and Young Peoples‟
       Charter, all providers within a cluster will need to collaborate to meet young peoples‟
       entitlement.

7.5    Decisions regarding planning for local provision rest with the Learner Entitlement Clusters.
       However, proposals for significant changes to provision will be through liaison with the
       LA‟s/LSC as appropriate.

7.6    Providers will supply information about their provision in order to inform the area
       prospectus.

7.7    The local arrangements in place may involve tutors and/or resources rather than young
       people changing location.

7.8    The effective use of e-Learning should be incorporated into the provision to minimise
       learner/tutor movement.

7.9    Learner Entitlement Clusters will build on current collaboration developed through IFPs,
       academies and collaborative 6th form arrangements, in order to:

        Provide independent local access to information, guidance and support. (Principle 3 from
         Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy);

        Provide more choice, pathways and opportunities with flexible progression routes.
         (Principle 4 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy);

        Build a skilled workforce that meets National and local skill requirements;

        Increase local access to a wider range of opportunities for personal development;
         (Principle 6 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Strategy);

        Support the principle of fair funding, maximisation of resources and value for money.
         (Principle 7 from Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 strategy).

7.10 Where a Learner Entitlement Cluster is unable to meet an individual‟s choice, every effort
     will be made within the group, neighbouring LECs and Lincolnshire and Rutland LA‟s and


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     LSC to provide the best local option in order to provide access to courses at an appropriate
     level.

7.11 The Entitlement to Learning aims to achieve a range of local provision throughout
     Lincolnshire and Rutland. A guide to reasonable travel to learn times is provided by the
     transport policies of both LA‟s.

7.12 The duty of care towards young people must follow statutory requirements.




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8     Principles related to the organisation and operation of Learner
      Entitlement Clusters (LECs)
8.1    The responsibility for the Learner Entitlement Clusters rests with the relevant institutions.
       Support for the co-ordination of each cluster is provided through the LA flexible funding with
       contributions from the LSC. Each partnership has a co-ordinator allocated to them to assist
       with the implementation of the Entitlement to Learning.

8.2    The network of 14-19 co-ordinators will meet regularly to share best practice and liaise with
       the LA‟s, LSC, Connexions, EBP and Aim Higher.

8.3    The function of the Learner Entitlement Clusters will be to:
        Plan and establish strategies for collaboration within their area;
        Work together to analyse current and on-going provision;
        Plan and co-ordinate the Entitlement to Learning for young people 14-19 provision that
           takes into account issues such as collaborative timetabling, transport arrangements
           (including cognisance of travel to learn time);
        Develop appropriate resources to support young people including a local response to
           the Young Peoples‟ Charter, a common prospectus and application process,
           assessment and monitoring arrangements.

8.4    Quality assurance procedures for monitoring and evaluation of Learner Entitlement Clusters
       is the responsibility of the relevant LA‟s and the LSC.

8.5    The work and professional development needs of Learner Entitlement Clusters will be
       supported through the workforce development strategy by each LA:
         Participation in National and local „good practice‟ seminars;
         Visits to see examples of effective practice in other collaborative areas;
         Producing action plans to meet the Lincolnshire and Rutland 14-19 Entitlement to
           Learning for Young People 14-19.


                               To be reviewed on an annual basis




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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Summary of Entitlement 2008

                                                                                                                                                   Information &                                                                                                         Occupational (NVQ)            Wider Enrichment
                                                                                                                                                                          Basic / Key Skills              General / Academic                      Vocational
                               Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a positive Contribution, Achieve Economic Well-being




                                                                                                                                     Level           Guidance                                                                                                             / Apprenticeship                Activities
                                                                                                                                                                             Access to:                      Access to:                           Access to:
                                                                                                                                                     Access to:                                                                                                              Access to:                   Access to:

                                                                                                                                      Pre                                   Appropriate individual programmes developed, assessed using National criteria such as P scales, and accredited
                                                                                                                                     Entry                                               where appropriate e.g. ASDAN, with progression to suitable Entry-Level qualifications.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Provision to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                   statutory
                                                                                                                                               Development of skills      Basic Skills             requirements 14-16                       A minimum of eight Entry Level qualifications from a
                                                                                                                                               and knowledge to           Provision to access      English, Maths, ICT,                     minimum of eight different vocational areas,
                                                                                                                                               make informed                                       Science,                At least 8
                                                                                                                                                                          basic skills                                                      enabling progression to Level 1 (using for example
                                                                                                                                               decisions (ref: Careers                             Citizenship,           Certificates of                                                          For example:
                                                                                                                                                                          qualifications, with                                              the EGA/e2e framework)
                                                                                                                                     Entry     Education and              progression to at        Religious              Achievement
Every Child Matters Outcomes




                                                                                                                                               Guidance framework         least Level 2 in         Education, Sex                                                                                       Community service
                                                                                                                                               (11-19)).                  Literacy (English),      Education, Physical                                                                                   / charities / clubs /
                                                                                                                                                                          Numeracy                 Education, Careers                                                                                    voluntary
                                                                                                                                               Within an area group       (Mathematics),           Education, Work                                                                                      Sports / outward
                                                                                                                                               partnership;               Information              Related Learning                                                                                      bound /outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A minimum of eight Level     A minimum of eight
                                                                                                                                                Impartial advice and     Communication            and Enterprise                                                                                        activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Education                                1 qualifications from a      Level 1 qualifications
                                                                                                                                                 guidance to support      Technology (ICT) by                                               minimum of eight             from a minimum of
                                                                                                                                                 informed decisions,      the age of 19                                                     different vocational         eight different                Performing and
                                                                                                                                                 eg the development                                Access to a Modern      At least 8                                                                    expressive arts
                                                                                                                                     Level 1                                                       Foreign Language,                        areas, enabling              occupational areas,
                                                                                                                                                 of an Individual                                                          GCSE D-G
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Design and                               progression to Level 2       enabling progression to
                                                                                                                                                 Learning Plan (ILP).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (using for example the       Level 2 (using for             Enterprise / work
                                                                                                                                                Access to                                         Technology, the                                                                                       experience / work
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Arts and the                             EGA/e2e framework)           example the EGA/e2e
                                                                                                                                                 information related to   Appropriate                                                                                    framework)                      related learning /
                                                                                                                                                 the full breadth of      qualifications should    Humanities for all                                                                                    part time work
                                                                                                                                                 provision.               include Adult Literacy   young people                             A minimum of eight Level     A minimum of eight
                                                                                                                                                Knowledge of the         and Numeracy and                                                  2 qualifications from a      Apprenticeship                 Expeditions /
                                                                                                                                                 complete range of        ICT to Level 2                                                    minimum of eight             programmes from                 exchanges /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            At least 8
                                                                                                                                     Level 2     opportunities for                                                                          different vocational areas   different vocational            educational visits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           GCSE A*-C
                                                                                                                                                 progression.             Key Skills                                                        enabling progression to      areas.
                                                                                                                                                                          Provision to access                                               Level 3                      (From the age of 16
                                                                                                                                                                          Key Skills of                                                                                  only)
                                                                                                                                                                          Communication,                                                    A minimum of eight Level     A minimum of eight
                                                                                                                                                                          Application of                                                    3 qualifications from a      Advanced
                                                                                                                                                                          Number and ICT to                                                 minimum of eight             Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                     Level 3                                                          A minimum of 20 GCE AS, A2
                                                                                                                                                                          Level 3                                                           different vocational areas   programmes from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         different vocational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         areas.

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                                                                                                                                               10 Appendix 2 - Entitlement to Learning for Young People 14-19 Lincolnshire and Rutland
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Summary of Entitlement 2013
                                                                                                                                                  Information &                                                                                                            Apprenticeship /             Wider Enrichment
                                                                                                                                                                           Functional Skills                General / Academic                Specialised Diploma
                               Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a positive Contribution, Achieve Economic Well-being




                                                                                                                                     Level          Guidance                                                                                                              Occupational (NVQ)               Activities
                                                                                                                                                                             Access to:                        Access to:                         Access to:
                                                                                                                                                    Access to:                                                                                                                Access to:                   Access to:

                                                                                                                                      Pre                                   Appropriate individual programmes developed, assessed using National criteria such as P scales, and accredited
                                                                                                                                     Entry                                               where appropriate e.g. ASDAN, with progression to suitable Entry-Level qualifications.
                                                                                                                                               Course information
                                                                                                                                               provided on area                                      Provision to meet
                                                                                                                                               prospectus                                            statutory               At least 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                     requirements 14-16     Certificates of   Provision within the Foundation Learning Tier (FLT)
                                                                                                                                     Entry     All young people apply                                English, Maths, ICT,   Achievement
                                                                                                                                               for courses on-line                                   Science,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Citizenship,                                                                                   For example:
                                                                                                                                               Development of skills                                 Religious                                  Provision within the      Access to pre-
Every Child Matters Outcomes




                                                                                                                                               and knowledge to                                      Education, Sex                           Foundation Learning Tier    apprenticeship                 Community service
                                                                                                                                               make informed                                         Education, Physical                               (FLT)              programme within the            / charities / clubs /
                                                                                                                                               decisions (ref: IAG                                   Education, Careers      At least 8                                   Foundation Learning             voluntary
                                                                                                                                     Level 1
                                                                                                                                               National Standards                                    Education, Work         GCSE D-G            All 14 Specialised       Tier                           Sports / outward
                                                                                                                                               (11-19)).                                             Related Learning                         Diplomas at L1 enabling     Access to NVQ                   bound /outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Enterprise                              progression to L2        programmes                      activities
                                                                                                                                               Within an area group       Access to Functional       Education
                                                                                                                                               partnership;                                                                                                               Access to Young                Performing and
                                                                                                                                                                          skills in English,
                                                                                                                                                Impartial advice and     Mathematics, ICT up        Access to a Modern                                                   Apprenticeships (YA)            expressive arts
                                                                                                                                                 guidance to support                                 Foreign Language,                                                    from different
                                                                                                                                                                          to level 2 for all young
                                                                                                                                                 informed decisions,                                 Design and                                                           occupational areas             Enterprise / work
                                                                                                                                                                          people 14-19
                                                                                                                                                 eg the development                                  Technology, the                                                      Access to at least 8            experience / work
                                                                                                                                                 of an Individual                                    Arts and the             At least 8         All 14 Specialised       Apprenticeship                  related learning /
                                                                                                                                     Level 2                                                                                 GCSE A*-C        Diplomas at L2 enabling     programmes from
                                                                                                                                                 Learning Plan (ILP).                                Humanities for all                                                                                   part time work
                                                                                                                                                Access to                                           young people                                progression to L3        different Occupational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          areas (from the age of
                                                                                                                                                 information related to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 only)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Expeditions /
                                                                                                                                                 the full breadth of                                                                                                                                      exchanges /
                                                                                                                                                 provision.                                                                                                               Access to NVQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          educational visits
                                                                                                                                                Knowledge of the                                                                                                         programmes
                                                                                                                                                 complete range of                                                                                                        A minimum of eight
                                                                                                                                                 opportunities for                                                                                                        Advanced
                                                                                                                                                 progression.                                                                                                             Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                                                                                        A minimum of 20 GCE AS, A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          programmes from
                                                                                                                                     Level 3                                                                                                     All 14 Specialised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          different occupational
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Access to International Baccalaureate        Diplomas at L3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Access to NVQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          programmes

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                                 Appendix 3: Learner Entitlement Clusters (LECs)
                                                                                                                                                  20

                                                              Current Membership
 Lincolnshire Wolds

       Wendy Hamilton                       Specialist Status
                                                                District    Bourne, Stamford and Deepings
                                       EC                       Council
Caistor Grammar School                           Sports           WL                                                                       District
                                                                                            Sue Bettle            EC
                                                                                                                       Specialist Status
                                                                                                                                           Council
Caistor Yarborough School                                         WL
                                                                            Bourne Grammar School (Bourne)              Performing Arts      SK
Cordeaux School                               Engineering         EL
                                                                                                                          Technology
King Edward VI Grammar School                   Science           EL        The Robert Manning School (Bourne)
                                                                                                                          Vocational         SK
                                               Technology                   The Deepings School                            Bus & Ent
Monk's Dyke Technology College                                                                                                               SK
                                               Vocational         EL
                                                                            Queen Eleanor Community School
De Aston School (Market Rasen)              Maths/Computing                                                               Technology
                                                                  WL        (Stamford)                            G                          SK
The Birkbeck School (North                                                  The Willoughby School (Bourne)                   SLD
                                               Visual Arts                                                                                   SK
Somercotes)                                                       EL
Tennyson High School                                              EL        Stamford College                                                 SK
(Mablethorpe)
                                                                            Grantham College                                 WBL             SK
St Bernards School                                SLD             EL        Options                                       WBL & E2E
Lincoln College (Lincoln)                     Construction         L        Children‟s Links                                 WBL
Grimsby Institute of Further &
Higher Education                                                 NEL        Connexions
Franklin College (Grimsby)                                        NEL       Virtual Learning Centre/E-Commerce
                                                                                                                          Learndirect
                                                                            Centre (Lincoln)
Children's Links (Horncastle)                     WBL
LRAC Rural & Equestrian Centre
(Louth)
                                                  E2E                       Lincolnshire East
NLT Training                                      WBL
                                                                                                                                           District
Options                                       WBL & E2E                                     Sue Hutson            EC
                                                                                                                       Specialist Status
                                                                                                                                           Council
                                                                            John Spendluffe School (Alford)              Technology          EL
Connexions
                                                                            Queen Elizabeth‟s Grammar School                                 EL
First College                                 WBL & E2E                                                                   Bus & Ent
                                                                            (Alford)
CG Partnership (Market Rasen)                     E2E                       Banovallum School (Horncastle)                 Science           EL
                                                                            Queen Elizabeth‟s Grammar School                                 EL
Louth IT                                       Learndirect                                                                 Science
                                                                            (Horncastle)
                                                                            St Clement's College (Skegness)                                  EL
 Sleaford                                                                   Skegness Grammar School                         Sports           EL
                                                                            Gartree Community School                                         EL
                                                            District                                                     Technology
             Sue Bettle                                                     (Tattershall)
                                       EC Specialist Status Council
                                                                            King Edward VI School (Spilsby)                                  EL
The Aveland High School (Sleaford)                                 SK
                                                                            St Lawrence School (Horncastle)                  MLD             EL
The Lafford High School (Billinghay)                               NK
                                                                            The Eresby Special School (Spilsby)              SLD             EL
Cotelands School (Ruskington)                                      NK
                                                                            The Lady Jane Franklin School                    EBD             EL
Carre's Grammar School (Sleaford)                 Sports           NK
                                                                            Boston College                             Early years care       B
Kesteven & Sleaford High School
(Sleaford)                                      Visual Arts        NK       Lincoln College                              Construction         L
St George's College of Technology
                                                                            BTA (Boston College)                             WBL              B
(Sleaford)                                     Technology          NK
Sir William Robertson High School               Languages          NK       Children‟s Links (Horncastle)                    WBL
The Ash Villa School South                                                  Skegness College of Vocational
Rauceby                                                            NK                                                    WBL & E2E
                                                                            Training
Grantham College                               Engineering         SK       First College                                    WBL
Lincoln College                                Construction         L       Linkage College                             Special Needs
Boston College                               Early years care       B       Connexions
BTA (Boston College)                               WBL                      ISIS Skegness                                 Learndirect
yes (Grantham College)                            WBL
Children's Links                                   WBL
Options                                       WBL and E2E
Connexions
Virtual Learning Centre/E-
                                                Learndirect
Commerce Centre (Lincoln)


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 Grantham
                                                                         Gainsborough
                                                              District
       Sonia Czabaniuk               EC
                                          Specialist Status
                                                              Council                                                                    District
The Charles Read High School                                                       Sonia Czabaniuk              EC
                                                                                                                     Specialist Status
                                                                                                                                         Council
(Corby Glen)                         G                          SK       Queen Elizabeth High School
Kesteven & Grantham Girls School                                         (Gainsborough)                                                    WL
                                              Science
(Grantham)                                                      SK       The Castle Hills Community Arts
St Hugh's CE Mathematics and                                                                                             Perf Arts
                                          Maths / Computing              College                                                           WL
Computing College (Grantham)         G                          SK       The Middlefield School of Technology
The Grantham Church (VA) High                Business &                                                                 Technology
                                                                         (Gainsborough)                                                    WL
School                               G       Enterprise         SK       The William Harrison School
                                                                                                                           MLD
The Central Technology College               Technology                  (Gainsborough)                                                    WL
                                     G                          SK
                                             Business &                  Beckett School (Gainsborough)                     SLD             WL
The Kings School (Grantham)
                                             Enterprise         SK       Lincoln College                               Construction         L
Walton Girls High School                   Performing Arts
(Grantham)                           G       Vocational         SK       Children's Links                                  WBL
Ambergate School (Grantham)                     MLD                      LAGAT (Training & Development)
                                                                SK                                                         WBL
                                                                         Lincoln
Sandon School (Grantham)                        SLD             SK       NLT Training                                      WBL
The Phoenix School                              EBD             SK       Options                                           E2E
Grantham College                             Engineering        SK
                                                                         Connexions
yes (Grantham College)                          WBL
                                                                         LAGAT Gainsborough                             Learndirect
Children's Links                                WBL
Boston and South Holland Itec                   WBL
                                                                          Lincoln
Options                                     WBL and E2E

Connexions                                                                                                                                District
                                                                                Sonia Czabaniuk                 EC
                                                                                                                      Specialist Status
                                                                                                                                          Council
Action For Employment (Grantham)             Learndirect                 Lincoln Christ's Hospital School                Languages              L
                                                                         William Farr Church of England
                                                                                                                         Technology
  Boston                                                                 Comprehensive School (Welton)                                       WL
                                                                                                                         Business &
                                                                         Lincoln Yarborough School
                                                                                                                         Enterprise             L
                                                              District
             Sue Hutson              EC
                                          Specialist Status
                                                              Council
                                                                         Cherry Willingham Community
                                                                                                                            Sport
                                                                         School                                                              WL
Boston Grammar School                        Technology          B       Branston Community College                       Bus & Ent          NK
Boston High School                           Maths Comp          B       Joseph Ruston Technology College                Technology             L
St Bede's Catholic School (Boston)    B        Science           B       St Peter & St Paul Catholic High
                                                                                                                           Science
                                                                         School                                                                 L
Haven High School (Boston)            B      Technology          B
                                                                         City of Lincoln Community College               Engineering            L
Kirton Middlecott School              B         Sports           B
                                                                         The Priory LSST                                 Technology             L
The Giles School & Sixth Form
                                              Visual Arts
Centre (Old Leake)                    B                          B       North Kesteven School                         Performing Arts       NK
William Lovell C of E School
(Stickney)                            B                         EL       Robert Pattinson School                         Languages           NK
John Fielding School (Boston)                    SLD             B       St Francis Special School                          PMD                 L
Pilgrim Hospital School &                                                St Christopher's School                            MLD                 L
Lincolnshire Hospital Education
Service                                                          B       Queens Park School                                 SLD                 L
Boston College                             Early years care      B       University of Lincoln - Riseholme                  WBL                 L
BTA (Boston College)                            WBL              B       Lincoln College                                Construction            L
Children's Links                                WBL                      Children's Links                                   WBL
ISIS Training & Recruitment                  WBL & E2E                   ISIS Training & Recruitment                     WBL & E2E
Boston and South Holland ITeC                                            LAGAT (Training & Development)                     WBL
                                                WBL
(Boston)
                                                                         Options                                            E2E
Options                                      WBL & E2E
                                                                         Connexions
Connexions
                                                                         Hill Holt Wood                                     E2E
Haven Online                                 Learndirect
                                                                         Siemens Industrial Turbo Machinery                 WBL
                                                                         Virtual Learning Centre/E-Commerce
                                                                                                                         Learndirect
                                                                         Centre (Lincoln)

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   Rutland

                                                                       Note: St. Francis/Ash Villa/Pilgrim/Linkage College and Riseholme
                                        Specialist Status              are County-wide provision
                                   EC                       Council
Uppingham Community College                Technology          R
Casterton Community College                                    R       EC - Excellence Clusters
Vale of Catmose                            Visual Arts                 (Boston, Grantham, Spalding)
                                                               R
Stamford College                                              SK       WBL – Work Based Learning
Brooksby Melton College                                                E2E – Entry To Employment

Tresham Institute                                                      Note: This listing is for current cluster members in Lincolnshire
Boston and South Holland ITeC                 WBL                      and Rutland. Clusters will co-ordinate activity with other providers
Connexions                                                             outside Lincolnshire and Rutland
yes (Grantham College)                        WBL
Children‟s Links

Oakham Library                             Learndirect


   South Holland

                                                            District
      Wendy Hamilton               EC   Specialist Status   Council
                                          Technology/
The George Farmer Technology
                                          Languages
College
                                   S       Vocational         SH
The Peele School                   S                          SH
Gleed Boys‟ School                 S                          SH
Spalding High School                         Sport            SH
The Gleed Girls‟ Technology                Technology
College                            S       Vocational         SH
The Queen Elizabeth Royal
Free Grammar School                       Engineering /
(Spalding)                                 Languages          SH
The Thomas Cowley High
School (Donnington)                B                          SH
St Guthlacs School (Crowland)      S                          SH
The Priory School                             MLD             SH
The Garth School                              SLD             SH
University of Lincoln - Holbeach              Food             SH
Boston College                          Early years care       B
Stamford College (Stamford)                                   SK
BTA (Boston College)                          WBL              B
Children's Links                              WBL
Boston and South Holland ITeC                 WBL
yes (Grantham College)                        WBL
University of Lincoln - Holbeach              WBL
Connexions
Virtual Learning Centre/E-
                                           Learndirect
Commerce Centre (Lincoln)




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                   Appendix 4:            LSC Vocational Areas and Specialised Diploma Lines
                  Area 1             Area 2          Area 3          Area 4            Area 5             Area 6           Area 7
    LSC          Science &         Land Based      Construction   Engineering,       Business           Information      Retailing,
  Vocational      Maths             provision                      Technology,     Administration,      Technology       Customer
    Area                                                          Manufacturing    Management,                           Service &
                                                                                    Professional                         Transport
 Specialised                      Land based /     Construction    Engineering         Business            ICT              Retail
  Diploma                         Environmental                   Manufacturing    administration /
    Line                                                                               Finance
               Anatomy &          Agriculture      Construction   Marine           All aspects of      ICT users,      Merchandising
               Physiology         Horticulture     trades &       (Maintenance)    Business,           Engineers       distribution &
               Astronomy          Equine           Crafts         Aero             Admin &             and             Packing
               Biology            Animal care      Electrical     (Maintenance)    Management          Technicians     Import export
               Chemistry          Gardening        Surveying &    Auto             Legal and           Programming     Warehousing
               Environmental      Fish Farming     highways       (Maintenance)    Accounts            software        Call centres
               Science            Environmental    DIY            Car              Economics           website         Fork lift truck
               Geology            Practice         Plumbing       (Maintenance)    Assessor /          design          driving
               Physics            Chainsaw use     DT             Cycle            teacher             Software use    Air / road / rail
               Applied Maths      Landscaping      Resistant      (Maintenance)    training awards     DPT / CAD       and goods
               Statistics         Vetinary         materials      Chemical         Marketing           and key         transportation
                                  Nursing                         (Eng)            Personnel           boarding        Customer
                                                                  Electronic                           skills          services
                                                                  (Eng)
                                                                  Mechanical
                                                                  (Eng)
                                                                  Manufacturing
                                                                  Processing,
                                                                  welding,
                                                                  Coating,
                                                                  Mining,
                                                                  Quarrying &
                                                                  Extraction
                                                                  DT Electronics
                                                                  DT
                                                                  Manufacturing

                    Area 8             Area 9         Area 10        Area 11         Area 12              Area 13            Area 14
LSC            Hospitality,         Hairdressing   Health,         Visual &        Humanities         Languages,         Foundation
Vocational     Sports, Leisure,     & Beauty       Social care     performing                         English &          Programmes
Area           Travel               Therapy        & Public        Arts / Media                       Communication
                                                   Services
Specialised       Hospitality &       Hair &         Heath &         Creative /
Diploma Line        Catering          Beauty        Social care       Media
                Sport & Leisure                       Public
                    Travel &                          Service
                    Tourism
               Hotel /              Hairdressing   Health &        Art & Design    Geography          English            Employability
               restaurant           Beauty         social care     Crafts /        History            Communications     Programmes
               reception            Therapy        Early Years     Ceramics        Sociology          Writing            Foundation
               Food &               Massage/       Dental          Textiles        Psychology         French             Skills
               Beverages            sports         Nursing         Photography     Law / Politics     German             Life Skills
               Catering/            Massage        Playwork        Performing      Religious          Italian            Basic Skills
               Cooking              Holistic       Public /        Arts / Dance    Studies            Spanish            Key Skills
               Travel &                            emergency       Theatre         Philosophy         Community          ESOL
               Tourism                             services        Studies /       Classics           Language           Citizenship
               Leisure services                    Uniformed       media           Ancient                               LLDD / SLDD
               Sports coaching                     services        studies         Languages                             Programmes
               / PE                                                Music           Access to
               Exercise &                                          Journalism /    HE
               Fitness                                             Video / Radio
               Outdoor                                             Printing
               activities                                          design
               Travel agency                                       Arts
                                                                   Management




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Appendix 5:   Diagrammatic View of Pathways




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            Appendix 6:         Guide to Entitlement to learning                          Lincolnshire and Rutland Entitlement to Learning                          25
                                                                                                       for Young People 14-19

What does it mean for schools, colleges and work based                                   A Guide to the Entitlement to Learning
learning providers?
 These providers will need to work together to plan coherent provision so that
 young people have access to a wide range of courses and qualifications to         What is meant by a Entitlement to Learning for Young
 meet their needs. To do this, they will need to:
                                                                                   People 14-19?
    plan and co-ordinate provision,
    analyse current and on-going provision                                        The Entitlement to Learning relates to:
    develop appropriate resources.                                                 1   the range of provision (including that which is statutory) that should be
                                                                                        accessible to all young people within a specified area, including
What does it mean for employers?                                                        provision for young people with learning difficulties, but it does not
  Employers have the opportunity to work with providers in a variety of ways.           create a legal right to a particular range of provision;
  This can include direct contact with:                                             2 a minimum expectation for young people in relation to choice, support
     young people through for example teacher placements, work                         and advice.
         placements, work experience, specific skills input,
     providers through cluster meetings, assistance with material                 Why is it needed?
         development.
In addition, through closer direct contact with young people, employers have a     Learning provision across the area for 14-19 year olds has been the subject
potential market for recruitment.                                                  of an independent inspection that reported in April 2004. Whilst many
                                                                                   aspects of Lincolnshire and Rutland‟s practice were praised, there were
How will schools, colleges and work based learning                                 concerns in relation to the imbalance of choice, access, and provision across
providers work together?                                                           the two counties. In practice, this led to inequity that was dependent on
 These providers have been placed into one of 10 clusters based on                 where young people lived. The recent inspections recognise the progress
 geographical location. The clusters are expected to collaborate to provide the    made in improving provision.
 Entitlement to Learning – no single provider is expected to offer the full
 entitlement. If a cluster cannot meet a young person‟s choice, then every         In addition, the Government review of 14-19 education outlines a curriculum
 effort will be made by neighbouring clusters, LA‟s and the Local Learning and     that is more flexible and enables students to achieve qualifications that
 Skills Council to provide the best local option.                                  reflects their very best performance. The Entitlement to Learning proposals
                                                                                   are a step towards this and will place providers in a strong position from
What is the timescale?                                                             which to embrace these propositions.
 Clusters will begin planning for delivery immediately with full implementation
 for the cohort of 2008/9.                                                         Who has responsibility for this?
How can I find out more?                                                           The Entitlement to Learning has been developed through a partnership
The full document is available from:                                               between the Local Authorities, the Learning and Skills Council and the
Nick Rashley, Area Director, LSC Lincolnshire and Rutland                          Connexions service covering Lincolnshire and Rutland. It builds on the
Lindum Business Park, Station Rd, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 3FE                  partnership‟s 14-19 strategy that has set the agenda for 14-19 developments
  Tel: 01522 508590                                                                in Lincolnshire and Rutland. It is the responsibility of schools, colleges and
  Fax: 01522 508546                                                                work based learning providers within areas to meet the proposals in the
  Mob: 07876 035083                                                                Entitlement to Learning.
  Email: nick.rashley@lsc.gov.uk
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What are the different types of qualification available?                                   (this is based upon the number used by the Government for calculating the capped
                                                                                           average points score);
 Three qualification pathways are available at the following levels:                              Access to a minimum of 20 GCE A levels (this number is required to provide
       Entry level are qualifications below the requirements of GCSE;                             breadth of choice);
       Level 1 qualifications cover grades D-G at GCSE or equivalent;
       Level 2 qualifications cover grades A*-C at GCSE or equivalent;
                                                                                           Specialised (Vocational) qualifications:
       Level 3 qualifications are of A level or equivalent standard.                             Access to a minimum of eight entry level qualifications from eight different
 The 3 pathways (based upon the National Qualifications Framework) with flexibility                vocational areas, enabling progression to level 1 (using for example the
 for learners to move between them are outlined below.                                             EGA/e2e/FLT [Employability Graduation Award / Entry to Employment]
                                                                                                   framework / Foundation Learning Tier);
                                                                                                  Access to a minimum of eight level 1 qualifications from eight different
                                                                                                   vocational areas, (using for example the EGA /e2e/FLT framework); access
                                                                                                   to 14 Specialised Diplomas at L1 enabling progression to level 2
                                                                                                  Access to a minimum of eight level 2 qualifications from eight different
                                                                                                   vocational areas, access to 14 Specialised Diplomas at L2 enabling
                                                                                                   progression to level 3;
                                                                                                  Access to 14 Specialised Diplomas at L3

                                                                                           Occupational (Apprenticeship) qualifications:
                                                                                                  Access to a minimum of eight entry level qualifications from eight different
                                                                                                   occupational areas, enabling progression to level 1 (using for example the
                                                                                                   EGA /e2e /FLT framework);
                                                                                                  Access to a minimum of eight level 1 qualifications from eight different
                                                                                                   occupational areas, enabling progression to level 2 (using for example the
                                                                                                   EGA /e2e/FLT framework);
                                                                                                  Access to Pre-Apprenticeship programmes;
                                                                                                  Access to Young Apprenticeship programmes;
                                                                                                  Access to a minimum of eight Apprenticeship programmes;
                                                                                                  Access to a minimum of eight Advanced Apprenticeship programmes.

                                                                                          In addition, there is an expectation that young people will have opportunities to access
                                                                                                   Independent objective and local information, advice, guidance and support
 What does the Entitlement to Learning propose?                                                    a wide range of enrichment programmes that further their personal
                                                                                                    development.
 General (Academic) qualifications:
 Provision to meet the statutory requirements for 14-16 year olds. Comprising:            What does it mean for young people and parents?
      English (literacy), Mathematics (numeracy), Science, Information
                                                                                          The aim is to:
       Communication Technology (ICT), Citizenship, Religious Education, Sex
       Education, Physical Education, Careers Education and Work Related                         improve provision within an area, by outlining a framework of pathways that
       Learning;                                                                                  meets the needs of individual young people;
      Access to a Modern Foreign Language, Design and Technology, the Arts and                  address issues related to access and to progression between pathways
       the Humanities for all learners;                                                          place the learner at the heart of the process;
      Access to at least 8 Certificates of Achievement and / or GCSE‟s up to level 2            outline the range of impartial advice, information and guidance that young
                                                                                                  people can expect to receive.
                                                                                        2007

				
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