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to World Class Skills
Employer responsiveness – a provider solution

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Move On to World Class Skills

Get On At Work Employer responsiveness – a provider solution
Table of Contents
Table of Contents ................................................................................................................ 1 Introduction to Get On At Work – employer responsiveness – a provider solution .............. 2 GOAW approach and offer .................................................................................................. 2
Move On to World Class Skills has two key strands .................................................................... 2 Get On At Work approach ........................................................................................................... 2 Get On At Work support .............................................................................................................. 3

Examples of key resources to support provider responsiveness in the workplace .............. 4
Stage 1: Employer Engagement .................................................................................................. 4 Stage 2: Supporting development of organisational strategy and a Whole Organisation Approach to Skills for Life .............................................................................................................. 5 Stage 3: Supporting implementation of strategy .......................................................................... 6

GOAW Training Package..................................................................................................... 7
Aims ...................................................................................................................................... 7

Success factors ........................................................................................................................... 8

Appendix – Dissemination ................................................................................................... 9

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Introduction to Get On At Work (GOAW) – employer responsiveness – a provider solution
The GOAW Provider Induction Pack is designed to support provider responsiveness to Skills for Life in the workplace. Its purpose is to share an overview of the Get On At Work (GOAW) approach and how it can be successfully implemented to support employers with a whole organisation approach to Skills for Life (SfL). During the life of the various Move On programmes, many lessons have been learned and good practice observed through working with employers, intermediaries and practitioners as well as other key stakeholders. Throughout the current phase of the programme – Move On to World Class Skills - we have also worked collaboratively with other National programmes such as The Skills for Life Improvement Programme and The World Class Skills Programme to share knowledge and ideas to inform programme planning. We have developed resources based on what we have learned and hope to disseminate these through this pack, so that providers can integrate them into their own practice. The suggested target audiences:  Skills for Life Managers responsible for the planning and delivery of workplace provision  Skills for Life practitioners  Development Advisers on the Skills for Life Improvement Programme  Trainers who could disseminate the pack as part of a training model to broaden and strengthen workplace delivery of Skills for Life.

GOAW approach and offer
Move On to World Class Skills has two key strands
  Move On - supporting providers to increase capacity, quality and flexibility of Skills for Life provision complemented by … Get On At Work - providing practical steps and solutions for employers and providers committed to the development of World Class Skills. Positively promoting and enabling workplace Skills for Life development, including the achievement of national qualifications and supporting progression to Level 2 and beyond. Displacing the remedial deficit culture of ‘basic skills’ with an offer and opportunity for all to develop and modernise literacy, numeracy and language skills in a relevant context.

Get On At Work approach
Promotion: A positive sell of the offer and an opportunity to brush up / develop English and maths skills in a relevant context, with the value added opportunity of a national qualification. Engagement: Engages employers and trains stakeholders (e.g. managers, supervisors, HR staff, union learning reps, brokers, providers) who have frequent contact with potential beneficiaries to engage employees into Skills for Life training.

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Training: Facilitates provider responsiveness to employer needs through the development of focused, flexible, work-related, programmes incorporating the opportunity to prepare and enter for the National Certificates in Adult Numeracy and/or Literacy, and providing a stepping-stone to full Level 2 qualifications where appropriate.

Get On At Work support
A three stage offer supporting provider responsiveness has resulted from lessons learned from Move On / GOAW activity with partners across a range of organisations. Stage 1: Employer engagement

The GOAW positive sell of Skills for Life and the positioning of Skills for Life within workforce development and/or business priorities has been successful in gaining ‘buy in’ from a range of organisations and employers. Stage 2: Supporting development of organisational strategy and a Whole Organisation Approach (WOA) to Skills for Life (SfL) GOAW approaches and support has been accessed by organisations committed to the Skills for Life agenda who need guidance in where to start in terms of developing a strategy based on a whole organisation approach. Stage 3: Supporting implementation of strategy Through GOAW partnership activity a range of practical approaches to successfully support organisations in driving forward their strategic development and action plans have been developed and trialled. A range of resources, which underpin the three stage support offer, have been developed as a result of GOAW partnership activity. These can be accessed via the GOAW section of the Move On Website. The GOAW section of the website is divided into three sections: Getting Started (GS), Promotion and Engagement (PE) and Training and Delivery (TD). The locations of resources are indicated in the table below by the initials of the section they are in.

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Examples of key resources to support provider responsiveness in the workplace
Stage 1: Employer Engagement
Suggested resources
 Get On At Work training pack.

Descriptor and location
 A comprehensive training package on developing Skills for Life in the workplace that covers working in partnership, models of delivery, course development and course. (TD) Get On At Work training pack Module 1: A training session designed for participants to explore how the GOAW approach can be used to engage employers and other key partners. (TD) A simple, adaptable, effective way to demonstrate the relevance of Skills for Life to a range of job roles within the workplace, accompanied by a guidance document suggesting ideas for effective use. (PE) A wide range of maths and English quizzes covering several contexts for use in engagement activity, accompanied by a guidance document suggesting ways the quizzes can be used. (PE) An effective engagement tool using scratch-off sample Skills for Life multi-choice questions and answers to stimulate interest in English and maths in the workplace, accompanied by a guidance document suggesting ideas for effective use. It can be ordered via the Move On web site. (PE)

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Module 1: Selling the case.

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Workplace Skills for Life Checklists and guidance for effective use.

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Skills for Life Quizzes and guidance on effective use.

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Get On At Work Scratch card and guidance on effective use.

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Stage 2: Supporting development of organisational strategy and a Whole Organisation Approach to Skills for Life
Suggested resources
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Descriptor and location
 A guide to implementing a Whole Organisation Approach to Skills for Life for employers – linked to the Investors in People award. (GS) A GOAW training session designed for participants to share key success factors that underpin effective Partnership approaches to planning workplace delivery (TD) Details of the GOAW website and an outline of the suggested five steps towards developing a WOA. (PE)

Get On At Work Steps Plan for employers.

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Get On At Work training package Module 2.

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Get On At Work flier.

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Stage 3: Supporting implementation of strategy
Suggested resources
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iRoute.

Interactive Skills for Life awareness raising training tool accessed via the Move On website. (PE) iRoute flier available providing an overview of iRoute and how people in a range of job roles can make the most of it. It can be ordered via the Move On web site. Support for trainers and intermediaries on using the Move On / GOAW approach to engage learners, includes an introduction to the national Skills for Life qualifications and a focus on numeracy. (PE) Two training sessions designed for participants to explore the Move On / GOAW approach to programme planning and design and its application. (TD)

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iRoute flier.

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Intermediary / recruiter training materials.

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GOAW Training pack: - Module 3 - Programme and session design. - Module 4 - Applying the principles - a practical workshop for in-house training. Learner Route.

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On-line learning resource accessed via Move On website providing opportunities for independent development of skills. Available for E3 and Levels 1 and 2 Numeracy, and Levels 1 and 2 Literacy. An excellent resource for developing and supporting flexible blended learning programmes. It can be ordered via the Move On web site. Learner route flier available providing an overview of the purpose of the Learner Route. It can be ordered via the Move On web site. A range of sector specific modular training materials to support work place skills development . (TD)

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Learner Route flier.

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Sector specific contextualised Skills for Life training programmes and materials.

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e-Tutor Guide

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DVDs, providing information about the partnership activity which underpinned some of the packages, are available. (TD) A practical guide for Skills for Life practitioners and managers to explore ways of incorporating e-learning into their Skills for Life offer. The e-tutor guide can be accessed from the Move On web site. Description of the purpose of the guide and how to use it effectively to broaden a delivery offer. It can be ordered via the Move On web site. (TD) Modular literacy and numeracy training programmes designed to increase the Skills for Life confidence and capacity of work-based learning assessors / vocational tutors. They can be accessed via the Move On web site: MOWYL – literacy, and MOWYL – numeracy. Detailed descriptors and summary of both MOWYL courses and target audience. It can be ordered via the Move On web site.

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e-Tutor Guide flier

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Move On With Your Learners (MOWYL)

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MOWYL Flier

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GOAW Training Package
Aims
To provide:  a platform for sharing lessons learned that reflect good practice in implementing the Get On At Work approach successfully in the workplace from employer engagement through to learner achievement a useful tool for people new to workplace activity and an opportunity for people already engaged to fully exploit the Get On At Work approach and model.

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Success factors
Key elements in the process of Get On At Work implementation that have resulted in success include:      employer engagement – positioning Skills for Life in workforce development identifying partners – commitment, experience, responsiveness, decision-makers employer-led steering groups ‘Working together’ events – opportunity for joint-working between providers, employers and other partners; materials development, review and quality assurance clear specification for materials development incorporating the Move On two-strand approach – context specific and preparation for the National Certificates in Adult Literacy and/or Numeracy promotion and recruitment within the workplace pilot activity evaluation framework and process celebration of success dissemination process.

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Through the Get On At Work training materials, an attempt has been made to capture and reflect the key lessons learned and common success indicators so that relevant stakeholders can benefit by disseminating the main messages through their own training and development offers. The materials have been produced in a way that individuals / organisations can select sessions and/or cherry-pick particular activities that will complement and enhance their Skills for Life workplace development activity dependent on audience, time available, priority focus, etc. It is expected that individuals / organisations using the materials will wish to incorporate additional material of their choice relevant to their context and priorities. The Training the Trainers module has been included to equip potential trainers with the information and confidence that will enable them to deliver the materials effectively in house or to relevant partner agencies. The four training modules are: Module 1: Selling the case for the Get On At Work approach. Module 2: Planning delivery in the workplace. Module 3: Programme and session design. Module 4: Applying the principles – a practical workshop for in-house training.

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Appendix – Dissemination
A Power Point presentation for dissemination and a series of fliers
A Power Point presentation will be emailed with this pack. The slides could be printed off as a handout for dissemination to providers. It is also suggested that the following series of fliers are used to highlight specific tools on the website to providers as part of the dissemination. The web links to the fliers are included below.       Learner Route iRoute E-tutor Guide Move On with your learners Route to Quality Improvement Get On At Work

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