Barnsley Young Apprenticeship Programme by sdfwerte

VIEWS: 28 PAGES: 21

									Barnsley Young
Apprenticeship
Programme

Jane Fisher
Senior 14-19 Consultant
Barnsley Learning & Achievement Services
Aims

 Provide an overview of the Young
  Apprenticeship Programmes in Barnsley

 Provide an opportunity for colleagues to
  discuss the YA programme and
  progression opportunities
The YA programme
 National Pilot programme

 Strong vocational focus for well
  motivated and academically able 14 -16
  year olds

 4 programmes in Barnsley:
    Health & Social Care
    Business & Administration
    Construction – Technical route
    Performing Arts
Key Components

 2 half days per week ~ main
 programme of study

 Total of 50 days of placements over
 the 2 years

 In Barnsley we also provide a wide
 range of enhancement activities
Prestigious Programme

Strict entry criteria and selection process:
 Attainment (KS3 SATs ~ min Level 5s)
 Attendance (Levels ~ 95%)
 Behaviour
 Genuine interest
 Commitment to learning and development
 Parental support
 Application ~ on-line
   (www.logon2careersbarnsley.co.uk)
 Interview & Initial Assessment
Qualifications
MAIN
 BTEC First Diploma ~ Equivalent to 4 GCSEs
  at grades A* - C

ADDITIONAL - some examples
 First Aid Certificate
 L2 Certificate in Health & Safety at Work
 L2 Certificate in Food Handling/Hygiene
 L2 Certificate in Performance Skills
 L1 Certificate in Technical Theatre
Delivery

 First Diploma
     Barnsley College – Construction, Business
      and Health & Social Care
     School – Performing Arts


 Additional Qualifications
     provided by a range of WBL providers
Enhancement Activities
 Induction/Team Building Outward Bound
    experience – June/July of Y9
   Bespoke visits – including local
    businesses/industries, HEIs (SHU, Uni of
    Hudds and UCB)
   Careers Education and Guidance opportunities
   Summer School – July of Y10
   The Young Apprenticeship Challenge
    (Enterprise focus) – Y11
   Employability Skills Development days
       e.g. enterprise, team effectiveness, personal
        management, etc.
Joint Summer School at SHU

 3 YA programmes involved:
    PAs: ‘Clients’ with brief for theatre design
     plus perform Opening Night performance
    Construction: Design the theatre (CAD
     models) and provide estimate costings
    Business: Identify organisational structure
     and produce marketing materials
 3 Preparatory Days at SHU & Theatres
 4 days at SHU to prepare and give
  presentations and performances
Employer Engagement

 Business & Education, South Yorkshire

 WBL, College & Student contacts

 Promotional activities
    Newsletter
    Chamber of Commerce
    Business lunches
    Barnsley Works (business to business event)


 Visits
Learner Centred Placements
 Pre-placement 1:1 review
    Placement history & Pen Portrait
    Focus for skills development
    Small selection of placements
    Overcome transport issues

 Interview
    Supported where necessary

 Placement visits
    Min of 1 per block (approx ¾ to 1 hr)
    Telephone reviews

 Placement evaluation & 1:1 de-brief
Quality of Placements
 Initial employer visit by B&ESY with Employer
  Pack
 Employer Pack
       The YA programme
       BTEC syllabus ~ key points
       H&S and child protection issues
       Mentoring opportunities for employers
 Employer contact & info re: specific student
    Student specific activities relating to their needs /
     skills development / course
    LSC HASPS 10

 Evaluation / de-brief
Parental Links

 Parent briefing events for information
  sharing and programme updates

 Telephone / Email Contact


 Parent Evenings with course tutors
Benefits to Learners - 1

 gain nationally recognised and approved
  qualifications

 experience a more practical type of learning

 opportunity to apply new skills and knowledge

 learn about the diversity and functions of the
  vocational sector

 step onto a career ladder
Benefits to Learners - 2

 acquire skills for enterprise and employability

 experience day-to-day working practices and
  environments

 gain knowledge of the range of progression and
  career opportunities

 gain an awareness of the qualifications, skills
  and attributes required
Progression Opportunities

 Post-16 education or training
  opportunities
     FE colleges
     VI form colleges
     School VI forms
     WBL providers
 Employment with training
     L2 L3 Apprenticeships
Last Year’s leavers – H&SC

15 students:
 100% achievement (BTEC & YA)
      9/15 were D; 5/15 were M; 1/15 was P
 14/15 went on to FE:
      9/14  L3 vocationally related pathways in H&SC
       or Early Years
      5/14  AS/A2 levels
 1/15  Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation
  Trust – L2 Apprenticeship in Healthcare
Last Year’s leavers – Business

12 Students:
 9/12 achieved the full YA
 10/12 achieved the BTEC qualification
      5/10 were D; 3/10 were M; 2/10 were P
 10/12 progressed to FE or school VI forms
      7/12  AS/A2 levels
      2/12  L3 vocationally related Business programme
      1/12  L2 vocationally related Beauty programme
 2/12  Employment with L2 Apprenticeship
  training
Discussion Activity

 How do you think the YA programme
  better prepares young people for their
  future career pathways and progression
  to HE, compared to more traditional
  programmes of study?

 What key elements would you take from
  this programme to apply to other 14-19
  programmes or ‘routes’?
Discussion Activity cont.

 In what ways do you think the employer
  links could be developed further to
  support learners’ career pathways and
  progression routes to HE? (This could
  include links to Foundation Degrees.)
Contact Details

 Tel: 01226 281961




 Email: janefisher@barnsley.gov.uk

								
To top