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					North London E2E
      project
   Paula Dunkley
   WBL Consultant
Activity
   North London LSC recruited a consultant
    to deliver project activity
       Investigating factors contributing to reduced
        number of learners in E2E programmes
       Produce a detailed report on findings
       Deliver a workshop to discuss the outcomes of
        the research and look at possible solutions
Research
 E2e provision
 Connexions PA
 Analysis of management information
 A review of referral process
Findings
   NEET
       Comparison of cohort data for Jan 06 and 07
        revealed similar number of young people in the
        NEET cohort
       Although NEET numbers have fallen from 7.6%
        to 6.6% over the same period the proportion
        of ‘not Known’ has increased slightly –
        resulting in little change in data
Findings
   Referral and Recruitment to E2E
       Starts on E2E has increased by 26% from to
        2005/06 to 2006/07
       Connexions did not collect data on number of
        referrals to E2E – cannot calculate % referrals
        to starts.
       One providers collated data. By period 10 -
         463 young people were referred
         273 over half turned up for interviews
         173 (38%) resulted in starts
Referral or recruitment continued
   inadequate or inappropriate referrals Significant
    numbers of learner do not arrive for interview or
    their allocated start date – some learners are
    level 2 standard.
   Colleges are increasing entry points – Jan
   Limited alternative provision
   PA felt E2E was less attractive to young people
       EMA forms and EMA generally
       E2E less effective in moving young people forward
Learners in Learning
 Number of learners on E2E places by
  22.4%
 Numbers of learners in learning down by
  30% 498 – 350
 Connexions report views expressed by
  Young people on EMA
       Not enough money
       Less motivated to attend E2E
       EMA being an incentive for college not E2E
Retention in E2E
   15% learners leave the provision in less than 6
    weeks
   Less than 20% of early leavers make a positive
    progression
   Inappropriate referral and the quality of initial
    assessment and induction
   Poor attendance
       Unable to cope with demands of E2E
       Poor delivery
       External issues
Progression and length of stay
   Progression rates have fallen in the last 12
    months
   Average length of stay has fallen in response to
    LSC demands – has created a churn effect
   Lack of alternative provision
   Missed opportunities to develop clear progression
    pathways ie pre e2e- Apprenticeships
   Lack of understanding of learners needs, referrals
    agency and providers.
Recommendations
1.   E2E Group agree monthly targets for referrals
     to E2E for each Connexions office based on
     numbers of NEET
2.   Providers should continue to be pro-active in
     recruitment of learners
3.   Providers should consider offering a wide range
     of E2E taster days to local schools
4.   The LSC should assist providers and
     Connexions in building a better understanding
     of progression pathways
Recommendations cont.
5.   Providers should review their induction
     programmes and the first 4 weeks of delivery
6.   Connexions should provide referral information
     to the North London E2E group
7.   E2E group should monitor starts, referrals and
     success rates for specific sub-groups – target
     young people from vulnerable groups
8.   Providers should review their programme –
     focusing on progression routes and work
     placements
Recommendations cont
9. Provider should consult local Connexions offices
    on specific themes that would recruit young
    people and develop themed E2E programmes
    ie. Construction, Music, or H&SC
10. E2E group should track and record
    unauthorised absence rates for each provider
11. Providers should place greater emphasis on
    promoting e2e; ie child benefit, travel &
    bonuses
12. Providers should produce case studies of
    learners eligible and non-eligible for EMA who
    have successfully progressed.
E2E/FLT Event
 Steady or rising NEET
 Some E2E providers operating under
  capacity
 Some Connexions offices requesting more
  provision
 Reduced average lengths of stay on E2E
 Likelihood of a move towards Foundation
  Learning Tier programme in 12-18 months
Facilitated topics of discussion
1.   What learning and support needs are young
     people presenting to E2E with, and what
     strategies and approaches tend to work best in
     meeting these needs?
2.   What are the characteristics of learning
     programmes that would better meet young
     people’s needs?
3.   What action could be taken now to improve the
     situation? What action could be taken in the
     medium/ long-term to improve the situation?
Foundation Learning Tier
   New resources QIA website
       Nicky Carey 0870 1620 632
 QCA – leaflets
 Four progression pathways
       Full level 2
       Supported employment
       14-19 students GSCE’s
       Pre-Apprenticeship route

				
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