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Smart Training and Recruitment Insert client Logo here Smart Credentials Established in 2003 Privately owned and Independent National Provider Over 13,000 Apprentices placed in the last 13 years Graded Good in all areas by Ofsted in February 2013, Ofsted reported: our Partnerships with employers, volunteer groups and the local authority are outstanding; promoting progression, learning and employer development Smart Delivery We are a government funded prime provider with direct SFA (Apprenticeship) and EFA (Traineeship) contracts
We deliver Frameworks at Levels 2,3 & 4 and approval to deliver new standards is pending as it is with all providers, due by Apr 17. Five regions operating across England Specialists in work-place learning delivery across multiple sectors Individually tailored programmes meeting Learner and Employer needs Matrix and IIP accreditted Smart and Your company (if we have a history) Since working together Smart have enrolled xx learners, delivering a best case success rate of xx (with xx learners currently on programme) We have delivered the following frameworks
We have delivered in these departments Slide to be removed if we have no history with this employer Partner organisations The Reforms Employer Levy New Standards The SFA eligibility rules are currently: 16+ Years of age
Must not have a qualification at Level 4 and/or above i.e. no degree Must work at least 16 hours a week as a minimum Must not be in another education or funded programme Must have been ordinarily resident in the EU for the past full 3 years From May 17 the Level 4 requirement is being removed Funding post May 2017 Non levy payers
The SFA guidelines for funding for SME sized organisations are: 90% of the training and assessment cost will be met by the SFA 10% of the training and assessment cost will be met by the employer Cost may be spread over duration of the length of stay 1st installment or full payment can be made at the end of month two Must have been ordinarily resident in the EU for the past full 3 years Some incentives are in place for employers Funding post May 2017 - Levy Payer The SFA guidelines for funding are: 0.5% of total wage bill will be collected through PAYE 10% top up provided by SFA each month based on monthly contribution
90/10% split is in place once levy funds have been exhausted Levy funds can only be used for full frameworks or new standards. I.e. not for stand alone functional skills or short courses. DAS (Digital Apprenticeship Service) This new on-line portal will be available to all employers by 2020, starting with levy payers in April 17. It is assumed that DAS will contain all of the employers available funds for apprenticeship training. Employers will select their provider of choice through DAS from a list of approved apprenticeship providers. Both the employer and the provider can input the individual learner details with the employer ultimately confirming the final details Apprenticeship agreements
All learners and employers must sign and retain an apprenticeship agreement setting our the programme and any specific details between the two parties Each Learner, employer and their provider must also sign a written agreement setting out the delivery model, associated costs and responsibilities of all three parties. With new standards the EPA arrangements should also be set out. Framework or New Standards? Frameworks currently offered Hospitality & Catering
Customer Service Business Administration Team Leading / Management Warehousing & Storage Cleaning & Support Business Improvement Techniques Contact centre New Standards Available (January 2017) Hospitality team member L2 Hospitality supervisor L3 Customer Service L2 Commis chef L2 Team Leader/Supervisor L3 Customer service practitioner L2 In total over 150 available already. In development - Business administration L3, BIT L3, Hospitality & Retail manager L4
Many more standards are being developed with full implementation expected by 2019-20. Existing apprenticeship frameworks continue to run for the same period Cost & design of Qualifications Government funding and price bands change - effective May 2017 Framework prices range from: 1500 - 2200 @ L2, 1500 - 2750 @ L3 and 2000 - 3300 @ L4 New Standards prices range from: 4,000 - 9,000 @ L2, 3000 - 6000 @ L3 and 6,000 -9000+ @ L4/L5 New standards pricing is much more flexible based on delivery models, employer involvement, links to existing induction, training and development, volumes of learners, use of facilities, bolt on qualifications and choice of EPAo . Standards are much more bespoke and tailored to each companies interpretation of the standards, they can incorporate policies, procedures, mission statements, company message and plans to really fit and compliment existing training , induction and CPD programmes. Take time to develop your standards End Point Assessment
End Point Assessment (EPA) (new standards not Frameworks): EPA organisations are tending to be; Awarding bodies, Royal or chartered institutes and specialist bespoke providers Full list is available Currently 35 potential EPA organisations have been listed Largest so far City & Guilds @ 18 and Pearsons @ 17 standards
You cannot EPA your own or partners learners or as an EPA organisation, you cannot have anything to gain financially from the outcome EPA choice should be informed and employer led Different assessment organisations have varying models and therefore prices NCFE example for EPA model & costs What are the re-take options and costs? Employer delivery (standards): Employers should be involved in the development and delivery of new standards and prices should vary as a result; Example: an employer may opt to undertake certain aspects of training if they have the specialists and the resources, this would be documented in the agreement and form part of the agreement/SLA and responsibilities for passing the EPA
Subcontractors currently start at 100k earnings, i.e. 100K or more paid by Smart to the employer for delivery Employers who deliver standards training are subject to an Ofsted inspection as the training company but are not a subcontractor. Management and Delivery Outline of delivery Models Frameworks New Standards Minimal up front input into design of the programme
In depth up front input into the design and delivery of content, order of delivery, key messages , resources Min 12 months programme Min 12 month on programme + EPA On and off job delivery (80%/20%) On and off job delivery Employer required to have more input into training delivery and evidence of off job training Internal and external quality Assured assessments and observations throughout programme No continuous formal assessments or observations , no set criteria or scheme of work, evidence requirements focus on the EPA
Predominantly work place delivery, towards set criteria and portfolio of evidence Workplace and off job/classroom training, portfolio of evidence requirements vary depending on EPA requirements 1:2:1 monthly visits, monthly evidence of teaching & learning No defined frequency or evidence of learning, Milestones and/or formative & interim assessments ahead of EPA Main aim QCF/NVQ L2,3,4. Tech Cert & Functional Skills components, nationally recognised qualifications New standard and FS certificate s only, no formal qualifications on most standards
One file e-portfolio with clearly set out criteria, accessible to learners and employers 24/7 External gateway leading to end point assessment retakes can be taken after 3 months additional learning (TBC) Learner Support Interview, skill scan, IA and diagnostics at the start
Individual and/or group sessions, Individual learning plans to suit learner needs Individually tailored functional skills resources and support Extensive on-line resources, practice papers, workbooks and best practice examples Direct access by phone, e-mail and via e-portfolio to the allocated Training Advisor Access to a dedicated functional skills trainer if required 1:2:1 Individual support tailored to meet individual needs Market leading e-portfolio with 24/7 access Management Support 100% E-Portfolio with full visibility of progress One file E-portfolio reporting Direct access by phone, e-mail and via e-portfolio to the allocated Training Advisor Direct access to Smarts Regional Manager, IQA and SMT Regular face to face Progress reviews between Smart, learner
and employer Interim and pre-gateway assessments guidance on End Point Assessment process Support with succession planning and effective use of Levy funding OneFile e-Portfolio Bespoke Individual Unique Effective Example - Approved EPA list Provider / Standard Adalta Development Ltd Operations / departmental manager - Level 5 Team leader / supervisor - Level 3 Babcock Assessment Ltd Commis Chef - Level 2 Hospitality supervisor - Level 3
Hospitality Team Member - Level 2 Retailer - Level 2 Senior chef production cooking - Level 3 BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Cyber Intrusion Analyst - Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist - Level 4 Data Analyst - Level 4 Digital Marketer - Level 3 Infrastructure Technician - Level 3 Network Engineer - Level 4 Software Developer - Level 4 Software Tester - Level 4 Unified Communications Troubleshooter - Level 4 Example - Price bands Level 2 framework prices Certificate in Cleaning and Support Services Skills (QCF)
NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations (QCF) Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles (QCF) Diploma in Customer Service (QCF) Diploma in Business Administration (QCF) Diploma in Team Leading (QCF) New funding band 1,500 3,500 2,500 1,500 2,000
1,500 NVQ Certificate in Contact Centre Operations (QCF) NVQ Diploma in Beverage Services (QCF) 1,500 2,000 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service (QCF) 2,000 L2 new standards prices New funding band customer service practitioner band 6
4,000 Hospitality team member band 7 5,000 Commis chef band 9 9,000 Hospitality team member band 7 5,000 In summary - the reforms are still unfolding.
New pricing live from 6th April & chargeable 1st May New standards and EPAs are being developed all the time Providers who applied will know in March if they are approved to deliver new standards Providers and employers will need to work together on individual agreements, delivery models and price structures There are very few off the shelf packages for large employers
Recruitment Recruitment Apprenticeships& Traineeships Recruitment for 16-23 year olds An enhanced service. No charge to the employer Vacancies advertised on the NAS website, Indeed, Job Vacancies Direct, JCP, Connexions
Regular updates on applications Applicants shortlisted by our Career Advisors initially via telephone interview CVs emailed to employer in readiness for interview date Apprentice wages vary guidance on this will be given Allocated a Smart Account Manager for whole process
Example - Salary comparison, opt out and pay more Apprentice rates (first year only) 16-17 Years 3.50 4.05 18-20 Years 5.60 21-24 Years 7.05 25+ Years
made BIIAB Level 1 Award in Foundation Learning and Employability Skills Work Experience- 100 hours minimum Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Working towards:- English Functional Skills L1/ 2 - Mathematics Functional Skills L1/2 Units: Managing social relationships Rights and responsibilities at work
Health and Safety in the work place Writing a CV Applying for a job Preparing for an interview Celebrating Success & Promoting your business Good news stories! Employer showcase www.smarttar.co.uk Learner showcase - www.smarttar.co.uk
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