asset skills uk academy - British Parking Association

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Asset Skills
The Sector Skills Council for the places in which we live and work
Julie Freemantle
Head of Business Development
AGENDA
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Background to Asset Skills
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The Asset Skills UK Academy – current model
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Academy Services
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Benefits for Employers
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Benefits for Learning Providers
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Achievements so far
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Proposed Academy for Parking
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Questions and discussion
ASSET SKILLS
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Part of the Alliance of Sector Skills Council - 21 Sector Skills
Council across the UK covering all sectors of industry
UK Wide organisation – offices in England, Scotland, Wales &
Northern Ireland
Remit to
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Engage with employers
Establish and respond to learning needs
Ensure standards and qualifications meet sector needs
Promote existing training and development
Facilitate access to funding and support
Encourage greater flexibility in delivery of training
provision
ASSET SKILLS SECTORS
• Cleaning – office, retail, industrial
• Facilities Management – support services (catering, cleaning,
maintenance, security, health and safety)
• Property – estate agency, planning, chartered surveying
• Housing – housing associations, local council, private and public
rented housing.
• Parking
ASSET SKILLS and the BPA
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Asset Skills and the British Parking Association (BPA) working
closely together over the last three years
Developed a Memorandum of Understanding covering
activities including standards and qualifications development
The BPA is represented on the Asset Skills Board and have
reciprocal arrangements on the Skills and Institute of Parking
Professionals Board of the BPA.
ASSET SKILLS UK ACADEMY
A one-stop shop for employers wishing to
access training, skills development and
support
UK ACADEMY - BACKGROUND
• Developed from issues raised from employers in the Business
Services sector
• New qualifications developed but lack of providers
• AS visited over 50 colleges/providers to find partners
• Virtual Academy for Business Services – launched May 2010
• Outside National Skills Academies network - run directly by
Asset Skills
• Bring employers and training providers closer together to raise
skills levels
• Academy strands in Business Services, Housing, Property,
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
ACADEMY SERVICES
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Referral service to specialist network of providers
Delivery of pilot training programmes
Identification of funding opportunities and access to on-line
funding database
Higher Education liaison through HE/employer forum
Provision of assessor recruitment service and forum
Development of student support forum
Preparation and distribution of case studies to promote good
practice and encourage new entrants into profession
Influence national priorities regarding the skills agenda
Support for learning providers
REFERRAL SERVICE
Two scenarios:
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Incoming enquiries for learning support
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Enquiry received by telephone, email etc
Response within 3 days providing appropriate training solution
Regular follow up until completion of learning
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Proactive approach by Asset Skills to recruit candidates to
provider members learning programmes
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Identify learning programmes with providers
Agree delivery programme, timescales, costs etc
Asset Skills engagement team recruit employers
Regular follow up until completion of learning
DELIVERY OF PILOT LEARNING
PROGRAMMES
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Agree with providers delivery model for new learning
programme – costs, timescales, regions covered, start dates
Recruit employers to new programme using face to face
meetings, canvassing telephone calls, e-shots, newsletters
Help recruit assessors if required
Approach stakeholders for funding support
Provide assessor/student forums
Arrange PR
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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Academy website will host funding database
Academy will seek out new areas of funding support
Academy members given advance notice of any funding
opportunities
Asset Skills will give priority to any academy members when
allocating funding secured
Academy will act as a lead body to manage any project
delivery
HIGHER EDUCATION LIAISON
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Look to strengthen HE provision through direct liaison with
universities, professional bodies
Identify opportunities to develop graduate work placement
schemes
Academy will promote career pathways at careers fairs and
conferences
Develop a database of work experience placements
ASSESSOR RECRUITMENT
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Establish an on-line forum for assessors to encourage sharing
of best practice
Academy will help recruit assessors through
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Newsletters
Articles in trade press
Websites
Websites of professional bodies, trade partners, employers
Conferences
New media – Twitter/Linkedin/Facebook etc
STUDENT FORUMS
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Developed to help minimise the risk of candidates failing to
complete qualifications
Allow candidates in remote locations to share experiences,
discuss problems under supervision of a moderator
The Forum will be:
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Password protected
Moderated
Diary enabled to allow reminders to be sent of deadline of course work etc
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INFLUENCE SKILLS AGENDA
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Asset Skills work through Academy to raise the profile of all
sectors it represents with relevant government departments
Work to ensure that the UK Academy is granted same status as
National Skills Academies
Work with Government departments to ensure sectors and
employers get recognition for their skills needs and issues
SUPPORT FOR LEARNING PROVIDERS
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Academy will develop strong links with learning providers
Each Academy provider will be appointed an account manager
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Undertake a liaison role between employer and provider
Work with providers and employers to identify and deal with any problems that
may arise
Meet on a quarterly basis with each provider to review performance and develop
any new areas of delivery
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MEMBERSHIP FEES
EMPLOYERS
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Annual flat rate membership fee for employers based on
number of employees starting at £50
LEARNING PROVIDERS
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Referral Fee per candidates:
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£75 for an apprenticeship programme
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£50 for an accredited qualification outside apprenticeship programme
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10% of cost of any other programme up to maximum of £50
BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS
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A one stop service that saves time and money; the Academy will aim to
source the best training for the best price
Advice on the emerging employment and skills needs of the workforce
from a team that understands your business requirements
Development of a bespoke training plan based on your specific
requirements
Identification of funding opportunities as and when they become available
Advance notification of events and training taking place across the network
Access to learndirect eCourses at a discount
Regular e-newsletter with details of academy activities and industry news
Learning delivered in a flexible manner by a quality training provider to suit
your working practice wherever you are based
BENEFITS FOR PROVIDERS
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No annual membership fee, you only pay for referrals received
Referral service - we direct learners to you
We promote your courses whilst visiting employers and
through newsletters, press releases and social media
We encourage employers to collaborate to create
economically viable class sizes
Provision of an assessor recruitment service and forum
Dedicated Account Manager from Asset Skills
Being part of the Academy Network will identify you as a
specialist high quality provider of skills training for employers
in the sector
BENEFITS FOR PROVIDERS
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Provider forum – for sharing good practice and training
materials
Support with provider promotional events
Advance notice of funding opportunities as and when they
become available
Regular e-newsletter with details of academy activities and
industry news
Access to a network of other quality providers delivering
qualifications via the academy
Advice on the emerging employment and skills needs of the
sectors
ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
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Employer Members – 27
Provider Members – 22 across the UK
No of employer enquiries received - 401
No of candidates referred to learning providers - 2600
Example types of qualifications referred:
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Level 3 Apprenticeship in FM
Level 3 Certificate in Cleaning Supervision
Level 3 NVQ in Housing
Level 3 Apprenticeships in Residential Lettings / Sale of Residential Property
Level 2 Customer Service
PROPOSED ACADEMY FOR PARKING
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Same model as other Asset Skills UK Academies
Supported by the BPA
Draft prospectus prepared
Launch at Parkex in April 2012
Use to promote the new Leadership & Management
qualifications
QUESTIONS?

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