Staying on in Education and Training post'. The TUC agrees with analysis in the green paper about the importance of staying on in education and training for young people themselves, and for future economic and social prosperity. It is also the case that increasing participation will help tackle poverty and social exclusion and improve life chances. This is a bold vision, and the TUC agrees that young people should be supported in this endeavour. However some of the proposals in the green paper require more thought, and there are others where we have concerns, in particular the prospect of criminalisation of young people.
We believe a more positive approach would be beneficial, for example through the notion of 'entitlement' for young people to stay on in any route to education and training, including via the workplace.
This rausing be backed by a statutory right educayion paid time off for young people to achieve their first level three qualification. More detailed views on the green paper are set out below. The structure of this submission reflects the chapters of the Pfd. The TUC agrees with the notion that young people should stay on in education or training until their 18th birthday. It is right that this could be through a range of routes in school, in a college, or through work-based training. Further, we agree that young people should be working towards accredited qualifications, as it is crucial that the training undertaken is recognised and transferable.
Measures to develop a credit based qualification system along with the Foundation Learning Tier should help support those who have had poor attainment due to family problems, disability or English language needs. However it is also important for workplace learning in particular, that the needs of young people remain paramount and employers should not be able to 'cherry pick' parts of courses.
The TUC does however have strong reservations about a compulsory approach which could result in young people being forced into learning or being penalised via the criminal justice system. This may create negative associations with learning that may ih young rxising are less likely to re-engage with education and training later in life. Further, the use of financial penalties may have unintended outcomes and create additional barriers for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Educatiob responsibility could potentially be placed on vulnerable young people, many of whom may have had a negative experience of learning.
The TUC believes this responsibility should be more evenly balanced across the system, for example there should be more of an onus on employers to train young people. The TUC has some concerns about accredited training provided by employers counting as participating. If this approach is to be taken, it is essential that the training undertaken is high quality, transferable and not just focused on employer specific skills. Employer training would need to be independently assessed, with assurances that the long-term development of young learners was paramount. Enabling 16 and 17 year olds to stay on in education and training to 18 requires a suite of options that will engage and motivate them.
This requires an inclusive curriculum both pre and post 16 that recognises all kinds of learning preferences and all kinds of achievement. A further challenge to providing a suitable route for every young person is ensuring that these options are available at the local level.
The paper notes the range of reforms that have been introduced, including the Diplomas arising out of the curriculum reform. A new statutory national entitlement to study the new Diplomas will be anx place for all year olds from To increase participation, a great deal rests on the success of Diplomas. The central role for Diplomas highlights the importance of effective piloting and ensuring that refinement occurs where necessary. It is also crucial that the Diplomas include sufficient practical learning opportunities and appropriate links to the workplace. Fromthere will also be a national entitlement to an Apprenticeship place for every young person who wants one and meets the entry requirements for the sector.
The proposals require a significant expansion of high quality Apprenticeships.
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The TUC supports Psf proposed expansion of Apprenticeships, and the consultation rightly deucation the importance of employer based Apprenticeships. However already there are insufficient employer places, with significant variations in quality. The big challenge facing Apprenticeships is to drive up provision of high quality employer based places. The TUC is concerned to ensure that increasing the number of Apprenticeship places does not predominantly translate into an expansion of provider based programme-led Apprenticeships that are not always linked to jobs. To increase employer engagement in Apprenticeships on the scale required needs bold measures.
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One practical measure that would have a significant effect would be to include Apprenticeship targets in public procurement contracts. A requirement for targets within sector skills agreements would also help raise the number of Apprenticeship places. The TUC would also like to see the entitlement for young people traiming to the age of 25 to receive free level 3 tuition, to be expanded over time to the age of This should raisign supported by ans rights to paid stating off fxpectations to level 3. Ensuring there is a suitable route for every young person has resource implications, and it stayig crucial that there is sufficient educwtion for additional teachers, lecturers and support staff.
There also needs to be levelling up of pay between staff in schools and further education. These ralsing issues need to be considered over the long term. It is also important to ensure that there is appropriate workforce development. An issue that the TUC believes warrants greater attention is those young people who drop out of school before The consultation rightly acknowledges this as an issue, however the TUC believes that tackling disaffection early is a key foundation to encourage young people to stay on in education and training post The green paper notes the changes being made at secondary level.
However, recent research about the potential for disadvantage to begin at the age of three or earlier, highlights the importance of early years and this should be fully taken into account . The green paper rightly identifies the need to offer support to young people to enable them to participate and to take account of the particular needs of some young people. The role of advice and guidance, and financial support are central to this. The importance of integrated support has already been recognised by Government via Every Child Matters. All young people need to be able to make informed decisions based on independent advice and guidance.
There needs to be capacity in the system and resources for such guidance, which must also particularly take into account the needs of young people most at risk of disengaging. Advice also needs to actively break down stereotyping on the grounds of gender, race, disability and class, and be resourced to do so. In the workplace, there is a role for union representatives, and in particular union learning representatives in providing information to young people and signposting them to learning opportunities.
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