Asset Skills' presentation - 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


Background to Asset Skills


The Asset Skills UK Academy


current model


Academy Services


Benefits for Employers


Benefits for
L
earning Providers


Achievements so far


Proposed Academy for Parking


Questions and discussion


ASSET SKILLS


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


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


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


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:


Incoming enquiries for learning support

1.
Enquiry received by telephone, email
etc

2.
Response within 3 days providing appropriate training solution

3.
Regular follow up until completion of learning



Proactive approach by Asset Skills to recruit candidates to
provider members learning programmes

1.
Identify learning programmes with providers

2.
Agree delivery programme, timescales, costs
etc

3.
Asset Skills engagement team recruit employers

4.
Regular follow up until completion of learning



DELIVERY OF PILOT LEARNING
PROGRAMMES


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


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


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


Establish an on
-
line forum for assessors to encourage sharing
of best practice


Academy will help recruit assessors through


Newsletters


Articles in trade press


Websites


Websites of professional bodies, trade partners, employers


Conferences


New media


Twitter/
Linkedin
/Facebook
etc



STUDENT FORUMS


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:


Password protected


Moderated


Diary enabled to allow reminders to be sent of deadline of course work
etc

INFLUENCE SKILLS AGENDA


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


Academy will develop strong links with learning providers


Each Academy provider will be appointed an account manager
who will:


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


MEMBERSHIP FEES

EMPLOYERS


Annual
flat rate membership
fee for employers based on
number of employees starting at £50


LEARNING PROVIDERS


Referral Fee per candidates:


£75 for an apprenticeship
programme


£50 for an accredited qualification outside apprenticeship
programme


10% of cost of any other
programme

up to maximum of £50






BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS


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


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


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


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:


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


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?