1 Colleges and their students: untapped potential Active Training Conference March 2015
2 Contents 1. Colleges the state of play 2. College sport and physical activity the state of play 3. Driving improvement - where do we want to be? 4. Current best practice between colleges and employers 5. Fitness trainer competition 6. Next steps for the partnership
3 Colleges: the state of play
5 Colleges in England: key facts A large, dynamic, varied market 336 colleges, over 1,000 sites Colleges educate 3.1 million people every year 834, to 18 year olds attend college (compared to 430,000 in schools), plus 70,000 more undertake an apprenticeship through their local college Not all about 16 to 18 year olds or FE: Colleges also educate 14 and 15 year olds over 30,000 including 2,000+ full time 2.2 million adult learners 144,000 students study HE at college High quality both academic and technical
6 m Total FE College Income 6,900 6,800 6,700 College Forecast 6,600 6,500 6,400 6,300 6,200 Sources: GFE Finance records 2008/09 to 2013/14 (adjusted); Financial plans 2014/15 to 2015/16
7 College sport: the state of play
8 Sport in colleges
9 Colleges use sport to recruit, retain and progress learners Being involved in College sport means I attend College more than I would do otherwise. Source: Sport England student survey, 2013 Sporty students have better attendance at college
10 Colleges deliver high quality sport study programmes Across all colleges, Ofsted gives sport more Grades1 and 2 than most other subjects
11 Taking part in sport helps with college work Taking part in sport helps me with my college work
12 Sport helps young people move into employment and HE Colleges train over 85,000 learners each year in industry-related sport qualifications.
13 College sport provides learners with leadership opportunities Over 35,000 students regularly volunteer in sports programmes at college (coaching, administrating, officiating, organising).
14 Sport enables students to lead and coach their peers Around 40% of colleges now use tools such as Student Management Teams to provide a formal structure for organising student-led sport.
15 Sport and physical activity impact on health and wellbeing 32% of colleges have used the Healthy FE self assessment tool to develop a healthy culture within their college.
16 Colleges support the development of talented learners Specialist support, including academies, for elite and talented athletes is available in over 50 colleges, progressing athletes to national and international squads.
17 Sport is inclusive, providing opportunities for all 18% of all full-time students (all ages) participate in sporting activities organised directly by the College. That s an average of around 520 students per College, 70% of whom are not studying sport. An average of 20 sports are offered per College.
18 Driving improvement where do we want to be?
19 AoC Sport is the lead organisation for college sport and physical activity We believe: sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health Our vision: Every college student participating regularly in sport or physical activity. Our purpose: We promote, support and deliver college sport and physical activity.
20 What we do PROMOTE We champion the education, employment and health benefits of participation in sport or physical activity. We are the trusted voice for college sport and physical activity, driving improvement, attracting funding for the sector and shaping the further education sporting landscape SUPPORT We design and deliver competitions, activities and advice that meet the needs of students, member colleges and external agencies DELIVER
21 What are we asking of the next government?
22 Improvement planning using the national standards Supporting colleges produce cross-college plans Promoting standards and best practice regarding employer led programmes
23 Employers and colleges current best practice
24 It s about work The best provision is collaborative in nature, what we are calling a two-way street between providers and employers, and has a clear line of sight to work. Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning
25 Example: Oldham College Partnership Art and construction students did the work Floor and materials supplied for free
26 Example: Milton Keynes College
27 Example: Milton Keynes College
28 Milton Keynes College leadership Academy
29 Example: Birmingham Met College Forged strong links with employers in order to offer apprenticeship opportunities for young people. Partnership with Caterpillar to build engineering, construction and machinery education centre.
30 Sponsored by: Active IQ Personal Trainer Level 3 Active IQ Gym Instructor Level 2 Les Mills Exercise to Music Instructor Level 2 4 STAGE Competition stages: TIMESCALE 1) Internal competitions February and March ) Online assessment-multiple choice test and video submission March ) Regional competitions April and May ) National Finals June 2015
31 Health and fitness skills competition for FE students working towards careers in the sport and leisure industry. Adding extra industry relevant stretch above the demands of the qualification. Open to training providers and FE Colleges New stage added for greater depth and wider reach A focus on embedding skills comps within study programmes Possibly in the Skills Show UK 2016
32 How can employers get involved? Judges for Regionals and National Finals Sponsorship gain access to the best learners Provide work experience for Regional and National winners Link with current college lecturers Help us develop the competition.
33 Next steps Talk to us about partnering e.g. Fitness Trainer competition Work with us to give colleges realistic and achievable goals Help us promote best practice Tell us the challenges you encounter Joint networking and events: a true provider-employer partnership
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