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1 London Colleges Manifesto for the Mayor Tech Level Young People NVQ Specialist College Adults Diploma Foundation Degree Degree Apprenticeship BTec Land - based College Sixth Form College A Level Study Programme Technical and Professional Education General Further Education College Page 1

2 Foreword London s 50 further education, sixth form and specialist colleges educate around 500,000 young people and adults every year. They employ 15,700 people, including 8,100 teachers and lecturers, and have a collective annual turnover of 1 billion. There is at least one college in every London borough, providing learning across the capital, including the City of London. The Mayor of London, and the Greater London Authority, have a significant role in making and influencing policy affecting our students and apprentices. This manifesto sets out a number of recommendations, which if implemented, will help colleges continue to provide excellent education and training to young people and adults across London. The Mayor chairs the London Enterprise Panel, the local enterprise partnership for London, which has a skills and employment working group. The Mayor needs to ensure these bodies are working hard for London, leading change and using new funding responsibilities to make London a more highly-skilled city. In addition, the Mayor, through his or her political influence, planning powers and responsibility for Transport for London (TfL), emergency services and multi-million pound procurement, can help ensure that London s employers can have a significant impact on the level of skills training and apprenticeships in London. A role for the future is the place the Mayor will take in chairing the area based reviews of colleges in London. This is a major undertaking, which will affect education and training for years to come. The Mayor s transport responsibilities also affect our students with various concessions ensuring they can afford to access education and training. Finally, it is also exceptionally important to emphasise the value of education, as a benefit in itself. The Mayor should not lose sight of the valuable work of colleges in improving the quality of life for many thousands of people in our city every year, aiding social integration and helping communities. On behalf of the colleges across London s 32 boroughs, I commend this manifesto to you. Ian Ashman, Chair of AoC London and Principal of Hackney Community College Page 3

3 Summary of our recommendations Skills and employment Area reviews The next Mayor needs to ensure that there is a diverse adult education and training offer and encourage individuals to invest in their own further education through Advanced Learner Loans. The next Mayor must ensure that the maximum amount of devolved funding is devoted to the front-line delivery of education and training for students. The next Mayor should lobby for adequate and sustainable funding of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and for an entitlement for non-english speakers to study English for free. The next Mayor should help colleges to employ teachers in hard-to-recruit sectors by providing specific support to these professionals as they look to meet housing costs in London. 8 9 The next Mayor should ensure that the area reviews support colleges to continue to have the autonomy to deliver high-quality, technical and professional education to Londoners. Transport 10 The next Mayor should examine the size and performance of all school and academy sixth forms in London with a view to no sixth form having fewer than 250 students. The next Mayor should commit to maintain current free travel arrangements for students in London and look to further reduce the amount paid by students and apprentices for tube journeys. Apprenticeships The next Mayor should influence Ministers to ensure London gets its fair share of the levy to support apprentices. The next Mayor should set a target and monitor the proportion of apprenticeships taken up by London residents. The next Mayor should engage with employers to ensure the training offered to new apprentices is high-quality. Page 4 Page 5

4 Skills and Employment The next Mayor needs to ensure that there is a diverse adult education and training offer and encourage individuals to invest in their own further education through Advanced Learner Loans. The next Mayor must ensure that the maximum amount of devolved funding is devoted to the front-line delivery of education and training for students. The next Mayor should help colleges to employ teachers in hard-to-recruit sectors by providing specific support to these professionals as they look to meet housing costs in London. The Mayor needs to ensure that adult education and training, including nonaccredited learning, is maintained, stabilised and enhanced. This provision was once considered the jewel in the crown of the London education system and it should not be squeezed out by apprenticeships, which are only available to those in full-time work. More and more people will need to retrain as they will be required to continue working into their late 60s and 70s. The opportunities to learn new skills must be available to all, across the whole of London. Loans are available for people aged 19 and over to help them finance their courses. The Mayor should work with colleges to encourage individuals to invest in their own further education. Any new devolved funding system, controlled by London, must be simple, coherent and ensure colleges can retain their ability to respond to the needs of local people and employers. 3 The next Mayor should lobby for adequate and sustainable funding of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and for an entitlement for non- English speakers to study English for free. Colleges play an important role in the Prevent agenda, ensuring balanced debate, freedom of speech, protecting the welfare of students and fighting extremism. However, the integration efforts of colleges have been undermined by the national cuts to budgets for ESOL courses. 11% of London college students are on ESOL courses, compared with 4% nationally. This education is essential for non-english speakers to be able to engage in their local communities and find sustainable employment. Every young person who fails to achieve a GCSE grade A* to C in English and maths is required to continue these subjects in their post-16 education. Colleges support the need to ensure all young Londoners are qualified in English and maths but need to employ many new teachers to make it a reality. The difficulty London colleges, and other education institutions, have in recruiting qualified teachers in English and maths and a number of vocational sectors is becoming more pronounced. Page 6 Page 7

5 Apprenticeships 5 The next Mayor should influence Ministers to ensure London gets its fair share of the levy to support apprentices. The Government has set a target of three million apprenticeships by 2020 and increased the funding available to 900 million by the end of this Parliament. In April 2017, the Government will also introduce an apprenticeship levy on larger employers set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer s pay bill. This means that the levy will only be paid on any pay bill in excess of 3 million and that less than 2% of UK employers will pay it. 6 The next Mayor should set a target and monitor the proportion of apprenticeships taken up by London residents. Colleges welcome the Government s initiatives and look forward to working with the new Mayor to ensure London plays a full role in meeting the three million target. These new apprenticeships should focus on the areas the capital needs most, for example construction and tech skills, and have a focus on helping Londoners improve their skills and increase productivity. 7 The next Mayor should engage with employers to ensure the training offered to new apprentices is high-quality. We estimate that between 6,000 and 7,000 employers in London, in both the public and private sector, will have to pay the levy. We recommend that the Mayor undertake his or her own assessment and use the data to engage with employers. TfL, the Greater London Authority, the Metropolitan Police Service and the fire service, along with the rest of the public sector, will be legally obliged to employ apprentices (2.3% of their work force) but the Mayor should insist these organisations treat this as a minimum rather than a target and work with colleges so they can provide the highquality training for the apprentices. In addition, the Mayor should use his or her extensive procurement and planning powers to influence the take-up of training and apprenticeships and recruitment of local Londoners. Page 8 Page 9

6 Area reviews The Government has initiated a set of area reviews across England. There will be four subregional reviews in London. London (west) and London (central) are included in wave 2, which started in March and the latter two, London (east) and London (south west) included in wave 3 (scheduled to start after the Mayoral election). An overarching London Area Review Steering Group, chaired by the Mayor of London, will oversee the sub-regional reviews and ensure that the recommendations are co-ordinated. 8 9 The next Mayor should ensure that the area reviews support colleges to continue to have the autonomy to deliver high-quality, technical and professional education to Londoners. The Mayor s role in this process will be vital and it will be important to consider travel to learn patterns which often mean young people travel to study or train at a college outside of their home borough. This should not be discouraged during the area review process as it allows them to find the right course and college for them. Funding for skills has reduced dramatically over the past years. The next Mayor should secure sufficient investment to enable capital development, programme delivery and quality improvement in colleges. An FE excellence fund, modelled on the London schools excellence fund, would provide a significant acceleration to quality improvement in London. The next Mayor should examine the size and performance of all school and academy sixth forms in London with a view to no sixth form having fewer than 250 students. The number of 11 to 15-year-olds is set to rise significantly in the next few years and there is an immediate shortage of 35,000 school places. There are currently 141 schools with sixth forms that have fewer than 250 students. The Mayor should use his or her influence to ensure schools are asked to merge their sixth form provision, especially if it has low retention and fewer than 250 students, with neighbouring schools and colleges. The next Mayor should also support our lobby to preserve the funding for 18-year-olds in order to increase the number of these students with a Level 3 qualification. A quarter of young people in London drop out of school after completing their first year of A Levels, belatedly realising it was not the option for them. The London Ambitions Careers Offer is an excellent initiative and one which colleges fully support. The Mayor should strongly encourage all schools and colleges to commit to delivering the overall objective of enabling young people to make informed choices. The Mayor should also ensure that London schools abide by the Government announcement in January 2016 that schools should allow colleges and apprenticeship providers to speak directly to their students about post-16 education and training opportunities. Page 10 Page 11

7 Transport IN LONDON COLLEGES The next Mayor should commit to maintain current free travel arrangements for students in London and look to further reduce the amount paid by students and apprentices for tube journeys. Currently full-time students aged 16 to 18 are able to travel for free on London s buses and trams and benefit from subsidised fares for the tube. Some apprentices and full-time students aged over 18 also receive subsidised travel. The importance of these benefits to our students cannot be underestimated as they ensure young people can access the college and course of their choice. 16, ,000 adults study or train in colleges 90, to 18-year-olds study in colleges students study higher education 44% OF COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE FROM AN ETHNIC MINORITY BACKGROUND 47, to 18-year-old students eligible for and claiming free school meals at age 15 COLLEGE 28% SCHOOL 18% college students study ESOL Number of apprenticeships in colleges by age in 2013/14 3, to 18-year-olds 7, to 24-year-olds 11, Page 12 Page 13

8 LONDON COLLEGES Barking & Dagenham College Barnet and Southgate College Bexley College Bromley College of Further and Higher Education BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College Capel Manor College Carshalton College Christ the King Sixth Form College City and Islington College City Lit City of Westminster College College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London College of North West London Croydon College Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College Greenwich Community College Hackney Community College Haringey Sixth Form College Harrow College Havering College of Further and Higher Education Havering Sixth Form College Hillcroft College John Ruskin College Kensington and Chelsea College Kingston College Lambeth College Lewisham Southwark College Leyton Sixth Form College Mary Ward Centre Morley College Nash College Newham College of Further Education Newham Sixth Form College Orchard Hill College Redbridge College Richmond Adult Community College Richmond upon Thames College Sir George Monoux College South Thames College St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College St Dominic's Sixth Form College St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College Stanmore College Tower Hamlets College Uxbridge College Waltham Forest College West Thames College Westminster Kingsway College Woodhouse College Working Men's College Page 14

9 Photographs courtesy of: City and Islington College Redbridge College West Thames College Hackney Community College Newham College Association of Colleges London Stedham Place, London WC1A 1HU T: Association-of-Colleges Page 16

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