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14 – 19 Education and Skills
The 14-19 Education and Skills Strategy Team has now been disbanded. The following information will signpost you to the appropriate contacts for activities formerly carried out by the Team.
Hertfordshire's 14-19 Strategy
There are three relevant Strategies that cover this age group.
Hertfordshire Skills Strategy - Releasing our Potential
This is a Strategy put together by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Hertfordshire County Council and the Department of Work and Pensions in consultation with employers and other key partners.
The Strategy can be found on the Hertfordshire LEP website here:
The contact at Hertfordshire LEP is Norman Jennings (Employment and Skills Manager) who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
16-24 Education, Employment and Training (EET) Participation Strategy
Hertfordshire County Council has developed this Strategy in order to address the needs of those who are not in any form of education, employment or training.
The EET Strategy:
In addition an Action Plan has been produced to implement the objectives of the Strategy.
The contact for EET related matters is Andy Manson (Head of Services for Young People) who can be contacted on Andy.Manson@hertfordshire.gov.uk.
The Hertfordshire LEP has developed an Apprenticeship Strategy for Hertfordshire for the period 2017 to 2020 which can be found here:
For further information about the Apprenticeship Strategy please contact Norman Jennings (Employment and Skills Manager) at Hertfordshire LEP on email@example.com.
For schools interested in apprenticeships please email ApprenticeshipsInSchools@hertfordshire.gov.uk
DfE - A Guide to Apprenticeships for the School Workforce - June 2018
This guidance explains the benefits of apprenticeships for the school workforce, and how the levy and public sector target apply to schools.
Further information about apprenticeships can be found here:
Useful Apprenticeship resources can also be found here:
Young people can contact YC Hertfordshire for Apprenticeship support and vacancies and access view their website here:
16–19 Funding Support
If schools want support on 16-19 Funding please contact Suki Gill (16-19 Curriculum and Funding Adviser) at Herts for Learning on Suki.Gill@hertsforlearning.co.uk.
16-19 Bursary Funds
Information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund can be found here:
Entry Level and Level 1 curriculum support
For support please contact Suki Gill (16-19 Curriculum and Funding Adviser) at Herts for Learning on Suki.Gill@hertsforlearning.co.uk.
City and Guilds 5546 Employability Skills and Functional Skills
YC Hertfordshire have an agreement with City & Guilds whereby they act as the accredited Centre for City & Guilds qualifications such as the 5546 Employability Skills and Functional Skills. This allows schools to access City & Guilds qualifications at a reduced price with Youth Connexions providing an Internal Quality Assurance service.
Further information can be found here:
Alternative Provision at KS4 exists for young people who are unlikely to successfully complete a full-time education in school. The opportunities are mainly part-time and focus on personalised learning as well as vocational skills training too.
In order to assist schools in their Alternative Provision responsibilities a toolkit has been produced which includes information about legal and quality assurance requirements, useful documents and a list of the providers. The toolkit can be found here: