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What does Level 2 post-16 look like? - Friday 1 July 2016

With changes to the choices at KS4 and the introduction of Progress 8 the Level 2 offer post-16 is likely to change to give the young people an opportunity to develop the skills and competencies provided by vocational and technical programmes and qualifications. This half-day session explores the content and thinking behind establishing a one-year programme for the Sixth Form in schools.

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DBS and Extended Work Placement

Clarification of the DBS requirements for employer work placement supervisors can be found here:

Youth Connexions CPD events for Schools and Colleges

A great selection of free employer visits have been organised during the Spring and Summer Terms of 2016 for school and college staff. The visits will provide valuable insights into careers opportunities and the labour market.

For further information:

14-19 Newsletters - January 2016

The latest 14-19 Education and Skills Newsletter is now available for viewing on the Grid for Learning. Covering updates on upcoming workshops, curriculum changes, Bursary Fund, new providers of Alternative Provision and Apprenticeships the Newsletter can be viewed here:

Preparing young people for the world of work

An exciting new programme to inspire and prepare young people for the fast changing world of work is now being rolled out across the county. Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in partnership with Youth Connexions Hertfordshire (HCC) is delivering The Careers & Enterprise Company Programme in Hertfordshire as part of a nationwide project to forge closer relationships between schools/colleges and employers.

The Careers & Enterprise Company was announced in December 2014 by the Secretary of State for Education, Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan MP with £20 million of Government funding, including £5 million from the Investment Fund. Hertfordshire has been allocated a budget of £150k to provide support to around 75 schools/colleges across the county.

It is employer-led, set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work and to help shape this future workforce to meet local needs. A team of Enterprise Co-ordinators will engage with schools/colleges in order to both develop an action plan and to match them with an Enterprise Advisor who will act as a mentor to the school/college.

Enterprise Advisers are volunteers from local employers. Typically they will be in senior leadership roles and will work at a strategic level to help draw up effective employer engagement plans for schools and colleges. They are required to provide support for a minimum of one day per month over 12 months.

Jay Wheeler, director of market research company Red Potato in Hatfield, was one of the first to sign up as an Enterprise Adviser. He said: “This is a great opportunity for Red Potato to inspire local students about the exciting range of career options. As a market research company engagement with the local community is really important to our business. The young people of today are the employees and customers of tomorrow so it is essential for businesses to share their expertise and insight with schools."

To find out more about the Programme visit:

or contact Senior Enterprise Co-ordinator Daniel Gendle
Mobile: 07464 678767.

Foundation Learning Network Launched!

A new Foundation Learning Network for Hertfordshire was launched on the 8th December at the Hertfordshire Development Centre. The event included presentations about Entry Level and Level 1 qualification changes, Ofsted requirements and good practice at Hertswood Academy.

Further meetings are scheduled for:

Spring Term: Thursday 17th March, 1.00-4.30 pm, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

Summer Term: Tuesday 5th July, 1.00-4.30 pm, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

For further information about the Launch please follow this link:

For further information about the Network please contact Mary Hurlstone on 0781 2322 474, or

Amazing Apprenticeships

This exciting national campaign is here to change the way you view apprenticeships! Do you know enough about apprenticeships to inform your students? Do you feel like you know enough to advise them of the different options out there? Do you want to know more about the different types of apprenticeships including Higher and Degree apprenticeships?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! Amazing Apprenticeships is here to create an apprenticeship revolution, we are here to change the perception of apprenticeships and inform you, your students and their parents all about apprenticeships.

By registering on:

you will be able to:

  • Access free apprenticeship resources
  • Participate in free live and recorded webinars, which include high profile guest speakers
  • Find out about free apprenticeship workshops for your school
  • Receive information about up and coming events and webinars

Sign up for free today:

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