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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


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


Apprenticeship Strategy

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

For schools interested in apprenticeships please email

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.
It now includes case studies showcasing best practice, myth-busting FAQs, and an up-to-date list of apprenticeship standards that schools can use. 

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:


1619 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


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


Alternative Provision

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: