Education & training

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
BASE, Training, Disability, Education & training, Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This document brings together our policy aims for the disability and employment sector. The document was updated in 2016 by the National Executive Committee.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Education & training, Understanding needs
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Framework

Skills Builder is a free resource used in schools, colleges, and workplaces to assess and chart progress on developing the soft skills needed in the workplace. The framework covers the following soft skills:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying positive
  • Aiming high
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

 

The framework is now used with 700 organisations. An overview is attached to this page.

Extra support and activities are available at a cost.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the results of a consultation into sub-contracting for learners over 16 years of age

Subcontracting education and training for learners over 16 is common. DfE wanted to review how they oversee the practice to:

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are seeking views from providers who have an interest in subcontracted delivery to inform their thinking about reforms to subcontracting arrangements.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Education & training, Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Framework

Ofqual has reformed the framework of Functional Skills qualifications (FSQs) in English and maths that are offered by a number of different awarding organisations.

At levels 1 and 2 these qualifications are used in apprenticeships and they will also be used in the new T Levels. All levels are taken by a range of adult learners and some 16 to 18-year-olds.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Education & training, Autism
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Best practice

Finding Work,  a digital workbook published by National Autistic Society, is available to download for free. 

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Education & training, Traineeships
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

An employer-led group has recommended action to help young people with SEND make the transition from education to employment. Action includes employers offering more supported internships, opening up apprenticeships to more young people with SEND, and better careers advice.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Education & training, Commissioning, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Best practice

As part of the Department for Education (DfE) funded project, Employment is Everyone's Business, the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) and the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) have published three guides that demonstrate best practice in the transition of young people with disabilities from education to employment. The three guides comprise;

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report, Research

Disability Rights UK has published a summary of the Closing the Skills Gap reports. The report highlights their findings on the skills young disabled people need to get into employment; and on skills for people who acquire impairments or conditions during working life. Their findings, based on the two reports, stress: * the importance of peer to peer support * a need for disabled people to be able to exercise choice and control There are critical success factors from the 2 reports:

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