Transition

The Supported Internship Quality Framework has been published. It was developed for the Department for Education by the Education and Training Foundation and their centres of excellence. The framework has been developed over the last 6 months and aims to improve the quality of Supported Internships (SIs) provision and outcomes. BASE has fed into discussions and we have asked for a review of the framework in 12 months.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Quality standards, Transition, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Framework

The Supported Internship Quality Framework has been published. It was developed for the Department for Education by the Education and Training Foundation and their centres of excellence. The framework has been developed over the last 6 months and aims to improve the quality of Supported Internships (SIs) provision and outcomes.

The Department for Education (DfE) has today published the SEND review. The Green Paper, SEND Review - right support, right place, right time, launches a consultation that seeks responses by 1st July 2022. BASE will be seeking member views on the SEND Review proposals before submitting a response.

The review has identified 3 key challenges facing the SEND and alternative provision system:

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is running a webinar for further education providers on 9 December about the value of partnering with the third sector to achieve job outcomes for learners with SEND. The webinar features Pure Innovations who have expressed their willingness to work with any FE provider/employer delegate to explore implementing this approach post-conference.

The focus of this conference, delivered in partnership with colleagues from Pure Innovations, will be to demonstrate how effective collaboration with the third sector can:

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

From July – September 2021, Dr Deirdre Hughes led a research project designed to capture the experiences of young people and what they think about careers support in schools/academies across England. 

The research commissioned by ‘Launch Your Career’ involved:

The Post-16 Education and Skills Bill must be amended to include clauses around provision for students with special educational needs, Lord Addington has said. 

Topics: 
Autism, Transition, Employer Engagement
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Guidance

Ambitious About Autism has produced a Transition to Employment toolkit that aims to support more autistic young people to carry on into further education, employment or training. 

It has been developed to support those working with autistic young people to understand their needs and help them onto the job ladder, or into further training or education.

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is tendering for six new providers to become mini-hubs for best practice around engaging with employers. The hubs will work with the three existing centres of Excellence; Derby College, Weston College and City College Norwich to develop best practice in engaging employers. 

The invitation to tender goes out on May 21 and £30,000 will be available to each provider, who will need to be Ofsted grade 2 or above and working in the north-west, north-east, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, London or the south-east.

Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Framework

This programme from the Careers and Enterprise Company contains a series of lesson plans, employer project briefs, video content and resources to support young people with SEND in all settings to consider their next steps.  It links with the Skills Builder framework. The content aims to develop awareness of key sector areas and raise the aspirations of young people with SEND and showcase the different pathways available to them.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

This working paper by Sanne Velthuis (University of Warwick & University of Manchester) and Stella Chatzitheochari (University of Warwick) analyses post-16 destinations and early socio-economic attainment by a cohort of young people born in 1989-90. The researchers used longitudinal data from the "Next Steps" study.

Among the disability gaps revealed by the data are:

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