Transition

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:

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Transition, Apprenticeships, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Employment has published its report after the inquiry into the Chancellor's Plan for Jobs Covid-19 measures. BASE submitted evidence to the inquiry and raised the critical support needs of young people with SEND.

The report doesn't specifically reference disability or SEND which we find very disappointing. BASE will contionue to press for appropriate support and we are part of the Youth Employment Group.

The APPG for Youth Employment has found: 

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) has published a new set of resources specifically aimed at raising the levels of confidence in employers and CEC Enterprise Advisors to increase the level of valuable encounters with employers and experiences of the work environment.

The materials cover 3 stages:

  • Awareness and engagement: 
  • Planning and implementation
  • Evaluation and review

There are also some supporting videos.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment, Career development, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

Research from Thomas Pocklington Trust and Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research has revealed inconsistent support and poorly defined careers provision at school, college and local authority level across the country - suggesting a postcode lottery for young people with vision impairment (VI).

The research looked at young people's experiences of Careers Education Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) support in mainstream education in England since the national Connexions Service ended and the duty to provide careers education passed from Local Authorities to individual schools and FE colleges.

We have received revised guidance from the Department for Education about Supported Internships. Providers have been understandably keen on clarity about whether, and how, Supporterd Internships can continue into the next academic year.

We understand that the following text has been cleared by Treasury and Ministers for input into the FE operational guidance. 

Special needs schools and colleges are invited to apply for grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 through the Wolfson Foundation's Funding for Special Schools and Colleges grants programme. The funding is available for projects that are focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college.  

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