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Pre-vocational case studies

Earlier this year and with active support from Ofsted, the Education and Training Foundation with Holex completed a focused inquiry into the design and delivery of pre-vocational provision.

Prompted by the CAVTL ‘One Year On’ report, a Steering Group of key stakeholders came together to guide the development of a series of provider-led case studies, demonstrating the characteristics of pre-vocational provision across a range of settings. The six provider-led case studies which are featured here will be of particular value to organisations (leaders, managers, teachers and trainers) looking to design, develop and deliver pre-vocational programmes.

Following a concluding seminar the Foundation produced a ‘Summary paper and conclusions: the characteristics of pre-vocational programme design and delivery which highlights the core aspects of high quality pre-vocational provision and sets out a number of considerations which will be of interest to all involved in policy, planning and delivery.

Summary paper and conclusions: the characteristics of pre-vocational programme design and delivery

Preparing learners for employment and vocational study through the design of intensive courses:Wolverhampton Adult Education Service (WAES)

Cross agency collaboration to support those further away from employment: Newcastle City Learning

Staying on programme to succeed. A provider's perspective on improving retention and boosting choices: WMC - The Camden College

Securing a wider range of programmes through the development of quality hub of sub-contractors: Humber Learning Consortium (HLC)

An overarching vision and value frame to meet the needs of a broad range of learners: City College Peterborough(CCP)

Working closely with schools to achieve positive outcomes for young people: Bedford College