Post19 options and their funding Martin Mc Lean

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Post-19 options and their funding Martin Mc. Lean Education & Training Policy Advisor

Post-19 options and their funding Martin Mc. Lean Education & Training Policy Advisor

Levels… Level Qualifications at this level: Entry Levels 1 - 3 ESOL, Skills for

Levels… Level Qualifications at this level: Entry Levels 1 - 3 ESOL, Skills for Life, entry-level functional skills Level 1 GCSE grades D-G (3 -1), Level 1 NVQs, level 1 functional skills Level 2 GCSEs grades A-C (9 -4), level 2 functional skills, intermediate apprenticeships, Level 2 NVQs Level 3 A-levels, advanced apprenticeships, BTECs, Access to higher education diploma Level 4 HNCs, higher apprenticeships, Level 4 NVQ Level 5 Foundation degree, higher national diploma Level 6 Bachelor degree, degree apprenticeship, level 6 NVQ Levels 7 and 8 Post-graduate qualifications

Further education maintaining an EHCP…. • Continuing a fully-funded programme of study in further

Further education maintaining an EHCP…. • Continuing a fully-funded programme of study in further education is possible • The SEND Code of Practice states that: “local authorities should consider the need to provide a full package of provision and support…that covers 5 days a week” • Consider non-educational activities such as work experience, volunteering or independent travel training

Further education without an EHCP… • Course fees are funded depending on your employment

Further education without an EHCP… • Course fees are funded depending on your employment status and previous qualifications • Advanced Learner loans available • Learning support funding available to cover the costs of support needs. The learning provider is responsible for applying for funding.

Apprenticeships • • Are an option for all ages Can be taken at levels

Apprenticeships • • Are an option for all ages Can be taken at levels 2 to 6 Earn a wage Are generally applied for in the same way you apply for a job • Can maintain an EHCP whilst on an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships funding Learning Support Funding (ESFA) £ 150 a month plus up to 19

Apprenticeships funding Learning Support Funding (ESFA) £ 150 a month plus up to 19 K additional funding Applied for by the training provider. Does not cover costs of support in workplace Access to Work (DWP) Up to 42 K per year Applied for by the disabled individual Pays for support in the workplace or on training but not for specialist tuition / study support.

Traineeships • Courses with work experience that aim to get you ready for work

Traineeships • Courses with work experience that aim to get you ready for work or an apprenticeship • Last up to 6 months • For people aged 16 -24 who are qualified below level 3 • Access to Work is available and learning support or high needs funding (for those with EHCPs)

Supported internships • Structured study programme based primarily with an employer. • Unpaid and

Supported internships • Structured study programme based primarily with an employer. • Unpaid and last a minimum of 6 months • For young people aged 16 -24 with an EHC plan • Access to Work funding is available and a supported employment provider can apply on their behalf

Higher education • A level 3 qualification is generally required for entry • A

Higher education • A level 3 qualification is generally required for entry • A EHC plan cannot be maintained when starting higher education • Fees up to £ 9, 250 per year are charged • Students can apply for Disabled Student Allowances to cover the costs of support

Disabled Student Allowances Non-medical helpers allowance Specialist equipment allowance £ 21, 305 / yr

Disabled Student Allowances Non-medical helpers allowance Specialist equipment allowance £ 21, 305 / yr £ 5, 358 General allowance Travel allowance £ 1, 790 / yr Uncapped

Employment • EHC plan cannot be maintained if not in education • If in

Employment • EHC plan cannot be maintained if not in education • If in paid employment, Access to Work is available • Support to find employment is available through Job. Centre Plus

Where to go for further info and support Martin Mc. Lean Education & Training

Where to go for further info and support Martin Mc. Lean Education & Training Policy Advisor

Preparing for Adulthood www. preparingforadulthood. org. uk Range of resources for parents, young people

Preparing for Adulthood www. preparingforadulthood. org. uk Range of resources for parents, young people and professionals on: – EHCPs – Local offers – Transition planning – Personal budgets – Employment

Careers advice • UCAS www. ucas. com/what-are-my-options • National Careers Service https: //nationalcareersservice. direct.

Careers advice • UCAS www. ucas. com/what-are-my-options • National Careers Service https: //nationalcareersservice. direct. gov. uk/

National Deaf Children’s Society • Deaf young people up to 25 and their parents

National Deaf Children’s Society • Deaf young people up to 25 and their parents can get in touch with us for free advice and guidance • www. ndcs. org. uk/helpline • [email protected] org. uk • 0808 800 8880

RNIB helpline Web: www. rnib. org. uk/ourservices/rnibhelpline Phone: 0303 123 9999 Email: helpline@rnib. org.

RNIB helpline Web: www. rnib. org. uk/ourservices/rnibhelpline Phone: 0303 123 9999 Email: [email protected] org. uk