16-19 Transformation Programme in Education
Client: Welsh Assembly Government
Following on from an initial contract delivered during the early part of 2009, CPC was re-appointed to help drive forward the 16-19 Transformation Programme taking place in the Welsh Education sector. The transformation is being planned and enacted by Learning Partnerships (Local Authorities, FE Colleges, Universities and others) with the support and strategic guidance of the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills. This new national contract continues CPC’s support for Five Case Model business cases and runs until March 2011; it encompasses:
This new national contract continues CPC’s support for Five Case Model business cases and could run until March 2011; it encompasses:
- Establishing expert support requirements for completion of business cases
- Advising Learning Partnerships of the requirements to ensure that the business case is Five Case Model compliant
- Confirming to the Assembly Government that the finalised business cases from Learning Partnerships are Five Case Model compliant
- Provide other support to Learning Partnerships as advised DCELLS
- Provide assistance to Learning Partnerships on the content and compilation of business cases
CPC has the requisite professional experience to provide a knowledgeable, effective and empathetic service to ensure business cases are meeting the content and deliverable structure required by the model through the various stages of development; SOC, OBC, FBC. We have also worked directly with Learning Partnerships helping them to complete their business cases, many of which are aimed at overcoming issues arising from deprivation and poor educational attainment.
The business cases themselves have covered a wide range of issues including:
- Quality Assurance – In some cases we have provided a supportive quality assurance process to Learning Partnerships that have produced their own business cases. We have helped Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf in this way.
- Major construction projects – We are working with Merthyr Tydfil on the Merthyr Learning Quarter. Other proposals including major new buildings are Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire, Torfaen and UHOVI.
- Extensive usage of educational technology – We have advised Torfaen Learning Partnership on their SOC and OBC for their innovative approach to improving attainment, which may also be adopted by other Learning Partnerships.
- College merger – We have worked with Barry and Glan Hafren Colleges on their merger SOC; Quality assured the business cases for the Swansea and Gorseinon merger and undertaken an initial assessment of the merger status of the WEA North and South.
- Area wide collaboration arrangements – Many areas of Wales are looking to increase collaboration to reduce costs and improve access to and attainments in education. We have helped Bridgend, Caerphilly, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Monmouthshire, Newport and the Vale of Glamorgan to produce their SOCs.
- Area wide educational reconfiguration – Some Learning Partnerships have recognised that they required a county wide change to the delivery of education. We have worked with: Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys producing SOCs and OBCs for their proposals.
- Tertiary arrangement. – We have worked with Merthyr Tydfil to produce their SOC and OBC for the move to tertiary education and have also quality assured the equivalent project in Blaenau Gwent.
- Higher Education – The Assembly Government is promoting the development of the Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute (UHOVI), a new higher education facility being jointly managed by Glamorgan and Newport Universities. CPC are assisting the overarching Heads of the Valleys Programme Board to adopt the most appropriate programme management structure and techniques for UHOVI and other associated developments in this economically deprived area of Wales.
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