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Friday 31st May 2013

weekly news update
 
 

Welcome...

...to this week's franchisee newsletter, following on from the Marketing edition last week. This week features the latest instalment from Skills & Compliance Director, Steve Eastaugh.

If you have any questions about any items featured in this email please contact Steve directly.

Steve Eastaugh - Skills & Compliance Director
E: seastaugh@premiersport.org | T: 01953 499043

 
 

ACE Programme Job Application

Premier Sport is looking to recruit a full time Sports Tutor to deliver BTEC Sport Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications to groups of 16-18 years students in 4 locations in the East Anglia area for our brand new "Applied Coaching Education" programme.

The ideal candidate needs to have Qualified Teacher Status or a Graduate with experience in teaching Sport BTEC's. The candidate must be experienced in the grading and marking process of BTEC qualifications and ideally have knowledge of the IV and EV process. Detailed knowledge of delivery at BTEC level 3 Sport would also be an advantage.

As this role involves working in various locations around East Anglia, ideally the candidate should own or have access to a vehicle and hold a full clean driving license.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract to be reviewed for possible extension. Salary is negotiable and dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Applications should be emailed to bdennett@premiersport.org and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Closing Date: 14th June 2013


ACE Programme Pilot Launch

Premier Sport is pleased to announce the launch of its pilot Applied Coaching Education (ACE) Programme, offering education and sports coaching for 16 - 18 year olds at four venues across East Anglia.

Learners will be fully prepared for deployment into work or university education, achieving a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma worth up to 3 A levels. There's also further opportunities to gain vocational qualifications such as an NGB Level One.

Students will gain work experience locally with a designated Premier Sport franchisees, with the objective of further employment opportunities as a fully qualified sports coach which will ensure a high calibre candidate to support the franchisees business.

The course is delivered by experienced education professionals, with students having access to a bespoke Virtual Learning Environment which facilitates personalised learning for all individuals.

The pilot will be deployed in Ipswich, Norwich, Thetford and Kings Lynn, and if you know of any potential candidates that are interested in developing their own skill set and achieving a recognised qualification, please contact Ashley Barlow at head office on 01953 499041 or email abarlow@premiersport.org


Apprenticeships – Is there a better time to recruit?

Its pleasing to hear feedback that many of you have been busy securing new work for September, and will now be getting your head around the challenge of recruitment to staff it all!

When advertising for new staff, don't discount those who don't yet meet minimum operating standards, but could be considered for an apprenticeship. Good planning and recruitment of apprentices now could lessen the burden of recruitment in the future, with suitably up skilled apprentices ready to take on coaching duties 3-6 months in.

Remember apprentices can also be used in the short term to contribute to other business related tasks in admin and marketing, as well as shadowing experienced staff.

If you are interested in recruiting an apprentice or already have a candidate in mind contact Babcock via email.

First send the completed excel request form from the Premier Sport recruitment resource page or via this link. If you need support in filling out the application, call Babcock on 0800 731 8199.


Inspire Curriculum Training

Following the recent Champions meeting and subsequent franchisee survey, it is clear that all franchisees would like to see a suite of training delivered around the Inspire Curriculum programme prior to the start of the new school year. Quite rightly, many of you are keen to ensure that your curriculum delivers are meeting the required standards and are delivering on the expectations of schools.

National Training & Development Officer Andy Heald has developed a two day course covering all aspects of the curriculum element of Inspire, including pre-course preparation and assessment of delivery on day two. Places will be limited to 24 per venue and allocated on a first come first serve basis. We highly recommend that you put forward your most experienced delivers, that will then be able to feedback to your coaching staff.

More information on dates, times, location and content will be made available shortly via the BMS.


Coaching pool increases

It's no coincidence that we've have seen an increase (2%) in coaching staff on our system this month, with the good news stories that we are hearing from the network regarding new work starting now and in the future. What's even more pleasing is the number of non-compliant coaches has also dropped (16%) on the previous month's figures and is now at all time low and very much in the minority.

This stat is particularly important as we strive for excellence in our delivery and overall promise to parents and schools. It is also comforting for franchisees who know that their neighbour, who also represents Premier Sport has a coaching team which meet all the minimum standards of deployment.


Leisure Jobs an option for many...

Over the past month we have seen a greater number of franchisees utilise Leisure Jobs to secure new staff. Our relationship with Leisure Jobs means that you can advertise on their site at 50% less than the advertised rate. This has proven to be a successful way of recruiting new staff, so if you're interested in advertising using this portal please email marketing@premiersport.org. And for more information on Leisure Jobs visit www.leisurejobs.com or email Dan Brown at db@leisurejobs.com


Skills Policy

"Rigour and responsiveness in skills"

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Education have jointly published a report entitled "Rigour and Responsiveness in Skills" that sets out the Government's plans for further reform of the skills system. It follows the last strategy published in 2010 entitled "2010 national skills strategy - Investing in Skills for Sustainable Growth" and the publication of the Richard Review on Apprenticeship in November 2012.

In this statement, the Government explained that it is looking for a rigorous and responsive system to give more power to the employers and learners using the skills system. The aim of this strategy is to increase the high skilled workforce, cut skills shortages and reduce the high rates of youth unemployment.

Alongside the measures displayed below, the Government announces that forty seven colleges across the country have been successful in securing £77m of grant funding. This will be allocated through the Skills funding Agency and Education funding agency, to enable over £214 million of new building projects.

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