This statement gives an overview of how Achieve Training will utilise its allocation for the 16 to 19 tuition fund. This is an additional funding allocation made to support students who have had their learning disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Tuition Fund is provided to support learners who:
- have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
- have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.
Achieve Training will identify eligible learners through the initial assessment of learners, their prior attainment and home postcode, during the recruitment and induction process.
What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown and support them to reach their full potential. We will use this fund for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, Maths, vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old study programme learners and provide additional support to ensure learners develop employability skills, these sessions will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.
How is Achieve Training Using the 16-19 Tuition Fund?
Learners will benefit from more individual lessons and additional coaching and support. We will reduce class sizes for those who would most benefit from additional help to get back on track with their learning. Classes of up to four are being delivered to enable teachers to spend more time with each student to help them improve their understanding of specific subjects to suite their need. These subjects include:
- Practical subjects such as engineering and construction
- Personal development and employability
Additional support will be provided for learners that are identified as needing specific one-to-one academic coaching to help them improve their study skills, academic planning and the progress they are making.
Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcome.
For Vocational skills, learners who were disadvantaged during lockdown by the inability to access specific facilities and equipment will be supported to reduce the gap in their practical skills and theory. Small group tuition will be provided to allow students to practice and consolidate their skills and knowledge