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Diplomas form an important new route in a national learning entitlement to the right learning opportunities for all students aged 14-19.

To deliver that entitlement, there are four government priorities:

  1. A high quality learning route for every young person that enables them to participate, achieve and progress;
  2. The support to integrate all services for young people, so that they can make the most of their opportunities and choices;
  3. Stronger local partnerships and consortia arrangements;
  4. Establishing the right delivery arrangements at a local, regional and national level.

Learning for young people will lead to qualifications from one of four routes:

  1. Apprenticeships - with an entitlement to a place by 2013 for all 16 year olds suitably qualified;
  2. Foundation Learning - with some delivery on a 14-19 basis in all local areas from 2010 and increasing provision from 2010 to align with the 2013 Diploma entitlement and RPA target;
  3. General Qualifications e.g. GCSEs and A levels;
  4. Diplomas - with an entitlement by 2013 for all 14-16 year olds to the first 14 Diplomas and for 16-18 years to all 17 Diplomas.

To underpin the four routes the Government is putting in place the Qualifications and Credit Framework for creating and accrediting qualifications.

All qualifications will be added to this framework over the next few years, so that eventually modules of qualifications will be able to be achieved and credited, and then added to later by the learner.

It will help to ensure that no learning is lost.

The East Riding has been working with its partners for some time to provide access to all Diploma lines of learning in all areas of the county by 2013.

There is also a Foundation Learning group meeting regularly to ensure that provision at Entry level and Level 1 is also widely accessible.

Please visit the website below for more information about entitlement from the LSC.


For information about the Diploma entitlement contact:

Jean Johnson, 14-19 Lead Officer
Tel: 01482 391337


For Apprenticeships please contact:


For Foundation Learning contact:

Michelle Coates, Improvement Officer (Secondary)
Tel: (01482) 392468



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