Date lodged: 3 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that people with dyslexia receive support through the Modern Apprenticeship framework.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 1 March 2017
The following activities are open to support young people with dyslexia:
Tailored employability routes, including pre-employment training, to prepare young people with learning difficulties for MA opportunities;
Enhanced funding contributions for all MA frameworks, up to and including the age of 29;
opportunity for providers to apply to a ASN Discretionary Fund, which allows tailored support measures to be put in place for those with learning difficulties, as well as support in accessing Access to Work Funds;
Working directly with the Open Doors Consortium In-Work Support initiative, to offer tailored support to individuals who require support to sustain their employment.
Support specifically designed for young people with dyslexia includes:-
Through the Equality Challenge Fund (ECF), Concept Northern established an SCQF Award (Assistive Technology Associate), designed specifically to help young people with dyslexia progress into an MA;
Concept Northern also used the ECF to support ten young people with dyslexia to successfully progress into MA opportunities.