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Shipley College Part-time Prospectus 2016-17

We are a small, friendly college with great facilities, clubs and activities based in the heart of Saltaire. We have a range of courses to help you fulfil your personal goals or develop skills to help enhance your job prospects for the future.

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Shipley College | 01274 327327 | enrolments@shipley.ac.uk | www.shipley.ac.uk EMPLOYEE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINEESHIPS RECRUIT NEW TALENT OR DEVELOP YOUR EXISTING WORKFORCE Whether you are a small business or a large organisation, Shipley College has a range of programmes available to deliver high quality training and development for your existing employees. The nationally recognised training programmes we offer aim to help you grow and enhance your workforce and help you to recruit people with the skills needed to join your organisation. APPRENTICESHIPS Apprenticeship funding is available for schemes that are designed to develop your existing employees in to new roles, no matter what their age, as well as to attract new staff to your organisation. Please get in touch with us to have an informal chat about how this might work for your business. For more information on apprenticeships see page 10 or see the courses in this part time course guide which are also available as an apprenticeship, or visit www.shipley.ac.uk Shipley College offers apprenticeships in the following areas: • Accountancy • Business Administration • Customer Service • Floristry TRAINEESHIPS • Health and Social Care • Horticulture • IT Application Specialists • IT Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals • Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools • Working with Children & Young People Are you looking to grow your business but not yet sure if Apprenticeships are right for you? Traineeships are a great way to give a young person an opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills before taking them on as an employee. Get in touch for a chat about how Traineeships could add value to your business. WORK-BASED LEARNING A range of qualifications which are designed to up skill and develop those already in employment, either on a paid or voluntary basis. They include training and assessment in the workplace and help to raise your organisations delivery in key areas such as customer service, childcare and horticulture. SECTOR BASED WORK ACADEMIES These have been designed to help those who are ready for work and receiving benefits to secure employment. They aim to help meet your immediate and future recruitment needs as well as ensuring you have a workforce with the right skills to enhance and develop your business. ONE DAY AND SHORT COURSES We offer a range of one-day and short courses for updating and compliance such as: • Food Hygiene • First Aid • Health and Safety • Moving and Handling • Floristry including: - Bridal flowers - Seasonal arrangements • Horticulture including: - Pesticide spraying - Hard landscaping IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE If you have a specific training requirement not already listed please feel free to get in contact to discuss bespoke programmes we may be able to arrange for you. For more information on any of the courses available at Shipley College which may be of interest to your organisation contact the Employer Services Team on 01274 327307, email employers@shipley.ac.uk or view the Employers’ pages on our website. One of our professional, friendly team will be happy to provide you with further information or come to your place of work. 8

FEEDBACK FROM BUSINESSES “The reason why the apprenticeship scheme is so successful at UKAR is because of the great partnership with Shipley College. It’s a full team effort.” Lynda Daniel, Recruitment Co-ordinator with UKAR and now an Apprentice Ambassador for the Yorkshire and Humber area for the National Apprenticeship Scheme. “Your support and the candidates we have recruited in the Trust have played a very important role in the Trust’s recruitment plan.” HR Business Partner, Bradford District Care Trust “After meeting with 4 providers we have decided to go with Shipley College as we felt that you had distinct advantages above the others... with a vast amount of experience to be able to support us in his new venture!” Inbound Team Leader, Fundraising Support, Macmillan Cancer Support PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT THROUGH SECTOR-BASED WORK ACADEMY IN HORTICULTURE AT INCOMMUNITIES SHIPLEY COLLEGE HAS STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MANY LOCAL EMPLOYERS, WHICH REGULARLY LEADS TO STUDENTS FINDING WORK. The recent Sector-Based Work Academy in Horticulture which was run in conjunction with Incommunities Housing Association is a great example of this. There were 24 adult learners who attended an intensive 4-week course in Horticulture, and were supported to further develop their employability skills. The employers were so pleased with the results that they asked for more people than originally planned. Of the 23 people who went forward for interview, a total of 17 were accepted for full-time work with the Incommunities Grounds Maintenance Team. One of the learners says, ‘Just wanted to say thank you for the effort you put in to organising the course, please pass on my gratitude to the tutors. Courses like this are very useful and I can see clear benefits for everyone involved. I hope you continue to offer such programmes in future. Thanks again.’ Feedback from the employer’s perspective, Dean Blomfield, Assistant Grounds Maintenance Manager says, ‘This arrangement with Shipley College is a much better system than the recruitment methods we’ve used in the past. Job applicants have an opportunity to show us what they can do during the course, before they even reach the interview stage. I have to say that having people ready to start work who are already well-trained and aware of how to work safely is invaluable to us as an employer.’ Shipley College | 01274 327327 | enrolments@shipley.ac.uk | www.shipley.ac.uk 9