Annual Report 2016-17 Final

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Annual Report

2016/17


Welcome

Welcome to the Access Training Annual

Report, within this report we take a close look

at some of our key achievements during the

contract year 2016/17.

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Our organisation has seen some exciting

new changes over the last year with many

welcomed additions to our long lasting and

successful stakeholders and partnerships,

our dedicated team have worked extremely

hard on continuing to raise the already high

standard of training provision and we have

seen some excellent results and outcomes for

our learners and partnering employers.

Our partnerships within the housing sector

continues to go from strength to strength with

training being provided to over 90 learners

living in housing association properties.

We are looking forward to the exciting

challenges the next 12 months bring with many

new projects due to commence or already

in motion such as our continued growth of

our Apprenticeship and work based training

provision working in conjunction with our levy

and non-levy paying employers.

Our mission and vision remain at the forefront

of everything we do here at Access Training,

our ability to provide platforms for all and

ensure everyone has the chance to develop,

achieve and succeed is our overarching

priority as we move forward together.

Kelly Ball

Managing Director

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Introduction

Access Training has been successfully providing

a wide range of quality training in the East

Midlands area for over 30 years, working with a

variety of both large and small employers.

Our team of committed staff have all been

practitioners in their field and are all vocationally

qualified so that you can be assured of a highquality

experience.

Access Training is an inspiring learning provider,

passionate about quality and success for all and

rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Working closely with local organisations, Access

Training provides excellent learning opportunities

to support the communities we serve.

Our Board

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“The acquisition of Access Training enables

us to build on our existing training and

employment work within the communities

where we work.”

Lindsey Williams, Group Chief Executive

Futures Housing Group

“This is an exciting opportunity to advance

what is already exceptional work to enhance

training and job prospects in the region. As

housing providers, our role at the centre of

communities means we are well placed to

maximise the expertise Access Training has.”

Mike Andrews, Chief Executive

Nottingham Community Housing Association

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What we stand for

Our Vision

Access Training is an inspiring learning

provider, passionate about quality and success

for all

Our Mission

Access Training provides excellent learning

opportunities to support the communities we

serve

Our Values:

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Love what we do, we are passionate about

learning

Excellence; highest quality in all that we do

Aspirational, we will set the bar high to raise

expectations

Responsive to learners, employers and staff

New; innovation and creativity help us achieve

our goals

Enthusiastic; we’ve a positive outlook, seek to

inspire others

Respect; for our learners, employers,

staff and environment

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Working with

Housing Groups

Our relationships within the housing sector

continues to go from strength to strength

and we have supported learners taking

up qualifications, apprenticeships, work

experience and improving employability skills.

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Housing

Groups

We deliver a wide range of training to both

housing group staff and tenants which have

included women in construction for tenants

and bespoke repairs diagnostic training for

housing group staff.

During 2017 we have continued to develop our

portfolio of clients within the housing sector

including Nottingham City Homes, this will

continue to develop with the introduction of

the housing apprenticeship.

Housing Qualifications

Working closely with our partner

organisations, Access Training aims to

become a leading provider for Housing

apprenticeships in the UK. Starting

in 2018 we will be delivering Housing

apprenticeships at Levels 2, 3 and 4.

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Our Learners

Employer Levy

Our Achievements

Our Investments

Our Future

1164

learners supported in 2016/17 of which

767

learners were Apprenticeships

341

learners were 16-18 year olds

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What we do

Housing

Level 2, 3 and 4 Apprenticeships in Housing

Business Administration / Team Leading and

Management

Apprenticeships in Business Administration

and Team Leading and Advanced

Apprenticeships in Business Administration,

and Management, as well as Level 5 in

Management.

Construction

Construction Level 1 and Maintenance

Operations Level 2

Clinical Healthcare

Apprenticeship and Advanced

Apprenticeships in Clinical Healthcare.

Level 5 Clinical qualification.

Health and Social Care

Apprenticeship and Advanced

Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care as

well as Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications as

part of a Full Time Programme

Childcare

Apprenticeship and Advanced

Apprenticeships in Early Years Care as well as

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications as

part of a Full Time Programme

Teaching Assistants

Apprenticeship and Advanced

Apprenticeships in Teaching Assistant as well

as Level 2 qualifications.

Animal Care

Level 1 and 2 in Animal Care and programmes

for schools.

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Facts

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Figures

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Our Learners

Employer Levy

Our Clients

Our Achievements

Our Investments

Our Future

35

Levy employers supported

70%

of existing employers are Levy payers

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Proud to be working in

partnership with

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Access Training is proud to have established

strong, lasting working relationships with our

clients. The introduction of the apprenticeship levy

in May 2017 has had little impact on our business

due to 70% of Access clients already being levy

payers. This has allowed us to seamlessly transfer

over into this new way of working, whilst ensuring

that we continue to offer a high level of service

and always looking to enhance what we do.

As testament to this we have been continuing

to develop our relationship with Nottingham

University Hospital NHS Trust. We have been

working really closely with them to develop our

offering of new and higher level qualifications.

We also work further with NHS Trusts and have a

strong relationship with East Midlands Ambulance

Service, who we have been working closely with to

further grow more opportunities.

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What we do

Employer Levy

Our Clients

Our Achievements

Our Investments

Our Future

329

employers supported

70

schools in partnership with Access Training

9.5%

of learners started in 2016/17 are living in housing

association properties

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Proud to be working in

partnership with

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Access are proud to have been selected as the

preferred choice of provider for HMV & FOPP

and we are working very closely together

with them to recruit new apprentices into

their stores. This has been an exciting working

relationship as it has allowed us to expand our

offering outside the east midlands.

As Access training has been working with

employers across the East Midlands for the last

30 years a strong network of employers. We

have strong relationships with schools, childcare

environment and many other businesses. We

have a strong recruitment process and have

seen an increase in the number of apprentices

recruited through Access, which demonstrates

our partnership with clients in the east midlands.

Our recruitment process has become popular

with non-levy paying employers supporting our

increase in recruitment.

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What we do

Employer Levy

Our Clients

Our Achievements

Our Investments

Our Future

79%

Overall achievement rate on Advanced Apprenticeships

Good

Grade 2 “Good” at Ofsted inspection - November 2015

Accredited

with the Matrix Standard for the fourth

time in March 2016

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Achievement Rate

Apprenticeship achievement has remained high

at 77% overall for all Apprenticeships in 2016/17,

rising to 79% on Advanced Apprenticeships.

Access Training exceeds it own locally

benchmarked performance targets and exceeds

national averages significantly.

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Ofsted

We were visited by 4 Ofsted inspectors in

November 2015 who looked at all of our learning

provision across Nottingham, Derby and within

employer premises. Inspectors look at 4 main

areas: Leadership and Management, Quality of

Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Outcomes

for Learners, Personal Development, Behaviour

and Welfare.

We were delighted to maintain our Grade 2 ‘Good’

status and particularly happy with comments

praising our “commitment to high quality

teaching, learning and assessment and

excellent learning opportunities.”

Matrix Standard

The Matrix Standard assesses and measures the

quality of advice and support services provided to

clients which ultimately supports their choice of

career, learning, work and life goals. Our assessor

visited Access in May 2016, spending time with

staff, the Board, learners and employers and we

were thrilled to maintain our accreditation. The

report commended our “high levels of

professional integrity” and recognised one of our

key values that “the learner is very much at the

heart of your work”.

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What we do

Our Clients

Our Achievements

Our Investments

Our Future

9.4 out of 10

Overall satisfaction rate

94%

of learners would recommend us

0%

error rate from Skills Funding Agency audit

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FE Choices Learner Survey

We completed surveys with over 300

learners between November 2016 and April 2017.

The results are outstanding and Access Training

have remained one of the highest scoring local

training providers in this survey for the past 5

years.

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Our learners awarded us average scores of:

9.1 - Standard of Teaching and Learning

9.2 - Support provided to learners

9.3 - Treatment by staff

9.1 - Information, Advice and Guidance

9.1 - Meeting expectations

9.2 - Responding to Learner’s Views

9.4 - Overall Satisfaction

94% of learners would recommend us to their

family or friends if they were lookinf for training.

High praise indeed!

Skills Funding Agency Audit

June 2016 saw the publication of a report

evaluating our financial compliance with both the

Education and Skills Funding Agencies

requirements. This evaluated many aspects of

our provision including Apprenticeships, Adult

Learner Loans and Study Programmes and we

were very pleased with the result of 0% error rate.

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What we do

Employer Levy

Our Clients

Our Achievements

Our Investments

Our Future

Employability

Sales Team

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“I would suggest that every Apprentice do

this before they start their job, if they can. It

will really help them.”

Access Training Learner

Employability Contracts

Our employability courses are designed to

support people to gain employment or if

they are employed already to upskill them

to further support their career development.

Here at Access we believe all learning should

be fun, interactive and inclusive to all our

learners which is why we bespoke design

our course to ensure this is achieved. We

have achieved a high progression rate into

employment from attending our course

and have supported those who need

further upskilling to access better career

opportunities. We believe that learning

shouldn’t just be a lesson but the start of an

exciting journey for everyone.

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New Sales Team

Significant investment has been made

in learner recruitment which led to the

formation of the Access Training Sales Team.

A 60% drop in apprenticeship starts has

been reported nationally and Access Training

recognise this challenge and are bucking

that trend. Apprenticeship recruitment is

becoming more and more competitive and

Access Training needs an effective sales team

to meet the ever growing and complex needs

of employers.

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What we do

Employer Levy

Our Clients

Our Achievements

Our Investments

Our Future

Higher Level

Qualifications

Construction

Housing

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Access Training working with Nottingham City Homes

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New and Higher Level Qualifications

Access Training will be delivering higher level

qualifications to meet the needs of both

learners and employers. We will be delivering

the ILM Level 5 Management apprenticeships

and the Level 5 apprenticeship in Clinical

Healthcare.

Construction

Utilising the bespoke construction facilities

at our Derby site, Access Training will be

delivering apprenticeships in both Multi-trade

and Property Maintenance as welll as specialist

trades such as Painting & Decorating, Plumbing

and Joinery.

Housing Qualifications

Working closely with our partner organisations,

Access Training aims to become a leading

provider for Housing apprenticeships in the UK.

Starting in 2018 we will be delivering Housing

apprenticeships at Levels 2, 3 and 4.

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