Babcock is a national provider of vocational training across the UK. With an office based in Portsmouth we provide training throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, delivering apprenticeships and commercial short courses across a range of sectors including hospitality, engineering, retail, active leisure, automotive, adult and early years care.
Babcock delivers work-based training programmes within small and large organisations (including Volkswagen Group, Network Rail, EDF Energy, Shoe Zone, Marriott and Mitchells & Butlers). Babcock holds a number of prestigious quality standards including Investors in People Gold, Ofsted Good rating (with Outstanding for our engineering division), ISO 9001:2008, Matrix, Training Quality Standard, LSIS Beacon Award, Investors in Diversity and was winner of the Post 16 Provider of the Year Award at the Education Investor Awards 2012
Aspiral Learning, the apprenticeship team at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT), is one of the largest apprenticeship providers in Hampshire. Working with local and national employers, Aspiral Learning offers more than 60 apprenticeships from Level 2 to 5, across a wide range of areas.
Studying an apprenticeship with Aspiral Learning gives students the chance to learn on the job, gaining the qualifications and experience they need, while earning a salary.
As well as apprenticeships, Aspiral Learning also offers a range of bespoke training solutions for businesses including short courses, distance learning courses and professionally recognised qualifications
The Bournemouth & Poole College
The Bournemouth & Poole College is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the Dorset and New Forest area. We offer a wide range of courses including:
Digital Marketing and Software
Construction (all major trades)
Engineering, Motor and Marine
Catering and Hospitality
Hair & Beauty
Care, Childcare and Dentistry
We work with over 1,000 employers and currently train over 2,000 apprentices. Our BASE Team specialise in expert employer account management and bespoke apprenticeship recruitment, which has driven our dramatic growth in apprenticeships in recent years.
CLC is an experienced, high quality training provider, specialising in the delivery of Traineeships and Apprenticeships throughout the South of England. We are funded by the Skills Funding Agency, graded as Good by Ofsted and work in partnership with Employers, Schools, Academies, Colleges, Local Authorities and Job Centre Plus. CLC work with a large number of high quality sector based employers for the provision of Traineeship and Apprenticeship vacancies and work placements.
CLC provide employers with Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes to new and existing employees and young people.
We are a network of careers advisers and supporters across the south and southwest, that propel young people and adults towards a better future. Over our 20 years, we have helped thousands of people uncover opportunities and achieve. We move people forward; raising their aspirations and improving their life chances. We will support, providing information, advice and guidance around learning and work and giving people the helping hand to a brighter future. Our quality assured, responsive services are flexible but constant with all us sharing a passion to help others.
Catch22 is a national charity (a merger between Rainer and crime Concern) with a 200 year history of working with under-supported young people. Catch22 champions & supports young people who deserve more out of life. Our Learning & Employability service supports young people (14-25 years) who are not engaged in education, training or work. We focus on getting these young people onto that first rung of the ladder, learning social skills as well as the basic skills needed to lead them back into education or support their employability.
DA Training and Consultancy
DA Training and Consultancy provide a range of niche apprenticeships from Outdoor Activity Instructor, through to Housing and Digital Marketing/Junior Content Provider. We also are able to deliver apprenticeships within the Generic Business Administration, Management and Customer Service Sectors.
We deliver other funded and commercial training within the Employability, Digital Inclusion, and First Aid Sectors.
Eastleigh College is a Further Education provider offering full-time and part-time technical and professional courses, in addition to Apprenticeships and Higher Education qualifications. The College currently has over 22,000 learners and works directly with over 1,100 employees from across the region. It is ranked 1st in Hampshire and 10th nationally against all other 6th form and further education colleges for its student achievement rates.
The College is committed to working in partnership with a wide range of organisations, groups, other providers and employers in the community. Through its extensive partnership work, the College successfully contributes to both the economic development of the local community and the regional agenda for wealth creation and employability.
Fareham College offers Intermediate, Advanced & Higher Apprenticeships in a range of subject areas. We work closely with our employers and Apprentices to offer a first class training package from the very first contact. We pride ourselves on our range of expertise across all subjects and our innovative and responsive delivery methods set us apart from the competition.
Farnborough College of Technology
Farnborough College of Technology offers exceptional teaching and learning facilities and in November 2011 the College was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted across all of its work. The College has an extensive offer of Apprenticeships and work-based provision working with companies of all sizes. The combination of excellent success rates and the quality of training and support confirms why the college is in the top five in the UK. The college is the largest provider of Apprenticeships in the North Hants area.
Gateway Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation with over 20 years of expertise in the credit-based learning field. We offer a huge range of Regulated qualifications, Apprenticeships and Access to HE Diplomas and can develop new qualifications and quality assure in-house training.
Building on the ethos, values and expertise of our Open College Network roots, today Gateway Qualifications is a shining light amongst Awarding Organisations.
Our focus is on creating the highest quality of qualifications which are accessible to all and enable the learner to thrive.?
GetMyFirstJob is a social enterprise committed to supporting young people in their first steps into work and careers, with over 25,000 people helped into work every year, principally apprenticeship roles. Through our registered candidate database of over 370,000 individuals, our Training Provider and Employer clients, and our youth and brand partnerships and campaigns, our brand is seen by over two million young people every year.
Emerging talent recruitment for training providers and employers
Marketing and promotion to young people, millennials and generation Z
Building custom digital platforms for different industry sectors and regional LEPs
Hampshire County Council
Hampshire Futures sits within the Childrens’ Services Department of Hampshire County Council with responsibility to support young people and adults in Hampshire to achieve economic wellbeing and quality of life. We work to ensure that our residents have the skills they need to plan and develop a successful career, and businesses have access to a workforce able to meet their current and future skills needs.
Our areas of responsibility include:
Offering alternative provision offer for vulnerable learners and at risk of NEET identification
Providing high quality progression opportunities through Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Providing opportunities for personal development, skills to enhance employability and active citizenship through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Promoting healthy and active lifestyles and delivering specialist advice to schools relating to the curriculum development and risk management of off site visits, outdoor education and PE and Sport activities
Commissioning a range of Adult and Community and Family Learning programmes in targeted areas through local provider networks
Supporting Local Enterprise Partnerships and City Deal Regions to target resources, develop and deliver skills and inclusion priorities
Facilitating capital investment in FutureSkills centres in Hampshire’s key sectors
Developing and delivering Hampshire Careers & Employability Service on a traded basis to schools, colleges and other institutions
The Programmes and Delivery Team within Hampshire Futures directly deliver the following programmes:
Apprenticeships (Business administration, Customer Service, Health & Social Care)
Alternative Curriculum Offer at Key Stage 4
Havant & South Downs College
At Havant & South Downs College we deliver outstanding quality professional training, using assessors and trainers who have many years of industry experience. From your initial interest in an Apprentice, our highly experienced team of account managers will support you. We help with understanding the legislation surrounding Apprenticeships, finding the right Apprentice, using your LEVY Funds and digital account and accessing additional government funding to support training and development in your organisation. We would love to meet with you to design an individualised programme to meet your needs and get you involved in great initiatives like our business breakfast or annual employment fair with over 4000 students. Havant & South Downs College work with a wide range of employers and recruit for Apprenticeship opportunities all year round. The College delivers programmes from Level 2 through to Higher Apprenticeships in various sectors.
Highbury College has provided teaching and learning for over 40 years supporting students from all abilities and backgrounds, enabling students to learn at all levels from basic skills to higher education providing routes to university. Highbury is one of the most dynamic Colleges in the south east and is progressing with extensive redevelopment plans that will provide some of the most modern learning facilities in Europe.
HIT Training are a national provider who are locally based, delivering work based learning solutions to the Hospitality, Catering and Adult Care industries. We are able to access government funding to assist in the delivery of a range of suitable qualifications. Our service is to provide information, advice, guidance and qualifications for both employers and potential learners to ensure we fully embrace your training needs.
HTP is a private apprenticeship college delivering, predominately work based qualifications for many of the service industries across the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, West Sussex and Berkshire.
Intequal is the trading name of The IT Skills Management Company. Within our specialist team we have a wealth of experience in providing high quality IT and digital training and apprenticeship programme management services. As a technology driven organisation, we have years of experience acquiring and training talent for all types and sizes of organisations. Our apprenticeships provide real-time work and learning experience opportunities in various industry sectors. Our programmes also include globally recognised professional qualifications from Microsoft, CompTIA and Google. In addition, we now offer training courses in several specialist IT role related areas.
The Isle of Wight College
The Isle of Wight College has outstanding employer engagement (Ofsted 2007), and provides apprenticeships, Train to Gain, specialist and bespoke courses to meet industry requirements. Mission statement: ‘Working for Employers’
JTL is a National Training Provider specializing in the recruitment and training of young people looking for an apprenticeship and career in either electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilating, refrigeration or engineering maintenance. We currently work with over 3000 businesses supporting in excess of 6000 apprentices helping them achieve their goals in becoming fully qualified skilled operatives.
Laser Learning Awards (LASER)
Laser Learning Awards (LASER) is an established awarding organisation with over 30 years experience. We award close to 30,000 certificates each year and are regulated by Ofqual for qualifications in England, by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education for Access to Higher Education Diploma qualifications, and by the Security Industry Authority for Licence-linked qualifications in the security sector under the brand name Trident Awards. We are committed to supporting a wide range of work based learning providers of all sizes and promoting work based training and accreditation.
Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group specialises in education and training that supports the needs of 3 client groups: FE providers, employers and learners. Our combination of expertise and experience has created a sought after model of success and a reputation for pioneering market leading learning. For over a decade we have either directly delivered or provided services which support apprenticeships, diploma’s, literacy and numeracy qualifications, vocational certificate programmes and short courses which meet the needs of employers and individuals alike. We are directly funded by the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency, and are also the largest sub-contractor partner to FE Colleges of our type, meaning we help deliver over £20m of skills funding per year. Coupled with our extensive portfolio of services that support FE providers to reach their targets allows us to help over 100,000 learners a year achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Our range of services and products include:
Full delivery service
The Military Preparation College
Since its formation in 1999, The Military Preparation College has been the chosen military mentor to young people aged 16-18, mainly through its Army College division. Every one of our military colleges runs military training courses which improve your military fitness, military knowledge and military skills.
The Army College and military courses are ideal preparation for a military or Public Services career. The military college runs an Army training course, Royal Navy training course, Royal Marines training course and RAF training course.
As well as improving military fitness and developing Armed Forces training, our courses for young people at the military and Army College improve team-building and military knowledge through the BTEC Level 1 Public Services award. This means you have a head start to a military career. The College is proud to be the chosen military mentor to help provide jobs for young people through its unique training courses which have a proven progression rate.
Passionate, dynamic, and committed to changing lives through learning – NCFE is an Awarding Organisation with a heart. A registered educational charity, with a legacy in learning that goes back over 150 years, NCFE is proud of its unique approach. We’re a safe pair of hands but we’re also always looking to the future. NCFE’s core purpose is simple – we’re here to create opportunities for people to fulfil their potential in both work and life.?
PETA is a registered charity with over 300 member companies, operating at the leading edge of training and development for more than 40 years. Our experience and quality of training in both young people embarking on their careers and those already employed has enabled us to gain a reputation as one of the largest and most respected training organisations on the south coast.
PETA has developed career pathways in Engineering (Fabrication & Welding, Mechanical Machining and CNC, Maintenance Engineering), Business (Business Administration, Customer Service), ICT (ICT User, ICT Professional), Management and Team Leading and Warehouse and Storage. These pathways offer fantastic opportunities for young people to succeed and employers to develop the skills they need to compete in a global economy.?
Portsmouth City Council - Education
Our post-16 commissioning team works closely with secondary schools and post-16 providers in the Portsmouth travel to learn area to ensure that all young people have an appropriate offer of education and training post-16 and the curriculum offer meets local demand and need.
Portsmouth College offers Apprenticeship and Adult Education provision with a range of courses suited to the needs of local business and community. In partnership with employers we offer a unique experience of learning and development delivered by highly experienced subject specialists within the Portsmouth and Hampshire area.
Our current Apprenticeship offer ranges from levels 2 – 5 and is for the following courses:
Accountancy, Business Administration, Digital Marketing, Early Years and Childcare, Hairdressing & Barbering, Leadership & Management, Supporting Teaching and Learning (Including School Sport) & Team Leaderships
Southampton Engineering Training Association
SETA, the Southampton Engineering Training Association, has been training engineers for over 40 years. We specialise in engineering Apprenticeships and adult skills training and we offer a range of standard and bespoke courses and qualifications. We cover a wide range of engineering skill areas, from instrumentation through to mechanical maintenance or steel erecting, and we have recently added Project Control and Design Apprenticeships to our repertoire. Our Advanced Apprenticeship programmes are approved by three professional engineering institutions – The IET, The IMechE and The InstMC – and we achieved a grading of ‘Good’ at our last OfSTED inspection. We are always to help with enquiries.
Southampton City Council
Southampton City Council supports Apprenticeships both as an employer and with brokerage service to local Southampton businesses.
We have an action plan which details how we are enabling the people of the city to progress in fulfilling careers, and the city’s businesses to recruit successfully and grow and prosper.
Our key targets and objectives include:
Improving information, advice and guidance for young people so they can make informed career choices and be inspired by the apprenticeship opportunities in the city
Work with schools and colleges to raise awareness, the recruitment of local Apprentice Ambassadors to promote apprenticeships, and the production of an ambassadors film.
Introduction of an ‘Apprenticeship First’ scheme for jobs within the Council
Implementation of a local helpline and support for Southampton businesses to help them to take on apprentices
In addition, we have been developing information on current and future skills and employment demands for the city so that apprenticeship providers can ensure they are training young people in the skills needed for the city’s economy.
Solent University is a dynamic and ambitious university, with a reputation for industry focused courses and our higher and degree apprenticeship programmes bring further learning into the workplace. Apprenticeships are not just learning programmes – they are designed in collaboration with employers and professional bodies and are a great way for employers to increase productivity, develop employees and attract new talent to fill workforce gaps.
We currently offer a range of higher and degree apprenticeships in leadership and management, construction, project management, health and social care, nursing, engineering, marketing and digital. We continue to expand our provision and are keen to work and listen to employers and potential apprentices.
The University has been awarded Silver in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF), achieved OFSTED Good on Inspection and has been shortlisted in The Higher Education Awards for University of the Year 2019.
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Sparsholt Business Training
Sparsholt Business Training, delivering apprenticeships at Sparsholt and Andover Colleges, has excellent links with over 1,100 employers across more than 40 different industries. Our two easy-to-reach locations offer a range of land-based and business subjects from Equine to Electrical Installation, with new standards and apprenticeships being added on a regular basis.
An expert team of Apprenticeship Liaison Officers work in partnership to make employing an apprentice a smooth and fulfilling process and ensure they learn, develop and grow.
Find out more about our wide range of programmes or explore our short and online courses below:
Steve Willis Training Centres
Steve Willis Training Centres are specialists in Gas, Plumbing and Electrical Apprenticeships.?Our apprenticeships offer the perfect way to learn a trade - a mix of on the job training with an employer and practical and classroom sessions at our two modern, well equipped training centres in Sussex and Hampshire. We have over 17 years’ experience, and our professional trainers have worked in the industry and will guide and support employers and learners throughout the apprenticeship.
The University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and for staff and student satisfaction, alongside internationally excellent research strengths. Situated at the heart of a historic waterfront city, the University contributes significantly to economic regeneration in the city and the region, raising aspirations and encouraging future generations to benefit from higher education. It is ranked number one for boosting graduates salaries by the Economist 2017, top 21 university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and the University has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF aims to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning, and help inform prospective students' choices for higher education.
The University of Portsmouth offers Degree (level 6) and Masters (level 7) Apprenticeships in many subjects including Chartered Manager, Embedded Electronics Systems Design and Development Engineer and Chartered Surveyor. The University is expanding this provision each coming year to ensure employers have a wide spectrum of degree apprenticeships to fit their skills shortage needs, so please check our website regularly to see latest news on our offer.