Our main objective is to place the learner at the centre of everything we do ensuring that ultimate focus is geared towards delivering the best available staff resources and education material.

In order to measure if our core philosophy is implemented to its fullest potential, the Widening Participation & Learning Team record, gather and prepare a number of statistics highlighting how we compare with other training providers, national standards, what our greatest strengths are and if there are any areas in which we could improve.

The Widening Participation & Learning Team is proud to achieve above and beyond in all areas when compared against national benchmarks.

Apprenticeship achievements

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The Widening Participation & Learning Team continually attains outstanding achievement rates for all apprenticeship programmes. The statistics speak for themselves, clearly indicating that our apprenticeship completion figures greatly surpass nationwide pass rates.

Overall achievement for apprenticeships consistenly exceeds national rates.  For 2016/17 completions, our overall achievement rate was 94%


Achieved apprentice outcomes

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In recent years, nine out of ten learners who undertake an apprenticeship through The Widening Participation & Learning Team secure permanant employment at the completion of the course.





Diploma, certificate and award QCF achievements

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QCF achievement rates contine to surpass national average benchmarks.






PROSPECT/Traineeships outcomes

The PROSPECT and Traineeship programmes provide work experience in real working environments to the unemployed age 16-19 and 19+.  Candidates take on board a wealth of work experience, confidence, transferable skills and employability skills.  From 2013 to 2017, the programmes have provided placements for over 300 volunteers; 86% of starts have completed the programme with 88% of those completions gaining employment. 











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