Could you be the voice of learners at Derwent Training?

Could you be the voice of learners at Derwent Training?

At Derwent Training we recognise the importance of gaining feedback from learners to help improve what we offer. We are putting together a Learner Council that will allow us to receive feedback from each cohort with Learner Reps who will feedback to the Senior Leadership Team. Information on how you can become a Learner Rep is detailed below. 

What is a Learner Rep?

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Covid Update - Monday 4th January 2021

In light of the recent Government announcements, Derwent Training has taken the decision to go 100% remote learning until at least Monday 18th January. 

This decision has been based on a number of factors:

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Christmas Break - Message from Chief Executive Officer

Christmas Break - Message from Chief Executive Officer

Derwent Training will be closed for the Christmas Break from 12pm on Friday 18th December. Please note that the centre will be closed to learners and staff on Monday 4th January to allow for a deep clean of the building before term starts. Anyone due to attend on Monday 4th January will not attend and will attend the centre on their next communicated attendance day as per their email from the Business Support Team. All staff will be working remotely on this day. Attendance for learners will begin as normal from Tuesday 5th January 2021.

All Staff and Directors wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

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Derwent Training to offer Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship.

Derwent Training to offer Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship.

Since early 2019, it was apparent that leaving the EU would have a largely negative impact on most sectors in the UK, certainly in the short term. Research from the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), highlights a lack of training for leaders in the region. Such a deficit ultimately impacts on growth and productivity. Many people who are promoted to a leadership and management role, are 'accidental managers', developing informally and/or by instinct.

As a training provider, we knew we had to expand our mission in order to support employers in the region. Derwent Training now offers a Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship that is applicable to first line managers and supervisors from all sectors, private, public or third sector, and from any size organisation. Typically, these managers are responsible for delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships. These apprenticeships are supported by Government funding and available to an employee of any age.

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The Redundancy Support Services for Apprentices

The Redundancy Support Services for Apprentices

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department of Education, provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. It will help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities, and, where they are eligible, complete their current apprenticeship. 

This service will enable individuals to access free online information and telephone support, helping to connect them with national and local support services, including financial, legal, health and wellbeing and careers advice. It will also share with apprentices details of new apprenticeship opportunities being offered by employers in their region. 

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COVID-Secure Measures Update - November 2020

COVID-Secure Measures Update - November 2020

Following the Government's announcment, and the supporting evidence at the weekend we are increasing our Covid-Secure measures. 

Derwent Training will remain open, and we will continue to adhere to the risk assessments that are reviewed and updated regularly. We are continuing to maintain low occupancy levels, staff and learners adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisers are available around the building, temperature scans on arrival, staff wearing face coverings, and adhering to the one-way system around the centre. 

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Engineering the next generation

Engineering the next generation

Derwent Training to offer Higher Apprenticeship Standard in September

Derwent Training to offer Higher Apprenticeship Standard in September

Derwent Training Association are delivering the new Higher Apprenticeship Standard for Engineering Manufacturing Technicians from September 2020. 

To achieve this Level 4 Apprenticeship, an apprentice must pass a Higher National Certificate, and hold a Level 2 / GCSE qualification in Maths and English, before successfully completing an observation and professional discussion with an external assessor. 

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Message from CEO - Changes to COVID Secure Procedures

Message from CEO - Changes to COVID Secure Procedures

As we remain in a COVID-19 national and global pandemic, and as such Derwent Training's risk assessment, and all health and safety measures remain firmly in place. As both an employer and an educational establishment, we have a duty of care and responsibility for all individuals entering the building. This is not something we take lightly and we will continue to take and enforce all necessary actions to keep us all as safe as possible until a vaccine is found for this disease that kills. 

Very shortly we will be introducing a non-contact temperature scan as people enter the building for the first time during the day. Many businesses have already moved to this phase of upgrading COVID-Secure measures within the workplace. It will become a crucial measure as individuals begin to pick up and display a myriad of winter bugs that could be indistinguishable from COVID-19 initially.

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New bonus for employers to recruit apprentices

New bonus for employers to recruit apprentices