Learners receive one-to-one mentoring, coaching and training
We have some of the best training facilities in the country
Our staff will help learners achieve great results
Our success rates are above the national average
Our learners can also take part in:
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Outward Bound Activities
Driver Awareness Course
Charity Fundraising Events
And lots more.
Information, Advice and Guidance
Training 2000 is accredited to the IAG Matrix Standard, which is the national quality standard for any organisation that delivers information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work. Accreditation by Matrix confirms Training 2000 is an outstanding training provider, dedicated to giving impartial advice and guidance to its learners.
Before they apply
Impartial information, advice & guidance, is offered by our qualified staff that focuses on current and future needs, which is essential for ongoing success.
On one of our group guidance sessions or with one to one support, our expert advisers aim to give all the information required to make an informed decision about their future. This includes progression routes, career opportunities and the skills needed to undertake the various programmes at Training 2000, ensuring that they start on the right path to a successful career.
We also have open days running throughout the year so you can visit our training sites, meet the tutors and ask any questions. Contact us for the next dates or to arrange a visit.
During their programme
At some time, they may have a problem that is either work related or personal, which they feel they cannot discuss with their supervisor or Career Development Adviser (CDA). It often helps to talk it through with someone else. If they wish to discuss their problem in confidence, they can talk to one of our dedicated learner support officers. With their experience of dealing with personal issues, our learner support officers can help with any guidance they may need.
Once they’ve finished their programme
When they have completed their programme, we will still be here for them to make sure that they reach their full potential. If they need any impartial information, advice or guidance to keep them on the pathway to success, we can provide a network of support to help guide them with future choices.
We have support available for learners who are aged 19+ and are in financial hardship that prevents them from participating in learning. This maybe for domestic emergencies, emergency accommodation or emergency childcare.
They may be also eligible for free meals, travel expenses and a bursary of up to £40 per week.
Our Training Programmes
What are our full time courses?
Our full time courses are national programmes for young people aged 16-18 who are looking for an alternative to staying at school.
Our courses not only boosts employability skills, putting young people on the right path to getting a job but it can also be the stepping stone to securing an Apprenticeship, where they can earn a real salary, gain valuable qualifications and real life work experience.
Our courses will help young people
Get a job by developing employability skills
Achieve recognised qualifications
Improve personal and social development skills
Start an Apprenticeship in one of many sectors
Gain ICT, Maths and English skills
Plus much more!
What is an Apprenticeship?
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. The minimum salary is £2.68 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.
Benefits of an Apprenticeship:
earn a salary
gain real work experience
get paid holidays
learn job-specific skills.
What is ‘raising the participating age’ (RPA)?
The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training. This means that pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 need to continue in education or training until at least the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. Pupils starting year 11 or below in September 2013 will need to continue until at least their 18th birthday.
Raising the participation age (RPA) does not mean young people must stay in school; they will be able to choose one of the following options:
A full time course or Military Preparation Programme;
Full-time education, such as school, college or home education;
Part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.
Where can I get more information and guidance?
If you would like more information on any of our courses, please call us on 01254 54659.
Anna - Business Admin
An administration co-ordinator in children’s services at the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is among one of the first to complete a Level 4 NVQ through a learning assistant e-portfolio with Training 2000.
Twenty-nine-year-old Anna, from Carlisle, along with 5 other learners, completed their Diploma in Business and Administration Level 4 qualification by submitting evidence using an online e-portfolio that helps providers to deliver vocational qualifications more effectively.
Anna decided to study for a Level 4 NVQ in Business and Administration through her employer last year after spotting an advert in the staff magazine.
She says the experience has helped her to understand her role, improved her line management skills and helped her to solve problems more quickly and efficiently.
“This qualification has made me more aware of the work I do and made me think differently about my role and how I interact with colleagues,” she says. “The course really honed in on my problem-solving skills and this is an important part of my job.”
“I enjoyed the process and found it very easy to upload evidence to the Learning Assistant program and cross-reference the modules,” she says. “The assessors were very easy to contact and made the whole process very enjoyable and seamless.
“I had started NVQs in the past where the process was paper-based and I found it very arduous and too much work on top of my job. This model was very straightforward and the whole process was very well done.”
Lyn Moore, Anna’s line manager, is delighted with her development since she completed the course. “Anna is a star,” she says. “She has really developed her skills and is much more autonomous than she was before.
“She has put new systems in place to work with staff more efficiently and her ability to work through a problem is much stronger. I am really pleased with the progress she has made.”
Lyn says on-the-job training is becoming increasingly important to the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as pressure grows for hospitals to work more efficiently.
“The demands on our hospitals are ever-increasing and our support services underpin that,” she says. “By improving our performance management and streamlining our systems we can provide more consistency and efficiency.”
Anna is now planning to develop her skills further by studying for an NVQ Level 5 in Management. “The course helped to prepare me for the Level 5 qualification and I feel ready to take on the challenges that this course will bring,” she says.
“Some of the modules from my Level 4 NVQ can also be used as evidence for aspects of my Level 5, which will be very beneficial.”
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