Bournville College Ofsted survey inspection programme
Number of employees Trained:
Since the inception of a dedicated employment & skills team in August 2009 2435 candidates have received training on behalf of a range of employers.
The Company line of business:
Bournville College have delivered pre-employment training to 2,435 + unemployed people – and found employment for 80% of the individuals by helping them achieve the skills that employers need before starting employment.
The Training package:
Bournville College can deliver a vast range of flexible, bespoke pre-employment training programmes developed in line with your business needs, delivering both generic and bespoke developmental workshops such as team building & customer service along with sector specific training including Retail, Care, Manufacturing and Leisure & Hospitality.
A survey inspection programme carried out by Ofsted over recent months to assess ‘The impact of skills programmes for adults on achieving sustained employment’ commended Bournville College on its strong commitment in supporting and developing employability provision. The report states that ‘The college has invested significantly in developing a wide range of courses that is extremely effective in improving participants’ employability skills and helping them back into work’.
One of the pre-employment training programmes observed was delivered on behalf of the new Tesco Yardley store in liaison with the employer. The training took place at Birmingham City Football Ground for 140 participants attending 5 days a week for 4 weeks with training modules delivered in relation to customer service, problem solving, equality and diversity, health & safety and food hygiene. Upon conclusion of the programme Tesco offered positions to 136 participants.
‘It is to the credit of all concerned: participants, employers, JobCentrePlus, Birmingham City Council and other partners, that this and other training programmes are so successful. However, the recognition by Ofsted is further confirmation of the college’s dedicated work’
Frauke Marquardt, Assistant Principal
‘The College has established a highly effective team of well-qualified and experienced staff who closely monitor participants’ progress in developing employability skills throughout the course. Participants, employers and tutors contribute to course evaluation and improvement planning. There is extensive expertise in the design and delivery of employability programmes’
Ofsted survey inspection programme