College scoops top apprenticeship award
On Tuesday 7th March SGS College picked up the Large College Award at the fourth Apprenticeships4England Apprenticeships Awards. Members of SGS College's Employer Engagement team Jill Jones, Trudy Hillier and Patrick Mcleod were at the gala dinner to collect the trophy. This prestigious national awards ceremony recognises training providers and employers for outstanding examples of quality, best practice, innovation and excellence in apprenticeship delivery.
SGS received a staggering 99.5% satisfaction rate. The college works with over 400 employers to support 1700 apprentices. Read our story in full here
99.5% of businesses agreed that SGS training has improved the performance of their business*
99.2% rated their apprenticeship as good or very good
99% Overall Learner satisfaction with SGS College
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Unlike most other Further Education Colleges, SGS College does not subcontract any of our Adult Skills budget. This means that every bit of our Adult Skills funding is spent in our communities, supporting local employers and local learners, as it is intended. In addition, this means we have complete end-to-end control over the quality of our programmes. It also allows us to be extremely responsive to employer's needs, as we do not need to work through a supply chain to meet your training requirements.
Moreover, it also delivers best value for money, as it avoids subcontracting costs and the full funding is available to support programme delivery.
Our Funding Solutions Include:
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We would be happy to work with you on a Training Needs Analysis to identify the best mix of training solutions to support your business growth.
Businesses with under 50 employees may be eligible for a government grant of £1500 to support taking on their first apprentices. Our employer engagement team will be happy to support you in your Age Grant application.
Apprenticeship reforms and the Apprenticeship Levy
The Government is reforming the way in which apprenticeships are funded. Incentive Payments will become available to all businesses to support the government drive towards 3m apprenticeship starts. All employers of whatever size will benefit from incentive payments for recruiting 16-18 apprentices and for apprentice achievements. Small and Medium enterprises can benefit from a further incentive payment for engaging in apprenticeships.
All businesses with a payroll of over £3m will be in scope for the government apprenticeship levy from April 2017. We can help you understand the implications for your business and how to get the return on this investment.
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The loan covers the upfront tuition costs, including registration and certification of your qualification, and will be paid directly to the College.
Applicants don't pay back the loan for their course until they are earning over £21,000 a year.
If their loan is to cover the fees for an Access to Higher Education course and they subsequently complete a University level (Higher Education) course, they will not have to pay back their Advanced Leaner Loan.
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