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Sub­con­trac­tors

At Not­ting­ham Col­lege, we’re proud to work with a num­ber of part­ners pro­vid­ing qual­i­ty train­ing and cours­es. Find out more about our part­ners below.

Academy Transformation Trust Further Education

Academy Transformation Trust Further Education (ATTFE) strives to raise the aspirations and achievements of the communities that it serves within the North Nottinghamshire area and is invested in supporting community regeneration and cohesion through lifelong learning.

ATTFE provides high quality, innovative education and training for learners who are aged 16+ (including adults). We take a learner-centred approach towards education and lifelong learning opportunities that supports the learning needs of the local environment and have a secure track record of high learner retention and success.

Visit the Academy Transformation Trust Further Education website.

The Construction Skills People

Established in 2008, Construction Skills People deliver a wide range of pre-employment, vocational qualifications and commercial training courses specifically for the construction sector.

Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to support and advise learners and employers of the skills development opportunities which can be offered to support new entrants to the construction industry and upskill the existing workforce If you are interested in a career in the construction industry we offer a range specialist construction courses to help gain industry accredited qualifications at our Skills Academy on Carlton Road in Nottingham.

Visit The Construction Skills People website.

Expressions Academy of Performing Arts

EPA is one of the leading Performing Arts colleges in the UK, we offer a 3 year full time Musical Theatre course for ages 16+ embarking on a career in the Performing Arts Industry without travelling to London.

Situated in the heart of the East Midlands and established in 1989 students are welcomed to the warm and friendly atmosphere which is always apparent when entering EPA. Students feel welcomed and valued.

With first class facilities and faculty who are highly qualified and specialists in their chosen subjects what a better way to start your Performing Arts journey.

Visit the Expressions Academy of Performing Arts website

Pathway First Limited

Pathway Group have been at the forefront of supporting individuals in upskilling and reskilling for over 20 years. Operating as both a Prime and Subcontractor, we are a national provider of flexible, high-quality learning solutions.

The Pathway Group aspires to be an organisation that Changes Lives Through Skills and Work with the aim of becoming an indispensable partner of choice. It is important that all staff work together to create a positive, entrepreneurial culture which is responsive to the needs of the local, regional, and national economy. This drives everyone from across the business to understand the difference we collectively make and how this impacts upon our outcomes.

We aim to work with learners to encourage and advance, employment and training opportunities leading to mutually beneficial outcomes for both the individual and the employer.

Visit the Pathway First Limited website.

The White Rose School of Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Established since 1987, the White Rose Beauty Colleges is today the largest and most prestigious independent beauty therapy training provider in the UK. Training over two thousand learners a year, across six centres of excellence, the White Rose centres are all located in stunning accommodation have central locations with cutting edge facilities.

We offer the highest quality of training. Whether you are a mature learner or a school leaver you will be provided with bespoke training to ensure you have the skills to be world class in your chosen path. White Rose Colleges are recognised by all within the industry as outstanding with extensive links to a network of employers. Programmes are available on a full time, part time or evening basis to allow for maximum flexibility.

White Rose offers training with all major awarding bodies. Is a “centre of excellence” with ITEC, a “flagship” centre with VTCT, is a Habia school member and has outstanding reviews from Ofsted.

Visit the White Rose Beauty Colleges website.

Subcontracting Rationale – October 2020

The Col­lege works with a lim­it­ed num­ber of part­ner providers to deliv­er sub­con­tract­ed pro­vi­sion for learn­ers 16 and over. This includes learn­ers 16 – 19 on Study Pro­grammes and 19+ Adults fund­ed from the Adult Edu­ca­tion Budget. 

The aim of sub­con­tract­ed pro­vi­sion through part­ners, is to allow the Col­lege to pro­vide a range of learn­ing which it would not pro­vide under nor­mal cir­cum­stances. Such part­ner­ship pro­vi­sion may broad­en the geo­graph­ic foot­print of deliv­ery, intro­duce spe­cial­ist learn­ing aims or involve diverse deliv­ery modes. 

We have strong col­lab­o­ra­tive work­ing rela­tion­ships with part­ners deliv­er­ing sub­con­tract­ed pro­vi­sion. We expect sub­con­tract­ed pro­vi­sion to deliv­er high qual­i­ty learn­ing expe­ri­ences and to meet or exceed nation­al achieve­ment rates. Sub­con­tract­ed pro­vi­sion is expect­ed to meet the needs of nation­al gov­ern­ment pri­or­i­ty tar­get groups, and will also address the spe­cif­ic mar­ket and work­force needs iden­ti­fied by the D2N2 Local Enter­prise Part­ner­ship. Sub­con­tract part­ners have a cur­ricu­lum which is designed to specif­i­cal­ly address the skills require­ments iden­ti­fied by employ­ers. Through sub­con­tract­ed pro­vi­sion the Col­lege also seeks to engage with all com­mu­ni­ties, and will sup­port objec­tives to engage hard to reach learn­ers who do not fol­low typ­i­cal routes into education. 

The Col­lege will con­tin­ue the strate­gic inten­tion with regard to the vol­ume of sub­con­tract­ed activ­i­ty. Since 2017 – 18 we have reduced the val­ue of sub­con­tract­ed pro­vi­sion by 30%. Our strat­e­gy remains pri­mar­i­ly focussed on address­ing train­ing needs with­in the D2N2 area and the sub­stan­tial major­i­ty of pro­vi­sion pro­cured through sub­con­tract­ing is now in this area. We have strong man­age­ment arrange­ments in place to ensure pro­vi­sion is of high qual­i­ty, is con­tin­u­al­ly improv­ing and devel­op­ing. We will respond to the antic­i­pat­ed fund­ing reforms for sub­con­tract­ing as indi­cat­ed in Reforms to sub­con­tract­ing edu­ca­tion for learn­ers over 16, Gov­ern­ment con­sul­ta­tion response, June 2020’. Our strate­gic val­ues and actions match the stat­ed vision that all sub­con­tract­ed activ­i­ty is to be of good qual­i­ty and well managed.

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