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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.

Subcontractor Fees and Charges - Supporting Documents

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