Training Providers

This is a detailed list of training providers in the Birmingham area and how they are currently operating and taking referrals during the current period of social distancing. Our guide will be kept up-to-date as and when things change.

Access Creative College

Offering: Music related and Creative Digital courses

Contact Details

Thomas Beckett: 07975236451, thomas.beckett@accesscreative.ac.uk

Current Course Delivery

Centre closed until further notice

Referral Situation

Still taking applications which can be made here

Advice and guidance sessions which can be booked here

Additional Information

We have a 16-18 open day which students can book onto here on June 23rd. 

 

We also have a 19+ open day which students can book onto here on June 25th. 

 

 

Barnados

Offering: Pre employment courses

Contact Details

Email:  leah.anderson@barnardos.org.uk

Phone: 07795 013191

Current Course Delivery

Referral Situation

We will take referrals by email or telephone.  We are currently providing support to the young people who were previously attending the Factory.

Additional Information

British Academy of Jewellery

Offering: Jewellery education

Contact Details

Naomi Wilson: Telephone 0121 655 0105naomi.wilson@baj.ac.uk

Current Course Delivery

Students have been continuing lessons virtually, and enrolment process has already commenced. 

Referral Situation

Online enrolment process available to interested students diploma and Apprenticeship courses.

 

We have been conducting stage 1 interviews  over video call, and this has been going well so far. 

Additional Information

Offering Level 3 diploma in Jewellery design and manufacturer two days per week (includes design, theory, manufacturing) need GCSE maths and English grade 4+. Also offer apprenticeship lasting about 18 months.

Our next virtual open day is 17th June and interested persons can register on Eventbrite. 

 

We are also offering virtual tour and chat appointments to have more in depthh discussions and give a tour of the campus. These can be booked by calling or emailing us. 

Crackerjack

Offering: Childcare

Contact Details

Current Course Delivery

Centre closed and staff working remotely.

Referral Situation

Crackerjack can receive online referrals from colleagues who have young people they are working with who would like to find out more working with children.

Chloe at Crackerjack will  hold where possible phone interviews.  Contact Chloe on 07896868613 or chloe.foster@crackerjacktraining.com.

Additional Information

We will ask them to send a CV and have them as a pipeline starter, or pipeline interview for an Apprenticeship at the selected nursery, once the nurseries are open to external people.

Digisheds

Offering: IT related courses

Contact Details

email at letstalk@digisheds.co.uk or phone, 07767404268

Current Course Delivery

Our onsite training location is closed but we are still providing training and support to our young people via Zoom, phone and email

Referral Situation

Yes we are still taking referrals through our website https://tinsmart.service-now.com/candodigital, email at letstalk@digisheds.co.uk or phone, 07767404268

Additional Information

We are starting a new cohort on the 21st April 2020 (virtually if needed)

Estio

Offering: IT

Contact Details

 01133 500 333 Hello@Estio.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

Operating as normal and delivering all training for our apprenticeships remotely

Referral Situation

Estio are interviewing and taking on new recruits through remote based interviewing and telephone interviews.

Additional Information

Francesco

Offering: Hairdressing

Contact Details

Rebecca Molineux 01785 247175 rebecca@francescogroup.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

Referral Situation

Now carrying out telephone interviews with any applicants and holding weekly zoom sessions with applicants to provide them with information on apprenticeships and Francesco Group, with some hints, tips and activities around hairdressing.

Additional Information

GB Training

Offering: Digital Skills • Excellence in Customer Service • Retail Operations • Warehousing and Storage • Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Contact Details

Current Course Delivery

Delivering courses online

Referral Situation

danny.thomas@gbtraining.org. uk

Additional Information

Our free online courses are a brilliant way to help you learn new things
and help you land a new or better job in the future. They all come with a
recognised qualification from a leading organisation.

Gordon Franks Training

Offering: Access to Rail, Business Admin, Customer Service, Early Years (Childcare)

Contact Details

Current Course Delivery

All of  students are either working from home, or have been offered to start our programme in April (we hope we’ll be back in the office by then).

Referral Situation

Contact Shakera, on  07435 968938

Additional Information

Due to the current situation, our office is closed, and we can only recruit for future start dates or remote learning is optional to applicants.

HOET

Offering: Hair and Beauty

Contact Details

Jacqui Duggan:

07841604088

Jacqueline.Duggan@hoet.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

Centre closed until further notice:

Referral Situation

We are able to offer telephone interviews at this moment. We are also able to offer remote sign up’s for business admin qualifications. These referrals would go through to our head office number – 0800 0281 576. However, any hair/beauty or sport related taster days/sign ups will commence one we return back to academies and telephone calls for full time options can go to Jacqui Duggan.

Additional Information

Make UK

Offering: Engineering

Contact Details

0121 331 1930

 

Current Course Delivery

Referral Situation

They are taking referrals by phone, website and email a lot of the staff are working from home.

Additional Information

Protocol

Offering: Business Admin, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Warehousing, ICT, Functional Skills

Contact Details

Sue Tipton: 0121 236 2634, suetipton@protocolgroup.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

New Traineeship course starting 9 June 2020

Referral Situation

Accepting online and Telephone referrals

Referrals can be sent to Scott at scampbell@protocolgroup.co.uk and will contact young people once they are back open again

Additional Information

Opening premises officially 15 June 2020

Qube Learning

Offering: Customer service, Business Administration, Retail, Childcare and Health & Social Care

Contact Details

Jackie Harrison Jackie.harrison@qube-learning.co.uk

07551155701

Current Course Delivery

Yes, still open.

Referral Situation

Qube Learning are carrying out phone interviews for all referrals for a Traineeship placement.

Additional Information

Also carrying out remote visits from home at present and we are still taking referrals and recruiting.

Reflections

Offering: Hairdressing/ barbering Apprenticeship and study programme

Contact Details

Hannah Memetovic 07500338584

hannah.memetovic@reflectionstraining.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

Weekly recruitment Virtual workshops/registration required Apprenticeships placement available for July/August- Apply Now Pre -Apprentice programme available from August/September- Apply Now.

Referral Situation

Visit   www. Reflectionstraining.co.uk  And fill out the Application form.
Telephone – Hannah 07500338584
Email – hannah.memetovic @reflectionstraining.co.uk

Additional Information

Skills Training UK

Offering: Business Admin, Functional Skills, ESOL (AEB)

Contact Details

T: 0121 5163203

M:07881387350

E: julietpatterson@skillstraininguk.com

Current Course Delivery

We’re inviting applications from 16-18 year-olds for a range of Level 2 courses in subjects for a place on our summer courses including Business Enterprise, Customer Service for Practitioners, Marketing

 

Interest can be registered by completing the online form which can be found here

Referral Situation

All referrals are done via mail or phone

Additional Information

We are holding an Open Day on Thursday 18th June  The day will run from 1pm to 4 pm and will provide an opportunity for young people to find out more about what we can offer them and how we can support them on their way to a fulfilling career. Young people will also be able to register their interest for places in person, for courses beginning in the summer:

Smart Training and Recruitment

Offering: Catering, Business Admin, Customer Service, Retail, Warehousing.

Contact Details

Debbie Adams: 07983583126

Debbie.adams@smarttar.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

Open – supporting current students remotely

Referral Situation

Taking referrals via email and phone.

Additional Information

Training placements suspended until future notice

Sport 4 Life

Offering: Sports related employability courses

Contact Details

Sian Westwood  0121 456 1818 ext. 2004 sian@sport4life.org.uk

Current Course Delivery

Online sessions only

Referral Situation

Yes – online sessions only, accepting new referrals

Additional Information

Offering online mentoring, online qualifications- including Sport Leaders level 1 and 2 as well as financial support for external online quals. Due to the many of young people who engage in one or more of our 13 sport sessions a week (pre-Covid) we are also able to offer wellbeing calls, online employability workshops and interactive live chats via instagram as well as sport quizzes and other interactive activities and challenges via our social media. We will also be launching some social action online campaigns around kindness and awareness of Covid information.

Street League

Dance and Fitness plus employability courses.

Contact Details

Sabina Yesmin: 07711497379   sabina.yesmin@streetleague.co.uk 

Rajab Noor:  07584 504977

rajab.noor@streetleague.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

We are delivering face to face mock interviews online, and interview skills session as a group. So far it has proven to have a positive impact, and we would like to reach out to more young people.

Referral Situation

Still taking referrals and engaging with everyone on our programmes remotely

Contact Outreach & Aftercare coordinator Sabina on 07711497379 sabina.yesmin@streetleague.co.uk

Additional Information

We are able to provide online support  through delivering online Dance and Fitness sessions from home. This platform will help to keep young people engaged, positive and active whilst being in isolation. More importantly, reminding young people that practise is key right now, taking the time to help them become prepared for when things return back to normal.