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 , Media , Gaming and Events courses Level 1-6

Contact Details

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

Current Course Delivery

Open from first week of September 

Referral Situation

Still taking applications which can be made here

Advice and guidance sessions which can be booked here

Additional Information

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

For general enquiries ETS@barnardos.org.uk

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

The centre is open to students that are completing and for interviews, one interview at a time in a half an hour time slot.

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.

They can now interview face to face and on facetime..  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://www.tinsmartsocial.com,

Doorway to Digital 

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

Additional Information

We are starting a new cohort on the 1st September 2020 and then every 6 weeks (virtually as 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

Gordon Franks Training

Offering: Business Admin, Customer Service, Early Years (Childcare), English and Maths functional skills

Contact Details

Current Course Delivery

We are re-opening the centre in September and students will be in the centre from this point onwards. Our September start date is Monday 14th September

Referral Situation

Contact Shakera, on  07435 968938

Additional Information

HOET

Offering: Hair and Beauty

Contact Details

Jacqui Duggan:

07841604088

Jacqueline.Duggan@hoet.co.uk

Current Course Delivery

Academies are now open once again to current learners who are completing qualifications as well as clients. We have an expected start date of the 7th September for all potential new starts. However, they will be required to attend prior to this for maths/English assessments.

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

Pre-season training is well underway at our football academy in Castle Vale with education starting on the 1st September.

Make UK

Offering: Engineering

Contact Details

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 1 September 20 and monthly thereafter

Referral Situation

Accepting online and Telephone referrals

Referrals can be sent to Martin at madaway@protocolgroup.co.uk

Additional Information

Opening premises now fully open  8 – 4pm

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

We are still offering welcome workshops on Fridays that can be applied for via our website in place of the  4 session programme. We are also offering online Functional Skill programme for NEET learners.

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, Health and social care, Marketing and warehousing.

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 Friday 21st August  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. We have now started re-introducing in-person sport sessions and social action in small groups, details can be found on our website

Street League

Dance and Fitness plus employability courses.

Contact Details

Sabina Yesmin: 07711497379   sabina.yesmin@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.