Posts Tagged 'Health & Social Care'

Are you interested in Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships?

Why not come along to Baysgarth School on Wednesday 14th March (7-9pm) and find out how you can plan your career pathway by engaging in a local Apprenticeship.

For further details on the event, check out our facebook page here.



National Apprenticeship Week

Scunthorpe Open Day

Open day 10th December 2011 at Scunthorpe

We will be holding an open day at our Frodingham Road Centre on Saturday 10th December 2011 between 1pm and 4pm. The purpose of our open day is to inform the community about available training opportunities with SouthBank Training Ltd.

You will have the chance to meet some of our current learners and speak with the tutors and assessors they work with. Information will be available on the following training programmes:

  • Apprenticeships 16 yrs+
  • Ambitions – Pathway to Apprenticeships 16-19 yrs
  • Pupil Engagement Programme  14-16 yrs
  • Career Focus 14-16 yrs & 16-19yrs
  • Career Focus Job Club 16-19 yrs
  • Adult Skills 16 yrs+

So why not join us at our Scunthorpe site, mince pies and refreshments will be available for the event.


Partnership Working is the way forward…

Following government decisions in relation to departmental responsibilities,
Apprenticeship funding streams have been rationalised to provide a smaller
management base for the Skills Agency Contract Managers.  Small companies such as ours have been required to enter a new era in terms of contract management and to this end we are pleased to announce that we have chosen to form a Partnership with Chamber Training (Humber) Ltd.  Our decision to do this is based upon the quality, credibility and sustainability of Chamber Training and an excellent working relationship already in place.

As an Employer (or learner) you will experience no change in current practices and delivery however, The Skills Funding Agency will continue to seek your opinion through the Framework for Excellence surveys and our Recruitment Manager will guide you through this process if necessary.

We feel that the Partnership with Chamber Training will provide a solid platform for moving forward and delivering quality training across the Humber sub region and we hope we can enjoy the continued support of you – our valued Employers.

Apprenticeships – We’re with the programme!

Have you got stars in your eyes?  The National Apprenticeship Service is looking for Apprentices who would like a moment of fame.

We are looking for Apprentices who would like to feature in a film we are making to celebrate Apprenticeships.  The film will be shown at National Apprenticeship Service events and on the website.

This is a great opportunity for you to present yourself and your employer to a vast audience.  In order to participate all you have to do is film yourself, answering some easy questions.  Yes, it really is that simple!

So if you think you’ve got what it takes visit the Apprenticeship website here to view the brief in detail.  All films need to be submitted by Friday 26 August. Come on be part of the programme!

Date for the diary:
National Apprenticeship Week
6 – 10 February 2012

Latest News: SouthBank Training Ltd Open Events

SouthBank Training Limited would like to invite you to attend an ‘Open Event’ at one of our training centres where professionally qualified and experienced staff will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on an appropriate course of study.

If you are 16-18 years old and unsure about your future, visit us at one of our training centres and find out what is on offer.

You can view the vocational curriculum, look at the occupational areas available and talk to tutors and assessors.  Some of our existing apprentices and learners will also be on hand to share their experiences with you.

  • The Scunthorpe Centre Open Event will be held on Tuesday 28th June 2011 at 4pm – 8pm.
  • The Barton Centre Open Event will be held on Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 4pm – 8pm.

For directions on how to find us click here

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Apprenticeships lead to a Career in Care for Ben

Ben Metcalfe went from school to college where he completed the first year of a three year course in music. He then made the decision it was not for him. Like many 16 year old young people, he was not sure what career path he wanted to take, however he did know he wanted to do something useful with his life. With the help of his Mother he set out knocking on doors of companies and whilst doing so stopped outside Althorpe Care Home, where he noticed a lady gardening, he approached her and asked for the name of the Care Home Manager and was surprised to be told that she was the Manager. Ben asked if there was any volunteering work he could do, the Manager was not an advocate of volunteering, therefore she gave him a company application form to complete, and this was the commencement of a career path he had never even considered.

Ben started by assisting with serving drinks to the care home clients, he shadowed qualified staff familiarising himself with the requirements of a career in care. Once he felt comfortable with the processes of the home, he decided he wanted to learn more to enable him to help the clients. Once the Manager realised his commitment and potential, Ben commenced a thorough 12 week induction, which allowed him to assist in a more hands on way, whilst doing so he received support and encouragement from all the staff and managers of the home, which made him feel comfortable and part of the dedicated team. Ben did sometimes have doubts about how he would react when providing personal care to adults, but his doubts were soon put to one side when he realised how rewarding a career in care was, he became very comfortable with the clients.

In December 2010, after nearly two years of working at Althorpe Residential Care Home, he approached his Manager about doing a National Vocational Qualification in Care through an Apprenticeship programme; she supported him and told him to find a Training Company that could deliver the NVQ. Ben asked a friend who she would recommend for him to train with and was referred to SouthBank Training Limited. Ben is now engaged in a full framework where he is working towards his NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care, increasing his Maths and English grades and completing a Technical Certificate.

Ben has just celebrated his eighteenth birthday and he now knows the direction he wants to take and is looking forward to a future career in care. He wants to progress into a Clinical Manager’s role, hands on in a Care Home and with the excellent support he is receiving from Althorpe Care Home and SouthBank Training Limited, he is on his way to realising his goal.

Well done and good luck Ben.

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SouthBank Training Ltd

101-103 Frodingham Road


North Lincolnshire

DN15 7JU

Tel: 01724 279800

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