Parent confidence in Access
The Government has increased the age all young people must continue in education or training. However, this does not necessarily mean that your child must stay on at school. We cater for students who, for whatever reason, do not think sixth form or college is for them.
Access’ Full-Time courses, Traineeships and Apprenticeships are suitable alternatives to sixth form or college for many young people.
Why Access is the right environment for your child
- We have a solid history of providing high quality training, which includes vocational qualifications, work experience and GCSEs.
- We recognise the need to prepare your child for the world of work. We have a proven track record of progressing learners into employed positions.
- Our learning environment is preferred by the learners that attend Access Training premises, as it provides more individual support than a school sixth form or a large college.
How big are Access’ class sizes?
- We usually have no more than 12 learners in a class. This is less than sixth forms or colleges and enables us to provide individual support and meet every learner’s needs.
How will Access support your child?
- Guidance and support is always on offer. Our open door policy ensures that any individual learning support needs are assessed and the necessary support measures put in place.
- We are proud of our learners and take our responsibility to safeguard them very seriously. We have a dedicated, full-time Full-time Provision Manager whose role is to ensure that all learners receive a quality learning experience.
Information, advice and guidance (IAG) and ongoing support: Is this the right course for your child?
- All learners will see a recruitment officer who provides information, advice and guidance prior to any learners enrolling on a course or programme of learning. You can be assured that learners are provided with impartial advice to enable them to make their own career choices.
- The tutors at Access Training are dedicated, experienced staff who are good at offering plenty of support and promoting progression. Read more about our team here.
We are proud of our learners at Access Training and take our responsibility to safeguard them very seriously.
We have a dedicated Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Our staff are trained in safeguarding and hold a recognised qualification
"Safer Staff Recruitment and Safeguarding".
Each year we support over 1000 learners, some of whom are considered vulnerable adults or young people "at risk". We do this well; our success rate of over 75% of learners achieving their personal and career goals is testament to that.
Ongoing learner support
It goes without saying that your child will have the individual support of their Trainer Assessor during their time with us. Our regular learner surveys consistently point to the value learners place on this.
We offer screening to identify neurodiversity needs and on-going support to help everyone to “learn well”.
Dyslexia screening is routinely available followed by any necessary support.
Employer comments on Access support
"Because of the high quality support and the wide range of opportunities learners are given, our learners are highly employable and leave our setting confident and well trained to join the wider workforce"
Gayle Shiels - Head of Aldercar School
"I have personally found the support we’ve had from Access Training invaluable. The staff there have been informative, accommodating and flexible"
Jane Harrison-Paul -
Nottingham University Hospital
Following inspection in January 2020, we were delighted to have maintained our Grade 2 'Good' rating.
Inspectors were impressed by the success rates in Apprenticeships, which have continued to improve and are now "significantly above the national average" for both overall and timely achievement, as well as our commitment to safeguarding learners and the development of our full-time courses for 16-18 year olds.