How Ignite Training fulfils a quality and safe educational experiencePosted on: 2nd Aug 2023
In the most recent academic year, an impressive 636,960 people were actively enrolled in an apprenticeship, an increase of 2.3% on the previous year.
In addition between August 2022 and January 2023, there were 62,030 overall apprenticeship achievements, up 21.8% on the same period in the previous year.
Education has never been so accessible, particularly as e-learning grows in popularity and credibility following a digital shift regarding how we engage with one another prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It means delivering a quality, trusted and safe educational experience must sit at the top of any training provider’s priorities.
At Ignite Training, our experienced and qualified staff ensure we go above and beyond to fulfil these requirements when delivering our apprenticeship and adult education provisions. Learn more about how our team achieve this by reading our latest blog below!
Our foremost priority is to protect the health, wellbeing and rights of all staff and learners based at our headquarters in Oxford and the many settings we deliver training in around the country.
All staff are required to have the latest, up to date, safeguarding certificates and hold a Prevent Duty Awareness qualification.
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, which aims to stop individuals becoming radicalised or supporting terrorism and extreme violence. To ensure we remain on top of our safeguarding standards, a dedicated team was recently formed.
• Hannah Bladen, General Manager – Safeguarding Lead.
• Neville Algar (Head of Education), Ryan Hairsine (SEND Lead) and Kyle Bestley (Tutor and Coach) – Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
Between them, Neville, Hannah, Ryan and Kyle work to guarantee any potential concerns a tutor, apprentice or learner may have can be raised immediately regardless of their location.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
It is our belief that apprenticeships can be taken on by anyone at any stage in their career to allow businesses to embed continual organisational change and staff development.
Our ambition is to provide the best learning experience possible via our quality and supportive tutors.
We value the professional development of our employees as much as their overall wellbeing. It’s why we encourage our team to develop their knowledge, understanding and experiences of their roles via externally delivered courses and qualifications.
We do this for several reasons:
• To ensure our delivery standards are high and consistent
• To keep on top of the latest learning trends
• To support the sharing of best practice among staff
• To allow staff to be part of Ignite Training’s strategic objectives
• To help staff progress their own personal development and aspire to new goals
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Ignite Training, we believe in equal opportunity and that every person should be allowed to reach their true potential by developing skills and friends for life via quality education.
All educational environments are required to meet the ‘reasonable’ special educational needs of individuals identified as requiring additional support.
Ryan Hairsine is our dedicated SEND Lead and works with students and tutors on a daily basis to assist with behavioural management and support learners in fulfilling their potential.
Ryan’s work ensures our apprenticeship and programme delivery is:
• Free of learning barriers for specific students
• Supporting the individual development of SEND students
• Helping students develop new connections with likeminded individuals
• Teaching students to be aware of the requirements of others
Registered Training Provider
A Registered Apprenticeship Training Provider (RoATP) is an organisation supported by the Government which trains apprentices.
We hold a direct levy contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and use a blended learning approach of on-the-job training, face-to-face training and online e-portfolios.
Like any other educational setting, we are subject to a thorough Ofsted inspection every four years and were awarded ‘Good’ at the most recent accreditation in 2022.
In May, we also maintained our matrix accreditation standard, demonstrating the high quality of information, guidance and advice it provides to apprentices and students nationally.
Our reputation for delivering high-quality courses and support means our client list has expanded to include education settings, councils, charities, private sports coaching companies, professional sports clubs, grassroots clubs, gyms, the NHS, apprenticeship training agencies, and private sector global organisations.
Single Central Register
Linking back to our extensive safeguarding measures, our Single Central Register (SCR) document is a key element of ensuring we recruit safely.
The SCR is our central record of safeguarding checks that have been carried out on all staff and others connected to Ignite Training including:
• All staff employed onsite – tutors, administrative staff, cleaners etc.
• Casual workers
• Anyone in regular contact with learners, including coaches and any volunteers
• Partners who may provide additional training either remotely or onsite
Smooth learning experience
Above all, we want to provide a smooth, stress-free, learning experience which we believe contributes towards students and adult learners getting the most out of their course.
This means supporting employers and learners from the point of application right up until they graduate or receive a certificate.
As soon as an application form is received, our MIS Manager Sharon Bradley will work closely with Business Development Manager Sorcha Murphy to facilitate a smooth onboarding process.
This is achieved by filing them through our record systems and supporting with any paperwork which requires completion.
Every apprentice registered with Ignite Training will be included on the company’s monthly report, which tracks all funding details, applications and learner development.
The report provides our senior management with a full picture of everything happening in the company at the time to provide greater transparency.
Learners may also be registered for functional skills or other courses to progress them to their end-point assessment.
Tutors will send portfolio evidence to complete an apprentice’s learning while adult education graduates will receive their certificate from us after our team has claimed it from the relevant awarding body.
Start your journey today!
Today, more people than ever are deciding to reskill or upskill to support their professional development via apprenticeships and adult education programmes.
We work with people of all ages in locations across the UK to help them unlock new career goals, develop new or existing skillsets and make industry contacts.
Interested in learning more about our education provisions? Visit our dedicated apprenticeships and courses page by clicking here or contact our friendly team direct via:
Phone: 0300 303 0890