THE SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF LEARNERS, APPRENTICES, EMPLOYERS AND COLLEAGUES IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

Our corporate policies outline our procedures and practice that our Executive Team, Management and colleagues work to.

Statements and Plans

This statement gives an overview of how Achieve Training will utilise its allocation for the 16 to 19 tuition fund. This is an additional funding allocation made to support students who have had their learning disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Eligibility:

The Tuition Fund is provided to support learners who:

  • have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support.

Achieve Training will identify eligible learners through the initial assessment of learners, their prior attainment and home postcode, during the recruitment and induction process.

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The fund is being provided to support learners to catch up and close any gaps in their learning that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown and support them to reach their full potential. We will use this fund for small group and 1:1 tuition in English, Maths, vocational learning for 16 to 19-year-old study programme learners and provide additional support to ensure learners develop employability skills, these sessions will be in addition to the planned study programme hours.

How is Achieve Training Using the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

Learners will benefit from more individual lessons and additional coaching and support. We will reduce class sizes for those who would most benefit from additional help to get back on track with their learning. Classes of up to four are being delivered to enable teachers to spend more time with each student to help them improve their understanding of specific subjects to suite their need. These subjects include:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Practical subjects such as engineering and construction
  • Personal development and employability

Additional support will be provided for learners that are identified as needing specific one-to-one academic coaching to help them improve their study skills, academic planning and the progress they are making.

Tuition Support offered will be based on an individual need’s assessment, the identification of an individual starting point, clear learning goals, expectations and outcome.

For Vocational skills, learners who were disadvantaged during lockdown by the inability to access specific facilities and equipment will be supported to reduce the gap in their practical skills and theory. Small group tuition will be provided to allow students to practice and consolidate their skills and knowledge

Modern Slavery Act Statement for Financial Year 2019 - 2020

This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2019. It sets out the actions Aspire Housing has taken to combat slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chains for the financial year 2018–2019.

View the 'we are aspire' Modern Slavery Statement

Careers education, information, advice and guidance is delivered through Achieve Training’s overarching learner development and wellbeing programmes.

View our Careers Education Programme Statement

Achieve Training is committed to continuing learners’ education and training through any periods of lockdown. As such, all students (16-19) and apprentices will have access, as appropriate to them and their programme.

View our Remote Learning Offer

This Achieve Training policy outlines the processes and actions to be taken should
regular delivery of training operations be disrupted due to factors beyond our control.
The aim is to minimise any delay or impact on any apprentice’s development or
progression.

View the Apprenticeship Continuity Plan

Policies and Procedures

This policy sets out the expected conduct of learners while participating in programmes delivered by Achieve Training or its partner organisations.

Our aim is to assist all learners to gain the skills and behaviours that will be appropriate to help their development and progression towards employment.

We will provide a supportive and appropriate environment where learners, irrespective of their background can fulfil their potential.

View our Acceptable Behaviour Policy

we are aspire is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults with care and support needs. This policy and the corresponding procedure, aims to meet our responsibilities to protect the safeguarding and welfare of children and adults with care and support needs.

This policy applies to all staff (including temporary staff), volunteers, contractors and agents who work for Aspire. It will also be applicable to any training subcontracting
to Achieve Training.

View our Safeguarding Policy

The Prevent Strategy is the response to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat from those who promote it; to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.

This policy defines the approach taken by Achieve Training in response to its duties with respect to Prevent.

View our Prevent Policy 

There is a clear link between misuse of alcohol, drugs and other substances and greatly reduced safety and efficiency. It is the policy of Achieve Training that the working environment including all vehicles should be free from the influence of drugs or alcohol. This will help to assure the health and safety of all colleagues, apprentices and learners as well as others who they come into contact with. This will also help to maintain the efficient and effective operation of our businesses and ensure our customers receive from us the service quality they require.

View our Drugs Policy

We acknowledge that colleagues and learners have a right to use Social Media for their personal use but request that the guidelines of this policy are adhered to for the safety of all

This policy outlines key contacts, roles and responsibilities as well as defining the actions Achieve Training and our partner organisations will undertake to address any potential incidents or issues.

View our e-Safety and Social Media Policy

we are aspire are committed to actively managing the health, safety and welfare of all persons affected by what we do, be they employees, learners, contractors, volunteers, customers or members of the public. We will comply with all relevant law, codes and guidance. We will be ambitious and seek to achieve best practice wherever possible.

View our Health and Safety Policy

Equality and Diversity are incredibly important in our organisation. Our policy adheres to our vision of : We treat everyone with respect and value and celebrate diversity.

View our Equality and Diversity Policy

Achieve Training is committed to delivering excellent services to all of its leaners and customers.

Learner and customer feedback is at the heart of our business; both positive and negative feedback helps the organisation to understand, monitor, and assess our learners and customers’ needs and expectations. It is therefore important that Achieve Training makes it as easy as possible for learners and customers to express their views; encouraging and welcoming feedback.

View our Customer Feedback and Complaints Policy

we are aspire regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as critical to successful operations, and to maintaining customer and colleague confidence, as well as that of prospective employees and learners. We ensure that our organisation treats personal information lawfully and correctly.

View our Data Protection Policy 

This policy sets out our overall approach to Guaranteed and Discretionary Bursary for learners aged 16-18 years.

View our Busary Policy and Procedure 

Provision of maths and English is integral to our apprenticeship programmes. We recognise the importance of improving maths and English skills in the context of social mobility and in helping learners progress effectively. Further we know the wide range of skills, abilities and learning styles that present, so ensure we take a customised approach to the delivery of our programmes.

View our Math and English Process 

Achieve Training is committed to ensuring that learners are assessed prior to commencement of their apprenticeship to ensure suitability. The range of the policy covers all apprenticeship related courses offered within Achieve Training but may well apply to other vocationally related courses should they become a part of the curriculum in future.

View our Initial Assessment Policy Procedure 

 

we are aspire has a duty to meet all relevant environmental legislation and as a responsible organisation ensure it minimises where practicable any negative impacts on the environment a result of its operations. 

View our Environmental Sustainability Policy 

This policy sets out how Achieve Training comply with the ESFA rules in respect of subcontracted provision. Achieve Training is committed to delivering a wide range of high-quality learning opportunities to young people and adults. In order to meet this aspiration Achieve Training has entered into both fully subcontracted provision and joint delivery arrangements with a number of training organisations.

View our Sub-Contracting Policy 

View our Sub-Contracting Policy Annex 1:Sub Contracting Rational

Reports

Gender Pay Gap Report for Achieve Training 2021. 

View Gender Pay Gap Report 

Each year at we are aspire, we measure our social impact as an organisation by how much we are improving the lives of the people and the communities we work with, across our region.

Measuring and evidencing our impact helps us to demonstrate how we’re meeting this purpose, and to understand where we can do even better.

This report reviews our activities over the course of our financial year, ending 31st March 2020, and highlights the key areas where we focused our support and contributed more than £27 million in added social value.

Download the Social Impact Report