Prevista contract success: ‘Supply of Skills Support For the Workforce and Redundancy Support’ – Hertfordshire LEP

Prevista is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract to deliver the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contract ‘Supply of Skills Support For the Workforce and Redundancy Support’ contract in the Hertfordshire LEP region.

For this contract we will use our extensive local employer network to identify learners who require in-work upskilling support which will contribute to them gaining a qualification. We will deliver services and activities which will enable them to gain a recognised accredited qualification, providing bespoke training courses which will enhance their skills, increase the competitiveness of the employer’s business and boost the local economy in Hertfordshire.

We will provide a flexible service for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal settings, upgrading their knowledge, skills and competencies, and promoting flexible pathways including careers guidance and the validation of acquired competencies to enable them to pursue a more ambitious career to improve their livelihoods.

For any information regarding our delivery please contact Salik Miah, Director of Performance at Salikm@prevista.co.uk

Prevista ESF Skills Support for the Unemployed success – Coast to Capital LEP

Prevista is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract to deliver the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contract ‘Skills Support For the Unemployed’ contract in the Coast to Capital LEP region.

We will deliver an innovative programme which supports activity to increase the labour market participation of Coast to Capital residents which will improve social inclusion and mobility across the region. This will include delivering a bespoke support and vocational support training programme, complemented by Work Experience or Work “Tasters”, to local residents aged 16+ who are seeking to return to the labour market. Activities will support residents to overcome the barriers they may face when moving into work (including self-employment) to enable them to progress onto a range of positive outcomes including employment, education, apprenticeships or traineeships.

All services and activities have been designed to meet the priorities identified by the Coast to Capital LEP.

For any information regarding our delivery please contact Susan Duncan, Director of Performance at Susan.Duncan@smart-training.com

ESF Supporting NEETs London South

Prevista is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract to deliver the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contract ‘Skills Support For Those who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET’ across South London.

We will use our rich experience and expertise from delivering similar services across South London to deliver an innovative programme which will transform the lives of local young people aged 15-24 and enable them to progress successfully into a variety of educational and employment routes, including Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Using our fixed premises in Merton and Croydon, as well as our outreach sites across Sutton, Richmond and Kingston we will use our established relationships with local stakeholders such as Local Authority Service Teams, employers and Community Groups to enable us to respond to the needs of each young person with tailored support to ensure they move into the most beneficial placement.

Prevista’s Youth Services Lead, Mohamed Reffas, comments:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to support young people from South London to thrive and progress in the opportunities we will provide for them. With our growing Apprenticeship and Traineeship provision in South London and highly successful employer engagement work we have a rich variety of progression options to support our young people with.”

If you would like further information on this programme please contact mohamedr@prevista.co.uk

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DWP ESF Hertfordshire LEP Contract Success

Prevista is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract from the Department of Work and Pensions to deliver a two year programme which will support the upskilling of Health & Social Care learners and drive local productivity and growth in the Hertfordshire LEP region. Through our ‘Growing Care for Skills’ programme we will deliver services and activities which will improve learners’ basic skills and support them to achieve either a Level 2 qualification, or gain Level 3 qualifications which can lead to further higher Apprenticeships.

Through the delivery of this pan-LEP programme we will deliver provision which enhances learners’ access to lifelong learning and takes participants through a tailored, flexible journey which upgrades their knowledge, skills and competence and upskills them to gain higher wages and enhances their personal and professional career prospects.

This contract will support our growing provision in the Hertfordshire LEP region which has recently included the successful delivery of the ESF Skills Support for the Workforce programme.

Prevista’s Director of Operations, Salik Miah, comments:

“I am delighted with the opportunity to utilise our infrastructure and partnerships to deliver this service for learners in Hertfordshire. We have developed excellent links with local employers and key stakeholders and will deliver this programme to transform the lives of residents in Hertfordshire”.

Slough Borough Contract Early Years Contract Success

Prevista is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract from Slough Borough Council to deliver an exciting and innovative programme which will support the upskilling of local learners from a wide diversity of backgrounds to undertake Children and Young People Level 2 and Early Years Educator Level 3 qualifications. Delivering this programme will ensure we support Slough Borough Council’s local strategy to improve local productivity and growth in the local region.

This contract will support our growing provision in local Slough borough and Thames Valley LEP area.

Prevista’s Director of Operations, Salik Miah, comments:

“I am delighted with this opportunity to enhance our Early Years provision in Slough. As a leading provider for the Early Years sector we deliver a wide range of hugely innovative activities and services which enables learners to progress, thrive and transform their lives’’.

Prevista’s new Sales Executive Level 4 Apprenticeship

“Prevista’s Sales Executive Apprenticeship has been co-designed by businesses to support their specific needs and will help transform the industry. This ensures we will deliver the key skills every salesperson requires to succeed.” (James Clements Smith, Managing Director).

Prevista will be delivering the government’s new apprenticeship programme for sales executives across the UK. We will support employers to become world leaders in producing professional, qualified salespeople. The role will include leading end-to-end sales interaction with customers and managing sales internally within their organisation.

Prevista Sales Apprenticeship will be tailored to the aspirations of your team. We will support you to promote the sales function of your business as a professional vocation and make a hugely positive impact on the performance of your team as you deliver sustainable improvements in sales performance.
We have partnered with the Association of Professional Sales (APS) as the Trailblazer Group for the Level 4 Sales Executive Standard. The APS is a leading community for sales people, continually working to raise the standards and professionalism of the sales industry.

An employer’s Sales team are the people driving your company’s growth. Prevista’s new Sales Executive Level 4 Apprenticeship will develop your salespeople to ensure that the time, energy and money you invest reaps the right rewards, blending the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required for success.
Our compelling delivery offer will ensure you benefit from a more productive, loyal and motivated workforce. We will improve your team’s understanding of product knowledge, customer relationships, competitor analysis as well as organisation, presentation, negotiation and team working development.
What’s our secret? Find out how the Sales Executive Apprenticeship Level 4 could benefit your organisation through reading below and contracting our Head of Learning, Cathleen Hassett, at Cathleen.hassett@smart-training.com

Prevista’s will be delivering the programme from April 2019. For more information about the course and eligibility click here.

‘Sales Apprenticeships offer value to your business… helping you build revenue, increase staff retention and enhance brand positioning’. Ben Turner, Association of Professional Sales

Prevista maintains Matrix accreditation

Following an independent inspection from Matrix this month, we are pleased to announce that Prevista has maintained our Matrix accreditation for another year.

The Matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations delivering information, advice and guidance (IAG) and provides a benchmarking against best practice. The IAG given to our customers helps support them in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

“The provision of high quality, impactful IAG to the people we teach and support is paramount to empowering them to achieve their individual aspirations. Prevista takes great pride in giving learners the knowledge and tools to succeed at work and in wider life. The Matrix assessor emphasised how well we have integrated as one provider since the acquisition of Smart Training, whilst maintaining our excellent learner focus with regards to IAG.” Simon Tate, Head of Quality at Prevista

SMART Training Open Day – 25th September 2018

Smart Training has helped hundreds of 16-18 year olds find entry into employment, Apprenticeship opportunities or supported getting them into their chosen college if they didn’t meet the required entry requirements. We promise to spend one day a week helping you to get ready for the world of work, support your Functional skills abilities in Maths and English, plus two days voluntary placements in your chosen industry with constructive feedback and the possibility of finding employment. To help with all this we can also pay towards your travel costs, lunch and even free breakfast on your study day. We have rich experience and expertise gained from working with a wide variety of employers including The Great British Library, Just IT, Blue Inc, Snappy Snaps, to name just a few!

We are very pleased to announce that we are opening a new group in the London Borough of Southwark and will be running an Open Day on September 25th From 10am until 4pm at John Harvard Library 211 Borough High Street SE1 1JA where people can come along and get a better understanding of what we deliver. Last year we helped 80% of our Trainees move forward with their career and life goals.

To book in to see one of our specialist Account Managers, please email Start@Smart-Training.com or call them 0203 700 4294 or just feel free to pop along!

Prevista Professional Development Platform App now available

Prevista is delighted to announce the launch of our new professional development platform app, available on all Apple and Android devices.

This gives learners access their Prevista/Abintegro account and all the employability resources anywhere, at any time. Available resources include:

Employer and career coach videos

Career assessments

Hundreds of e-learning courses

Industry reports

CV, cover letter & elevator pitch builders

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