The Results Are In! 

The results are in from the 16/17 Learner Satisfaction Survey are in and Fareport has received a whopping 90% Learner Approval Rating!  
 
This puts Fareport in the Top Ten of all 556 providers in the country! 
 
We would like to thank all Fareport's staff and learners for their continued hard work and support.  

Apprenticeships at The East of England Co-op 

Following a successful pilot, the largest independent retailer in the region, the East of England Co-op, are excited to be launching an Apprenticeship scheme across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, to help develop and retain local talent. Click here for more information. 

Theo Paphitis Retail Group 

The Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG) has been recognised in the Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list as announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards. The annual list identifies excellence in businesses that employ apprentices and it is a great honour to be selected. It is a reflection on the hard work of the staff in TPRG, the staff here at Fareport Training, as the training provider for TPRG and all of the apprentices. To find out more click here 
Ruth Cole and Sandra Dearling at the National Apprenticeship Awards
Ruth Cole - Project Manager - Fareport Training 
Sandra Dearling - Group Head of Learning & Development - Theo Paphitis Retail Group 
Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers on stage
The top 100 Apprenticeship Employers. 

Keep up to date with our latest news, events and training dates  #GetInGoFar campaign highlights achievement of local apprentices 

In 2014-2015 2,560 apprenticeship starts were made in the Gosport constituency, which was the 3rd highest number of starts amongst all other English constituencies. Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage launched an Inspiring Apprentices campaign, drawing attention to the immense value of apprenticeships in the Gosport area. Caroline has been publishing inspiring biographies of current Gosport apprentices to highlight the diverse and rewarding work taking place. 
 
On the 24th of October two more inspiring apprentices from Gosport are being profiled as a part of local MP Caroline Dinenage’s #GetInGoFar campaign. 
 
Hannah Bentley, 40, started a Level 5 apprenticeship last October. She is now the manager of Redclyffe House Learning Disabilities Home in Gosport and was proud to oversee a good in all areas CQC inspection. 
 
Matthew Close, 19, is a warehouse operative in Gosport, completing a warehousing NVQ. He reports how this apprenticeship has taught him the skills of using a fork lift, palletising and other warehousing jobs, so he is ready to be a supervisor. 
 
Commenting, Caroline said: 
“Hannah and Matthew are doing two very different apprenticeships, but both are gaining the specialised skills they need to add value to the organisation for which they work. As a former business owner myself, I know how important it is to have staff experienced and trained to provide the services you need. This brings huge benefits to the business and offers the apprentices great opportunities for career progression." 
 
On the 31st of October another Fareport apprentice has also been recognised for their hard work: 
 
Samantha Buckley, 26, has completed a Business Administration Diploma whilst workingas a Receptionist at Alver Vets in Gosport "I chose an apprenticeship to help enhance my business admin skills within my receptionist role. It will benefit me and the company. It will also help to develop my skills for future progression. I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone because you can earn as you learn! It is hands on and not just sitting in a class room stuck in a text book." 
 
You can read Hannah, Matthew's, Samantha's and other Fareport Apprentice biographies in full, here
Zoe Little with certificate
Massive Fareport congratulations go out to our lead care assessor, Zoe Little, who has recently qualified as an IQA.  
Jo Jackson with certificate
Another round of congratulations go to Jo Jackson who has recently qualified as a Care Assessor.  

Theo Paphitis Retail Group wins at National Apprenticeship Awards 

Congratulations to Theo Paphitis Retail Group who were Highly Commended in the Rolls-Royce Award for Newcomer Large Employer Category at the National Apprenticeships Awards 2016, supported by Fareport Training to deliver the apprenticeships accross TPRG. 
 
The National Apprenticeship Service challenged the nation's top apprenticeship employers to come forward and show how apprenticeships have made a real difference to them. Now in their thirteenth year, the National Apprenticeship Awards are an opportunity to highlight the many success stories and the benefits of apprentieships. 
Collecting the Award for Highly Commended in the Newcomer Large Employer Category:
 
Collecting the Award for Highly Commended in the Newcomer Large Employer Category: 
Sandra Dearling - Group Head of Learning & Development - Theo Paphitis Retail Group 
Zena Cala - Head of National Accounts - National Apprenticeship Service 
Ruth Cole - Project Manager - Fareport Training 

Fareport Training awarded Quality Mark by National Skills Academy for Health 

The Quality Mark is awarded to healthcare employers and training providers that are delivering outstanding training for the health sector. It provides a robust process for measuring the quality of training and learning and allows organisations to benchmark their provision against a recognised audit standard. 
 
Marinos Paphitis, Chairman of Fareport Training, said: “Fareport Training are delighted to have been awarded the Quality Mark for the high quality training we provide across the health sector. 
“This reflects the excellent work done by all the team at Fareport in constantly striving to maintain our reputation as the training provider of choice for local employers and in maintaining our ‘Outstanding’ status.” 
 
Fareport Training’s Quality Mark assessment report stated that: “Throughout the assessment process Fareport staff and learners demonstrated the values that underpin person-centred approaches… Observations of teaching showed that learners are at the heart of thinking and planning and the individual needs, wishes and preferences of learners are considered by all at Fareport.” 
Candace Miller presents Fareport Training’s Quality Mark
Candace Miller presents Fareport Training’s Quality Mark award to Jodie Clark, Care Team Manager; Zoe Little, Lead Learning and Development Coordinator; and Ruth Cole, Quality, Practice and Policies Manager. 
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Marinos Paphitis and Nigel Duncan launch Solent Leadership Academy

Solent Leadership Academy Set to Develop Future Managers in the Solent Region 

A new management training provision, The Solent Leadership Academy, is being launched this month as part of a joint venture between Fareham College and Fareport Training Organisation. 
The initiative, supported by the Solent LEP, aims to raise the skill levels of managers in the Solent area through the provision of work-based training supplemented by regular master classes covering a range of management topics. Planned to run over two years, the initiative is designed to increase the proportion of local managers with a Level 4 and 5 Leadership and Management qualification, with training aimed at supervisors and middle managers who are looking to develop their skills in order to prepare for senior management roles. 
 
As stated in the LEP skills strategy, leadership and management skills strongly correlate to business growth and success and play a significant role in influencing employee performance and enhancing business competitiveness. Evidence shows that investment in leadership and management has a positive impact on bottom line business performance. The Solent Leadership Academy, partly funded by the Solent LEP, delivers training through a higher apprenticeship model, providing a highly cost effective solution for local employers to support their workforce in achieving this objective. 
 
Principal of Fareham College, Nigel Duncan says: 
 
“Investing in developing the management skills of the work force is a key way of ensuring the future success of business. The qualifications offered by the Solent Leadership Academy are designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals who are looking to progress and take on greater responsibility, and offers businesses a cost-effective way to develop a highly qualified, ambitious work force that will undoubtedly lead to overall business improvement and increased productivity.” 
 
As well as delivering qualifications to enhance individual and business prospects, the Leadership Academy aims to provide highly flexible training to coincide with the requirements of both employers and learners. Learning is primarily work based, with regular support provided by tutors via an e-portfolio and regular visits to meet with the learner and devise an action plan for the completion of evidence-based assignments – all assignments relate directly to the application of management principles to the learner’s current working practice for maximum benefit to their immediate role and organisation. 
 
Marinos Paphitis, Chairman of Fareport Training Organisation, says: 
 
“Managers who undertake this training will develop core management techniques to drive better results, become more proficient in their ability to lead, motivate, inspire and develop the skills for strategic leadership as well as day-to-management. Applicable to any sector or industry, this training is ideal for those already working in a managerial role and looking to consolidate their experience into a recognised qualification to increase their prospects and contribution to business.” 
Fareham College, Fareport Training and Solent LEP logos
£1500 age grant advert
Recruit an Apprentice today and you could be entitled to a grant of up to £1500. 
We have received confirmation that Ministers and HM Treasury have formally agreed the following package of reforms for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers: 
 
1. Pay the employers the full amount of £1500 13 weeks after the apprentice starts, instead of two instalments of £750 at weeks 8 and 52. 
 
2. Extend the scheme to mid-sized businesses with up to 1000 employees, with the proviso that at least 50% of the grants (20,000 of the 40,000 grants available) should still be targeted at SMEs (companies employing no more than 250 employees). 
 
3. Increase the number of grants a single employer can claim to 10, up from the current limit of three. 
 
4. Relax the rule informally known as the "3 year rule" so that an employer will be eligible for AGE if they have not employed an apprentice in the last 12 months. 

The Levy is coming 

In the budget of July 2015, the Chancellor announced that the government would introduce an Apprentice levy for large employers to fund the Apprenticeship programme in the UK. We will keep you up to date as more details are released. if you would like to speak to us about levy and how it will impact your business please get in touch.  
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The National Minimum Wage for apprentices within the first year of their Apprenticeship has increased to £3.30 per hour. 

Apprenticeships: Benefits to Your Business  (Skills Funding Agency, 2014) 

Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your business, helping to improve productivity and competitiveness. More than 100,000 businesses, in over 160,000 workplaces, currently use apprenticeships to attract new talent, re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages. If you are interested in employing an apprentice, please visit the Business is Great website. 
 
This contains information and helpful resources for businesses new to apprenticeships or looking to develop an existing programme. 
Apprenticehip in Fashion Buyings ASOS

Why not recruit an Apprentice this year? 

An Apprentice can help support your business needs, whether it be in Business Administration, Childcare or Health & Social Care. Fareport can help to recruit and support an Apprentice whilst they are undertaking a Nationally Recognised Qualification. Unlike other providers, we work on a roll on, roll off basis therefore you do not need to wait until September to begin your search for an Apprentice. You can start as early as next week. For more information on how an Apprentice can help you please contact us on 01329 825805 or email us at info@fareport.co.uk 

Functional Skills Training Timetable 

Training is for current learners only, if you plan on attending any of the training listed below, please notify Irena or Justine on 01329 825805 or via email on info@fareport.co.uk  

March 2017 

DAY 
DATE 
TIME 
SUBJECT 
Wednesday 
01.03.2017 
1pm – 3pm 
Functional Skills workshop 
Friday 
03.03.2017 
9am till 10:45 
Exams at 11am and 1pm 
English teaching session (advanced and pre-test), then English tests 
Monday 
06.03.2017 
9am till noon, 
exam at 1pm 
Maths teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Monday 
13.03.2017 
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:45pm 
Scheduled exams - English and technical certificate tests 
Thursday 
16.03.2017 
9am – 11am 
Functional Skills workshop 
Friday 
24.03.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
ICT teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Tuesday 
28.03.2017 
1pm – 3pm 
Functional Skills workshop 
Wednesday 
29.03.2017 
9am till 10:45 
Exams at 11am and 1pm 
English teaching session (advanced and pre-test), then English tests 
May 2017 
DAY 
DATE 
TIME 
SUBJECT 
Wednesday 
03.05.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
ICT teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Thursday 
04.05.2017 
1pm – 3pm 
Functional Skills workshop 
Thursday 
11.05.2017 
9am till 10:45 
exams at 11am and 1pm 
English teaching session (advanced and pre-test), then English tests 
Friday 
12.05.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
Maths teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Saturday 
13.05.2017 
9:30 till noon, 
Exams in afternoon 
Functional skills training and exams 
Tuesday 
16.05.2017 
9am – 11am 
Functional Skills workshop 
Wednesday 
17.05.2017 
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:45pm 
Scheduled exams - English and technical certificate tests 
Monday 
22.05.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
ICT teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Thursday 
25.05.2017 
1pm – 3pm 
Functional Skills workshop 
Tuesday 
30.05.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
Maths teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 

July 2017 

DAY  
DATE 
TIME 
SUBJECT 
Friday 
07.07.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
ICT teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Monday 
10.07.2017 
9am till 10:45 
exams at 11am and 1pm 
English teaching session (advanced and pre-test), then English tests 
Thursday 
13.07.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
Maths teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Saturday 
15.07.2017 
9:30 till noon, 
Exams in afternoon 
Functional skills training and exams 
Tuesday 
18.06.2017 
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:45pm 
Scheduled exams - English and technical certificate tests 
Thursday 
20.07.2017 
9am – 11am 
Functional Skills workshop 
Tuesday 
25.07.2017 
1pm – 3pm 
Functional Skills workshop 
Thursday 
27.07.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
ICT teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 

April 2017 

DAY 
DATE 
TIME 
SUBJECT 
Monday 
03.04.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
Maths teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Thursday 
06.04.2017 
9am – 11am 
Thursday 06.04.2017 9am – 11am Functional Skills workshop 
Tuesday 
11.04.2017 
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:45pm 
Scheduled exams - English and technical certificate tests 
Saturday 
08.04.2017 
9:30 till noon, 
Exams in afternoon 
Functional skills training and exams 
Wednesday 
12.04.2017 
1pm – 3pm 
Functional Skills workshop 
Thursday 
13.04.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
ICT teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Friday 
21.04.2017 
9am till 10:45 
exams at 11am and 1pm 
9am till 10:45 
exams at 11am and 1pm 
Monday 
24.04.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
Maths teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Thursday 
27.04.2017 
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:45pm 
Scheduled exams - English and technical certificate tests 
Friday 
28.04.2017 
9am – 11am 
Functional Skills workshop 

June 2017 

DAY 
DATE 
TIME 
SUBJECT 
Friday 
02.06.2017 
9am till 10:45 
exams at 11am and 1pm 
English teaching session (advanced and pre-test), then English tests 
Monday 
05.06.2017 
9am – 11am 
Functional Skills workshop 
Friday 
09.06.2017 
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:45pm 
Scheduled exams - English and technical certificate tests 
Saturday 
10.06.2017 
9:30 till noon, 
Exams in afternoon 
Functional skills training and exams 
Tuesday 
13.06.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
ICT teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Thursday 
15.06.2017 
1pm – 3pm 
Functional Skills workshop 
Monday 
19.06.2017 
9am till 10:45 
exams at 11am and 1pm 
English teaching session (advanced and pre-test), then English tests 
Thursday 
22.06.2017 
9am till noon, exam at 1pm 
Maths teaching session (advanced and pre-test) 
Wednesday 
28.06.2017 
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2:45pm 
Scheduled exams - English and technical certificate tests 
Friday 
30.06.2017 
9am – 11am 
Functional Skills workshop 

 

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