Virtual National Apprenticeship Week a Success!

This year, we had to take our National Apprenticeship Week events online. But that didn’t stop us having a successful week.

Get Up and Go 2021 Stats:

  • 1155 viewers on the day of the broadcast.
  • 879 On Demand views of the videos to date.
  • 16 schools/ colleges registered for the event.

If you would like to have a look at the event, this is still available until the end of March here!

Or if you would like to visit our National Apprenticeship Week page, this is available here!

Social Care Sector Based Work Academy

Employment and Skills are delighted to announce a new Sector Based Work Academy (SWAP) in the Health and Social Care industry!

The Social Care Academy is a programme for adults aged 18+ who are eligible to take part in employment programmes, or those undergoing a career change and who want to learn more about working in health and social care. It will introduce the participants to some basic concepts of caring and help them to prepare for employment in the social care sector.

This is a 4-week programme which includes NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification: Level 2 Food Safety and Local Authority Safeguarding training.

It is an ideal taster for learners who may be new to the sector with topics included: –

  • Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Personal Development
  • Person Centred Approaches
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Communication
  • Safeguarding & Protection
  • Duty of Care
  • Handling Information & Confidentiality
  • Health & Safety including Manual Handling; Risk assessment; Fire Safety; COSHH)

Benefits to learners

  • Individualised tutorial and one-to-one sessions with tutor to support.
  • L2 qualification giving you some knowledge of working in social care sector.
  • Links to local employers in the sector and opportunity for virtual tour / meeting.
  • Support with CV and application writing.
  • Practice Interview techniques
  • Guaranteed interview with a local employer.
  • Additional training to give you employment edge.
  • Access to dedicated tutor with experience of working in the sector.
  • Real working scenarios and case studies giving you a sense of the roles in social care sector.
  • Access to video / training materials and online training sessions with tutor.

Benefits to employers

  • Candidates will have L2 NCFE / CACHE recognised qualification which links to elements of the Care Certificate.
  • Qualification can be recognised as pre-apprenticeship training for the L2 Adult Social Care Worker. (knowledge elements).
  • Candidates will have DBS checks done with North Tyneside Council.
  • Candidates will complete North Tyneside Council approved Safeguarding training.
  • L2 Food Safety Certificate funded by NT council.
  • Candidate will have completed infection control training and donning and doffing PPE procedures.
  • References

 

For further information contact:

Jude Conlon – Course Tutor  jude.conlon@northtyneside.gov.uk

Gemma Williams – Programme Manager gemma.williams@northtyneside.gov.uk

Staff help with vaccination efforts!

Barbara Vickers, an IT tutor in the Employment and Skills service, wanted to help out with the pandemic and put her time to good use!
So, she decided to sign up to help with the vaccination effort in North Tyneside as a volunteer, greeting and assisting residents who arrive at the centre to get sorted and ready for their vaccine, ensuring that they are kept safe throughout!

Whilst volunteering, Barbara was interviewed by VODA about why she decided to become a volunteer at the vaccination centres. She said she was really excited to be a part of history and she loved seeing how happy and excited everyone was to get their vaccines done. She was particularly excited for the future, where her new baby granddaughter could say that her Grandma had done her bit to stop the pandemic.

Employment and Skills would like to say thank you to Barbara, and all the other volunteers for all their help making history and for their help getting North Tyneside’s residents protected against COVID-19 and one step closer to normality!

Barbara getting ready to help!

You can watch the full interview here to find out what Barbara has to say about volunteering here.

If you need more information on vaccination, of COVID-19, please visit here.

 

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

For National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we’ve had to do things a bit differently due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.  But don’t worry, we’ve still got plenty planned for you this week, including our usual Get up and Go event on Saturday the 13th of February, which we have taken online this year.

Just like every year you will be able to chat to a range of employers about the types of apprenticeships offered by their organisation, and you can see how they have adapted to remote working and how they will be able to support you as an apprentice during the pandemic. We will also have our friendly Connexions advisers on hand to answer any general questions you have if you are considering an apprenticeship.

Alongside this, we will also be using our dedicated NAW2021 page, to promote daily partner profiles from a range of local and national businesses including:

  • The NHS
  • Accenture
  • Barnardo’s
  • Lomax
  • Tyne Coast College

They will be showcasing what life is like working for them, and what opportunities are available for future apprentices.

On Tuesday, the NHS will also be hosting their own virtual apprenticeship event, so you can see opportunities available for you within the health service.

Free Distance Learning Courses – Available Now!!

The service continues to provide Adult Learning and training for Apprentices with Tutors providing online learning resources to ensure we continue to meet your learning and skills needs. To check start dates and to enrol on our FREE distance learning courses e-mail curriculum.support@northtyneside.gov.uk or call 0191 6432288 and leave a message.

We are adding new courses to undertake via distance learning all of the time. The current courses we have available are listed below. Click on them to find out more about the course:

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Back to Work Service

North Tyneside Council’s Employment and Skills Service has launched a new free Back to Work Service to assist local businesses and residents with employment and skills support during this difficult period.

If you are a business in North Tyneside seeking support with recruitment, retention of staff or skills and training advice.

If you are resident requiring careers information, advice and guidance, employment support, training or help with searching for and securing a job.

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Adult Learner Awards 2020

Unfortunately, we couldn’t hold our usual celebration to appreciate the great achievements of our adult learners, but we wanted to ensure that their achievements don’t go unrecognised.

Over the past year, they have worked immensely hard to earn their qualifications and continue their studies, despite unprecedented and difficult circumstances.

There were four awards up for grabs, and the winners were:

  • Adam Rutherford, winner of the English and Maths Learner of the Year award
  • Shay Raper, winner of the Jeanette Hedley Apprentice of the Year award
  • Daniel Barber, winner of the Young Leader of the Year award
  • Antoyha Amis, winner of the Sandra Girvan Adult Learner of the Year award

This year, we asked all of our award winners, as well as those who were highly commended, to take photos with their awards, or record short video messages. You can watch the video here:

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