Dynamic Training Ltd

Dynamic Training Uk Ltd

Dynamic Training promotes inclusive education with a focus on opportunities into work. We believe that every individual can be in employment. Our aim is to develop individuals who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by improving how these young people learn about themselves, the skills that are needed for life and the world of work.

Our staff team have been trained in systematic instruction, supported employment. Staff access continuous professional development opportunities to ensure we’re able to support individual needs. We are continuously building our networks to ensure the best support and opportunities are made available to students.

We focus on:

  • Supported internships
  • Inclusive apprenticeships
     

Our aims are:

To support with bridging the gap between education and employment by developing a hub within the college that links to business and industry, embedding career vocational assessment and education.

To support achievement in Preparing for Adulthood. The key drivers include “Careers guidance and access for education and training providers” (Jan 2018). Working in partnership with yourselves, we offer a stable careers programme, learning from career and labour market information, addressing the needs of each student, linking curriculum learning to careers, ensuring encounters with employers and employees, experiences of workplaces, encounters with further and higher education and personal guidance (Gatsby benchmarks).

Our commitment to you:
• We provide an integrated provision that involves stakeholders, partners and the community.
• A choice of progression pathways.
• Maintain support across the life of the course or until the young person is established in the labour market.
• Ensure access to support and relevant developmental activities.
• Involve families in the transition.
• Provide encounters and experience with employers, working people and workplaces.
• Ensure career and employability learning and support continues in the workplace.

 

Supported Internships

My Career Programme is our Supported Internship Programme

It is carefully mapped to a student’s vocational profile. All students will be able to choose their career pathway, having previously experienced the variety of jobs available in our “my future and my choice” provision.

The supported internship programme provides each student with the opportunity to work for a length of time in a workplace with a job coach developing the key skills required.

Supported internships may then progress into paid employment or an inclusive apprenticeship on an apprentice wage.

Where required, supported internships may continue to develop and achieve a student's Functional Skills in maths and English.

WEEKS 1-4

This will involve: • Vocational profiling – Identifying a student’s skills and interests • Initial assessments and diagnostics including English and maths Functional Skills - Identifying areas a student may need support with • All about me workbook – each student completes this workbook telling us all about themselves. In addition, a student will take part in pre-placement activities that support their learning in the workplace and aredesigned to meet their individual needs such as: • Social Skills • Personal and Social Development • Citizenship • Relationships • Employability Skills • Preparing for adulthood • Healthy Living

WEEKS 5-12

All students will be introduced to the working environment. Students who feel ready for an employment opportunity will begin their three-day supported placement. For students who require additional support, they will receive a more gradual approach to work placement. Work placements will include support from job coaches in the work place and the employer engagement team. With reviews taking place every 4 weeks.

WEEKS 13-39

All students will be on work placement, 3 days per week, supported by our job coaches. Additional support is available at the College for reviews, goal setting and learner / parent ongoing support and for learners who are continuing to develop their Functional Skills.

Eligibility:Learners aged 16-23 with an EHCP.

 

Inclusive apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training. Apprentices earn while they learn, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role whilst studying for nationally recognised qualification.

An apprentice will have an individualised learning and support plan to ensure a successful learner journey, this may include increased support visits, a job coach, equipment to aid learning and skill development. Every individual is unique therefore each apprentice will have a bespoke plan to achieve.

Dynamic Training, working in partnership with employers, offer apprenticeships in Health & Social Care, Business Administration and Customer Service. Inclusive apprenticeships can be delivered as a taught group model in a workplace or on a one to one coaching model in the workplace.

Who is eligible to be an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are open to a wide range of people, including those with a disability, health condition or learning disability. Everyone aged 16 or over, entitled to live in England and who are no longer in full time education can apply to be an apprentice. Apprenticeships are open to those looking to enter the world of work or for those who are already in the workplace looking to upskill or retrain.

How is an apprentice supported?

On starting an apprenticeship, an apprentice will be appointed an in-house mentor. This will typically be a senior member of staff who will provide the apprentice with guidance and support throughout the term of the apprenticeship. In addition, the apprentice will be allocated an Assessor from Dynamic Training (and a Job Coach subject to location and availability) who will support both the apprentice and their employer throughout the apprenticeship. A structured programme will be created to ensure an apprentice develops the skills to do a job well.

Almost all apprenticeships can be made accessible and having additional needs shouldn’t restrict people’s job choices. Employers, along with Colleges and Universities and training providers, have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people, and therefore should be able to provide additional support during training.

The government Access to Work scheme can provide grants to pay towards specialist equipment and support costs within the workplace, such as a job coach or support worker. For these reasons, apprenticeships can be a great route for individuals with additional needs to get skilled jobs.

What are the entry requirements for apprenticeships?

Inclusive apprenticeships have been designed for individuals who have a recognised learning difficulty and /or disability and have a Health and Care (EHC) Plan. Apprentices will be required to achieve from entry level 3 up to level 2 functional skills in math and English (unless exempt) as part of the apprenticeship. In addition, employers may specify candidate requirements within the details of an apprenticeship vacancy.

How much does an apprentice earn?

An apprentice’s salary will depend on their employer, location and the apprenticeship job role. There is no single rate of pay for apprentices. Some employers pay more than the national minimum wage for apprentices.

Apprentices employed on apprenticeship fixed term contracts are entitled to the current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice of £3.70 per hour (as of April 2018). This rate applies to apprentice’s aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year of their apprenticeship. An apprentice over the age of 19 who has completed the first 12 months of training will be entitled to the current National Minimum Wage rate for their age. An apprentice must be paid for their normal hours of work and any training that is part of the apprenticeship

Year

25 and over

21 to 24

18 to 20

Under 18

Apprentice

April 2018

£7.83

£7.38

£5.90

£4.20

£3.70

 

How long does an apprenticeship take?

The duration of an apprenticeship can vary depending on the type of apprenticeship. The minimum length of an apprenticeship at Level 2 (Intermediate) is 12 months, however for higher and degree level apprenticeships, this will increase to up to 5 years. 

What are apprenticeship levels?

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

GCSE

Advanced

3

A level

Higher

4,5,6 and 7

Foundation degree and above

Degree

6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree

 

How many hours a week, does an apprentice work?

Working hours vary and depend on the requirements of the employer. An apprenticeship duration is based on an apprentice being employed for a minimum of 30 paid hours per week, including any off the job training. However, this does not apply in every circumstance and where an apprentice works reduced weekly hours, the apprenticeship will be extended to take account of this.

What holiday entitlement does an apprentice have? 

An apprentice will be entitled to the same holiday as the rest of the employees, typical entitlement is 20 days paid holiday per year plus bank holidays.

Contact Details
Regions: 
Locations
Dynamic Training Ltd
Redwood College
485 Greenford Road
Greenford
UB6 8SR