Yorkshire and the Humber Quality Award winners

Yorkshire and the Humber Quality Award winners

Provider: York College

Programme: Functional Skills

Website information

Improving Maths – York College

Improving English – York College

Contacts

Julie Ainsworth – [email protected]

Tel:

01904 770400

Further information: York College has worked with a range of unions including PCS, Usdaw and RMT to deliver creative writing, family history, English and maths, and literacy. The College is firmly committed to working with unions. The improving Maths and English courses are tailored for those who have been out of education for some time and wish to improve their skills and confidence.


Provider: East Riding College (Hull site)

Programme: Trade union studies

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Trade Union Studies – East Riding College

Contacts

Dave Prodham – [email protected]

Role

Course coordinator

Tel:

01482 382545

Further information: The Trade Union Studies unit has been working with local unions for many years and has successfully run the full range of TUC courses, as well as drafting bespoke ones at the request of unions. These courses are run both at the stand-alone facilities at the centre, or delivered in other locations when the learners prefer this.


Provider: POA Learning, Hatfield

Programme: European Computer Driving Licence

Website information

POA Learning

Contacts

Ellen Schofield – [email protected]

Role

Centre manager

Tel:

01405 817153

Further information: Hatfield Learning Centre is part of a national organisation, POA Learning, which is funded by the Union Learning Fund. There are currently 9 regional learning centres, one in each of the HMPS regions and a network of link centres at another 40 establishments. POA Learning offers a variety of learning opportunities and IAG to HMPS staff, their families, friends and the wider community. Hatfield was one of the first centres opened by POA Learning and over the years has achieved many successes with its learner achievements.


Provider: Barnsley College

Programme: Food and drink manufacturing

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Barnsley College

Contacts

Nikki Jones – [email protected]

Role

Assistant Principal

Tel:

01709 722730

Further information: The College has an Employer Responsiveness Unit that takes a lead for external communications with employers and stakeholders. This unit effectively supports the curriculum departments and works in partnership with employers and unions to provide training solutions and address current and future skills needs in the workplace.

The college has a history of offering a range of full and part time Apprenticeships, Train to Gain and bespoke provision across a range of sectors including Food and Drink Manufacturing.


Provider: Leeds City College

Programme: Fire Brigades Union Education and Union Learning Partnership

Website information

Trade Union Studies Centre at Leeds City College
Fire Brigades Union Education & Lifelong Learning – Region 4

Contacts

John Botterill – [email protected]

Role

Head of department

Tel:

0113 216 2452

Further information: Learners come from a range of TUC-affiliated trade unions including ASLEF, Accord, BECTU, UNISON, GMB, CWU, PCS, RMT, TSSA, SCP, SoR, Prospect, Unite, POA, ACM, UCU, ATL, NASUWT, NUT, UCATT, USDAW, and has specifically delivered the FBU course offer for several years.


Provider: Qube Learning

Programme: Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Team Leading, and Management and Customer Services

Contacts

Claire Ibbotson – [email protected]

Role

Head of corporate sales

Tel:

01 01235 833 838

Further information: Established in 1999, Qube Learning specialises in vocational qualifications, core skills and short courses. It works with hundreds of employers across the country delivering a range of training and qualifications to a multitude of learners in a wide range of industries.

Numerous contracts have been funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the majority of one-to-one courses are supported by government funding and in many cases can be free of charge. Programmes are related to job roles and therefore learning occurs in the workplace; Qube takes a flexible approach to ensure both employer and learner needs are met.


Provider: JT Development Solutions Ltd

Programme: Finance, customer service, business administration, logistics, management, IT and retail

Website information

JTDS

Contacts

Tracey Karim – [email protected]

Tel:

0113 2709637

Further information: The company mission is to "To develop individuals to release their potential and increase productivity through the outstanding provision of Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships and Career Development courses". The company builds development programmes for businesses throughout the UK. Working with Unite the Union, JTDS has established and developed relationships with Barclays Bank, Yorkshire Bank and Aviva.