What Can You Expect?

A good learning environment

  • A learning environment where all learners and staff are valued equally, and where they can learn and work in an environment which is free from discrimination
  • A safe working environment where all learners and staff receive regular training in health & safety monitoring and compliance
  • A caring environment, where safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is prioritised and promoted
  • A fair environment, where equality is promoted & diversity is valued

Clear and accurate information on:

  • Education and training opportunities both within Alder Training and elsewhere
  • Entry requirements, course content and methods of delivery
  • Assessment methods and arrangements
  • Progress throughout the training programme
  • Progression routes
  • Support available
  • Success of previous learners
  • Inspection results
  • How to apply

Access to information, advice, guidance and counselling from specialist qualified staff

  • Information, advice & guidance to help you choose the most appropriate programme for you
  • An induction programme which effectively prepares learners for their training programme
  • Guidance on careers, apprenticeships and jobs and how to apply for them
  • Information on Further and Higher Education or training and how to apply
  • Support with financial matters and personal matters

Extra help and support for learning, if appropriate, provided by specialist professional staff

  • Thorough initial assessment to ensure individual learning styles are identified and built into each learners programme.
  • Variety of training resources.
  • Exam preparation support.
  • Functional skills support.
  • Support with special help or study needs.
  • Access to funding for childcare.
  • Support with personal problems.
  • Support with travel costs.
  • Support with resources required for your training programme e.g. textbooks, uniforms.

Learning opportunities that:

  • Take place in a safe, healthy, caring and friendly environment, free from bullying, harassment, abuse and discrimination, in which expectations are high and committed learners can achieve.
  • Have committed and professional staff
  • Have sessions that start and finish on time.
  • Have high quality teaching and training that suits learners needs, ability and experience.
  • Have regular, fair and accurate assessment.
  • Have regular reviews to discuss your progress and give constructive feedback and advice on how to improve.
  • Have access to well-equipped, up to date learning resources.