HSDC the only college in Hampshire rated excellent by employers in the training provider government survey which can be reviewed here (Source: gov.uk, April 2023)
We are proud to be trusted by employers large and small, working with businesses to identify their training needs and deliver flexible, high quality training programmes, with high levels of employer and learner satisfaction.
At HSDC we have a highly experienced team to support you from start to finish. From selecting programmes, recruiting the right candidates and delivering excellent training programmes, we are dedicated to ensuring every aspect of the journey meets your business needs.
Whether taking on a new member of staff or upskilling your current workforce, we can adapt our model from our classrooms to your workplace, provide staff to work on-site and offer bespoke, flexible delivery to meet your employee’s needs.
Apprentices will quickly give you a return on your investment through the development of sought after skills whilst undertaking on and off the job training. The apprenticeship also enables the apprentice to gain formal qualifications. The apprenticeship enables the apprentice to gain formal qualifications, whilst giving them the skills to help your business thrive.
They can benefit businesses in many ways, including:
The range of areas we provide Apprenticeships in include:
Whether taking on a new member of staff or upskilling your current workforce, the employer sits at the heart of the programme we develop for your apprentice. Speak to one of our expert Account Managers who will work with you to support your business needs.
CAN’T SEE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
Speak to one of our Apprenticeship Team who can provide further information and guidance, and answer any further questions you may have about the College’s wider offer.
Apprenticeship programmes vary greatly dependant on sector area and level, however all set out clear knowledge, skills and behaviours that support employment needs.
At HSDC, we deliver up to degree level, across several sectors and our team can work with you to design a package of training and qualifications to meet your business needs.
Below are the qualification levels we offer:
HIGHER LEVEL (FOUNDATION DEGREE EQUIVALENT)
Apprentices work towards work-based competencies and knowledge in order to achieve the Standard or Framework Qualifications at Level 4/5, such as an HNC & Level 4/5 Diploma, and any required Functional Skills.
ADVANCED LEVEL (A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)
Apprentices work towards work-based learning competencies and knowledge in order to achieve either the Standard or Framework Qualifications such as a Level 3 NVQ, and any required Functional skills.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (GCSE EQUIVALENT)
Apprentices work towards work-based competencies and knowledge in order to achieve the Standard or Framework Qualifications at Level 2, and any required Functional Skills.
Anyone aged 16 or over can become an Apprentice, even those with a degree can now retrain in a subject that is materially different from their original degree. The focus of an Apprenticeship is to develop industry specific skills. It is about the skills you need to learn, not the skills you already have.
Apprenticeships generally last between one and six years depending on the level and based on the Apprentice’s competence and experience. It is now possible to achieve degree and master level qualifications through an Apprenticeship.
We have developed a range of delivery options across most of our apprenticeship portfolio. Some Apprenticeships involve a combination of classroom taught sessions and work-based assessments to evidence skills in practice, others are delivered fully in the workplace.
As an employer, you are required to commit to 20% off-the-job training for both new Apprentices and existing staff starting an Apprenticeship to learn new skills. This requirement can be met by a number of different methods, including attending classroom taught sessions, spending time shadowing different departments and higher level positions, conducting research and working on assignments and portfolio work.
You will be involved in the shaping of the Apprenticeships for your business. For organisations that have a number of staff looking to upskill, HSDC will work with you to develop a bespoke Apprenticeship delivery model on your premises to meet your business needs.
WHAT DO I AS THE EMPLOYER NEED TO DO?
In order for your business to make the most of an Apprentice, you must have:
Contractually, you must commit to:
Depending on the size of your business and the age of your Apprentice, there may be a cost to take on an Apprentice. The Government set these costs based on the size of the business.
Under 50 employees
More than 50 employees (but don’t pay the Levy)
Levy Payer (payroll exceeds £3 million)
At HSDC we have a team of Employer Account Managers who are also happy to support you and discuss your individual needs and help with any funding queries you may have. HSDC may also be able to source Levy transfer funding for you. Please contact one of our Employer Account Managers for more information using the contact form on this page.
HSDC provides a comprehensive end-to-end recruitment service, which includes:
We also run: