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DERWENTSIDE COLLEGE

UKPRN:
10001934

About this provider

Derwentside College is based in Consett, County Durham and is relentless in its focus to develop its apprentices as well as its service to employers.

We have an innovative approach to employer engagement which has helped to make us one of the largest and most successful apprenticeship providers in the country.

In 2015-16 we worked with around 1,100 employers to deliver training to 5,800 apprentices, and we were in the top 10% nationally for our volume of higher apprenticeships.

Derwentside College has been at the forefront in promoting the Apprenticeship Reforms to employers, well in advance of Levy Implementation, working extremely hard to promote the Government's 2020 vision to a huge range of public and private sector employers.

What employers are saying

Based on 15 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 10 out of 15 reviews
  • Good 4 out of 15 reviews
  • Poor 1 out of 15 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 15 reviews

Strengths

  • Communication with employers (11)
  • Adapting to my needs (5)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (5)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (5)
  • Getting new apprentices started (4)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (4)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (2)
  • Training facilities (2)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (4)
  • Adapting to my needs (3)
  • Communication with employers (2)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)

95 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Accessing and Rigging Framework 2 Details
Adult care worker Standard 2 Details
Adult social care Framework 2 Details
Adult social care Framework 3 Details
Assistant accountant Standard 3 Details
Associate project manager Standard 4 Details
Beauty Therapy General Framework 2 Details
Beauty Therapy General Framework 3 Details
Beauty Therapy Massage Framework 3 Details
Business Administrator Standard 3 Details
Business and Administration Framework 2 Details
Business and Administration Framework 3 Details
Business and Professional Administration Framework 4 Details
Business-Improvement Techniques Framework 2 Details
Business-Improvement Techniques Framework 3 Details
Children and Young People's Social Care Framework 3 Details
Children and Young People's Workforce Framework 2 Details
Cleaning and Support Services Framework 2 Details
Cleaning Supervision Framework 3 Details
Commis chef Standard 2 Details

Contact details

Website:
DERWENTSIDE COLLEGE website
Phone number:
01207 585900

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
88%
Learner satisfaction:
92%
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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