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Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Why choose Havering College?

We’ve been working with employers since our inception over 60 years ago so we know what we’re talking about. As a £35+ million business ourselves we understand the needs of employers and the pressures you work under. We’ve worked with national companies and small businesses and can offer excellent facilities and highly skilled trainers to support your business. 

What is on offer?

We have a wide range of training available from bespoke short courses, nationally recognised qualifications, apprenticeships through to higher education.

How do I find my way through the maze of training available?

We can provide you with a personalised needs analysis of your organisation.  One of our Employer Engagement Managers will visit you and talk through with you what you’d like to achieve and how we can deliver the training to suit your needs, advising on the options available and the best route for you or your staff.

How much will it cost me?

That depends on the type of training you require. Government funding is available for many types of training and you may find many of the options are free.  We can also show you how to stretch your training budgets further where you may be able to secure co-funding from the government for your employees. Our Employer Engagement Managers can advise on any costs incurred or subsidies available.

Can someone explain how apprenticeships work these days?

Apprenticeships are work based training programmes that are proven to help employees improve their skills and knowledge while they earn and learn. Employers recognise apprenticeships as a cost effective solution to their staffing needs.
There are three levels of apprenticeship:

Intermediate Apprenticeship (level 2)

Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3)

Higher Apprenticeship (levels 4, 5 and 6)

Typically an Apprentice would spend one day a week at college and the rest of the time at work and they will be assessed in the workplace.
The governments Skills Funding Agency contributes towards the cost of training.  The size of its contribution varies depending on your industry sector and the age at which the apprentice starts their formal training.

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