What services does London Professional College offer?
We offer an extensive range of easily accessible, nationally accredited courses that have been created to help thousands of people each year improve their career and life prospects through training and learning. They are flexible in design, which means they allow for learning to happen at a time and place suitable to each individual learner, be it in the workplace or at home.
Market leading and nationally accredited, they include short vocational courses that can be completed in a number of weeks and apprenticeships which last a minimum of a year. If successfully completed, they leave a beneficial personal legacy that can last a lifetime.
Courses available include health and social care – which are the most comprehensive in the country – business administration, engineering, team leading, management and leadership, and personal development.
Our courses tie in to essential knowledge and skills required to carry out certain job roles, and are an excellent way of learning, bringing a host of benefits to staff members.
Are your courses accredited by UK based Awarding Bodies?
All our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include Highfield, Focus and Pearson, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence.
Do you currently have a good working relationship with employers?
Our recruitment and learner find services allow us to match jobseekers or those looking for new career opportunities with employers, while employees can access temporary and permanent recruitment services.
We have the internal capacity to find learners suitable to gain valuable qualifications through our extensive range of training programmes, and we engage directly with employers to help them find learners for specific jobs.
These services create a clear link between skills development and employment – a fundamental strand of the Government’s new education direction.
Can you support employers with Apprenticeship Programmes?
We support thousands of UK employers through the wide provision of apprenticeships, short vocational courses and bespoke training. Our provision gives employees the skills that can power any business while helping them feel valued and part of a company committed to their professional wellbeing.
Our apprenticeships are in professions included business, management, health and social care, and manufacturing. Vocational courses include those in health and social care, business and personal development. Our bespoke training covers a broad spectrum of mainly health and social care topics including end of life care, equality and diversity, and nutrition and health, but there are other topics to meet the specific individual needs of employers in many sectors.
What different types of funding do you offer?
We work closely with the Government’s Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency, which means we can offer most of our courses fully funded to employers, subject to learner eligibility.
We also support learners to access 19+ Advanced Learner Loans. The amount available depends on the course, course fee, and maximum amounts set by the Government. The minimum loan amount is £300. A maximum of four 19+ Advanced Learner Loans can be taken for non A Level courses, but only one at a time and not for the same course.
The loan must be paid back, plus interest, if the learner leaves or changes their course after two weeks or more. More information is available at www.gov.uk/advancedlearningloans
Impartial advice on 19+ Advanced Learner Loans is available from the Money Advice Service at moneyadviceservice.org.uk