"Learners make good progress and attain appropriately high standards. As a result, apprentices and learners develop good employment-related skills that improve their chances of progressing to higher levels of learning or getting jobs."
"Tutors set apprentices and learners clear, long-term targets related to their academic goals. These targets include milestone objectives that build learners’ confidence as they make swift progress in manageable steps."
"96% of apprentices secure sustained employment, often with improved pay or promotion."
"Progression into sustained employment or further training is extremely high."
"Learners demonstrate a good level of subject knowledge and understanding and develop good communication and team working skills that are needed for employment"
"Very good care and support are provided by assessors who set challenging targets that help learners to make good progress."
"Online support enable apprentices to learn in a way that suits their needs, and help employers plan off-the-job training around work commitments"
"Success rates are outstanding."
"Learners enjoy their learning. They recognise the benefit of their apprenticeships and can see clear improvements in their practical skills and knowledge. The ‘Laser’ virtual learning environment is engaging and motivating. It enables learners to identify easily their individual progress and the elements of the qualification they still need to complete"
"Apprentices develop their knowledge and understanding to a good standard because of very good tuition and detailed feedback from assessors."
"Teaching, learning and assessment are good and this is reflected in the very high proportion of apprentices who complete their qualifications within the expected time frame. The vast majority of current learners are making good or better progress and are on track to complete their apprenticeship on or before their expected end date."
"Good online resources, ‘webinars’ and frequent one-to-one teaching sessions with their assessors via Skype enable learners to study in a way that suits their needs and work commitments. This highly flexible approach to learning is valued by line managers who can release employees for training at times that meet their business needs."
"Learners benefit from all assessors having relevant industrial experience."
"Care, guidance and support for learners are very good"
"Assessors in early years plan sessions meticulously to take into account the individual needs of learners."
"Learners receive effective information and guidance and a comprehensive induction so that they are fully prepared for the demands of the apprenticeship."
"Leaders and managers aspire to excellence. There is a strong learner-centred ethos and staff work enthusiastically to raise standards and promote a culture of high achievement for apprentices."
Train Existing Staff
Impact Futures are focused on supporting employers to develop and deliver programmes to enhance the training and assessment opportunities for upskilling existing staff including senior management teams.
We work alongside our clients to integrate apprenticeships as part of their internal professional development programmes (CPD).
We are able to support employers in maximising their levy spend and mapping internal training programmes to accredited qualifications.
“I have found Impact Futures to be extremely collaborative in all aspects of our work together to create our new Headstart and Foundations apprenticeship programmes. Our new programmes represented a significant change to our previous management courses and Impact Futures were instrumental in ensuring we delivered the new programmes with all of their changes, on time. They are always willing to explore different ways forward and very solutions focused. A pleasure to work and collaborate with.”
Claire Shimell. Imperial NHS Trust
Hire New Talent
Hiring apprentices gives you the opportunity to nurture and develop entry level employees at the outset of their career. It’s your chance to mould the next generation of talent!
Impact Futures can help source your future talent, with trainees and apprentices ready to start work within your business. Our training is completed to the highest standards and we tailor our courses to fit your business, so your Apprentice will never be learning skills that aren’t applicable to their job.
The recruitment process
We run targeted campaigns attracting a broad range of candidates, all of whom must meet our high standards. The best are invited to a kick-off day.
Candidates take personality tests, undergo competency-based challenges, then complete a video profile highlighting their strengths.
Every candidate who successfully passes this stage is interviewed 1-on-1 by our talent team to ensure their ability is matched by a genuine enthusiasm for what you do!
We only put forward candidates we feel meet your values and have been matched with you. We want you to feel excited about the apprentice you hire.
National Insurance Contribution rebate for Apprentices
Did you know that you could claim back the National Insurance Contributions for your Apprentices depending on their age. If your business has hired an Apprentice since 6th April 2016, who is aged under 25 and is enrolled on an Apprenticeship, you can claim back your National Insurance Contributions for them. Depending on the salary of your Apprentice, this could amount to a significant saving. By changing your employer contribution category for Apprentices who meet this criteria, you will save your business money.
How Impact Futures Apprentice Service works
You decide you want an apprentice or put an existing young employee on an apprenticeship
You appoint Impact Futures to be your Government approved training provider
Impact Futures advertises the role(s) for you, filters applicants and provides you with a high quality short list
Impact Futures does all the off-the-job training, on the job assessment and associated accreditation, plus all the administrative paperwork
Government funds the training (100% for apprentices 18 and under, less for apprentices who are 19 or above, depending on the size of the firm)
You employ the apprentice, pay their salary (typically less than you would pay for a ‘normal’ entry level role) and invest in developing their on-the-job skills
At the end of the apprenticeship, you decide whether you want to keep them on as a full time employee; if ‘yes’, then you have a fantastic new permanent employee, loyal to you and trained to what you need; if ‘no’, then we help them find their next role and you can be satisfied that you’ve given that young person that all important first job
Working in partnership with The Childcare Company
Impact Futures is an Ofsted Grade 2 national training provider, successfully delivering apprenticeships and vocational qualifications since 2008, as well as providing comprehensive, expert apprenticeship recruitment solutions and advice for businesses.