Courses

We offer training courses in the following vocational specialisms:

  • Hair & Beauty
  • Barbering
  • Childcare
  • Health & Social Care
  • Business Administration

Details of each are shown below.

These are underpinned with training in Maths, English & ICT, as required by each learner.

For 2016, we have introduced training in GCSE Maths & English!

 

Children & Young People's Workforce

This should lead to a very rewarding career in a nursery or pre-school environment.

You need to enjoy teaching young children to develop social and practical skills in preparation for school.

The Study Programme training usually starts at Level 1 in the first year, progressing to levels 2 and 3 thereafter. These higher qualifications can either still be within the Study Programme or else within an employed Apprenticeship framework.

At that stage you’ll be in demand by local nurseries that value highly qualified, energetic  and committed staff!

The Level 1 qualification is an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge you need in caring for children. You will work towards a BTEC Diploma in Caring for Children, which is delivered through a mixture of classroom based learning and work placement.

The Level 2 qualification is a Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce awarded by NCFE. Building on the knowledge gained at Level 1, this is a substantial qualification that is the minimum requirement for a childcare career in a nursery.

The Level 3 qualification is a Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) and usually delivered within an apprenticeship framework. Outstanding nurseries expect all their nursery practitioners to be at, or working towards, this level of qualification.

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN STOKE: E.Quality Training has a sister company, Field House Nursery, that operates a nursery on London Road graded OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS by OFSTED – so we can GUARANTEE you excellent work experience, placements and employment opportunities!

(look up fieldhousenursery.co.uk)

 

Hair and Beauty

Our Hair & Beauty training provides the platform for a career employed in a salon or even self-employed, with your own client-base.

Each of our centres has an industry-standard purpose-built training salon to help learners develop their knowledge and skills, as well as their confidence, before going on a placement with one of the local professional salons with whom we work.

The Study Programme training starts at Level 1 in the first year, progressing to levels 2 and 3 thereafter. These higher qualifications can either still be within the Study Programme or, more likely, within an employed Apprenticeship framework.

Level 1
This is an introduction to the industry, based on assisting technical staff in the salon. You’ll work toward a Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector awarded by VTCT, which is delivered through a mixture of salon and classroom based learning, supplemented by a work placement.

Level 2
Level 2 is junior level and covers basic skills and knowledge, working towards an NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing awarded by VTCT. It is the minimum standard required to work effectively in a salon.

Level 3
Level 3 is the target qualification for anyone wanting to be a truly proficient professional in their chosen field. It expands upon the basic skills of Level 2 and is aimed at those wishing to progress towards the top level of their profession. It is delivered within an employed Apprenticeship framework.

Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care is an especially broad career sector, with lots of potential career paths. It’s all about helping people:

  • Careers in healthcare are all about helping people who are having problems with their physical health.
  • Careers in social care are concerned with helping vulnerable people in the community and providing them with support so that they can benefit from a much more improved way of life.

The Study Programme training usually starts at Level 1 in the first year, progressing to levels 2 and 3 thereafter. These higher qualifications can either still be within the Study Programme or else within an employed Apprenticeship framework.

The Level 1 qualification is an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge you need to achieve a Certificate in an Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s & Young People’s Settings. This is awarded by NCFE and delivered through a mixture of classroom based learning and work placement.

The Level 2 qualification is a Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England awarded by NCFE. Building on the knowledge gained at Level 1, this is a substantial qualification that is the minimum requirement for a career in the sector.

The Level 3 qualification is also a Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England awarded by NCFE and frequently delivered within an apprenticeship framework.

Business Administration

These qualifications are designed to start a career in a business environment, with many options for progression into specialist areas.

You need to enjoy working in an office, interacting with other staff and thriving on the challenge of meeting deadlines set by your manager.

The Study Programme training usually starts at Level 1 in the first year, progressing to levels 2 and 3 thereafter. These higher qualifications can either still be within the Study Programme or else within an employed Apprenticeship framework.

The Level 2 qualification is a Certificate in Business & Administration awarded by NCFE. This is a substantial qualification that is typically gained as the entry stage and covers all the basic aspects required to progress to Level 3.

The Level 3 qualification is a BTEC Diploma in Business Administration awarded by Edexcel and usually delivered within an apprenticeship framework.

Vocational Studies

We run this course for those learners that aren’t yet fully sure of what career they’d like to follow.

In addition to the mandatory units on self assessment and career progression, it includes a variety of units from career areas such as childcare, hair & beauty, tourism, business administration and art & design. These provide a taster of various careers that should assist in making the decision as to what to do the following year – whether it be further training or employment.

This one-year course is run within the framework of the Study Programme. You will work towards a Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies awarded by Edexcel supplemented by periods of work placement to enhance the experience.

Barbering

Our Barbering training provides the ideal platform for a career in a barbering salon.

Each of our centres has an industry-standard purpose-built training salon to help learners develop their knowledge and skills, as well as their confidence, before going on a placement with one of the local professional barbering salons with whom we work.

The Study Programme training starts at Level 1 in the first year, progressing to levels 2 and 3 thereafter. These higher qualifications can either still be within the Study Programme or, more likely, within an employed Apprenticeship framework.

Level 1
This is an introduction to the industry, based on assisting technical staff in the salon. You’ll work toward an NVQ Certificate in Hairdressing & Barbering awarded by VTCT, which is delivered through a mixture of salon and classroom based learning, supplemented by a work placement.

Level 2
Level 2 is junior level and covers basic skills and knowledge, working towards an NVQ Diploma in Barbering awarded by VTCT. It is the minimum standard required to work effectively in a barbering salon.

Level 3
Level 3 is the target qualification for anyone wanting to be a truly proficient professional in their chosen field. It expands upon the basic skills of Level 2 and is aimed at those wishing to progress towards the top level of their profession. It is delivered within an employed Apprenticeship framework.