Posted on Mar 23, 2018
Learning Curve Group, one of the UK’s leading training providers, has been crowned outstanding contributor to the development of apprenticeships at a national education awards ceremony.
The North East-based company, which specialises in education and training for further education providers and employers, won the prestigious title at the 2018 Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) Awards for its ‘all-encompassing’ support for the roll-out of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017.
Now in its fourth year and held in association with the Department for Education, the three-day policy and practice conference is dedicated to the development of apprenticeships.
The black-tie awards ceremony, held during the conference and sponsored by FE Week, saw training providers and employers from across the UK recognised in nine categories covering everything from apprenticeships in the construction industry to digital services companies.
The leading education and training company was recognised for its development of expertise around the Apprenticeship Levy, a key development of its provision in 2017, to support the government’s new national skills agenda.
Brenda McLeish, Chief Executive of Learning Curve Group, said: “We are thrilled to have won the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships Award. Learning Curve Group has invested significantly in research and development to support our work. We recognised the necessity of creating a highly trained team with the know-how to work with companies seeking the best quality advice and service, to guide them to gain the most from their levy contribution. This was reflected by being chosen as the partner of choice by many companies, including blue-chip businesses such as CH&Co and housebuilder Bellway. This is really important recognition for us, and we look forward to building further to support learning across the UK.”
Comments from the judging panel included: “Their entry stressed the importance of investment, insight and innovation. It demonstrated a partnership relationship with employers to support them with the introduction of the levy, but also continuing those relationships beyond the levy, where apprenticeships were not the right avenue.”
Learning Curve Group offers a wide range of courses for employers looking to increase the skills of their employees, often through dedicated websites accessible from any location. It has also become a primary source of support and information for businesses accessing the Apprenticeship Levy.
The benefits to businesses include maximising workforce efficiency, boosting business productivity and ensuring the availability of a new generation of skilled employees.