We are developing more IT courses and also rolling out a Maths and English course for parents. Through learner feedback, 100% felt supported by the course tutor and 90% said the tutor had assessed their prior learning. The achievement and pass rates on our courses is excellent with an achievement rate of 94.4% and a pass rate of 99.8%. Learner achievement rates remain similar across all groups with learners with disabilities and learning difficulties 92.9%; learners from 20% most deprived wards 93.9%; BAME learners 94%.
We have been extremely proud and honoured to be a part of the “NHS into Work” programme, a partnership between Leeds City Council, Leeds NHS Trust and Learning Partnerships. Through our Adult Learning contract, we have delivered two 8 week programmes and supported over 50 learners, who predominantly live in the local deprived areas. They have learned about the NHS Leeds Teaching Hospitals vision through ‘The Leeds Way’ which defines how the trust works to deliver the best possible care and outcomes for their patients.
Participants completed a ‘NHS Customer Care’ and ‘Moving and Handling’ training course whilst also being fully supported to complete their applications. We are pleased to report that 39 of the participants gained work within the facilities and estates department, working as porters, ward housekeepers and cleaners. We are excited to be running more groups in 2020… watch this space!
2019 has been the first year of delivering a new ESOL framework devised by Leeds City Council Adult Learning Team. As a part this new framework, we designed 8 new courses across 4 different levels. Our excellent reputation in providing ESOL classes has created contacts with 2 primary schools in Leeds and we now also deliver sessions in Shakespeare Primary School and Cottingley Primary Academy. This year alone, we have successfully delivered 22 ESOL courses.