MITSkills IAG Service
MITSkills aims to provide all learners and potential learners with information, advice and guidance that empowers them to make self-determined choices about learning and work.
Our objectives are to ensure that all learners and potential learners:
- Receive clear, accurate, up to date, accessible, objective and impartial information before committing to a course.
- Receive requested information and advice within seven working days of asking.
- Can access appropriate opportunities to discuss how a proposed course meets their needs with (1) tutors or tutor organisers (2) AG or support staff in the college (3) external specialists.
- Can access information and advice about (1) available financial help (2) learning support and/or (3) other local opportunities that might meet their needs.
- Can access clear, accurate, up-to-date, accessible, objective and impartial Advice & Guidance about progression opportunities.
- To speak with our experienced IAG team for advice, contact us using this form or call 0845 4309009.
The EFSA have launched a new feature where apprentices can give feedback about their training. Allowing you to gather insights to help further develop your training programme.
Your can now give anonymous feedback via your My Apprenticeship Account.
This feature will become avaiable to you after the first 3 months of your training and every three weeks subsquently.
Online Delivery Support During Covid
At MITSkills we are continuing to support all of our learners, partners and employers through remote contact and learning where face to face is not possible. Our centres remain open for critical workers children and those who are vulnerable or need access to equipment, the internet and devices in centre. Please read our online delivery support plan.
Any problems logging into Skills Forward please contact your assessor.
For learners using Pics E-Assessor for their online portfolio:
Click here for E-Assessor
The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices
The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department for Education, will provide clear, accessible advice and guidance to individuals following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. Click here for full article.
Covid 19 NHS Schools App
The NHS COVID-19 app (‘the app’) is a key part of the country’s ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) response, aiming to extend the speed, precision and reach of NHS Test and Trace in England, as well as NHS Test, Trace and Protect in Wales. The app will complement the overall service by automating some aspects of the process of contact tracing. Working together, NHS Test and Trace and the app are designed to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by alerting people who may have been exposed to infection so that they can take action. – Visit this site for more information
How to complete a lateral flow test
Follow this link for the NHS how to do a lateral flow test
Covid-19 Asymptomatic Testing in Schools and Further Education Providers
Signposting and Career Guidance
Help Lines Partnership
If you are looking for advice on a range of subjects from Addiction to Money and Debt:
Click here to access the Helplines website
Discover Your Skills and Careers
Take a 5 to 10-minute assessment to find out what job categories, and which particular job roles, might suit you. Click here to take the assessment
‘How Are You Quiz’ is for over 18s only and designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional. Please click here to take the assessment
Find An Apprenticeship
Information On Becoming An Apprentice
Apprentice Oyster Card
Are you a London learner? You may be eligible for an Apprentice Oyster Card. Find out here
NUS Extra Card
NUS Apprentice extra, the discount card for UK Apprentices with loads of discounts in-store and online.
You can find a range of travel discounts both locally and nationally here
You may be elligible for financial support as an apprentice. Please follow this link to see if you are able to claim Univeral Credit.
Apprenticeships and Benefits Advice
Read a guide to apprenticeships and benefits if your child is doing an apprenticeship.
Read guide here
MITSkills Learner Voice Results 2020-2021
MITSkills Equality and Diversity Calendar 2022
We value our learners and partners and promote equality and diversity. View our Equality & Diversity Calendar here
Skills Health Checker
The Skills Health Check is a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations.
Working through the Skills Health Check can help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.
Click here to take the assessment
Employer & Staff CPD
We support continuing professional development – Link here
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.
Visit their site for more information https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/
New ACT app launched
Live-time information from CT Policing, plus all the very latest protective security advice, is now available at your fingertips 24/7 – wherever you are.
Ucas Career Guidance
Search for apprenticeships, graduate jobs and internships at https://careerfinder.ucas.com/
UK LGBT+ History Month
LGBT+ History Month is for everyone. Whether you work in education, a museum, library or art gallery, a business, a service, a member of an LGBT+ network/social group or as an individual for more information follow this link.
Government Equalities Office
The Government Equalities Office leads work on policy relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality. We are responsible for a range of equalities legislation.
Follow them on twitter here
A charity working to establish the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum, a place as exciting as the people, stories and ideas it explores and celebrates. It will be an essential place for all regardless of sexuality or gender identity, to find out about the culture they have been born into, have chosen or seek to understand. It will help complete the Nation’s family tree. You can access the site here
Are an organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Visit their site here