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.
Education and Training
For learners using the Aptem portfolio.
Any problems logging into Skills Forward please contact your assessor.
English and Math Education Stratergy
MITSkills recognises the need for a whole organisational approach to English and maths, ranging from strong governance and accountability, and robust and relentless senior leadership, to the delivery of exceptional Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) across all provision types. To view MITSkills Education Stratergy follow this link.
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.
You can now give anonymous feedback via your My Apprenticeship Account.
Study Programme 16 to 19 Residency Eligibility
This is guidance is to support MITSkills staff and learners with evidencing residency only for the ESFA 16 to 19 Study Programme (or those 19 to 24 with an EHC) and correct at 01/08/23 for full eligibility requirements and rules – Guidance
Student Discounts, Savings and Support Schemes
Totum Student Card
Totum is the new name for the NUS Apprentice extra card. The discount card for UK Apprentices with loads of discounts in-store and online.
Apprentice Oyster Card
Are you a London learner? You may be eligible for an Apprentice Oyster Card.
Government Support Schemes
You may be eligible for financial support as an apprentice. See if you are able to claim support for help with heating, housing and other living costs. Includes Universal Credit.
The government is currently offering support for Childcare to low income families.
A guide for new apprentices with lots of information to get you started with your apprenticeship with MITskills
A guide for learners joining a Study Programme. This guide will help you understand what the course involves and what is required to pass.
Support and Guidance
Help Lines Partnership
‘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.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
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.
Find An Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Guidance and Helpline
Signposting and Career Guidance
Ucas Career Guidance
Search for apprenticeships, graduate jobs and internships at https://careerfinder.ucas.com/
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
Carers UK – Making life better for carers
This Benefits Calculator is supplied by Turn2us, a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
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
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
Equality and Diversity
MITSkills Equality and Diversity Calendar 2023
We value our learners and partners and promote equality and diversity. View our Equality & Diversity Calendar here
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.
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
Learner Voice Survey
The survey will only take a couple of minutes to complete and will help us to ensure that you are receiving the best training with us and allow us to develop our training for your benefit. Click here to begin
Learner Voice Results
87% of the learners surveyed rated the quality of their training and the overall service MIT skills provided as Good or Excellent.
92% of the learners surveyed rated the quality of their assessors knowledge and delivery skills as Outstanding.
93% of our employers surveyed rated the service MITSkills delivered overall as Good or Excelllent.
Last year we had a 93% achievement rate for our Level 3 Sports and Physical Activity Study Programme.
Covid 19 Support
How to complete a lateral flow test
To watch an instructional video on how to complete a lateral flow test follow this link