Bridging Skills Shortage through Tech Courses

A Community project London, Greater London

Acculearn look to introduce Tech Skills Courses with innovative Earn while you Earn and Jobs creating programme.

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After successful delivery of over £142,000 worth of courses funded by Skills Funding Agency in 2015-2016, Acculearn Training's Business Plan (2016–17) projects the centre's forthcoming plans throughout the year to succeed as a thriving training centre and achieve its aim at contributing towards the British Society by providing the appropriate guidance to students with a career-oriented education.

Due to popular demand and to bridge shortage of skills in Britain, Acculearn aim is to introduce courses that will meet local labour skills demand. 

At Acculearn Training the focus is entirely onto students' success and in the provision of distinctive education and skills development.  

Acculearn Training is a leading skills and employability training provider, with the focus of helping individuals and businesses to achieve their full potential.

With our experienced team who has extensive business, industry and educational experience, we are here to help our learners to “achieve excellence in training” by being highly responsive and flexible to employers’ needs for qualified and competent staff; by supporting some of the most disadvantaged people into sustainable employment and, for our funders, by helping create jobs which last in the communities where we work.

 With our ‘can do’ culture at Acculearn Training empowers our staff to provide the personalised and flexible approach which adds value and makes the difference.

CURRENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Acculearn Training will be committed to keep on offering courses that are aimed for 16-18 year olds and 19+ learners including NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training). These flexible courses include the following: 


1. Employability Courses
2. Function Skills (Skills for Life) - English, Mathematics and ICT 
3. Work Skills including Apprenticeship

in Customer Service 
in Business Administration 

in IT Application Specialist
could include: IT Application helpdesk support, Website Manager, IT Application Officer, IT Supervisor.

1. Class Room based Courses including:

Level 3 Diploma in Business 
Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management 

PURPOSE OF FUNDING 

Pupose of funding is to deliver Skills Course that will bridge skills shortage in Britain is areas such as Plumbing, Electrical and Construction Acculearn. This will enable Acculearn to equip comminity with skills, qualifications and employability. Further more innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial programme, in which Acculearn will advertsie its own afordable service to consumer will creat jobs for the qualified. 

Training will deliver Skills Courses and will be committed to offering courses that will be aimed for 16-18 year olds and 19+ learners including NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) to meet labour market demand and to bridge shortage of skill through following programmes

a. Level 1,2 and 3 Plumbing– City & Guilds

Plumbing qualification is perfect for those who wish to work within the Plumbing industry, or who are looking to change career. The qualification forms the basis of knowledge for all modern domestic plumbing and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career as a Plumber. Due to shortage of skill there are job opportunities and good career prospects.

b. Level 1,2 and 3 Construction – City & Guilds

Construction qualification is perfect for those who wish to work within the Construction industry, or who are looking to change career. The qualification forms the basis of knowledge for all modern construction skills and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in Construction. Due to shortage of skill there are job opportunities and good career prospects.   

Acculearn partner has offered vacancies in construction to provide immediate employment
opportunity.


c. Level 1, 2 and 3 Electrician – City & Guilds

Electrician qualification is perfect for those who wish to work within the industry, or who are looking to change career. The qualification forms the basis of knowledge for all modern domestic electrical and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career as an electrician. Due to shortage of skill there are job opportunities and good career prospects.


d. Level 1, 2 and 3 Hair & Beauty – City & Guilds
Hair & Beauty qualification is perfect for those who wish to work within the industry, or who are looking to change career. The qualification forms the basis of knowledge for hair & beauty and is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in Hair & Beauty.


e. Level 2 EPOS Technician Course –
EPOS Technician qualification is perfect for those who wish to work within the retail EPOS systems. The
qualification forms the basis of knowledge for EPOS repairs and maintenance.

Acculearn partner has offered vacancies in EPOS repair and maintenance to provide immediate
employment opportunity.

FINANCIAL PLAN

We prepared our start up costs and working capital requirements for the first 12 months of 2016-2017. We agreed that a total investment of £250,000 will be required for the 1st year to introduce in demand and much required Skills Courses to create employment in area where there is shortage of skills in UK.

Assumptions

We made our assumptions that we will be delivering the following:

- 24+ Apprenticeship/Loans of 195 learners in Year 2016-17 in the following courses

1. Plumbing 50 learners

2. Construction 50 learners

3. Electrician Course 50 learners

4. EPOS Technician Course 45 learners

5. Hair & Beauty 70 learners

Based on the experience of our qualified staffs, between the Directors, we have over 30 years of expertise in delivering training and Verifying Vocational Qualifications. - We have access to a pool of Assessors and verifiers who are willing to join Acculearn Training when anytime we require their services. - We are committed to success and our target success rate is over 95% on all our courses.


Through partners Acculearn employability team has immediate vacancies in Construction, Plumbing, Electrical and EPOS Maintenance and Repair.

Acculearn’s Social Enterprise department shall create innovative vacancies through commercial marketing, where students of pohotgraphy, construction, plumbing, EPOS and eletrician courses will have opportunity to earn while they learn.

Acculearn believes that we can not just rely on seeking jobs when economy is strugling, but create jobs through innovative ways.

CONCLUSION

Investment of £250,000 will enable Acculearn Training to run skills courses that will meet the skills shortage and enable learners to embark on a job or a career. Through this company will create immidiate 9 vacancies. The profit projection is based on learners on waiting list ready to start courses. Acculearn Learn is funded by Skills Funding Agency to run the courses. There is further room of generating income from private courses.

Though this year’s projection is £384,055 net, but Acculearns Innovative Commercial Programmes such creating jobs through Acculearn Social enterprise company will generate more profits.