Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance (Online Course)

Duration: 15 weeks – five units

During this course, you will learn what is meant by Information, Advice or Guidance and how to apply these within their own context.

Spilt into five sections, areas covered include:

  • Information, advice or guidance in practice
  • Developing interaction skills for information, advice or guidance
  • Signposting and referral in information, advice or guidance
  • Information, advice or guidance – context
  • Managing information

Please note this is an online course and workbooks are for reference only.

As a fully funded course we cannot offer Information, Advice or Guidance as a paper-based course.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Information Advice or Guidance.

For more information on this course, including mandatory units and credits, please see our flyer or look at our FAQs

Please note a fee of £204 (inc VAT) is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course and do not complete their assessments.

If you are interested in finding out more about the course, please complete the Expression of Interest or Contact Form below and one of our dedicated staff members will be in touch.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 🎄

Thank you for all the cards and festive wishes we have received.
Each year PROFILE make a donation to a Charity instead​ of sending out Christmas greeting cards.

This year our chosen charity is A Bear Named Buttony.

 

Buttony is a special bear for children having surgery to create an ostomy.
Their uniquely personalised bear is designed with a similar surgery as each child and the charity group, A Bear Named Buttony, hopes that these bears can offer comfort and friendship to children all over the UK.

buttonybears  buttonybear

Everyone at PROFILE wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

PROFILE will be closed over the Christmas period from Monday 24th December 2018 and will reopen for business on Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

There is nothing better to focus your mind on your training business than an impending first Ofsted inspection. This is what happened about 8 months ago. We knew we were in scope for an inspection so felt we needed to plan for it. My wish for my staff was that when the call came, we would be in a position to say, “bring it on”.

I’m pleased to say this was exactly what happened, and it turned out to be the most positive experience myself and all of my team have had.  This was down to a number of reasons.

  1. We were fully prepared
  2. We knew we did a good job
  3. We had good evidence to back this up

But how did we get ourselves into this position?

We started to plan by looking at the Common Inspection Framework (CIF) and identifying what provision looked good and outstanding. We then looked at other good and outstanding reports to identify what Ofst ed looked at in practice. We also worked with an ex-inspector who carried out a mini inspection on our delivery evidence. After we had carried out these exercises, we were able to come up with an Ofsted action plan, where members of the management team were tasked with gathering and checking evidence to ensure it was effective at meeting the CIF.

Another activity we felt was important was to engage with some Ofsted Nominee training. The Centre Manager and I attended the training in London, which fully prepared us for the job ahead. After the meeting we were able to add to the Ofsted-ready plan.

By the time September arrived we felt confident that we were a very ‘Good’ provider and we could evidence this through all aspects of our provision. It was through the effective planning and preparation we had carried out that made sure we were fully prepared for the visit and looking forward to shouting about it. Therefore, the key to a successful Ofsted inspection is Preparation, Preparation, Preparation.

 

Andrea Webb | Managing Director

FE Week

Some further excellent news for us with regards to Ofsted.

We have been mentioned in FE Week who have said:

“It was also ‘good’ news for Kent-based independent learning provider Profile Development and Training, which received a grade two after its first full inspection.

Inspectors said staff had “built successfully on a strong past record of achievement under subcontracting arrangements and made a good start to their direct provision,” and praised tutors for their “excellent understanding and extensive experience”.”

To read the full article go to https://bit.ly/2ROj5Vy

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Are you looking to be a Teaching Assistant but missing the necessary qualifications?

Are you looking to get back into work?

Are you looking to enhance your skills?

Profile Development and Training Ltd are offering the Cache NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools the standard qualification for this job role.

The classroom-based sessions will start in our Broadstairs training room in February 2019.  You will meet with the tutor for just 1/2 a day every fortnight over a period of 12 months but have contact via email or telephone between these sessions.

Alternatively, we can offer this qualification fully online to learners based in Kent and South East London where you will still receive a tutor who can assist you via email or telephone as you progress on the course.

In order to achieve this qualification, you need to either be volunteering or working in a school support role or looking to (we can help with this).

With the fact that we have now been rated as GOOD by Ofsted you can be sure that you are receiving quality teaching and training.

Courses are normally funded through an Advanced Learner Loan. For further information visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.  Repayments will only be made on the loan once you are earning £25,000 or more per annum and it does not count against your credit score.

Please email directly to admin@profiledt.co.uk or use the contact form below for more information.

 

We are GOOD!

It’s official – Profile Development and Training Ltd is a ‘GOOD’ provider.

A few weeks ago, on an early Friday morning, we got ‘the call’ from OFSTED to let us know we were going to have our first full inspection. For most providers, this can send them into a tail spin of panic, but not us; we have been waiting for this moment for a while now. Tuesday morning arrived and so did the inspectors.

We knew we were in scope for a first visit, as we have had our adult loan provision since 2016 and are now in the third year of delivery and, as of May 2017, we have accessed Levy funding. As I said, we were very ready and the whole experience was very positive for us as a company and personally to each and every member of the team.

The inspection went without any problems and my team and I will be passing on our experiences of how we made sure we were prepared for this in subsequent blogs over the coming weeks.

However, for now, this is why OFSTED say we are ‘GOOD’:

  • Managers and tutors have ensured that the recently introduced apprenticeship standard for teaching assistants is designed well to help apprentices develop exactly the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need.
  • Strong governance arrangements ensure a good focus on continually improving quality and ensuring that apprentices and learners make the best possible progress.
  • Leaders and managers monitor the performance of staff effectively. They share best practice among tutors, and provide constructive feedback following observations of training, to help tutors improve.
  • Learners and apprentices develop rapidly new practical skills, which they apply in the classroom.
  • Tutors have an excellent understanding and extensive experience of supporting teaching and learning which makes adults’ and apprentices’ learning enjoyable, meaningful and relevant.
  • Tutors quickly establish very positive relationships with their learners and apprentices, and give them regular, constructive and encouraging feedback on their progress, which helps them improve.
  • Learners and apprentices receive good-quality information, advice and guidance which help them to make well-informed choices about their programmes and next steps.

For more information on what our report says about us please click here.

 

Andrea Webb | Managing Director

 

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Are you looking to be a Teaching Assistant but missing the necessary qualifications? Looking to return to work?

We can help you achieve the Cache NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools the standard qualification for this job role: https://bit.ly/2OCwL7E

Classroom based sessions start in our Broadstairs training room in November 2018. You will meet for just 1/2 a day every fortnight over a period of 12 months.

Alternatively, we can offer this qualification fully online to learners based in Kent and South East London.

In order to achieve this qualification, you need to either be volunteering or working in a school support role or looking to (we can help with this).

Courses are normally funded through an Advanced Learner Loan. For further information visit: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

Please contact us via Facebook or admin@profiledt.co.uk for more information.