This year we’ve landed some large contracts resulting in the strengthening of partnerships with leading organisations in the construction, training and education industries.
CITB – Assessment Infrastructure Funding
We’re proud to announce our involvement in the CITB’s Assessment Infrastructure investment programme which was launched to address a shortfall in the availability of onsite assessment and training in five occupational areas including Finishes & Interiors and Plant Operations sectors.
The CITB has awarded us a 36-month funding contract to support the improvement in quality and availability of training and assessment provision in the UK. We’ll do this by recruiting and training more assessors and internal quality assurers as well as increasing the provision of Finishes & Interiors and Plant Operations NVQ assessment across the country.
DMR has had a close working relationship with the CITB since we were founded in 2013 and this latest venture will only serve to strengthen those links. By the end of the three-year contract, we hope our involvement in this project will have resulted in over 375 Finishes & Interiors workers and 375 Plant Operatives gaining their NVQ and acquiring their CSCS Card.
CITB – Apprenticeship Delivery
Along with our work on the Assessment Infrastructure project, we’re also delivering Roofing and Dry Lining apprenticeships on behalf of the CITB from our training academy in Wigan. We opened DMR Roofing Academy in late 2018 in response to the lack of roof training facilities in the area, and the venue has gone from strength-to-strength. As a lead provider, the CITB has an ‘Outstanding’ rating with Ofsted for their construction apprenticeship provision. It’s an honour to be working with them and we feel this reflects the recent success of both DMR Training and DMR Roofing Academy.
Dudley College – Apprenticeship Delivery
Another of our major partners for apprenticeship provision in 2019 is Dudley College. Like the CITB, Dudley College is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and we’re thrilled to be working with a college of Dudley’s magnitude and reputation. Such partnerships are helping us to develop our own staff and systems in line with the excellent delivery methods of ‘Outstanding’ lead providers like CITB and Dudley.
The Growth Company – ESF Funding for NVQ Assessment
Earlier this year we once again partnered with The Growth Company in Manchester to provide funded onsite NVQ assessment for construction workers in Greater Manchester and the Sheffield City Region. This is part of £56m of European Social Fund (ESF) funding awarded to The Growth Company by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. It is hoped that 17’000 people will benefit from the fund through job training, upskilling and qualifications.
This is not the first time The Growth Company has awarded us a contract for government-funded training and assessment in the region. In 2014/2015 we helped 150 construction workers gain their NVQs and CSCS Cards through funded assessment.
If you’re a construction worker or company based in Greater Manchester or Sheffield City Region you may be eligible for NVQ funding. Contact us on 01942 673047 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.