Supporting Schools

Performance Through People are a West Midlands based, independent training provider, delivering a range of training and learning programmes across a diverse range of sectors. With 5 centres throughout the West Midlands and with a wealth of experience, PTP are perfectly positioned to support you and your students.

PTP has worked with schools for a number of years, delivering full programmes and specialised sessions within key stage 4 and at Post 16. Our recent Ofsted graded us as ‘Outstanding’ in our work with partners including school and community groups.

Our direct links with employers, other training providers, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Local Authorities provide us with a large network of professionals to draw upon to help us support your school and offer high quality meaningful work experience placements for your students.

For your staff

Focused sessions

Many schools employ their own in-house careers advisors. PTP provide short, intensive sessions around particular topics, such as Apprenticeships, Traineeships and other developments within the skills sector in order to help staff with a responsibility for delivering IAG to increase their knowledge. These practical sessions are typically delivered on site as 1-2 hour slots.

Staff Skills Development

We offer a wide range of courses which can support your staff to build their skills in different areas. These include:

  • Managing Time
  • Personal Communication
  • Lead, Motivate, Perform
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • First Aid at Work
  • Institute of Leadership and Management courses

We can also support you to train new and existing staff through apprenticeships in early years care, supporting teaching and learning, hospitality and catering and business and finance.

For your students

Vocational Qualifications

We currently offer qualifications at Level 1, 2 and 3 in a broad range of vocational areas including Business Administration, Accounts, Customer Service, Retail, Travel, Hospitality and Catering, Engineering, Health and Social Care (Adult Care, Early Years Care), Warehouse and Distribution and Media.

We can put together bespoke programmes which students can complete over one or two days per week for an academic year or longer.  These will be delivered by PTP’s fully trained, qualified and sector competent staff.  Our flexible approach allows us to complement an existing school timetable and accommodate students whose timetable is reduced.

We aim for all our qualifications to contribute to schools’ Progress 8 and league table results.

Work placements

PTP believe that meaningful work experience opportunities are key in reinforcing and developing the skills and knowledge students develop through vocational learning. All students completing a full year programme will have a work placement offered as part of their Individual Learning Plan. Work placements will be sourced from our existing network of employers. Planning work experience will be an early element of the programme to allow time for the student and employer to define their expectations of the process, agree activities on placement and determine student objectives and learning aims.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

On-going impartial CEIAG is offered to all students on vocational learning programmes to support schools in meeting IAG obligations and to help address barriers to participation. These sessions include an explorative discussion at the start of programme to ensure that the selected course is appropriate and meets the student’s expectations and to produce a career action plan. We can also provide engaging activities to improve personal, social and employability skills (CV writing, interview skills).
We can offer one to one, face to face careers interviews with students in Key Stage 4 and Post-16, either as a one off or reoccurring throughout the year. These will be delivered by fully qualified staff and designed to support your in house IAG processes.

Careers Events

PTP have been involved in planning and delivering careers events for a number of years. We are able to tailor these events to specific year groups and have a network of employers from a range of sectors who are available to attend. These events offer an interactive experience for students, offering the opportunity to meet local employers.

Taster Events

We can offer practical ‘hands on’ activities to give groups of students a taste of various occupational sectors. These sessions can be tailored to different age groups and can also be provided for the whole family to encourage parental engagement.

Engineering STEM

Working with the engineering team, pupils will experienced and develop a range of skills enabling them to experience;

  • Understanding materials
  • Using equipment to mark out and measure
  • Using hand tools to shape material
  • Using machinery to accurately drill components

Take home and show off your new skills through your completed project.

Gatsby Engineering Day
Schools offer 2019

To discuss your school’s requirements please contact us.

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