Introduction Page 3
Berkshire Page 4
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Page 14
Kent and Medway Page 38
Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire
& Buckinghamshire Page 53
Surrey Page 64
Sussex Page 72
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A Directory of
Workplace Basic Skills
Providers in the South East
Introduction
Welcome to the 2005/2006 edition of the Directory of Workplace Basic Skills and
Workbased Learning Providers in the South East. The directory was originally
developed as part of an extensive project funded by the South East England
Development Agency (SEEDA) to increase the quality and quantity of workplace
delivery of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training across the region. This
update has again been produced by The Network and the increased number of
entries reflects the success the wider project has had in increasing provision in this
area.
Slight changes have been made to the directory, in terms of the format and the
type and amount of information contained, in response to the feedback The
Network received from users of the directory last year.
Who the directory is for?
The primary objective of the directory is to provide employers who were looking
for LLN provision with an up to date resource to help them locate the most
suitable provider. It is also hoped that brokers, business advisers, and other
stakeholders working with employers will find it a useful tool.
Which providers are included?
This directory includes all the providers of workplace LLN known to each of the
LSC offices in the South East, plus those that have come to the attention of The
Network through the consultancy, advice and guidance provided by the Regional
Development Officer for each LSC sub region. Each provider was contacted by
telephone to check the nature of their LLN provision.
Acknowledgements
The Network's South East Team would like to thank all of the individuals and
organisations who helped to collect the information contained in this directory.
Berkshire
Useful Workplace Basic Skills Contacts in Berkshire
The Network's local Regional Development Officer:
Contact: Bronwyn Leonard (based at the Learning and Skills Council)
Tel: 07974 173 919
E-mail: b.leonard@lancaster.ac.uk
Your first point of contact for workplace basic skills provision in the area:
Berkshire Basics for Business
Six of Berkshire's FE colleges have teamed up to form Berkshire Basics for Business
(BBfB); a project dedicated to providing free basic skills training in the workplace.
The six colleges involved are:
• Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
• Bracknell & Wokingham College
• East Berkshire College
• Newbury College
• Reading Adult Community College
• Thames Valley University (TVU) - Reading Campus (merger with Reading
College and School of Arts & Design)
Contact: Graham Denney / Paul Snare
Tel: 0118 908 2173 (Graham) / 0118 967 5339 (Paul)
Email: graham.denney@lsc.gov.uk / snarep@reading-college.ac.uk
At Berkshire there is an Employer Training Pilot running which is called 'Free to
Learn' and the free-phone number is 0845 751 2288
Other Points of Advice:
General Business Advice including a range of training opportunities from
Business Link
Telephone: 0845 600 4141
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Next Steps Berkshire
Providing impartial information, advice and guidance on learning and work
Tel: 0845 601 8595
Website: www.nextstepberkshire.org.uk
To contact learndirect to find out abut their online courses call 01329 239 933
SEEDA Projects and Support
The South East England Development Agency operates projects and otherwise
supports basic skills development
Project Coordinator for Berkshire
Contact: Amanda Reed
Tel: 01483 501357
E-mail: amandareed@seeda.co.uk
BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE (BCA)
Part of Berkshire Basics for Business (BBfB)
Hall Place
Burchetts Green
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 6QR
Contact: Lynn Powell
Tel: 01628 827454
E-mail: Lpowell@bca.ac.uk
Website: www.bca.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board
Geographical areas covered: Maidenhead and surrounding area
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Occasional Saturdays and evenings.
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? City &Guilds 3792, ESOL 3692
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BRACKNELL & WOKINGHAM COLLEGE
Part of Berkshire Basics for Business (BBfB)
Church Road
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1DJ
Contact: Virgina Nicholls
Tel: 01344 460226
E-mail: virginia.nicholls@bracknell.ac.uk
Website: www.bracknell.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board
Geographical areas covered: Berkshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings.
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Entry Levels through City & Guilds. Edexcel Levels 1& 2
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EAST BERKSHIRE COLLEGE
Part of Berkshire Basics for Business (BBfB)
Station Road
Langley
Berkshire
SL3 8BY
Contact: Helen Cook (Literacy & Numeracy) / Suzanne Burdon (ESOL)
Tel: 01753 793391 (Helen) / 01753 793277 (Suzanne)
E-mail: helen.cook@eastberks.ac.uk /
suzanne.burdon@eastberks.ac.uk
Website: www.eastberks.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care Homes, Hotels, Manufacturing
Geographical areas covered: East Berkshire
Type of Provision: Mostly ESOL, Literacy, Numeracy, IT (not as a Skills for
Life subject) and have included customer care and communication
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? All courses within working hours
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? Yes
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GENITT IT TRAINING LIMITED
Highview House
Charles Square
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1DF
Contact: Catriona Hunter
Tel: 01344 390512
E-mail: enquiries@genitt.co.uk
Website: www.genitt.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board
Geographical areas covered: Berkshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes, NVQ/IT
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings and possibly weekends by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? NVQ
NEWBURY COLLEGE
Part of Berkshire Basics for Business (BBfB)
Monks Lane
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 7TD
Contact: Emily Chandler
Tel: 01635 845367
E-mail: e-chandler@newbury-college.ac.uk
Website: www.newbury-college.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across a wide range of small-medium businesses (< 250 employees)
Geographical areas covered: West Berkshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? No, learner referred on to colleges that do
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings and weekends
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? National Tests Levels 1& 2
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READING ADULT & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Part of Berkshire Basics for Business (BBfB)
Wilson Centre
Wilson Rd
Reading, Berkshire
RG30 2RW
Contact: Barry Wren
Tel: 0118 901 5292
E-mail: barry.wren@reading.gov.uk
Website: www.adultlearningatreading.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care Homes, Nurseries, Housing Associations, Hairdressers, Medical
Supply Companies, Borough Council, Community-based work, Prison Service
Geographical areas covered: Reading
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT (embedded)
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings and weekends
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes (IT)
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? National Tests
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THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY (TVU) - READING
CAMPUS
Part of Berkshire Basics for Business (BBfB)
Reading College and School of Arts & Design
Crescent Road
Reading
RG1 5RQ
Contact: Michael Allen
Tel: 0118 967 5063
E-mail: allenmi@reading-college.ac.uk
Website: www.reading-college.ac.uk / www.tvu.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Hairdressers, NHS, Firemen, Police (Thames Valley), Army
Geographical areas covered: Reading and throughout Berkshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT (embedded)
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturdays and evenings if required. Flexible by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Basic Skills for Adults Literacy and Numeracy, (pursuing
ESOL qualification)
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WEA - SOUTHERN REGION
Workers' Education Association
57 Riverside 2
Sir Thomas Longley Rd
Rochester
Kent
ME2 4DP
Contact: Caroline Richer
Tel: 01634 730101 ext 36
E-mail: cricher@wea.org.uk
Website: www.wea.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Public sector, Universities and social care trust
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Berkshire,
Milton Keynes, Oxford and Buckinghamshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, embedded Lit & IT in
coaching in workplace and mentoring in workplace, IT & ESOL embedded in
all learning at work programmes
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Only if specially funded (eg SEEDA)
Qualifications? National Tests Level 1& 2, OCN accredited
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Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Useful Workplace Basic Skills Contacts in Hampshire
and the Isle of Wight
The Network's local Regional Development Officer:
Contact: Kim Hailstone
Tel: 07969 403544
Email: kimhailstone@msn.com
Your first point of contact for workplace basic skills provision in the area:
Essential Skills Support Unit (ESSU)
Contact: Lorraine Lewis, Business Development Outreach worker for
Hampshire
Tel: 07810 898121
Email: lorrainelewis@essu.org
The ESSU is funded by the Learning & Skills Council, has been set up to work
towards local LSC targets for learners. The ESSU supports a wide range of
providers and learners in order to facilitate the Skills for Life agenda locally.
Contact: Debby Miller, Project Manager
Tel: 01329 286460
Email: debbymiller@essu.org
Website: www.essu.org
Your contact at the Learning & Skills Council:
Contact: Jonathan Morris, Workforce Development Operations Manager
Tel: 01329 228533
Email: jonathan.morris2@lsc.gov.uk
Information about the emerging Sector Skills Councils and to find out what your
Sector Skills Council is doing:
Contact: Anna Carnaby, Sector Skills Development Manager:
Tel: 01329 228660
Email: anna.carnaby@lsc.gov.uk
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Business Link offers general Business Advice including a range of training
opportunities
Tel: 01329 223282
Information Advice and Guidance (Careers Advice) available from Link-2-Learn
Tel: 01329 227537
www.link2learn.co.uk
SEEDA Project and Support
The South East England Development Agency operates projects and otherwise
supports basic skills development
Project Coordinator for Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Contact: Amanda Reed
Tel: 01483 501357
E-mail: amandareed@seeda.co.uk
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ALTON COLLEGE
Old Oldham Rd
Alton
GU34 2LX
Contact: Joke Elson
Tel: 01420 592 200
E-mail: joke.elson@altoncollege.ac.uk
Website: www.altoncollege.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Army, Care, Catering, Manufacturing and packaging
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, teacher training in Skills
for Life
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? Occasional Saturdays and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Volunteer tutors only
Qualifications? National Tests, ESOL Levels 1 & 2
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BARTON PERVERIL COLLEGE
Chestnut Avenue
Eastleigh
SO50 5ZA
Contact: Elizabeth Caush
Tel: 023 8036 7226
E-mail: enquiries@imail.barton.ac.uk
Website: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Hotels, Transport (bus drivers) Manufacturing (bakery)
Geographical areas covered: Eastleigh and Southampton
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT and IT combined with
Literacy
Support for Vocational Training? Can do
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings and taster sessions on Saturdays
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Support only
Qualifications? National Tests L1 & L2, Level 2 qualifications
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BASINGSTOKE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (BCOT)
Worting Road
Basingstoke
RG21 8TN
Contact: Jane Mossman
Tel: 07788 710 342
E-mail: jane.mossman@ntlworld.com
Website: www.bcot.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Retail distribution, Engineering, Health Care, Primary Care Trusts,
Pharmaceutical
Geographical areas covered:
Mid and North Hampshire. Surrey and Berkshire borders.
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT and IT combined with
Literacy
Support for Vocational Training? Yes, developing literacy to support NVQ
training courses.
Flexible Delivery Times? Occasional Saturdays and evenings. Flexible by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? Entry Level up to Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy
qualifications
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BROCKENHURST COLLEGE
Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst
SO42 7ZE
Contact: Jill Lueddeke
Tel: 01590 625581
E-mail: jlueddeke@brock.ac.uk
Website: www.brock.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Residential Care, County Council, Hotels, Ferry services, NHS
Geographical areas covered: Mainly the New Forest (have gone as far as
Southampton)
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT and IT combined with
Literacy
Support for Vocational Training? Yes, developing literacy to support NVQ
training courses.
Flexible Delivery Times? Occasional Saturdays and evenings. Flexible by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? No, all classes are in the community or in the
workplace.
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes, with learndirect
1 to 1 Tuition? Only if have a learning disability
Qualifications? Skills for Life Entry to Level 2 Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL
qualifications
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CRICKLADE COLLEGE
Charlton Road
Andover
SP10 1EJ
Contact: Judyth Wrighte
Tel: 01264 360036
E-mail: j.wrighte@cricklade.ac.uk
Website: www.cricklade.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT and IT combined with
Literacy
Support for Vocational Training? Yes, E2E
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings. Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Yes
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EASTLEIGH COLLEGE
Chestnut Avenue
Eastleigh
Southampton
SO50 5FS
Contact: Luci Woodland
Tel: 02380 911071
E-mail: lwoodland@eastleigh.ac.uk
Website: www.eastleigh.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Health, Care, Food Production, Ship-building, Retail distribution
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training?
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturdays and evenings. Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? City and Guilds Entry L1 & L2, Cambridge ESOL
examinations
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FAREHAM COLLEGE
Bishopsfield Road
Fareham
PO14 1NH
Contact: Helena Summers
Tel: 01329 815401
E-mail: helena.summers@fareham.ac.uk
Website: www.fareham.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Retail, Catering, Beauty, Engineering
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes & Outreach Locations
Bespoke Courses? Yes, Accross all Levels, Entry Level 1 to 2
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? City and Guilds
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FAREPORT TRAINING ORGANISATION LTD
Admiral House
67 High Street
Fareham
PO16 7BB
Contact: Jackie Oldham
Tel: 01329 825805
E-mail: jackie.oldham@fareport.co.uk
Website: www.fareport.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care, Administration, Early Years Care, Customer Service,
Manufacturing
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire and IOW
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? No
Distance learning? Some
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Literacy & Numeracy Entry Level 1 to L3, IT Level 3, NVQ's
in Care L4, Early Years Care L3, Customer Service L 3, Business Admin L4,
Management L4, Learning & Development L3 & L4
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FARNBROUGH COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Boundary Road
Farnborough
GU14 6SB
Contact: Alison Leaverland
Tel: 01252 407191
E-mail: a.leaverland@farn-ct.ac.uk
Website: www.farn-ct.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Army, residential homes, catering
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? City & Guilds 3792 - all levels, ESOL
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HIGHBURY COLLEGE
Dovercourt Road
Portsmouth
PO6 2SA
Contact: Velda Bartholomew
Tel: 02392 298991
E-mail: velda.bartholomew@highbury.ac.uk
Website: www.highbury.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Remploy and Community IT
Geographical areas covered: Portsmouth and Southampton
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Yes
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HOSPITALITY TRAINING PARTNERSHIP (HTP)
114 Pyle Street
Newport, IOW
PO30 1XA
Contact: Simon Attrill
Tel: 01983 533926
E-mail: simon.attrill@htp.uk.com
Website: www.htp.uk.com
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Hospitality, catering, retail, customer service, hairdressing, business
administration
Geographical areas covered: IOW
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Entry Level 1 & 2
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ISLE OF WIGHT COLLEGE
Medina Way
Newport, IOW
PO30 5TA
Contact: Pauline Hitt / Paul Franklin
Tel: 01983 526631
E-mail: paul.franklin@iwcollege.ac.uk
Website: www.he.courses-careers.com/college/isleofwight.htm
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Public sectors
Geographical areas covered: IOW
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings. Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? Entry Level 1 & 2 Literacy and Numeracy
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ITCHEN COLLEGE
Middle Road
Southampton
SO19 7TB
Contact: Michelle Austin
Tel: 02380 435636
E-mail: maustin@itchen.ac.uk
Website: www.itchen.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors:
None (but willing to provide workplace basic skills if there is a demand)
Geographical areas covered:
Southampton
Type of Provision:
Could provide Literacy, Numeracy, IT and ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Could provide
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturdays and evenings.
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Could do
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? City & Guilds Entry, OCR L1 & L2
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PETER SYMONDS COLLEGE
ACE Centre
Stoney lane
Weeke
Winchester
SO22 6DR
Contact: Elaine Pape
Tel: 01962 866166
E-mail: epape@psc.ac.uk
Website: www.psc.ac.uk/ace
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care, Early Care Years, Hotels, Army, Beauty, Public Sector workers
Geographical areas covered: Winchester
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy ESOL and IT with Literacy
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Day and evening, Saturdays.
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? NVQ's, City&Guilds, OCR, ABC, Edexcel
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SMART TRAINING & RECRUITMENT
Smart House
Castlehold Lane
Newport, IOW
PO30 1AJ
Contact: Martin Grufferty/Jan Hopkinson
Tel: 01983 530440
E-mail: martin@smarttar.co.uk
Website: www.smarttar.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Hospitality & Catering, Customer Service/Admin, Retail, Bakery
Geographical areas covered: Isle of Wight
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL, Key Skills
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes, IT especially
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Yes
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SOLENT SKILLS QUEST
Abacus House
1 Spring Crescent
Portwood
Southampton
SO17 2FZ
Contact: Angela Wright or Jill Rutherford
Tel: 02380 558 222 / 02380 582732
E-mail: angela.wright@solentskillquest.co.uk /
enquiries@solentskillquest.co.uk
Website: www.solentskillquest.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Any sector that is relevant to vocational GCSEs.
Geographical areas covered: Southampton area and New Forest
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, occasional ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Occasionally, but most work done offsite
Bespoke Courses? No
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? Yes, course-specific certificates helping students working
towards GCSEs
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SOUTH DOWNS COLLEGE
College Road
Purbrook
Waterlooville
PO7 8AA
Contact: Andrea Wingfield
Tel: 02392 797984
E-mail: awingfield@southdowns.ac.uk
Website: www.southdowns.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board 

Geographical areas covered: Local area
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training?
Flexible Delivery Times? Flexible by arrangement 

Deliver on the Premises? Yes (and in community venues)
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? National Tests Literacy & Numercy, City&Guilds Entry Level
to L2, Level 4 Literacy & Numeracy
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SOUTHAMPTON CITY COLLEGE
St Mary Street
Southampton
SO14 1AR
Contact: Mary Evans
Tel: 02380 577400
E-mail: mary.evans@southampton-city.ac.uk
Website: www.southampton-city.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board
Geographical areas covered: Southampton
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL Skills for Life
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings. Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes (and in community venues)
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No, but looking into it
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Skills for Life qualifications
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THE CARE LEARNING CENTRE
Suite 8
The Courtyard
St Cross Business Park
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 5BF
Contact: Jenny Denham
Tel: 01983 533993
E-mail: info@carelearningcentre.co.uk / comcaretraining@aol.com
Website: www.carelearningcentre.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care, Customer Service, Business Administration and Care Handling
Geographical areas covered: Isle of Wight
Type of Provision: Literacy & Numeracy (as part of Key Skills) IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings. Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes, and in workplace
Bespoke Courses? No
Distance learning? Could do
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? NVQs, Key Skills, Technical Certificate
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TOTTON COLLEGE
Calmore Road
Southampton
SO40 3ZX
Contact: Chrissy Lambert
Tel: 02380 874874
E-mail: clambert@totton.ac.uk
Website: www.totton.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Light engineering, Council, ASDA, Tourism & Leisure, Army
Geographical areas covered: Mainly the Waterside area of Hampshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training?
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings drop-in Centre
Deliver on the Premises? Yes, and in workplace
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Yes
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UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROVIDER
(was Family Learning Centre)
Southampton
SO15 2AE
Contact: Nor Gure
Tel: 02380 223693 / 0798 4091642
E-mail: norgure@hotmail.com
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Social services and Education
Geographical areas covered: Southampton
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? No
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? No
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WEA - SOUTHERN REGION
Workers' Education Association
57 Riverside 2
Sir Thomas Longley Rd
Rochester
Kent
ME2 4DP
Contact: Caroline Richer
Tel: 01634 730101 ext 36
E-mail: cricher@wea.org.uk
Website: www.wea.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Public sector, Universities and social care trust
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Berkshire,
Milton Keynes, Oxford and Buckinghamshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, embedded Lit & IT in
coaching in workplace and mentoring in workplace, IT & ESOL embedded in
all learning at work programmes
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Only if specially funded (eg SEEDA)
Qualifications? National Tests Level 1&2, OCN accredited
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Kent & Medway
Useful Workplace Basic Skills Contacts in Kent & Medway
The Network's local Regional Development Officer:
Contact: Glenys Lake (based at the Learning and Skills Council)
Tel : 07974 173 915
Email: g.lake@lancaster.ac.uk
Your contact at the Learning and Skills Council is:
Contact: Sue Hopkins, Head of Learning Development
Tel: 01732 876813
Email: sue.hopkins@lsc.gov.uk
An Employer Training Pilot 'Profit from Learning' has been running in Kent from
September 2003 and will run to March 2006, supporting workplace training to
level 2, including basic skills.
Freephone 0800 528 2000
Contact: Ellena Thompson, ETP Profit from Learning Provider Co-ordinator
Tel: 01732 876945
Email: ellena.thompson@lsc.gov.uk
Other Points of Advice:
Information about the emerging Sector Skills Councils and to find out
what your Sector Skills Council is doing:
Contact: Sunil Kumar
Tel: 01732 876904
Email: sunil.kumar@lsc.gov.uk
Kent and Medway has a Basic Skills Consortium for providers which
includes a Workforce Development Task group.
Contact: Melanie Gibson Barton, KMBSC Support Officer
Tel: 01732 876816
Email: melanie.gibsonbarton@medway.gov.uk
Professional Development Centres
Kent and Medway has six Professional Development Centres (PDCs) that will
provide continuous professional development for any of your staff who would like
to develop colleagues' basic skills in your workplace.
For further information near you contact the Learning and
Skills Council.
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Information Advice and Guidance (Careers advice) for individual employees
Next Step (formerly Kent Guidance Consortium) NHS related
Contact: Lisa Holden
Tel: 07740 046035
Email: lisaholden@vtis.com
All other sectors
Workforce Development Adviser
Contact: Michael O'Leary
Tel: 07740 046033
Email: michaeloleary@vtis.com
Union Learning Reps
In addition the Trades Union Congress operates an Education Centre at West Kent
College which offers training for Union Learning Representatives.
TUC Course Co-ordinator
Contact: Frank Crompton
Tel: 01732 358101 ext 2231
Email: frankcrompton@wkc.ac.uk
For information on learndirect basic skills courses contact:
learndirect Invicta Kent and Medway Hub Company
Contact: Garrie Owens, Chief Executive
Tel: 01795 411595
Email: garrie.owens@learninvicta.co.uk
Website: www.learninvicta.co.uk
SEEDA Project and Support
The South East England Development Agency operates projects and otherwise
supports basic skills development
Project Manager for Kent
Contact: Tessa Bowden
Tel: 01483 484296
Email: tessabowden@seeda.co.uk
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CANTERBURY COLLEGE
New Dover Road
Canterbury
CT1 3AJ
Contact: Sara West / Philip Farnham (ESOL only)
Tel: 01227 811273 (Sara) / 01227 811322 (Philip)
E-mail: s.west@cant-col.ac.uk / p.farnham@cant-col.ac.uk
Website: www.cant-col.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: All sectors
Geographical areas covered: Canterbury and its surrounding area
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL, combined courses
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Not weekend or evenings. Flexible by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes & learndirect
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Can do
Qualifications? NVQ
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JHP TRAINING
Sun Pier Chambers
Sun Wharf
Medway Street
Chatham
ME4 4HA
Contact: Yvonne Boughen
Tel: 01634 842299
E-mail: yvonne.boughen@jhp-group.com
Website: www.jhp-group.com
Delivery Information:
Sectors: All sectors
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturdays and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? No
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? NVQ, Apprenticeship
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KENT ADULT EDUCATION - HEAD OFFICE
College Road
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 1LF
Contact: Jacqui Ward
Tel: 01795 415900 / 0845 6065606
E-mail: jacqui.ward@kent.gov.uk
Website: www.kent.gov.uk/adulted / www.kaes.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Manufacturing, Local authorities, Transport, Health
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT (integrated with
Literacy/Numeracy)
Support for Vocational Training? NVQ support
Flexible Delivery Times? Not weekends or evenings. Flexible by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? No
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? National Tests, new ESOL qualification, Entry Level - Level 2
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KEY TRAINING SERVICES
Key House
Woodville Close
Canterbury
CT1 3TX
Contact: Margaret Rolfe
Tel: 01227 459788
E-mail: margaret.rolfe@kent.gov.uk
Website: www.kent.gov.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Can adapt to any sector.
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT (integrated with
Literacy/Numeracy)
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Could do Saturdays and evenings. Flexible by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Could do
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Literacy and Numeracy up to A'level
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MEDWAY ADULT & COMMUNITY LEARNING SERVICE
Rochester Centre
Eastgate
Rochester
ME1 1EW
Contact: Toni Oxlee (Head of Dept)
Tel: 01634 338 400
E-mail: toni.oxlee@medway.gov.uk
Website: www.medway.gov.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Classroom assistants only
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT (integrated with
Literacy/Numeracy)
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? Occasionally on Saturdays and evenings.
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? National tests Levels 1& 2
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MID KENT COLLEGE
City Way Centre
City Way
Rochester
ME1 2AD
Contact: Stewart Hickmott
Tel: 01634 830644
E-mail: steward.hickmott@midkent.ac.uk
Website: www.midkent.ac.uk/courses_employers.htm
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Retail & Distribution, Manufacturing and Care
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL, Employer Training Pilot -
NVQ up to L2
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings.
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Edexcel - Nat Tests L1 & L2, Entry Level Certificates - Lit &
Num, Key Skills L1, L2 in Application of number, Communication, IT, Entry
Level ESOL - Skills for Life, ESOL - L1 & L2, GCSE Maths
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NORTH WEST KENT COLLEGE
Dartford Campus Gravesend Campus
Oakfield Lane Dering Way
Dartford Gravesend
Kent Kent
DA1 2JT DA12 2JJ
Contact: Gill Jullings
Tel: 01322 629400
E-mail: gilljullings@nwkcollege.ac.uk
Website: www.nwkcollege.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Can adapt to any sector
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, (IT possibly)
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Flexible by arrangement throughout week
Deliver on the Premises? Could do
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Adult Literacy & Numeracy Tests, ECE, Trinity Certificate
Adult ESOL
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PITMAN TRAINING KENT
21-22 Fairmeadow
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1LS
Contact: Sharon Atkins
Tel: 01622 675782
E-mail: enquiries@pitmantrainingkent.com
Website: www.pitmansolutions.com
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board, but office-based
Geographical areas covered: West Kent
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturday mornings, some evenings. Flexible by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes and learndirect courses
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Microsoft, CompTIA, OCR, BCS, IITT, National Tests,
AMSPAR, ICB
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SOUTH KENT COLLEGE
Training 4 Business
Freepost CU862
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2BR
Contact: Patricia Little
Tel: 01303 226184
E-mail: t4b@southkent.ac.uk
Website: www.southkent.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors:
Construction, Leisure and Tourism, Education (Teaching Assistants)
Geographical areas covered:
Kent & Medway
Type of Provision:
Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes and learndirect courses
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? Standard
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THANET COLLEGE
Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 1PN
Contact: Laurence Guedon
Tel: 01843 605 040
E-mail: Staff-lxg@thanet.ac.uk
Website: www.thanet.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Manufacturing
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, embedding
Support for Vocational Training? If required
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? City & Guilds L1& L2, Literacy & Numeracy
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WEST KENT COLLEGE
Brook Street
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 2PW
Contact: Marion Casey
Tel: 01732 358101ext 2527 / 07976 819467
E-mail: marioncasey@wkc.ac.uk
Website: www.wkc.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Warehousing and Distribution, Transport, Local and national
government, Catering, Care
Geographical areas covered: Kent & border areas
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, Move On approach
currently being implemented. Bespoke diagnostic assessment offered to
employers at or post-recruitment
Support for Vocational Training? Yes, Care, Admin, Retail and
distribution
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturdays and evenings. Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? L1 & L2 Literacy and Numeracy City & Guilds
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WEA - SOUTHERN REGION
Workers' Education Association
57 Riverside 2
Sir Thomas Longley Rd
Rochester, Kent
ME2 4DP
Contact: Caroline Richer
Tel: 01634 730101
E-mail: cricher@wea.org.uk
Website: www.wea.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Main focus is NHS, Army, Rail workers, Care homes, food
production
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway, Sussex
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, Skills for Life, embedded
ESOL & IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes, preparation for courses
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Only if specially funded
Qualifications? National Tests Level 1&2, OCN accredited
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YMCA TRAINING
2nd Floor
Lyndean House
30-34 Albion Place
Maidstone
ME14 5DZ
Contact: Derek Gilman
Tel: 01227 765408
E-mail: d.gilman@ymcatraining.org.uk
Website: www.ymcatraining.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Can adapt to any sector
Geographical areas covered: Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? No
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? NVQ in Key Skills
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Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire &
Buckinghamshire
Useful Workplace Basic Skills Contacts in Milton
Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (MKOB)
The Network's local Regional Development Officer:
Contact: David Mathew
Tel: 07966 168089
E-mail: d.mathew@lancaster.ac.uk
Your first point of contact for Workplace Basic Skills provision in the area:
Contact: Sara Binns, Skills for Life Manager
Tel: 01865 291824
E-mail: sara.binns@lsc.gov.uk
Learning and Skills Council MKOB information
Other Points of Advice
Information about the emerging Sector Skills Councils and to find out what your
Sector Skills council is doing
Contact: Jill Farrell, Director of Business Development
Tel: 08450 194154 or 01865 291700
E-mail: jill.farrell@lsc.gov.uk
Colin Downing
Skills Development Manager
David Ansell
Executive Director
Jill Farrell
Director of Business Development
Sara Binns
Skills for Life Manager
Martin Towers
Director of Research and Planning
Zena Muckleston
Workforce Development Manager
For general business advice, including a range of training
opportunities
Business Link
0845 606 4466
MKOB will shortly have a Professional Development Network that will
provide continuous professional development for tutors/staff who would like to
develop colleagues' basic skills in your workplace.
Contact: Terri Hassan, Skills for Life Adviser
Tel: 01865 291822 / 07810 757248
E-mail: terri.hassan@lsc.gov.uk
Skills for Life Network
The aim of the Forum is to encourage closer working partnerships between the
Learning and Skills Council, employers, providers and key partners on the Skills for
Life agenda. The Forum also aims to improve the flow of information from LSC
regional offices to help encourage a better understanding of Basic skills needs
across the region, and to work together to help to solve the issues faced by
employers in the Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
See the Learning Campus website
www.thelearningcampus.co.uk
Union Learning Representatives
If you want to know more about these and the employer forum contact
Contact: Mary Kibble
E-mail: mary.kibble@lsc.gov.uk
SEEDA Project and Support
The South East England Development Agency operates projects and otherwise
supports basic skills development
Project Manger for MKOB
Contact: Amanda Reed
Tel: 01483 501357
E-mail: amandareed@seeda.co.uk
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ABINGDON AND WITNEY COLLEGE
Wooton Road
Abingdon
OX14 1GG
Contact: Laura Hutchins or Maureen Boyle
Tel: 01235 216435
E-mail: enquiry@abingdon-witney.ac.uk
Website: www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Call centres
Geographical areas covered: Oxfordshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT (can do ESOL)
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes, and on other premises
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? L2 Adult Learner Support, L3 Literacy & Numeracy Adult
Support, L4 Subject Specialist qualifications
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AMERSHAM & WYCOMBE COLLEGE
Stanley Hill
Amersham
HP7 9HN
Contact: Jane Opie
Tel: 01494 735555 ext 217
E-mail: jopie@amersham.ac.uk
Website: www.amersham.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Across the board, including NHS
Geographical areas covered: MKOB and could deliver to Hertfordshire
border
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? No
Deliver on the Premises? If needed and if enough students
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? National Tests
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IN-BUSINESS
Wing House
Britannia Street
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 1QS
Contact: Jane Wells
Tel: 01296 619206
E-mail: jwells@buckscc.gov.uk
Website: www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Servicing, Light industry, Health, NHS
Geographical areas covered: MKOB
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? No
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Not yet
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Up to NVQ, ESA, Pre-entry L1& L2
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MILTON KEYNES COLLEGE
Chaffron Way Campus
Leadenhall
Milton Keynes
MK6 5LP
Contact: Sally Alexander, Interim Director: Foundation and Community
Tel: 01908 684546
E-mail: sally.alexander@mkcollege.ac.uk
Website: www.mkcollege.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Retail, Restaurant, Catering, Hairdressing
Geographical areas covered: Milton Keynes and surrounding area
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL, with learners on some
courses linked to Health & Safety
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? No, in the workplace
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Yes
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OXFORD RADCLIFFE NHS TRUST
Learning Club
Old Road
Churchill Hospital
Headington
Oxford
OX3 7LJ
Contact: Sue Grime
Tel: 01865 226168
E-mail: Grime.sue@orh.nhs.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Health
Geographical areas covered: Oxford (3 hospitals)
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT through learndirect
Support for Vocational Training? Yes for NVQ
Flexible Delivery Times? Flexible by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? No
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? ECDL, learndirect, CLAIT, NVQ
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OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ABS Unit
Blackbird Leys Library and Learning Centre
Blackbird Leys Road
Oxford
OX4 6HT
Contact: Grace Stone
Tel: 01865 771156
E-mail: grace.stone@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors:Across the board, including NHS
Geographical areas covered: Oxford
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, Health and Safety, Food
Hygiene
Support for Vocational Training? Yes for NVQ
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and occasional evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Internal only
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OXFORD & CHERWELL VALLEY COLLEGE
Oxford City Centre Campus Banbury Campus
Oxpens Rd Broughton Road
Oxford Banbury
OX1 1SA Oxon, OX16 9QA
Contact: Priscilla Maxwell
Tel: 01295 252221ext 322
E-mail: pmaxwell@occ.ac.uk
Website: www.occ.ac.uk (click on the employee training, then work
based learning)
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Manufacturing, Bakeries, Chicken Factory, Logistics
Geographical areas covered: Oxford
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? Mornings by arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? National Tests - Lit & Num, IT, OCR
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VT PLUS TRAINING,OXFORD
Thames Business Advice Centre (TBAC) Business Centre
Osney Mead
Oxford
OX2 0DR
Contact: Mandy Cowell
Tel: 01865 790072
E-mail: oxford.office@vtplustraining.com
Website: www.vtplc.com/plustraining
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Hospitality, Care, Hotels, Hospitals
Geographical areas covered: Oxford
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT (in NVQ course) Health &
Safety, Food hygiene, NCL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Occasionally
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? National Tests
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WEA - SOUTHERN REGION
Workers' Education Association
57 Riverside 2
Sir Thomas Longley Rd
Rochester Kent
ME2 4DP
Contact: Caroline Richer
Tel: 01634 730101 ext 36
E-mail: cricher@wea.org.uk
Website: www.wea.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Public sector, Universities and social care trust
Geographical areas covered: Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Berkshire,
Milton Keynes, Oxford and Buckinghamshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, embedded Lit & IT in
coaching in workplace and mentoring in workplace, IT & ESOL embedded in
all learning at work programmes
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Only if specially funded (eg SEEDA)
Qualifications? National Tests Level 1&2, OCN accredited
Surrey
Useful Workplace Basic Skills Contacts in Surrey
The Surrey Flagship Project is a county-wide network of college providers, with a
breadth of experience in literacy and numeracy provision in the workplace. Skilled
tutors are able to identify and facilitate tailor made courses to employees on site.
The Network's local Regional Development Officer:
Bronwyn Leonard
Tel: 07974 173919
Email: b.leonard@lancaster.ac.uk
Your first point of contact for workplace basic skills provision in the area:
(Plus general business advice including a range of training opportunities)
Business Link
Tel: 08457 494949
www.businesslinksurrey.co.uk
In Touch With Learning at Work
Information advice and guidance for individual employees
Tel: 0800 8856872
www.surreyintouch.org.uk
SEEDA Project and Support
The South East England Development Agency operates projects and otherwise
supports basic skills development
Project Manager for Surrey
Contact: Amanda Reed
Tel: 01483 501357
E-mail: amandareed@seeda.co.uk
Workplace Provision in Surrey (the Surrey Flagship Project - now closed)
The College Providers working with the Flagship Project are key to the success of
the network of providers and partner organisations involved in the Surrey-wide
approach to workplace basic skills provision.
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This provision was jointly funded by Learning & Skills Council Surrey and SEEDA.
A Project Team liases with both partner organisations and College Providers.
• A common approach is taken by all College Providers
• An initial course (usually of 23 hours) is offered - on an employer's premises
• At no cost to employers or employees
• Common Quality Assurance systems used
• The initial course is tailor-made to the requirements of the employer and the
specific needs of the employees.
• Follow-on courses and accreditation will also be offered
Co-ordinators from 10 College Providers meet on a formal basis a regular intervals
and the Project Team liase with other partners in the County of Surrey. This
approach has ensured that the vision of the LSC in Surrey for a 'seamless delivery'
of workplace basic skills has been successfully developed. A Steering Group
(representation from all partner organisations) meet regularly and is supported by a
Management Group.
Surrey Flagship - Surrey Essential Skills in the Workplace
Leads are co-ordinated by Business Link
Tel: 08457 494949
The 10 College Providers:
BROOKLANDS
Brooklands College
Heath Road
Weybridge, Surrey
KT13 8TT
Contact: Jenny Smith
Tel: 07867 786593
E-mail: jasmith@brooklands.ac.uk
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EAST SURREY
East Surrey College
Claremont Road
Gatton Point
Redhill, Surrey
RH1 2JX
Contact: Marcia Stone
Tel: 01737 772611 ext 2002
E-mail: mstone@esc.ac.uk
FARNHAM
Farnham College
Morley Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 8LU
Contact: Sue Godden
Tel: 01252 740533
E-mail: sgodden@farnham.ac.uk
GODALMING
Adult & Business Education
Godalming College
Chestnut Suite
Guardian House
Borough Road
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 2AE
Contact: Kathy Fennemore
Tel: 01483 423292 / 07970 712338
E-mail: kathyfennemore@godalming.ac.uk
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GUILDFORD
Guildford College
Stoke Park
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 1EZ
Contact: Trish Johnston
Tel: 01483 448515 / 07779 341189
E-mail: tjohnston@guildford.ac.uk
NESCOT
North East Surrey College of Technology
Reigate Road
Ewell
Epsom
Surrey
KT17 3DS
Contact: Maddie Glynn
Tel: 0208 394 3265
E-mail: mglynn@nescot.ac.uk
REIGATE
Reigate College
Castlefield Road
Reigate
Surrey
RH2 0SD
Contact: Deborah Hepburn
Tel: 01737 221118 ext 453
E-mail: deborah.hepburn@reigate.ac.uk
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SPELTHORNE
Spelthorne College
Church Road
Ashford
Middlesex
TW15 2XD
Contact: Ivana Tasker
Tel: 01784 248666 ext 235
E-mail: it_seeda@yahoo.co.uk
STRODE'S
Strode's College
High Street
Egham
Surrey
TW20 9DR
Contact: Janice Vaughan
Tel: 01784 437506 / 07795 386154
E-mail: jvaughan@strodes.ac.uk
WOKING
Woking College
Ryden's Way
Old Woking
Surrey
GU22 9DL
Contact: Rachel Simpson
Tel: 01483 227430
E-mail: rachel.simpson@woking.ac.uk
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COMPUTER GYM (UK) LIMITED
The Courtyard
27a High St
Thames Ditton
Surrey
KT7 0SD
Contact: Elaine Barella / Chris Odumenya
Tel: 0208 2246444
E-mail: elaine@computergym.co.uk / chris@computergym.co.uk
Website: www.computergym.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care, manufacturing, financial services, hospitality
Geographical areas covered: East London, Essex, Surrey
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and Evenings
Deliver on the Premises? No
Bespoke Courses? Yes & learndirect
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? Edexcel, C&G, OCR
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FLAGSHIP PROJECT - SURREY ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN
THE WORKPLACE
Contact: Business Link
Tel: 08457 494949
Brooklands College
Computer Gym (UK) Ltd
East Surrey College
Farnham College
Godalming College
Guildford College
learndirect
NESCOT
Reigate College
Spelthorne College
Strode's College
Woking College
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Courses can be adapted for any sector
Geographical areas covered: Surrey
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL
Other Provision: Embedded IT, communications, customer care courses.
Support for Vocational Training? No
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Delivery on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No
Qualifications? Yes
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VT PLUS SURREY
Unit 32
Sandy Farm
Sands Lane
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 1PX
Contact: Steve Waller
Tel: 01252 781055
E-mail: steve.waller@vtplc.com
Website: www.vtplc.com/plustraining
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Hospitality, Sport
Geographical areas covered: Surrey
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT (ESOL on request)
Support for Vocational Training: Support for NVQs
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings only by arrangement
Delivery on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? Key Skills
Sussex
Useful Workplace Basic Skills Contacts in Sussex
The Network's local Regional Development Officer:
Contact: Glenys Lake
Tel: 07974 173915
E-mail: g.lake@lancaster.ac.uk
Your first point of contact for workplace basic skills provision in the area:
Sussex Learning and Skills Council
Skills for Life Lead Adviser
Contact: Berry Bonner-le Fur
Tel: 01273 783516
E-mail: Berry.Bonner-leFur@lsc.gov.uk
Sussex has a Skills for Life Development Centre, which can provide
advice on basic skills in the workplace:
Centre Director
Contact: Anna Pedroza
Tel: 01273 704530
E-mail: apedroza@cfbt.com
Other Points of Advice:
TUC Learning Services (Office in Haywards Heath)
Sussex Fieldworker
Contact: June Phillips
Tel: 01444 459733
E-mail: jphillips@tuc.org.uk
For information on learndirect basic skills programmes contact:
learndirect Sussex
Widening Participation Adviser
Contact: Sara Reeve
Tel: 01444 259163
E-mail: sara.reeve@sussexenterprise.co.uk
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Sussex Careers Limited HQ (Careers information on work and learning):
Head Office
Reed House
47 Church Road
Hove
BN3 2BE
Tel: 01273 223040
E-mail: hq@sussexcareers.com
West Sussex:
Contact: Ivan Shutak
Tel: 01243 537799
E-mail: ivan.shutak@vtplc.com
East Sussex:
Contact: Lynne Varney
Tel: 01323 745502
E-mail: lynne.varney@sussexcareers.com
SEEDA Project and Support
The South East England Development Agency operates projects and otherwise
supports basic skills development
Project Manager for Sussex
Contact: Tessa Bowden
Tel: 01483 484296
E-mail: tessabowden@seeda.co.uk
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SUSSEX ENTERPRISE AND BUSINESS LINK
People Development Team:
Chichester, Midhurst, Bognor Regis
Contact: Simon Gair
Tel: 07713 085376
E-mail: Simon.gair@susssexenterprise.co.uk
Littlehampton, Worthing, Shoreham, West Hove
Contact: Colin France
Tel: 07710 909578
E-mail: Colin.france@sussexenterprise.co.uk
Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead
Contact: Nicola Smart
Tel: 07710909586
E-mail: Nicola.smart@sussexenterprise.co.uk
Brighton & Hove
Contact: Helyn Soud
Tel. 07802504021
E-mail: Helyn.soud@sussexenterprise.co.uk
Seaford, Eastbourne, Lewes, Crowborough, Wadhurst, Henfield
Contact: Annette Avis
Tel. 07860308062
E-mail: Annette.avis@sussexenterprise.co.uk
Bexhill, Hastings, Rye
Contact: Christopher Owen
Tel. 07713085374
E-mail: Christopher.owen@sussexenterprise.co.uk
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PROVIDERS
BEXHILL COLLEGE
SfL HEAD OFFICE:
Jameson Mews Penland Road
Jameson Road Bexhill-on-Sea
Bexhill-on-Sea East Sussex
TN40 1EG TN40 2JG
Contact: Robyn Kohler
Tel: 01424 216071
E-mail: robynkohler@bexhillcollege.ac.uk
Website: www.bexhillcollege.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: NVQ Care, NHS, embedded skills
Geographical areas covered: East Sussex
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturday and evenings and Sunday by
arrangement
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No, but individual support if needed
Qualifications? Level 1/2 - Literacy & Numeracy NVQ
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CARECONNECT LEARNING EAST SUSSEX
Lens Glove House
3 Morley St
Brighton
BN2 9RA
Contact: Robert Johnson
Tel: 01273 694875
E-mail: brighton@careconnectlearn.co.uk
Website: www.careconnectlearn.co.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Health and Social Care in public sector, independent community
and voluntary groups
Geographical areas covered: East Sussex
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL, Care-related
courses/business and management courses
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? No
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? City & Guilds Numeracy and Literacy (learndirect in ESOL)
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CHICHESTER COLLEGE
Westgate Fields
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1SB
Contact: Janis Gadd
Tel: 01243 786 321 ext 2108
E-mail: janis.gadd@chichester.ac.uk
Website: www.chichester.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: NHS, County Council, Care-Work, Horticulture, Manufacturing and
Hospitality
Geographical areas covered: Sussex, Hampshire
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL, Skills for Life
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturday and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes, if the employer pays for it
Qualifications? OCN, National Tests
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CITY COLLEGE BRIGHTON & HOVE
Pelham St
Brighton
BN1 4FA
Contact: Stefan Hull
Tel: 01273 667788
E-mail: citybusiness@ccb.ac.uk
Website: www.ccb.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Service industries: Business & Hospitality (including catering, travel
and tourism)
Geographical areas covered: Brighton & Hove
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? Yes
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? National Tests
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CENTRAL SUSSEX COLLEGE
(Crawley College, now merged with Haywards Heath College)
Crawley Campus
College Road
Crawley, West Sussex
RH10 1NR
Contact: Sue Messenger
Tel: 01293 442295
E-mail: smessenger@centralsussex.ac.uk
Website: www.centralsussex.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care, local government
Geographical areas covered: Sussex
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, IT, ESOL
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturday if required and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Could do
Qualifications? Entry Level 1/2
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HASTINGS COLLEGE OF ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
Archery Rd
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0HX
Contact: Danny Meadows
Tel: 01424 442222 ext 8351
E-mail: dmeadows@hastings.ac.uk
Website: www.hastings.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Service, Manufacturing, NHS, Voluntary
Geographical areas covered: Sussex, Kent occasionally
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT embedded, piloting
citizenship
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes
Qualifications? All national qualifications
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NORTHBROOK COLLEGE SUSSEX
Broadwater Campus
Broadwater Rd
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8HJ
Contact: Jan Summers
Tel: 01903 606060
E-mail: j.summers@nbcol.ac.uk
Website: www.northbrook.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Care, NHS, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail
Geographical areas covered: Sussex
Type of Provision: Predominantly Numeracy, Literacy, ESOL, IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Can do Saturdays and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Yes, if a specific learning difficulty
Qualifications? National Tests and new ESOL qualification
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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE
Cross Levels Way
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 2UF
Contact: Simon Allen (Training Solutions dept)
Tel: 01323 637248
E-mail: simon.allen@sussexdowns.ac.uk
Website: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Light industry; pens, plastics, Transport, NHS, Refuse collection
Geographical areas covered: East Sussex, Brighton & Hove
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, Lit/Num with IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Saturdays, Sunday by arrangement and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? No, but individual support if needed
Qualifications? All standard national qualifications
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WEA - SOUTHERN REGION
Workers' Education Association
57 Riverside 2
Sir Thomas Longley Rd
Rochester
Kent
ME2 4DP
Contact: Caroline Richer
Tel: 01634 730101
E-mail: cricher@wea.org.uk
Website: www.wea.org.uk
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Main focus is NHS, Army, Rail workers, Care homes, food
production
Geographical areas covered: Sussex, Kent & Medway
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, Skills for Life, embedded
ESOL & IT
Support for Vocational Training? Yes, preparation for courses
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekends and evenings
Deliver on the Premises? Yes
Bespoke Courses? Yes
Distance learning? No
1 to 1 Tuition? Only if specially funded
Qualifications? National Tests Level 1&2, OCN accredited
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WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL ADULT EDUCATION
SERVICE
2nd Floor, Southfield House
11 Liverpool Gardens
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1RY
Contact: Wendy Cole
Tel: 01903 703571
E-mail: wendy.cole@westsussex.gov.uk
Website: www.westsussex.gov.uk/adulteducation/
Delivery Information:
Sectors: Businss, Care, food, electronics, market gardens, Hospitality & Others
Geographical areas covered: West Sussex
Type of Provision: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL, IT, Skills for Life, Family
Learning
Support for Vocational Training? Yes
Flexible Delivery Times? Weekdays, weekends and evenings
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