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February Update
February 2023
Welcome to the
February Newsletter
February Update Page 1
View our upcoming
courses from page 7.
It is really great that Apprenticeships are being given an increasingly higher profile.
New government regulation requires schools to ensure that students have the
opportunity to hear about apprenticeships regularly as they progress through school.
As a result, SBC Training is being invited to talk to more year groups in local
schools. In February we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week and were part of
the All About Apprenticeships event at the Shrewsbury Town Football Stadium. A little
more about that later.
We are now in to our campaign to register apprenticeship opportunities for this year’s
school and college leavers so do get in touch if you feel you can benefit from a keen
extra pair of hands.
Featured In this newsletter:
• New partnership lays the foundations for plastering
• National Apprenticeship Week
• Apprenticeship Tips and Hints
• Business Workshops and Construction “Have a Go” event success!
• Course Dates 2023
February Update Page 2
New partnership lays the
foundations for plastering
SBC Training is really excited to have partnered with V&D Interiors to offer apprenticeships in
plastering. V&D Interiors is a specialist drylining and exteriors contractor that delivers large
complex projects across the Midlands, North West and Yorkshire and has become one of the
UK’s leading drylining contractors with over 150 operatives across three regional sites.
Paul Nightingale of V&D Interiors said “We are aware that there is a serious skills shortage in the
industry so we decided to develop our own training centre. Based in Dawley Bank, Telford the
facility has been delivering short courses and is now ready to progress to offer full
apprenticeships. The apprentices will be employed by V&D Interiors and attend for skills training
guided by SBC Training”
Colin Thaw MD of SBC Training said “This is a very important step for the construction sector in
this area, as previously Dudley was the nearest training centre for plastering. We have been
working with the CITB and V&D Interiors to support its development and are looking forward to
welcoming the first cohorts of apprentices this year, with intakes planned for May and
September.”
February Update Page 3
National Apprenticeship Week & All
About Apprenticeships
This year's National Apprenticeship Week was held from February 6th through February 12th.
We had an incredible response from our apprentices, businesses, and the media to help publicise
apprenticeships, and we would like to extend our thanks; all the videos were fantastic. We have some
exceptional apprentices and employers!
Amanda Carpenter was invited to speak to several media outlets about how apprenticeships benefit
both young people and employers. She was shining a spotlight on apprenticeships and celebrating their
successes, as well as raising awareness of the many different pathways available. Here is a link to her
podcast produced with ROUS+ https://bit.ly/3jUpKRB.
Our BDOs Emily Challender and Colin Preece, were also out and about that week talking to the next
generation of apprentices. Colin spoke at The Priory School in Shrewsbury and Sir John Talbot’s in
Whitchurch, whilst Emily represented SBC Training at The Marches School careers fair. Thank you very
much to the schools for hosting us!
We were also at the All About Apprenticeships Event, which was organised by MSPN and held at
Shrewsbury Football ground; we had a fantastic turnout at our stand. We spoke with so many people
during the event, and hope to see you all after you finish school and college. We were joined on our
stand by Paul Nightingale from V and D Interiors. We will be collaborating with V and D to provide
plastering apprenticeships from summer. We hope you had a good time, Paul!
Visitors may have noticed two huge balloons at our stand. This year is our 40th birthday, and to
celebrate, we held a competition in which visitors to our stand could win an SBC Training party bag
containing an Amazon voucher, sweets, and other party bag essentials. Marley, who currently attends
Shrewsbury Sixth Form, was the lucky winner; congratulations, Marley!
February Update Page 4
National Apprenticeship Week &
All About Apprenticeships
Emily, Natasha, Sarah & Paul at the
All about Apprenticeships event.
James who is completing a
finance apprenticeship with our
partners Aico.
Emily at The Marches School career
fair Congratulations Marley
February Update Page 5
Apprenticeship Tips and Hints –
Apprenticeships are a Partnership
Apprenticeships are a Partnership
Employer, Apprentice, Training Provider; this is such an important partnership and all must work together
to have the maximum impact. If employer and training provider are working in isolation then the
programme will be disjointed and confusing for the apprentice. The ideal scenario is the employer
working in conjunction with the training provider to plan and co-ordinate the learning and experience,
with the apprentice at the heart of the programme. Communication and co-operation are key to
successfully developing a skilled and motivated employee.
Business Workshops and Construction “Have
a Go” event success!
This month, we hosted events for potential apprentices to learn more about two sectors we offer
apprenticeships in.
We held a Business sector workshop for people to come and learn more about apprenticeships
in Business Administration, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Finance, and Digital Support,
and we held a Construction “Have a Go Day” for carpentry, bricklaying and electrical trades.
At the Business workshops attendees were able to talk to the trainers who deliver the
apprenticeships to learn more about the apprenticeships, what they entail, and future
progression once the apprenticeship is completed.
The construction "Have a Go" day, enabled attendees to participate in hands-on activities. They
were able to practice laying bricks, have a go at some carpentry, as well as speaking with the
trainers who deliver the apprenticeships.
At both events they met the head of recruitment, who spoke with them about the process of
applying for an apprenticeship, where to find them advertised online, our vacancies, how to find
potential employers and joining our talent pool.
We had some construction naturals in the group and we are now keen to recruit more employers
who will benefit from having these great youngsters as apprentices.
February Update Page 6
Business Workshops and Construction
“Have a Go” event success!
Best Bricklaying of the day, 16 years old
and never picked up a brick, a young
talent.
Carpentry with Paul
Bricklaying with Andy
All set up and ready for the first attendees.
Course Dates 2023
Contact us to find out more and to enrol:
Call: 01743 454810
Email: courses@sbc-training.co.uk
Inspection and Testing (City and Guilds 2391) 1 week course
• Final assessment to be arranged with delegates on an individual basis
• Course cost £840pp +VAT
• Session dates:
• 6th - 10th March
• 4th - 8th September
• We recommend that delegates have a thorough understanding of the 18th Edition wiring regulations
and are experienced electricians, who are still to achieve their qualifications in inspection and testing or
who may wish to update their skills.
18th Edition (City and Guilds 2382)
• Now covering amendment 2 (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022)
• Session dates:
• 27th - 29th June
• 12th – 14th September
• Open-book exam will take place in the afternoon of the last day
• Course cost: £375pp + VAT per person
• For additional dates, please contact us
• Or go ahead and sit your exam for £109pp + VAT – please call 01743 454810 to find out our
availability
February Update Page 7
Award in Education and Training (Level 3)
This course is for trainers, teachers or prospective teachers working in further education, work based
learning or community provision.
Learning is delivered online and additional high quality coursework in the form of books and online training
materials.
Course details:
• Delivered online
• Begins Thursday 6th April (Every other Thursday)
• Session time 2pm- 5pm
• 6/7 Sessions
• Finishes 22nd June 2023
Course cost £600+ VAT & £55 Certification fee.
Course Dates 2023
Contact us to find out more and to enrol:
Call: 01743 454810
Email: courses@sbc-training.co.uk
Step in to Management
The course includes:
• Time management
• Planning
• Communication
• Performance Management
• Team Development
• Motivating the Team
• Minimising Conflict
February Update Page 8
First Aid
• Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course) £60pp +VAT
• 27th February
• 27th March
• 24th April
• First Aid at Work (3 day course) £175pp +VAT
• 20th - 22nd March
• 15th - 17th May
• Basic life support (1/2 day course)
• Contact us to discuss how we could deliver this for you and your business
Dates available:
19th & 26th April 2023
5th & 12th July 2023
Course Fee £250 + VAT
The course will be held at SBC Training: 19G Vanguard Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY1 3TG
A two-day course for supervisors and junior managers who need to understand the building blocks of
successful management.

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February Newsletter.pptx

  • 1. February Update February 2023 Welcome to the February Newsletter February Update Page 1 View our upcoming courses from page 7. It is really great that Apprenticeships are being given an increasingly higher profile. New government regulation requires schools to ensure that students have the opportunity to hear about apprenticeships regularly as they progress through school. As a result, SBC Training is being invited to talk to more year groups in local schools. In February we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week and were part of the All About Apprenticeships event at the Shrewsbury Town Football Stadium. A little more about that later. We are now in to our campaign to register apprenticeship opportunities for this year’s school and college leavers so do get in touch if you feel you can benefit from a keen extra pair of hands. Featured In this newsletter: • New partnership lays the foundations for plastering • National Apprenticeship Week • Apprenticeship Tips and Hints • Business Workshops and Construction “Have a Go” event success! • Course Dates 2023
  • 2. February Update Page 2 New partnership lays the foundations for plastering SBC Training is really excited to have partnered with V&D Interiors to offer apprenticeships in plastering. V&D Interiors is a specialist drylining and exteriors contractor that delivers large complex projects across the Midlands, North West and Yorkshire and has become one of the UK’s leading drylining contractors with over 150 operatives across three regional sites. Paul Nightingale of V&D Interiors said “We are aware that there is a serious skills shortage in the industry so we decided to develop our own training centre. Based in Dawley Bank, Telford the facility has been delivering short courses and is now ready to progress to offer full apprenticeships. The apprentices will be employed by V&D Interiors and attend for skills training guided by SBC Training” Colin Thaw MD of SBC Training said “This is a very important step for the construction sector in this area, as previously Dudley was the nearest training centre for plastering. We have been working with the CITB and V&D Interiors to support its development and are looking forward to welcoming the first cohorts of apprentices this year, with intakes planned for May and September.”
  • 3. February Update Page 3 National Apprenticeship Week & All About Apprenticeships This year's National Apprenticeship Week was held from February 6th through February 12th. We had an incredible response from our apprentices, businesses, and the media to help publicise apprenticeships, and we would like to extend our thanks; all the videos were fantastic. We have some exceptional apprentices and employers! Amanda Carpenter was invited to speak to several media outlets about how apprenticeships benefit both young people and employers. She was shining a spotlight on apprenticeships and celebrating their successes, as well as raising awareness of the many different pathways available. Here is a link to her podcast produced with ROUS+ https://bit.ly/3jUpKRB. Our BDOs Emily Challender and Colin Preece, were also out and about that week talking to the next generation of apprentices. Colin spoke at The Priory School in Shrewsbury and Sir John Talbot’s in Whitchurch, whilst Emily represented SBC Training at The Marches School careers fair. Thank you very much to the schools for hosting us! We were also at the All About Apprenticeships Event, which was organised by MSPN and held at Shrewsbury Football ground; we had a fantastic turnout at our stand. We spoke with so many people during the event, and hope to see you all after you finish school and college. We were joined on our stand by Paul Nightingale from V and D Interiors. We will be collaborating with V and D to provide plastering apprenticeships from summer. We hope you had a good time, Paul! Visitors may have noticed two huge balloons at our stand. This year is our 40th birthday, and to celebrate, we held a competition in which visitors to our stand could win an SBC Training party bag containing an Amazon voucher, sweets, and other party bag essentials. Marley, who currently attends Shrewsbury Sixth Form, was the lucky winner; congratulations, Marley!
  • 4. February Update Page 4 National Apprenticeship Week & All About Apprenticeships Emily, Natasha, Sarah & Paul at the All about Apprenticeships event. James who is completing a finance apprenticeship with our partners Aico. Emily at The Marches School career fair Congratulations Marley
  • 5. February Update Page 5 Apprenticeship Tips and Hints – Apprenticeships are a Partnership Apprenticeships are a Partnership Employer, Apprentice, Training Provider; this is such an important partnership and all must work together to have the maximum impact. If employer and training provider are working in isolation then the programme will be disjointed and confusing for the apprentice. The ideal scenario is the employer working in conjunction with the training provider to plan and co-ordinate the learning and experience, with the apprentice at the heart of the programme. Communication and co-operation are key to successfully developing a skilled and motivated employee. Business Workshops and Construction “Have a Go” event success! This month, we hosted events for potential apprentices to learn more about two sectors we offer apprenticeships in. We held a Business sector workshop for people to come and learn more about apprenticeships in Business Administration, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Finance, and Digital Support, and we held a Construction “Have a Go Day” for carpentry, bricklaying and electrical trades. At the Business workshops attendees were able to talk to the trainers who deliver the apprenticeships to learn more about the apprenticeships, what they entail, and future progression once the apprenticeship is completed. The construction "Have a Go" day, enabled attendees to participate in hands-on activities. They were able to practice laying bricks, have a go at some carpentry, as well as speaking with the trainers who deliver the apprenticeships. At both events they met the head of recruitment, who spoke with them about the process of applying for an apprenticeship, where to find them advertised online, our vacancies, how to find potential employers and joining our talent pool. We had some construction naturals in the group and we are now keen to recruit more employers who will benefit from having these great youngsters as apprentices.
  • 6. February Update Page 6 Business Workshops and Construction “Have a Go” event success! Best Bricklaying of the day, 16 years old and never picked up a brick, a young talent. Carpentry with Paul Bricklaying with Andy All set up and ready for the first attendees.
  • 7. Course Dates 2023 Contact us to find out more and to enrol: Call: 01743 454810 Email: courses@sbc-training.co.uk Inspection and Testing (City and Guilds 2391) 1 week course • Final assessment to be arranged with delegates on an individual basis • Course cost £840pp +VAT • Session dates: • 6th - 10th March • 4th - 8th September • We recommend that delegates have a thorough understanding of the 18th Edition wiring regulations and are experienced electricians, who are still to achieve their qualifications in inspection and testing or who may wish to update their skills. 18th Edition (City and Guilds 2382) • Now covering amendment 2 (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022) • Session dates: • 27th - 29th June • 12th – 14th September • Open-book exam will take place in the afternoon of the last day • Course cost: £375pp + VAT per person • For additional dates, please contact us • Or go ahead and sit your exam for £109pp + VAT – please call 01743 454810 to find out our availability February Update Page 7 Award in Education and Training (Level 3) This course is for trainers, teachers or prospective teachers working in further education, work based learning or community provision. Learning is delivered online and additional high quality coursework in the form of books and online training materials. Course details: • Delivered online • Begins Thursday 6th April (Every other Thursday) • Session time 2pm- 5pm • 6/7 Sessions • Finishes 22nd June 2023 Course cost £600+ VAT & £55 Certification fee.
  • 8. Course Dates 2023 Contact us to find out more and to enrol: Call: 01743 454810 Email: courses@sbc-training.co.uk Step in to Management The course includes: • Time management • Planning • Communication • Performance Management • Team Development • Motivating the Team • Minimising Conflict February Update Page 8 First Aid • Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course) £60pp +VAT • 27th February • 27th March • 24th April • First Aid at Work (3 day course) £175pp +VAT • 20th - 22nd March • 15th - 17th May • Basic life support (1/2 day course) • Contact us to discuss how we could deliver this for you and your business Dates available: 19th & 26th April 2023 5th & 12th July 2023 Course Fee £250 + VAT The course will be held at SBC Training: 19G Vanguard Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY1 3TG A two-day course for supervisors and junior managers who need to understand the building blocks of successful management.