Learning and earning in North Tyneside

Barnardo’s Palmersville Training

Barnardo's Palmersville Training has been a work based learning provider for over 25 years, creating opportunities for children and young people to enable them to reach their full potential, and enhance their future prospects and job opportunities. We achieve this by offering a variety of programmes – Apprenticeships, Foundation Learning, Adult Skills (to age 24), and working with School learners – all tailored to meet individual need and to ensure fit for purpose training for young people that is relevant to current job market requirements and promotes a positive progression into work or further training.

Key Facts/USP

  • Additional Support Given – regardless learning or social need all of our learners are given support to overcome the barriers to their learning
  • Purpose built premises – easily accessible
  • Quality resources – staff, equipment, assessors, awarding bodies
  • Roll on Roll Off – no academic holidays – responsive to learner need and quick starts
  • Robust IAG, engagement skills – understand the learner and flexibly adapt programmes to meet their individual need
  • Existing partnership working throughout North Tyneside – employers and training providers, as well as national opportunities in retail and hospitality
  • Success with positive progressions into education training or employment with current programmes
  • Success with achievement of recognised qualifications
  • Existing systems, protocols, procedures that are effective – a quality provision operating within a national children's charity
  • Individual need led programs – Initial Assessment, learning preferences etc with flexibility so every learner has the opportunity to succeed
  • Robust reporting, feedback, evidence systems
  • Vocational courses – Hairdressing, Beauty, Hospitality, Painting & Decorating, Customer Services, Retail, Business Administration – additionally a partner who offers motor vehicle qualifications
  • Flexible curriculum to accommodate additional identified need eg bespoke short courses offered in house to address barriers to learning such as confidence building, drug awareness etc
  • Math, English and ICT – functional skills are supported throughout all of the programmes we offer
  • Preparation for working life – a portfolio of units including CV writing, job search, developing communication skills, working as a team member, healthy eating

Why choose us?

"We take huge pride in being part of Barnardo's Apprenticeship Programme. Palmersville Training have offered support and involved us fully in the Apprenticeship learning programme. We have had the satisfaction of seeing the individuals achieve their potential and at the same time it has helped to fulfil our business needs" (Mantrae Hair Design (Wallsend))

"They have an amazing training scheme for young people……They achieve it through hard work, dedication and the committed support of Barnardo's staff." (Jane Hall, The Journal, Restaurant reviews)

"I knew at once that I'd been right to choose Palmersville Training. The centre has really good training facilities….I completed my qualification in 16 month…..Palmersville Training was the best thing I ever did and now I have a job I really love!" (Joanne Hay, Painter & Decorator)

"Daniel was very shy at first and not very outgoing…..we tried Daniel on checkouts and he did really well here, this built his confidence …he is now a multi-skilled colleague" (Anne Willis, Asda)

"I really enjoy what I do and I have gained a lot of experience and new skills which will help me widen my career path in the future" (Cheryl Business Administration Apprentice, Barnardo's)

"We are committed to creating jobs and training opportunities for young people in North Tyneside, and I am delighted that, through this project, we have been able to offer valuable work-based experience for these keen learners. They should be extremely proud of their contribution to this important scheme" (Mrs Linda Arkley, elected Mayor of North Tyneside discussing the work some of our learners did on the outdoor pool at Tynemouth Longsands)

"...he had a brilliant interview, (and) absolutely shone and impressed them so much with his knowledge and enthusiasm" (Workforce development Lead within the NHS) about a Palmersville learner Craig who is now a full time Health Trainer and says that "It's the best thing I've ever done!"