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Developing our staff

We are committed to developing our staff to support the needs of our future workforce.  As a Trust we are an accredited main provider training centre for apprenticeship qualifications and screening qualifications. There is also a selection of internally delivered courses available to staff delivered by a number of different professions and specialties. Leicester Hospitals is also a register member of the East Midlands Leadership Academy providing access to a broad range of leadership and management programmes, 360 degree feedback tools and master classes.

OFSTED Visit to Our Apprenticeship and Development Centre

We underwent an OFSTED monitoring visit in July, as part of a series of national monitoring visits to a sample of new apprenticeship training providers that are funded through the apprenticeship levy. The focus of these visits was across three themes to ensure organisations were making reasonable progress with the new levy;

1. How much progress have leaders made in ensuring that the provider is meeting all the requirements of successful apprenticeship provision?

2. What progress have leaders and managers made in ensuring that apprentices benefit from high quality training that leads to positive outcomes for apprentices?

3. How much progress have leaders and managers made in ensuring that effective safeguarding arrangements are in place?

Across all themes the Leicester Hospitals Apprenticeship and Development Centre was awarded making reasonable progress against the requirements. This is a fantastic achievement and one which the Centre is exceptionally proud of.  Despite being an accredited provider for around 20 years in May 2017 the Trust took on the awe inspiring challenge of not only delivering apprenticeships within a hospital environment but delivering them under a newly launched national initiative where often no precedent existed.

Data Publication and Activity Return to the Department for Education 

  • The Trust is required to complete a return to the Secretary of State on its Apprenticeship starts in 2018/19 to comply with the ESFA funding rules in support of its Public Duty of Care target. This information is also published to enable it to be in the public arena. At Leicester Hospitals in 2018/19 the following has been reported:

  • The number of new apprentices between 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) at the Trust is 290. This compares to 162 in 2017/18          

  • The percentage of the Trusts total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2019 was 2.31% compared to 1.45% in 2017/18. this means we are on track for the Public Duty of Care target and must keep performance up in 2019/20

  • The percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2018 was 1.93% compared to 1.10% in 2017/18.

Contact Details

Should you have an enquiry about Apprenticeship Education Programmes please email apprenticeships@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Should you have a generic learning enquiry please contact learning@uhl-tr.nhs.uk