VQ Solutions Ltd was established in 2008 and has provided a range of services in the delivery of vocational training both in the UK and also internationally. Members of our team have advised, through consultancy, international governments and blue-chip organisations on implementation and development of technical and vocational education and training.
Quickly establishing itself as a quality training organisation, VQ was awarded a direct contract with the Skills Funding Agency to deliver apprenticeships.
Since then, VQ has expanded its apprenticeship offering. It is now the largest apprenticeship provider in England for Network Cable Installer apprenticeships. It also offers a range of other apprenticeships including business administration, digital marketing, network engineering, management and HR.
We care about providing the right information to potential apprentices and employers. Becoming an apprentice or hiring an apprentice is new to many and we make sure we are always available to support this.
We care about the recruitment because the success of an apprenticeship stems from this process. The business has to be right for the apprentice and the apprentice has to be right for the business. It’s not a numbers game.
We care about delivery. Our programmes are innovative and we embrace the use of technology. Learning has to be focussed, fun and functional.
We care about the welfare of our apprentices and our staff are on hand to respond, support, guide, advise and make sure your apprenticeship is a success
We were inspected by OfSTED in February 2020 and were rated as GOOD. Some of the key findings were:
Apprentices receive good support from staff. Staff know their apprentices very well and use this knowledge to provide useful learning activities that enable apprentices to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours.
Managers recruit apprentices carefully and enable them to settle well into their job roles and quickly develop their confidence and independence. Employers are impressed by apprentices’ willingness to innovate and to take on increased responsibility early in their apprenticeship. For example, apprentices in business management, who previously would not have put themselves forward, now take the lead on ‘time to talk day’, which promotes talking about mental health in the workplace.
Apprentices demonstrate high levels of respect for staff, peers and colleagues at work, contributing well to a positive workplace culture. Apprentices enjoy the opportunities to work with their peers at workshops to share experiences from their different workplaces.
Apprentices feel safe at work and in the learning environment. Most apprentices have a sound understanding of fundamental British values, staying safe online, and the dangers of radicalisation and extremism. Apprentices, particularly those based in larger towns and cities, have a good understanding of local risks such as the dangers of, for example, knife crime and county lines.