Headline: GK Training Services featured in The Parliamentary Review

Industry and politics come together once again in this year's Parliamentary Review - one of the UK's most widely circulated political publications. Contained within are the voices of the prime minister, co-chairmen Lord Blunkett and Lord Pickles and organisations that excel, who provide their commentary on a variety of pertinent topics. The publication affords organisations across the country to tell their side of the story to those whose hands are on the levers of the UK economy.

Hayley Johnson-Tonks joined GK Training Services in 2008, with a view to retaining and improving the culture of self-improvement and equal opportunities that had attracted her to the role in the first place. GK has a clear vision for its learners, and Hayley tells The Parliamentary Review how they hope to improve their offerings and the experience of young people they work with

Now a key fixture in the political calendar, The Review's chief editor, David Curry, says he looks forward to having the hard work of all the representatives involved being shown to their audience: "With such an extraordinary range of organisations involved, this year's Parliamentary Review will undoubtedly be some of the most insightful reading that could be recommended for politicians and businesses alike."

Writing in The Review, the prime minister says that "British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review."

GK Training Services's article can be viewed here:

Securing Non-Levy provision Update

GKTS has unfortunately been unsuccessful in securing non-levy provision. This is only due to being a smaller organisation. At present GKTS will honour the apprenticeships they have on programme ensuring they complete. As of July 2018 all apprenticeships on programme will have achieved. GKTS will then focus solely on Study Programmes and Traineeships until further notice.

Securing Non-Levy provision

GKTS has submitted a bid to enable them to deliver apprenticeships to non-levy provision. This is for small employers with a pay bill under 3 million pounds. Results of this application are expected from Government mid to late November 2017.

GK Training Services applies for Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)

GKTS have been successful in their application for RoATP and are now on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. This means that GK can deliver apprenticeships to Levy paying employers, with a paybill over 3 million pounds.

GK Training Services participated in Wigan Council Ofsted inspection – June 2016

As part of our sub-contract with Wigan Council GK Training Services were required to participate in the Osted inspection in June 2016. GK training are pleased to announce that Wigan Council Skills and Learning achieved a Grade 2. Apprenticeship provision was awarded Grade 2.

GKTS achieves a Grade 2 in their Ofsted inspection

In an Ofsted inspection in November 2015, GK Training Services achieved a Grade 2 ‘Good’ grading.  Ofsted inspectors spent four days at the company inspecting the quality of delivery of our programmes, observing teaching and interviewing learners, employers and staff to discover the impact these programmes have on the aspirations and potential of our learners.

The report, which is available on the Ofsted website, identified key areas which enhance the learner’s experience and help them to achieve their full potential, and provided detail on the good quality of teaching, learning and assessment; the very good success and progression rates; the effective support in place for all learners; our commitment to promoting a culture of respect for individual differences and diversity; and our understanding of the local community and learner’s needs.