Online Directory of 16 to 18 provision on Merseyside

GMLPF has developed a live online directory of Apprenticeships and other training opportunities available for young people aged 16 to 18 in the Merseyside area.

Training options

Mapped Out Online has been designed to help young people explore the training options available to them when they leave school, or if they drop out of college. These include Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Study Programmes and NVQs, searchable by industry sector. The directory provides useful information such as the location of training providers and colleges who provide the courses, transport routes, and details of additional support available including financial support.

Tool for advisors

Mapped Out Online is a useful tool for individuals and organisations who advise and guide young people in their careers choices including schools, parents, careers advisors, youth centres and community organisations.

Researching options

James Glendenning, chief executive of GMLPF said

Mapped Out Online is one of the projects that GMLPF is investing in to help Merseyside’s young people start successful careers by developing their skills. Sometimes the first step in this important journey can be the most difficult – researching the options and just finding out exactly what courses and opportunities are out there. Mapped Out Online, which once launched will list courses from over 60 Merseyside training providers and colleges, will go some way to overcoming this first hurdle.”

Mapped Out Online directory is a web version of the printed fold-out poster of Apprenticeships provision which has been widely distributed across Merseyside for the last 3 years. GMLPF would like to thank Greater Merseyside Career Connect Partnership for their invaluable input during the consultation stages of Mapped Out Online.

Mapped Out Online is currently in test stages and will be formally launched in January. For further information please contact [email protected]

Ofsted Grade 2 for Morthyng

Rotherham based charitable vocational training provider, and GMLPF member, Morthyng Group has been awarded Grade 2- GOOD by Ofsted, based on their inspection from 13th to 17th October 2014. Notably, they received an OUTSTANDING for the safeguarding of young people in learning. This is Morthyng’s second OUTSTANDING grade in successive Ofsted inspections, the last being in 2011.

Morthyng Group delivers Study Programmes in Rotherham. Doncaster, Corby and Merseyside.

Collaboration to raise standards of education and safeguarding

With the announcement of their Grade 2 result, Morthyng Group are taking the opportunity to  emphasise they are open and willing to collaborate with all organisations to help raise the general standards of education, and specifically the safeguarding of young people in all geographical areas.

People not profits

Chris MacCormac CEO of the group said

“This is a great result from a difficult and stringent inspection regime, and we are proud to buck the trend and bring good news to our home town of Rotherham and the wider communities we serve”.

“Our staff are experienced, qualified and committed to putting the learner at the centre of all we do, a company where people count, not profits.”