Go Train currently delivers in 20 locations and has training centres across London, Birmingham and the South of England. Our large regional footprint means we cooperate with many referral partners including Jobcentre Plus, work programme providers and charities. We are asked a lot of questions about our delivery and what we can do for our mutual customers to move them closer and into employment.
What is Go Train’s Focus?
We are unusual for a training organisation because we have a dual focus (1) scale and quality of course delivery and (2) number of job outcomes. We are measured and funded on the number of courses delivered and the number of jobs secured for our customers, therefore we are aligned with the JCP’s main focus. All our training programmes are about moving people closer to or in to work.
How Long Do Your Courses Last?
Our programmes last between one week and two months, but the majority are completed in between one and four weeks. We deliver in a short period for several reasons: we find this reduces drop outs and increases completions and therefore leads to successful job outcomes; we also find quick delivery means people do not forget what they have learnt the week before so it increases retention and progress; fast group delivery builds team spirit and generates peer support.
We teach in small groups for effective learning and to enable us to focus on each learner’s individual needs; it also develops a trusted relationship with our Tutor’s and therefore a positive learning experience.
How Do You Control Quality of Provision?
We have an internal audit team and an internal quality team. We are audited to ESFA standards and are in the highest grade for quality consistently. We have low rates of withdrawal (less the 7%) and have high job outcome rates – depending on centre between 25% and 75%. Despite the fact that we are big, we are also highly focused on the individual learner.
How Large is Go Train?
Go Train has 200+ staff across 20 permanent centres and additional outreach centres throughout London, Birmingham, Kent, Essex and Wiltshire. Go Train has supported tens of thousands to enter and sustain employment since 2002 and delivered 22,000 qualifications over the last 12 months. Go Train is committed to meeting the learning and wider support needs of individuals.
Can We Visit and See Delivery First Hand?
Yes – we welcome centre visits and probably have a centre near you. To find your nearest centre click here.