Award winning salon Group Francesco has become successful in being included on the Government’s prestigious register of apprenticeship training providers.
In November 2016, Francesco Group, along with all other UK training providers, had to apply to the Government to be included on a new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Although a very rigorous process, Francesco Group finally have received their results and have been successful.
The Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers shows that an organisation is approved to deliver apprenticeship training to employers using the apprenticeship service and all organisations and employers that want to deliver apprenticeship training, have to meet the requirements of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Only training providers on the register can deliver and assess apprenticeship training.
To meet the requirements and be successful in being included on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, Francesco Group were assessed on the following areas:
- Meeting the needs of apprentices and employers
- Quality of training
- Resources and staffing
- Approaches to safeguarding
- Performance management and measuring success
Francesco Group’s training academies have gone from strength to strength since opening. Launched in September 2017, Francesco Group Poole’s apprenticeship numbers have increased by an astounding 50% in the three years. Not only have the apprenticeship numbers increased for the Poole Academy, the hairdressing group’s success rates have also risen. Over the three-year period, apprenticeship rates have increased from 67% to 83%, with 80% of apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship courses going into employment within the industry. These figures, along with being included on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, show Francesco Group’s fantastic growth and success. Many local providers were not successful in being included on the list, which shows that hairdressing group really do deliver high-quality thorough apprenticeship training.
Director of Operations, Andrea Owen commented, “It’s such a fantastic achievement to be accepted on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. All of our Francesco Group team should feel very proud about all their hard work. At Francesco Group we love to see our apprentices progress and always provide personal guidance and monitoring throughout all our courses to help apprentices achieve their goals and be successful.”