Testimonials



Awarding Body ILM - Management Qualifications:

“There is detailed assessment planning. Very in depth and detailed professional discussions, observations and supporting work product evidence. The standards across all portfolios is significantly high. Robust QA systems and management systems which are demonstrated and reflected via the high standards within the portfolios sampled today”



Awarding Body City and Guilds – Learning & Development Qualifications, Supporting Learning in Schools Qualifications: “The centre is working hard to ensure a quality product for their candidates and should be applauded for achieving and maintaining good standards. The centre evidence good planning, review of activity and feedback with their candidates. Both learners interviewed would recommend the programme to others. All staff appropriately experienced and qualified”

Awarding Body City and Guilds – Playwork Qualifications:

“The centre has a very good team and the portfolios have a good structure which are easy to navigate. Learners confirmed they are happy and well supported. Learners are carefully interviewed, have skill scans and complete an individual learning plan which identifies their individual needs being supported. Assessment plans are detailed and feedback supports the learner reviews on their next steps”

Awarding Body City and Guilds – Childcare Qualifications:

“At the start of the programme the learner’s needs are identified and monitored for progression and confidence with reviews throughout the award through to achievement. Assessment plans are detailed and are continually discussed by the learner and their assessor to decide on what the learner should do next. All documents are very well organised and in lie with City and Guilds requirements”

Awarding Body City and Guilds - EQA April 2018 

“This centre works hard to support the very diverse needs of many of their learners.  They invest in the social aspect of their development as well as the qualification.  They provide a place of safety for their learners and ensure that their needs are met.  Many of their learners would not have the confidence to go to a college, but they develop gradually under the wing of the experienced staff here.  Whilst the centre support, they do not push.  They build confidence and also support learners to achieve qualifications.  They pay attention to detail and ensure that all qualification requirements are met, at a pace and using methods to suit the learner.

One of the strengths of the centre is the way the staff support each other and work as a team, and they should be congratulated for that.  I have no hesitation in continuing DCS and recommending DCS for all qualifications seen today.

No action points today - Next EQA activity in 12 months.

Induction carried out and ILP's used.  Learners have the opportunity to voice any development needs they may have, as well as the staff at centre identifying them. Assessment plans can be reviewed at any time throughout their programme, by mutual agreement.

Many of the learners at this centre have very diverse needs.  The centre embrace learners who have needs and meet them, without exception.

A candidate was observed in the classroom, by the assessor, assisting year 2 learners.  The assessor clearly had a good rapport with the candidate, observed unobtrusively and then returned to the centre to write up the observation report.  It was arranged that feedback would be given to the learner at a later date and the date for the next observation was also arranged before the assessor left the school.  I checked the observation report which had been written holistically and captured evidence across many units.

Assessment planning, review, feedback sheets available for all learner which show progress and identify the things the learners need to focus on for the next assessment activity.  IQA feedback is both formative and summative and clearly shows agreement with the assessment decision and/or the development points that the assessor needs to concentrate on and also gives focus to their assessment activity and offers alternative approaches that they could take and outline any additional requirements.”

  Verbal comment from the EQA on the day was that Activ8 are ‘unique’ in what we do

 

Awarding Body Highfields (HABC) – First Aid Qualifications:

“Very good student workbook. All documentation completed in accordance with specification. Robust IQA report with good system in place”

Students Testimonials

Hi Michaela, Thank you for all your help, support and advice today. Both Sam and I feel A lot better now 😀. Although I did get stuck on this one, I've got to say we are getting a lot out of it, and both growing in confidence in our roles, so thank you. Take care

Bev and Sam

The course was excellent; I think it really made a difference to how the staff approach their role as a play worker, and helped some to feel more relaxed about the role of education in play work. It gave me lots of ideas!

Emma

I’ve come out with some new friends and new skills and confidence. I would definitely come back for more courses and put my new skills into practice in employment.

Steven Leathley

Attending the team leadership course over the last couple of months has been most enjoyable and has given me the opportunity to practice new skills and develop old skills. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work as part of a team which increased my confidence.

Maggie Dingwall

In general the team leadership course was brilliant. I learned a mass of information on this course. The people were very helpful with my work and I’m considering doing another course. I recommend this course for those who want to get into work or those who are ambitious

Tim Allis

I have thoroughly enjoyed the team leader course and would appreciate being put down for future courses. I have gained new confidence skills and found that I am more capable than I think. Although I have not gained employment yet, I do hope to soon.

M. Leyman

The course has helped my self esteem and confidence, I have enjoyed the course and would like to do more in the future if I’m able to. Since starting the course I have started work part time.

Mary Lewis

I have enjoyed every minute of doing this leadership course and would love to do another one with the same people as I have got along with everyone and had great laughter. I hope I do gain employment later on in the year.

Jana Baker

I enjoyed the course thoroughly, learned so much. Would love to do more courses, not got employment yet and would like to be able to put my new skills into practice.

Gaynor Donnelly

I have improved confidence and want to go on other courses in the future, I had no negative aspects to the course and have improved skills in team working.

Dawn Busby

Positives from attending the course are my confidence has grown and improved skills.

A.Wardle

With going on this course it has boost my confidence and motivation to apply for jobs. I would like to continue with further training in September if I have not got a job.

Maria Gelder

This course has helped build my self esteem by achieving the qualification and getting to know more people in the local area. The level of teaching was great and it is something I would recommend to others.

Blake

I enjoyed the course and it helped with confidence. I would like to do more courses i.e. customer service and other like courses. It was good to learn more about team leadership.

C.Parry

When I first came to Activ8 I went on a course and I really enjoyed it. I have learnt a lot of information about jobs and how to go about finding one. I would also like to continue to make progress.

Gerald Murphy

Attending Activ8 over the last several weeks has been an invaluable experience and has assisted me in developing existing skills and learning new ones. It has raised my confidence and equipped me with vital skills and knowledge to assist me back into employment. I can highly recommend anyone to attend due to the relaxed, friendly and professional attitude of all in Activ8 Learning.

S.Hudson

I just wanted to reiterate that your session was really good yesterday. I know that the experienced people enjoyed it and even a novice like me could fully engage with and understand it – so thank you. Shabana – Coaching course participant
I would like to thank you for your time and advice on our initial meeting and would like to wish you all the very best for the future on this fantastic service you are offering – Local resident, Strensall
I have recently taken over as a manager. This has been my first management position. I have found the course to be interesting and extremely beneficial. It has helped me no end as a new manager, helping me find my management style. I have found the reflective reviews to be particularly beneficial. It has given me the opportunity to reflect on my own practice. This course has given me confidence in my abilities to be the best manager I can be. The course has given me lots of ideas and also reinforced the ideas I had about the type of manager I should be. As a result the members of my team are settled and happy and our customer feedback is very positive. Helen, Child Care Manager
Jack and Jills Nursery School have been using Activ8 Learning for the past few years. We would not hesitate to recommend Activ8 to other childcare providers. Their tutors are always committed to our trainees and are always on time and we also have a very good rapport with them. Julie Watson - Jack and Jills Nursery School, Thirsk

COURSE FEEDBACK

I’ve come out with some new friends and new skills and confidence. I would definitely come back for more courses and put my new skills into practice in employment - Steven Attending the team leadership course over the last couple of months has been most enjoyable and has given me the opportunity to practice new skills and develop old skills. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work as part of a team which increased my confidence - Maggie

In general the team leadership course was brilliant. I learned a mass of information on this course. The people were very helpful with my work and I’m considering doing another course. I recommend this course for those who want to get into work or those who are ambitious - Tim

I have thoroughly enjoyed the team leader course and would appreciate being put down for future courses. I have gained new confidence skills and found that I am more capable than I think. Although I have not gained full-time employment yet, I do hope to soon - Margaret

The course has helped my self-esteem and confidence. I have enjoyed the course and would like to do more in the future if I’m able to. Since starting the course I have started work part time - Mary

I have enjoyed every minute of doing this leadership course and would love to do another one with the same people as I have got along with everyone and had great laughter. I hope I do gain employment later on in the year - Jana

I enjoyed the course thoroughly, learned so much. Would love to do more courses, not got employment yet and would like to be able to put my new skills into practice – Gaynor

I have improved confidence and want to go on other courses in the future, I had no negative aspects to the course and have improved skills in team working - Dawn

Positives from attending this course are my confidence has grown and improved my skills - Alan

With going on this course it has boosted my confidence and motivation to apply for jobs. I would like to continue with further training in September if I have not got a job - Maria

This course has helped build my self-esteem by achieving the qualification and getting to know more people in the local area. The level of teaching was great and it is something I would recommend to others - Blake

I enjoyed the course and it helped with confidence. I would like to do more courses i.e. customer service and other like courses. It was good to learn more about team leadership - Chris

When I first went on a course I really enjoyed it. I have learnt a lot of information about jobs and how to go about finding one. I would also like to continue to make progress – Gerald