Introduction to London Learning Consortium
Introduction from Stephen Jeffery (to be added)
Outline and Description of the Organisation We are a Community Interest Company that works for the benefit of communities and businesses across London. We provide a range of services to our members and funders within the learning and skills sector across London. Our membership is drawn from Voluntary and Community Sector learning providers and other learning and skills delivery partnerships. Our members represent the most disadvantaged groups in the region and deliver services in a holistic manner providing a bespoke package of learning, skills and support within a transitional framework.
London Learning Consortium History As the organisation is approaching the end of its eighth year it is worth outlining for reference the progress we have made in a relatively short period of time; •
2005 S. London CVS partnership is awarded ESF contract sustaining community learning by the London South Learning and Skills Council. Initial staff team recruited to pilot a voluntary sector learning and skills consortium across six S. London boroughs commences.
2006 S. London learning consortium commences trading activities incubated by Sutton CVS. Steering group develops into first board, S LLC has three staff and income of £250,000
2007 S. London learning consortium incorporated employs 4.5 staff and income of £440,000. Constituted as a CIC and trading arm of SLCVSP.
2008 revenue increases to £1.2 million and a membership of nearly 120 organisations.
2009 name is changed to London learning consortium income rises to £1.6 million we have over 160 members and employee ten staff. LLC helps set up 3SC and Fair Train.
2010 A year of stability and infrastructure development. Income remained at £1.6 million as did membership and staff team.
2011 income grew to £3.2 million staffing increased to 25 and membership exceeded over 200 organisations.
2012 saw LLC grow its income to over £3.5 million with internal staff team of 30 operating from two premises and membership of 230 organisations. These included 26 subcontractors and the highest value of contracting to the third sector in our history.LLC achieves legal independence from SLCVSP. LLC sets up its own charitable subsidiary ‘The London Learning Foundation’.
Vision, Mission & Values Vision: Improving prosperity for all through learning Mission: To deliver the best opportunities together Values: We value: - Our communities of learning and our responsibilities to them - Our customersâ€™ aspirations - Our people and their contributions - Quality and innovation in the work that we do
Descriptions of who our Learners are LLC provide a wide range of training, learning and educational programmes. We have extensive experience providing services that can help our customers make the right choices whether it is for their organisation, their own career, employment aims, or for their local community. Our learners: - may be people who are unemployed, and seeking to develop their employability (19+) - may be people currently employed and looking to develop their skills further via an apprenticeship of work place learning - may be people who are unable to attend regular classes but wish to develop further through our E-learning facilities.
Full case studies can be read on our website: www.londonlc.org.uk/about-us/case-studies/
What we do Classroom Learning London Learning Consortium offer a number of courses which are designed to provide people with the knowledge and skills that are needed to get back into the job market. As well as undertaking a vocational course, you will have the opportunity to develop/refresh the essential skills needed to help you to search for a job and prepare for an interview. Fully Funded Programmes for Unemployed People Many of the classroom courses are suitable for those who are currently unemployed. If you are aged 19+ and in receipt of either Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment Support Allowance (in the Work Related Activity Group) then you may be eligible for your course to be fully funded. You will also need to have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years. If you are currently employed, then these courses may be co-funded. Apprenticeships An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some nationally recognised qualifications as you go. In order to apply for an apprenticeship, you must be currently employed. Apprenticeships are more than just a qualification. They provide high quality training opportunities to those who want to learn new skills and gain qualifications while working. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers and industry to ensure you are gaining the knowledge needed for you to excel in your chosen career. LLC Professional Work Place Learning As well as our wide range of part-time or full-time vocational programmes, LLC offer a wide choice of professional and higher level qualifications and units, as well as short accredited and non- accredited programmes. These programmes are suitable for professionals like yourselves to acquire new skills and knowledge which will help you and your organisation stay ahead of the game. Our programmes are taught by experienced and committed trainers and assessors, and are designed to be flexible and convenient as well as providing great value for money. Discounted rates are available for corporate groups and LLC members. Training can be delivered at our venues across London and we also offer ‘in house’ delivery solutions at an employer’s premises. E-learning Our E-learning courses offer you all the flexibility you need to study at home (or anywhere else that has an Internet connection), at a time and pace that is convenient for you. Our qualifications are fully accredited, vocationally based and highly valued by employers.
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Employers we work with
To date in this academic year (2013/14) LLC worked with 9 employers. Predominantly LLC have worked with Third Sector organisations providing Apprenticeships.
LLC Organisational Chart
Organisational Chart LLC Board
CEO Stephen Jeffery
HR & Recruitment Assistant
EA & HR Officer
Head of Contracts
Head of Curriculum & Standards
Head of Finance & Contracts
Marketing & Membership Co-ordinator
MI Officer Peter Stenlake
Finance Manager Kathleen Deegan
New Deputy CEO & Chief Operations Officer Heather Armstrong
Marketing & Membership Assistant
ICT Support Specialist Chris Ferrett
Quality & Standards Co-ordinator Marion Nicol
Finance Administrators x2
Customer Service Team x 2
Karina Henry & Julie Sekitende
Pearl Bugden, Cat Street,
Sector Lead & App Programme Manager Carolyn Langford Sarah Crangle
Training Delivery Manager Yvonne Porteous
Enrolment Advisor Tutors , Trainers & Assessors Eudene Sukwah, Adebisi Adedayo Simone Mascoll, Vanessa Logan, Om Akinsiku
IQA Centre Admin Sue Hart
Training Team Admin Hermione Evans