We will increase skills through the attainment of vocational and fundamental English and math’s qualifications whilst improving learners’ employability skills and life chances. We aim to increase employment levels, decrease NEET and meet the skills demands of the learners, Local Authorities, employers and LEP’s that we serve.
Nova was established as a private training provider in September 1992 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022. Over the years Nova has operated a number of youth and adult training programmes.
Our head office has always remained in Willenhall town centre (within Walsall Local Authority). Historically we have delivered training programmes across all four Black Country Local Authorities. In 2001 we opened our first centre outside the Black Country, setting up a motor vehicle workshop in Telford.
Since then the company has spread its wings further. Our focus has remained on supporting young people aged 14-24. At the present day, Nova now operates its 14-24 provision from 13 locations. Our centres are located in Birmingham, Cannock, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Dereham, Dudley, Kidderminster, Oldbury, Walsall, Wellington, West Bromwich, Willenhall and Wolverhampton. Our Apprenticeship programmes see us delivering education further afield as we support a number of national employers.
Our programme delivery now includes; 16-18 study programmes, pre-apprenticeships, provision for learners with high needs, apprenticeships and 14-16 alternative provision. We offer maths, English and ICT training as part of our courses and also deliver vocational training in a number sectors and trades.
Maximising learner/customer success and achievement through innovative delivery to improve individual’s life chances and/or employment opportunities, in a safe, secure and nurturing environment underpinned by our specific values of:
Respect, Honesty, Trust, Openness, and Equality of Opportunity for all.
Through a socially inclusive approach, we will provide high-quality training and support to equip individuals with the skills for future employment, further development and/or Further Education. Nova is committed to delivering excellence, providing the best possible experience and effective CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) for our learners and staff alike. With a strong emphasis on Equality and Diversity and a commitment to Safeguarding, we will ensure our learners feel safe and are safe. We aim to be a high-performing organisation with a passion for learning and a dedication to becoming the training provider of choice.