Nova was established as a Private Training Provider in September 1992 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017. We are part of the recruitment agency Staff Select Ltd. Over the years Nova has operated a number of youth and adult training programmes and also delivered employer led programmes and qualifications such as NVQ's and Apprenticeships.
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.
In recent years 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 provision from 22 locations across the local authorities of Birmingham, Cambridgeshire, Dudley, Essex, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire. Our Apprenticeship programmes and other employer led services see us delivering education further a field. In addition our staffing has also grown significantly, in 2016 we employed around 300 staff.
Our programme delivery now includes; 16-18 Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships, 14-16 School Provision and Apprenticeships for adults. We offer maths, English and ICT training as part of our courses and also deliver vocational training in the following; Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing, Plastering, Warehousing, Retail, Sales, Hospitality, Customer Service, Business Administration, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Motor Vehicle.
We will increase skills through the attainment of vocational and fundamental English and maths 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 LEPs that we serve.
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, Equality of Opportunity for all.
Through a socially inclusive approach, we will provide high quality learning and training support to equip individuals with the skills for future employment, further development and/or Further Education.Nova Training are committed to delivering excellence, providing the best possible experience and effective IAG for all of our learners and staff alike. With a strong emphasis on Equality and Diversity and a commitment to Safeguarding all of our learners / customers we will ensure they feel safe and are safe. We aim to be a high-performing organisation with a passion for learning and a dedication to become the training provider of choice.
Our organisation is subject to various external assessment, below are links to a selection of our external Ofsted and other reports.
Nova Training provides a variety of provisions on behalf of various commissioners. Some of Nova Trainings work is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
ESF funding is used to reduce inactivity among young people and the long-term unemployed and to improve training and skills. It is also investing in education and lifelong learning, and is promoting social inclusion by fighting poverty and discrimination.
Keeping you safe while you are at Nova Training
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2021 Anti-Bullying Policy
06/07/2021 - Bursary Fund Policy 21-22
18/01/2021 - Remote Learning Policy
18/01/2021 - Study Programme Learner Timetable V.1
2020-2025 - Equality & Diversity Action Plan v.1
16-19 Tuition Fund Statement - Sept 2020
Risk Assessment of Nova Training (All Centres)
Nova Training - Cancellation of GCSE Summer Exams As A Result Of Covid-19 Lockdown
Nova Training - GCSE Examinations Summer 2020 – What Happens Next
Nova Training - Update For Apprentices, Employers, Parents And Carers - 2 April 2020
NOVA TRAINING - UPDATE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS 31 March 2020
2019 Safeguarding Child Protection Policy
2019 Data Protection Policy
2019 Safer Recruitment Policy
2019 E-Safety Policy
2019 - Nova Complaints Procedure
Gender Pay Gap Report 5/4/2018
2018 - GDPR Marketing - Privacy Notice
2018 - Privacy Notice for Job Applicants
2017 - Gender Pay
2016 - Ofsted Report
2016 - Nova Training - Key Policies and Duties
2016 - Nova Training - Equality & Diversity Action Plan 2015-2020
2015 - Ofsted (Learner voice improving teaching, learning and assessment)
2013 - Ofsted Inspection Report
2013 - Matrix (information, advice and guidance accreditation) Report
2012 - NOVA Games
2010 - Ofsted Good Practice Report (User Engagement)
2010 - Ofsted Good Practice (Quality Improvement)
2010 - LSIS Safeguarding
2010 - Ofsted Learner Inspection Report
2010 - Ofsted Full Inspection Report
2009 - Ofsted - Citizenship Survey
2009 - Ofsted Moving Through The System
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