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School leavers

Qube is one of England’s most successful Traineeship providers. We sit on the Education and Skill’s Funding Agency’s Traineeship Policy Group to help direct the future of the programme, and are winners and finalists of multiple social mobility awards.

Since 2014, we have positioned Traineeships as a key intervention for young people including school leavers. This includes:

  • Training over 1,700 achieving Trainees
  • An overall 83% achievement rate
  • A 78% progression rate into a positive outcome e.g., employment or an Apprenticeship; and
  • 93% of Trainees who progress to a Qube Apprenticeship achieve.

Our established Traineeship programme is eight weeks in duration on average. It includes a high quality work placement with an Employer who will guarantee the young person a job interview upon achievement, Employability Skills development, and English and Maths training.  Concerning Covid-19, the option is available for Trainees to study either face-to-face or remotely, and we've developed a digital Traineeship programme that uses our comprehensive virtual learning environment. We agree the delivery approach on a case-by-case basis with each Employer and by analysing what will most benefit the young person.

We go the extra mile to support young people e.g., initially accompanying those who lack confidence on their first bus journeys to their placements, calling them to ensure they've gotten up to attend their placements.

Ofsted said this about our Traineeship provision:

“Learners on traineeships benefit from intensive training provided by experienced and supportive staff who work closely alongside carefully selected employers. Trainees are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning by planning work activities to maximise their learning. Both adult learners and Trainees gain new skills and self-confidence, helping many to progress into sustainable employment.”



 Work Experience/Study Programmes

As above – Traineeships are a work experience programme.


Qube Learning is one of England’s largest independent training providers. We are graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in all areas of provision and have been trading for over 20 years. We work with leading organisations in each of the sectors we work in e.g., Sainsbury’s, GlaxoSmithKline, Caring Homes Group, DHL.

Customers are happy with our delivery, with our most recent ESFA scores for satisfaction being Employer 86.7% and Learner 90.7%. 

To deliver our programmes we only employ colleagues who possess vocational qualifications and the relevant occupational experience to the level above the Apprenticeship they are delivering (or at the same level for Higher Apprenticeships) e.g., working in senior management roles.  They’ve attained Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent assessing qualifications.  They’ve attained Education and Training, or equivalent teaching qualifications. To support staff, we have an overarching development initiative called ‘Qube Pathways’; the ideology being that training starts from day one of employment with Qube and continues throughout the employment lifecycle.

We have flexible delivery options available that consists of a blend of face-to-face delivery in the workplace, sector experts hosting webinars, remote appointments utilising our ePortfolio (OneFile), and our virtual learning environment (Vision). We also use English and Maths study tool, Skills Builder.

We offer Apprenticeships in the following specialisms:

Business and Administration

Business Administrator

HR Support

Team Leader or Supervisor

Associate Project Manager

Operations or Departmental Manager


Facilities Services Operative

Facilities Management Supervisor

Care Services

Adult Care Worker

Lead Adult Care Worker

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

Leader in Adult Care

Health and Science

Healthcare Support Worker

Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Healthcare Cleaning Operative

Sales, Marketing and Procurement

Customer Service Practitioner

Customer Service Specialist


Retail Team Leader

Retail Manager

Transport and Logistics

Large Goods Vehicle Driver

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

Express Delivery Operative

Transport and Warehousing Operations Supervisor

Higher Education

Adult learners and Professional Qualifications

Qube Learning holds an Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) non-devolved Adult Education Budget agreement for the 2021/22 academic year. This allows us to provide a comprehensive suite of fully funded courses and qualifications to jobseekers in England, or for those who are on a low income and are looking to improve their career prospects.

This provision includes our Sector-based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs). SWAPs are a great way to create a skilled workforce for almost any business and the scheme is available to help those who are ready for work and in receipt of benefits.

A SWAP can last up to six weeks. Programmes have three main components:


  • Pre-employment training: relevant to a specific business sector


  • Work experience placement: of great benefit to the individual and business


  • A guaranteed job interview.


Participants will remain on benefits throughout the period of the SWAP. Jobcentre Plus will pay any travel and childcare costs whilst you are on the work experience placement.

In addition to SWAPs, our provision includes:

  • Business Administration Principles
  • Team Leading Principles
  • Customer Service Principles
  • Retail Skills
  • Construction Skills (including all CSCS card acquisition prerequisites)
  • Warehousing Principles

All our courses are available to be studied in the classroom or via online learning. For Classroom learning, we ordinarily deliver these at hired venues central to referred participants. This flexible approach allows us to take our provision all around the country and to meet the needs of many stakeholders.

Support for Employers

Qube Talent works nationally to provide recruitment solutions across a range of industry sectors. Our purpose is to provide clients with a workforce that possess the right skills, attitude, training, and qualifications, while supporting jobseekers to source employment.

Seamless integration with our education and training arm, Qube Learning, simplifies the process of recruitment and training, saving Employers valuable time and money, while giving jobseekers enhanced career prospects in their potential new roles.

We maintain a ‘talent bank’ of jobseekers who have achieved programmes of learning with us and help support them into employment with Employers who enlist our services. This may be as an Apprentice, or as an ordinary member of staff.

Many leading organisations in their respective sectors use our services, including Day Lewis Pharmacies, Caring Homes Group and the JD Group.

If you have vacancies that need to be filled or would just like some more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today:

Why us?

  • Ofsted Grade 2 Provider 2016
  • Matrix Accredited
  • Skills for Care Endorsed
  • Talent Match Gold Status – Youth Employment UK

Qube Apprenticeships

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WINNER AELP AAC Awards 2019: Care Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year
WINNER Educate North Awards 2020: Social Mobility Provider of the Year in FE Award
FINALIST Talent in Logistics Awards 2020: Training Provider of the Year
FINALIST Bradford Means Business Awards 2021: Social Mobility Award 2021
FINALIST AELP AAC Awards 2021: Transport and Logistics Apprenticeship Provider of the Year

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