We are recognised as a Top 50 Training Provider by Apprentices in the Rate My Apprenticeships Awards (out of 2150 providers).
We have a 100% pass rate of which 95% passed first time, 60% of those achieved a Distinction.
70-80% of learning is forgotten within 2 weeks. Our technology Errol Owl can help retain this knowledge.
years’ experience creating innovative digital design, from engaging e-Learning to immersive videos.
We are the largest provider of insurance standards, including Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels’.
learners have experienced our facilitated bespoke workshops in the last 12 months.
We are renowned for our specialist approach to delivering apprenticeship programmes and support for professional qualifications, to the Insurance, Financial Services and wider highly regulated sectors. We have an expertise in designing and delivering learning solutions to help customer services, sales and leadership teams also.
Our apprenticeship success is built on the high quality sector specialists, whether they be our coaches, tutors or our leadership team. Having the very best people helps us to provide a consultative approach to designing programmes, to fit specific employers’ needs and is backed up by our unstinting focus on putting the apprentice’s development at the centre of all we do. Our success is evidenced by our strong growth, fuelled by employer recommendations and referrals, where our clients experience the very highest of pass rates and levels of Distinctions.
We provide engaging and bespoke learning solutions that are created by our own learning experts. We provide a digital first approach, allowing for virtual or face-to-face facilitation and content. We also provide our proprietary learning retention technology to our learners post intervention. Our guiding principle when creating our solutions is that people are at the heart of everything we do, and this is brought to life when we see measurable improvement in performance and engagement through the learning experiences we create.
Increasingly our clients are benefiting from the combination of our apprenticeship and digital expertise, and our ability to develop solutions consultatively in response to changing employer and sector needs. We can bring together digital learning with our apprenticeship programmes, improving the learning experience and developing digitally savvy employees.
Marsh has a very successful graduate scheme, but was unsure whether an apprenticeship programme was appropriate for this audience ...Read More
With the launch of the Sales Executive Level 4 trailblazer apprenticeship Towergate hoped to redesign their Sales Programme and align it to the apprenticeship.Read More
Halfords commissioned us to conduct a detailed analysis of their learning needs and provide advice, guidance and ideas for improvement...Read More
Skipton Building Society was launching a web chat option to its customers for the first time and sought our help before the ‘go live’ date to...Read More
Simba is a growing mattress company that asked for our support to establish its operation and position it for growth. We completed several ...Read More
Electricity and gas supply is a complex service environment that is rapidly evolving. This means that employee knowledge needs to...Read More
One of the fastest growing energy suppliers asked us to help their key support teams improve the way they work with and look after the needs of...Read More
This organisation needed to improve its existing induction programme. They faced challenges of significant attrition with an average of 70% of...Read More
Jake Tween, DSW Head of Apprenticeships
Alex Murphy, Manager - Loans & Private Finance Operations, M&G
Ian Sadler, Towergate
Rachael Gamberini, Talent & Development Partner, NHBC
Aimie - Level 3 Insurance Practitioner Apprentice
David Chesham, Mars
Funding is available to Employers who commit to an Apprenticeship Standard with an approved Training Provider, such as Davies Learning Solutions. There are a wealth of Standards to choose from, we provide over 20 but the full list can be found here and each has a ‘funding band’, i.e. the maximum amount of funding to deliver. Once you have decided you can apply to reserve funding.
Yes you can for up to 10 employees at any one time. Apply to reserve funding by following this guide. You will need to contribute up to 5% of the funding depending on the age of your apprentice.
Not necessarily. Apprenticeships can be used to support the development of existing employees of any age.
The salary of an apprentice is entirely at the Employer’s discretion, so for existing staff, existing salaries would remain in place. Apprentice minimum wages may be relevant for employers recruiting school leavers, but knowledge of local competitive market conditions to attract the right calibre candidate may be more appropriate.
Every person on an apprenticeship programme needs to be given 20% Off The Job (OTJ) learning time in order to attend their – coaching sessions, revision workshops, assimilate learning and complete related development work. Your apprentice provider will run all aspects of the programme and keep your time commitment to a minimum, but we would strongly advise regular catch-ups & reviews between coach, line manager and apprentice to check progress & align objectives.
Every Apprenticeship provider is rated by OFSTED. Also look for a provider that carries the ‘Top 50 Training Provider’ award as voted for by the Rate My Apprenticeship scheme. This is based on feedback from real apprentices. Look for a provider who is a specialist in the area you want to focus on (For example Davies Learning Solutions is specialist in Insurance, Financial Services and Business Solutions) and also look for recommendations via the Government website or The Apprenticeship Directory.
Currently, in response to COVID-19 all our apprenticeships are being delivered virtually. These include online group classrooms and 1:1 coaching sessions, mostly using Teams or Zoom. We hope to return to some face-to-face delivery in early 2021.
If you are looking to hire an Apprentice we can help with a free recruitment service whereby your advert will be placed on the Government website. We will support your recruitment by pre-screening applications and the organising interviews, or deliver a more advanced Academy service – learn more here.