Breakfast event to showcase options for employers with North Lindsey College and CATCH

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Aug 2018

Employers can find out more about opportunities available to them through North Lindsey College and CATCH at a special breakfast event.

Since the college went into partnership with CATCH in Stallingborough, the employer offer has grown in response to employers' needs.

As well as delivering a range of short courses including engineering, health and safety and management development, the partnership now offers apprenticeships and a HNC/D engineering.

The partnership will host an employers' breakfast at CATCH on Wednesday, August 8 from 9am to 10am, where employers and managers will have the opportunity to hear about the Level 4 engineering apprenticeship (mechanical/electrical) and the HNC/D engineering courses planned to start at CATCH in October.

Jill Cooper, business development director at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe, said: "The college partnership with CATCH is a great opportunity for the region providing apprenticeships, including higher apprenticeships, from the site.

Jill Cooper, business development director at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe

"As a college we have over 1,300 apprentices and over 2,500 across the DN Colleges Group.

"We already deliver leadership and management apprenticeships at CATCH and Level 3 engineering programmes. From September the aim is to have Level 3 and 4 apprenticeships as well."

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The event would be of interest to employers looking to use their apprenticeship levy. Employers who are not levy payers are eligible for a reduced fee paying only 10 per cent of the costs, making the HNC/D cheaper than doing a commercial training course.

James McIntosh, head of CATCH Skills, said: "As an employer-led membership organisation, CATCH needs to be responsive to our clients requirements to ensure they can get the right training within the region.

"Therefore, the opportunity to assist the employers with utilising their apprenticeship levy to fund their Higher Education programmes was one we wanted to capitalise on.

North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe

"CATCH was created to support through life development and this new provision ensures that we have training on site from Level 2 to Level 5 with the scope to extend that further in the future.

"The event will inform employers of the range of HNC/D provision being offered at CATCH and if they are a levy payer, how they can use the levy to fund it."

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Sean Casey, Cognate area leader for engineering and technology, said: "The Level 4 engineering apprenticeship includes the HNC/D and employers can use this apprenticeship to really develop their staff’s engineering skills and knowledge.

"For staff and managers wanting to progress in their job role or looking to take on additional responsibilities within their existing position, this allows them to combine an academic qualification with a focus on real skill development in the workplace."

To book a place at the breakfast event, email

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