Clearview National August 2018 - Issue 201 - Page 21

7THINGS... 4. CHAMPIONING THE NEEDS OF YOUNGSTERS AND NEWCOMERS With a wide spectrum of training qualifications in its portfolio, Total Support also provides a range of entry level programmes for youngsters and the unemployed. At last count, the company had helped to deliver over 700 individuals at a Level 1 qualification in the last six-years; increasing the profile of the industry and opening opportunities for more individuals. The company has also recently become one of the key supporters of Building Our Skills, the first campaign of its type to champion the issues of the industry’s skills shortage and offer a wider knowledge to youngsters and newcomers of how to get involved. 5. A COURSE FOR EVERYONE Total Support recognises how much training can vary and change according to the needs of individuals and employers. Offering customised solutions to training is a key strength of the group; allowing clients to provide staff with more relative training, important to their own businesses. This type of training is only carried out after the client has been fully consulted and all their development needs have been identified. The success rate for this type of training has proved extremely fruitful for businesses, mainly due to the personalised training and a key factor of how the staff associate better with scenarios happening in their business. 7. 6. THE FUTURE OF TRAINING With the age of solar panels becoming ever- so-more widely accepted, it was only a matter of time before a qualification evolved. Total Support is one of a small number of trainers qualified to deliver the recognised NVQs to train individuals. The NVQ qualifications in Photovoltaic glass enables businesses to qualify individuals in this field. As acceptance grows for this product, the scope of providing customers with the reassurance that the installer fitting their panels has a recognised qualification is one which can expand the organisations business. It’s also worth noting, Total Support delivers the appropriate training required to enable employees to obtain/renew their CSCS cards. CELEBRATING 10 YEARS 2018 has already held many exciting and thrilling adventures for Total Support; the opening of the new practical centre, the expansion of training coverage in the UK, and the anniversary of a decade of providing training to the glazing industry. Sharon Alderton, the company’s founder and managing director started the organisation after working for many years in pre- school training projects. One of Sharon’s major accomplishments in her role was her involvement in the development and set-up of the Government’s flagship ‘Sure Start’ centre in London. The experience she developed from working with unqualified and unemployed people over time has aided the development of Total Support to be an organisation which believes in training, developing and growing a person’s own individual strengths. www.totalsupport.co.uk C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » AU G 2018 » 21