Prospect Training Services (Gloucester) Ltd
PTS has a wealth of knowledge and experience amassed over the years from working locally, regionally nationally and internationally. We have the skills and experience to write, accredit and deliver bespoke training solutions, to whoever needs them, wherever their location.
Prospect Training Services (PTS) has run government funded training for over 20 years through the LSC, European Social Fund and Job Centre contracts/DWP, SFA, EFA & YPLA covering age groups from 13-65+. We have delivered successfully to over 45,000 individuals and have consistently hit contractual performance targets throughout tenure. (Starts, Qualifications and Job Outcomes)
Over the past 18 years we have developed robust quality and self-improvement systems that maintain our high standards in everything we do, along with building a highly skilled and qualified staff team. This has enabled PTS to pass successive OFSTED inspections (grade 2) and be put on their best practice database.
We maintain ourselves against our annual Self Assessment Report and Quality Improvement Plan. The company has retained Investors In People status for 10 years and holds the Positive about Disabled People and Approved Training Provider kite marks. We Hold the Matrix quality standard and have been put forward for the matrix excellence awards in delivering information, advice and guidance. PTS holds Gold Award status in health and safety practice and has won a National Training Award. We hold the Investors In Quality award through NCFE, enabling us to nationally accredit bespoke training solutions.
PTS has 7 training centres across Gloucestershire delivering a variety of different sector skills such as Building/Construction Skills, Car maintenance, Health & Social Care, Warehousing, Forklift, CSCS Cards, Functional Skills, Health and Safety, IT, Job search, CV workshops, Sports & Active Leisure. Outreach programmes consist of our Hitz programme, we are currently working within 5 premiership rugby premises to deliver Sport & Active Leisure Diplomas. We are working from Worcester Warriors, Bath Rugby, Exeter Chiefs, London Irish & Harlequins.
We are a Functional Skills Test Centre which allows us to address literacy and numeracy deficiencies by embedding this within the vocational training.
National & International
PTS has delivery locations across the UK spanning the majority of Local Authority areas and also offices in Columbus Ohio, USA.
Prospect Training Services are the originators of the highly successful Young Mums to Be (YMTB) and Parents with Prospects (PWP) - these are now marketed and quality assured through our charity: Nationwide Community Learning Partnership (NCLP) and the courses are delivered in over 150 centres across the country. These awards have now been mapped into the QCF in partnership with ourselves and the awarding body Edexcel.
PTS is now working with the Ohio Department of Education and is a global technology partner. We are on the Ohio Futures Panel 2015 through 19 to advise on the future educational requirements for the State within Career Tech Education. We have also created a standardised state-wide curriculum for parenting teens in high schools using blended learning techniques.
PTS are Apple and Android Developers and our Apps sell in 28 different countries across the globe. Most notably – The Master Tactician, a football tactics app which was developed in conjunction with our business partner Dean Holdsworth, some of you may know him as a former premiership striker. The app is used at grass roots level right through to the premiership with Sam Allardyce at West Ham and internationally with Chris Coleman at Wales. It has been voted No 1 Football App, by Apps magazine.
We have a studio that creates bespoke online training courses, using the latest technologies. These courses run internationally through our custom made Learner Management Systems.
For more apps we have recently produced please see our Apps page
PTS are the Lead for several contracts including the Youth Contract for the South-West region and ReEngage+ NEET provision within Gloucestershire..
The Big Society
PTS is passionate about its corporate and social responsibilities and therefore when the opportunity arose to support the local community and save a youth club from closure, we jumped at it! We formed a partnership with the Quedgeley Community Trust, supported by the local authority and community leaders to create the Q Club in Quedgeley.
After significant renovation we opened our doors in September 2011 to the public and it has gone from strength to strength with over 370 young people in attendance.
We also sponsor the following clubs
- Gloucester City FC - Main sponsor
- Meadowside Primary - Boys and Girls Football Teams
- Moody Blues Netball - Main Sponsor
- Bush FC - Main Sponsor
- Brockworth Albion FC - Main Sponsor
We also hold accreditation from the following awarding bodies: Edexcel, OCR, ENTO, City & Guilds, BCS (British Computer Society, ‘A’ grade for 6 consecutive years), Acentis, IMI, NCFE, CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health), ITSSAR and CSkills.
The Company is a caring and effective training provider, committed to delivering a full range of training to the highest quality in order to meet the needs of its customers both locally, nationally and internationally.
We aim to achieve and maintain a high standard of quality in all aspects of our operations and continually exceed the expectations of our customers in all of the services offered.
Prospect Training Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and equalities practices are in place.
Head office & Accounts
Prospect Training Services, C4 Brunel Court, Waterwells Business Park, Gloucester, GL2 2AL
Tel: 01452 886888
60 Bristol Road, Gloucester, GL1 5SD.