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This week National Apprenticeship Week celebrates its 12th anniversary and the positive impact #apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Quest specialises in providing #apprenticeships and training to people in Health, Education and Social Care. This includes: Supporting Teaching and Learning, Health and Social Care, Business Administration, Team Leading and Management.

#BlazeATrail #NAW2019 #apprenticeships

For further details call 01202 237378 or visit questvt.co.uk


Quest are looking to recruit CYPW/Residential Child Care Trainer-Assessors to join an established team. Trainer-Assessors must be occupationally competent in CYPW/Residential Child Care.

Key responsibilites include: managing a caseload of learners, recording learners progress using OneFile; an online ePortfolio and online tracking platform, be able to organise and prioritise work to ensure that learners are motivated to achieve their Apprenticeship in a timely manner, work within a 50 mile radius of your base and attend the main office in Ferndown, Dorset at least once a month or as required. Those applying for the post must also have a full driving licence.

In return we can offer: competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday increasing to 30 days per year plus bank holidays, excellent training and development opportunities.

Quest is a specialist training provider for the care industry working across the south west of England. We are passionate about providing high quality skills development, working with a wide range of employers and their staff.

For further details please email: hr@questvt.co.uk


What are your options if college isn't working out for you or if you are stuck in a rut at work and keen to progress? Quest highlights below why work-based learning is a great start to further your career.

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn a particular trade and combine work with studying. All of our Trainer Assessors working in the Health and Social Care team have extensive knowledge of the industry and cover a diverse range of skills which include: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Domiciliary Care, Nursing and Dementia Care and Elderly Care.

Quest is a trusted Training Provider delivering Apprenticeships to the Childcare industry offering Childcare Level 2, SEN Pathway Level 3, Early Years Educator Level 3, Residential Childcare Level 3 and Management Level 5.

Our team also deliver qualifications in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools. The Diploma, which is offered at Level 2 and Level 3, is ideally suited to those individuals working in primary, secondary or special schools.

Team Leading, Management Level 3 and Business Administration at Levels 2 & 3 is delivered across all of the above industries. 

Apprenticeships are achieved through assessment and training in the workplace by employers and Quest's highly-skilled Assessors. Quest prides itself on offering over 1500 learners excellent career opportunities with a variety of businesses across the south.

One of Quest's Business Administration learners is Penny Deakin, who works at Darwin Care in Weymouth. Penny commented: "I feel that my business administration qualification has taught me so many new skills. I have been able to adapt these working practices in the workplace. My Apprenticeship has also taught me to reflect and to continuously evaluate my working practice in order to improve.”

Pete Clough, Operations Manager at Quest added: "Apprenticeships are a great option as you really so get the best of both worlds. It poses an excellent opportunity for employees to gain a wide range of skills and knowledge specific to their chosen industry. Employers are increasingly putting a high value on the work-based learning option as more and more companies are opting in who are keen to develop and train their staff to the required industry standards."

For more information about the funding available please call 01202 237378.


What sort of things do clients say about the training you provide their employees?

This is a quote from one of our employers: “I thoroughly recommend Quest Vocational Training to any organisation working in the Health and Social Care Sector. They have been excellent in delivering our valued staff members Diploma qualifications for many years now. I have been particularly impressed with the bespoke individual support given to my staff."

Looking at it from an employer’s perspective, I now have a highly trained, motivated and self- empowered workforce who have achieved the highest qualifications available to them. This is very important to me and to the people whom they support day in day out. I hope that we can continue to work with Quest Vocational Training positively into the future.”

What core message would you like to get across to employers who might use your services?

We think the employer quote above speaks volumes! We work closely with our employers offering a bespoke service tailored to their individual needs.

We pride ourselves on our close working relationships with employers and value their contribution. We believe in the three- pronged approach – input from Quest, the employer and the learner. 

What core message would you like to get across to individuals who might train with you?

The Quest team are passionate about what they do. We employ a team of dedicated highly qualified staff who strive to make the difference to the lives of their learners.

Our Assessors ensure the training is tailored to meet the individual needs of each Apprentice. We also receive many testimonials from our learners – gaining positive feedback is kudos that we are doing a good job.     

What are you core strengths as a training provider?

We are passionate about what we do and we want to make a difference.

As a training provider we strive to be reliable, flexible, approachable and honest!  We have recently made a huge investment in recruitment, equipment and resources – this is part of our ongoing commitment to our staff, apprentices and employers.   

Tell us about how your company/organisation formed and its development?

The team at Quest has over thirty years of experience working in the Health & Social Care and Childcare sectors. Quest now employs over fifty staff; many who operate out of the Head Office at Ferndown, Dorset. Quest delivers Apprenticeships across the south.


Quest has exciting career opportunities for experienced and qualified Health & Social Care and Childcare Trainer/Assessors to join a successful and thriving business.

Current vacancies: North West, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands and West Midlands.

We can offer the following package to the successful candidates: competitive salary, paid business mileage, 25 days paid holiday increasing to 30 days per year (plus bank holidays) as well as offering excellent training and development opportunities.

For further details please email: hr@questvt.co.uk


A big welcome to Stephen Pearce who has joined Quest as a Skills Development Advisor. Previous to this role Stephen has worked in recruitment and he also has a vast knowledge of the training industry having recently been employed with another training provider.

Stephen comments: “I was delighted when I was offered the role of Skills Development Advisor. I love helping people to achieve their potential and I really believe in the value of Apprenticeships to both learners and employers alike. I think Quest offers a first class service and are renowned for being a well- respected training provider in the south; I feel delighted to be part of their team.”


This week National Apprenticeship Week celebrates its 11th anniversary and the positive impact #Apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Quest delivers a range of #Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Customer Service, Childcare, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering, Team Leading and Management.

For further details call 01202 237378 or visit questvt.co.uk


Huge congratulations to Lisa White who has won the Quest Champion Award.

Quest received a huge quantity of entries from well-deserved learners but Lisa won for many reasons as highlighted below from her Childcare Assessor, Tina Smith.

Tina said: "Lisa was a very nervous learner from the start and there were some challenges with ICT, but with a lot of determination she passed all of her exams. This was during a time Lisa suffered a very personal tradegy. Lisa completed her Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Diploma Level 3 in spring this year."

Tina added: " Lisa is an amazing young lady who deserves the recognition for persevering when she was at her lowest. I was proud to present Lisa with a voucher from Quest and a certificate for all her hard work."

The Quest Champion Award is scored on a learner's commitment, motivation, engagement, innovation and consistency over the course of their programme.


Quest is delighted to announce that Adele Lee has joined the team.  Adele is taking responsibility for compliance, management information, external contracts, funding and business support. Adele brings a wealth of experience and expertise and is a welcome addition to the business.


The Levy is a new government initiative which will initially target large employers across all industries.

The Levy will replace all apprenticeship funding that is currently being provided by the government. The government is introducing the Levy to help fund three million apprenticeships by 2020.  

The Levy will apply to employers in the UK who have an annual wage bill of £3 million. These employers will receive a 10% top up each month from the government based on their monthly contribution. Non-Levy employers will be required to make a contribution of 10% which will be paid directly to the provider of their choice for the training that each of their apprentices receives. The government will provide the 90% balance. Those employers who have less than 50 staff will be entitled to free training for any 16-18 year old apprentices who are part of their workforce.  

DAS (Digital Apprenticeship Service) is a new on-line portal for employers. DAS will contain details of the employer’s funds that they have available to spend on apprenticeship training. Employers will select their training provider of choice through DAS from a list of approved apprenticeship providers.

For now, all apprenticeship training remains free of charge subject to eligibility.

Further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work


Quest is currently looking to recruit an independent, capable and target driven sales person based south of the M4.

The successful candidate will create awareness of what Quest offers and will generate new learner starts.

A full driving license is required and a willingness to travel.

In return, we offer a mileage allowance, basic salary plus commission.

Please email your CV to hr@questvt.co.uk



What's On

April - June 2019 Training Sessions

Fire Safety Awareness

HABC Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace

HABC Level 2 First Aid

HABC Level 2 Manual Handling

Foundation Makaton Course  

Advanced Makaton Course  

Parent and Carer Makaton Course



If you would like any further information about any of the courses listed then please call 01202 237378 or complete the "Ask a Question" form.

There are also some exciting opportunities for 16-18 year old apprentices.  Please email dawn@questvt.co.uk for further details.

Quest is recruiting for Assessors in Childcare, Business Administration, Customer Service, Health & Social Care and Hospitality & Catering across the South West and South East of England. Please contact the team on 01202 237378 to find out more.

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