2023/24 16-18 Learning Agreement

16-18 Learning Agreement - 2023/2024


The following learning agreement sets out the programme of learning to be undertaken with the support of Achievement Training Limited. Please note that Achievement Training may be acting as a Subcontractor for City College Plymouth.

Learner Information

Next of Kin Information

Training Provider Information

Training Provider:                      Achievement Training Limited

Main Contact:                            Tracy Barnes (01752 202269) / Hayley Williams (01752 218596)

Learner Support Manager:     Paul Ebanks (01752 202263)

Complaints & Feedback:         Kay Miles (01752 202262)

Work Placement Details (Only required for Study Programme Learners)

Course Information

English and Math Aims

Students must study maths and/or English as part of their programme in each academic year where learners are aged 16-18 (19-24 with an Educational Healthcare Plan) and do not hold at least a grade 4 or C at GCSE. Learners undertaking programmes under 150 hours will also be exempt from the English and math condition of funding. Learners will be enrolled on GCSE or Functional Skills depending on prior qualifications and results of the initial assessments. Learners enrolled on full time programmes that have previously achieved a Grade 3 will automatically be enrolled on GCSE.

English and Math Exemption Evidence Submitted and Approved


Entry - Information, Advice and Guidance


During the initial completion and review of this Learning Agreement, the Tutor/Assessor will discuss the course programme, expectations, outcomes and support available with the learner. Please ensure any referrals on guidance provided by the Tutor is detailed below.

Initial Assessment

All learners are required to undertake initial assessment on entry to an ESFA funded course (including Loan provision). The assessment is required to ascertain suitability for the programme, the learners starting point and any development needs. As part of this assessment the Personal Learning Record from the Learning Records Service is reviewed and where permission has been provided has been downloaded and is available ithin the 'Learner Online File'.


Course Content


The Tutor / Assessor must ensure that the learner is aware of the programme of delivery including the units covered and expectations of delivery.

Induction Checklist


The following sections must be covered between the Learner and Assessor, where discussed and understood the learner must indicate that this has been covered. Copies of all terms and conditions, health and safety policies, the employer charter and codes of conduct are available on request from your Tutor / Assessor, by email to wbl@achievementtraining.com, or by phone tp 01752 202260.

Discussed & Understood
Expectations of Behaviour
Personal Harassment and Bullying Code of Behaviour (Also on Onefile)
Start and end dates of course / timetable of learning
Content of programme and delivery of training
Course costs
Assessment Processes
Review requirements
Onefile - Registration and use (if applicable to course)
Notification of personal / placement changes
How to report concerns regarding welfare and safety
Authorised and Unauthorised absence
Grievance / Complaints procedure
E-Safety Guidance
Fire Procedure / Policies and Fire Prevention
VDU Assessment and Safe use of Computers
Health and Safety policies (including Awareness of Emergency Lock-down and evacuation procedures)
Tour of centre / Introduction to staff
Learner handbook received
Break Times

Progress Reviews

In order to comply with the funding requirements of this course, there is a requirement that each learner's progress is reviewed every Term. 

Please find the pre-planned review dates below:

  • 30/10/2023
  • 22/01/2024
  • 29/04/2024


All reviews will be sent to Parent / Carers and if your programme is being undertaken via a Partner School your school will also receive a copy.

Holistic Support, Information, Advice and Guidance Arrangements


During enrolment and induction the learner has received details about the learning programme, the options available and was given the opportunity to ask further questions by arranging a holistic discussion with a member of the Learner Support Team. Support is available from Paul Ebanks (Learner Support Manager) and Charlotte Brockman (Youth Worker and SEN Support) to anyone wanting to talk about anything that can have an affect on life inside or outside of your education. This free and confidential service offers impartial advice, guidance and support on a range of topics. This service can be accessed at any time through your Tutor/Assessor, by phone on (Paul) 01752 202263 / 07497413181 or via email to paulebanks@achievementtraining.com and (Charlotte 07871 709602) charlottebrockman@achievementtraining.com.

Additional Learner Support


Training Providers are required to ensure that appropriate support is given to learners who demonstrate any Additional Learning Support (ALS) needs. Achievement Training have a range of support services available to learners who have a learning difficulty and/or disability. The additional support provided will provide the relevant reasonable adjustments and enable the learner to achieve their primary learning goal. All ALS provided to this learner will be monitored regularly and reviewed on a monthly basis. If the learner requires referring to the Learner Support team please complete the following form:


Signatures / Declarations

Almost must sign a Learning Agreement which outlines the planned content and schedule for training, what is expected of and offered by the provider and the learner, and how to resolve queries or complaints. This must be completed within 6 weeks of the learners start date.

Please be aware that your data will be stored, shared and processed in accordance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. A copy of Achievement Training's Data Protection and Document Retention Policy is available upon request. In addition to this please find links to relevant privacy notices below:


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