Information for Students
Hugh J O'Boyle Training Ltd and Belfast Centre of Learning are extraordinary because of their smallness, intimacy and strong sense of committment and concern. We wish to help you as much as possible through personal career advice, guidance, counselling and monitoring support in your placement as well as personal tuition. This desire has been proven by our achieving the Matrix Award.
Our training gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn and to make new friends.
Here we have compiled a few frequently asked questions and answers. If you have any queries regarding any aspect of your course please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff.
The length of time you will be in training will depend upon the course you have undertaken, the NVQ Level, and amount of effort put in by you the candidate. All candidates must attend placement and directed training a minimum of 35 hours and a maximum of 40 hours per week.
Workplacements are arranged by our Placement Officers to complement your needs and course you are doing. Your progress will be monitored on a regular basis both in college and in the workplace. You are covered by insurance for accidents at work.
Your training allowance is paid directly into your account on a Monday and Wednesday. Any queries regarding wages should be directed to finance in Downpatrick on 02844616438. Travel is paid over £3.00. Courses are free of charge to candidates on Jobskills & New Deal programmes.
You are entitled to 25 days paid annual leave each year as well as Public holidays. All holidays must be booked with your tutor. You are allowed 15 days sickness.
- You may join a Trade Union
- We have roll on/roll off starting where you can sign up anytime with ourselves - this applies for all courses.
Frequently asked questions about Training For Success
1. Will there be something to suit me?
A Careers Adviser will help you to choose the type of training you would benefit from and how our training will suit your needs. We will agree a Personal Training Plan with you, which will be individually tailored to suit your needs. The training will be flexible and will include goals to enable you to progress further within Training For Success.
2. Will I have to pay for my training if I join Training For Success?
No - your training is free. If you are on JobReady you will receive £40 per week allowance, plus travelling expenses if applicable. Contributions towards lodgings and/or childcare costs may also be paid. If you are on an apprenticeship you will also receive free training, will be in paid employment from day one, and will receive a wage agreed with your employer.
3. I have a job, what can Training For Success offer me?
Training For Success can help you progress in your chosen career. In association with your employer and Hugh J. O'Boyle Training Ltd, you can follow an apprenticeship which will provide free high-quality training while you work. A Careers Adviser will help you to decide which apprenticeship training is best for you.
4. What if I can't find a job?
Don't worry if you are unable to find work immediately. Training can help you to gain the confidence, skills or even qualifications you need to find a job, for example computer training, health & safety, building interview skills. Personal Training Plans will be developed based on your individual needs, and could include work experience or job sampling