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Employer reviews

Good (180 reviews)

Employer review details
Statement Percentage of employers that selected this as a "strength" Percentage of employers that selected this as "needs improvement" Total number of employers that selected this statement
Communication with employers 44% 56% 126
Reporting on progress of apprentices 18% 82% 92
Improving apprentice skills 83% 17% 64
Getting new apprentices started 84% 16% 63
Training facilities 98% 2% 53
Providing the right training at the right time 72% 28% 47
Adapting to my needs 60% 40% 45
Initial assessment of apprentices 82% 18% 39
Working with small numbers of apprentices 88% 12% 24

Apprentice reviews

Good (13 reviews)

Apprentice review details
Statement Percentage of apprentices that agreed with this statement Percentage of apprentices that disagreed with this statement
Communicating clearly with you 46% 54%
Ensuring you understand the requirements of your end-point assessment 69% 31%
Statement Percentage of apprentices that agreed with this statement Percentage of apprentices that disagreed with this statement
Organising well-structured training 54% 46%
Providing accessible training resources 62% 38%
Balancing online learning with classroom-based training to suit your apprenticeship 62% 38%
Taking into account your previous learning 46% 54%
Giving you relevant training that helps you perform your job better 62% 38%
Providing Off The Job training that takes up at least 20% of your total apprenticeship time 85% 15%
Statement Percentage of apprentices that agreed with this statement Percentage of apprentices that disagreed with this statement
Helping you learn new skills and develop existing ones 62% 38%
Supporting you and your apprenticeship 54% 46%
Resolving any issues you have 62% 38%
Preparing you for success in your future career 62% 38%

Provider overview

SMB College Group is a leading Further and Higher Education college based in Leicestershire, specialising in land-based, sport, technical, trade and creative arts across 3 campuses. A wide range of study options are offered, including full-time courses, apprenticeships, Undergraduate programmes, industry qualifications, and more.

SMB College Group works with hundreds of employers across the UK to support apprentices through their training in a wide variety of sectors. The College recently won the Nachural Entrepreneurship Award for Promoting Apprenticeships, recognising the excellent work they do with local and national businesses, offering apprenticeships and up-skilling employees to build sustainable, ambitious workforces of the future.

Courses offered

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Autocare technician (level 2)
BEMS (building energy management systems) controls engineer (level 4)
Bricklayer (level 2)
Carpentry and joinery (level 2)
Civil engineering senior technician (level 4)
Civil engineering technician (level 3)
Construction design and build technician (level 4)
Construction quantity surveying technician (level 4)
Construction site supervisor (level 4)
Construction support technician (level 3)
Countryside worker (level 2)
Craft bricklayer (level 3)
Craft carpentry and joinery (level 3)
Domestic electrician (level 3)
Engineering fitter (level 3)
Engineering operative (level 2)
Engineering technician (level 3)
Facilities management supervisor (level 3)
Furniture manufacturer (level 2)
Gas engineering operative (level 3)
General farm worker (level 2)
Groundworker (level 2)
Hairdressing professional (level 2)
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician (level 3)
Horticulture or landscape construction operative (level 2)
Installation and maintenance electrician (level 3)
Land-based service engineering technician (level 3)
Lift truck and powered access engineering technician (level 3)
Maintenance and operations engineering technician (level 3)
Metal fabricator (level 3)
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)
Painter and decorator (level 2)
Plate welder (level 3)
Plumbing and domestic heating technician (level 3)
Property maintenance operative (level 2)
Sports turf operative (level 2)
Surveying technician (level 3)
Apprenticeship training course

Sports turf operative (level 2)

50% achievement rate (out of 10 apprentices)

58% national achievement rate

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The percentage of apprentices who successfully achieved their apprenticeship when trained by this provider on a course in this subject area. This rate uses data from the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

Apprenticeship location

Canterbury, Kent Remove location

THE SMB GROUP’s training options

Head office 145.5 miles away

C/O Stephenson Campus, Thornborough Road, Coalville, LE67 3TN

  • not available At apprentice’s workplace
  • available Day release: 134.8 miles away
  • not available Block release

Day release address

Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2LJ

Contact this provider about this course

01530 519001

THE SMB GROUP is 1 of 18 training providers for Sports turf operative (level 2) at the apprenticeship location.

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