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Employer reviews

Good (249 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 34% 66% 192
Reporting on progress of apprentices 18% 82% 151
Getting new apprentices started 68% 32% 96
Providing the right training at the right time 51% 49% 74
Improving apprentice skills 74% 26% 72
Training facilities 82% 18% 72
Working with small numbers of apprentices 93% 7% 70
Initial assessment of apprentices 53% 47% 51
Adapting to my needs 52% 48% 46

Apprentice reviews

Good (17 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 59% 41%
Ensuring you understand the requirements of your end-point assessment 59% 41%
Statement Percentage of apprentices that agreed with this statement Percentage of apprentices that disagreed with this statement
Organising well-structured training 76% 24%
Providing accessible training resources 65% 35%
Balancing online learning with classroom-based training to suit your apprenticeship 53% 47%
Taking into account your previous learning 59% 41%
Giving you relevant training that helps you perform your job better 71% 29%
Providing Off The Job training that takes up at least 20% of your total apprenticeship time 82% 18%
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 76% 24%
Supporting you and your apprenticeship 76% 24%
Resolving any issues you have 76% 24%
Preparing you for success in your future career 71% 29%

Provider overview

South Thames Colleges Group (STCG) is a large general further education college, formed in August 2017 by the merger of Carshalton, Kingston and South Thames colleges. The college has sites in the boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth, all with excellent commuter links across London and Surrey. Apprentices are taught by teachers who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and teach in an interesting and engaging way. STCG work with employers to ensure they understand the requirements of the programmes and contribute to the development of apprentices& training. As a result, most apprentices remain in employment on completion of their programme. In February 2020 STCG was awarded a grade 2 (Good) by Ofsted.

Courses offered

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Accounts or finance assistant (level 2)
Assistant accountant (level 3)
Autocare technician (level 2)
Building services engineering ductwork craftsperson (level 3)
Building services engineering ductwork installer (level 2)
Building services engineering technician 2022 (level 3)
Business administrator (level 3)
Carpentry and joinery (level 2)
Chartered manager (degree) (level 6)
Chef de partie (level 3)
Civil engineering technician (level 3)
Commis chef (level 2)
Craft carpentry and joinery (level 3)
Customer service practitioner (level 2)
Dental nurse (integrated) (level 3)
Digital marketer (level 3)
Early years educator (level 3)
Engineering operative (level 2)
Engineering technician (level 3)
Facilities management supervisor (level 3)
Gas engineering operative (level 3)
Hospitality supervisor (level 3)
Hospitality team member (level 2)
HR support (level 3)
Information communications technician (level 3)
Infrastructure technician (level 3)
Installation and maintenance electrician (level 3)
Laboratory technician (level 3)
Lead adult care worker (level 3)
Mammography associate (level 4)
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician - light vehicle (level 3)
Motorcycle technician (repair and maintenance) (level 3)
Network engineer (level 4)
Operations or departmental manager (level 5)
Paralegal (level 3)
People professional (level 5)
Plumbing and domestic heating technician (level 3)
Professional accounting or taxation technician (level 4)
Property maintenance operative (level 2)
Retail team leader (level 3)
Senior healthcare support worker (level 3)
Software development technician (level 3)
Team leader or supervisor (level 3)
Telecoms field operative (level 2)
Apprenticeship training course

Craft carpentry and joinery (level 3)

52% achievement rate (out of 30 apprentices)

74% national achievement rate

Explain achievement rate
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 2018 to 2019 academic year.


Head office

Kingston Hall Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2AQ

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