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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

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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

Gas engineering operative (level 3)

35% achievement rate (out of 220 apprentices)

60% 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.

THE SMB GROUP’s training options

Head office

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

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  • available Day release
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01530 519001

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