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The TVLPN focuses upon supporting young people using a range of innovative interventions to raise aspirations in the community, improve skill levels, increase job opportunities, increase prosperity and support people to achieve their potential.


The Tees Valley Learning Provider Network is a registered charity with 51 members consisting of local Training Providers, Colleges and Local Authorities. Our members deliver Apprenticeship/ Traineeship or Study Programmes and on their behalf, we can offer your Year 10/11/12/13 learners an impartial information session about Apprenticeships/ Traineeships free of charge. The sessions will take approximately 20-30 minutes, longer if required and all sessions are delivered bespoke to the schools/college's needs. If you are interested in us delivering an IAG session, please get in contact with Jo Thompson on 01642 442025.

What we can offer

  • Apprenticeship IAG sessions to pupils
  • Apprenticeship IAG sessions to parents
  • Sector specific Taster days
  • Careers Fairs
  • Workplace visits
  • Work Related Learning events

Further information for young people can be found on the Tees Valley Combined Authority website - Skills Portal. The TVU Skills Portal hosts a series of short films featuring local young people doing real jobs in the Tees Valley, with the aim of increasing young people's understanding of the range of career opportunities available in Tees Valley's key sectors.
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The National Careers Service

Tees Valley UnlimitedThe National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help learners to make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. For further information please visit www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools 2017-18

As part of the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project, TVLPN is offering information sessions to local schools and study programme providers. The project has been commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Education, Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), to support the Government’s target of achieving 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

The project aim is to work with teachers, careers advisers, parents and governors, alongside other key partners, to support schools and ensure that they meet their statutory duties regarding the provision of impartial IAG, specifically in relation to Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Services provided

  • Group assemblies/information sessions
  • Sessions to sign students up to Find an Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship application workshops for smaller groups of students
  • Apprenticeship events
  • Apprenticeship champion training for careers advisers and teachers
  • Guest speakers – apprentice and employer ambassadors
  • External visits
  • Staff (teacher and governor) CPD

Additionally, if an establishment has a particular request, this can be negotiated and agreed.

To book free support

Contact the TVLPN Schools Support Team on 01642 442025/6 or email jo.thompson@tvwbl.net or rachel.mccready@tvwbl.net

Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships makes it easy for teachers and career advisers to access the latest information about Apprenticeships. By accessing the site you can search for resources, request support, view the latest apprenticeship vacancies. You can also sign up to become an Apprenticeship Champion and sign up for the monthly newsletter. For further information visit www.amazingapprenticeships.com
The Careers & Enterprise Company

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"Jo Thompson and her team have worked very closely and effectively with us to provide a range of Work Based Learning activities, and I can't thank Jo and her team enough for the fantastic work they have done for our students. I hope I can continue to work with them in the future and would highly recommend what they provide to other schools".
Pete Goodchild – Assistant Head Teacher Huntcliffe School

"TVLPN has been very supportive in developing me as an adviser through update events but also to our students delivering excellent sessions on apprenticeships".
Alice Atkinson - SRC Bede Sixth Form

"Jo came to our school to give an assembly on Apprenticeships and Traineeships to our Year 11 students. This was a fantastic presentation which was very informative for my students. The information given was up to date and relevant to our area which made our students sit up and listen. I would highly recommend this talk to any secondary school".
Jill Wright - Sacred Heart Secondary Academy