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The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the FE sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2019 Tes FE Awards.

Elatt has been shortlisted for the Training Provider of the Year award. Elatt have been shortlisted for these awards every year for the last four years. Elatt is based in Haggerston and delivers English, IT and a range of programmes for young people and adults, including refugees and migrants across five London boroughs. Elatt previously won Training Provider of the Year in 2016 as well as awards for Overall FE Provider and Employer Engagement. Last year Elatt won the award for Contribution to the Local Community.

Tes FE editor Stephen Exley said:
“Excellent practice exists right across the further education sector, and those shortlisted for the Tes FE Awards are the cream of the crop. Our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of entries. We had more entries for this year’s categories than ever before, and the standard was higher than ever. To be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement.”

Elatt Senior Life Skills Tutor and Project Lead Tammela Platt explains
“It is important to recognise that charities play an important part in further education, too; that's why the Tes Awards are important for us. At Elatt, our range of funding means that we can provide free courses for many learners who would not be eligible, or not have the finances, to study at a college. At Elatt, we offer many different points of entry for our adult learners, which makes us able to place learners in the most suitable setting. The Tes Awards help raise Elatt's profile and thus the profile of other charity training providers.”

Lola, a current ESOL student said
“I like ELATT because I feel confident here. There is more communication between the students in English because people are from many different countries”.

Georgia, a former 16-19 student said
“they support you and they actually want you to succeed. I’ve always been determined, but now, thanks to ELATT, I have a real pride in myself.”

The winners will be revealed at a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 22 March 2019

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On Monday 14 January Sopra Steria Graduates will take part in a Tech for Good hackathon for our London charity partner, ELATT. In a day-long hackathon event, our grads will work in teams with Sopra Steria coaches to create solutions to one of ELATT’s critical business challenges. At the end of the day, the best ideas will be selected by the senior team from ELATT, and the charity plans to implement the solution or solutions that best meet their needs.

This event is co-sponsored by the Early Careers, Community, and Digital Innovation teams, and is part of our Tech for Good Programme, which is focused on using our digital, technology and business expertise to create positive impacts in the world.  It is also an important part of our hands-on, impact-focused approach to learning and development in our Graduate Programme.

ELATT is an award-winning digital skills training college offering opportunities for learning and qualifications to under-served people, helping them get the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

Anthony Harmer, CEO of ELATT, said,
‘As an education charity with big ideas but limited resources, this Hackathon provides us with an invaluable opportunity to draw on the insight and expertise in the Sopra Steria team to help us improve our services for our students and turn our ambitions into reality.’

Kaila Yates, Sopra Steria Chief Marketing Officer and board sponsor of our Community Programme said,
‘We know that digital technologies are transforming organisations every day.  We believe that our charitable partners like ELATT will be able to do more with digital, and helping them make a difference for their students and the London communities they serve is an exciting opportunity for us and a great example of our Tech for Good programme.’

For more information, have a look at the original blog on Sopra Steria's website:

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“ELATT is a place that motivates you to achieve your goals. The staff are always happy to help you.” 

Sheldon’s experience of helpful tutors and mentoring during his studies shows our dedication to students getting first-rate support; that’s why our tutors are among the only 5% who received Grade 1 (outstanding) at our last Ofsted inspection and are here to support you through your studies. 

Martina also turned to her mentor when a challenge arose, and a solution could be found that allowed her to both work and make it through her course successfully. “I got a job and thought I would have to stop the course as my shift pattern fell on my study day. My advisor said I could continue with the course and arranged for me to have support on my days off to cover the course and class hours.” 

Starting a course or developing your skills is a process of discovery and is, often, a struggle. It may be that mentors lending you a hearing ear or advising you during your studies is just what you need to get support and complete your course successfully.

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“I believe it is important to understand what is going on for our learners, in all aspects of their life, to help them to achieve. This is why our provision is so successful”. Oran is here to mentor students or provide coaching when they need it, and has been doing so for 15 years, 5 of which have been at ELATT. He has qualifications in counselling for both young people and adults, has trained in coaching and mentoring, and is currently training as a SENCO.

Whether you need information on how to improve your practical life circumstances, coaching sessions or solutions for learning challenges, Oran is here for you. He offers one-to-one sessions to find the tailored support you will need to complete your course to the best of your ability.

Although it can be a challenge to find the time to study, if you want to get ahead in your career or change direction, we are here to help you find ways to balance your life commitments.

Ask Janet about your options

Martina’s advice as a student is to “talk to one of the advisors to get out of the negative place you may be in. The services can give you a wider knowledge of all the different resources, help and advice out there.”

Speak to Janet and she can advise on your choice of courses and the support you may need to take that next step. Feel free to set up a one-to-one meeting with her to discuss your options in more detail. 

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Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our graduates:

Fundamentally, our students graduate thinking differently about themselves and their future.

"Instead of saying I was too old, ELATT helped and encouraged me every step of the way..."
Mike, Marketing Strategist

"I don't think I would be where I am today if ELATT hadn't helped me take those first steps..."
Frankie, Game Designer

 "ELATT gave me the confidence and new technical skills that were so valuable to me for my studies and at work..."
Charles, IT Manager

ELATT is a community created by students who take the lead with their future. Let us help you develop your skills and potential that will get you where you want to be.

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Not only can you study towards a qualification with us, but you can also receive personal employment and careers advice to take you to the next level!


“When I first came to the UK, I felt like I was taking my first step in a journey towards my future career. [...] These courses have helped me a lot, gave me more confidence in my skills.”

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Building skills and confidence

We are a learning community that looks after your learning needs as a whole so that you enter the employment world not just with more knowledge, but also with more skills and confidence.

Martina studied our Introduction to Photoshop course and found that “during my short time at ELATT I received a lot of support that has helped immensely.  I was initially given advice and support to revamp my CV, which was far too long. Refreshing my interview technique and preparing for interviews in advance helped and without the practice I wouldn’t have done well.”

Joining ELATT, you could be one of the 88% of our students who felt that they improved their workplace skills when they graduated. Martina reflected that the support helped her “feel so much more confident in my skills and presentation.”


Our students graduate thinking differently about themselves and their future.

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We go the extra mile for your employment

We understand the needs of today’s workplace and have experts and professional industry insiders to guide you through the learning journey and your professional development. We know that it can feel like a big task to prepare yourself for job applications, interviews and skills. That is why, apart from regular classes, we also offer students one-to-one support for job application and interview skills.

Our advisors go the extra mile to connect you with what you need in order to do your best in your search for employment. For example, Martina’s journey benefited from the personalised support we offer. Her ELATT advisor “sent my CV to a GP surgery and I was invited for an interview.  She arranged for me to visit Smart Works to get interview clothing. I got the job and thought I would have to stop the course as my shift pattern fell on my study day. My advisor said I could continue with the course and arranged for me to have support on my days off to cover the course and class hours.” 

This extra support helped Martina and almost 80% of our students progress into new employment or studies last year. If you are looking for both professional training and personal support from tutors and advisors who care, have a look at our courses and ask us your questions today!

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We supported Loredana and Sheldon through their study challenges. They are now employed and here to tell you how we can help you too.

Thinking of developing your job prospects by getting further training is a big step! But it is one that we can help you make smoothly. At ELATT our friendly staff, outstanding teachers and learning community are there to support students through their learning journey. With this support and a little bit of patience, you can be empowered to get ahead.

Students like Loredana and Sheldon have been in the same situation. For them, getting back into that student frame of mind felt less tricky with the support of our helpful tutors. Loredana explains that she herself is “impatient and I get frustrated when I struggle with my work. Luckily, my teacher delivered the class at a pace that wasn’t too fast, going step by step through the coursework. This method of teaching made me enjoy the class much more.”

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Supportive tutors

Our highly-skilled and qualified tutors aim to create an environment where you feel comfortable to learn. “The teacher's style of teaching was great, she made the work easy to understand and explained the work in such a way that everyone understood,” explains Loredana who studied Digital Business Skills with us as part of our Web Design programme. “I liked my teachers, they were very approachable and friendly. The lessons were easy to understand. The teacher’s delivery was clear and coursework was explained in detail. The teacher set us challenging work, which made us feel more confident about our skills and ability.”

If you have difficulties with learning, we can support you through your chosen training or study path. Sheldon, who did our apprenticeship programme and went on to be an IT Support Technician, feels “the staff are always happy to help you – they supported me with my dyslexia to complete the English and Maths qualifications and my Computer Engineering teacher helped me with spelling and reading.”

Mentoring

We also have projects to offer mentoring, help with fees or other support for the challenges that life throws your way. We aim to do the work that will create the ideal learning environment for you to focus on your development. Here you will see our motto in action: “learning works when you're in the right place to succeed.”

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