Help and support

Throughout your programme we will provide you with appropriate information, advice and guidance (IAG) at any given stage.

Prior to induction and during the induction, we provide you with the relevant IAG.

  • We give you advice on the most suitable training to support you to achieve your progression aim.
  • We explain what is involved in the training.
  • We explain how the training is delivered and how long it should take to achieve.
  • We advise whether funding is available.
  • We explain what you can expect from our services and what we expect from you.
  • We advise about other training which may help you progress.
  • We give information on where you can access additional information, advice and guidance.

Throughout the apprenticeship programme our IAG service will still serve to maintain that all IAG is communicated effectively.

  • We give regular learner progress updates and feedback.
  • We offer advice on assessment requirements.
  • We give advice on additional support that may be available to you.
  • We give you the opportunity to give feedback to your skills coach.
  • We also provide the opportunity for learners to provide feedback anonymously to delivery staff after every week of training.

After you have completed training and have been through EPA.

  • We give you feedback on your achievement.
  • We allow you to give holistic feedback on your experience of the training.
  • We give advice on what the next step of your journey could be.

Additional help and support

We aim to support your needs in any way that we can, and our team will be able to offer you help and advice relating to your department. Where we cannot help we will be able to signpost you to a person or a service that can. Below are some useful contacts for information regarding various forms of support from outside of Estio.

Support groups

Anti-Bullying Helpline

0845 225 5787
www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

Child Line (under 19’s)

0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk

Victim Support

08 08 16 89 111
www.victimsupport.org.uk

Sexwise

020 7608 5240
www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk

NHS Direct

111
www.nhs.uk

Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

Drugs, smoking and alcohol

Talk to Frank (drug support service)

0300 123 6600
www.talktofrank.com

Smokefree helpline

0300 123 1044
www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Drinkline

0300 123 1110
www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support

Social services

Homelessness

0808 800 4444
www.england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

Housing

www.gov.uk/apply-for-council-housing

Mental health support

0808 802 5544
www.youngminds.org.uk

Mind

0300 123 3393
www.mind.org.uk

General and careers advice

Citizen Advice Bureau

03454 04 05 06
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Acas (Employment advice)

0300 123 1100
www.acas.org.uk

National Careers Service

0800 100 900
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

National Apprenticeship Helpline

0800 015 0400
nationalhelpdesk@apprenticeships.gov.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our FAQ page for more specific information about our services.