Welcome to Alpha Gateway College
Alpha Gateway College – formerly known as: Alpha Care Agency was incorporated in July 2000 and operated from 5 Blackhorse Lane London E17 6DS. We started with one office room and one training room at the Waltham Forest Business Centre which is now demolished.
We started with:
Audrey Soyam, Daniel Meguille, Edna Eniola, Anthony Fomuso, Anthony Eniola
Audrey Soyam, Anthony Fomuso
Alpha Gateway College is based in Waltham Forest and has been involved in the provision of accredited learning and professional development of adults and young people since 2003. Due to the quality of delivery over the years, we have supported over 5000 learners to obtain accredited and certificated qualifications from National Vocational Qualifications to Diplomas and Higher National Diplomas from levels 1 to 5.
We pride ourselves in the delivery of customized, flexible training to suit the needs of our employers, learners, students and our major stakeholders. Based in Waltham Forest we have had the opportunity to support a diverse multicultural community. This has gone a long way to enhance our ability to understand diversity and manage programs that have been set to meet the various and diverse needs of our service users. This is reflected in the caliber and quality of the learners and staff we recruited over the years.
At our last annual graduation, we had over 250 students eligible for graduation in the following disciplines:
- Business and Admin level 3
- Customer Services level 3
- Health and Social Care level 3, 5
- CYPWF level 3, 5
- Management level 3, 5
We now run the following accredited funded courses:
- Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care level 2, 3, 5
- Apprenticeships in Caring for Children and Young People levels 2, 3, 5
- Management levels 3, 5
- Apprenticeships in Business & Administration levels 2, 3
- Apprenticeships in Customer Services Levels 2, 3
- Apprenticeships in Team leading level 2
We currently have partnership arrangements with the following prime contractors:
- Intraining (NCG)
All our above courses are work based learning with most of the delivery taking place at our apprentices’ place of work. We do run Functional Skills workshops here at Alpha Gateway College and some underpinning knowledge sessions here too.
Support services include:
- One to one support to all students
- Tutorial Support
- Email Support
- ICT suite
- Administrative office support
We excel at providing health care training
We have a proven track record of our successful recruitment, delivery, and completion with the above contractors. Our success rate in 2015/2016 on apprenticeship framework is 91% and timely success rate will be 67.5% compared to the national average of 58%.
We are specialized in delivering Health & Social Care, Children & Young People Workforce, Business & Administration, Customer Service Care and Accounting programs. The above qualifications overall and timely success rates are always above 90%.
We actively promote and monitor continuous professional development for all our staff and consultants working with us. Consultants or freelance colleagues are required to submit quarterly updates on activities they have undergone towards their CPD.
CPD can involve any relevant learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed. We believe that this is the means by which people maintain the knowledge and skills related to their professional lives and they can keep abreast with changes and updates in their given sector.
At Alpha Gateway College, we strive to ensure students welfare are looked after through their course journey and even beyond by giving advice information and guidance. We welcome students issues, and we have the ability to understand that their experiences are crucial in enabling them to work through their problems effectively.
We have an obligation to ensure students are protected from discrimination and harassment and that reasonable adjustments are made to give disabled students equality of access in all aspects of their studies. We support students by encouraging and reminding them of the importance of having a qualification and supporting them throughout the course journey to enable them to achieve their qualification.
At Alpha Gateway College one of our key strengths is our investment in staff development and training. Our dedicated human resources department at the beginning of every year designs a staff development package for each member of staff based on their performances over the last year, the new and emerging needs of the organization and also based on new legislations and updates within the sector.
These packages tie in with the aims and objectives of the organization as would have been agreed by the board of directors at their bi-annual general meeting. Each member of staff working at Alpha Gateway College benefits from a yearly training package based on all of the above and in line with their personal and professional development plan.
We are always seeking to build and maintain partnerships that will support our aim of providing funded courses to all our students across all sectors, across all age groups and across all funding stream from the local authority to ESF funding.
Our goal is to identify and work with partners who are willing to work together with us to secure funding to all our student. We are currently with more than 10 partners across different funding projects.
We have regularly meetings with our partners to actively discuss the success of our programs and to ensure that the quality required by our prime contractor, awarding organizations and our own internal quality system are adhered to.
We are engaged with approximately 150 employers across London and in order to acknowledge their value to us and promote a strong working relationship, employer satisfaction surveys are conducted twice a year.
From these surveys, our statistics report a significant level of satisfaction overall. However in pursuance of higher satisfaction and optimum employer retention, we believe in challenging ourselves to enhance the quality of each course we provide by tailoring them to the employers requirements.
We are always looking for new partners and prime contractors who have funding that could be made available to our learners. We believe in sourcing funds through all available channels from the local authorities, the skills funding agency or the European social funds. These are passed on to our learners who are the ultimate beneficiaries.