What is a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE)?
Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) have been created by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) to reward and encourage excellence in vocational training. CoVEs are specialist areas of vocational provision characterised by close links between independent training providers, colleges and employers. CoVEs aim to produce appropriately qualified and skilled workers with excellent career prospects which meet the needs of the economy.
When an area of provision attains CoVE status it means that it is able to enhance existing and develop new specialist vocational provision that will be focused on meeting skills needs of employers. It will give individuals from all backgrounds access to the high quality vocational training that they need to succeed.
Who is involved in the CoVE?
Our CoVE is in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and we are working in partnership with Bracknell & Wokingham Collage and Berkshire College of Agriculture. You can find links to both our partners websites below.
What does this mean for students?
By studying with a private training provider or a college of further education who has CoVE status, you can feel comfortable that you are being trained to a high level, that you will have access to up-to-date resources and that your learning will be managed effectively by highly competent staff. We can provide this as we are using the funding to continue to improve our standards.
What can the CoVE do for local Early Years employers?
We can help your business by offering a range of different qualifications and workshops tailored to meet the training needs of your staff. As a CoVE we can be more flexible and innovative in how we provide training. We also have improved resources and great student support.
Find out more
In October we are holding a series of roadshows to launch the CoVE to Early Years employers across Berkshire. Please contact Katy Cunningham, CoVE Manager for more details.