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Eastleigh College’s Experts support business in mutual partnership

With extensive knowledge and experience delivering and managing training contracts across the UK, in addition to securing core funding, Eastleigh College has built a reputable and rewarding partnership to support Lean Education and Development Ltd (LEAD) with their training delivery.

To enable the company to grow within their field, LEAD enlisted the help of Eastleigh Colleges’ Experts, to support in all aspects of their business from quality assurance and training delivery, to compliance and the ability to secure funding. Maxine Jones, Managing Director at LEAD Ltd explains how the College’s approach and support has led to positive outcomes for the business, “Eastleigh College have been reactive to our short and long-term funding requirements which have supported us through periods of considerable business growth.”

As part of the partnership, Eastleigh College worked with the company to support their internal quality assurance, delivery and learner engagement processes, developing staff’s knowledge and understanding further. Maxine Jones, explains, “Although our staff have the skills in training delivery and an understanding of the rules and regulations, the frequent compliance audits the College carries out has given us confidence that our processes are compliant with contractual requirements and funding rules.”  

With their funding agencies such as the ESFA focusing on the quality of the training that is being delivered when awarding contracts, LEAD were keen to tap into the College’s expertise as an Ofsted outstanding provider to further develop their staff lecturers. LEAD utilised the college’s constructive observations of teaching, learning and assessment, which has led to continuous improvements. Maxine Jones comments, “We frequently learn something new and the College always take into consideration our business needs, as well as College requirements.”

Commenting on the overall service the Experts offer, Maxine Jones highlights, “Our partnership with Eastleigh College is built on trust and the confidence that all of our compliance systems, funding payments and quality assurance is in good hands, and we are continuing to receive a valued and respected service.”

Going forward the partnership between Eastleigh College and LEAD is benefitting Levy-paying employers who are receiving training from both providers who each specialise and deliver in areas which includes, Business Improvement Techniques, Management, Team Leading, Customer Service and Business Administration.

If you’re interested in working with Eastleigh College to develop your training delivery and take your training contracts into your own hands, visit the Eastleigh College website, call 023 8091 1195 or email