Life doesn’t offer everyone the same opportunites. So when our Apprentices and students achieve real success, despite having faced complications, difficulties and even trauma, it brings all of us at HTP Apprenticeship College an enormous sense of pride, joy and professional satisfaction.





Here we showcase the remarkable journeys made by some of our amazing learners, as part of our Social Mobility Initiative.


Senior Chef

Isle of Wight Restaurant

Summary Points for Dylan
  • Care leaver
  • Disengaged with full-time education age 15 years
  • Low educational attainment
  • Homeless
  • Drugs problem
  • NEET
  • Achieved Functional Skills Entry Level 2 in Maths & English
  • Participated in full-time vocational study programme (2013). Did not complete
  • Re-engaged with HTP and successful at interview for an Apprenticeship placement (2018)
  • With additional support achieved:
    • Intermediate Apprenticeship Commis Chef Standard and Functional Still English Level 2 (2019)
    • Advanced Apprenticeship Production Chef and Functional Skill Level 2 Maths (2021)
  • Retained in full-time employment
  • Living independently in secure rented accommodation
  • Promoted to Senior Chef
  • Supporting girlfriend with health issues



Hampshire NHS Trust

Summary Points for Simon
  • Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and Dyslexia
  • High level of anxiety and left college without completing studies
  • NEET
  • Successfully gained an Apprenticeship opportunity in the Education Centre of a large public sector organisation.
  • Undertaking a Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 commenced June 2021
  • Successfully contributed to the design & delivery of an online system to improve Health & Safety Training & Compliance across the whole organisation
  • Retained in full-time employment.
    Making excellent progress on the Apprenticeship programme


Training Consultant

Isle of Wight Training provider

Summary Points for Aisha
  • Care leaver
  • No formal qualifications on leaving school
  • Attended college to study hairdressing. Did not enjoy the experience, and no wish to forge a career in the sector
  • NEET
  • Completed a Traineeship with HTP to gain confidence. Achieved with Functional Skills English L2 and Maths L1 (2014)
  • With additional support achieved:
    • Business Administration Intermediate Apprenticeship with Functional Skill ICT L2 (June 2015)
    • Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship with Functional Skills Maths L2 (April 2017)
  • Continued to work & study after becoming a single parent
  • Business Administration Higher Apprenticeship (February 2019)
  • Assessor/Coach Apprenticeship Standard Level 4 (June 2020)
  • Learning and Development Consultant Apprenticeship Standard Level 5 commenced (August 2020) ongoing
  • Retained in full-time employment
  • Promoted three times within the organisation
  • Now in the role of Training Consultant designing, delivering Apprenticeship programmes supporting others to succeed.

“Learners who have additional learning needs, are disadvantaged or who have barriers to learning, receive inclusive and very effective support that enables them to achieve as well as their peers.”


Junior Doctors Co-ordinator

Portsmouth NHS Trust

Summary Points for Todd
  • Dropped out of full-time further education following a death in the family
  • Suffered Mental Health difficulties
  • NEET for 2.5 years
  • Successful at interview for an Apprenticeship opening Portsmouth NHS Trust (2015)
  • With additional support achieved:
    • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration with Functional Skills Maths L2 and ICT L2 (2015)
    • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration (2016)
    • Higher Apprenticeship in Business Administration (2018)
  • Progressed to Band 4 position managing Doctor, Registrar and Consultant rotas
  • Retained in full-time employment
  • Promoted within the organisation
  • Purchased own home
  • Recommended for further promotion June 2022



Isle of Wight Care Provider

Summary Points for Donna
  • Diagnosed at an early age with significant Dyslexia
  • Single parent following death of spouse
  • Low educational attainment
  • Low income
  • Period of homelessness living in car
  • Supporting son to overcome addiction
  • Obtained work in Care Sector to undertake an Apprenticeship
  • With additional support achieved:
    • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care and Functional Skills Level 1 in both Maths & English
    • Advanced Apprenticeship – Lead Adult Care Worker with Diploma in Adult Care and Functional Skills Level 2 in both Maths & English
  • Commenced Higher Apprenticeship Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 with Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (2020)
  • Promoted to Assistant Manager in Domiciliary Care Provider supporting team members to complete Apprenticeships in Health & Social Care
  • Aspires to continue in learning and undertake the Foundation Degree Higher Apprenticeship Leader in Adult Care.


Digital Team Assistant Manager

Isle of Wight NHS

Summary Points for Rosie
  • From single parent family
  • Left 6th Form without completing her course of study
  • NEET
  • Suffered with high levels of anxiety & low levels of confidence
  • With additional support achieved:
    • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration with Functional Skill ICT L2 (2014)
    • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration (2015)
    • Higher Apprenticeship in Business Administration (2017)
    • Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard Level 5 (2020)
  • Supported by HTP Apprenticeship College to study Business with University of Portsmouth
  • Graduated from University of Portsmouth BA(Hons) Degree 2:1 June 2022
  • Retained in full-time employment with NHS Trust
  • Promoted a number of times within the organisation, currently in a senior management position as the Digital Team Assistant Manager
  • Purchased own home in 2021

These case studies demonstrate the impact that HTP Apprenticeship College’s Social Mobility initiative has made on just some of the participants’ lives.

Temporary campus closure

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Temporary campus closure

Due to exciting work starting to expand facilities at The Old Grammar School Campus, the building will be closed until the beginning of August.

In the meantime please refer all contact and visits to our Riverbank Campus in Little London, Newport PO30 5BS.

All calls will automatically be redirected, and apprentices and students will be notified directly of any changes to training or exam arrangements.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this work is being carried out.

Our Portsmouth Campus is unaffected and is operating as normal.