Learner Feedback

Well done to our trainer Vicky, Who has received great feedback from one of her learners!

‘Hi Vicky,

Sincerely you have been my rock throughout this programme, I wouldn’t have had it any way better.

Where do I start from, is it your words of encouragement when I was at the point of giving up due to lack of support from my management team, you kept reminding me how well I was doing.

You have been a good tutor to me, making sure I understand each module and never tired of going through it all over until I understood it.

Thanks for being so patience with me even when I forget that I have session with you due to work load. You have thought me a lot and I have grown in confidence and ready to take any responsibility.

Vicky you are truly a good tutor and can be depended upon. You have never for once come a minute late to our session, I applaud you for that.

It’s been a long journey due to COVID19 but it’s worth it in the end.

Thanking you,’

Celebrating Apprenticeship Week

The end of another great Apprenticeship Week working in partnership with our employers. Michelle Cannon, Business Development Manager and Jacquie Allen, Team Manager have been working with Alternative Futures Group taking part In a ‘meet the provider’ sessions. The sessions were run with a presentation about apprenticeships to start and then the floor was opened up to questions which resulted in a great discussion. Keren Jamieson, Learning & Organisational Development Manager has fed back that they have had lots of interest from there staff already, with applications coming in.

Michelle and Jacquie would like to thank Keren, Alison and Damien for the opportunity to be part of their apprenticeship week.

Apprenticeship Week


Alternative Futures Group

Large Employer of Year 2019/20

Independent Options

SME Employer of Year 2019/20

Full details in celebrating success.

Apprenticeship Week

Congratulations to Michelle Woodcock

Learner of the Year 2019/20

Full details in Celebrating Success

Zooming our way into 2021

From everyone at DH Associates, we would like to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

We would like to say a massive Thank You to all who join in our online Christmas get together, from guessing the amount of wine cork/sweets in jars to participating in a festive quiz on Zoom, hosted & created by our fabulous Jackie Allen.

Congratulations to all the winners, and here is to 2021!


Employer Incentive Grants, of up to £2000, Extended

Employers may be eligible for an incentive grant, up to £2000, if a new apprentice has been hired between 1st August 2020 and 31st March, 2021. Employers then have until the 30th April, 2021 to apply for the grant.

For more information, please contact our Business Development Team
– Jules Westbrook: 07580 864 463
– Michelle Cannon: 07580 864 966

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Don’t forgot National Apprenticeship Week will still take place next year from from 8th to 14th February 2021

This annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The Week will also recognise how employers of all sizes have stepped up to the challenge during this unprecedented time.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan has announced that the 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from 8th to 14th February 2021.

The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking place across England, will showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds. Employers are encouraged to promote the great work of their apprentices, whilst highlighting the many benefits apprenticeships bring to their business. Apprentices, at all stages of their learning will also be celebrated over the course of National Apprenticeship Week 2021.

Bringing together apprenticeship ambassadors, MPs, training providers, apprentices, parents and employers, National Apprenticeship Week highlights the work being done across the whole apprenticeship community to promote apprenticeships and their impact.

Announcing the date for the Week in 2021, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said:

“National Apprenticeship Week is a great opportunity to highlight the amazing opportunities that an apprenticeship brings to employers, individuals and the economy.

“It has been fantastic to see how employers of all sizes have gone above and beyond to ensure apprentices can continue their studies during this unprecedented time. The week is also an opportunity to shine a light on how apprentices of all ages and backgrounds are helping to transform businesses across the country.

“As a former apprentice I know what a life changing experience it can be, and I’m looking forward to being part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 and seeing first-hand the inspiring ways apprentices and their employers continue to deliver.”

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 was a hugely successful week. Highlights included:

  • Over 900 events taking place across England;
  • Research commissioned with Mumsnet, revealing outdated views of apprenticeships holding young people back, resulted in over 60 articles in national press and broadcast media;
  • Over 1700 articles, features and interviews about apprenticeships appearing during the Week, locally, regionally and nationally;
  • NAW2020 and National Apprenticeship Week trended on Twitter on launch day, with #LookBeyond, #AskAnApprentice and #AskAnEmployer all trended UK wide on Twitter over the course of the Week;
  • Apprentices, apprentice employers, parents and teachers all supported the Week on social media, with stakeholder toolkits and assets downloaded over 16,000 times.

Click the link for full information https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-apprenticeship-week-2021-date-announced

Skills For Care Endorsement

We are very delighted to announce that we are now a certified Skills For Care Endorsed Provider!

The Skills for Care endorsement is a bespoke quality mark that is given to the best learning and development providers within the adult social care sector.

This endorsement from Skills For Care means they recognise us as a Training Provider that not only delivers excellent training to staff but also to the person accessing the care and support.

Well done to team for achieving this!


Very Successful Investors in People visit.

We are now accredited until 2022