Welcome to the FNTC website. We hope that you find it both informative and useful in selecting your next programme of study or an apprenticeship for your employees – there are a large number to choose from but if you do not see what you like please do give us a ring as we are always developing new courses.
We are constantly working to develop a wide range of programmes that provide you with the skills and knowledge for a highly rewarding brighter future. Working with a number of partners and employers we are successful in supporting our students and apprentices in their chosen area of study, their progression into employment or enabling individuals to develop their career, and as such, Ofsted has graded us as Good.
Situated at the heart of the community of Totton also delivering in employer premises, FNTC offers a vibrant and supportive learning environment where you can gain your qualifications, develop your skills, get support to help you find an apprenticeship and enjoy learning. Our teaching/assessing staff are experts in both teaching and learning and in their professional industries.
More than 7000 learners and 1300 employers from across the country have choose to study or partner with us. They benefit from our support and rate us with very high satisfaction scores. We truly believe that this is a fantastic place to study and would love to welcome you to FNTC in the future.
If you would like any advice and support in making a decision about which programme is right for you, or information on the opportunities each programme can offer, then please contact us on 02380 866664 or via our contact page we will be happy to assist you.
Tina Turner has been the interim CEO at FNTC since January 2015, although Tina has been working with Elizabeth Young the Centre owner and CEO since 1997, originally setting up the Day Nursery and then later (2000) opening the Training Centre. In 2004 Tina decided to broaden her horizons by working in various colleges as a senior manager and in 2010 set up her own company Management for FE Limited.
Tina specialises in providing interim management support and consultancy to the further education and skills sector and has successfully supported colleges and training providers in improving the quality of learner experience, success rates and financial efficiency.
Tina is results focused and gains particular satisfaction from improving the learner experience whilst making sustainable changes to the organisation and is proud to be part of the successful FNTC team.
Heath Rawles, Director of Finance and Growth, has worked at FNTC since 2001 and seen the provision expand from the initial concept of Fawley Nursery Training Centre delivering solely childcare, right through to the curriculum offer now. Having steered FNTC through a variety of government funding programmes such as Train to Gain and e2e, Heath is now preparing for what he says is going to be a significant change in the funding methodology, as a result of the recent reforms, with his mantra being “The Road to Commercial”.
Heath is a supportive, optimistic person who thrives on understanding and implementing change and enjoys working at FNTC due not only to the diversity in his job role but also working with a focused and fun team.
Melanie Davies is the Office Manager and P.A to the Assisting CEO. Melanie joined the company in 2015.
Melanie is dedicated to providing an effective and efficient administration department providing outstanding integral support to all stakeholders, delivering excellent front line customer services.
Melanie’s team is responsible for registering, booking and delivering exams, processing certificates, monitoring client and student’s satisfaction throughout the learner journey and responding to any complaints.
Tracey joined FNTC in 2001 as a student, undertaking her NVQ level 3 in Business and Administration. In 2004, once she completed her NVQ Level 4 Business and Administration, Tracey went on to undertake her Internal Verifiers qualification. Achieving this qualification enabled her to become the lead IQA for the Business area.
In 2011 Tracey became Business Curriculum Coordinator specialising in Quality Assurance and day-to-day management of the Business curriculum team. She has successfully supported a range of learners, employers and assessors in improving the quality of learner experience, workforce skills and success rates.
In 2018 Tracey became the Quality and Compliance Manager responsible for ensuring FNTC’s provision is fit for purpose, consistent and meets both external and internal requirements.
Gemma joined FNTC in March 2010 as a trainee assessor in childcare. Gemma successfully completed her assessing award becoming a qualified assessor, supporting hundreds of learners in achieving their childcare qualifications.
Gemma went onto achieve her Internal Quality Assurer qualification which is integral to any training and assessment program. It provides reassurance to learners that the standards against which they are being assessed, are being adhered to. It also provides reassurance to the awarding body that the standards are being applied rigorously.
In 2019 Gemma was promoted to Teaching & Quality Manager for apprenticeships and full cost learners taking full responsibility for managing, developing and enabling successful delivery of teaching, learning and quality activities at FNTC, across a multitude of apprenticeship standards and full cost provision.
Ryan joined FNTC in March 2019, taking on the role of Digital Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Coach and Special Projects Coordinator. Ryan’s background in the marketing sector, in which he covered a variety of roles, including social media executive, SEO specialist and brand stagiest, allowed him to hone his skills in the marketing industry.
Ryan is passionate about delivering and implementing contemporary marketing tactics and is keen to show how diverse digital marketing can be. Ryan’s team is responsible for creating content across a range of social media platforms, website optimisation, graphics and overall monitoring FNTC’s growth and awareness.
Emily has been with FNTC since 2015, originally joining the team as a Business Development Administrator. During her time at FNTC, Emily has shown a clear determination to continue to develop herself both professionally and academically by completing a multitude of qualifications, including her Level 2 and 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, English GCSE and a certificate in Mental Health Awareness and Learning Difficulties.
Emily is passionate about making sure students are fully supported throughout their learner journey, right from being given their IAG to successfully completing their Pre-Apprenticeship programme.