We manage workplace learning journeys
Why use TDM for Learning and Development?
We deliver work-based learning, underpinned by academic rigour. Our values and mission:
- Be Driven – find meaning in your work, enjoy working, bring solutions not problems, go the extra mile
- Be Accountable – do as you are directed, do what is needed when it is needed most, do as you say you will
- Be Productive – be efficient, be effective
- Be Considerate – listen, notice, respond
- Be Vulnerable – dummy up, speak up, learn from feedback
Our commitment to Safeguarding
TDM are committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk.View Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and we have an essential role to play in making our learning community safe and secure.
Our Safeguarding Policy can be read on our Policies Page.
TDM responsibly access UK taxpayer’s money and employer budgets to start and further workplace learning journeys which:
enhance social and career mobility
delight employers with their positive impacts
positively impact upon regional and national economies
and respond usefully to regional and national skills development priorities
We coach and train. We continuously renegotiate individual learning plans which:
develop technical competencies, knowledge and understanding
develop vitally important professional skills, attitudes, behaviours and workplace productivity
educate the whole person and enhance ambitious career development and social mobility
Our learning programmes are not “off the shelf” or “boil in the bag”. We offer high quality, highly personalised learning experiences. TDM also offer employers a deeper commercial partnership in order to develop even more bespoke workplace learning programmes which suit their own, more unique and more specialist learning needs.Contact Us
The Development Manager is a values-driven organisation
We are committed to helping close the productivity gap in the West Midlands and the United Kingdom, supporting the economy by responding to local and regional skills needs and increasing social mobility of the local population. We are committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk. We deliver apprenticeships because we genuinely believe in the tremendous value of work-based learning, strive to achieve the highest educational standards and we always look to walk the walk, as well as talk the talk. Contact Us
To achieve this, we have identified our core focus and target as an organisation and the values that we live by to keep us on track supporting these aims.
You do not have to be unemployed to start an apprenticeship programme.
You simply need to be deployed in a job role in which you are developing a new skillset and knowledge base.
under the mentorship of your employer
and subject to rigorous and challenging coaching and training from TDM.
TDM do also, however, invest into a recruitment filtering service which ensures that the right new job applicants get to engage new apprenticeships with the right new employers. TDM regularly start and embed new careers for school, college and university leavers as well as more mature apprenticeship job applicants.Contact Us
Coaching is core
We place a heavy emphasis on applying theory to practice and we support this via personalised coaching (compare the amount of coaching your apprentice will receive from TDM compared to our competitors). We offer two types of coach:
The TDM Skills and Knowledge Coach
focuses on created the skilled practitioner. They help the apprentice to achieve and exceed the national standard.
The TDM Professional Development Coach
is the whole person educator. They develop employability attitudes and behaviours as well as higher order thinking skills. They make sure that the apprentice amazes the employer and completes the apprenticeship.
Some of our educational principles include:
Learner responsive, employer-owned and public-funded:
Every employer needs an Individual Learning Plan for their apprentice. TDM Coaches “triangulate” the drivers of that plan to meet the needs of all stakeholders in it: The National standard, the employer-mentor and the learner themselves.
Most of the 20% of Off-the-job training TDM deliver will be scheduled and conducted in the office but away from the workstation.
Small classroom sizes:
Our maximum classroom sizes are set at <=15 learners (for common learning aims) or <=8 learners (for differentiated learning aims).
Corporate quality classroom atmosphere:
The out of office classroom training TDM we will deliver when needed (in our Worcester or Birmingham training centres) will be intensive and conducted at an intensity and be of a training quality which is typically associated with corporate training.
The flipped classroom:
We “flip” the traditional classroom delivery model. In the past, the classroom was used for content presentation and the consolidation of learning was set as retrospective homework. Instead, we set content study tasks for learners (eg watch a video, study a textbook or engage in VLE activities) before they arrive for personalised, consolidation tutoring in the classroom.
Our delivery model blends face-to-face activities eg workplace coaching tutorials and small group classroom activities with online and other distance learning activities.
Personalised and Triangulated Learning:
We care about highly personalised, academically rigorous and genuinely workplace-focused learning which benefits all three stakeholders: learner interests, employer needs & national standards.
We offer a thorough and careful applicant filtering service to make sure that employers only interview applicants who believe will be right for them. This reduces time-wasting on the part of both the applicant and the prospective employer.
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