WHAT WE DO
Our Academy programme supports the education and wellbeing of ex-offenders both serving and upon release, helping build the bridge to reduce recidivism.
We work in partnership with national projects supplying education to harder to reach groups including study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships.
We support a number of Universities to help expand their degree programmes with a variety of vocational qualifications.
We offer a range of internationally recognised qualifications through YMCA Awards and Pearson. Whether a personal development or change of career, we can support you.
We work closely with employers to build bespoke apprenticeships for their needs.
We are very fortunate in being supported by some fantastic National Businesses.
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Astara is a nationally recognised company working in over a ¼ of Her Majesty’s Prisons with their Academy Programme.
We have developed effective working partnerships with Gymnasiums and strategic departments to support the educational development of ex-offender learners mainly in the health, wellbeing and fitness sector, supporting opportunities for ‘Through the Gate’ and beyond.
The Astara team has over 45 years combined experience within educational delivery of vocational qualifications.
We support each Prisons’ existing Departments to become a place of opportunity, which is embraced by learners and staff.
Whilst our courses require a structured delivery, they can be taught with a flexible timetable, which meets both the operational requirements and population needs of the Establishment.
We are continually striving to form effective links with internal and external partnerships to provide complete ‘Through The Gate’ support. This will potentially allow our candidates, returning to the Community the opportunity to gain either beneficial voluntary experience or secure an employed role.
Astara is recognised nationally at Tier 2 & Tier 3 under the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation strategy.
Our achievement percentage after supporting over 2000 learners
Number of staff qualifications we have supported across the estate including Level 3 Personal Trainers; Education and Training; Assessors and qualifications up to Level 4
Percentage of learners accepted onto a scholarship after application
The number of prisons that have engaged with us on our Academy projects
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MEET THE TEAM
Tonight is the final for the Dorset Venus Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 – of which our MD Victoria has been selected from over 60 applicants, made it through the heat and the Semi Final to be selected as a finalist! The category is sponsored by Ceuta Healthcare Read more about Tonight’s the night…. Venus Awards FINAL![…]
We are proud to announce Astara Training’s Managing Director, Victoria, has made it through to the Semi Final round of the Venus Awards Dorset 2017. Victoria was successfully selected from over 60 applicants to make it to the final 5 in this category. The finalist announcement event will take place at Mercedes-Benz of Poole, Dorset Read more about Venus Awards[…]
We are on the lookout for outstanding individuals to work with us on a range of projects across the country. Find out about our current vacancies HERE
5 Ways Training Can Help You Professionally 1. Professional Training Builds Confidence Breaking down a subject into manageable sections through study and practice, whilst having skilled trainers who are able to guide and support you, will make you feel more prepared and ultimately more confident in your chosen area. When you can apply practical knowledge Read more about 5 Ways Training Can Help You Professionally[…]
Would you be interested in finding out more about the Professional training courses we are running in Dorset this year? We are having an open afternoon at the Royal Chase Hotel in Shaftesbury from 3.00-4.30pm for anyone interested to come along to view our Professional Courses in ACCA Accounting and Management & Leadership. This is Read more about Astara Professional Training Launch![…]
Accountancy Courses The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the leading global accountancy qualification attracting students from over 70 countries and recognised in over 150. It is divided into two distinct levels, referred to as Fundamentals (‘F’ level) and Professional (‘P’ level). The academic standard is level 5 and 6 respectively. To achieve ‘F’ Read more about *NEW* ACCA Unit Courses available from January 2017 – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE[…]
With over 400 registered centres, YMCA Awards is the leading award body in the Health & Fitness sector. Their new scheme will see a very small percentage of these organisations recognised with their Platinum Partner status. We are proud to announce that we have been selected, following a rigorous process, to be their second chosen Read more about OFFICIAL YMCA Awards Platinum Partners!!![…]
Working in partnership with Tom James Fitness and Riversmeet Leisure Centre, we are pleased to announce the first courses of: Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Level 2) – 21st/22nd May and 18th/19th June – Gillingham, Dorset Diploma in Personal Training Gym Based Exercise (Level 3) – (21st/22nd May and 18th/19th June if Level 2 required) – July TBC Read more about *NEW* Level 2 Gym Instructor & Level 3 Personal Trainer courses[…]