Welcome to The Purple beard Learner Zone. This page is designed to keep you informed about your apprenticeship programme and supplement your high-quality learning and career management experience.

Please review the Policies here.

Your Tools

The key to a successful gateway and End-Point Assessment is not only to be aware of the principles taught within your masterclasses/workshops but to internalise the values and put things into practice. Meaningful learning can only take place when you are effectively engaged (when you put your heart into what you are learning).



BKSB it’s an initial assessment tool used to assess numeracy and literacy skills


OneFile is an E-Portfolio platform where your apprenticeship is managed and tracked.


We use Microsoft Teams for meetings, communication and learning sessions.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Xun Kuang


Information, Advice and Guidance

At Purple Beard, we are keen to support our students develop in a holistic way. We will be offering monthly mindfulness sessions from August 2021 to support all staff and students apply aspects into their lives to support manage stress. If you are interested please contact us at admin@purplebeard.co.uk

In addition, we will be  running  a series of workshops that cover aspects such as employability, careers, and managing money

If you are struggling with any other aspects please feel free to speak to a member of staff who can help or refer to the list below.


Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation that supports anyone with anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, or other anxiety-related disorders. 03444 775 774 or text 07537 416 905

Beat act as a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered. 0808 801 0711

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. 0333 323 3880

Big White Wall is a unique online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes and creative outlets.


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a helpline for young males aged 16 to 35 years, suffering from depression and low self-esteem. It offers counselling, advice and information. 0800 58 58 58 (or London based callers can dial 0808 802 58 58)

My CAMHS Choices is a website that provides necessary information required to help young people make meaningful choices about their care.

Childline provides help for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. 0800 1111

Children of Addicted Parents and People (COAP) provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive online community for young people affected by parental drug and alcohol abuse.


Ditch The Label help young people navigate through issues related to bullying, such as improving mental health, body image, coming out and building confidence and self-esteem.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.

Muslim Youth Helpline is a charity that provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people in the UK. 0808 808 2008

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. 116 123

Money Matters–  When people are struggling with debt it’s more important than ever that they have access to effective advice.


LifeSIGNS provide information about self-injury and support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.

Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. They offer a free 4-night/5-day stay, and the opportunity to be befriended and heard in complete confidence, without judgement and with compassion and warmth. 0207 263 7070

Selfharm UK exists in order to support and nurture young people who may be experiencing difficulties with self-harm.

National Self Harm Network is a forum that provides support for individuals who self harm, and for families and carers that may be affected by self harm.

Papyrus gives non-judgemental support, advice and information for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress. 08000 68 41 41 


Speak to our team today

If you’d like to talk about Tech Bootcamps and Apprenticeships, a potential partnership, working with Purple Beard or you have any other questions, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.