Staff Training and Development
We are proud of our reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective training and bespoke solutions based on the specific needs of the business.
We will visit your workplace helping to analyse your training needs. If off-the-shelf training is not the right answer, we can work with you to create and deliver training to your specific situation, tailoring the material and the way in which it is delivered specifically for your business.
We’ll guide you through the maze of Government initiatives, giving you clear advice on training that may be funded and the costs of any training we tailor for your company. What’s more, we’ll carry out the training at a location that’s convenient for you – either in your workplace or at the College.
Our Training Solutions
As one of the largest FE colleges in the region, we have one of the most comprehensive portfolios of training to offer to employers and working professionals including:
Workplace Training (NVQs)
NVQ training and assessment is carried out completely in the workplace - so your employees don’t need to come into college or take exams. NVQs are nationally recognised and can help you meet standards for trained staffing levels, as well as giving workers recognition for their skills and experience. We currently offer NVQs in the following subjects:
- Business Administration
- Children’s Care, Learning and Development
- Customer Service
- Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical)
- Electrical Installation
- Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
- Health and Social Care
- IT (iTQ)
- Leadership and Management
- Painting and Decorating
- Retail Operations
- Team Leading
- Warehousing Operations
Foundation degrees, Higher National Certificates/Diplomas (HNC/Ds) and professional courses developed collaboratively between employers and universities provide you with the skills you really need – practical and academic – for the future success of your business.
University-level courses provide:
- a practical alternative to more traditional academic programmes, combining work-based learning with academic study;
- the opportunity to enhance staff training and development with minimal disruption to the business operation;
- flexible teaching arrangements such as part-time, evening or block release attendance at college or university, distance learning or via the internet.
- a skilled and motivated workforce
As an employer, you can even work with the College to develop Foundation degrees and work-based higher education, tailored specifically to your organisation and to the needs of your business and staff.
Professional Business Training
We offer hundreds of specialised programmes designed to provide industry accredited qualifications in professions such as: Accountancy (Sage, AAT, ACCA), Art, Design and Media (Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress) and Leadership and Management (CMI). Our courses are delivered using the latest technology to equip your staff with a range of skills which can be directly transferred to the workplace.
We have a wide range of short courses, covering areas such as:
- Health and Safety
- First Aid
- Food Safety
- Fire Awareness
- Safer Manual Handling
- Understanding Substance Misuse
- Equality and Diversity
These training courses can often be delivered in the workplace to groups of 6-20 staff at a time. A college tutor will visit your premises to deliver the training at a time to suit you. Our staff will be pleased to tell you about them and help you choose those that meet your needs.
Core Skills (Maths and English)
Maths and English skills are a vital bedrock for further learning, and are essential both in the workplace and in life. The Government recognises this importance and, as such, provides funding for the courses which means you can get this training completely FREE.
We know that every business is different so we will work in partnership with you to adapt the delivery and content of our training programmes to meet your needs. If off-the shelf training is not the right answer, we can work with you to create and deliver training to your specific situation, tailoring the material and the way in which it is delivered specifically for your business.