Training for staff

Skills for Work can offer the following training to both your new and existing staff:

  • NVQ qualifications - diplomas or certificates
  • Maths and English
  • Apprenticeships
  • Bespoke training

As an employer, you will benefit from training that is tailored to your requirements as well as from the benefit of having motivated and well trained staff on the premises, enhanced staff morale, better employee retention rates and improved efficiency and productivity.

How does it work?

We will visit your workplace to discuss your business and training needs. We will produce a tailor made training package to meet your needs. Where appropriate we will access funding on your behalf to help with the costs of the training.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Suitable for all staff aged 16 and over. There is no upper age limit. Most apprenticeship frameworks are subsidised.

For a young person an apprenticeship is the first step towards a long-term career. For an adult, an apprenticeship is a way to develop and learn new skills to enable career progression. A successful apprentice will gain an industry-recognised qualification, which gives them professional skills for life.

Participants will experience a combination of work-based ‘on-the-job’ training and off the job workshops whilst being paid a wage or training allowance. An apprenticeship consists of:

  • Level 2 or 3 qualifications - provide practical skills in specific occupational areas.
  • Functional skills transferable work-related skills e.g. English and maths
  • Knowledge based units to support the framework.

Eligible employees will have the opportunity to gain a qualification at either level 2 or 3 NVQ.

Participants will experience a combination of work-based ‘on-the-job’ training and off the job workshops.

Apprenticeship & qualification subject areas

  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Cleaning and support services
  • Health and Social Care
  • Team Leader
  • Management

Bespoke training

If an apprenticeship does not meet your requirements we will design an individual training programme tailored to your business needs.

We will produce a training proposal form which will include: Delivery methodology, venue, timescales and cost.

You will have the opportunity to discuss this with us and make any necessary amendments before we sign a service level agreement.

You can also gain a Skills for Life qualification in either maths, English and /or ESOL.

We will:

  • Provide highly qualified staff
  • Provide interactive and informative training
  • Work with you to design appropriate training packages.
  • Evaluate all training
  • Carry out assessment in your workplace with minimal disruption
  • Provide individual support - this may include the provision of specialist equipment, adjusting visit times or adapting assessment methods to suit your staff needs.

For further information, please do not hesitate to call 01274 432170 or email