Workforce Development Service

Bradford Council’s Workforce Development Unit offers a range of development opportunities designed to develop the skills, competence and confidence of the workforce. These courses are targeted at the development needs of colleagues across the Council, and are available to partner organisations and businesses external to the Council.

Development opportunities are developed and facilitated by high quality, qualified training officers who have in-depth knowledge and experience in the subject areas that they deliver.

Development opportunities are delivered in a range of ways to meet the needs of individual requirements and learning styles. These include:

  • traditional classroom based learning
  • e-learning
  • bespoke learning
  • virtual classroom learning
  • whole team training in the workplace
  • blended approach - online learning, pre-course reading and e-learning, with follow up face to face to embed learning.

Development is available across a wide range of subject areas, these include:

  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding and domestic abuse
  • First aid
  • Children’s social care
  • Adults' social care
  • Youth work
  • Early years, childcare, play and children’s centres
  • Leadership and management
  • ICT
  • Equality and diversity
  • Revenue and benefits
  • Customer service training

The majority of our learning and development offer is available via our Learn & Develop with Bradford website  From here you can browse learning, enroll onto learning events and access and launch online learning. 

To access the following courses use the Safer Bradford Website:

  • An Introduction to Safeguarding Children.
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Awareness of Domestic Violence including the impact on children and young people.
  • Child Accident Prevention.
  • Early Child Development - Foundation.
  • Hate Crime in Bradford
  • Hidden Harm - The effects of parental problem substance use on children.
  • Missing Children - Bradford Protocol.
  • Safe Sleeping for Babies – Reducing the risk of SIDS.
  • Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation.
  • The Connected Baby Series: Motorways in the Brain - the processes of Neural Development and two further modules

This page was last updated on :
Fri, May 24, 2024 at 02:49 PM

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Workforce Development
1st Floor
Britannia House
Hall Ings

Phone : 01274 434503
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