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
  • 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 & Benefits
  • Customer Service Training

The majority of our e-learning is available via Learn & Develop with Bradford.  Please note: This system may not work on older web browsers.

To access the following courses use Bradford Safeguarding Children Board self registration website:

  • An Introduction to Integrated Working
  • An Introduction to Safeguarding Children
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect- Core
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Young People Version
  • Awareness of Domestic Violence including the impact on children and young people
  • Child Accident Prevention
  • Early Child Development – Foundation
  • Equality & Diversity in Bradford
  • Hate Crime
  • 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

Apprenticeship Levy & Enterprise Bill - April 2017

Please see attached documents:

Briefing note for maintained schools - where the council is the employer only.

Letter from Department for Education.

More information for council staff to follow shortly.

We will keep posting information here and on Bradford Schools Online.

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Contact details

Workforce Development
St Peter's House
Forster Square

Phone : 01274 434503
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