Higher Level Skills
Businesses employing highly skilled people reap the benefits of higher productivity; they are able to pay more so attract high quality employees.
For further information about how Universities and College’s can support you with addressing the skill’s needs of your organisation contact:
Explanation of Skills Levels
See attached chart to understand the different levels of qualifications and how they equate to qualifications.
There are a range of provides locally and nationally who are able to help you with identifying current and future skills needs and providing practical solutions
Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service
T: 01924 303301
Funding Support for Skills
There are a range of opportunities that may support you in developing your workforce:
UKCES Employer Ownership of Skills:
(closing date for bids is 28 March 2013)
ESF Workforce Skills (announcement awaited of successful provider)
Funding Unit - Calderdale College
01422 399 339
Work based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which led to national recognised qualifications. You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees. Funding is available to train apprentices. For further information:
General info on skills for business includes grants for employees:
National Careers Service
National Careers Service offers free, independent and professional careers and skills advice.
Help is available online, over the phone, or face to face.
In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.
The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. You can benefit from this investment by training apprentices