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North West Skills Academy
In particular courses will develop digital transformation, those in management roles and will encourage cross-trade upskilling such as training plumbers in plastering, so employees have more flexible abilities.
SB Skills Solutions Ltd
Training will focus on leadership and management within the construction sector, giving managers and aspiring managers the knowledge they need to move towards a person-led way of working. These qualifications will enhance future team leaders and supervisors to help improve the company outlook and individual competence.
UK Skills Academy (Sister organisation to North West Skills Academy)
Digital knowledge and technical skills are becoming more important in a constantly evolving digital world. UK Skills Academy will offer level 3 and equivalent training as part of their Digital Skills for Growth and Productivity programme aimed at digital leadership and digital skills for business.
Not only is it important to upskill employees already working in the digital sector but it needs to be easier for employed people to transition into the industry. That’s what makes Serco’s programme special. There are two strands to the Digital Careers Upskill Programme focusing on these two priorities.
Health and social care
The health and social care industry experienced challenges prior to Covid-19 pandemic. Acorn Training has curated a specialised programme to tackle these challenges, focusing on encouraging progression in the industry and teaching technical skills to support staff.
Acorn Training will focus on upskilling individuals who work with children from birth to age five to better understand and support early development and learning.
It also offers the option to work with employers and employees to create bespoke training bundles suited to individual needs.
Training will focus on giving managers and aspiring managers the knowledge they need to move towards a person-led way of working.
Technical training will also be provided to staff who need to learn about the tools and techniques needed for improved activity, such as mapping production processes, problem solving and making workplaces more efficient – otherwise known as ‘lean’ manufacturing.
The logistics industry is going through unprecedented and rapid transformation, paving the way for innovation and change. In a post-Brexit world, logistics businesses are also facing new challenges around the rules of import and export.
Training will focus on upskilling in the planning, control and scheduling aspects of the sector as well as navigating new import and export processes.
New Generation Training and Consultancy Ltd (NGTC)
These training programmes have been designed for security supervisors and managers working at events in stadiums, festivals, theatres and shopping centres to gain Spectator Safety qualifications.
As part of the qualifications, NGTC will work with partners the National Office for Counter Terrorism and Greater Manchester Police to organise training sessions in Action Counters Terrorism modules. These specialty Counter Terrorism modules have been tailored to educate staff in responding to terrorist related threats.
The Accelerating Net-Zero Opportunities training programme has been developed with more than 15 employers who work in the industry, from construction to retrofitting, and is made up of in-person, virtual and self-guided learning.
Learners will be able to develop technical skills in electric vehicle technology, as well as low carbon skills.
Media, creative and cultural
Individuals will learn a variety of skills ranging from music production to podcasting, social media and marketing strategies to filming and concept production. There will also be bespoke Carbon Literacy training, stress management and tailored well-being workshops.
The below training programmes are suitable for businesses working across a range of sectors. Training is not industry specific.
Project Management (Growth Company)
Engagement with businesses has identified a need to upskill people with project management skills, particularly where individuals are not currently working in specific project management roles. This training could be relevant to smaller organisations where one person has more than one key responsibility.
The shift to home and hybrid working throughout the pandemic has dispersed staff, making project working and collaboration harder in many organisations. This training will focus on management and leadership qualities, as well as supporting learners with future progression into a project management role.
Professional Skills (Growth Company)
The Growth Company has worked with more than 30 employers to identify skills gaps and develop the Powering Up Professional Skills programme.
Participants will learn cross-cutting skills such as HR, customer service and digital skills. Modules will focus on digital skills, management and leadership, people management, customer services, conflict management and other topics.