West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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The courses are being offered as part of the Higher Performing Workplaces (HPW) project which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Eligible businesses (those operating in the Leeds City Region*) can receive 40% ESF funding towards the cost of any HPW training.

These courses will help individuals to use effective HR practices to support remote teams, succession planning, staff wellbeing and improve workplace cultures.

Not sure where to start?

Get in touch with our team of Skills Associates and we will help you choose the right course and access the funding!

Other courses are available under the following categories: Empowering Leaders, Innovative Working and Export and Innovation.

*the business must be based in one of the following districts: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York.

In response to the UK Government’s national restrictions regarding the spread of COVID19, training delivery methods listed in the course information PDF are subject to change. Many courses are delivered online.

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Brook Corporate Developments

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Brook Corporate Developments

Online delivery: Courses can be delivered online with sessions between 2-3 hours. Usual delivery is onsite, full day sessions.

HR for Non HR Managers

Workplace Wellbeing for Productivity

We enjoy helping businesses to develop, improve, grow and succeed.

We can offer a sounding board for new ideas, challenging the thoughts of organisations’ decision makers; helping to develop their staff and also making the services that we offer more accessible by helping them to get financial support towards the costs through funding partners such as the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges.

Our team of experts provide coaching, mentoring, skills training and advice implementation services. Brook has worked with, helped and improved company efficiencies with in excess of 1,000 organisations across the UK with a specific emphasis on the Leeds City Region.

Our 18 experts all have strong industrial and business experience. We can match individual business requirements in the context of workplace skills development to an individual who has knowledge and understanding of both the business nature and also the specialist skills to deliver this work.

Courses: HR for non HR Managers, Workplace Wellbeing for Productivity

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Calderdale College

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Calderdale College

Online delivery: Currently delivering all courses remotely via MS Teams.

Through our dedicated employer facing team, Calderdale College can offer high- quality, tailored training to meet the needs of businesses across a range of sectors.

With highly qualified and experienced staff, learners are motivated to achieve their potential and utilise their new skills to benefit the business.

The college is very effective in identifying and meeting the skills needs of local employers, already working with around 3,000 businesses in the area to develop courses and deliver training that helps them grow.

Courses: Human Resources Practice, Introduction to Performance Management, Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring, Learning and Development in the Workplace

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Investors in Excellence

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Investors in Excellence

Online delivery: We can deliver these courses on Thinkiflic or on a platform to suit the client including Zoom, Office/MS Teams and Google Hangouts or Skype.

Courses available immediately

Investors in Excellence (IiE) helps forward-thinking organisations to establish a high-performing culture that enables them to achieve continuously-improving outcomes linked to their business objectives.

We believe that training is all about developing and empowering people, not just giving them skills and knowledge.

Our practical, flexible solutions, training courses and evaluations improve all-round performance while retaining a sharp focus on customers and what matters most.

IiE is focused on opening new doors to excellence and improvement. Partnering a business’s desire to learn and our team’s passion for transferring lasting knowledge is a winning combination that will inform, inspire and energise a business’s most valuable asset.

The improvement tools and techniques learned in our programmes are practical and pragmatic and will provide lifelong capabilities to utilise in the long term.

Our tailored programmes can enable businesses to:

• Grow the effectiveness of its people resources
• Manage, grow and share knowledge and best practice
• Develop future leaders and plans for succession
• Facilitate team-building and problem-solving
• Deliver capacity without increasing resources
• Achieve a higher-performing workplace

We don’t stand still and nor do our clients – our programmes are progressive, enabling them to aim for and achieve new heights of performance.

Delivery is via our Connected Excellence suite of programmes, tools and techniques and the IiE Standard, our unique improvement framework that provides a clear roadmap to achieve high performance.

Courses: ME (My Excellence) and Higher Performing Teams

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Lattitude7

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Lattitude7

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon. Enquire for more information on how Lattitude7 can support your business.

We have experience of developing and delivering bespoke programmes to SMEs throughout the Leeds City Region for 20 years.

We use a variety of learning methods and styles in our workshops that suit the client and their specific learning needs and outcomes. We use visual and graphical information and we help delegates to practically apply theories and models. We use written case studies, we have group discussions, we play relevant games, and we have fun and learn at the same time. We develop action plans so that learning can be applied and embedded in the workplace.

Our 16 associates are specialists in a variety of key areas so we can offer a broad scope of topics to clients. Our expertise is geared up to exceed client requirements. We regularly meet associates to see if their vision fits with Lattitude7 and to determine if any new skills have been acquired that we can offer clients to make a difference.

“As an experienced HR practitioner, Helen Straw will be the lead facilitator on our Effective HR courses. Helen has in-depth operational and strategic HR experience, which will ensure that the workshops are developed and delivered in line with best practice and the latest thinking but always with a commercial approach.

Courses: Bite Size HR in a Day, Practical Performance Management, Recruiting the Right Way, Talent Management in Industry 4.0

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Luminate Education Group

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Luminate Education Group

Online delivery: the following courses will be delivered by Google Hangouts as short tutorials followed by interactive learning material:

  • Managing Employee Relations - CMI Unit Level 3
  • Employee Engagement - CMI Unit Level 5
Courses available immediately

Course dates:

CIPD Level 3 Unit Supporting Good Practice in Performance & Reward - 28/04/2021

Employee Engagement - 04/05/2021

CIPD Level Five Reward Management (unit) - 13/06/2021

CIPD Level 5 Unit Managing & Co-ordinating the HR Function - 20/07/2021

The Luminate Education Group is one of the largest further education institutions in the country with more than 20,000 students studying specialist technical and vocational qualifications in campuses across the Leeds City Region.

Working with over 1000 employer partners we are transforming the way we boost employer skills development, recognising the vital part we can play in supporting businesses of all sizes by using our expertise in delivering training and development to employers in a huge range of industry sectors including leadership and management to business development and beyond.

Our dedicated commercial training team specialise in understanding employer needs and creating flexible, bespoke and industry- recognised training to boost business growth and sustainability.

Courses: CIPD Level Three Managing Employee Relations (unit), CIPD Level Three Performance and Reward Management (unit), CIPD Level Five Employee Engagement (unit), CIPD Level Five Reward Management (unit), CIPD Level 3 (Certificate/Diploma) Human Resources Practice, CIPD Level 3 Unit Developing Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner, CIPD Level 3 Unit Recording, Analysing & Using Human Resource Information, CIPD Level 3 Unit Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations, CIPD Level 3 Unit Resourcing Talent, CIPD Level 3 UnitSupporting Good Practice in Performance & Reward, CIPD Level 5Human Resource Management, Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources, CIPD Level 5 UnitUsing Information in Human Resources, Employment Law, CIPD Level 5 Unit Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations, CIPD Level 5 UnitManaging & Co-ordinating the HR Function, CIPD Level 3 Certificate Learning and Development

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Results Driven Group

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Results Driven Group

Course dates:

ILM & CMI Level 5 in Effective Coaching and Mentoring
ILM & CMI Level 5 Diploma
in Effective Coaching & Mentoring
ILM & CMI Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors
ILM & CMI Level 7 Diploma for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors

Programme Venue and Dates

5 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District

Programme 1: 07 to 11 Jun 2021
Programme 2: 27 Sep to 01 Oct 2021
Programme 3: 22 Nov to 26 Nov 2021

6 Day Open Tutor-Led Online Course

Programme 1: 04, 18 & 26 Mar; 15 & 29 Apr; 13 May 2021
Programme 2: 21 Sep; 05 & 19 Oct; 02, 16 & 30 Nov 2021

ILM Level 7 Qualifications for Coaching Supervisors

4 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District

Programme 1: 27 to 30 Sep 2021 - Or online on the same dates

Business Partnering Consultancy Level 5 Award in Professional Consulting

5 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District

Programme 1: 17 May to 21 May 2021
Programme 1: 04 Oct to 08 Oct 2021

Digital Learning and Development Skills Business Partnering Programme

30 Hour Tutor-Led Online Course

Dates to be confirmed

With over 20 years' experience in the training industry, Results Driven Group (RDG) has established an excellent reputation for the delivery of highly customised and flexible training. We offer CMI and ILM Qualifications (ranging from Levels 3 to 7), as well as Professional Development Training Courses in Leadership and Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Management Consultancy and Project Management. RDG also offers a comprehensive list of open courses and specialises in bespoke skills training and professional development solutions.

Our courses are designed around business need, are results-oriented and focused on ensuring a solid ROI. Candidates will start their training journey with a comprehensive pre-course analysis of their needs, carried out by experienced trainers. A post-course follow-up will ensure that the course was effective and, if more support is needed, trainers will happily coach you to further your areas of development.

Completing a training course that is made relevant to their professional profile, experience and expectations, participants will enjoy the benefits of learning next to their teams during an in-house training programme, or next to a group of like-minded professionals from different organisations when attending one of our open courses. As well as in-house and tutor-led online training, we offer residential courses at our training venues in Keswick in the Lake District, arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the UK.

Courses: ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Coaching, ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching & Mentoring, ILM Level 5 Diploma in Effective Coaching & Mentoring, ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors, ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors, ILM Level 7 Certificate for Coaching Supervisors, ILM Level 7 Diploma for Coaching Supervisors, Digital Learning & Development Skills – Business Partnering Programme, Business Partnering / Consultancy – Level 5 Award in Professional Consulting

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Selby College

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Selby College

Selby College is a core hub for the development of skills in the local area. We are passionate about the support a college can bring to its community, it’s local economy and its residents. As a hub we are keen to further support our work with local businesses to provide creative solutions, matching their aims and ideals to programmes of support.

We are proud of the support offered to businesses large and small, all delivered via a close working relationship between the colleges team, business decision makers and the candidates themselves. Our programmes are designed to be flexible, allowing a fit in and around the important operations of a business, but supported by a coach who will keep candidates on track and focused toward the agreed goal. Programme lengths include single day sessions and longer blended learning offers, using digital resources supplemented by regular interaction with a named support coach.

We understand the pressures that businesses face and can tailor programme outputs to meet the needs of partner businesses. We firmly believe that investment in training should give maximum return and our programmes are designed to achieve that.

Courses: Personal Development Planning

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Shipley College

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Shipley College

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon. ILM Level Three Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring: This course will be delivered online and is available remotely.

Here at Shipley College, we believe a talented workforce is the key to success. The college is situated in the UNSECO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, in the District of Bradford. The college offers education and training provision on campus, in community venues and on employer premises across the region.

We value both the reputation we have built up for the quality of our training across our business specialisms, and our working relationships with organisations of all sizes in the region.

Our wide range of part-time courses and the professional knowledge of our staff continues to attract over 3,500 adult learners each year. Our students benefit from gaining new skills and insights, developing interests and social interaction.”

Courses: Coaching and Mentoring Skills, ILM Level Three Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

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Centre for Management and Business Development Limited

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Centre for Management and Business Development Limited

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon. Enquire for more information on how CMBD can support your business.

CMBD was established in 2003 to deliver a large SME business support programme. Over the last 16 years the support programme has continually evolved to keep the learning fresh, engaging and relevant.

Our training, which is experiential, focuses on creating awareness and then providing the skills and tools to progress or overcome the challenges businesses face. The experiential training environment also gives participants the opportunity to try out the learning in a safe environment, this serves to both demonstrate and enforce the value of the learning and provide participants with increased confidence to use the learning back in the workplace.

In terms of individual training design, CMBD is a small company that provides a wide range of training solutions through a large pool of specialist independent trainers many of whom are practitioners of their specialist subject in their own practices.

All workshop and programmes have clearly defined learning outcomes which are shared with learners and companies when then enquire about a course, for in-house provision these are almost always altered in some way to accommodate the company’s particular challenges or working practices.

The trainer liaises with the client and agrees both lesson plan and learning outcomes prior to actual training takes place. The use of specialist practitioners as trainers is particularly useful in this regard because clients are not always sure what they need and the trainer is able to offer expert and up to date guidance.

Courses: CMI Level Five Award in Coaching and Mentoring, Level Five Coaching and Mentoring, HR for First Line Managers

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University of Huddersfield

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University of Huddersfield

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon. Enquire for more information on how the University of Huddersfield can support your business.

At the University of Huddersfield, we draw insight and intelligence from business relationships with over 2,500 companies. We have research specialisms in the engineering and manufacturing sector, the rail industry, med-tech and healthcare, low carbon construction, chemicals, technical textiles and digital and media, so we align well to the Leeds City Region priority sectors.

The University’s 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) hosts over 70 businesses, graduate start-ups and virtual members forming an innovation community of high tech, knowledge rich firms accessing R&D support, talent and business support. This gives us immediate access to the challenges and opportunities facing these growing firms in the industries of the future.

Our Business Growth and Productivity Service is the primary interface for Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain companies and the University. The team offer a diagnostic process, signposting businesses to appropriate provision. The team runs a Business Support for the Manufacturing/Engineering sector through LCR LEP Supply Chain Program and the Northern Powerhouse Supply Chain Pilot. The team has engaged around 200 manufacturing businesses this year across the programmes.

Focusing specifically on our involvement with SMEs, we pride ourselves in our relationships with local businesses. Many of our business relationships stem from our very successful alumni, our award-winning placement team and a plethora of research projects with active involvement of companies to drive home the importance of our research having impact.

Courses: Strategies for Building Effective Human Resources, Developing the Workplace We Need for Today and Tomorrow: A HR Perspective on Achieving SME Business Goals

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Wakefield College

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Wakefield College

Wakefield College is a large, general further education college based on two campuses in central Wakefield and Castleford.

The college aims to promote social mobility and improve life chances by providing education and training opportunities for all. The college works with a range of local partners to contribute to the wider prosperity, economy and regeneration of the area.

The college has a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework for higher education provision and QAA inspectors recognised good practice in the involvement of employers and students in the development of significant projects that contribute to the higher education strategy.

The college has a long history of providing high quality courses for those wishing to actively improve their careers and future prospects through professional development.

Our enviable links with employers mean our courses are current and keep up to date with the rapidly changing business landscape, giving employers and learners a competitive edge.

Courses: CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Human Resource Practice, CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management

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