West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

What the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges have been up to recently

20 June 2022

West Yorkshire Skills Partnership Conference 2022 - book now

Join us at the first face to face West Yorkshire Skills Partnership (WYSP) conference in three years at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Friday 15th July (8.30am-1pm). We'll be joined by members of WYSP as we engage delegates with updates from the world of colleges, universities and private training…

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19 May 2022

Skills Connect: Retrofit construction courses available for Bradford residents

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges can offer Bradford residents free (fully funded) training in key construction skills this June. ‘Retrofit' refers to the process of making changes to existing buildings so that energy consumption and emissions are reduced. There is a growing demand for retrofit skills in the region,…

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29 April 2022

Improving teaching standards and student experience through collaboration - FE Catalyst Learning

A pilot project managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has enabled staff from eight colleges in the region to strengthen their professional development and curriculum expertise. The FE Catalyst Learning project was made possible through the development of a cross-college community and funding from the Department for Education.…

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28 March 2022

Pioneering collaborative training of FE staff will see new resources replicated across multiple colleges

FE Catalyst training has been delivered to a partnership of colleges from across West and North Yorkshire. As initial sessions end, the continued success of the project will be in curriculum collaboration. Funded by the Department for Education, the training has been designed to address challenges faced by staff entering…

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7 March 2022

WYCC launches free 'all female' leadership course

Research has shown that the COVID pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women’s employment and progression prospects. Many of the sectors that traditionally include a high percentage of female workers were affected by lockdown closures. As companies contracted, promotion opportunities followed suit. In addition, it became quite apparent that…

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28 February 2022

Making an impact: [re]boot has changed working lives

In the last two years people who have trained on the [re]boot programme say it has made an impact on their working lives. According to a recent survey of participants* by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, half of respondents felt that the course enhanced their job role within six…

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23 February 2022

The future of the engineering and manufacturing workforce is at risk if businesses don't take action

The a geing workforce is a significant challenge impact in g more than a third of businesses B usinesses are struggling to recruit young people due to a lack of awareness and negative perceptions of the sector Less than a quarter of businesses offer industry placements to attract more young…

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21 February 2022

New training of West Yorkshire college staff underway through FE Catalyst Learning

Newly developed training of West Yorkshire FE colleges' curriculum staff is now underway. This training is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges' FE Catalyst Learning project. The pilot project, funded by the Department for Education, will build capacity and increase expertise through peer-to-peer learning delivered…

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