West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

21 January 2022

Funded training embeds sustainability skills in 61 creative businesses in West Yorkshire

Through Let’s Talk Real Skills, SAIL (Sustainable Arts in Leeds) has trained over 250 individuals in the West Yorkshire creative sector to be carbon literate. Embedding sustainability skills across 61 organisations including Leeds Arts University, Opera North (pictured below) and Northern Ballet. Green ideas made possible through funded project The…

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10 December 2021

New training aims to improve career prospects in care homes

Leeds City College, a member of Luminate Education Group, has delivered some of the first ever, on-demand health and social care courses directly in care homes, in partnership with Leeds Care Association. The ‘Teaching Care Homes’ training programmes have been designed with care workers at the heart, as part of…

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29 November 2021

New Site Operative training becomes reality thanks to Let's Talk Real Skills

A new Site Operative qualification is being offered to people in the Leeds City Region who want to get a foothold in the construction industry. This new, much needed course has been developed with funding from the European Social Fund as part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges' Let’s…

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17 November 2021

Tender: Revised deadline for applications for Knowledge Facilitators 12pm Friday 10 December 2021

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) is seeking training providers to develop and deliver learning to further education curriculum leaders in West Yorkshire, to allow them to implement and replicate these teachings within their colleges. WYCC was successful in its bid for funding from the Department for Education (DfE)…

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14 October 2021

West Yorkshire College Open Day Dates 2021/22

Book a place on a West Yorkshire FE college open day and get a feel for the learning opportunities available. Bradford College Saturday 12 March 2022, 11am–2pm Calderdale College Saturday 20 November 2021, 10am-1pm Keighley College Tuesday 18 January 2022, 4pm-7pm Thursday 7 April 2022, 4pm-7pm Tuesday 7 June 2022,…

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10 August 2021

Educators join forces to offer businesses help with skills

Seven West Yorkshire colleges, Go Higher West Yorkshire and the Textile Centre of Excellence have come together to give businesses a simple way to access funded training and advice. As part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Let’s Talk Real Skills project, the colleges and educators are offering SMEs…

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9 July 2021

Let's Talk Real Skills supports groundbreaking fast-track GP nursing programme

Leeds City College, part of Luminate Education Group, is delivering the first ever fast-track course for aspiring GP nurses, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) and Practicum, a specialist healthcare training company. Delivered at the college’s Park Lane Campus, the *Let’s Talk Real Skills six-month programme…

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30 June 2021

West Yorkshire Skills Partnership Launches

Partnership aims to provide expertise and ambitious direction to meet skills needs A new partnership has been launched to replace the Leeds City Region Skills Network with a renewed brand and outlook. The West Yorkshire Skills Partnership brings together senior leaders from universities, FE colleges and independent training providers to…

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