West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

18 May 2021

New project launches to make apprenticeships ‘just the job’

A new, three million pound project that aims to increase and improve access to apprenticeships in the Leeds City Region is launching this summer. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), Collaborative Apprenticeships will trial and test training programmes that can give apprentices extra, sector-based qualifications. The project will promote…

Read More

13 May 2021

Businesses offered a chance to take stock

Businesses in the region are being offered a free skills planning service to help them take the next steps to a successful future. The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the service that enables business leaders to take a breath, analyse the skills…

Read More

16 April 2021

West Yorkshire colleges [re]boot career prospects during COVID19

Nearly 400* people have signed up for a career-enhancing [re[boot course with a West Yorkshire college in the last year. Launched by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in September 2019, the [re]boot project has offered fully-funded courses ranging from Electrical Installation to Digital Marketing and Analytics. [re]boot offers…

Read More

1 March 2021

Funding available for businesses to access 168 new accredited courses in updated Grow Skills brochure

Businesses of any size in the Leeds City Region can now access 40% funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) towards 168 new accredited courses that have been added to our Grow Skills brochure. This is in addition to the hundreds of courses already available through Higher Performing Workplaces, a…

Read More

3 December 2020

New tender announced to support EU Transition

As part of the Higher Performing Workplaces (HPW) project, WYCC is seeking service providers to deliver EU Transition, Exports and Business Development training and business support to increase skills and knowledge. This aims to support businesses in the Leeds City Region to access new domestic and international markets, as well…

Read More