West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

20 November 2018

Industry-based training programmes open for tender

As part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ drive to improve skills in the Leeds City Region, another eight opportunities for training providers to deliver the Reach Higher and More Skills Better Jobs projects have been announced.

Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) the latest commissions are live on the In-Tend website, where applicants can register for more information and then apply by the January deadline.

The latest batch of opportunities include the first set of digital commissions, with more higher level opportunities to follow shortly.

More Skills Better Jobs

The WYCC More Skills Better Jobs contract (£2.2 million) specifically targets individuals in low-paid employment. The following tender opportunities are live now.

Digital

Developing Digital Confidence Health and Social Care
Deadline: Thursday 10 January 2019

Applicants may consider a package of digital training for the Health and Social Care sectors that might include: Information technology (ICT, Microsoft packages); Managing patient records and information; Digital skills and literacy for health and social care; Data input and transfer skills; Digital record keeping and maintenance for health and social care; Digital data sharing within health and social care; Digital communications for health and social care

Training should improve digital confidence that will enhance individuals’ ability to progress within their career.

Developing Digital Confidence Retail, Hospitality and Tourism
Deadline: Thursday 10 January 2019

Applicants may consider a package of digital training for the Retail, Hospitality and/or Tourism sectors that might include: ICT training (e.g, Microsoft packages); Website development skills; Use of digital applications; Use of digital communications (digital marketing); Social media training; Administering digital accounts for sales and bookings.

Training should improve digital confidence that will enhance individuals’ ability to progress within their career.

Developing Digital Confidence Transport and Logistics
Deadline: Thursday 10 January 2019

Applicants may consider a package of digital training for the Transport and Logistics sectors that might include: ICT training, Digital skills and literacy for transport and logistics, Use of digital applications, Data input and transfer skills, Digital data sharing, Digital skills for transport management, Use of digital communications for data tracking, Passenger journey scheduling and network planning, Social media training

Training should improve digital confidence that will enhance individuals’ ability to progress within their career.

Progression

Progression in work - Health and Social Care
Deadline: Tuesday 8 January 2019

This training will deliver the skills required by care workers, health care assistants, educational support assistants, nursery nurses, and/or enable a more experienced care worker to work towards a full qualification.

Indicative example topics: Workplace skills; Digital skills; Introduction to working in care; Understanding and supporting people with autism; Supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication; Supporting individuals with learning disabilities; Dementia care; Understanding mental health and awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005; and End of life care.

Progression in work – Retail, hospitality and tourism
Deadline: Tuesday 8 January 2019

Applications to deliver this project are expected to outline what training topics would be suitable for the different sectors and what combination of sector specific skills and complimentary workplace and soft skills employers’ are seeking in their employees.

Indicative example topics: Customer service and front of house skills; Presentation, display, and merchandising; Workplace communication/language skills; Interpersonal skills/team work; Creative problem-solving; Self-esteem and personal development; Budget/numerical skills; Supervisory and management skills; Entrepreneurial skills; Business management and planning (including financial management and stock control); Sales and marketing (such as upselling skills); and Information technology and digital skills (such as social media and digital accountancy).

Progression in work - Transport and logistics
Deadline: Tuesday 8 January 2019

Applicants may consider a package of training for the transport and logistics sector (such as warehouse, storage, distribution, transport operations, and logistics operations) that might include: Customer service skills; Workplace communication/language skills; Interpersonal skills/team work; Practical problem-solving skills; Supervisory and management skills; and Digital skills.

Reach Higher

The Reach Higher contract (£3.5 million) will strengthen higher level skills training and support in the Leeds City Region. The following tender opportunities are live now.

Conversion skills – Electronics
Deadline: Thursday 10 January 2019

This commission forms part of the ‘Conversion Skills’ component of the Reach Higher project. This project invites applications from organisation who can deliver training to:

Increase the skills levels of employed individuals from the existing level to the next, to encourage progression in employment; train individuals in their pursuit of careers in electronics; and support employers to grow their own skills, ensuring that their staff have the specific skills that are required to meet business objectives.

Applicants may consider a package of digital training for the Transport and Logistics sectors that might include Electronics engineering; Mounting, rework and repair; Assembly skills; Understanding Electromagnetics and Electro Static Discharge (ESD); Soldering; IPC courses; Computer aided design and introduction to design engineering; Maths for engineering; Communication and team work; and Management, team leading and work supervision.

Skills Support for Migrant Workers
Deadline: Tuesday 8 January 2019

WYCC is seeking applications for projects which focus on one or more of the following key areas for migrant workers:

  • Projects which deliver flexible and innovative skills activities that develop higher level skills and enhance personal development
  • High impact projects to boost employability, self-belief and resilience and raise skills and aspirations
  • Active and targeted employer-led training to develop technical higher level skills with clearly mapped progression routes such as a tailored, goal-oriented progression plan
  • Integrated skills and employer support for migrant workers to increase/formalise and enhance existing skills
  • Thematic approaches to developing literacy and numerical skills and in-demand employment competencies (i.e. teamwork, resilience, adaptability, motivation, leadership, emotional intelligence).

Registering, applying and enquiring

For all current tender opportunities from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges please register on the In-Tend website where you will be able to request more information on each tender. All questions should be directed through the In-Tend query system.

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