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Why Skillsfirst?


Learner First

Like our customers, the learner is at the heart of everything we do.  Together we do all we can to help them succeed.

Our People

Our friendly and approachable team have an in-depth understanding of the world of work-based learning. They are the people which make the difference to our customers on a daily basis.

Responsive

The needs of the UK economy are ever-evolving. We work with employers and sector experts to develop products and services that help learners find, sustain and progress in employment.  

Your Expectations

You require excellent service, products and systems that meet your needs. We offer all of the above and more.

Don't just take our word for it...

 

After being in the Work based Learning Business for nearly 30 years, it was a genuine surprise to find an Awarding Organisation that understood completely the sort of issues that affect our business. Service from Skillsfirst has been exemplary and we feel we have a true working partnership between us .

Rosie Ross
Quality Director
Key Training

We've benefited greatly from the training and support that Skillsfirst have given us.  They respond very quickly, understand the sectors we work in and offer a tailored service which will be very beneficial for us moving forward.

 

 

Christine Daly
Head of School
South & City College Birmingham

Flexible, responsive and a true partner. Skillsfirst just get it - they understand the needs of learners and employers and the importance of accreditation to the learning process.

 

Sandra Kirkham
Group Managing Director
Progress to Excellence Group

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Functional Skills Workshops

To support the delivery of the Reformed Functional Skills English & maths qualifications, we are hosting a series of workshops to be held at our office in Birmingham. Workshops are suitable for assessors / trainers / tutors who are responsible for the teaching, delivery and assessment and managers who are responsible for the development of staff delivering the new Reformed Functional Skills qualifications. For more information please visit our Workshops page https://bit.ly/2ZHrTRQ



LGBT Train The Trainer Workshops

To support the delivery of our new Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace (RQF) qualification, we are offering Train the Trainer Workshops on: 22nd January 2020    11th February 2020    20th February 2020    11th March 2020 These Train the Trainer workshops will allow delegates to: Gain the knowledge and understanding of how to work positively with people who identify as LGBT. Be able to disseminate this knowledge to other assessors and IQAs who will assess and quality assure the Level 2 Certificate in LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace (RQF) qualification. Explore the assessment methods that can be used to evidence the learning outcomes in the qualification and network with others who will also be delivering this qualification.   The cost for attending these workshops is £100+ VAT and will include lunch, refreshments and record of attendance. To book your place, please download a booking form from our Train the Trainer Workshop page.  



Level 5 Lead Adult Care Worker Standard - Update

Skills for Care have advised us that the assessment plan for the new Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard has still not been published by IfATE. This is due to a delay in the funding band being approved and signed off by the Minister.   Skills for Care have also confirmed that the current SASE framework  the Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management (for England) (level 5) will therefore be extended for a further six months until the funding band has been agreed.   In line with this, we have also extended the end date for our current HSC5 Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF) qualification until 31 July 2020 to allow centres to continue registering learners on this framework.



New Well-being qualifications

Visit our qualifications page to check out our two new Well-being qualifications:   Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Ways to Maintain Personal Well-being (RQF)?and?Skillsfirst Level 1 Certificate in the Principles of Maintaining Personal Well-being at Work (RQF)  



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