Supporting your business needs

We offer employers the best opportunities to provide the right training for your staff, advice on funding for training and develop tailor-made courses to suit your needs.

Supporting your business needs

Kirklees College has a dedicated business team who work with employers and businesses across the region to help access a wide range of training, development and services.

We can also offer you advice on funding for training, provide facilities for events and develop tailor made courses to suit your need.

Apprenticeships can help the development of your staff and achieve long term success. We train over 1500 apprentices across the region and we will fully support your business throughout the process.

Contact Us

Employers team

Tel: 0800 781 3020

Email: employers@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

How to reserve your Apprenticeship funding through the Apprenticeship Service

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Off the shelf training

We offer a wide range of off the shelf training for you and your staff to take advantage of.

Your staff can learn new skills with our learning programmes, which can be about gaining qualifications, or just general courses.

Training can also take place at your business premises or at one of our nine training centres across Kirklees.

We can advise on funding your courses, including capitalising on the latest funding through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Sills Service of which Kirklees College is a ‘registered provider’.

Bespoke training

Bespoke training lets organisations take elements of ‘off the shelf’ training one step further by tailoring training courses to their specific business needs and goals.

Unique training packages can solve specific organisational problems; it may be some of your training is non-accredited and doesn’t result in a qualification but helps you achieve your business goal.

If you need bespoke training get in touch with us!

Packaged for you

Regardless of what training requirements you have, we can come up with a bespoke package for your company.

Cummins Turbo Technologies have been regularly using the college to provide technical training for their staff over the last five years.

The courses ensure that staff are trained to operate Cummins’ machines to their health and safety standards.

Employees receive a formal qualification to add to their own skills and experience on their CV.

WYCC Skills Service for Businesses

Kirklees College is part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) Joint Venture (JV) partnership.

WYCC’s vision is to seek funding, influence, support leadership and collaborate with businesses on behalf of the seven FE Colleges in West Yorkshire.

Working with the colleges and other partners, WYCC has secured over £12 million from the European Social Fund (ESF) to:

  • provide new training and skills for those in low paid, low skilled work (More Skills Better Jobs);
  • help more people into higher level training (Reach higher)
  • increase collaboration between businesses and training providers to improve the skills of the workforce (The Skills Service).

The Skills Service

Launched in June 2018, The Skills Service offers a unique package of training and support for businesses in the Leeds City Region.

  • You can search the Skills Catalogue for courses currently available and eligible for up to 40% funding*
  • You can make a Skills Enquiry and meet with a WYCC Skills Advisor
  • Find out more about The Skills Service on the website skillsservice.co.uk

*Courses from the Skills Catalogue will be considered for WYCC European Social Fund funding if participants are 18+, in training or employment, have the right to work in the UK. Businesses must operate within the Leeds City Region. Funding of up to 40% may be available. Conditions and eligibility will be discussed with your Skills Advisor following your enquiry.

Reach Higher and More Skills Better Jobs

The Reach Higher and More Skills Better Jobs contracts will launch later in 2018 with a variety of projects, courses and opportunities for businesses and organisations.


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