Whether you're looking to progress at work, develop new skills or find a new job, we've brought together all the training and skills support services in the West of England.
We provide one-to-one career coaching and access to a range of training and skills support.
Access a range of business support to help you develop your employees' skills.
We have responsibility for Adult Education powers and funding in the West of England.
Multiply is the new national programme focused on improving adult numeracy skills. As part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund the programme is targeted at Adults (over 19) who don’t already have Level 2 maths, designed to help people to develop their numeracy skills and confidence and support businesses to invest in their workforce/staff.
Visit the page to find out more, including a frequently asked question document.
The Community Support Fund (CSF) will help the most vulnerable within our communities, including those who’ve suffered disproportionately due to COVID-19. The project aims to provide the vital first step towards learning, training and work.
Since 2018, the Skills Advisory Panels (SAP) have been bringing together employers, skills providers and key local stakeholders to better understand and resolve skills mismatches at a local level. The West of England SAP was established in March 2020 to oversee the strategic implementation of the people and skills components of the region’s adopted Local Industrial Strategy (LIS).
This latest SAP Report (January 2022) sets out the local skills strengths and needs, and helps underpin our planning to address key economic and skills priorities.
In 2021, the West of England Combined Authority commissioned Pye Tait Consulting and Cambridge Econometrics to undertake a two-part demand and supply forecasting assessment of the region’s post-16 estate and infrastructure in order to establish the extent to which it will be able to meet its future skills and training needs. Read the report to learn more.
We are investing in digital skills to support our residents to up-skill and gain confidence using online services and digital devices.
Green skills cover the expertise that we need in order to develop and support a sustainable society.
By helping the current workforce gain new skills and engaging the next generation of workers, we can help tackle climate change and meet our net zero carbon target.
Our Employment and Skills Plan sets out how we support the people, communities, and businesses in the region to thrive. We are investing in programmes which will help our residents develop the skills they need to secure good jobs.