Learning toolkit

The learning toolkit helps individuals and businesses access the knowledge they need to progress and grow. In these challenging times, we are supporting employers by providing details of skills resources that will help develop a resilient workforce.

The skills providers that we partner with are adapting their quality provision to deliver what is needed to respond to the current crisis. There is now a range of learning resources and short courses to support the various challenges that you may be facing. Many of which are free.

As well as updating the learning toolkit regularly with new opportunities, we can also direct you to providers that can help you and your employees to remain engaged, productive and positive in these difficult times. Please contact us on 01609 797471 or email support@businessinspiredgrowth.com

Learning toolkit resources and courses

Health & wellbeing

University of York

The university is mobilising its knowledge, people and resources to tackle the immediate and long-term challenges created by the coronavirus crisis. Now, more than ever, it is important for us to look after ourselves. The University can help you improve resilience and mental health during the challenging time we currently face.

Available courses:

North Yorkshire Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS)

The ALSS are offering a range of online resources to support wellbeing. You can find more information and keep up to date via its Facebook page or at the North Yorkshire County Council adult learning page.

Leadership & management

University of York

Now, more than ever, it is important for us to look after ourselves, our employees and to retain a happy and resilient workforce. University of York has developed a suite of free short online learning sessions to help you through the challenging time we currently face.

These courses – a mix of live and pre-recorded content – are written and developed by University of York staff and tutors, and build on their excellent knowledge and reputation for delivering development programmes to businesses.

Available courses

Skills Support for the Workforce delivered by Calderdale College and delivery partners

Skills Support for the Workforce can help your business reach its potential through free qualifications and training for adults in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding. They are continuing to deliver flexibly through-out the lockdown period via online training. SSW can support employed staff who have been furloughed under continuous professional development.

All training delivered through Skills Support for the Workforce is fully funded by the European Union and Educations & Skills Funding Agency with no cost to the employer or participant.

Available training

  • Resilience and Recovery in Business: To support businesses in resilience during uncertain times, in particular through the current lockdown situation

Other support

  • Health care (incl. Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Pandemic Awareness training course, infection prevention, mental health, common health conditions, dementia care etc)
  • Customer service
  • Logistics (theory)
  • Business administration
  • Team leading

All training offered is subject to meeting eligibility criteria, capacity and affordability.

For further information, please complete an enquiry form, call 07872 010 326 or email funding@calderdale.ac.uk

York College

Coronavirus is having a huge impact on many organisations but York College are working to support businesses and their staff develop. They are delivering a range of virtual and online programmes and modules, and will continue to update this list of programmes.

All courses can be found at York College. If you don’t see a programme suited to you or your team, get in touch by emailing your enquiry and phone number to businessdevelopment@yorkcollege.ac.uk

York Learning

York Learning have adapted its offer to support businesses through the challenges of Covid-19. They bring a selection of courses and services which can be delivered remotely to flexible timescales. Do you have furloughed staff? Why not use this time to upskill team members? Do you need new skills as your business adapts during and after Covid-19? Take a look at York Learning.

Teeside University

Teeside University are offering a free COVID-19 support package that can help businesses to adapt during these challenging times.

This includes:

  • making connections
  • one-to-one support for founders and business owners
  • innovation grants
  • help for start-ups
  • going digital
  • digital skills for growth
  • subsidised services

For more information email business@tees.ac.uk

CIPD

CIPD is offering a range of online modules and resources to support employers, which can be accessed here.

Digital Boost

Digital Boost is a free service to help charities and small businesses get the essential digital skills they need. They match organisations in need with digital experts to offer one to one conversations and practical webinars for free. For more information on the skills needs they can support visit the Digital Boost website.

Make it York

Make it York have created a Skills Hub with an overview of a range of opportunities available. In additional to local offerings showcased on our own toolkit pages, they also detail wider regional and national provision.

Retraining

Skills Support for the Unemployed

Delivered by McCrory Training, the programme supports unemployed York, North Yorkshire and East Riding residents to develop their skills, and move into meaningful employment, apprenticeship/traineeship or further learning.

Eligibility checks are required. You must be aged 16+ and unemployed or economically inactive and not in any other education or training.

Pre employment training can be offered via online distance learning in: warehousing; cleaning; team leading; health and social care; hospitality; retail; business administration; and customer services.

To enrol, contact 01904 942200 or email training@mccrory.co.uk

Quantum Vantage

Quantum Vantage have gone virtual. Even if you are furloughed, you can still take the time to refocus and work on your personal and professional development.

North Yorkshire Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS)

The ALSS are offering a range of online resources to support those looking to retrain. You can find more information and keep up to date via its Facebook page or at the North Yorkshire County Council adult learning page.

Learners will need to complete an enrolment form. You need to live in North Yorkshire and have been aged 19 as of the 31.8.2019.

York College

York College are delivering a package of learning modules to support individuals to up skill, refresh their skills or start to reskill.

There is a wide range of course content including; accounting and finance; education and childcare; personal development and employability.

Further information can be found on York College’s CPD webpage or email: Businessdevelopment@yorkcollege.ac.uk

Selby College

Selby College has a range of distance learning courses to support CPD and upskilling.

Courses are free subject to the eligibility criteria being met by the learner and the course being completed online.

The range of distance learning courses can be accessed by anyone over the age of 19. Courses are delivered by the use of workbooks and range of online assessments, with support and robust feedback by the tutor throughout the course.

Functional skills, such as English, Maths and Introductory Computing programmes can also be mostly completed by distance.

For more information, contact adultlearninghub@selby.ac.uk or call 01757 211097

Further details of courses can be found on the adult learning hub pages.

Government digital learning during lockdown

Adults at home during the coronavirus lockdown can access online courses in digital and numeracy skills.

The Department for Education has released a range of job-related online courses, teaching numeracy, coding and internet skills. The Open University and Google are among the providers.

The training is focused on improving skills for online jobs, in the expectation more people will be working remotely. Further information can be found here.

York College

York College are delivering a package of learning modules to support individuals to up skill, refresh their skills or start to reskill.

There is a wide range of course content including; Accounting and finance, Education and childcare,Personal Development and Employability.

Further information can be found on York College’s CPD webpage or please email: Businessdevelopment@yorkcollege.ac.uk

UK Learns

UK Learns in an online portal with over 400 courses that can help kickstart careers stalled by the global pandemic. There are a wide range of course options, many courses are free of charge, some for a limited period. New courses and functionality are added every day. Take a quick diagnostic quiz to understand what might work for you.

Skills Support for the Workforce delivered by Calderdale College and delivery partners

If you have been made redundant (within the last three months) and are residing within the York, North Yorkshire or East Riding region you may be eligible for free support through the European Social Fund to support you to brush you up on existing skills or re-skill in a new area to gain employment. Training can help improve your future career opportunities by developing existing skills, or re-training to start a new career path. https://ssw.fundingunit.org.uk/redundancy-support/

Change management

University of York

Now, more than ever, it is important for us to look after ourselves, our employees and to retain a happy and resilient workforce. University of York has developed a suite of free short online learning sessions to help you through the challenging times we currently face.

These courses – a mix of live and pre-recorded content – are written and developed by University of York staff and tutors, and build on their excellent knowledge and reputation for delivering development programmes to businesses.

Available courses

Skills Support for the Workforce delivered by Calderdale College and delivery partners

Skills Support for the Workforce can help your business reach its potential through free qualifications and training for adults in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding. They are continuing to deliver flexibly through-out the lockdown period via online training. SSW can support employed staff who have been furloughed under continuous professional development.

All training delivered through Skills Support for the Workforce is fully funded by the European Union and Educations & Skills Funding Agency with no cost to the employer or participant.

Available training

  • Resilience and Recovery in Business: To support businesses in resilience during uncertain times, in particular through the current lockdown situation
  • Digital Productivity, Promotion and Growth

Other support

  • Health care (incl. Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Pandemic Awareness training course, infection prevention, mental health, common health conditions, dementia care etc)
  • Customer service
  • Logistics (theory)
  • Business administration
  • Team leading
  • Skills Support for the Workforce can also offer businesses undergoing restructuring or business closure support for their employees at risk of redundancy: https://ssw.fundingunit.org.uk/redundancy-support/

All training offered is subject to meeting eligibility criteria, capacity and affordability.

For further information, please complete an enquiry form, call 07872 010 326 or email funding@calderdale.ac.uk

CIPD

CIPD is offering a range of online modules and resources to support employers, which can be accessed here.

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