Skills to Advance

Skills to Advance is an exciting new funding stream aimed at those in full or part time employment, who wish to upskill or reskill.  It is designed for those currently in a lower level job, employees aged 50+ and employees whose job may be at risk.

Objectives of Skills to Advance

  • To meet the skill needs of specific sectors and local employers
  • To provide employees with the opportunity to achieve recognised accreditation and progress their career pathway ambitions

What are the benefits for you?

By successfully completing a Skills to Advance course, you will:

  • Keep your skills up to date
  • Improve your work options
  • Expand your skills
  • Adapt to workplace changes
  • Get a recognised qualification

 Key Features of Skills to Advance Training

  • Courses are delivered on a part time basis
  • Accreditation is at levels 5 and 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications
  • Courses are structured in response to industry needs
  • Some courses are tutor led while others are offered in a blended learning environment
  • Upskilling and reskilling courses are subsidised and may be free depending on your skill level
  • This initiative offers valuable skills development opportunities to those in lower skilled jobs, working in small and medium sized enterprise in vulnerable sectors.

KCETB Skills to Advance Programmes

The below list provides a sample of training courses KCETB Training Services have delivered through the Skills to Advance initiative:

  • Train the Trainer
  • Qualifications in Leadership and Management with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Programme
  • Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Services

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