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Skills Service

Get 40% off your staff training!

Are you an SME in the Leeds City Region? Thinking of investing in your staff by offering some training? The Skills Service could fund 40% of the cost of training your staff! Call (01924) 789111 to speak to a member of our support team. Even if you don't see your training needs covered in the list, give us a call as new courses are being added.

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The Skills Service

Launched by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges 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% European Social Fund funding*
  • You can make a Skills Enquiry and meet with a WYCC Skills Advisor, or contact Wakefield College’s Course Information team by emailing: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk to enquire about the courses on offer at our college.
  • Find out more about The Skills Service on the website www.skillsservice.co.uk

* Courses from the Skills Catalogue will be considered for WYCC European Social Fund funding if participants are 18+, in employment and 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.


West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Wakefield 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).
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.

West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges website


Get in touch

Speak to one of our specialist training advisors, telephone the Business Development Unit on 01924 789761.

Chat with course information about these or other courses, telephone 01924 789111 or email courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk.

Download a copy of our Part-time & Professional Course Guide, or request a printed copy from Course information.

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