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B3 Brent Service User Council

B3 Offers peer support and advocacy to drug and alcohol service users “The college and SS4W have provided a life changing opportunity for the B3 Volunteers by enabling them to achieve a mentoring qualification. This has resulted in a proactive approach in addressing social inclusion, engaging with community interest groups and vulnerable target groups. It […]Read More

APA Events and Security

“As a direct result of having fully qualified and well trained staff in our first year of trading we are now working with 8 brand new venues including major stadiums, football clubs, licensed premises and shopping centres. Without being able to offer certificated or NVQ registered staff this would not have been possible.”Read More

Scribbles Nursery

Scribbles Nursery is a private day care nursery that provides early years care for babies and children between 6 months to 5 years. Twenty-five members of staff completed the RSPH Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace at the College of North West London. Maria Zavros, the Manager of Scribbles Nursery in […]Read More
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Flat Planet Bakeries

Managing director Karen Webb used the Skills Support for the Workforce programme to enrol in a free course on Social Media Marketing “I really enjoyed the course and the interaction with the other attendees. If you are tasked with the social media function for your business I would strongly recommend attending the course – the […]Read More

Newham College Helps Construction Companies Achieve Upgrades on CSCS Cards

Newham College are working closely with Construction Skills People to help construction businesses by upskilling their staff. Stanmore Plastering Ltd and Mostrim Groundworks Ltd are two businesses that took full advantage of this opportunity. Skills Support for the Workforce assisted Stanmore and Mostrim in helping them to upgrade their operatives CSCS cards from Labour to Skilled.Read More

A forum for the local rugby boys grows to support SMEs across North East London

Tower Hamlets College has set up a Business Forum in Wanstead which is sponsored and funded by the Skills Support for the Workforce project. The forum was originally made up of members of a local rugby club who own their own businesses, but this has now been expanded to include SMEs from across North East London. Events held so farRead More

Workskills Training for Busy Bees Nursery

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College have forged strong links with local nurseries and have been offering a package of units suitable for nursery employees. Among these are Busy Bees Nursery, where a group of twelve staff members are undertaking qualification units in Level 2 Workskills for Working in A Team, Level 1 Workskills Developing Personal Skills For Leadership, andRead More

Training on the Menu for Shaftesbury Avenue Restaurant

The Bali Bali Restaurant, in the heart of London’s theatre land, is one of the latest businesses to benefit from training with the Skills Support for the Workforce project. The family-run Indonesian and Malay restaurant employs around 10 staff, and with high demand for outside catering in particular, getting everyone qualified in food safety was a big priority. Training tookRead More

Maison Moti Ltd

“We are committed to training our staff and developing their skills and knowledge and are always on lookout for the best training providers. The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London is a reputable organisation, so we gladly accepted their offer to participate in the ESF-funded Skills Support for the Workforce project.” Oxana Melnikova, Service Manager, Maison Moti Ltd.Read More

East Village London E20

Working as a contract cleaner on the site of the London 2012 Athletes’ Village, Rasa Valuckaite was keen to take up the opportunity of free training offered through Skills Support for the Workforce, to help her develop and progress her career opportunities. Rasa has since been promoted to the position of Supervisor and plans to continue studying in the future.Read More

North East London Local Pharmacy Committee

Skills Support for the Workforce partner Tower Hamlets College was approached by the North East London Local Pharmacy Committee (NELLPC) in 2013 to provide training for their members, enabling them to be ‘healthy living champions’ and contribute to meeting their NHS and Health and Wellbeing Board contractual requirements to provide bet­ter health out­comes for local patients.Read More


Chrisanne have designed dresses for several high profile contestants for the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show and their apparel has featured in many newspapers and fashion magazines. The company was aware that several staff required formal training in IT and this is where South Thames College was able to help through the Skills Support for the Workforce programme.Read More


Tower Hamlets College has been working in partnership with K10 through Skills Support for the Workforce to improve the employability and career prospects for their Apprentices. So far over 30 young people have begun training and the model is working well. Skills Support for the Workforce funding is being used when a potential construction sector apprentice is identified.Read More
Customer Service Skills

Pharmacies in Barking Receive FREE Customer Service Training

Nine people from pharmacies in the Barking and Dagenham area joined their local College’s first Customer Service course aimed specifically for people working in the sector. “I would recommend this course to people who have worked for a long time to brush-up on their skills and for new employees to learn about the industry”.Read More

Friday Hill Tenant Management Organisation

Thanks to the Skills Support for the Workforce project, Samantha Salahi from Friday Hill joined a six week Customer Service course at the Barking Learning Centre where she learnt the principles and benefits of superior customer service. The next step for Samantha is an IT course so she can take her knowledge back to the Friday Hill TMO team.Read More

Sheldon’s Pharmacy

Sheldon’s Pharmacy in Gants Hill provides a wide range of services to their customers. Gifty Bentum, who is on a work placement with them, joined the Customer Service course designed specifically for pharmacy staff by Barking & Dagenham College, and funded by the Skills Support for the Workforce project.Read More
Social Care Courses

Springdene Care Home Group

Westminster Kingsway College are providing essential one-day training courses for Springdene Care Home Group staff. “These courses have enabled staff to be more confident in promoting a safer environment to our clients, staff and visitors, and will ensure that we all comply with the Health & Safety policy of the home as required by law”.Read More
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