We are contracted by Skills for Health on a range of activities designed to enhance the development of clinical support workers employed by NHS Trusts across the Yorkshire and Humber region. This work fits with Health Education England’s national and regional agendas around support worker development following the Cavendish Review.
The aim was to scope different examples of collaboration between employers and businesses to support progression into advanced level skills that could inform the development of the proposed CEAII. The ambition for the CEAII is wide ranging not only to address progression issues from schools through the developing Industrial Centres of Excellence in priority employment sectors, but also to consider how the development could open up opportunities for improved collaborations between local business and the Higher Education providers locally and improve business access to research development and support services, as well as potential workforce development provision.
We carried out a confidential study on behalf of a chartered professional body. The work involved a review of the current market for qualifications in the professional sector and an assessment of potential approaches and developments they could consider in repositioning and strengthening their offer to the sector.
Asset Skills was the sector skills council for the planning, housing, facilities and asset management and property sectors. We worked with them to deliver two projects designed to bring together university academics and their students with employers in the sectors: The World of Work project and the Student Ambassador Programme. Both projects formed part of an Asset Skills programme funded through the UKCES Employer Investment Fund 2 (EIF2). The programme was designed to enhance employer engagement with the higher education sector to improve mutual understanding of the opportunities for higher level skills employment and increase understanding of graduate skills and HE learning provision.