Local training providers are adapting their provision to support York’s businesses with a range of online resources including webinars and short courses for business leaders and employees.
City of York Council
For impartial recruitment or skills support (including apprenticeships, traineeships and work placements), contact City of York Council’s Employer Engagement Adviser, Bob Watmore:
T: 07769 640241
Pro-Development is offering a range of employee engagement and development programmes to support you, your managers/leaders and the business to becoming a high performing workplace. From 1:1 coaching sessions, through to team events and 7-month experiential leadership programmes, each are aimed at helping individuals and teams bring out the best in each other and drive business growth. Pro-Development are also one of only a small number of providers who can currently offer fully funded Back to Business peer to peer groups from September 2020 and 40% funded mentoring for individuals through the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges which covers SMEs across the region.
Cost: Costs vary for each programme, some are fully funded but many are eligible for 40% funding.
Examples of training available: Empowering Leaders outdoor/experiential 7 month programme with coaching, coaching, mentoring, 6-12 week online short modules on leading and managing, team building and employee engagement programmes
Find out more: https://www.pro-development.co.uk or call us on 01904 928838
Quantum Vantage is offering a range of personal development and coaching programmes focusing on transforming your business and empowering you to make change.
Cost: Fully and part-funded
Examples of training available: Women in the Workplace, Business Transformation, Future Female Leader and Personal Transformation.
Find out more: https://quantumvantage.co.uk/
University of York
The University of York has developed a suite of free short online learning sessions to support local businesses. These courses, a mix of live and pre-recorded content, are written and developed by University of York staff and tutors and cover a wide range of topics.
Examples of training available: Time management, agile management, managing change, thinking differently, reviewing and resetting marketing strategy and activity during COVID-19.
Find out more: www.york.ac.uk/online-training
In addition,the University of York is also working with Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) to deliver online innovation workshops. Find out more: https://york.papi.org.uk/innovation-workshops-3/
York St John University
York St John University is offering a three-work short course in digital, designed to provide learners with insight and understanding into a range of processes and activities focused on digital marketing. The course will support you in developing digital marketing strategy and give you experience of the tools and tactics that can be used to communicate effectively with your audiences and customers online
Eligibility criteria: There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Find out more: https://digital.yorksj.ac.uk/short-course-overview/
York College is offering a range of individually priced Business and Professional Short Courses, plus more than 45 online Continuous Professional Development courses
Cost: Costs vary for each course. Please check on the link below or contact York College direct for more information
Examples of short courses available: Management & Supervisory Skills, How to use social media to improve your company’s visibility, Microsoft Office skills, IOSH, Supporting Mental Health
Cost: Introductory offer of any 4 modules for £60
Subjects covered: Accounting and Finance, Childcare and Education, Leadership and Management, Health and Social Care, Personal Development and Employability, Health and Wellbeing
York Learning offers a selection of courses and services which can be delivered remotely to flexible timescales – including free opportunities in English and maths and a flexible ICT programme.
Cost: Costs vary for each course. Please contact York Learning direct or check on the link below for more information.
Examples of training available: ICT, Maths, English & ESOL, Family Learning, Counselling and Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG)
Find out more: https://yorklearning.org.uk/business/