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Skills Connect

West Yorkshire Learning Providers (WYLP) are delighted to announce that we have become the lead
provider for Skills Connect Health & Social Care Passport providing short courses as a routeway into Health
and Social Care and the NHS.

Working with our network providers we will bring short programmes as a taster into the sector which are
aimed to upskill 19+ adults who are unemployed and potential career changers as well as working with
those in the sector to progress to higher levels of study and pay unlocking the potential and opportunities
which are available within the sector.

With such a high volume of opportunities available and skills
shortage in the sector WYLP are keen to ensure that we respond rapidly to the needs of local employers to
meet the skills gaps and provide a high-quality supply chain of candidates.

Programmes will commence this month with a short application which can be found on the Future Goals

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership are excited to be working with the West Yorkshire Combined
Authority as part of their Skills Programme which will provide training and employment opportunities for
local people within the health and care sector across the area, whilst helping to grow our future workforce’

– Network partner Sarah Brewer, Workforce Programme Director, NHS

We are delighted to be the lead provider for the Skills Connect Health & Social Care Passport. It’s crucial that we address this skills shortage with bespoke employer responsive programmes to enable individuals to enter the sector at such a pivotal time. By working closely with partners and employers in the area we will ensure that individuals are able to provide the best care to service users through high quality training.

– Kelly Townend, Operations & Quality Manager

The Skills Connect programme is a significant development for health and social care provisions in West Yorkshire.
Through our partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, we are committed to listening and responding to what employers are needing to help them grow after the difficult last two years, particularly in a key sector such as health and social care. The new initiative will not only support local people in gaining qualifications for either a new career or to upskill but it will also address the shortages health and social care providers across West Yorkshire are facing. Skills Connect will give employers in the region more flexibility to get the right skills and talent they
need at the right time for their business.

– Gregg Scott, Managing Director of leading UK training provider Realise

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