West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Along with 6 other colleges, Shipley 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 West Yorkshire colleges.  

 Over £12 million has been secured 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).


The Skills Service

Launched 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% funding*

  • You can make a Skills Enquiry and meet with a WYCC Skills Advisor, or contact the Business Development Team on 01274 327390 or email employers@shipley.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, 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.

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.

Find out more (link to https://www.westyorkshirecolleges.co.uk/contracted-projects)


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