Training costs don’t have to make a huge impact on your budgets! There is a range of funding mechanisms that you or your employee can access to reduce the costs of training. We can negotiate the costs of training with you dependent on the external funding that may be available and we don’t charge VAT on any of our courses.
Group discounts are also available. Please contact us to discuss how we can work with you to minimise the costs of the courses selected for groups of staff.
Costs for every course are included in the course listings. In most instances a single course fee covers administration, examination (excluding re-sits), certification costs, access to Gower College Swansea’s Learning Resource Centres and certain resource costs for each year of study. They do not include any membership fees to professional bodies and any re-sits must be paid by candidates.
The Skills for Industry
Skills for Industry is an exciting new project aimed at private and voluntary sector organisations in South West Wales. The project provides more than £15m for the training and the upskilling of the workforce. The project will run until 2015 and is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
The project provides a strategic approach to the delivery of workforce development, supporting productivity and progression in employment, raising skills levels, tackling skills gaps and shortages by providing demand led training with subsidised fees in the workplace for Levels 1 to 3, and Level 5 (Care Sector only).
Gower College Swansea is the lead sponsor, working in collaboration with Neath Port Talbot College, Coleg Sir Gar, Pembrokeshire College and Coleg Ceredigion.
“The overall experience of working with GCS Training has been an extremely successful one and we hope to replicate this with future trainees. The apprenticeship programme has been a resounding success with all three successfully completing the course and more importantly using this knowledge and experience to move on to attain full time employment. The biggest impact the training had was on the confidence of individuals.