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 project aimed at private, public and voluntary sector organisations in South West Wales. The project will provide an investment of more than £16m for the training and skills development of the local workforce. The project will run until 2019 and is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
The project provides a strategic approach to the delivery of work relevant skills to employed individuals, raising skill levels of those in the workforce and assisting employers and enterprises to adapt to economic change. The operation supporting productivity and progression in employment, increasing the number of people in the workforce in with technical and job specific skills at an intermediate and higher level.
The operation will target its interventions to stimulate demand for skills and workforce development and to provide the skills needed at Level 1-7 to support organisational growth and adaptability to economic and labour market challenges, including High Performance Working across in occupational sectors such as energy, construction, creative industries, science, advanced manufacturing, ICT, auto motive, engineering, financial and professional services, food, care and tourism.
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.
The programme will be delivered through a series of 7 structured workshops, which will give the student underpinning knowledge for the assignments. This will be delivered at the employers premises. This will be supplemented by ongoing individual tutorial support and NVQ completion.
Full Funding for a limited number of places.