Welcome to Skills For Progress

Helping people progress into or in employment

Maybe you are unemployed, at risk of redundancy or seeking a promotion, then Skills for Progress is for you. We exist to help you gain the skills you need to progress in work.

On this site you can access skills assessments, short courses, employment qualifications or indeed some funded training.


Diagnostic Assessment and Report

We believe in giving people the right training at the right time to ensure they get the very most from their training, therefore we do not shoe-horn people into courses that they do not need.

Therefore we offer a free diagnostic assessment of the skills that will help people to get a job or progress their career.

The series of questions help people to identify skills gaps and which short courses are most relevant to help them progress in employment. This allows people to work with us 24-hours a day to assess their developmental needs and receive a tailored report containing recommendations and an action plan.

The report contains recommendations for which short courses would be most relevant.


Please note this process is slightly different for European Social Fund and DWP funded programmes, which include funding for additional support.


Tailored Training Solutions

Based on the results from the diagnostic assessment, clients are able to access the short courses that will most help them to progress in or into employment. Courses are device friendly and can be accessed provided they have internet connection.

Short courses

Short courses to teach the fundamental skills required for the topic. Covers 36 different employability and professional development topics, each confirmed with a quiz.

Refresher short courses

For those who have been in a job for a while and have found themselves redundant or unemployed, these courses are aimed at dusting off CVs and helping refresh skills to get people back into work as soon as possible. We have put together a collection of short courses aimed at covering the key points and delving into each topic a bit more deeply to give your job hunt the edge over others. For example, the CV course at this levels covers not only the basic must do’s covered on the standard course, but also goes into layout techniques and styles that help to make a CV stand out.

These courses tend to be two or three 10-15 minute videos with accompanying handbooks. Learning is again tested through an online quiz.

Advanced Job Seeking

This exclusive set of over 20 topics is designed for those who can do not need refreshers, they just need the advanced tips to make their CV or job application stand out, practice potential interview questions or help their unique selling point get across to show potential employers they are perfect for the role. Content starts with a quiz to confirm learning and then moves onto videos containing hints, tips and practice interview questions.

Sector specific courses

The Employability Clinic are able to offer a range of sector specific courses, such as food hygiene, to check availability of these, please contact us in the first instance.


Pricing

If you are unemployed or have been made redundant, please contact us as we may have funded training available to you.

We believe in transparent pricing, therefore we have developed a model to allow people to access the short courses across the site.

  • Access to all introduction level courses – £199 or £20 a month for 10 months
  • Access to all refresher courses – £399 or £40 a month for 10 months
  • Qualifications:
    • Employability and Professional Development Award (Entry 3) £250 (includes 6 short course credits)
    • Employability and Professional Development Certificate (Entry 3) £400 (includes 8 short course credits)
    • Level 1 Employability and Professional Development Award £550 (includes 6 short course credits)
    • Level 1 Employability and Professional Development Certificate £700 (includes 8 short course credits)
    • Level 2 Award Mentoring Colleagues £300
    • Level 3 Workplace Mentoring £700
    • Level 3 Mentoring with Coaching £700
    • Level 4 Mental Health Aware Leadership £1,100


Outplacement Services for Employers

Make redundancies with compassion and in a corporate responsible way

If you are an employer who is considering making redundancies, or even worse, needing to, we can offer you packages of support to allow you to show your corporate responsibility by supporting staff to gain the skills required to get a new job and avoid unemployment. Help your staff to transition to new roles by refreshing their job hunting skills. Packages include tailored support for senior, intermediate and foundation level employees.

Please contact us to ask about how we can help you make your redundancy process socially responsible.

Organisations and charities

Bulk-access to support your clients and community

We work in partnership with organisations and charities to offer access to these vital tools in helping individuals access work. Whether you want to offer them to your clients, or you are in a community who would benefit from them, we are here to help.


Please contact us to enquire about how we can help.