The Skills and Education Group recently became an associate member of West Yorkshire Learning Providers (WYLP).

WYLP is a network of training organisations operating across Yorkshire, representing training providers, colleges, universities and schools. It has an excellent reputation for supporting providers in the sector and for collaborative working.

Both organisations are dedicated to supporting the further education and skills sector. Skills and Education Group is passionate about the advancement of skills and education to improve the lives of individuals while WYLP is committed to developing a high-quality apprenticeship and skills system and supporting training organisations, employers, schools and stakeholders locally and nationally.

Furthermore, there is considerable overlap in the services that the two organisations offer. Both, for example, support their members with regular workshops and webinars, and both undertake projects in relation to improving the FE sector.

As part of the collaboration, Skills and Education Group is offering WYLP members a 10% discount on all levels of our membership. The membership helps providers to grow their potential through a range of benefits, including:

  • An online professional development programme comprising regular CPD events and networking sessions
  • Access to free online resources to support a range of job roles within FE
  • Opportunities to get involved in FE projects such as Practice Development Groups and the SET for Teaching Success programme
  • Grant funding to provide financial support for learners through our charitable foundation.

Alex Miles, Managing Director of WYLP, commented on the partnership:

“It’s great to have Skills and Education Group as associate members of WYLP and our newly-launched sister network, North Yorkshire Learning Providers. We have already had great discussions on how we can offer members shared services and CPD and we look forward to continuing to develop and grow our partnership. Welcome to Team Yorkshire!”

Paul Eeles, Chief Executive of Skills and Education Group, said:

“We are delighted to have joined WYLP as an associate member. With our collective expertise on CPD and shared vision of helping the FE sector to thrive, we are sure that this will be a highly beneficial partnership for all Skills and Education Group and WYLP members. We have already started to explore ways of collaborating on our professional development offer and we look forward to this continuing to develop over the coming weeks and months.”

You can browse Skills and Education Group’s upcoming professional development events here. You can also find out more about our membership offer here.