Skills bill paving the way for industry partners

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The Skills and Post-16 Education Act was passed on 28 April 2022, paving the way for a range of positive changes which will help transform the skills and training landscape, and ‘level up’ opportunities across the country. The Act underpins the government’s transformation of post-16 education and skills, as set out in the ‘Skills for […]

Occupational Traineeships – aligning to future industry needs

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Occupational Traineeships are slowly being piloted across the country following their introduction into the post-16 educational world in recent months. Traineeships, designed to help 16-24 year-olds who are not quite ready for the apprenticeship or labour market, have been with us for a while. Occupational Traineeships are designed to be much more specific, focusing on […]

#BuildTheFuture with a Salford City College Apprentice

Apprenticeships at Salford City College work with over 500 different organisations, supporting them to help overcome their skills gaps by delivering high-quality apprenticeships and work-based learning provisions. The 2021 Learning Awards, hosted by the Learning & Performance Institute, awarded us with the UK ‘Learning Provider of the Year’ award, showing the significance, quality and impact […]

Salford City College Group launch new business centre

Salford City College Business Centre External View

The newly launched facility in the heart of Salford Quays is now open for business. Colleagues at Salford City College Group came together with stakeholders and Governors to celebrate the launch of the new Business Centre on Thursday 11th November 2021. The event began with a networking session, opening address, and a key note guest […]

College’s got talent

This month, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) warned that the UK could face up to two years of labour shortages across a broad range of sectors, from entry level jobs to high-level technical roles. With the furlough scheme concluding at the end of September, it is widely acknowledged that the initial predictions of 12.5% […]

Developing talent today for the workforce of tomorrow

You have a role to play! SCC Group is the largest provider of Further Education in Salford, one of the largest providers in Greater Manchester and indeed the North West. We have over 11,000 students of different ages and levels, studying across a huge range of disciplines and sectors. One of the key aspirations for […]

Economic uncertainty – COVID means talent development is more important than ever

Economic commentators across the globe continue to debate, analyse and predict the impact that the pandemic has had on global, national and local economies. Many are prescribing to the ‘V-shaped’ scenario (see: Figure 1), where the obvious significant economic challenges brought on by COVID-19 (demonstrated by the UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as falling by […]

Victory at the Learning Awards for Apprenticeships at Salford City College

On the evening of 18 February 2021, Apprenticeships at Salford City College were awarded the Gold award for ‘Learning Provider of the Year’ at the 2021 Learning Awards. The Learning Awards is an annual awards ceremony hosted by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). It recognises innovation and achievement in workplace learning. The ‘Learning Provider […]

The most important National Apprenticeship Week ever

We have recently celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (8 – 14 February). It was very different this year, like so many other events and celebrations. Many innovative digital events were held across the country to celebrate all that is great about apprenticeships. From recognising apprentices themselves and celebrating their successes as they develop great careers, to […]