City & Guilds

NLBC and City & Guilds came together through a common ambition to support colleges and providers in facing government reforms to the skills system and creating the skilled workforce needed to meet the demands of the UK land based sector.

The professional and technical education sector is once again facing enormous change. The new apprenticeships were barely embedded before the Post-16 Skills Plan was announced, bringing with it new more rigorous technical qualifications that colleges and providers must adopt by 2019.

City & Guilds, in collaboration with NLBC, has designed Land Based Technical Qualifications to increase skills levels in the land based sector. Together we have worked with industry to develop the qualifications employers demand, giving learners the skills they need to thrive in the workplace.

Working together enables us to provide an end-to-end solution to take learners from entry level throughout their career, providing new and innovative ways to learn and be recognised. Subject areas range from Animal Care through to Environmental Conservation and all qualifications are available at various levels of study.

The challenge: The professional and technical education sector is once again facing enormous change. The new style apprenticeships were barely embedded before the Post 16 Skills Plan was announced, bringing with it new more rigorous technical qualifications that colleges and providers must adopt by 2019.

The stakes: Whilst the Government reforms present challenges, if they are embraced and shaped by the sector they present an unparalleled opportunity to create a skills system that finally meet the needs of industry, providing a strong base for the education system to thrive in the future.

Our promise: City & Guilds and NLBC forged an alliance at this pivotal time to bring together employers and education and reshape the skills system for the future. Together we are working with industry to develop the qualifications employers demand, giving learners the skills they need to thrive in the workplace.

Working with the wider City & Guilds Group enables us to provide an end-to-end solution to take learners from entry level throughout their career providing new and innovative ways to learn and be recognised.

The payoff: Now is a once in a lifetime opportunity for industry and education to come together and get it right. We are committed to helping employers and colleges navigate this period of change to create a world-class skills system that meets the needs of the UK land based sector – today and tomorrow.

The challenge: Never before has a focus on skills been more relevant. Skills gaps continue to stifle the land based sector and the impending impact of Brexit looms large. Whilst new technological advances require an ever more agile workforce that is able to meet the needs of an evolving workplace and demand for higher productivity.

The stakes: Aiming to meet these challenges, wide-ranging Government reforms of professional and technical education are currently underway. If they are embraced and shaped by employers they present an unparalleled opportunity to create the skilled workforce that industry demands.

Our promise: City & Guilds and NLBC are bringing together land based employers and education at this pivotal time to ensure the right voices are heard at the right time. In partnership with industry we have developed high-quality qualifications designed to create the highly-skilled workforce of tomorrow.

Our focus on meeting the land based sector’s skills needs is unwavering. We have a matchless commitment to pushing up standards and encouraging innovation in the sector, demonstrated by our continued investments into land based from NPTC to our bursary programmes.

The payoff: Now is a once in a lifetime opportunity for industry and education to come together and get it right. We are committed to helping employers navigate this period of change to create a world-class skills system that meets the needs of the UK land based sector – today and tomorrow.

The challenge: The land based sector offers an incredible range of rewarding careers and there is a high demand for skilled people to fill these varied roles. Employers are looking for staff who have the skills needed to hit the ground running and embrace the technological advances and ever evolving sector as they progress in their.

The stakes: Ensuring that you have the skills that employers need will help you progress in your chosen career and potentially land your dream job – whatever that may be.

Our promise: City & Guilds and NLBC will provide you with the skills you need to succeed. Our Technical qualifications have been developed with employers, ensuring that you will gain the skills you genuinely need to get on in your career.

We will support you throughout your career providing new and innovative ways to learn and be recognised, keeping you up to date with the cutting edge skills you need every step of the way.

The payoff: We are committed to helping you succeed in your career helping you get into the job, on in the job and onto the next job.

‘This collaboration allows us to show our true commitment to the future success of the UK land based sector. We want to support the professionalisation of the industry and raise its profile as an attractive sector to build a career.’  Kirstie Donnelly, MD, City & Guilds

Take a look at our infograhic to learn more about our collaboration and how it could benefit you.

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