As funding for vocational qualifications moves towards a more localised model the need for employers to understand what is available and ensure their needs are met has never been greater.

Commissioning training through Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), for example, helps to address local priorities and skills gaps. Whilst the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy is designed to stimulate an increase in the use of apprenticeships.

On this page we’ve pulled together links to those products and services that can help employers understand what is available and take advantage of the opportunities.

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Find out how bespoke qualification development has helped Holland & Barrett in our case study.

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Holland & Barrett: Building a healthier future with Gateway Qualifications

The case of Holland & Barrett and Gateway Qualifications serves as an inspiring example for professionals working within training and development. It highlights the importance of tailoring training programmes to meet the unique needs of businesses and their employees, as well as the value of collaboration between awarding organisations and industry partners.

Bournemouth store manager Mark said: “The training coupled with the qualifications has given me a solid foundation to build my career. I feel empowered to help customers make informed decisions about their health, and I’m excited to continue growing within the company.”

By working together and developing bespoke, Ofqual regulated qualifications, educational institutions and businesses can create a skilled workforce that drives success and elevates industry standards.

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