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Workforce and personal development are vital to the success of any organisation, from small independent companies to large multinational organisations.

York College can help to support your training and development plans and offer an extensive range of programmes designed to help individuals enhance their skills through apprenticeships, professional qualifications, short 1–2-day training courses, basic skills or degree and higher-level studies.

We are experienced in meeting individual and business needs and will work with you to develop your business by ensuring your staff are effectively skilled and qualified.

Bespoke courses

For many organisations, the ideal solution to filling training needs is to have a course designed and developed by our highly skilled and experienced trainers. They can create and/or tailor a course to meet your specific requirements so that you get the precise training you need, focusing on your organisation and designed exclusively for you. Alternatively, any of our commercial short courses can be delivered in-house.

For further information, please contact us:

Business Partnerships, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB

01904 770368 option 1

Meet the trainers:

Stuart Brown – Microsoft

Stuart Brown MCP

“I have been a freelance PC Instructor since 1993 and have been employed by many training companies and blue-chip clients to train staff in PC Software (mainly MS Office) to an advanced level. I also train in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) for both Access and Excel. I am a Microsoft Partner and hold the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) qualification for Excel.

I am experienced in developing, designing and delivering training programmes for all user levels and creating supporting materials for rollouts of Office 365 and SharePoint. I am currently examining how virtual delivery via MS Teams can be used to educate users and add value. My current training activity involves using Power BI and the Power Platform to present business critical information.”

Tracey Ellis & Dave Bilton, Worksafe Consultancy – Health & Safety

Worksafe Consultancy Services specialise in health and safety assistance and not only provide practical solutions that are workable within your business, but also help instil practices that will help protect you from criminal and civil proceedings. It will also raise the profile of health and safety in your workplace, with all the associative benefits such consideration brings.

Your health and safety policy - and the risk assessments which form the nucleus of your health and safety management system - can be formulated or updated for your company and followed up if required with site inspections, audits and other measures to ensure they are being followed.

The team are very experienced and hold appropriate health and safety qualifications. They all have practical skills which can be applied businessto the management of safety. All staff are registered with the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the body responsible for monitoring standards in the profession.

Julie Ecclestone – Business Enhancement

Developing people today for business tomorrow

“Working in training and development and operating in public and private sectors, with large and small organisations, I offer consultancy and training in personal, organisational and skills development.

I like to work with companies, identifying and clarifying business and people outcomes needed for organisations to make progress. I can provide training /coaching/group facilitation, developing people to meet those outcomes. I consider that every company should get the service they specifically need and therefore relationship building with a flexible, practical and innovative approach is my natural way of doing business”.

Julie specialises in the following areas:

  • Management development
  • Skills development
  • Organisation development
  • Neuro linguistic programming

Siobhan Clarke – Business Enhancement, Managerial & Supervisory

Siobhan Clarke, MCIPD, ANLP

Hello, I’m Siobhan Clarke and I’m a Trainer, Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and HR Consultant with 25 years combined experience in leadership, development and HR.

I deliver a range of training interventions for local and national businesses through York College which include:

  • Introduction to Management and Supervisory Skills
  • Intermediate Management and Supervisory Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Presentation Skills
  • Effective Recruitment
  • Performance Management
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Dealing with Anger and Conflict

My background in in corporate and civil service organisations. Since setting up my own business my customer portfolio includes Investors in People, University of York, York College, Grand Central Rail, CIEL, Civil Service Agencies and oil and gas firms as well as a range of local independent and SME businesses. I provide retained and outsourced HR services across the full range of employment need as well as bespoke training and development interventions, both face-to-face and virtual.

Originally from the south, I’ve lived in Yorkshire for over 20 years and enjoy exploring my adopted county with good walks finishing in good pubs!

Sarah Bates – Sales & Marketing

Sarah specialises in helping small businesses engage with their customers and grow their business through effective design, marketing and branding.
She is a Graphic Designer and qualified Educator and has the perfect combination of skills and expertise to help people grow, learn and develop through training. She can teach a range of subjects from design and marketing, time management, business branding, setting up your social media, Adobe Creative Suite and design training using Canva.

Employer feedback

“York College has provided YUSU with excellent courses for our staff including a course run in-house that was tailored to meet our needs for staff training on project management. The trainer used a wide variety of visual content and media to help deliver effective and informative training to those attending the course. The skills learnt have proved invaluable to our staff and their effectiveness managing a project efficiently.”

Joanne Fox, HR and Administration Manager,
 University of York Student Union (YUSU)

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