Leeds City College is transforming the way in which it meets employer needs in the Leeds City Region.

The College has recently developed a new Business Development & Employer Engagement Team (BDEE) which aims to work with small & large businesses across Leeds City Region to understand their skills needs and develop bespoke training programmes to meet these.

Following investment in a new Labour Market Intelligence Tool (EMSI Analyst), the College is able to better understand the local economy and skills gaps and is widening its curriculum offer by developing new industry recognised qualifications & training for businesses to support development & growth. The LMI Tool will also be used to help employers understand better their local marketplace & economy and any opportunities available to them. 

Traditionally the focus has been on younger students and full time courses, and although this remains a core part of the College’s work, the College is now widening its product offer to focus more directly on the needs of local businesses.

A new suite of training has been developed to help businesses increase productivity and deliver growth including: Business Improvement Techniques, Computing, Design & Networking, Construction & Engineering, Export & International Trade, Financial Qualifications, First Aid, Food Safety & Health & Safety, Intrapreneurship, Grant & Bid Writing, Leadership, Management & Professional Development, Marketing, Communications & Social Media, Sales & Customer Services, Succession Planning and Education & Training. 

All of this training can be tailored to specifically address your business needs. Our highly qualified and experienced team of Associates and Tutors can deliver most training on business premises and are flexible to be able to offer dates and times convenient to you. Alternatively, you can join existing courses run on set dates at external venues throughout the year.

For more details of training available, click here.

Building on a wealth of previous projects & external funding experience, the BDEE Team are also working closely with the LEP Skills Service (www.the-lep.com/skillsservice) to access funding to support eligible smaller businesses (SME’s) in key priority sectors with up to 50% of their training costs. To find out more about how we can assist you with this click here.