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WREC achieves Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales

Skewen-based Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting is celebrating after achieving a Welsh Government Quality Mark for the quality of the youth work it provides.  Launched in 2014 as part of the Welsh Government’s National Youth Work Strategy for Wales, the Quality

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Parent Bootcamp in Port Talbot

Three mums from Port Talbot attended our Parent Employability course, which started 16 weeks ago.  All three mums had different circumstances.  We started with working on confidence building and looking at their transferable skills, which they all had from being

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Whitehead-Ross Education achieves international quality mark

Skewen-based Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting is celebrating after achieving an international quality mark for giving high quality advice and guidance to service users.  The Matrix Standard is the unique quality framework to assess and measure information, advice and guidance services,

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Centre Renovation Announced!

A new Youth Hub and facility for unemployed people to access a new computer suite is being introduced in Skewen, thanks to the Welsh Government Rural Communities’ Rural Development Programme. Whitehead-Ross Education has been awarded a £20,200 grant to bring

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Another success: Welsh Government Employability Skills Programme

Good luck to our Employability Skills participant Julie who starts work today in Swansea after being out of the workplace for over 10 years. Julie said “I never thought that I would secure employment after only 4 months of attending

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Local businesses in Brighton access Food Safety Training

Alex Povey, our Skills Tutor, writes about our latest initiative in Brighton: In March, we started a push to engage local hospitality employers by offering free food safety courses. The qualification is taken from the professional chef NVQ and is very

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Skills Centre launched in Swansea City Centre

A variety of apprenticeship training and skills programmes for local businesses and unemployed people has been launched, thanks to funding from the Welsh Government and European Social Fund. Whitehead-Ross Education launched the programmes from their latest Skills Centre on Mansel

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Festival of Learning benefits local Swansea businesses

Nineteen employees from local businesses across Swansea have achieved the City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering as part of Skills Work Week, thanks to the Festival of Learning. Funded by the Welsh Government and European

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Campaign launched to protect vulnerable learners from Brexit cuts

A campaign has been launched today to prevent huge Brexit-induced cuts to FE funding, which supports learners who “fall between the gaps” of mainstream provision. European Social Fund investment, worth £2.4 billion though the 2014 to 2020 allocations round, pays

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Skills for Jobs: City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Principles

Level 3 Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Flyer Skills for Jobs is for individuals who live in Brighton and West Sussex, are unemployed aged 24+ years, legally resident in the UK and recently unemployed (within 6 months). This 3

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