Book News: September 22nd, 2009

This guide outlines the skills help that is available to employers and learners in the third sector to improve skills of the workforce. The guide applies to paid and unpaid staff and it is relevant to volunteers. It recognises that for volunteers it may be a route into a paid job.

Train to Gain is the main Government-funded programme for organisations looking to develop the skills of their workforce and it offers “tailor made training” for third sector organizations. The training is flexible and designed to suit the organization. It can be delivered on the organisation’s premises.

Third Sector organisations can submit their own apprenticeship frameworks for funding. Sector Skills Councils will hold a ‘bank’ of qualifications from which organisations can draw from to fit their own apprenticeship framework.

The guide is available at: