Supporting Employers

Cogito has a wealth of experience in helping managers of public sector organisations and employers of all sizes in reviewing their learning and development strategy

Cogito can provide an organisational needs analysis which considers: the business objectives, critical drivers and key issues and how access to learning for staff will drive up performance and improve company success.

Cogito helps employers understand what provision is readily available to meet their needs, who might be available to deliver some off the shelf or bespoke training, and how much this might cost.  

Cogito believes that for most employers investing in training will produce results and drive up business performance

If you as an employer provide high quality inhouse training for your employees you might want to have it accredited as a qualification on the QCF, the national framework for qualifications in England, Northern Ireland  and Wales.

A number of employers have already had their own training included as qualifications on the QCF. Cogito can offer full support and guidance to employers interested in training accreditation and recognition.

To encourage thousands of small firms that don’t currently hire apprentices to take on a young apprentice aged 16 to 24, the Government will offer employers with up to 50 employees an incentive payment of up to £1,500. This will support up to 20,000 new apprenticeships in 2012/13. An initial payment will be made two months after the individual has started their apprenticeship; the balance will be paid after the apprenticeship has been completed and the trainee has progressed into sustainable employment.

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)

The AGE is aimed at helping eligible employers to offer young people aged 16 to 24 year olds employment through the Apprenticeship programme, by providing wage grants to assist employers in recruiting their first apprentice. The National Apprenticeship Service will provide up to 40,000 Apprenticeship grants to small or medium sized employers recruiting 16 to 24 year olds with a value of £1,500 to encourage new employers to take on new apprentices. The £1,500 is in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people aged 16 to 18 and 50% for those aged 19 to 24. click here for more information 

To check if you are eligible and to apply for AGE 16 to 24 you can:

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See what one of our clients has to say

"Breda's knowledge of training and development consultancy is impressive as is her approach to all projects. She is methodical, logical and highly professional. Above all, Breda is fully committed to ensuring that projects succeed and that milestones and objectives are met even if this means working around the clock. We first worked together when she led the Thematic Development project for LSIS and she immediately had full respect from all participants. Not only were the skills described evident but she demonstrated great motivating and team building skills too. Working with Breda gives assurances that a project will be completed to time and importantly to budget."

Sarah Cripps
Divisional Director
Skillspoint