NHS

NHS – supporting your workforce and talent strategy

City & Guilds and ILM are committed to supporting the talent and workforce development strategy of the NHS.

We support a number of NHS trusts to deliver their purpose across a wide range of occupational groups, aligned to the Talent for Care programme.

From leadership and management to apprenticeships, to CPD and qualifications we provide solutions for your training and development needs.

Leadership at all levels – ILM

Leadership at all levels. ILM qualifications and apprenticeships provide the leadership and management skills you need at all levels and grades across your organisation.

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Supporting your delivery – digital platforms and support

We have a range of digital platforms, and a dedicated digital solutions team, to support you. 

Find out more about our platforms below;

  • Learning assistant: Learning Assistant is City & Guilds and ILM’s market-leading digital learning solution supports all learning programmes. Through the easy-to-use online portal, you can monitor learner progress, plan interventions and remain compliant with the latest regulations.
  • Get to Gateway: Get-to-Gateway provides a platform for centres to support apprentices through their on-programme journey. The easy-to-use online solution, tracks progression, supports embedded assessment and enables users to capture time spent ‘off-the-job’ – helping to prove your programme meets the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) 20% requirement. We now have Get-to-Gateway live and available for Healthcare support worker (Level 2) and Dental Nurse (Level 3). Access the mapping grids and speak to us if you are interested in using Get-to-Gateway for your apprentices.
  • SmartScreen: Our SmartScreen platform provides high quality online teaching and learning support for tutors, learners and assessors of City & Guilds qualifications.
  • Portfolio Plus: our new pre-built content in an e-portfolio solution, has been designed to support your qualifications delivery. It covers a number of City & Guilds qualifications as well as the ILM Level 2 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills and the Level 2 Award for Young Leaders.

Retain and progress talent through apprenticeships

City & Guilds and ILM are market leaders in apprenticeship standards and EPA – supporting core Health standards such as Healthcare Support Worker, Senior Healthcare support worker and Healthcare Assistant Practitioner, as well as Business Administration, Team Leader and Operations Departmental Manager, alongside hundreds of other standards. Visit our EPA page to find out how you can consolidate your delivery with our breadth of support.

Recognition for your in-house training

Showcase the quality of your in-house training programmes with recognition from global leaders in learning excellence and quality, City & Guilds and ILM.

The Assured recognition service ensures your programmes are benchmarked against our quality standard – giving you the confidence and reassurance that your in-house training is the best it can be.

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Have your training programme recognised by global leaders in leadership & management learning excellence and quality.

Optimise your leadership, management and coaching training and give your learners, customers and stakeholders the confidence and peace of mind that your existing training programmes are in the same league as ILM’s renowned world-class standards.

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Bespoke CPD and events

We can provide bespoke training and in-house course tailored to the NHS. Find out more and speak to our CPD team.

Supporting functional skills

Our new Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications help learners of all ages and levels, develop and demonstrate the practical skills needed in real-life situations, confidently.

Princess Royal Training Awards

The Princess Royal Training Awards (PRTAs) recognise employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits.

Applying for a Princess Royal Training Award will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on what you have achieved through your investment in training. We provide you with one-to-one support through the application process and all applicants receive tailored written feedback on their application. Achieving this prestigious award allows you to be externally recognised for your achievements and sets you apart from your competitors.

The awards are free to enter and are open to organisations of all sizes, and from all sectors in the UK. Entrants will receive tailored support throughout the application process. Applications are open from 04 January – 31 March 2021.

Read how our case study of the North West Ambulance Service.

T levels - Business and Administration

From September 2022, City & Guilds and ILM will offer the T Level Management and Administration technical qualification. These will only be available in England.

ILM, a City & Guilds Group business, specialises in developing Leadership and Management qualifications, meaning the business has the knowledge and expertise needed to develop the T Level in Business and Administration: Management and Administration.

This new TQ will offer young people a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience and important theoretical knowledge of how businesses operate, and how they can have a meaningful impact when they enter the workforce.

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National Apprenticeship Week – NHS apprentice nominations

This year for National Apprenticeship Week we invited employers to nominate their apprentices to recognise their achievements. The apprentices nominated then received a digital badge to mark their achievements. We were delighted to see so many nominations from NHS Trusts.

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If you would like to speak to us on how we can best support your workforce development and leadership programmes, please fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch with you.