Essential Skills in the Workplace

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The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) has been successful in securing a substantial contract with the Welsh Government to deliver the Essential Skills in the Workplace (ESiW) Programme across Wales. NTfW’s ESiW Programme is delivered through a network of 10 quality assured Work-based Learning Providers, all of which have considerable experience in delivering training within the workplace

The ESiW Programme addresses the high proportion of adults without basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills within the employed workforce in Wales.

Working in partnership with Training Providers and employers the project aims to raise awareness of the benefits of a skilled workforce. It will identify any essential skills needs and provide additional and enhanced support to individuals in order to increase levels of essential skills within the workplace.

The ESiW Programme focuses on those who are in employment but lack essential skills. It will increase and expand the opportunities to access learning in innovative settings with learning styles suited to them and contextualised to their workplace.

Programme targets

Between February 2012 and 31 December 2014 it is anticipated the programme will:

  • Provide training to employed people in literacy, numeracy and ESOL up to and including level 2 with access to essential skills qualifications. Provision will be tailored to individual needs and contextualised to their workplace. Participants can gain one or more of the identified Essential Skills Wales qualifications in Communication, Application of Number, ICT and certificate in ESOL skills for life – speaking & listening); up to level 2
  • Engage employers in the Employer Pledge programme to raise awareness of the need for a skilled workforce and to commit to supporting essential skills training for their workforce

For more information please contact Jeff Protheroe, Operations Manager:
Mobile: 07425 621711

“This programme is part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government”