Useful Weblinks

Directory of Useful Websites

The Track Training team is continuously trying to ensure that we are offering our customers the highest standard of customer service. We are committed to supporting all of our candidates through every stage of their training and development. We have compiled a directory of useful websites for Government departments, Awarding Bodies, Sector Skills Councils and other useful organisations, including suppliers for different businesses of safety wear etc. We welcome any feedback on our performance and encourage you to email us with comments that will help us to improve our service to you.

Asset Skills sector skills council

BTEC

CBI
The confederation of British Industry (CBI) is the UK's leading (independent) employer's organisation, representing public and private sector companies. The CBI works with the Government, international legislators and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively.

CfA (Council for Administration)
is focused on the improvement of Business & Administration Skills. They design and promote vocational qualifications such as NVQs, Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees to national occupational standards.

City & Guilds
is the only awarding body solely dedicated to vocational learning. Over 1.5 million learners work towards a City & Guilds qualification every year.

DCELLS (Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills)
The Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) contributes to the Welsh Assembly Government's vision of better public services set out in Making the Connections. The Minister responsible for the Department is Jane Hutt, AM.

Direct Gov

EAL (EMTA Awards Limited)
is the Industry Awarding Body for Engineering and Technology. EAL is a leading UK awarding body for National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and their Scottish equivalents (SVQs).

Edexcel

European Social Funding

e-skills UK
is a not-for-profit , employer-led organisation, licensed by government as the Sector Skills Council for IT & Telecoms, and lead body for Contact Centres.

Estyn
Estyn is the office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. It is independent of, but funded by, the National Assembly for Wales under Section 104 of the Government of Wales Act 1998. The Chief Inspector and her staff are civil servants.

HM Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, Estyn

ILM

Improve
is the Sector Skills Council for Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

Institute of Customer Service
(ICS) is the independent professional body for customer service. Their primary purpose is to lead customer service performance and professionalism.

Learning and Skills Observatory for Wales Learning

MSC (Management Standards Centre)
is an employer led organisation which champions management and leadership and they work with the Skills for Business Network to identify and address the skills gaps and shortages on a sector by sector basis thereby contributing to the profitability of the UK.

National Grid for Learning Cymru

National Skills Academy for Manufacturing

NEA 
NEA develops and promotes energy efficiency services to tackle the heating and insulation problems of low-income households. NEA's courses are recognised by DECC and the CLG as suitable advisor training for draw down from CERT/CESP funding (intrim measure until 2012) and are also a requirement under the Warm Homes, Greener Homes Strategy for anyone providing non face-to-face advice (for example call centre staff).
Qualifications accredited through City and Guilds of London Institute include:
- Energy Awareness 6281-01 (previously 6176-01)

N-SAM (National Skills Academy for Manufacturing)
now part of Semta

NTFW
The National Training Federation for Wales (NTFW) website is aimed at anyone who has an interest in the education and training agenda in Wales. The NTFW represents the interests of Training Providers and Learners to inform them about all aspects of the education and training agenda in Wales.

Ofqual qualifications and credit framework

SEMTA sector skills council

Skills Funding Agency

Translation Guide - Free Online Translations from English to Welsh

Welsh Government – Education and Skills

  • The National Skills Academy for Manufacturing Testimonial

    The National Skills Academy for Manufacturing (NSA-M) has been created by Industry to raise the level of skills delivery in the manufacturing sector. We do this by developing world class programme content and then assessing, and where necessary upskilling providers to a world class delivery standard, before allowing them to deliver under the Academy brand. Many providers have been un-willing or unable to achieve the standard necessary to deliver Academy programmes. NSA-M has been working with Track Training for 2 years now. Track Training Limited have embraced the NSAM programmes and committed time to achieving the high standard required. NSA-M monitor the delivery quality of our providers by field experts sitting in on sessions of delivery. Track Training has always exceeded the high standard required by NSAM and are one of our best and most trusted providers. With all Trainers and Assessors coming from Engineering and Manufacturing companies, it is their understanding of industry as well as their excellent technical competence that sets them apart from many other providers. They also have a clear focus on quality and customer satisfaction. I can highly recommend Track Training and am privileged to have an association with their dedicated team”.       

    Paul Dawson, South East Regional Manager, The National Skills Academy for Manufacturing

  • The Royal Mint Testimonial

    Track fully understood our needs and provided an accredited training programme that was high in value and low in cost and ultimately helped us integrate and embed our Continuous Improvement ambitions in line with our strategic aims”.       

    Louise Terry, Training Manager, The Royal Mint

  • Kautex Textron CVS Testimonial

    We are extremely happy with Track Training’s on-going commitment to delivery, embedding learning and achieving a positive impact on business result. I would not hesitate to recommend Track Training to any organisation looking to improve their operational performance and increase profitability”.       

    Mr Jonathan Jones, Plant Manager, Kautex Textron CVS