Promoting Excellence in Training

Skills Consultants work with a range of organisations responsible for the development and delivery of high quality skills training required by industry.

Specialist Areas

Strategy, Organisational Review, Value Management, People Development, Contract Management, Business Development....

Who We Are

Skills Consultants are a team of highly trained and experienced specialists in the 14-19, adult education and welfare to work sectors.

Welcome to Skills Consultants

The way in which we fund, develop and deliver Skills and Employability training is going through some of the most radical changes ever seen. Government is determined to provide individuals with greater opportunity and enable employers to have a greater influence in how we do things.
The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, replacement of the Adult Skills Budget with the Adult Education Budget, devolution of skills funding from the Skills Funding Agency to Local Enterprise Partnerships, expansion of Advanced Learner Loans and the launch of the new Work and Health Programme all mean that we need to rethink, remodel and transform the way in which we engage with employers, individuals and funders alike.
Skills Consultants work with a variety of organisations to develop and deliver high quality Skills and Employability training requested by industry to boost our nation’s productivity, grow our economy and provide individuals with real opportunities and the support required to achieve and progress.
We provide a wide range of services through a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable industry experts for both Skills and Employability contracts. So whatever your requirements Skills Consultants can deliver the right solution for you. Whether you are looking to grow your business, enter new markets, form new partnerships or consolidate your existing offer we can support you every step of the way.

Skills consultants and Employers

Engaging with employers large and small, we specialise in the development of strategy and implementation of programmes for recruitment, people development and retention to help improve productivity, reduce costs and grow your business effectively.

Skills consultants and Providers

Engaging with training providers, both primes and partner organisations, Skills Consultants are able to offer a range of services supporting the growth, development and delivery of Skills and Employability provision that is sector specific and relevant to employers.

Skills Consultants and Partners

Skills Consultants are engaged with a number of organisations including government departments, Sector Skills Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships providing us with the exposure to and influence of the  latest developments in strategy, approach and opportunities.

Why Skills Consultants?

The Skills Consultants Services

Management Consultancy

  • Full comprehensive organisational review
  • Identification of issues preventing added value
  • Recommendations and implementation

Business Review

  • Sector expertise
  • Independent and trusted perspective
  • Act as change agents

Value Management

  • Complete framework for business improvement
  • Identification and tackling of organisational challenges
  • Conduct function analysis to achieve greater efficiencies

Contract Management

  • End to end from bidding and tendering to contract wind down
  • Full operational management including quality and audit
  • Bespoke packages available to support partner networks

Business Development

  • Source funding
  • Employer engagement
  • Partnership opportunities

Inspection & accreditation preparation

  • Fully support OFSTED inspection regimes
  • Comprehensive Self Assessment support package
  • Also support Matrix, Investors in People, ISO, ROTO and awarding body accreditations

Audit preparation

  • Support all government funded programmes
  • Review of contract processes and procedures
  • Full risk assessment, action plan and corrective action support package provided

Partner finder service for primes

  • Robust due diligence process
  • Review of all systems, policies, processes and procedures
  • On-going partner support after contract start

Lead Generation

  • Complete targeted and tailored campaigns
  • Use of up-to-date data and CRM system
  • Guaranteed qualified leads
  • Thanks to the support and direction provided by Skills Consultants we have completed an organisational review resulting in securing new contracts, increasing existing funding allocations and diversifying our overall offer.
    Lisa Dixon
    Lisa Dixon

    Thanks to the support and direction provided by Skills Consultants we have completed an organisational review resulting in securing new contracts, increasing existing funding allocations and diversifying our overall offer. 

  • From working with Paul for a number of years his wide ranging Work Based Learning knowledge, strategic insight and decision making are second to none and someone I'd highly recommend.
    James Billingham
    James Billingham

    From working with Paul for a number of years his wide ranging Work Based Learning knowledge, strategic insight and decision making are second to none and someone I'd highly recommend.

  • NETS engaged the services of Skills Consultants resulting in a successful application on ROTO and securing our first funded contract. With ongoing support we continue to grow and strengthen our market position.
    Paul Siwiak
    Paul Siwiak

    NETS engaged the services of Skills Consultants to ensure a successful application on ROTO and to secure funding through a prime contractor. Without the expert knowledge, guidance and support of Paul Conroy we would never have achieved this business objective.

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