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What experiences has anybody had with creating a consortium with another training partner?


I am trying to find a method of raising funding for senior management training within a large private company. I have contacted the NES who seem to be very inflexible and beauracratic and have so far taken three months just on the enagagment process, so I have now been talking to a learning rpovider for NVQ's to develop our operatives and we take a management fee for each operative upon completion. This in the long run will fund management training. Has anybody done anything like this before. If so, pl,ease can I have some hints and tips.
Lissa Goswell

2 Responses

  1. Training partnership solutions
    Hi Lisa,

    If you are in contact with the NES that suggests you are a very large organisation, if this is the case the provider you are in talks with regarding the NVQ’s should be in a position to propose a partnership arrangement that ensures that your management training costs are easily raised!

    I currently work for a training provider which has access to significant Train to Gain funding for the NVQ’s. We have several partnership arrangements across the country with national employers like you and we have managed to come up with solutions that fully utilises available funding. I share your frustration when it comes to NES! We have known companies to give up their NES contracts due to their inflexibility and beauracratic processes.

    Feel free to drop me any questions

    Good luck

  2. Am I alone?
    Am I alone in finding it ever so slightly sad that the senior management are not prepared to fund their own training; ie there appears to be so little commitment and acceptance of value that they want return for no investment?

    Furthermore it is so often a fact that people then don’t commit to or value that for which THEY haven’t paid.

    In the interim, whilst someone is wading through all the bureaucracy, said senior managers are probably reinforcing their belief that this is a valueless exercise because they perceive that they are getting on fine without any training and development.

    It might be a more productive use of the questioners time and resources to assess probable ROI and convince senior managers that such an investment would be worthwhile.

    Posted on behalf of a member who wishes to remain anonymous


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