Improving your performance

Efficiency and innovation are essential to cope with the current recession. Get help to improve the way your business works and influence the performance of your suppliers.

 

Building innovation skills

The partnership can offer help with the following aspects of improving your performance:

  • Grow or diversity your business
  • Business innovation skills
  • Harness creativity
  • Industry knowledge

Building your company's skills

The partnership can offer help with the following aspects of improving your performance:

  • Training and career development
  • Appraisal and performance management
  • Progression and succession planning
  • Equalities and diversity

In today’s tough economic climate, businesses need their staff to be efficient, flexible and productive to allow for maximum profitability. The Business Development Unit at West College Scotland can help your company to succeed by providing an extensive range of training courses for the public and private sectors.

It offers a calendar of commercial short courses, tailored training programmes and free of charge training needs analysis, all designed to meet the needs of your business. Courses and qualifications are offered across a wide range of levels and subject areas, such as:

  • Computing & IT (Microsoft IT Academy, Cisco, Oracle)
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Electronics and Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Gas Safety (accredited courses)
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Safety (IOSH courses)
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hospitality
  • Management and Leadership (CMI approved courses)
  • Training and Development

All courses are delivered in a format and style to suit the needs of your business. Flexibility is also offered in the location in which the training is delivered – either on-site at your premises or at one of the college campuses.

Developing entrepreneurship

The partnership can offer help with the following aspects of improving your performance:

  • Help with setting up a new business
  • Business skills
  • Business growth support

Engaging your suppliers

The partnership can offer help with the following aspects of improving your performance:

  • Procurement
  • Supply chain liaison
  • Advice on working with suppliers
  • Engage your suppliers to improve skills and delivery
  • Specialist sector forums eg Construction Plus

Improving efficiency

The partnership can offer help with the following aspects of improving your performance:

  • Business processes
  • Quality management
  • Investors in People
  • Improve your business practices
  • Labour market intelligence

Reshaping your workforce

If your business is facing difficult times, Inverclyde Employer Plus can provide redundancy support through Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), a Scottish Government initiative. We can help you to manage the situation and try to lessen the negative impact of making redundancies. We can even help you examine alternatives to redundancy such as adopting or safeguarding an apprentice.

West College Scotland offers a range of Professional Development awards, allowing your workforce to strengthen & enhance their existing skills, develop new areas of expertise and make a more efficient contribution to the profitability of your company.

Funding to support your staff or business development may be available via a variety of sources – the college will work with you to identify appropriate grants/funding support.