As the College for Business we help you find the right solution for your staff development needs; whether that’s accessing funding or supporting you with recruitment or professional development training. And because every business is different, our experienced staff deliver flexible, bespoke programmes. From entry to degree level we cover key business areas, including construction, engineering, health, logistics, business & professional services, hospitality and the creative industries. We’re also a leading provider of digital and green skills.

Apprenticeship Programmes

We currently have over 600 apprentices enrolled on foundation and higher level apprenticeships. They’re a brilliant way of channelling new talent and developing your existing workforce.

Our dedicated team can help you with every step of setting up your apprenticeship. Finding the right programme, recruiting the right person or people, enrolment and accessing funding. Programmes cover construction, engineering, health, hospitality, digital and professional services and our tutors have vast industry knowledge and experience. Training is delivered at both purpose-built campuses, in state-of-the-art classrooms, and in the workplace.

Supporting Future Talent

Our 4,000 plus 16-18-year-old students are gaining academic and technical training, but also the skills they need to hit the ground running when they start work. Good news for businesses.

We educate young people from every background, helping them build on their potential and begin rewarding careers. Over 2,000 employers are involved in our future talent programme, providing work experience, helping deliver our T-Levels and traineeships, and sharing insights. By joining the scheme, you can make a social contribution to the region, but also get a head-start on future recruitment. Our dedicated team will oversee the arrangements for all placements, making sure they fit your business needs.

Developing Your Workforce

We run pre-employment training programmes and inductions as well as bespoke packages to re-skill or up-skill current members of staff. They can all help you create a more effective workforce.

We are registered regional and national provider of industry Bootcamp training and offer flexible, cost-effective programmes that can be delivered across multiple platforms. You can make use of our Professional Learning Academy or our virtual learning environment (e-learning). Or you might like us to deliver training in your workplace. We can even do a mix. In addition to the training itself, our Commercial and Business Development Team can do business reviews, give recruitment advice and perform learning needs analyses.

Funding & Business Services

The College of Business brings together intelligence, training and funding expertise that can help your organisation grow. We also work with key stakeholders to attract investment in training and education.

By working closely with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, we’re able to deliver innovative training programmes including Skills Bootcamps. We also track labour market trends, offer business support and have college facilities that are open to professionals.

Our dedicated recruitment service allows you to tap into a talent pipeline of over 10,000 students who are ready for employment or to fill apprenticeship vacancies.

News & Updates

Local Skills Improvement Fund

12/09/2023

The City of Liverpool College is leading a major bid, in collaboration with the region’s FE colleges and training providers, for £4.5m funding to support the delivery of the Local Skills Improvement Plan. The project will include innovative proposals for investment in new training facilities for green and digital technologies. And, a range of initiatives focussed on recruitment, flexible training programmes for up-skilling your workforce and improving the way we engage with employers.

Visit this section for regular updates that could affect your business and your industry.

Get in touch

We are always keen to work with business and explore new ways of collaborating. To discuss some of the opportunities for getting involved and other options we can develop to meet your needs, please complete our contact form and we’ll be back in touch.

For an informal discussion, contact our commercial team on colcbusiness@liv-coll.ac.uk

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What are T Levels? 

T-levels are a brand new, high quality technical qualification for learners aged 16-18, which combine classroom learning with a meaningful industry placement.  

  •  2-year courses, equivalent to 3 A-levels. 
  •  Employers provide a meaningful work placement for learners which in turn helps develop future talent for their organisation. 
  •  Developed for learners aged 16-18, looking to progress to further study after GCSEs. 

3 Benefits to Taking a T Level Student 

  • ​ Offering early access to a talent pipeline for entry-level positions​ 
  • Improve innovation​ and provides a platform to other funded training programmes. 
  • Contributes towards organisational productivity. 

Our T Level Offer 

  1. Management and Administration - Business Support 
  2. Laboratory Sciences 
  3. Digital Production Design and Development  
  4. Digital Support Services  
  5. Onsite Construction  
  6. Building Services Engineering for Construction 
  7. Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing 
  8. Maintenance, installation and Repair of Engineering and Manufacturing  
  9. Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control - Fabrication & Welding 
  10. Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction  
  11. Health and Science - Adult Nursing 
  12. Education and Childcare Cadet – Early Years Education 

T Levels with the City of Liverpool College 

At the College we have made significant capital investment in our T Level workshops and classrooms, modernising our facilities across our campuses.  Our Vauxhall Road Campus is a centre of excellence for green technologies – construction, automotive and engineering. We have also developed a 4D health and social care classroom and childcare nursery room, providing a real-world setting for learners to develop their skills and knowledge. 

T Levels & Apprenticeships 

T Levels can lead to an Accelerated Apprenticeship​ as training will not need to be repeated as part of the full apprenticeship. This means the apprenticeship scheme can be completed in less time and at a lower cost at a lower cost to the employer. 

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