Please note, our Skills Pledge Programme has been completed. However, Enable hope that those of you who completed all the stages of the process will continue to use and devlelop your Training and Skills Analysis. Please look at our newsletters for any relevant updates to your development requirements.
ABout the Skills Pledge
The Skills Pledge is a voluntary, public commitment made by an organisation to invest in the skills of its workforce. It's a promise that, through training, productivity and efficiency of the organisation will improve and realise the potential of their employees by developing their basic skills and working towards relevant, valuable qualifications.
- Who is it for?
- The Skills Pledge Declaration
- Why should we make the Skills Pledge?
- How do we make the Skills Pledge?
- More about the Skills Pledge (external website)
- The Skills Pledge feedback and findings - June 2011
By making the Skills Pledge, an organisation commits to:
- Actively encourage and support employees to gain the skills and qualifications that will meet the needs of the business and will support their future employability
- Further support employees to acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills and work towards their first full Level 2 qualification
- Demonstrably raise employees' skills and competencies to improve their organisational performance through investing in economically valuable training and development
The four-stage journey outlines the Skills Pledge process:
Stage 1 Making the Skills Pledge
The organisation makes its Skills Pledge commitment and receives a Skills Pledge certificate.
Stage 2 Diagnostic
The organisation carries out an assessment of skills and training priorities for all its employees and considers how this will help to achieve the organisation's objectives.
Stage 3 Action plan
The organisation develops an action plan to deliver its Skills Pledge commitment. This sets out its priority skills and qualifications, numbers of staff to be involved, timescales and broad schedule of activity, plus how progress will be monitored and reviewed.
Stage 4 Implementation and achievement
The organisation implements its action plan and works towards achieving milestones. The employer will also identify new actions while striving for continuous improvement and business success through realising the potential of its employees.
- Over a third of organisations (34%) now have a robust training plan since making the Skills Pledge
- Three in five organisations have increased the breadth of their training provision since making the Skills Pledge
- 53% of businesses delivered more Level 2 training
- 49% delivering more basic skills training
- Since its launch in June 2007, the Skills Pledge has helped over 11,200 organisations improve the career development opportunities of 5.5 million employees across the country.
- As well as understanding the general benefits of training, employers appreciate that making the Skills Pledge will also help to unlock the potential of their workforce and can result in a range of business benefits, including:
- expert advice at no cost to the business
- higher productivity and efficiency levels
- improved levels of customer service, a motivated workforce
- increased staff satisfaction
- higher retention rates
- being an employer of choice
- a positive perception by others: clients, employees, community and competitors.
Make the Skills Pledge online. Complete a simple 4-stage process online.
Here's how it works:
- Register to make the Skills Pledge
- Tell them some details about your organisation and your training needs
- Create an action plan based
- Kick start your action plan