Skilled people and quality facilities are the backbone of any quality tourism establishment or destination.
Strong and sustainable businesses invest in the skills of their workforce. If you are looking to develop your staff there is a vast range of funding and support from the Welsh Government.
If you are looking for general business support to establish or grow your business then there are a number of business support organisations in Wales.
Call the Welsh Government Business Information Helpline for further busienss support options on - 03000 6 03000
Training and Qualifications - Colleges
If you are looking for specific training for your staff from basic requirements such as food hygiene, to higher level skills such as business management, all of your training needs can be met by your local College or University. You can also make contact with the Welsh Government Business Skills Hotline via the Business Information Helpline on 03000 6 03000
Contact your local college for qualifications including City and Guilds, National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Level 1 to 3 diplomas and Level 4 to 6 degrees on a range of subject matters including hospitality, catering, leisure travel and tourism.
Training and Qualifications - Universities
Contact your local university for higher level skills including level 4-6 degrees and level 7 postgraduate masters in subjects such as business management, marketing, leisure, travel and tourism. Many of which can be achieved via work based learning.
Sector Skills Councils (SSC's)
Sector Skills Councils (SSC’s) are independent employer UK wide organisations designed to build a skills system that is driven by employer demand. Some SSC’s may be able to support your skills needs and those linked to the wider visitor economy include:
Regional Tourism Partnerships
The Regional Tourism Partnerships
may also be able to assist you in relation to developing your skills needs, via regional skills development programmes or via advice and guidance.