West London Green Skills Hub

Look out for the Green Skills ‘Quality Mark’ which recognises high-quality, green skills training

FIVE LONDON colleges have recently been awarded a Mayor’s Skills Academies ‘Quality Mark’ for their green skills training. Three are based in West London. They are Harrow & Uxbridge Colleges, MIT Skills Ltd and West London College.

In total, 25 London adult education providers, across six priority sectors, have been accredited through the Quality Mark scheme for their industry-relevant, high-quality, skills training.

The six priority sectors chosen by the Mayor are key to London’s recovery and helping Londoners into good work. These are Green Skills, Creative Industries, Digital, Health & Social Care, Hospitality and Construction. The full list of Quality Mark training providers can be found here

The Quality Mark scheme was recently launched at West London College by Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration & Skills (pictured left) who said: “I’d like to congratulate the 25 organisations that have been awarded the Mayor’s Skills Academies Quality Mark. This new accreditation recognises high-quality training that meets the needs of London’s employers and supports Londoners into good jobs.” 

To successfully achieve the Quality Mark, training providers must demonstrate for their chosen sector(s):

  • how skills training provision is industry-relevant, helping to tackle skills shortages
  • the strength of employer links, including specific engagement with SMEs
  • how activities promote and support the creation of good work opportunities, particularly for underrepresented groups
  • evidence of positive learner journeys and destinations
  • evidence of existing markers of quality in skills provision, such as sector kitemarks and relevant assessments.

Accredited Quality Mark training providers will be reviewed each year to ensure high quality is maintained.  


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