Fully-Funded Training and NVQs for West Midlands Businesses

BDS Wins Work Place Learning Partner Contract for West Midlands until March 2015  (This programme has now finished)

BDS is an approved delivery partner for Work Place Learning. The training provided through this innovative project is available throughout the Midlands. This free training can be carried out on company premises or off-site, with flexible timescales

Work Place Learning is funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency. Calderdale College are the Accountable Body for the programme on behalf of West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. 


  • Ages 19+ (19-24 for Level 3)
  • Less than 5 GCSE Grades A-C, with no other Level 2 qualification
  • Employees with a contract for at least 8 hours per week
  • Self-employed (evidence of HMRC registration required)
  • Volunteers with a ‘contract’ for at least 8 hours per week.


  • NVQ Customer Service
  • NVQ Business & Administration
  • NVQ Team Leading
  • Certificate in Retail Skills
  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills Maths.

If your company meets the eligibility criteria and you’d like to apply for free Work Place Learning, training and NVQs for yourself or your staff, contact BDS today on 01543 416222 FREE or email enquiries@bds-uk.co.uk.

Work Place Learning