Total Excellence Centre | Going for Gold

Going for Gold

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  • 29 June 2017
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Total Excellence Centre is now a Cogent Skills Gold Standard Assured Training Provider specialising in the delivery of Workforce Development for organisations within the science industries.

Cogent Skills is the UK’s strategic body for skills in the science industries, led by sector employers. Industries covered include chemicals, polymers, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biomedical technologies, environmental technologies, biomedical devices, nuclear and organisations that devote the majority of their efforts in the various stages of research, development, technology transfer and commercialisation.

Cogent has an assured network of providers throughout the country who meet rigorous standards to ensure the highest quality provision is obtained. The assured network is aimed at ensuring high-quality training across the entire science sector, promoting the availability of employer- backed training solutions, supporting new entrants into the sector, particularly through Apprenticeships, and boosting skills transferability.

Michelle Mercer said “Recognition from Cogent as an assured Gold Standard Provider is a reflection of the quality of the training we provide. We see the value of Cogent assurance, including the use of the Cogent’s brand as a mark of quality.”

Claire Green, Cogent Provider Manager said, “we are delighted Total Excellence Centre is now part of our assured network, delivering high-quality training for large businesses in the Sciences sector and SMEs. Total Excellence Centre bring with them a great track-record and innovative approaches to training delivery which we know will be greatly received by the employers in our sector.”

Total Excellence Centre has already engaged with Greater Manchester based MEL Chemicals (a member of The Luxfer Group) and are currently delivering their Gold Standard BOLD Leadership Development programme for the Directors and Senior Management teams, over the coming months.

Lisa Maria Charles, Cogent Gold Standard Manager: ’The Gold Standard has been developed for the Science Industry, by the Science Industry and is at the heart of competence management and assurance. We are delighted to support MEL Chemicals with Government co-investment for up-skilling activity on the BOLD Leadership Programme, a quality assured Gold Standard provision from Total Excellence Centre.’

Recognition from Cogent as an assured Gold Standard Provider is a reflection of the quality of the training we provide.""

Michelle Mercer - Director, Total Excellence Centre

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