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Tech Industry Gold accreditation extended to training programmes to help tackle digital skills shortages

TechSkills announces FDM as first to achieve Tech Industry Gold accreditation for training programmes.

Industry skills body TechSkills announces new services to strengthen the digital talent pipeline with the accreditation of quality-assured training programmes that lead to employment and the launch of trusted digital credentials for individuals whose skills meet industry standards. These credentials make it easy for employers to understand the skillsets of individuals and match them to job vacancies.

Building on a long heritage in degrees and degree apprenticeships, Tech Industry Gold accreditation is now extended to intensive training programmes which provide high quality pathways into employment.

Learners can choose Tech Industry Gold accredited programmes confident in the quality and relevance of their training to their next career move. They will also now be awarded Tech Industry Gold Digital Credentials which prove job ready skills in a form which is easy to understand and portable across companies, sectors and geographies.

FDM has joined the Tech Industry Gold community as the first company to achieve Training Programme accreditation. The FDM Business Analysis training programme has been recognised for its quality and relevance in preparing learners for employment in entry level Business Analysis roles.

Colin Bannister, VP of Solution Engineering, VMWare EMEA, provided an industry perspective: “As the Chair of the Tech Industry Gold Steering Group, and on behalf of the TechSkills Employer Board, I am delighted with the extension of Tech Industry Gold accreditation into intensive training programmes. This will make it easier for individuals to choose high quality pathways into tech, and Tech Industry Gold Credentials will make it easier to secure employment and progress careers. I believe this will make a real contribution to strengthening the talent pipeline and helping individuals realise their potential in our fast-growing digital economy.”

Rod Flavell, CEO, FDM Group commented: “We are very proud to join the Tech Industry Gold community as the first company to achieve industry accreditation for training programmes. Our people come from all walks of life and all backgrounds, and we want to give each person the best possible start to their career. Ensuring our programmes are independently reviewed and approved helps us to continually deliver the very highest standards of training, focused on job readiness for our employees and value for our clients. These are exciting times for FDM Group. We have big ambitions to increase our new hires this year and help build the tech careers for a whole new generation of candidates.”

This extension of Tech Industry Gold builds on its success in Higher Education, where it has transformed the employment prospects of degree students, delivered rapid growth in degree apprenticeships, and made tangible improvements to both the gender balance and social mobility. Click here for further information on results. Tech Industry Gold Credentials will also be introduced for those on Tech Industry Gold accredited programmes in Higher Education.

If as an employer/training provider, you are interested in getting eligible programmes considered for Tech Industry Gold accreditation, please contact

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