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They are licensed by Government to help employers address their workforce development needs so that they can compete successfully.

Cogent has been supporting skills for growth and higher performance since 2002. Their vision is for a science-based sector with world class performance achieved through world class skills benchmarked to industry standards.

What do they do?

  • The voice of employers on skills: they are providing the collective voice of employers on skills to influence Government and public providers of skills, education and training.
  • Designing qualifications: they are developing fit-for-purpose and future-focused, standards-based qualifications.
  • Attracting young people into the Sector: they are working to attract young people into the Cogent Sector; helping to shape the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) curriculum and promoting careers.
  • Understanding industry skills needs: through their in-depth labour market research we are providing an industry-by-industry picture of skills

Cogent has a unique place in the UK’s skills infrastructure. The development of vocational and professional education together with fit for purpose qualifications lies at the heart of their work, underpinned by our highly regarded Labour Market Information (LMI) and world-class standards- including the Cogent Gold Standard.

Each year they increase and improve their engagement with employers and we now have 1500 active companies providing a voice for employer demand for skills and training.

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For more information and to get involved, please get in touch!