Cogent: New Online Skillsstore for the Science Industries

Cogent and the National Skills Academy Process Industries, has today launched, an online tool that helps companies locate quality assured training for the sector, delivered by a national network of accredited providers.

As part of the launch, is offering a free manual handling e-learning module that will help companies on to the right path to close their skills gaps.

Training on offer includes:

e-learning Health & Safety Modules
Process Safety
Leading in the Process Industry modules
Biotechnology courses
Vocational qualifications is also linked to an online performance benchmarking tool that helps SMEs place skills in the context of improved business performance. The output is a simple diagnostic that identifies how businesses can improve performance through investment in skills, in areas such as technical competence, compliance, business improvement and functional & behavioural.

Individuals can then go on to the website to use its simple search facility to find and buy the training that meets their needs.

All of the courses on have been developed to the Gold Standard; a competency framework that maps the skills required for job roles in the science industries.

John Holton, Cogent Strategy Director at Cogent said:

"The Skillsstore is an exciting development that for the first time signposts the science industry to Gold Standard quality assured training that has been developed with the support of employers whilst being accessible and easy to use."

Stephen Trillo HR & OD Director from Lotte Chemical added:

"I've explored the website and I am very impressed with its capabilities to direct people to specific Gold Standard training courses that will help to bridge the skills gaps in companies. I urge any science-based company to visit to help them find the training that suits their needs, as this is a major step improvement in finding training, that we will be actively using."

To find out more click here or if you would like to discuss any of the courses on there you can also call the National Skills Academy on 0845 607 0140.