Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace Mental health has become one of the biggest challenges for employees and employers and wellbeing within the workplace is becoming a prominent factor. In January 2021, Champion Health found that 69% of a 2,099-employee sample experienced...

Successful Ofqual recognition: Top 10 Words of Wisdom

Read Fay Edwards, Head of Learning and Development, SW Councils interview for FE News, the news Channel for the future of education. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (@IFATEched) recognised that there was concern that Ofqual's criteria for...

Virtual SW Challenge 2021

6 teams from councils and 2 teams from Fire and Rescue Services across the South West came together yesterday (14 July 2021) virtually to compete against each other for the virtual South West Challenge Cup. Having had to postpone the Challenge in 2020, South West...

End-Point Assessors for the Revenue and Welfare Benefits Practitioner Standard

We are looking to expand our team of End-Point Assessors for the Revenues & Welfare Benefits Practitioner standard.  Ideally, you will be a qualified and experienced assessor, holding an appropriate assessment qualification (such as A1 or equivalent) and you will...

Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Welcome Programme

People from Hong Kong and a British National (Overseas) are now  able to apply for a British National (overseas) visa. This is known as a BNO visa which allows them to live, work and study in the UK. This can be for a period of 30 months (which can be extended by a...

LG Apprentice of the Year 2021

Huge congratulations to all the apprentices (over 100) that joined us for the joint partnership Local Government Apprentice of the Year 2021 delivered by South West Councils and the East of England LGA.  The National LGA sponsored the event and prizes were awarded to...

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South West Councils

We are a politically led membership organisation bringing people together and supporting organisations to be the best they can serving the people of the South West

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

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Learning & OD

Supporting the development needs of officers and councillors.

SW Jobs

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supporting and coordinating activity including the SW Strategic Migration Partnership.

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