At Skills 4, our range of gender diversity, unconscious bias and inclusion training services offer multiple benefits to businesses.

Below we have tried to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from new clients. If you cannot find the question and answer you are looking for below, please do not hesitate to contact our team today by calling or emailing us.

What makes Skills 4 different for STEM industries?

We are STEM specialists with unrivalled expertise in Engineering and Construction, we have been established since 2006 and our Award-Winning programmes have advanced the careers of over 10,000 people working across 150 STEM organisations, from global corporations to specialist HE projects.

Who carries out the training?

If having mentors who have experience of working within STEM is important to you, then Skills 4 is the right choice. All our training is carried out by our mentors who all have extensive industry experience in STEM so they fully understand and appreciate the challenges raised by our delegates.

What is a career development programme?

How long do your programmes run for?

EMPOWER is available as a three month and six-month programme. Months one, two and three include one full day’s training and the six-month version includes a final presentation and progress review at month six.

THRIVE is available as a three month and four-month programme, with one full day of training each month. The four-month version includes a module where each delegate brings along an ally to the training day, helping organisations to grow a pool of internal allies.

Both Unconscious Bias and Inclusion Allies are two and a half hour workshops.

Our Return to Work programme is delivered entirely online which should take around 7 hours to complete. The delegates choose when, where, and how often they undertake the modules, the programme also includes two hours of one-to-one support.

How do you deliver your training?

We offer several options:

  • Entirely remote over MS Teams
  • Blended approach with one day delivered face to face (we recommend the Confident Communication module for face to face)
  • Blended approach with masterclass modules and one-to-one support

Read our Online and Hybrid Diversity Training page for more information.

How big are your cohorts?

A typical cohort is between 12 and 15 delegates.

What support do you offer during the programmes?

We have a dedicated learner support team who are there to answer any questions throughout the programme and support with Moodle.

All programme material and additional information is easily accessible online via an online platform Moodle.

We offer optional one-to-one support mentoring and coaching.

Unconscious Bias and Inclusion Allies are for everyone who wishes to explore their biases and work towards a more inclusive, psychologically safe workplace.

Our Return to Work programme is for parents planning to return to work following parental leave. It is also suitable for parents who are up to six months into their return to work.

I want to do one of your programmes, but my organisation doesn’t offer them. What are my options?

Please get in touch as we regularly run open programmes throughout the year.

What if I need additional support/reasonable adjustments?

Accessibility is a vital part of our programmes so if you have any queries then please get in touch with our Learner Support team.

What happens after programme completion?

All our delegates who complete their programmes gain free lifetime membership of the Skills 4 Alumni.

All delegates can download a Certificate of Completion and delegates who complete our Allyship workshop will receive an ‘Inclusion Allies’ badge to use on their email footer to demonstrate their commitment to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture.

Do you offer bespoke options?

Please talk us to directly via our contact form so we can discuss your requirements in more detail.

Do you offer stand-alone coaching?

We do, please talk to us directly via our contact form so we can discuss your requirements in more detail.

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