National Apprenticeship Service provides general information and advice for potential apprentices and employers, including funding and vacancies.


National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Information on skills support in the Harrogate district

Enterprise Gateway offers free support from Harrogate Borough Council for people thinking of starting a business or have been trading for up to three years, including workshops covering all of the key aspects of starting a business.

Growing Businesses provides small and medium sized businesses (SME) in the Harrogate district access to free one to one support, information and advice from the SME Growth Manager.

Invest and grow with outstanding quality of life, excellent schools and a skilled workforce, Harrogate district is a popular location for business growth.

Labour Market Information is available from a variety of sources, including:

North Yorkshire County Council

North Yorkshire and York STREAM - Statistics Research and Mapping.

Office for National Statistics nomis - official labour market statistics.

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP)

Leeds City Region offers a range of services to assist employers in developing their workforce's skills, and support company growth.

York/North Yorkshire/East Riding - if you’re an SME based in York, North Yorkshire or East Riding, you may be eligible for free training through the Skills Support for the Workforce project.

Skills Service (Leeds City Region LEP) advisors work with businesses to identify their skills needs and help find the right training.

Schools - please see North Yorkshire County Council.

Training and qualifications (public sector)

Harrogate College offers a range of vocational opportunities and nationally recognised qualifications, including apprenticeships and works with a variety of local businesses.

North Yorkshire County Council offers apprenticeships and specialised training to staff in local businesses, with professional training courses accredited by national awarding organisations.

Page last updated 12/01/2018