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Free Resources for Schools & Colleges

We work with employers and organisations all over the UK to help young people understand the latest information about sectors and skills in their region. As part of our employer programmes we have several resources that your school/college and students can take advantage of. Please find the most up-to-date list of resources below.

Leeds Manufacturing Festival VLOG series 2021


Leeds is the third largest manufacturing centre in the UK with over 29,000 people working in this fast-growing and innovative sector. Leeds Manufacturing Festival is run by Leeds Manufacturing Alliance and seeks to bring greater awareness to the depth of career opportunities within manufacturing across the region to grow the skills pipeline and ensure growth over the coming years.

This 2021 series includes video interviews with business volunteers explaining the benefits of apprenticeships, the types of roles they do and what jobs will be available in the future, the skills needed to succeed, career paths and learning and qualification opportunities in the sector.

Please click here to get more information on this video series >>

West Yorkshire Bus Alliance Key Stage 3 Lesson Resources

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West Yorkshire Bus Alliance have been working with Ahead Partnership over the last two years to deliver an education engagement programme that will inspire young people about the public transport sector and promote greener travel.

The latest opportunity from the programme is a suite of Key Stage 3 Maths and Science resources, available free to all schools in West Yorkshire, which help students develop their core subject skills within the context of real life challenges in the transport sector. They are available now to any school in West Yorkshire that wishes to use them.

Please click here for more information about these resources and get access >>

West Yorkshire Bus Alliance Year 6 World of Bus resources


Following two successful years of the West Yorkshire Bus Alliance education programme in schools and colleges across West Yorkshire, this year we're launching a set of new learning resources and creative challenge for any primary schools that would like to take part.

These new interactive resources help pupils in Year 6 get to grips with:

  • travelling independently by bus
  • bus safety
  • the importance of using public transport for our environment
  • exciting future careers in transport.

It also includes a creative challenge your pupils can take part in in teams to ignite their passion for public transport and the local community!

Please click here to find out more and get access to these Year 6 resources >>

Growing Talent BPFS Video Resources

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Growing Talent #BPFS is a programme led by Ahead Partnership supported by funding from Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, BMet, BEP and private sector employers and helps young people across the West Midlands see their place in Business, Professional and Financial Services. It builds on four successful years of activity delivered in Birmingham during Professional Services Week.

Developed with a large range of the region's employers, we have exclusive Growing Talent BPFS video resources available to any school/college in the Birmingham & Solihull area. These video resources showcase the variety of roles available, jobs of the future and pathways into the sector from people working in the industry right now.

The series includes 21 video resources with the following themes: BPFS Spotlight Series, Jobs of the Future and Careers Panels.

To get access to any of the resources listed above, please follow this link to complete a short registration form >>

Growing Talent BPFS - Immerse & Progress resources

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This year we've worked with top local employers to produce an exclusive set of interactive learning resources that students in Key Stages 4 and 5 can use to get inspired and learn directly about some of the roles and skills needed for key subsectors.

Students can use the resources at school/college or at home to learn about and practice the skills employers are looking for that are vital for a future in BPFS. 

This suite of self-directed resources focuses on six key subsectors:

  • PR and Marketing
  • ProTech
  • Commercial Law
  • HR & People
  • Built Environment
  • Corporate Finance

Please click here to get access to these Immerse & Progress resources >>