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About Us – Cogent Skills

About Us

Cogent Skills has charitable status, and is a not-for-profit organisation. We work alongside the leadership of sector employers to raise skills levels.

Cogent Skills is a group of companies comprised of Cogent Skills, Cogent Skills Services, Cogent Skills Training, NSAN and SIAS. Collectively these companies’ purpose is entirely focused on skills and supporting the skills needs and ambitions of individual employers and their employees. Cogent Skills is sector based working with companies from across the Science Industries embracing Life Sciences, Industrial Sciences and Nuclear.

Cogent Skills has charitable status, and is a not-for-profit organisation.

Our mission is to be: –

The Skills and Talent Partner for Science Industry Companies

Developing today’s workforce, creating tomorrow’s

Cogent has particular expertise in STEM vocational education and industry regulation with respect to skills and competence.

Cogent Skills is owned by the key Trade Associations from the science industries. This is a partnership relationship from which the Trade Organisations and Cogent Skills seek to deliver common objectives with respect to skills to the benefit of science industry employers. The Trade Associations actively support Cogent Skills’ role and activities to their Members and Cogent Skills in return delivers expertise and skills solutions to support the industry and individual company ambition.

Cogent Skills operates through four Business Units which serve their customers with their unique service offer across apprenticeships and graduates, courses and consultancy and membership.

NSAN operates distinctly with its own Business Plan and Board.

These Business Units are entirely customer focused and each one offers a clear and coherent proposition from Cogent Skills.

The Businesses seek to support each other and cross reference the service offers to increase the business with each customer, deriving value from being part of the Cogent Skills Group of companies.

Our Websites

Apprentices
& Graduates

Services and information for both individuals and employers, including management, training and recruitment solutions as well as vacancies with the world’s leading science companies.

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Consultancy
& Courses

We provide a suite of bespoke solutions for process safety and competency assurance tailored to the needs of employers and meeting regulatory requirements.

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Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG)

The NSSG is the UK’s industry-led strategic skills group, comprising employers, government and trade unions, representing both civil and defence.

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Science Industry Partnership (SIP)

The SIP is the UK’s leading membership network of science industry employers influencing and developing the skills needed for the sector.

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Science Industry Assessment Service (SIAS)

SIAS offers an independent end-point assessment service for science industry apprenticeships.

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National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN)

NSAN is the go-to-place for skills for nuclear, led by employers, it provides effective and practical support to nuclear organisations.

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