Skills Platform launched

NCVO in partnership with VCS skills body, Skills Effect, has launched the Skills Platform, an online marketplace and community for sharing and developing skills amongst VCS organisations.

The free to use online platform will help employers to smart procurement choices by being able to compare and purchase training, consultancy and other skills services from across the country, through a single website.

It will also offer a range of skills-focused community tools to help employers share skills and costs, and influence the development of new services through a free and unique system for posting invitations to tender for contracts.

In addition, organisations can also create a branded version of the Skills Platform for their workforce, listing your their suppliers internal resources and skills sharing opportunities.

To access the platform and register your organisation, which took two years to develop in collaboration with more than 300 VCS organisations, visit

If you have suggestions for improvements or queries about the Platform email Skills Effect at