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Welcome to Cogent

Cogent is the UK's industry skills body for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, oil and gas, petroleum and polymer businesses, and we also have a key role in meeting the skills needs of emerging technologies.

As an employer-led Sector Skills Council (SSC), we work with industry to research and forecast skills needs and develop fit-for-purpose standards and qualifications and other skills solutions.

Employers and national and regional partners are working with us and with our National Skills Academies to ensure that individuals and the companies they work for can develop higher skills and achieve higher productivity. Select your sector below for further information.

Careers: If you are already working in the science based industries or if you are thinking of starting out on a career click on the careers tab above to discover how far you could go, and to see just how transferable your knowledge and skills can be.

National Skills Academies

Visit the dedicated websites of the National Skills Academies and Opito the Oil and Gas Academy, for information about skills passports, accreditation of training provision and other skills solutions. Read More

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National Skills Academy for Nuclear Achieves Sustainability

Academy to embrace Biotechnology and Composites sectors

Biotechnology and Composites industries get training boost from National Skills Academy

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