Skills Support for the Workforce
in Leicester and Leicestershire

Up to £1.8 million is now available for small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Leicester and Leicestershire to access training.

Delivered by Calderdale College and working with a network of training providers, our Skills Support for the Workforce project offers fully funded training to help SMEs fill skill gaps, raise productivity and boost business growth.

We can help businesses develop and implement bespoke training programmes, which will help to meet their growth ambitions by satisfying their workforce’s immediate and long term skills needs.


Did you know, upskilling your staff can…

Reduce absenteeism

UK businesses are losing 6.3 days a year per employee due to absenteeism.



Improve productivity


Reduce the time your employees are spending working inefficiently.

Increase staff motivation

Only a third of employees are highly engaged at work.


What is available?

Professional training for your workforce, delivered at no cost



Flexible, bespoke training plans designed to help your business grow



Range of courses to suit most needs


If you’re an SME, based in Leicester or Leicestershire, you may be eligible for free training through the Skills Support for the Workforce project. Training is funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

Focusing on intermediate, technical and higher-level skills, training courses available through this project will be useful to current and future supervisors, managers and senior managers within any business sector.

Who’s eligible?


Small to medium-sized businesses operating in Leicester or Leicestershire, seeking to support a business growth plan by equipping key staff members with leadership and management level skills.


How does it work?


After you’ve completed the enquiry form below, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your eligibility.
If you’re eligible, one of our skills solutions designers will visit you to carry out a training needs analysis. We’ll then get to work designing and delivering your training plan.

Get in touch to find out if you’re eligible!

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