York, North Yorkshire

& East Riding


Over £3.7M is now
available for small to
medium sized enterprises
(SMEs) in York, North Yorkshire
and East Riding to access training

Delivered by Calderdale College and working through a network of locally based, professional 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.

What is

If you’re an SME based in York, North Yorkshire or East Riding, 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 Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Develop your staff at no extra cost
Flexible training plans, designed to help your business grow
Range of courses to suit most needs

How does
it work?

After you’ve completed the enquiry form below, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your skills requirements.

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.

Case Study - The Terrace, York

Who is

Small to medium-sized businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding seeking training to support a business growth plan.

These are just some of the industries we work with:

  • Bioeconomy
  • Food manufacture
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Voluntary and community
  • Visitor Economy
  • Health and Social Care

your staff

We have worked with thousands of businesses across the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region, helping them upskill their current employees. These are just some of the benefits of applying for our free training.

Reduce absenteeism

UK businesses lose 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.

Infographic statistics correct as of February 2020

Training Providers in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding

East Riding College

East Riding College is a delivery partner for Skills Support for the Workforce and Skills Support for Redundancy. As a delivery partner, East Riding College design and deliver workplace learning...

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EMD UK Ltd, established in 2003, is a high quality private training provider based in Yorkshire.   With vast experience of supporting diverse client groups, having focussed extensively on supporting employers...

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Enterprise Made Simple

Enterprise Made Simple was established in 2008 and offers accredited and non-accredited training, to those who want to grow and sustain their business.  Our award-winning training offering includes Going for Growth,...

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HIT Training

HIT Training is the leading specialist training and apprenticeship provider for the UK’s hospitality and catering industry. Founded by a small group of directors who had successfully established and developed...

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North West Skills Academy

North West Skills Academy is a specialist Construction NVQ training provider who operates throughout the UK, working on-site to provide training and assessment for the Construction Sector Since the company...

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Northern Regeneration

Northern Regeneration is a delivery partner with Calderdale College, for Skills Support for the Workforce. Northern Regeneration AKA the Construction Skills Village, was established in 2015. Supported by local employers...

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Portland Training Company

Portland Training was incorporated to upskill our employer’s workforce and to help learners to achieve their potential by gaining the skills they require in order to progress and achieve their...

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Rhino Training

Rhino Training have been operating within the Industry for 12 years and predominantly deliver Vocational Qualifications and short courses.  We aim to cover as many of our Employers Requirements as...

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Solvo Vir

Solvo Vir work in a number of areas including Construction, Energy, Accountancy and Management. Our ESF team’s main focus is in the construction sector where we offer a range of...

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