Skills Support for the Workforce

Devon and Somerset businesses to benefit from funded digital skills training

13th Aug 2019 Skills Support for the Workforce

Funded Digital Training launched in Devon

Digital Peninsula Network have launched their first training events in Devon and Somerset as part of delivering funded training for the Skills Support for the Workforce programme, launched in April. Digital Peninsular Network offers digital skills training, including: strategic B2C social media training, website building, coding and Google Education platforms. The new-to-area training provider is experienced in delivering funded business support at all levels and the provider is eager to work with more Devon and Somerset SME’s to upskill and reskill employees to boost the business.

Since 2001, Digital Peninsula Network have specialised in providing funded, digital training and have delivered the Skills Support for the Workforce programme in Cornwall, training hundreds of businesses a year in subjects ranging from IT skills and digital marketing subjects, to creative digital design software.

Janus Howard, Managing Director of Digital Peninsula Network said:

“We are excited to branch out into a new part of the UK with our training. We have a range of projects operating in Cornwall, along the South of the UK, and as far as areas of France. However, this is our first opportunity to meet and train businesses in the Somerset and Devon area. We have a capable and experienced team, and we are aiming to support businesses across all sectors in the HotSW LEP area with their Digital Skills needs."

Digital Peninsula Network offer a range of training courses and are able to deliver both long and short term training. With a network of tutors and IT professionals to call upon, Digital Peninsula Network can source the expertise for almost any digital skills need and specialise in advice and guidance for your digital skills. The training provider can help businesses to better understand what may be most beneficial and encourage people to visit their website to understand the range of courses available. 

Digital Peninsula Network pride themselves on accessible training at a range of levels, from the basics upwards. Two of the attendees at the recent event vouched for the immediate effect of Digital Peninsula Network’s training on their confidence and their approach to digital skills for their business.

“I found the course very relatable! I left the course with so much to think about and prepared to move forward with my digital marketing” - Colin Worden, Utility Warehouse.

“I loved the training. I now look at social media strategically instead of superficially” - Jamie Fernandes, External Relations Executive, Young Devon.

The aim of the training is to upskill employees and sole traders within small and medium-sized enterprises in the South West by providing both recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses. The digital skills learned will increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. Digital Peninsula Network is part of Serco’s network of expert organisations chosen to deliver the SSW programme in your area with Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) so that support for your workforce can be at no extra cost to your business.

For more information on how the Skills Support for the Workforce programme can help you and your business, click here, or email

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