If you would like to talk to us about the training on offer and how it might be able to support your business and employees you can contact our Partnership Coordinator for the Heart of the South West region (Devon & Somerset), Kirsty Mottram.
Kirsty will have a conversation with you about your business training needs and how the programme can help your business to grow.
Serco delivers the SSW programme in Devon & Somerset in partnership with Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP have identified the following priority sectors for skills support in the area:
Other sectors are also eligible to access funded training. Please see below for eligibility criteria.
The following eligibility criteria apply for anyone accessing support through Skills Support for the Workforce:
HR Champions Ltd have been delivering Management Development training since the business was established in 2000. We achieved ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) accredited status in 2002. Since then, developing managers to become outstanding leaders has been our niche.
Management Development training is our specialism; focussing on the key skills that improve productivity through more effective management.
We have courses and workshops for all levels; from growing effective teams to enabling your rising stars to transition to a Supervisor or Team Leader role through to First Line Manager. Our Senior Team and Director level training takes a strategic approach to people management.
Training is largely classroom based and delivery encompasses a range of methods such as individual and syndicate work, games and exercises to match people’s individual learning styles.
Courses are of two, three and four days, usually spread over a period of several weeks to minimise the impacts of having staff out of the business but more importantly to enable delegates to gradually and effectively implement their new skills and knowledge in the workplace.
Founded by Cheryl Hadland, who also founded Tops Day Nurseries, Cheryl has been working in the adult training sector since 1980 and in the childcare sector since 1990.
Cheryl is totally dedicated to enabling and supporting people who work in the ‘caring’ sector. Having developed a great team of experienced, knowledgeable and qualified assessors and tutors to train and lead the qualifications and training on offer to you.
Kelly Russell is now the director for Aspire Training Team and together the team are proud of their achievements; The ‘Investors in People’ recognition as well as the Beacon Award for Training Excellence, Outstanding OFSTED grade, Matrix Standard and top grades from external inspectors from City & Guilds, Cache and Pearson’s. Working closely with each employer as well as individual apprentices to ensure everyone achieves the goals each ‘aspire’ to.
Aspire continue to progress with their own training and development. Many of the staff started years ago as apprentices or unqualified nursery staff themselves, and have experienced first-hand the challenges of working, raising a family and training in order to achieve their goals.
Whether you are seeking an apprenticeship or other staff qualification, the Beacon award-winning Aspire Training Team gain results that are higher than the national average and are in OFSTED’s top 10 in the country.
Approved by City & Guilds, Cache and Pearson’s to offer a range of courses to staff working within the care or business sector. Fully understanding that every person and every company work differently, which is why Aspire tailor courses to meet learner specific requirements.
We deliver training within Early Years up to L5, Health & Social Care up to L5, Leadership and Management up to L3, Business and Administration up to L3 we also deliver short courses within all the sectors just mentioned.
Education + Training Skills (ETS), established in 1965 and gaining charitable status in 1984, is a leading, highly successful independent work based learning provider. As a long standing South West training provider we have the knowledge and understanding of how local businesses operate. We:
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Apprenticeships and commercial training in Retail, Hospitality, Care, Sales, Warehousing, Business Administration, Management, Team Leading and Customer Service. Focus also offers, Traineeships and themed courses for the Unemployed in these sectors.
GHQ Training has over 25 years of working alongside businesses in Devon and Cornwall delivering training that enables individuals to stimulate their natural talent and aid their personal development. Established in 1992, we are a private training provider, recognised for delivering high quality training across a wide range of business sectors. GHQ recognises the potential in people and works with them to develop their skills within the workplace. We specialise in work based training, short courses and Apprenticeships that cover a range of vocations including Hairdressing, Childcare, Teaching, Business and Management, Beauty Therapy and Nail Services. Many of our courses are accredited through either: City & Guilds, ILM, NCFE or VTCT.
GHQ has been a direct contract holder for apprenticeships and other adult education with an excellent track record for working closely with employers and individuals to develop skills and raise confidence and knowledge. The company is also Matrix approved and has been consistently assessed by Ofsted as a Good Provider.
Our staff are always happy to provide information, advice and support on all our services, whether it be nationally recognised courses and qualifications or bespoke courses tailored to suit your individual or specific business needs.
There is a wide range of training opportunities available through Huish that ensures there is an appropriate way that you and your staff can engage in learning.
To decide the most suitable approach to training for you, our advisers will work with you to develop a training plan.
A range of Distance Learning options are provided allowing your employees to complete work at their own pace and in their own workplace or at home. Typically these programmes are around 12 weeks in length and are supported by nine hours of individual tutor support. Learners can gain qualifications, whilst minimising disruption to the workplace.
Bespoke Training may meet specific requirements raised in your training needs analysis carried out by our Business Development Advisers in partnership with you. These courses do not always lead to qualifications but will help to develop skills and knowledge of yourself and your staff.
Training and developing your employees can help your business stay ahead of the competition. This could be through mastering new technology, maximising the use of IT, improving customer service or working towards professional qualifications.
At South Devon College, we provide training for businesses and sole traders throughout the South West, and our tutors deliver high-quality training across a variety of areas. These include a wide range of vocational delivery covered by classroom and/or remote methods in; automotive and marine, fitness instructing, management and leadership, accounting, human resources and much more.
South Devon College sits at the heart of its employer and local community and has received external recognition in the form of exceptional employer feedback and through accreditations such as; Investors In People Platinum and TEF Gold.
Construction skills People is the largest provider to the UK’s construction sector, established in 2008, we deliver a wide range of vocational qualifications and commercial training courses specifically for the construction sector. Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to advise our clients through the complex minefield of Health & Safety legislation and regulation. We are the UK's leading provider of construction-related work-based qualifications and offer a broad range of NVQs that help our clients ensure they are CSCS and CPCS compliant.
We enjoy working with over 75% of the UK’s top 100 construction companies as listed by the industry’s Construction News magazine. We look to foster robust relationships with our clients, built on our concept of putting our clients’ needs first. As you would expect from an industry-leading training provider, we practice what we preach, and our staff's Continual Professional Development is an ongoing process that ensures our staff have the knowledge and expertise to offer industry the correct advice.
Vocational delivery range – All qualifications in construction including Civil Engineer, Construction Plant, House Building, Off-Site Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Utilities, Environmental and major projects. All of CSP’s qualifications are delivered on site to reduces disruption and employee downtime.
Accreditations - Matrix accredited, Disability Confident, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001
A leading provider in Health & Fitness, IT and Beauty Education and Training, Ignite Academy & Training offer a unique chance to study for accredited qualifications, where learners gain an internationally recognised certificate and the opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Established in 2016, Ignite have experience in delivering funded training through the European Special Fund, Education & Skills Funding Agency and the Department of Work & Pensions.
With a purpose built training centre in Plymouth which includes an IT suite, a Beauty Studio and a Treatment Clinic and as well a satellite site in Taunton, Ignite offer a range of courses that are delivered by qualified and experienced tutors in a classroom environment. We are also able to deliver workplace training on-site if required and suitable.
Ignite are committed to supporting adult learners who are passionate about furthering their knowledge and career prospects; enabling the public and businesses to access high quality education and training in order to achieve their goals.
Ignite Academy & Training are accredited with a number of awarding organisations including:
Petroc is committed to raising the aspirations, knowledge and skills of individuals, communities and businesses in Devon and beyond. Through SSW, we can offer your business:
Petroc has a wide range of industry specific training courses that will ensure you stay ahead of the game. Courses can be delivered in-house or at one of our North or Mid Devon campuses.
Cosmic is an ethical IT business which specialises in website development, IT training courses, business consultancy, tech support, digital marketing and search engine optimisation. Cosmic are experts at delivering digital skills programmes and workshops and aim to let everyone know how technology can change and improve lives.
Cosmic regularly run a wide range of digital skills sessions and workshops in the South West. All levels are catered for, from switching on a computer for the first time through to advanced social media and search engine optimisation.
CMN have joined the SSW project and are able to deliver fully funded training to employers in the Marine, Manufacturing, Nuclear and Construction sectors across a number of different disciplines required by business including; vocational skills, management and HR, customer service, ICT and marketing.
We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy.
We can work with you to develop a bespoke training programme relevant to your needs, and because this programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) a wide range of training can be accessed at no cost to your business.
Skills Support for the Workforce is all about progress. We can help you progress your career, education and business.
Digital Peninsula Network (DPN) was set up in 2001 to support and grow the ICT and digital skills in the South West and support the South West’s wider business community with their use of ICT and digital skills.
DPN offers a range of services including funded training provision, networking events and digital marketing apprenticeships for soletraders, small businesses and individuals.
DPN provides a free Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) service for businesses and individuals interested in skills development. We can work with you to carry out a detailed Training Needs Analysis either for yourself or your whole company, matching you with funded training providers.
Focusing on growing your business through digital means, DPN has a variety of training courses to support the learning and success of your business.