skills support for the workforce - workplace training

Skills Support
for the Workforce

Fully funded workplace training

For SME’s

What Is Skills Support?

The Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme provides fully funded workplace training to SME’s to meet individual, employer and regional economic needs. The training includes bespoke and vocationally relevant qualifications that are responsive to the needs identified.

Filling Local Skills Gaps

The SSW programmes were specified by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to meet the skills gaps within local businesses with a focus on the LEPs priority sectors. They are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

How Does It Work

Tailored to meet the unique needs of your business and your people – local experts will visit you to carry out a free skills consultation. Training packages to tackle the skills gaps in your workforce will be developed. All training delivered in the workplace or at nearby training centres.

Across the skills support for the workforce programme we have:

1,853

Employers engaged

13,698

Learners engaged

91 %

Achievement rate

The benefits of upskilling your staff

  • Increase productivity and save money
  • Improve staff retention
  • Support and identify your training needs
  • Flexible delivery to minimise business impact
  • Employees communicate, participate and contribute more effectively
  • Builds a personalised learning plan to feed into probation and annual review process
  • Linking in with your LEP’s business initiatives to support your business
  • Accredited training

How can tailored training and development improve your organisation?


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Investing in the skills of your people is always good for business

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Improve your productivity in the face of  skills shortages

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Identify and fill skills gaps in your workforce

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Signpost opportunities for development which could make all the difference to your business’s ability to thrive in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment

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Upskilling motivates staff and makes people feel valued, which research shows improves staff retention

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Nurture new talent and ensure your business can draw on the right mix of skills

Upskilling your staff not only increases productivity and boosts efficiency; it also motivates and makes people feel valued, which research shows improves staff retention. Investing in tailored training and development will also widen your appeal as an employer as you will be able to offer clear career and progression pathways to potential employees.

Our local experts will complete a full training needs analysis to identify skills gaps in your workforce. They will also signpost opportunities for development which could make all the difference to your business’s ability to thrive in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment.

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What our customers say

Nathan Green

“The support provided by learndirect was fantastic from start to finish.”

Nathan GreenProject Manager for Sustainability Apprentice | Crowberry Consulting - Chorley
Gary Baird

“I enjoyed the online portal, the fact that I could go back to it as and when, so I could do it in between work was great.”

Gary BairdBusiness Development Manager | County Battery - Nottingham
Diane Cadman

“The process of the training I found very good, very informative.”

Diane CadmanBusiness owner | Geisha Ladies - Matlock
Jess Caines

“We chose learndirect because they have a great range of courses on offer.”

Jess CainesTeam Member | Aspen Services - Bridgwater

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