SKILLS Local - Skills Support for the Workforce

Supporting workforce development and business growth in D2N2

SKILLS Local - government funded workplace training courses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

SKILLS Local - Supporting workforce development and business growth

SKILLS Local provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your businesses skills and training needs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

What can SKILLS Local do for your business?

  • Improve business productivity
  • Access funding for accredited training
  • Boost the efficiency and confidence of staff
  • Acquire new skills and qualifications
  • Support in growing your business
  • Support in identifying your training needs
  • Access a range of cash incentives
  • Sector events for sharing best practice
  • Skills to future proof your business
Our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of your business and your people – one of our local experts will visit you to carry out a free consultation, after which they will develop a bespoke training plan designed to tackle skills gaps in your workforce.

Our training is flexible – it can be delivered direct to staff on your premises, at one of our local centres or wherever there’s access to the internet.

In addition, businesses can claim up to £1950 of incentives by simply training and providing progression for your employees*

What type of courses are available for your organisation?

Diploma qualifications

These qualifications are delivered entirely in the workplace, meaning your staff are assessed on the essential skills and knowledge they need to do their job well. On average they take around six months to complete.

Programmes

Our programmes are delivered in the workplace and feature a number of units taken from the relevant diploma qualification. They act as a great introduction for your staff to gain the skills they require to succeed in their job, and take around three months to complete. Your staff then have the option to progress onto our full diploma.

Packages

Our packages bring together a range of training options that can be adapted to meet the needs of your business. They are flexible and designed to equip your staff with the skills, experience and understanding they need to deliver.

Short courses

We offer a range of short online courses across a number of business sectors which provide specific training for a variety of job roles.

How can tailored training and development improve your organisation?

Investing in the skills of your people is always good for business. For employers across your region striving to improve their productivity while facing multiple skills shortages, it is essential.

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.

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.

We can help you to nurture new talent and ensure your business can draw on the right mix of skills. And, because our training can be delivered flexibly, whether at your workplace, from home or at one of our centres, it can fit around the working day minimising the impact of time out for training on your business.

More about SKILLS Local

SKILLS Local is a government funded initiative to support local businesses in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas. It provides access to FREE skills training. SKILLS Local is delivered in partnership between learndirect, Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), D2N2 LEP and the European Social Fund (ESF).

What next?

Call 0345 5210066 now or fill in the form to arrange a callback from our team

*subject to meeting the eligibility criteria

workplace skills training delivered in partnership with ESF
workplace skills training delivered in partnership with education and skills funding agency
delivered in partnership with D2N2 LEP



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*We are constantly developing our training courses, if you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us as we also offer bespoke training courses for businesses in your area.