Low Carbon funded workforce training in D2N2

free low carbon sector training courses in d2n2

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*

Partner training providers

Solvo Vir

  • solvo vir - funded low carbon training courses
  • Founded in 2012, Solvo Vir is a National training provider focussing on the energy and construction industries.

    It offers a range of qualifications at Level 1 and 2 including Awards, Certificates and NVQ Diplomas with the aim of improving business performance, talent retention and providing emerging prospects with breakthrough experiences in their chosen career.

What next?

Call 0345 5210066 now or fill in the form to arrange a callback. A member of our team will contact you directly or refer you to one of our fully funded low carbon course training providers working in partnership with learndirect.

delivered in partnership with D2N2 LEP
delivered in partnership with d2n2 growth hub


Find out more about our funded skills support for the workforce training >>

Low Carbon challenges*

  • The sector presents a variety of opportunities for both employment generation and to reduce carbon emissions within the D2N2 economy.
  • However, recent research estimated that there were 35,000 jobs in the low carbon sector across the East Midlands in 2013 and the sector has experienced growth nationally since 2010.
  • The significance of climate change and the low carbon economy is likely to present commercial opportunities for a significant proportion of the D2N2 business base either through the development and provision of low carbon goods and services, or through savings in areas such as energy or waste reduction, providing a market for local low carbon economy businesses.
  • A skilled workforce is important for the success of the sector. Many jobs require hands-on and practical skills. However, typically low pay in the sector can act as a disincentive for the potential workforce. The sector struggles to recruit staff with higher level skills required for occupations such as shift managers and product development specialists.
* Source: D2N2 LEP

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a new government funded workplace skills programme tailored to the needs of businesses in your area. learndirect is delivering this programme through our network of high quality training providers in the D2N2 area.

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).