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Gloucestershire College to Deliver Free Training to Local Businesses

2 December 2016

Gloucestershire College are delighted to be working in partnership with Serco and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver a skills programme supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Gloucestershire.

Skills Support for the Workforce, which is part-financed by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency, provides a range of qualifications that will enable local SMEs to develop and progress their workforce

Under the 18-month programme, Gloucestershire College will work with businesses to support growth by providing basic skills training including literacy and numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), employment skills such as communication and team working, and vocationally specific qualifications. Intermediate and Higher level skills training including IT, leadership and management training, as well as vocationally-relevant courses will also be available, targeting areas of improvement relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), or Low Carbon.

The overall focus is to help support growth in the following priority areas, helping to boost the wider, regional economy in Gloucestershire:


  • Knowledge intensive Manufacturing Sector
  • Knowledge Intensive Service Sector
  • Construction
  • Health & Social Care
  • Retail
  • Creative
  • Visitor Economy

Low Carbon

  • Engineering
  • Low Carbon
  • Construction

Julie Tegg, Head of Work Based Learning at Gloucestershire College, said: “We are extremely happy and looking forward to working with many businesses in the Gloucestershire area to support the up-skilling and development of their workforce. This will also complement our existing training for business including apprenticeships and professional and technical qualifications.”

Businesses can contact Gloucestershire College on or telephone 01452 563403 to find out if they are eligible for funded training through the Skills Support for the Workforce programme.


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