Here is a selection of places that can help you when it comes to skills and growing the business. If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us.
Developing your workforce
Your staff are your most valuable asset. By investing in their skills, you can improve productivity and innovative thinking within your business. There is a wide range of support available for businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire.
De Montfort University
DMU offer a wide range of training to meet varying business needs. Their vocational programmes incorporate theoretical, applied and reflective learning to help with new skills, knowledge and techniques. Training can be specifically tailored, an accredited university partnership provision or a one-off master class.
University of Leicester
University of Leicester provide a variety of programmes underpinned by world-leading research to support companies develop their workforce. There is a number of part-time, distance and short training programmes across a wide range of disciplines and business areas.
Loughborough University is home to a Top 10 Business School and offers 100s of short courses to update skills, strengthen career development, enhance enterprise and entrepreneurship, or learn new skills. The University provides MBA programmes and a wide range of part-time management development programmes and short courses throughout the year.
Futures for Business
If you would like support developing your people you can access fully funded training (Levels 1-4) via this European Funded workforce support project. Specialist support is available for businesses going through restructures and redundancy.
Including employability skills to help individuals find alternative employment
Skills Support for the Workforce
This fully funded service links training organisations with SME businesses, allowing them to upskill the existing workforce in line with their business strategy and the local skills priorities. A large range of skills provision is on offer to help employers meet their skills needs!
CAPITB Trust is an independent charity providing support and funding for “people employed or about to be employed in the British clothing industry”. Each year it seeks to make donations to projects that will enhance skills within the British clothing industry. CAPITB Trust is a perpetual trust and will continue to fund fashion training as long as the need exists.
The CITB is the industry training board for the British construction sector. If you are part of this industry, visit their website to learn how you can benefit from training, funding and support they can offer your workforce.
As one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK, Learn Direct deliver the products, services and support businesses to successfully recruit, train and nurture the best staff.
Offering apprenticeship and commercial training, as well as e-learning, TLC is one of the UK’s leading employee training organisations in the management, retail and hospitality sectors.
Want a more motivated workforce? To increase productivity and collaboration? Manufacturing Excellence may be able to help you, get in touch to find out more.
Leicester City Council
Leicester City Council offer a selection of courses in food safety, first aid, health and safety plus a wide range of online courses. Click to find out more.
Building the Workforce of the Future
If you’re concerned about future recruitment, or want to raise awareness of your sector, or give something back – This guide has all the information you need to offer employer encounters, experience of the work place, and work placements; and why these programmes can benefit you in the long term.
T Levels are new qualifications to help you meet your skills needs. They are two year technical education courses that will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels. They’ve been developed in collaboration with employers, so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.