Developing Leaders in Cornwall

Aspiring and existing leaders from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will have an exciting new opportunity to develop their careers and enhance their skills and qualifications with the Ofsted Outstanding Truro and Penwith College as part of a new £1.5 million European Social Fund project.

The Developing Leaders project will offer tailored training in Leadership, Management and Coaching for both private and public sector employees and will provide Financial support for learners to access highly-respected Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualifications.

The project, delivered by Truro and Penwith College Business, will deliver a strategic approach to developing leadership capabilities and upskilling the workforce in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Project Coordinator, Madeline Richardson said: "We are delighted to build on our success in this area; Developing Leaders will be able to offer guidance and financial support to individuals with leadership training, skills and qualifications. We are already planning additional course dates for early 2019 and would encourage businesses to consider these fantastic opportunities to invest in the Leadership skills of staff. We have a free information session on Thursday 10th January 2019, to kick off the New Year, details for booking via our webpage."

According to CEP's World Management Survey, approximately four out of five bosses are 'accidental' managers - equating to 2.4 million UK managers. Research tells us that the right training and skills can better equip managers, and ultimately lead to the growth of companies.

Courses available range from the ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, (ideal for supervisors) through middle management and up to strategic leadership programmes for senior managers. 

Truro and Penwith College is also offering ILM Coaching courses through Developing Leaders to support development and maximise performance. We can respond to local need and offer tailored and bespoke programmes where appropriate.

The Developing Leaders Programme is an excellent opportunity for career development locally.

Developing Leaders course attendee, Heather Venables

Heather, who works for Next Steps Southwest as an Outreach Offer, commented: "I have been a manager for several years in various organisations without any formal management qualifications."

"The ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management course is designed to help me progress in my own practice but also reaffirm what I have already been doing. The course leader is extremely experienced and uses her industry knowledge to guide the lessons. After just two taught sessions I feel more confident in my role; it has helped me to make more objective and considered decisions which has already had a positive impact on staff development."

The Developing Leaders Project represents a real opportunity for businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to increase the skills, leadership capabilities and ultimately the productivity of their workforce.

Charli Styles, European Projects Manager at Truro and Penwith College

Charli is excited to see the project develop and says: "This project will also enable Truro and Penwith College to build upon their excellent reputation for Leadership, Management and Coaching provision and to respond to local need through the development of tailored programmes."

Get involved

To find out how to get involved with the Developing Leaders project or for eligibility, please visit our Developing Leaders webpage:, contact the team via, 01872 242711, 01872 308021 or book a place on our free information event.