Developing leaders with funded ILM courses

Cornwall’s aspiring leaders and managers can now receive up to 80% funded training as the College bolsters its support to aid economic recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tutor helps a group of adult learners

ILM leadership and management learners discuss their business challenges before lockdown

Truro and Penwith College Business is funding up to 80% of training costs to help leaders and managers upskill through its suite of ILM Leadership, Management and Coaching courses, which can be found in its new Business Training Solutions brochure.

The nationally recognised qualifications require learners to focus on delivering real workplace projects with the support of the College’s industry experts and coaches, a process that is expected to add tremendous value to the Cornish economy as many businesses seek to adapt operations amid recovery from Covid-19.

Significantly, the College is pledging support for key workers in the health and care sectors with funding available through its ESF Developing Leaders and ESF RISE Projects. 80% funding is available for health and care workers from the public sector or an SME care provider and 50% for large employers and SMEs regardless of sector.

The training is available from levels 2 – 7 providing options for those in their first management or supervisory role, middle managers and those in senior leadership positions.

Funding can be used against all the College’s ILM Leadership and Management training with start dates from September 20 to January 21. Training will be delivered at Haven House Conference and Training Centre in Truro with restricted numbers to support social distancing. Most ILM courses are also available as part of the College’s new remote learning delivery offer.

Remote delivery has become a permanent offering after the success of the College’s Connected College initiative and exceptional employer and learner feedback. Many managers found remote ILM classes invaluable during lockdown, as they continued to offer the opportunity to reflect on decisions and business operations, while benefitting from the opportunity to discuss and share challenges with managers from other businesses.

Screenshot of one of the College's remote delivery sessions

A remote delivery session

The funding is part of the College’s new package of funding, professional development and Apprenticeship training that has been designed to support businesses to bounce back. The full range of support and the College’s new Business Training Solutions brochure can be found at www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/businesssupport.

The new brochure includes details and start dates for all professional courses and Apprenticeships along with the opportunity to arrange a consultation with the College’s industry specialists; Business Development Advisors.

Information on the Developing Leaders project and the ILM Leadership and Management training opportunities can also be found at www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/developingleaders.

Employers are invited to contact the College directly for help and advice on 01872 242711 or business@truro-penwith.ac.uk.

Tutor helps adult management learners during a class exercise

Leaders and managers discuss their workplace challenges with an expert tutor and coach before lockdown

In 2019/20 98% of the College’s ILM Leadership and Management learners anticipated a positive impact on their role and organisation after completing their training.

Truro and Penwith College is Cornwall’s top FE and Tertiary College for employer satisfaction, thanks to the results of the Department for Education’s (DfE) latest Employer Satisfaction Survey in 2019.

National achievement rates also published by the DfE in 2020 show the College is in the top 10 of all 167 College providers of Apprenticeships in the UK.