The following projects are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England ESF programme. Established by the European Union, ESF funds to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit the government website.
For additional information about any of these projects please call 01872 308241 / 267154
Higher Level Skills
Widening Participation through Skills
The Higher Level Skills project aims to improve pathways to higher education and increase the access that people have to higher level skills training. This is done by removing the barrier to participation and providing innovative and flexible access routes for the learner to follow.
The project mainly provides FREE taster sessions and part-funded short courses in a range of subjects, including Teaching, Business, Event Management, Marketing and Health and Wellbeing.
Activities include engagement and awareness raising, pre-access support, skills planning, taster activities, development and delivery of short course and modular provision and innovative methods of engaging and supporting disadvantaged learners.
You can find out more about FREE taster sessions, Higher Level Skills Days and part-funded courses HERE
Living Well to Work
This project will support those with health related barriers to employment to re-engage with education, training or employment. It is part-funded by the European Social Fund.
Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)
Aims to improve the skills of individuals to meet their goals and the needs of the local economy. It is part-funded by the European Social Fund and Co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency. SSW sits within the Cornwall Skills Programme which is delivered through Truro and Penwith College. The project enables employed individuals to access fully funded training that is relevant to their needs and career ambitions.