ESF Programme

Truro and Penwith College has received a number of grants from the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund.

Truro and Penwith College has received a number of grants from the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund.

The European Social Fund (ESF) Operational Programme is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme for England in 2014-2020. It will deliver the Programme’s priorities to increase labour market participation, promote social inclusion and develop the skills of the potential and existing workforce. It will incorporate Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) money for areas with very high rates of youth unemployment.  For more information click here.

For additional information about any of these projects please email Charlotte Styles (charlis@truro-penwith.ac.uk) or call 01872 308241.

Current ESF Projects at Truro and Penwith College

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ESF Projects Match Funded by Truro and Penwith College
ESF Cornwall Hospitality Forum (Hospitality Table Cornwall)

The Hospitality Table Cornwall project is led solely by like-minded employers from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Hospitality sector. The aim is to create initiatives that increase recruitment, raise aspirations for quality careers and to develop industry-relevant learning pathways to improve skills, productivity and quality.

The project works with local employers to develop and refine our provision for the sector and can offer fully funded training programme pilots, whilst also engaging with young people to inspire and inform the next generation about the different opportunities within the industry.

For more information, email nikit@truro-penwith.ac.uk or go to https://hospitalitytablecornwall.co.uk

ESF Developing Leaders

Developing Leaders will deliver a strategic approach to developing leadership capabilities and upskilling the workforce in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 1163 individuals from businesses in both the private and public sectors will be supported, receiving leadership training, skills and qualifications, enabling them to progress in their careers, thereby supporting businesses through increased productivity and economic growth.

Truro and Penwith College is a Developing Leaders delivery partner and will support 345 SME and Public Sector employees to access part-funded leadership training packages and qualifications from Level 2 to Level 7.

For more information, email madeliner@truro-penwith.ac.uk or go to https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/developingleaders

ESF Raising Excellence and Aspirations in Care and Health Skills Group (REACH Cornwall)

REACH Cornwall is an employer-led initiative for the ever-growing Health and Social Care sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which aims to utilise the knowledge and experience of businesses to identify training needs, shortages and to co-design high quality skills solutions. The REACH Cornwall forums also enable employers to network and collaborate on wider issues facing the sector, including challenges with recruitment and retention, to ultimately Raise Excellence and Aspirations in Care and Health (REACH).

The project works with local employers to develop and refine our provision for the sector and can offer fully funded training programme pilots, whilst also engaging with young people to inspire and inform the next generation about the different opportunities within the industry.

For more information, email healthandcare@truro-penwith.ac.uk or go to http://reachcornwall.org.uk

ESF Grow Digital

The Grow Digital project aims to work with small and medium-sized businesses to understand how to improve the relevance and availability of digital training and apprenticeships to suit their needs.

The project team can offer Training Needs Analysis to help businesses to identify digital skills gaps and to connect them to pilot training to address these needs and support them to survive and thrive in the increasingly digital marketplace.

The project is led by Digital Peninsula Network, with delivery partners Truro and Penwith College, Maybe*, Penzance Business Improvement District and Council of the Isles of Scilly.

For more information, email estherledder@truro-penwith.ac.uk or go to https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/working-with-business/how-we-support-you/grow-digital-cornwall

ESF Innovation in Higher Level Skills

This collaborative project will deliver a co-ordinated employer-led approach to facilitate and expedite greater engagement in higher level skills through the co-development and trialling of innovative new provision, alternative delivery models and high-quality work placements.

The project aims to support SME and micro-businesses in the Local Enterprise Partnership's priority sectors to identify and address current and emergent skills needs and to enhance the labour-market relevance of the local higher-level curriculum offer. 

This project is led by Truro and Penwith College in partnership with the Cornwall College Group, University of Exeter, Falmouth University and the University of Plymouth and has secured £1.97 million from the European Social Fund.

For more information email esf_innovation@truro-penwith.ac.uk or go to https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/working-with-business/how-we-support-you/innovation-in-higher-level-skills

ESF Raising Industry Skills for Employers (RISE)

The ESF Raising Industry Skills for Employers (RISE) project can offer businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly financial support for workforce development across a range of non-accredited and accredited skills programmes.

Employers can apply for a 50% discount (up to £500 per learner) on a variety of eligible Part-Time and Business and Professional courses, which have been informed by the industry-relevant programmes developed and piloted by Truro and Penwith College for the digital, Health and Social Care and Hospitality and Leisure sectors.  

Businesses can also access support through the ESF RISE project for bespoke training solutions and packages that will enhance business performance, productivity and potential for sustainable growth and competitive advantage.

For more information e-mail esftraining@truro-penwith.ac.uk

ESF Projects Match Funded by Cornwall Council and Truro and Penwith College
ESF Skills Help for Individuals and New Enterprises (SHINE)

The ESF Skills Help for Individuals and New Enterprises (SHINE) provides tailored careers advice and financial support for employed or self-employed individuals that will improve their professional prospects, earning potential and job security.

The project can also assist individuals who are thinking about starting a business, or who have started one within the last three years, with support to access a tailored skills plan, engage in networking opportunities, receive expert coaching and mentoring and develop a bespoke business plan.  

For more information email esftraining@truro-penwith.ac.uk 

ESF Projects Match Funded by Cornwall Council and the CSW Group
ESF Ambitions

Ambitions is an exciting partnership project, led by the CSW Group, which seeks to inspire and support unemployed and inactive 15 – 24 year olds in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. 

Truro and Penwith College is focusing its on 15-18 year old students on Level 2 programmes to enhance our existing information, advice and guidance services by offering specific careers and employability support. The project’s service is also available to inactive individuals or NEETs aged 25 and under and is offered across the Truro, Callywith College and Penwith sites, with a newly-launched Job Shop facility developed through the Project available in Penzance.

For more information email ambitions@truro-penwith.ac.uk or go to https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/working-with-business/training-solutions/european-projects/ambitions