ESF Developing Leaders Project

Aspiring and existing leaders from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have an exciting opportunity to develop their careers and enhance their skills and qualifications through this £1.5 million European Social Fund project, delivered by Truro and Penwith College Business.

What is it?

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

Courses available range from the ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills (ideal for supervisors), through to middle management and up to strategic leadership programmes for senior managers. Truro and Penwith College Business are 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 for employers where appropriate.

Our ideas regarding people management, process management and efficiencies as a business is stronger because of the course.
There is no rule book on how to grow a business, the College has given us many tools to allow us to add value to our people and organisation.

Andrew Lee, operations manager and ILM Management Level 5 learner


Developing Leaders Courses

Part-funding may be available* - subject to availability

Financial support towards Leadership and Management or Coaching qualifications with Truro and Penwith College Business are available through Developing Leaders Programme - subject to eligibility.

*Course candidates must be employed within a SME or public sector business and be financially supported by their employer to access funding.


Ascentis L2 Award Forest School07 Nov3 days
ILM L2 Leadership & Team Skills02 Dec3 days
ILM L2 Leadership & Team Skills04 Dec online9 sessions
ILM L3 Leadership & Management08 Dec5 days
ILM L3 Leadership & Management09 Dec online10 sessions
ILM L5 Leadership & Management18 Jan online12 sessions
ILM L2 Leadership & Team Skills02 Mar3 days

Delivered at:

Haven House Conference and Training Centre, 
(Part of Truro & Penwith College)
Quay Street, Truro, TR1 2UY

*Part-funding may be available - subject to availability.

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

Heather, Outreach Officer for Next Steps Southwest

Developing Leaders ILM Course attendee Heather also 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."

About Truro & Penwith College Business

Truro and Penwith College is widely respected as one of the best tertiary colleges in the country. From campuses in Truro and Penzance, the College offers a diverse range of educational choices, supported by outstanding resources and purpose-built facilities. Truro and Penwith College has again been awarded Grade 1 in all key judgments, and secured 'Outstanding' status, following a four-day inspection visit in February by a team of 11 Ofsted inspectors.

Truro and Penwith College Business is the professional training arm of the College and works in partnership with businesses across Cornwall to provide training, professional qualifications and Apprenticeships in a wide range of areas.

About the Developing Leaders Project

The ESF Developing Leaders Project is part of Investment Priority 2.1, enhancing equal access to lifelong learning and is delivered by Truro and Penwith College Business, Developing Leaders will deliver a strategic approach to developing leadership capabilities and upskilling the workforce in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 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.

European Social Fund

The Developing Leaders project has received £1.5 million of funding from 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 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:

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

ESF Developing Leaders Project Coordinator: Madeline Richardson


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