Fully funded training courses to help your business grow
Employees will benefit from a wide variety of training courses like leadership and management, technical skills training and higher level skills relevant to your business. Completing the training can help your employees continue to higher level qualifications, take on more responsibility and progress in their careers.
Skills Support for the Workforce is a programme developed to up skills employees within small and medium-sized businesses in Dorset. The programme provides recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employee’s skills, and increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. We deliver this programme on behalf of Serco.

We can work with you to develop a bespoke training programme relevant to your business needs, and because this programme is co-funded by The European Social Fund (ESF) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) you can support your workforce at no extra cost to you or your business.

Benefits for your employees and business

  • Training is tailored to the specific needs of your business
  • Can be more cost-effective than hiring skilled employees
  • Increases employee confidence, motivation and productivity
  • Improves employee loyalty and retention by making them feel valued
  • Fully-flexible training: pick full qualifications or mix and match individual units to suit your business
  • On-the-job vocational training to meet individual needs; including taught learning, workplace assessment, WebEx and online training
  • Fully funded training – no cost to your business or employees

Dorset key priority sectors

The fully funded training is available for eligible businesses in Dorset, in the following priority sectors:

  • Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing (Aerospace, Defence and Marine Technology)
  • Agri-tech, Food & Drink
  • Creative Industries (Silicon South)
  • Environmental Goods & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Accomodation & Food Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Public, Administration, Education & Health
  • Wholesale, Retail & Motor Trade
  • Other sectors maybe eligible, please contact us to find out