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SSSP and BSUP

40% funding for SMEs in York, North Yorkshire & East Riding regions

Wakefield College are a Specialist Skills Provider for the ESF funded projects, Specialist Skills Support Programme (SSSP) and Business Scale Up Development Programme (BSUP), managed by Calderdale College. These projects enable us to provide 40% funding to SMEs in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding regions for a number of qualifications, technical and bespoke training courses as well as for HR consultancy and coaching support.

Support delivered via these programmes is due to end in June/July 2022.

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The Specialist Skills Support Programme

The Specialist Skills Support Programme will deliver a programme of activities to support Micro, Small and/or Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and their employees, enabling them to take advantage of the opportunities for growth and increased prosperity in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding regions.

The Specialist Skills Support Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The Business Scale Up Development Programme

The Business Scale Up Development Programme will deliver a programme of activities to support Micro, Small and/or Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and their employees across the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding regions.

This Programme will develop the capacity of businesses to realise their growth ambitions by providing business support and coaching to increase leadership and management skills in a motivated and expanding workforce. The Business Scale Up Development Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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Funding

Eligible SMEs (see below for eligibility criteria) can receive 40% funding towards the cost of qualifications, technical courses, bespoke training and HR consultancy and coaching support. See below for full list.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for support through this programme the following must apply:

  • The business must have a business premises in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region (Craven, East Riding, Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, York)
  • The business must be a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME): employ fewer than 250 full time equivalent staff and have either a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet of less than €43 million
  • Activity must be delivered in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region
  • Participants must be aged 16 or over, and have the legal right to live and work in the UK
Benefits
  • Enhance employee performance via technical, bespoke and accredited skills training
  • Make your training budget go further
  • Create an inclusive recruitment process
  • Access to HR coaching and consultancy support
  • Access to Leadership and Management qualifications and courses
Part-funded Courses and Support
  • HR Best Practice Workshop
  • HR Best Practice Follow Up Consultancy and Coaching Support
  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting
  • AAT Level 2 Foundation Award in Accounting Software
  • Bespoke Finance Training
  • CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
  • CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management
  • Bespoke HR Training
  • Introduction to Business
  • Bespoke Introduction to Microsoft Excel
  • Bespoke Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Hydraulics
  • Introduction to Pneumatics
  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Coded Welding Training and Tests
  • CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership
  • CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership
  • CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership
  • CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership
  • Bespoke Leadership and Management Training
Enquiries

For further information or to make an enquiry, please email David White – d.white@wakefield.ac.uk

Specialist Skills Support Programme (SSSP)
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