WHAT IS THE NORTH EAST WORKFORCE SKILLS PROGRAMME?

WHAT IS THE NORTH EAST WORKFORCE SKILLS PROGRAMME?

The North East Workforce Skills Programme is a European Social Fund project that aims to upskill the workforce within Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. The programme promotes

  • Education
  • Skills and lifelong learning, offering employers higher level Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Training solutions, to support them to sustain and grow their businesses

The programme aims to support 17,560 employed participants by September 2023. The North East Workforce Skills Programme is being delivered by a consortium of Further and Higher Education training providers in the North East.

The University of Sunderland is the lead partner in the consortium, which will deliver the European Social Fund Programme worth £14,862,142.

Benefits

Utilise funding

Funded CPD to address your business needs.

Use your levy spend

There is no cash match required from employers, just use your Apprenticeship Levy.

Choose the training provider

You can choose the training provider that suits your needs best. You can also choose more than one of our training providers.

Develop your workforce's skills

Use your levy contributions to develop your workforce’s skills, where you need them.

What is available?

Employers can utilise the ESF funding to address CPD requirements within their business up to a maximum of €200,000 over a three year period if private sector, and with no limit if public sector. Levy paying employers have provided the Match Funding to support the ESF contract, this ensures that the programme can be accessed by all employers.

Consortium partners have put together an offer for employers that includes a variety of CPD and training solutions.

See the University of Sunderland courses
See what our partners offer