What is ESF funded training?

As an award-winning training provider we’re constantly working on behalf of companies to give them access to the best training that they need – whether that’s a full qualification or a bespoke course designed specifically for your business – we’re here to help.

That’s why we’re so excited to tell you that if you’re in certain areas of the UK we’re able to offer you funding for courses!

We’ve been working round the clock to bring funding to your area and help businesses make the most out of their people through constant progression, with many courses available to help your business exceed expectations.

Check out if you qualify below.

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The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progession; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progession; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can also access the funding if they hold a degree.

This funding is provided for employee progression; this means that all courses need to be used to aid an employees career.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications.

Learners need to be employed and can access the funding if they hold a degree.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

We can offer either full qualifications or units from a selection of qualifications,

Learners need to be employed and can access the funding if they hold a degree.

POTENTIAL COURSES:

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

The funding is to be used to support the employer to grow in the local area

This area covers the following: Aylesbury Vale; Cherwel; Milton Keynes; Bedfordshire; Luton; South Northampton; Northampton; Daventry; Corby; Kettering.

POTENTIAL COURSES:
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • TEAM LEADING
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

Skills Support for the Workforce in Solent

We are pleased to offer eligible businesses in Solent fully funded, level 3 accredited courses that might be of value to your people, working in partnership with CSW through European Social Funding.

We can work with you to develop a bespoke training programme relevant to your needs, and because this programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) a wide range of training can be accessed at no cost to your business. Successful team members that are interested would gain a nationally recognised unitised Level 3 certificate.

The LEP have identified the following key sectors for skills support in Solent:

  • Marine and maritime
  • Engineering advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace and defence
  • Construction
  • Life sciences
  • Health
  • Digital & information economy
  • Digital & creative industries
  • Oil and gas
  • Clean green tech
  • Transport and logistics
  • Visitor economy

Other sectors are also eligible to access funded training.

POTENTIAL COURSES:
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • BUSINESS ADMIN
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RETAIL
  • WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE
  • SALES
  • SPECTATOR SAFETY

Progression routes

Upon completion learners have the option to progress onto further / higher education or a variety of apprenticeship standards.

Next steps To get things moving, we would need to complete some employer documents & plan enrolment sessions for interested learners onto their courses. We will also arrange to complete a Training Needs Analysis form with you as the employer.

Solent Employer Case Study 

Daisy Wholesale is an award-winning telecoms and IT services provider, serving over 1,000 partners across the UK channel with a local office in Eastleigh. As part of the Daisy Group Ltd., the business has established relationships with carriers and networks throughout the industry, enabling the business to offer services and products spanning fixed line, mobile, data and cloud services.

The nature of our business means we employ customer service executives, call centre staff, procurement and supply teams, sales teams and operations/data analytics teams etc and we had identified a need for training in sales, customer service, IT and Management which the TESS Training Group were able to support us with using European Social Funding which is available across the Solent area via the CSW Group and the Solent LEP.

The TESS Trainer took time to consider the needs of our business and I was guided by her experience to identify the skill ‘gaps’ and the type of training that would be most beneficial to the needs and demands of our business and people.

Training was set up across a series of workshops to capture all those who wished to take part. Given that we run call centres and have to work to deadlines and targets, the TESS trainer worked closely with us to logistically plan the best way of ensuring everyone received their training whilst meeting the needs of the business, and minimising disruption to our teams.

Over 50 members of staff have engaged in the training offer which has given staff a great understanding of Management, Customer Service and Sales, good guidance and structure on how to approach their work, better ways to manage more efficiently and juggle the demands of the role, and overall, some positive motivation regarding future progression. As a result of this training, we have already seen an increase in requests to join the government apprenticeship scheme.

The impact in terms of staff morale/customer feedback/productivity has been significant. Our people feel they have been ‘invested in’ and it has boosted morale and productivity within the teams. This has led to staff being more proactive, enthusiastic and positive, and feeling overall more able to manage the significant demands of the roles they work in.

The response and feedback to the training and the way it was presented has been excellent – the personal interaction and ‘hands on approach’ by the TESS trainer was especially well received. We feel very lucky to have benefitted from so much professional training via the European Social Fund!

We are already in talks with TESS to discuss rolling out training to our other locations and teams!

Emma Sewell-Hunter
Daisy Wholesale

contact us for information

To find out more information on which courses you can receive funding for, how the funding works or any further questions, contact us using the form opposite and one of our team will get in touch.

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