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Skills and Business Workforce Development

The UpSkilling Lancashire project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and provides support to employers to increase the skills and capabilities of their workforce.

This includes identifying workforce skills gaps and training needs. We provide a range of solutions including access to innovative projects linked to capacity building, work placements, degree apprenticeships and identifying appropriate training and skills support.

How will it benefit my business?

We can benefit your business by providing support in the following areas:

  • Business-needs analysis
  • Identifying areas for capacity building and development for your workforce
  • Skills reviews
  • Strategic planning
  • Information and advice on accessing Levy support for education and training
  • Mentoring and leadership development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Placements

What will it involve?

A member of our team visits your business to discuss your business plans and objectives. We identify workforce training requirements such as workshops and courses, and upskilling opportunities such as degree apprenticeships. We also make referrals to one of our partner organisations as appropriate and refer to other skills related projects and business support agencies.

Project partners

The project partnership is led by the University of Central Lancashire, working with Burnley College, Calico Group, Edge Hill University, Forest of Bowland (Area of Outstanding Beauty) Project, Lancaster & Morecambe College, Myerscough College and Preston’s College.

Eligibility

The UpSkilling Lancashire project works with businesses based in Lancashire, employing 250 employees or less and showing either an annual turnover that is equal to or less than 50million Euros or a balance sheet total that is equal to or less than 43million Euros.

Contact us

UpSkilling Lancashire

Email: business@uclan.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1772 895500

Twitter: @UCLanBusiness

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