Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) project is to help improve the skills of employees in small or medium-sized businesses. Funded by the European Social Fund, this is an opportunity for individuals to update their skills and knowledge and for employers to plug their skills gap.

Benefits for business:

Improve the skills of existing workforce

Increase staff retention and loyalty

Enhanced productivity and effectiveness

Supports future objectives and growth

Flexible delivery – to suit business demands

Save money on the training budget

Benefits for employees:

Learn new skills

Enhance career prospects

Improve performance

Progress to higher level training and qualifications

Range of job-specific courses on offer

Who’s it for?

Workers aged 19 or over

SME businesses – up to 250 employees

Voluntary workers (volunteering for 8+ hours per week)


Sole traders

New business start- ups

What training is available?

Training is provided by a network of providers in Cornwall including; Cornwall College & Duchy College, Truro & Penwith College, Petroc College,  Adult Education, DMTBS, ETS, Focus, GHQ  and those forming The Cornwall Learning Partnership.

Each training provider offer a wide range of courses and qualifications and bespoke packages to suit both the employee and business needs, all leading to a recognised qualification. Much of the training can take place on-site to fit in with the demands of your business.

There are countless courses available, ranging from first aid and health and safety training, to project planning and developing your business techniques.

If you’d like to find out more please contact:

Gill Brinsden

Employer Careers Adviser

Tel: 07810 871917