Funded training to help your

business progress


  • A training needs analysis for your business, identifying the skills you need to support your business ambitions
  • Flexible training – pick full qualifications or mix and match
    individual units to suit your business needs
  • On-the-job vocational training to meet individual and business needs including taught learning, workplace assessment, distance learning and online learning
  • Learning pathways for your employees enabling them to
    progress within your organisation onto higher level qualifications or apprenticeships
  •  Recognised accredited qualifications and training courses
  • Become a more efficient business with improved profitability
  • Create and develop a highly skilled workforce delivering quality outputs for your customers and improving your business performance
  • Improved staff satisfaction and motivation, reducing staff turnover
  • Become more appealing to a wider audience of potential new recruits 
  • Gain a competitive advantage in your marketplace and improved chance of winning new business

SSW is co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. This means you can access a wide range of training at no cost* to your business.

Skills Support for the Workforce is all about progress.

We can help you progress your career, education and business.


    SSW focuses on small and medium sized businesses (less than 250 employees) based within the Heart of the South West LEP area. Individuals taking up funded training** through SSW must be:

    • Legally resident in the UK
    • Able to take paid employment in the UK
    • Employed or self-employed
    • Aged 16 or above
      **other eligibility criteria may apply
    SSW also offers training for individuals at risk of redundancy or recently made redundant. Contact us for more information 
    “Everything was well organised from the start and we had a mixture of on and off site training, so we could upskill our key staff with minimal disruption to production. Two staff members have been promoted since the training to more senior positions. Attending this bespoke management course gave them confidence to move forward in their careers.”

    “Fantastic session today with Daz Davey from Currere Performance Coaching and Education + Training Skills working on Attitude – The Game Changer with some of the team. Definitely recommend to any company. Amazing how attitude influences you more than knowledge & skills!”

    “We attended the GDPR Course with ETS which was a great learning curve for us. Not only did it open our eyes to internal data which needs securing but answered questions regarding data we hold on behalf of clients. The documents provided by ETS will be a massive help and save us hours of time. A course we can’t recommend highly enough!”


    “Really insightful and informative course. Had little knowledge or  confidence on the new regulations but now feel confident we can put in place the key structures to ensure we are in alignment with the new regulations. Was great to hear from individuals who have put in place structures and were kind enough to offer resource to help with our own workplace. Great course- would recommend.”