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European Social Fund

Here you can find the many ways Wiltshire College & University Centre works with the European Social Fund to create new courses and upskill the workforce.

Courses part funded by ESF

We work with Careers Education Information and Guidance Swindon and Wiltshire to:

Raise the aspirations of young people and local businesses so that young people can enter and sustain careers using STEM-skills in a range of local businesses.

Which is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Upskilling your Workforce with Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Wiltshire. We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. Wiltshire College & University Centre is part of Serco’s network of expert organisations chosen to deliver the SSW programme in your area. Because SSW is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we can support your workforce at no extra cost to your business.

Apprenticeships and Adults Education Funded Courses

The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.

Building Bridges

The College works with The Building Bridges programme. Building Bridges is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, via the Big Lottery Fund. You can find out more about our funding and our programme partners on the Building Bridges website. Wiltshire college works with anyone who needs help and support with access to education, train or employment. To make a referral or for more information please contact Communities First.

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