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Branch Out in STEM

The Branch Out in STEM project aims to sup­port employ­ees from SMEs oper­at­ing in STEM indus­tries across Not­ting­hamshire and Der­byshire to access free train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, career coach­ing and advice to devel­op their skills in pri­or­i­ty areas rel­e­vant to their role.

Funded courses

We are cur­rent­ly work­ing on devel­op­ing our fund­ed cours­es for the Branch Out in STEM project and the fol­low­ing cours­es are now available:

To reg­is­ter your inter­est in these or any upcom­ing cours­es, please email hls@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk.

Who will benefit from this project?

The project is open to all peo­ple work­ing in eli­gi­ble SMEs, how­ev­er we aim to sup­port employ­ees who may face addi­tion­al bar­ri­ers to high-lev­el skills, including:

  • Women
  • Employ­ees aged 50
  • Employ­ees with disabilities 
  • Black, Asian and Minor­i­ty Eth­nic (BAME) staff 
  • Those who have pre­vi­ous­ly missed out on tra­di­tion­al edu­ca­tion­al opportunities 

This project is about enhanc­ing equal access to life­long learn­ing, includ­ing prac­ti­cal routes to help enable indi­vid­u­als to progress onto fur­ther qualifications. 

Who is eligible?

SMEs based that are based in the D2N2 area (Der­by, Der­byshire, Not­ting­ham and Not­ting­hamshire) are eli­gi­ble for support.

Small and medi­um-sized enter­pris­es (SMEs) are defined as: 

  • Less than 250 employees 
  • Annu­al turnover under EUR 50 mil­lion or; 
  • Annu­al bal­ance sheet less than EUR 43 million 

This project is part-fund­ed by the Euro­pean Social Fund (ESF).

Contact us

Sup­port through the ESF High Lev­el Skills pro­gramme is avail­able to SMEs across D2N2 until Decem­ber 2023.

If you are inter­est­ed in access­ing these ser­vices or would like to know more, con­tact our team on hls@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk or by call­ing 0115 945 7260

What are the rest of the consortium offering?

Not­ting­ham Col­lege is part of a con­sor­tium work­ing togeth­er to deliv­er this ground-break­ing pro­gramme, which is fund­ed by the Euro­pean Social Fund (ESF). The con­sor­tium includes Not­ting­ham Col­lege, Not­ting­ham Trent Uni­ver­si­ty, Der­by Col­lege, Uni­ver­si­ty of Der­by, Enable, Work­ers Edu­ca­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion (WEA), East Mid­lands Cham­ber, D2N2 Growth Hub and Insti­tute of Directors.

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