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Pri­or­i­ty Skills for D2N2

The Pri­or­i­ty Skills for D2N2 SMEs project aims to sup­port SMEs across Not­ting­hamshire and Der­byshire to access free bespoke, employ­er-led train­ing, staff devel­op­ment, career coach­ing and advice to upskill their employ­ees in voca­tion­al and high-lev­el tech­ni­cal skills.

Not­ting­ham Col­lege are offer­ing a range of short, sharp, bespoke cours­es designed around the needs of your busi­ness. These cours­es are devel­oped through co-design with the rel­e­vant indus­try to ensure they are fit for pur­pose and help to address the cur­rent skills short­ages in the D2N2 area.

Funded Courses

We are cur­rent­ly work­ing on devel­op­ing our fund­ed cours­es for the Pri­or­i­ty Skills for SMEs project. To reg­is­ter your inter­est in upcom­ing cours­es, please email hls@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk.

Who will benefit from this project?

The project will specif­i­cal­ly 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 earn­ing learn­ing cred­its towards 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).

Case studies

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, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Der­by, and Not­ting­ham City Council.

  • Der­by Col­lege
    Bespoke cre­ation of cours­es depend­ing on indi­vid­ual needs deliv­ered through e‑learning and face-to-face deliv­ery, and bi-month­ly employ­er acad­e­mies to influ­ence the curriculum. 
  • Not­ting­ham Trent Uni­ver­si­ty
    Lead­er­ship and man­age­ment cours­es designed to help women in SMEs to devel­op their careers and their capa­bil­i­ty to man­age and lead with­in their organisations. 
  • Uni­ver­si­ty of Der­by
    A suite of new, high-qual­i­ty blend­ed learn­ing cours­es cov­er­ing busi­ness, mar­ket­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, engi­neer­ing and technology 
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