In order to keep up with a rapidly changing world, investing in staff through training is essential for a successful business.

However, we know that financing and facilitating staff training can be a challenge for smaller businesses. This is why, with the help of funding from the ESF & SFA, we are giving Bedfordshire businesses the opportunity to train their staff at no cost.

We offer training that supports the development of your employees through work-based learning, in order to improve their existing skills and knowledge. 

How will your business benefit?

• Improved employee skills
• Increased motivation and retention
• Increased profitability
• Improved productivity
• Save money
• Tailored learning, at a place and time to suit your business

How will your employees benefit?

  • An opportunity to learn new skills
  • Better performance at work
  • Improve personal and professional skills
  • Potential for career growth
  • Opportunity to progress to intermediate and higher apprenticeships

Who is it for, and how does it work?

  • We work with small or medium businesses of up to 249 employees, within the Bedfordshire area
  • Eligible employees must be 19 years or above, live and have the right to work in the UK, and currently be employed by a small or medium business, working 24+ hours a week.
  • We will analyse the needs of your business and create training programmes to suit you.
  • We offer training within the workplace, in order to minimise time off the job.

Please note: Employees who already have a Level 2 or higher qualification can still qualify provided their pre-existing qualification is not in the same subject/sector as the training to be undertaken, or if it meets the specific needs of their employer.