The Leicester and Leicestershire Leadership and Management Skills Project

NB:  This programme is no longer accepting new applications as it ends on 31 July 2018.  For information on alternative support please contact or call 0116 366 8487

This exciting programme, the Leicester and Leicestershire Leadership and Management Skills project, is managed by Calderdale College, and offers a wide range of leadership and management skills training to meet the needs of LLEP area individual businesses in a format and at times to suit them!  The skill levels on offer range from level 2 to level 4, and the training content can be entirely bespoke to meet the needs of a particular business/group of employees or the content can be formulated to lead to highly regarded, externally accredited qualifications.  It is unusual for higher skill level training and management training such as this, in particular, to be available on a fully funded basis through Government funding. You may be aware that the LLEP Skills for the Future research in 2016 highlighted a growing need for leadership and management skills within businesses, so this is an ideal offer for organisations to access, at no cost to the employer!

The Leicester and Leicestershire Leadership and Management Skills project aims to supply employer need led leadership and management training, through regulated learning and non-regulated activity, and will be useful to current and future supervisors, managers and senior managers within any business sector. The training will be particularly beneficial for businesses managing change or anticipating growth, for instance, businesses in the LLEP key growth sectors:

·        Creative industries

·        Advanced manufacturing and engineering

·        Food and drink

·        Logistics and distribution

·        Professional and financial services

·        Textiles

·        Tourism and hospitality

·        Low carbon

The programme aims to help 1053 employees aged 17+ within 500 LLEP area SME and large employers.  71% of learners are expected, and will be supported to, progress either in-work (through promotion, a pay increase or through taking on additional responsibilities), into further learning or into a higher apprenticeship. Calderdale College manage the programme and eleven sub-contractors are responsible for delivery of the project to employers.

The project has a focus on three target groups: Micro-businesses; Female –owned businesses and BME-owned businesses (although is its not limited to these groups).

The delivery methodology begins with a training needs assessment (TNA) being provided for employers. A training plan is then agreed with the employer based on the needs identified through the TNA process. The employer identifies the employees that they believe would benefit from the learning and individual learning plans (ILPs) are developed with each individual. These plans will specify a variety of regulated learning and non-regulated activities that address the needs identified in the TNA. After the learning has taken place further support is given, including mentoring where helpful, to enable the learner to progress in work, into further learning or into a higher apprenticeship.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for our fully funded training, your business must:

* Be based in the Leicester or Leicestershire

* Be a large, medium or small employer

* Be seeking skills training to support a clear growth plan and address skills gaps and shortages.


Local case study

A chartered accountancy firm based in Leicester recently benefitted from this training. With 30 employees, the organisation is keen to continually nurture and develop its staff. They realise that continuous staff development ensures that they keep up with new ways of working that ultimately enable them to find the best solutions for their clients.

Prospect Training (Yorkshire) Ltd., one of the providers of the leadership and management skills project, initially supported this Leicester firm by helping them to undertake a training needs assessment (TNA). The structured format of the TNA worked well for the company, revealing that members of the management team had some training needs associated with new roles they had recently taken on. Bespoke training was developed to equip these managers for their new roles and to support delegation and communication across the organisation. Following the successful roll out of this training, the organisation is keen to address some further learning needs amongst its junior staff members. The company have appreciated the professional approach taken by Prospect Training (Yorkshire) Ltd and the structured, albeit flexible format of the TNA and training delivery.


Want to know more or tap into this offer?  For an informal conversation, please call 0845 644 3753

For the enquiry form please click here.

The programme ends on  31.07.2018