As part of the Liverpool City Region Local Growth Deal with Government, the City Region have been awarded £3.05m across 2016/17 and 2017/18 to deliver a Skills for Growth programme of training support to businesses including independent and impartial advice through a Brokerage Service working across the Liverpool City Region.
The Brokerage Service will provide a gateway to skills provision and financial support for training with Skills Brokers supporting businesses to identify their training needs. Brokers will also advise on Apprenticeship reforms including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, Digital Apprenticeship Service and changes to how Apprenticeship Standards are developed.
Skills for Growth financial support for training will support eligible businesses within the Liverpool City Region to co-invest in improving the skills and productivity of their workforce to enable growth. Funding is available to companies based in the Liverpool City Region Local Authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral.
Financial support for training is subject to eligibility regarding size of your company, type of training and co-investment made by the employer.
Skills for Growth Funding can be used for a number of training courses with Wirral Chamber including Chartered Management Institute and National Accredited Trade Training. To access to Skills For Growth funding please visit here.