Skills Bank

What does it cost to invest in your staff?

Probably less than you think.

The Skills Bank is a £17 million fund that enables employers based in the Sheffield City Region to invest in their staff, enhance their skills and drive their business forward.

The Chesterfield College Group is an approved provider of Skills Bank training, offering over 100 different courses across a wide range of industries. We can work with you to help put together a bespoke package of training that is eligible for funding of up to 50%, potentially saving thousands of pounds on crucial skills development.

How does it work?

The Skills Bank has been designed with employers in mind. The whole process is quick and easy:

Am I eligible?

You can find out if you are eligible for support by visiting the Sheffield City Skills Bank Website and completing the quick and simple online eligibility checker. Your eligibility will depend on a number of factors, including the location of the primary base for your employees, company size, turnover and the age of employees who require training.

What training is available?

Learning Unlimited, part of the Chesterfield College Group, is offering a wide range of courses and training which have been selected to meet identified skills gaps in the Sheffield City Region. This is training that will make a tangible difference to the skills of your team, training that provides a cost effective way of growing your business or preparing for changes in your industry. Through Learning Unlimited, you can choose from training in accounting and finance, customer service, leadership development, IT skills, marketing and social media, building and construction, engineering, sport and exercise, project management, hospitality and catering, logistics and warehousing and more.

Browse the range of courses on offer below and contact Katie Wheeldon on 01246 500908 or email commercialtraining@chesterfield.ac.uk for further information and help in accessing funding.

Accounting, Finance and Procurement

Intermediate and advanced level courses for those who take care of finance for small businesses or those looking at procurement and international trade.

Find out more

Accounting, Finance and Procurement

Building and Construction

Choose from a wide range of short courses and professional updating qualifications in painting and decorating, plastering, brickwork, plumbing and more.

Find out more

Building and Construction

Customer Service

Courses which every business could benefit from – beginner to advanced training in customer service skills.

Find out more

Customer Service

Design, Fashion and Photography

A range of creative courses in photography, jewellery design, silversmithing and printmaking for those looking to build on existing artistic skills or explore new techniques.

Find out more

Design, Fashion and Photography

Engineering

Courses for those looking to develop their skills in 2D CAD, parametric modelling, electric safety awareness or Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Find out more

Engineering

Health and Social Care

A range of courses for those working in health and social care, including specialist courses in Makaton, dementia awareness and end of life care.

Find out more

Health and Social Care

Hospitality and Catering

Mandatory and essential courses for those working with food, including a high level food safety course for those with a management role.

Find out more

Hospitality and Catering

IT Skills

A range of courses to help staff develop or enhance their skills using Microsoft Office software.

Find out more

IT Skills

Leadership Development

Specialist training designed to turn talented staff into the managers and leaders of tomorrow.

Find out more

Leadership Development

Logistics and Warehousing

Courses aimed at those currently working in a warehousing and logistics environment, including international trade and logistics.

Find out more

Logistics and Warehousing

Marketing, Sales and Social Media

Bring vital marketing and promotion skills into your business, with courses on social media, apps, branding and property sales.

Find out more

Marketing, Sales and Social Media

Project Management

Choose from a beginner’s course up to the valued PRINCE 2 courses, including foundation and practitioner options.

Find out more

Project Management

Sport and Exercise

A range of courses for those looking to further develop their skills and knowledge in sport and fitness, including sports massage therapy and kettlebell instruction.

Find out more

Sport and Exercise

Teaching and Learning Support

Level 2 and 3 courses for those looking to progress into a career as a teacher or teaching assistant.

Find out more

Teaching and Learning Support