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Skills support for the workplace

Free support and up-skilling opportunities for your business.

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Funded by the European Social Fund, Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme provides a range of free support and up-skilling opportunities to help small to medium-sized businesses based in the Tees Valley fill their skill gaps and grow within industry. It will help you upskill your workforce and grow your business.

See below the courses we have available:

  • Award in requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018
  • Award in inspection and testing (2391-52)
  • Award in service inspections and testing of electrical equipment (PAT Testing)
  • NVQ in Curtain Wall Installation
  • NVQ Certificate in Domestic Facia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installations
  • NVQ Diploma in Kitchen Services
  • Electrical for Non-Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical for Non-Mechanical Engineering
  • The Safe and Competent use of Abrasive Wheels
  • Electrical Safety Training
  • Risk Assessments
  • Rigging and Slinging
  • Safe Isolation
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • First Aid at Work
  • CITB Safety Passport

Click here to view all our training courses

Contact the team

If you would like to find out how our team can support your business with free Skills Support for the Workforce training, contact Anna Gorman at

Talk to us about your next step

Our friendly team are always happy to help! Get in touch with us to get your questions answered and to find out more about apprenticeships, or sign up to our monthly bulletin for the latest vacancies.