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Current Funding Opportunities

The Skills Service

The Skills Service offers a unique package of training and support for SMEs in the Leeds City Region.

  • Planning: Free Skills Plan session for SMEs to plan employee training and stay ahead of industry trends.
  • Funding: 40% funding from the European Social Fund towards training your workforce (eligible businesses only*).
  • Training: Training and education opportunities across the region.

*SMEs in the Leeds City Region, participants must be in employment and 18+. Full eligibility at The Skills Service is managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The University of York a‌re delighted to publicise the following courses as deliverable under our awarded contract with The Skills Service which are available to book now:


Advanced Coaching and Mentoring (CMI Level 5 or 7)

Management Development Programme


As part of The Skills Service, we are also able to offer the following programmes on demand and bespoke to your companies needs:

Coaching and Mentoring (Essentials) , Creative Leadership, Team Development Training, Capacity for Challenge, Time Management, Presentation Skills, Managing Customer Relations, Delegation Skills, Negotiation Skills and Building Resilience Skills.

Please contact the team to discuss your requirements. 

Further skills funding opportunities in the region:

 York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Make it York

Contact details

CPD Unit
The University of York
RCH/132, Ron Cooke Hub
YO10 5GE

Tel: 01904 325145

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