Funded Training - Worcestershire

Do you want to upskill your managers and get money back?

Is your company based in Worcestershire or do you have employees that live in Worcestershire? If you do, then you might be eligible for the SkillsBoost Worcestershire programme. This is a new funding scheme to help organisations with the costs of upskilling and training your employees.

Your business can upskill its employees for up to £12,000 and claim 50% of the costs back (up to £6000) from the SkillsBoost programme.

SkillsBoost is funded via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, distributed via all the District Councils within Worcestershire and delivered in partnership between Worcestershire Growth Hub and Worcestershire County Council.


Help your employees to drive business growth:

  • For businesses based outside of Worcestershire, the employee must live in either Bromsgrove, Worcester City, or Wyre Forest
  • For businesses based in Malvern or Wychavon, the employee can live anywhere
  • For businesses based in Bromsgrove, Redditch, Worcester City or Wyre Forest, the employee must live in Worcestershire 
  • The grant supports accredited, non accredited and bespoke training 
  • All businesses of any size is eligible 
  • No one individual employee can have more than a £1500 funding grant 
  • The business maximum grant is £6000
  • Available for one year between 1st April 2024 - 31st March 2025. Please note that training can start after 31st March 2025 but needs to be invoiced before 31st March 2025. 

What training can you undertake?

This exciting funding programme does not exclude any type of people management or soft skills training. Here is a flavour of what your team can do:

Accredited ILM Training Mental Health & Wellbeing Remaining Compliant Practical HR Skills for Managers People Partnerships & Bespoke Team Skills 
Our suite of leadership and management courses accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management are designed to fulfil the requirements of modern management. Courses, from Levels 2 - 5, are available online via Zoom or we can discuss in-house courses for your team. As employers, our approach to mental health should be the same as any other health condition. We have a duty of care to our employees. That's why our suite of mental health training will support managers and team members to identify and deal with the early signs of poor mental health.  The introduction of the Worker's Protection Act in October 2024 will place onus on the employer to protect employees from harassment. Understanding what they can and can't say with training is a good place to start. Equally, having money back whilst doing it is an even bigger bonus.  Equipping managers with essential HR knowledge and Employment Law know-how empowers them to deal with issues effectively or prevent them from occurring in the first place. This allows the HR team to get on with the bigger picture. Moreover, work operations are streamlined ensuring productivity.  We can work with you to develop your team and help your business grow. We can align training with business objectives to create a confident and capable team. A customised learning plan will aid job satisfaction and staff retention. At the same time, you can address workforce planning and long term training needs.  Ensuring your team is not only compliant but also capable of working collaboratively to achieve business goals is a must. From team building exercises like Insights Discovery to Dignity at Work, you will foster an environment of growth, empowering employees to reach their full potential. 



 "The training was delivered in a good working environment. There were opportunities for my team to ask questions and have insightful discussion. My team were able to apply their new knowledge within their role immediately" - HR Manager, Roxel Propulsion Systems 


Get in touch today to upskill your team and get money back. Email info@hrchampions.co.uk or call 01452 331331.