Skills Support for Emerging Leaders

If so, we have the perfect training plan for you…

We realise that financing staff training can be challenging for smaller companies, which is why East Coast College in partnership with local regional colleges are offering the Skills Support for Emerging Leaders project, delivering training funded, or part-funded, by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The fund can deliver skills training to your employees who are aged 19 or over, who have lived in the EU for the last 3 years and who are seen as ‘emerging leaders’ in your organisation.

Training is available in a range of areas including:

To ensure the training meets your needs, we carry out a 3-stage ‘skills health’ check before training begins – this is completely free of charge. This will identify business skills needs to ensure we meet the aspirations and vision of the business, as well as identify skills gaps for those employees showing potential to progress to team leader, supervisor or management positions.

The training can be in the form of accredited units from technical or management qualifications such as ILM, or can be a bespoke programme designed with the help of the employer, to develop leadership skills of the employees.

For more information, please contact Kevin Bayes at or Ferlin Quantrill at

For further information on the Emerging Leaders course, please see the below documents.

Emerging Leaders People Management Skills Development

Emerging Leaders Project Progression to Higher Level Apprenticeships

Emerging Leaders Project Voluntary Sector

Emerging Leaders Project Management Skills Development

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