Skills Lab and Skills Store

We are absolutely delighted to be a partner in the Sustainable Business and Future Skills programme. As part of that, we will be delivering two projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; Skills Lab and Skills Store.

Running until December 2023, both projects will help adult social care SMEs (maximum of 250 employees) by supporting workers to get the most out of their careers through flexible access to a range of training and skill-based opportunities.

Skills Lab – will help care sector businesses support their staff with skills and training in order to support growth and development.

Skills Store – will help people already working in care in adult and social care who want to develop their own skillset and further their career.

These projects will provide opportunities for care organisations to build on their recovery and growth plans following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also ensure that as businesses, they are well equipped with a talented workforce who have the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on the future of care.

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Skills Lab - Caring For Your Business

The Skills Lab will promote awareness of the need for relevant skills provision in the local care business community.

Our team will work with you to review the current skills, knowledge and confidence of your workforce, and match those against your ambitions for improvement and growth. We’ll then be able to identify and support relevant learning opportunities for your workforce – including funded opportunities to help your business grow towards its full potential.

Our offer includes access to a ‘Workplace Learning Grant’, which will range from £750 to £3,000 (subject to criteria).

Skills Lab can also support your business by providing back-fill costs, which will allow you to release your staff for learning opportunities (up to 10 hours per learner).

More details will be released soon, but our learning opportunities and events will include;

  • A range of ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes, which will enable your business to establish a sustainable model of in-house training, particularly around mandatory training requirements
  • Dementia Awareness Training
  • Positive Behaviour Support and de-escalation techniques
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are hoping to work with 40 SME adult social care organisations. If you would like
to know more or are interested in being part of Skills Lab, please complete the contact form below.

Skills Store - Your Career in Care

The Skills Store is a B2B and B2C project that will deliver fully funded courses and learning time to support people working in adult social care in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly. We can work with both businesses and individual care workers from SMEs across the county.

With resources to support 320 learners with a range of qualifications and skills, we will be able to signpost you to funded learning opportunities that support your career pathway in adult social care.

To find out more about Skills Store, please use the contact form below. 

Key Pillars

People-focused – our priority is helping people – through care, through our support for carers and care sector businesses.
Support your potential – we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your potential, whether as a business or an individual – and how you can achieve your own personal goals.
Tailored to you – our bespoke training is designed to fill the gaps in your skillset, wherever they may lie, so that you are supported exactly where you need it.
Inclusive community – we celebrate the diversity of our community and create an environment where everyone is welcomed regardless of where they are in their journey.
Recovery and Growth – our mission is to guide you through any economic phases of recovery, including COVID-19, resulting in enhanced resilience and flexibility, and ultimately helping to retain more key workers in the care sector.

Contact Form

Please contact us using the contact form to find out more about these two ESF programmes.

    Are you a SME, or are you employed by a SME? (Maximum 250 employees)

    Which project are you interested in?