Sheffield Skills Bank Training support (Part-funded)

Skills Bank provides employers across the Sheffield City Region access to high-quality training and funding to support skills training that will enable them to develop their business.Many CMBD courses and programmes can be accessed and financially supported through this scheme for eligible businesse

What is the Sheffield Skills Bank?

Skills Bank provides employers across the Sheffield City Region access to high-quality training and funding to support skills training that will enable them to develop their business. Many CMBD courses and programmes can be accessed and financially supported through this scheme for eligible businesses.

Skills Bank is part of The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, a service which exists to help businesses find the best possible support to grow, whether that is investment in Skills and Training, access to finance options, support with innovation or export or even helping new businesses to get off the ground.

The Growth Hub supports the aims of Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to create jobs and drive economic growth by providing local businesses with the tools they need to succeed

What CMBD courses and programmes are supported?

The following CMBD programmes and courses are approved for support by the Sheffield Skills Bank. We would suggest that you discuss your requirements with us prior to making an application as we may be able to assist with this process.

  • CMI Level 7 Strategic Leadership & Management (Distance learning option as well as classroom based programme, with or without CMI qualification)
  • CMI Level 5 Leadership & Management (Distance learning option as well as classroom based programme, with or without CMI qualification)
  • CMI Level 3 Leadership & Management (Distance learning option as well as classroom based programme, with or without CMI qualification)
  • Key account Management
  • Train the Trainer
  • Finance for Non-financial Managers
  • Finance and accounting for Senior Managers
  • Essential Selling Skills
  • Understanding the buyer
  • Sales Management Skills
  • Advanced Selling skills
  • Advanced Negotiation Skills
  • Marketing for SME's
  • Driving Growth through Strategic Marketing
  • Introduction to Mindfulness at Work
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Coaching Remote Teams
  • Leadership Skills

The application process

Guidance notes on applying from the Skills Bank

What do I need to consider in my application?

Applications for Skills Bank need to demonstrate the following:

  1. The business has clear growth plans in the development of their workforce
  2. Immediate and/or emerging skills needs are clearly identified
  3. Training requirements do not (ordinarily) include ‘licence to practice’
  4. Training requirements do not displace existing skills provision which is available through other routes
  5. There must be an explicit link between growth and the training identified. Growth cannot be a ‘consequence’ of the training taking place.
  6. The application must indicate that training requirements have been identified as a result of ambition to grow and expand the business.

What happens once I have applied?

Once you have submitted your Skills Bank application, we will contact you if we require any further information.

Your application will initially be reviewed for suitability to Skills Bank. If you are applying to one of our two new Coronavirus-related programmes we will respond as soon as possible with an application decision.

If approved, we will build your Skills Deal and your application will then be appraised by the Skills Bank Appraisal Panel who will assess your business case for development and/or growth and to what extent training will contribute to growth and impact your business.

If your application is successful, we will email the Skills Deal to you and the Training Provider within 5 working days Any applications for the new rapid response strand of activity will be fast tracked to ensure businesses are supported as quickly as possible.

Your Skills Deal will include;

An outline of the training offered

The name and contact details of the Training Provider Cost of the training

The amount that you will have to pay

If unsuccessful, we will contact you within 14 working days of receipt of your application. You will have the opportunity to resubmit your application following further guidance from a Skills Advisor who can be contacted through the Growth Hub Gateway on email: growthhub@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk

For further guidance on the application process, contact the Growth Hub Gateway on email growthhub@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk. Alternatively, you can request a call back at a time convenient to you here.

The Sheffield City Region Skills Bank project is delivered by Calderdale College on behalf of The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (SCR LEP)

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