Skills and training

Effective management and development of your staff can help your business improve its performance and achieve key objectives, however, developing your workforce’s skills takes time and can be costly, it is therefore important to plan an effective development programme.

For information on the business training available to help develop your skills and the skills of your workforce, please visit Workforce Development for businesses.

Learn Direct

Learn Direct can help you create a structured programme of learning to suit your business. They offer a wide range of online courses that can be completed in small chunks and at a time and place convenient to you and also offer training that can be completed at work.  To find out more, please visit the Learn Direct website or telephone 01202 006 464.

Investors in People

The Investors in People standard provides a flexible framework, which any organisation can adapt for its own requirements. An `Investor in People' develops effective strategies to improve the performance of the organisation through its people.

To find out more about becoming an 'Investor in People' and why it may benefit your organisation, please visit the Investors in People website.

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Economic Development team

Page last reviewed: 31 January 2020