The Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs project supports SMEs in accessing free bespoke, employer-led training, career coaching and advice to up-skill their employees in vocational and high-level technical skills.
NTU currently offer three fully-funded course to employees of SMEs:
Women in Leadership is a three-day course which is designed to help women in SMEs to develop their careers and their capability to manage and lead
Sustainability and Inclusive Leadership (SAIL) is a three-day course focusing on increase climate literacy and sustainability in local SMEs, and how this is connected to COVID-19 recovery.
Practical Marketing Skills is a four-day course accredited at level 3 for business owners, managers and employees of SMEs to increase their marketing knowledge, promote their products and services, and grow their reputation.

Who will benefit?

The project will specifically support employees who may face additional barriers to high-level skills, including:

  • Women
  • Employees aged 50+
  • Employees with disabilities
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff
  • those who have previously missed out on traditional educational opportunities

This project is all about enhancing equal access to lifelong learning, including practical routes to earning learning credits towards further qualifications. Many of those completing the course could receive credits towards further qualifications, such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate.
Most SMEs in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are eligible for support.
For more information please visit the website

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