Act now to access leadership and management training through the Emerging Leaders programme
A project to deliver leadership and management training to SMEs across Suffolk and Norfolk is approaching it deadline.
The College of West Anglia and its partners were successful in tendering for £250,000 of European Social Fund money to deliver the Emerging Leaders programme.
The funding is available until 31 March 2018 and enables the dedicated support of up to 140 young emerging leaders across the New Anglia LEP area. There are a limited number of places still available so please act quickly to take advantage of the opportunity.
The programme is open to employees aged 19+ working in SMEs registered in New Anglia.
The process starts with a training needs analysis carried out by an experienced assessor in discussion with the employer (free of charge) to identify business skills needs and ensure they meet the aspirations and vision of the business.
This process should then 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, or can be a bespoke programme designed with the help of the employer, to develop leadership skills of the employees.
The project is ESF funded and managed by The College of West Anglia working in partnership with the six other general FE colleges in the New Anglia LEP area. The seven colleges have come together to form the New Anglia Colleges Group and will be delivering the project as a partnership. The New Anglia Colleges Group (NACG) has a wide range of operational relationships already in place across the whole geography and currently works with 4,500 SMEs in New Anglia LEP.