• UKSPF Shropshire Skills Hub

Shropshire Skills Hub is offering Fully Funded vocational qualifications to economically active individuals (employed or actively looking for work) resident in the Shropshire Council Local Authority area.

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce is working in partnership with three local delivery partners: AC Training, SBC Training, and Shrewsbury Colleges Group, although courses are not limited to these providers.

The Programme is here to support individuals engage with local education and training providers to obtain a fully funded vocational licence, certificate, or qualification. These will provide professional knowledge, technical skills, and work experience relevant to a particular career and occupation, e.g. car mechanics or cosmetology.

An example course list is available on request, and specialist Information, Advice and Guidance is available to guide you in the right direction, if required.

UKSPF Shropshire Skills Hub aims to contribute to economic development, retention of talent, creation of new skills, and potential career progression by retraining and upskilling local people. By addressing local skills needs we hope to create high skill, high wage job opportunities for Shropshire individuals and improve productivity rates.

What vocational qualifications, including certificates and licences, can be funded?

  • Vocational refers to training and qualifications giving professional knowledge, technical skills, and work experience relevant to a particular career and occupation, e.g. car mechanics or cosmetology.
  • Vocational license is a document that recognises the individual as a qualified professional in a particular trade or business.
  • Mandatory training (e.g., job-search related / CV writing) and other non-vocational / non-educational support, such as confidence building, life-skills and personal effectiveness support cannot be considered as education or vocational training in this context (even though such activities may, of course, be useful and important support measures).
  • All qualifications must be achieved/completed and evidenced by the end of February 2025.
  • Each individual is limited to one fully funded course through this programme, costing up to a maximum of £2,000 (subject to funding availability). If the required course costs more than the maximum available, then the cost can be topped up by the individual.

Am I eligible:

  • Aged 16+
  • Live in the Shropshire Council Local Authority area
  • Be economically active (employed, self-employed or actively seeking work)
  • Not already in mainstream skills education or training

For more information, to check eligibility and to apply, please complete the expression of interest form below and a member of the team will be in touch soon.


Expression of Interest Form

Interested in training? Complete the following form and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly after:

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Shropshire Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Team Upskilling Project’ has received £373,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Shropshire Skills Hub’ has received £384,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus