Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses.
LETS Academy work in partnership with Serco under their Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) to provide ESF funded courses.
We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy
We can work with you to develop a bespoke training programme relevant to your needs, and because this programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) a wide range of training can be accessed at no cost to your business.
Skills Support for the Workforce is all about progress. We can help you progress your career, education and business.


SSW focuses on small and medium sized businesses (less than 250 employees) based within the Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire LEP area.
Individuals taking up funded training through SSW must be:
• Legally resident in the UK
• Able to take paid employment in the UK
• Employed or self-employed
• Aged 16 or above


• A more efficient business with improved profitability
• A higher skilled workforce delivering quality outputs for your customers and improving business performance
• Improved staff satisfaction and motivation, reducing staff turnover
• A wider appeal to new recruits
• Competitive advantage in your marketplace and improved chance of winning new business

Our Offer

• A training needs analysis for your business, identifying the skills you need to support your business ambitions
• Flexible training – pick full qualifications or mix and match individual units to suit your business
• On-the-job vocational training to meet individual and business needs including taught learning, workplace assessment, distance learning and online learning.
• Learning pathways for your employees enabling them to progress within your organisation onto higher level qualifications or apprenticeships
• Recognised accredited qualifications and training courses to enchance your employees’s skills.

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