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Free government-funded training courses available to 250 adults in the South West

An additional 250 learner places have been announced on the #Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps which are open to adults in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset.

The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region, such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing and IT. The Bootcamps...

Skills bootcamps set to enhance employment opportunities in the region

The Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW LEP), Digital Skills Partnership , has launched ten free Digital and Technical bootcamps, providing people in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay with the opportunity to access free training worth up to £3,000.

The Government-funded #Train4Tomorrow bootcamps will help adults develop digital and technical skills that lead to higher-paid roles...

New nature training grants for Exmouth residents

Small grants are available for training to help wildlife or nature projects in the town. Grants of up to £150 will help Exmouth residents meet the costs of specialist training courses to help them develop and deliver action for wildlife in Exmouth.

East Devon District Council, through its Wild Exmouth project, is administering this new grant fund to help Exmouth residents cover the...

Learn Devon launches free online training in response to impact of pandemic

A new range of free courses developed by Learn Devon in response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching today. Learn Devon, who provide adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council, is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing. Enrolment is now underway for Learn...

How to train your…

If animal training makes you think of tricks and shows, think again. Top zoos use training to improve animal welfare, reduce the need for risky general anaesthetics and to keep both animals and people safe.

For example, bird keeper Sam Gray has trained Alfie Junior the Southern cassowary – as tall as a person and part bird, part dinosaur – to follow a target, which means she can get...

Sponge UK soaking up success at PSP with huge recruitment drive

Digital learning has catapulted one Plymouth company into a world leader for its creativity and excellence.

Sponge’s growing international reach and reputation means it’s now aiming to recruit 36 people for 12 different roles by the end of this year.

The company, based at the Plymouth Science Park, has rapidly grown to become one of the largest custom digital learning providers...

New training courses to address benefit system changes

In response to the upcoming roll-out of Universal Credit and other recent changes to the benefit system, Citizens Advice Devon, in partnership with Devon Communities Together, has launched a series of new training courses for organisations and individuals who work with benefit claimants. The sessions are designed to keep people up-to-date with how the upcoming changes will affect their clients...

Drake Circus helps Plymouth residents get a foot on the career ladder with free training

Drake Circus is giving people in Plymouth the chance to embark on a free five-week training programme, designed to provide them with the skills they need to build a successful career in retail or hospitality.

The ‘Bright Lights Starting Out in Retail and Hospitality’ programme gets underway in February and will combine classroom teaching alongside work placements at one of Drake Circus...

PSP’s first class driving academy for haulage and coach drivers

Keeping the skills of haulage and coach drivers in tip top order is the number one aim for a new Plymouth Science Park based company, Fleet Solutions.

Founder Stephen Browne’s background is in haulage and he has spent most of his working life in the transport industry (including time spent driving on the continent).

His passion for driving led him to complete his degree in...

Ensure safety in your office with PSP training firm

“It only takes a day to learn how to save someone’s life but the knowledge can last a lifetime,” says Jeremy Sleet, founder of Health and Safety company No Accident, which recently based itself at the prestigious Plymouth Science Park.

Jeremy has taught First Aid to more than 500 people over the past three years and his courses can cover a vast area of topics – from ensuring safety on...

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