Learning and Skills Council (LSC) Assists SME’s With Training Funding
15 February 2009, Jonathan Saipe
In these hard times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of funding for training and personal development from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).
What is the Learning and Skills council?
The Learning and Skills Council is a publicly funded organisation with a remit to improve the skills and competitiveness of the working population of England.
Who supplies funding for training?
In a short answer: The Leadership and Management Advisory Service, a regional service which offers assistance with personal development and training via its own skills brokers, Business link and private or public training providers.
How much funding is available?
The service provides funding for businesses where each business can benefit from up to £1,000 of grant support aimed at either directors or key members of the management team.
This funding is only available to EU based companies of 5 – 249 employees (full time and part time) highlighting the LSC’s desire to improve the efficiency of small to medium sized regional businesses.
How is this relevant to Emarketeers?
This is of course very relevant to Emarketeers as our training courses provide crucial skills required in the day-to-day running of digital marketing campaigns, digital projects or emerging online marketing strategies, some still at their nascent stage.
Employees who are highly skilled in these areas, for example Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) or Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing can often see a tangible increase in revenue as a result of SEO or PPC training, and it is for this very reason that the LSC is offering funding for training courses.
See further information on funding for training courses.