Skill Up Somerset


Coronavirus Update 

We’re here to help

If you would like support to interpret the government guidelines on apprenticeships or would like to consider skilling up during this challenging period, please contact us.

Coronavirus / Covid-19 – Information for Businesses and Employers

Coronavirus / Covid-19 – Information for current Apprentices and anyone looking to start an Apprenticeship

Online Learning – Skills Options for Adults in Somerset
We can signpost you to online upskilling opportunities  / 07395796297 


Coronavirus Statement from Skill Up

While Skill Up are carefully following Government advice on the evolving Coronavirus outbreak, it is business as usual.

We are following Government guidelines in the interest of safety and wellbeing of the businesses and the Community we work with and our staff.

To ensure continuity of support for business and the community we are deploying adapted support practice and introducing some new ways of working. You can still contact us by telephone, email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and via our website, we will be happy to support you with any questions you may have in relations to staff training, apprenticeships, skills training, personal development or access or employment coaching.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us.

Not just a website

Skill Up Somerset is a free service to support the Businesses and People of Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey, offering free, impartial advice and guidance.

Marie Howard and Nikki Blackwell, are the Skill Up Somerset Apprenticeships and Skills Advisers, providing information and support for your business to help you understand the Apprenticeship and skills landscape, and introduce you to local training provision.
If you would like to learn more about the government funding available for Apprentices or have other skills requirements please contact us.

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About us

Skill Up Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service

We support the businesses and people of Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey.

We offer free, impartial advice and guidance.

We want to support you with the challenges your business may face with recruitment and skills gaps, help you to progress in your career or even make those first steps in gaining or returning to employment.

What Our customers say

  • “It was invaluable having someone impartial available to answer my questions about Skills and Apprenticeships and what training is available. 

    They were able to do the research for me to find the most appropriate training provider/college.
    Until I spoke to the Apprenticeship and Skills Adviser, I didn’t know that I could upskill my current employees, I thought that Apprenticeships were just for young people starting a new job, 

    I would certainly recommend getting in contact with Skill Up West Somerset to find out what funding and training is available.”

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    Dawn Williamson

    HR and Sales/Marketing
  • Skill Up has been an extremely effective source of support for Home-Start West Somerset, enabling 2 employees and 2 volunteers in our organisation to develop their skills and knowledge and become qualified in ante-natal provision ( which is a huge need for in the area) Marie from Skill Up was very helpful and proactive in coordinating all the Somerset maternity services to make sure that the qualifications we were seeking had full approval from those who would promote our service. A fantastic all-round professional service from Skill Up-Thank You

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    Home-Start West Somerset

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