Skill Up my Workforce

Skill up My Workforce


Your workforce requires skills to do their job and meet your customers needs. 

There may also be the need for members of the workforce to develop those skills or learn new skills to progress to a new role, meet the needs of new markets or increase productivity, quality or competitiveness.

  • What?
  • Why?
  • Cost?
  • How?

There is a very wide range of Skill Up opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the workforce to suit most sectors. There are sector specific and generic sector and business skills training and education opportunities to support development that are bite sized short courses, accredited qualifications and bespoke courses to meet the business need.

There are far too many opportunities available to mention, please contact the Skill Up Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser.

A workforce with the right skills will improve the efficiency, productivity, quality, competitiveness and profitability of your business.

Offering staff the opportunity to improve skills where appropriate can also lead to increased motivation and loyalty.

The cost can vary from Government funded, Co funded with Government support and full cost to the business.

Eligibility criteria often apply and can vary from opportunity to opportunity.

Contact the Skill Up Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser today to help to short cut your route to the right information.


There are many Skills Training opportunities available please contact us to find out more

Next steps

Please get in touch with Marie to find out more

Why Skill Up my Workforce?

Why is training/upskilling your workforce important?

Traineeships are designed to help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don’t yet have appropriate skills or experience.



All of your local training providers working together to ensure we have the highest quality training to meet then needs of our local community and employers skills needs.  

The network comprises of 42 colleges and independent training providers.  For more information on the training that the DSTPN offer or support with engaging in other training provision outside of the Network Marie or Jane will be able to support your Apprenticeship and Skills journey, whether an individual or employer

Marie Howard

Marie Howard

Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser