The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Supporting young people and unemployed adults

Supporting employers and the workforce in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and delivering in partnership with:

  • Business Sectors
  • Voluntary and Community sector
  • Private training providers
  • Colleges


European Social Fund Provision 2014 to 2020. Building Better Opportunities. The Learning Partnership has been successful in reaching stage 2 of the Big Lottery bids for the following projects:

Cor/2/1 Young People First

Young People

Cor/2/2 Pathways to Employment - South and East Cornwall

Cor/2/3 - Pathways to Employment - Atlantic and Moor and

Cor/2/5 - Pathways to Employment - West Cornwall

Atlantic and Moor

South and East Cornwall

West Cornwall             


Upskilling the VCSE Sector - SFA


Future Peninsula

Living Well

SMART Tenants


Adult Education Budget consists of: 19+ Apprenticeships; Classroom Based provision; Work Based provision and Advanced  Learning Loans. Apprenticeships range from Business Administration and Law through to Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies. Our work with unemployed learners is effective in moving individuals into employment.

                                         Adult Education Budget






Cornwall Council has awarded The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and IOS four contracts to deliver quality services for Young People across Cornwall, initially until 2018.   

These services are being delivered in partnership with Young People Cornwall, Xenzone-KOOTH, Penwith Community Development Trust and Volunteer Cornwall and will be jointly designed, developed and managed with young people.

These contracts are:

Time Banking; Community Development; Information, Advice and Support; and Emotional Resilience

Press Release



EU Growth Programme 2014 – 2020

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth  Programme is the European economic regeneration programme for the region.  Running from 2014-2020 it will contribute to the EU ambition to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.  The CIoS Growth programme is made up of two main funding streams, one of which is European Social Fund (ESF), which is about supporting people and is the fund into which the Learning Partnership has and will continue to bid.  It is worth £166m, which is 25% of the whole programme for CIoS. There will be a mixture of co-funded and open calls. 

The co-funding organisations, this time called ‘Opt Ins’,  are The Big Lottery, DWP and the SFA.  The first calls have now gone out and the call timetable is shown here, although it should be noted that this is a working document which is constantly being revised, so is indicative only. 

Attached are the Growth Prog Call Timetable Dec 2015 and the LEP Employment and Skills Strategy 2012-2020

For more information visit the CIoS Growth Programme website www.erdfconvergence.org.uk/growthprogramme/esf                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Unemployed Gap Funding

Workforce Gap Funding

Young People Gap Funding 


Previous ESF SFA Projects - closed 2015


Skilled Support for Redundancy
Skilled Support for the Unemployed                                     
180 Turning Lives Around
Flexible Fund for the Unemployed
Skilled Support for the Workforce 
Skilled Support for Young People