The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Supporting young people, unemployed adults, the workforce and employers 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 Building Better Opportunities Working Together project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF).

The project aims to support 750 economically inactive and unemployed adults from the Atlantic and Moor area of Cornwall into education, training, job search or employment.  It will work in partnership with 8 end to end delivery partners and 45 specialist spot purchase partners that have been selected to offer specialist services to address the multiple and complex participant needs.

Atlantic and Moor

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



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.

      Apprenticeships and Adult Education






The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and IOS holds four contracts with Cornwall Council to deliver quality services for Young People across Cornwall, collectively known as Your Way services;

Information, Advice and Guidance

Emotional Resilience

Community Development


Your Way services are delivered in partnership with Young People Cornwall, Xenzone-KOOTH, Penwith Community Development Trust and Volunteer Cornwall and most importantly young people who were involved in the design of the services and continue to play a key role in the shape of the services through delivery, peer review and research.



Nature Workshops uses the natural world for fun, health, well-being and learning and provide training for leaders working on land and by or in water.     


Forest School Level 3


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


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