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Expressions of Interest are invited for a project in response to the ESF Future Skills for Business call (OC05S19P1464)

The Learning Partnership for Cornwall & IoS intends to submit a bid against the current Future Skills for Business  call under priority axis 2.1 Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning – see call document available at www.cornwallislesofscillygrowthprogramme.org.uk/active-calls/call/5-6m-european-funding-future-skills-for-business/

We are seeking Partners who are able to contribute to the delivery of a project in answer to Strand 2 of the above call – delivering workforce development and in particular:

  • Basis Skills
  • Level 2 qualifications/units of
  • Digital skills
  • Addressing the needs of the future marine and green economy in Cornwall
  • Career progressions for women

Applicants will need to be able to cope with cash flow of 6-9 months and provide match funding.  It is anticipated that contracts to the maximum value of £300k - £350k will be awarded.

For full details please refer to Full EOI details document available here.


Interested organisations may contact Priscilla Samuel on 07792 065321 or pasamuel@cornwall-learning-partnership.org or Tim Balogun on 07914 701149 tbalogun@cornwall-learning-partnership.org  for an informal discussion

The deadline for receipt of completed EoIs is midnight on Thursday, 12th September.  EoIs should be returned to bids@cornwall-learning-partnership.org 

Selected partners will need to be readily available shortly after this for the provision of further information and budgets due to the call deadline of 3rd October.


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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


Functional Skills Learner Resource Page

Functional Skills Tutor Page


European Social Fund Provision 2014 to 2020. Building Better Opportunities.

The Building Better Opportunities Working Together project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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.

Working Together - Atlantic and Moor

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



Upskilling the VCSE Sector - SFA


Future Peninsula


Living Well

SMART Tenants


Future Peninsula 2


Cornwall Recovery College

Liskeard Together

Sustainable Lives


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


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.

Find/ Mind/ Create Your Way


The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly holds a contract with Cornwall Council to deliver the Community Facilitators part of the Big Lottery Headstart Kernow Project. Our aim is to enable young people and local communities to support 10 - 16 year olds showing early signs of emotional problems and prevent development into more serious mental ill health by building sustainable links between young people, families, local community organisations, schools and public services.

This project is delivered in partnership with Young People Cornwall, Penwith Community Development Trust, Pentreath and Xenzone-KOOTH.

Headstart Community Facilitators



European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014 to 2020: Sustainable Integration of Young People into the Labour Market.

The Ambitions project will support inactive and unemployed 15 to 24-year olds in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to explore their skills and career aspirations through a number of activities enabling them to progress into education, employment or training.




Together for Tourism Futures


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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