Lincolnshire Higher Skills Programme

Edwinstowe House and SkillsReach are delighted to announce the LINCOLNSHIRE HIGHER SKILLS PROGRAMME – a programme supported by Lincolnshire County Council and the European Social Fund. This innovative programme supports the development of Key Workers working in small and medium-sized businesses in Lincolnshire’s businesses. All support provided through this programme is free of charge to eligible businesses.

Who can benefit?


If your business is based in Lincolnshire, employs less than 250 people, then you may qualify for support to develop the Key Workers in your business with the skills they need to help your business thrive.

How does it work?

Firstly it offers a free business and training analysis to help you identify your key training priorities and discuss options of how to meet those training needs. You will then be able to access 100% funding towards the costs of supporting your identified, eligible Key Workers follow an agreed training course at NVQ qualification levels 3, 4 or equivalent. You are given support to identify the most suitable training course for your Key Worker/s which could include:

  • Team-Leading, Supervisory, Management and Leadership
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Sector Qualifications such as Food Manufacturing; Construction; Engineering; Tourism / Hospitality; Renewable Technologies; Digital Technologies

What are the benefits?

Your Key Workers will benefit from an individual Training Needs Analysis from an experienced Training professional plus funded support to following an identified course leading to a recognised qualification at NVQ levels 3, 4 or equivalent in a field that will directly add value to your business.

Our Funding and Project Delivery Partners

  • Edwinstowe House (Lead Contractors)
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • European Social Fund
  • A wide range of high quality Training Providers across all business disciplines

How do I find out more?

We are hoping to support businesses across the length and breadth of Lincolnshire. For more information please call Matthew Bust at Edwinstowe House Ltd on 01623 827900 or Roy Harper at SkillsReach on 07721 499494.

Get in touch

If you want to ask a question or simply want to get in touch with us about a query, please feel free to contact us on 07721 499494 or use the contact form below.