UpSkilling Lancashire


Lancashire is a great place to live and to work. By constantly increasing the skills and capability of your employees this will enable your business to compete regionally, nationally and internationally. Myerscough College has partnered with six other providers to deliver a new project part-funded by the European Social Fund to support Lancashire SMEs. The UpSkilling Lancashire projects team assists businesses to identify, design, develop and implement workforce education training programmes in response to the needs of the company.

We will support employers in identifying their training and organisational needs in order to achieve future growth and strategic objectives within the business. There are many opportunities for SMEs to develop their workforce and to employ and train new employees.


If you or your business fits the eligibility criteria listed below, a member of our team will visit you to discuss your business plans and objectives. They will support your businesses to identify, design, develop and implement work-force education and training programmes linked to the strategic needs of your business. This could be anything from short leisure or industry related courses, to placing traineeships and apprenticeships.

How will it benefit my business?

The UpSkilling Lancashire project can benefit your business by providing support in the following areas:

  • Business-needs analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Skills reviews
  • Mentoring and leadership development
  • Placements
  • Networking opportunities
  • Information and advice on accessing Levy support for education and training  
  • Identifying areas for capacity building and development for your workforce

Project Partners

The project partnership is led by the University of Central Lancashire, working with Myerscough College, Burnley College, Edge Hill University, Forest of Bowland (Area of Outstanding Beauty) Project, Lancaster & Morecambe College and Preston’s College.

Are you eligible?

To qualify for the UpSkilling Lancashire project your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Based in Lancashire
  • Employ 250 employees or less
  • Have either an annual turnover that is equal to or less than 50million Euros or a balance sheet total that is equal to or less than 43million Euros

Contact the projects team on:

Phone: 01995 64222 Ext: 2152/2165