Free training for businesses to fill skills gaps

Innovation South Virtual Campus (ISVC) has launched a range of online courses to help employers fill digital skills gaps in their businesses.

Project aims

This is a ground-breaking project initiated by a group of colleges and universities in the Enterprise M3 area. It aims to transform access to vital work-focused training such as cyber security and digital skills across the region.

Funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise M3, ISVC’s skills-focused, bite-sized range of programmes will upskill and re-skill employees in businesses big and small – all without a cost to them or their employees!

The group, including Sparsholt College, BCoT, and Royal Holloway University, working with colleagues from East Surrey College and Chichester University, has developed an online platform to deliver blended vocational learning to employees.

Training courses

This “virtual campus” offers a skills-focused range of short programmes, giving individuals the opportunity to learn a new skill and become an expert in a specific field without the need to take a whole qualification at every level. Varying levels of each course are offered to suit each learner’s current skillset and experience.

The range of short courses has been chosen based on research into which digital skills are missing or are highly sought after in businesses. This covers key areas such as:

  • digital marketing and social media
  • competitor analysis
  • software development
  • web development
  • cyber security
  • portfolio management and agile
  • Java, Python and C++

How it works

Employees can create an account, browse the range of courses on offer and be on their way to a whole new world of learning – simply sign up online.

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