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News Uni offers free CPD to SMEs

Staffordshire University has launched a programme of CPD to help businesses upskill and contribute to the region's recovery from Covid-19.

Under the programme, each staff member is entitled to up to 80 hours of fully funded learning which will be split into manageable modules between four and twelve weeks through blended delivery model.
Image: Under the programme, each staff member is entitled to up to 80 hours of fully funded learning which will be split into manageable modules between four and twelve weeks through blended delivery model.

This is a great opportunity for SMEs to develop their workforce and address any skills gaps head-on. Our microcredentials are designed around employer needs and help employees to deepen their understanding of a subject, with the opportunity to take their learning further.

Marek Hornak, Head of Employer Partnerships and Enterprise

Staffordshire Higher Skills Engagement Pathways (SHSEP) is available to Staffordshire SME’s free of charge through the University’s Innovation Enterprise Zone.

Part funded by European Social Fund, the programme enables businesses and their employees to access bitesized Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses which will be delivered through the University.

Head of Employer Partnerships and Enterprise, Marek Hornak said: “This is a great opportunity for SMEs to develop their workforce and address any skills gaps head-on. Our microcredentials are designed around employer needs and help employees to deepen their understanding of a subject, with the opportunity to take their learning further. ‘’

“We are delighted to offer a variety of CPD courses in a range of areas including digital, artificial intelligence, cyber security, leadership and management where each SME can upskill multiple employees.”

Under the programme, each staff member is entitled to up to 80 hours of fully funded learning which will be split into manageable modules between four and twelve weeks through blended delivery model. Each course also offers an opportunity for a progression pathway towards a wide range of university courses.

Staffordshire University is also offering Staffordshire based SMEs the opportunity to access a pool of high calibre talent to support innovation, growth and success for their business via 12-month work placements.

To find out more about Staffordshire Higher Skills Engagement Pathways, visit www.staffs.ac.uk/business-services or contact the Employer Partnerships team on 0800 169 2148 or employers@staffs.ac.uk

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