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The Learning Partnership for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

The Redruth Centre, 5-6 Station Road, Redruth, TR15 2AB

About us

Supporting employers and the workforce in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and delivering in partnership with: 

> Business sectors 
> Voluntary and Community sector 
> Private training providers 
> Colleges

We offer

The Learning Partnership for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Projects 

Skills Support for the Unemployed 
Skills Support for the Unemployed is aimed at people aged 19+ who are on benefits – with particular focus on those aged 19-24. Training is offered and apprenticeships are also a focus of this project. The project aims to enable over 2000 people to gain new skills and qualifications relevant to the current labour market and aid at least 700 of these individuals to gain sustainable employment. 

Skills Support for Redundancy
The aims of the Skills Support for Redundancy project are to reduce the number of people out of work or being made redundant and to help businesses in Cornwall to develop and expand their workforce. Aiming to support 5,000 people, the training will be delivered across the county by a variety of partners including colleges and the TUC. 

This alternative education project is based in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and supports young people aged 14-19 who are either not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of disengaging from education. The project is funded through ESF Convergence with the aim of improving outcomes for young people.

Skills Support for the Workforce
Skills Support for the Workforce is an £11m project led by Cornwall College. LPCo has an allocation of 300 learners to support. This project can support employees or volunteers living or working in Cornwall to gain qualifications or up-skill. Those without a level 2 qualification are a priority for SSW. Progressions are into further learning funded elsewhere or into Apprenticeships and there is also an element of capacity building funding. 

Adult Skills Budget 
Adult Skills Budget consists of: 19+ Apprenticeships; Classroom Based provision; Work Based provision and 24 + 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. 

Flexible Fund
Flexible Fund aims to develop provision which addresses the barriers and responds to the needs of unemployed individuals whilst aligning provision to employers current and emerging skills needs as well as define and respond to emerging needs. 

Skills Support for Young People
Skills Support for Young People is a £3.3M project led by Cornwall College. LPCo has an allocation of 50 learners to support. The project can support young people aged 16-18 who are either Apprentices, in work without training or volunteering for a minimum of 8 hours per week. The aim is to provide additional employment skills to these young people. Progressions are into further learning or Apprenticeship at a higher level.

We support

  • Business Support
  • People
  • Skills
  • Cornwall


The Learning Partnership is part of the Education & Training Show on Pirate 2, broadcast on Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 8pm. Each week Jeanette & Priscilla are talking to Partners and contacts in the training and education world in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to hear about some of their initiatives and success stories. They will also be highlighting some tips and advice for employers and individuals wanting to increase skills. For podcasts of the shows or information on how to follow up on any of the discussions, please log in as a guest here

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