Digital Skills

Workforce for the Future

Enhance the Digital Capabilities of your Business

Digital Skills is a free support programme for SMEs in the West of England. On board SMEs can access the below support:

Digital Health Check

We will work with you to analyse and visualise where your business sits in terms of 'Digital Maturity', allowing you to embrace future opportunities and protect against digital disruption.

We analyse 5 key areas to rate your overall digital health. Based on the results, you will receive an action plan and we will develop bespoke training and consultancy options as appropriate.

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Digital Skills Training

Our training offer is designed to support SMEs and their workforce in learning new and developing existing Digital Skills and capabilities that support business productivity and sustainability.

Our course programme is constantly evolving and growing to meet the needs of registered SMEs. Click below to access course information and book a place.

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Digital Consultancy

Registered SMEs can request consultancy support to identify and assess existing digital capabilities, and to improve, develop and embed enhanced digital processes and workforce skillsets.

We will work with you to understand your challenge or opportunity and match you to a digital consultant. Find out about application processes and windows by clicking below.

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UWE Bristol is delivering Workforce for the Future on behalf of the West of England Combined Authority in collaboration with other partners.

Alongside digital enhancement opportunities available at UWE Bristol, on board SMEs can access other support from expert partners. Please visit the West of England Combined Authority Growth Hub to find out more.

Further information and how to get involved

Digital Skills - Workforce for the Future is a free skills analysis and development programme for SMEs in the West of England.

The programme is designed to improve business productivity and sustainability through enhancing the digital capabilities of your business and the skills of your workforce.

Register for Digital Skills Support

We will continue to deliver learning opportunities for participating SMEs until early 2023,

and you will be able to access suitable development throughout the course of the programme.

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To be eligible for support, applicants must have a business presence in the West of England (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset)

and be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) according to the European Commission's SME definition. The project has received £4m of funding from the European Social Fund

as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority)

is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development

by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.