Accelerate is a programme designed to provide employees who live or work in Cheshire and Warrington the opportunity to receive funding to go towards the cost of skills training. There are currently over 100 courses available that would benefit each sector in Cheshire and Warrington.

This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses and employees to become more resilient and competitive after a challenging year. We want to help businesses go into 2021 feeling more prepared than ever before.

Eligibility and funding options available:

To receive 40% funding – There is no restriction on the size of the business you work for, but you must live and/or work within the Cheshire and Warrington area.

To gain access to the funded training you will need to evidence proof of your eligibility. Following your enquiry you will need to provide the Accelerate team with:

  • Evidence of legal right to live and work in the UK
  • Evidence of self-employment (if applicable)
  • Evidence of age
  • Evidence of home address
  • Evidence of highest qualification

You can find the full participant evidence checklist here. 


Please fill out the enquiry form here and our project team will get back to you with the next steps. 

PLEASE NOTE – no training dates can be agreed until Accelerate have approved and verified the individual’s registration from and relevant 40% funded payment has been received.

Or email – with the course you are interested in as the subject. 

Below you will find all of the courses currently available:

Digital Marketing 

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ISO Training

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IOSH Training

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Project Management

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Digital Skills

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Mental Health Awareness

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CAD and SolidWorks 

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Management and Leadership
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Basic Skills

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Business and Sales 

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Food Management and Safety

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Counselling and Resilience  

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Logistics and Supply Chain

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Wellbeing and Resilience

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If you are a business and want to get training for your employees, please contact one of our skills brokers:

Mark Shepherd
Mobile: 07494 869 282

Richard Corley
Mobile: 07494 869 279


About Accelerate

Accelerate Cheshire and Warrington is a £30M programme that has been designed to support businesses to reskill and upskill their current workforce. This programme is in partnership with the University of Chester and is partly funded by the European Social Fund.

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