A project to deliver Innovation in Higher Level Skills led by Truro and Penwith College, in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, University of Exeter, Falmouth University and the University of Plymouth and has secured £1.97 million from the European Social Fund.

This collaborative project will deliver a coordinated employer-led approach to facilitate and expedite greater engagement in higher level skills through the co-development and trialing of innovative new provision, alternative delivery models and high-quality work placements.

An ‘employer led’ project, partner institutions will work directly with SME and Micro-businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through marketing and consultation activities, who will then be supported to engage in projects that will allow them to articulate their specific needs, identify short-term solutions to catalyse business growth and inform the development of new higher level skills programmes that will have a legacy beyond the conclusion of this ESF project.



The project is receiving up to £1.97 million 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.

Find more information on European Growth Funding