Skills Support For Redundancy

Have you been made redundant in the last 3 months?

The SSW programme is delivered on behalf of Serco and co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

What we offer

We offer online and distance training and advice in a wide range of vocational and sector specific areas in order to help secure employment in your existing business or to help you change career:

  • Career progression training: developing higher level skills to take you to the next step in your career, such as leadership and management or supervisory skills training
  • Support with securing a new job: to give you the best chance of securing a new role, we can build on your transferable skills and support where required with CV writing, online job searching, completing applications and interview techniques, or signpost you to local services that will be able to offer additional support
  • Training could also include support with English, maths and digital literacy as required to help individuals thrive in new workplaces or roles.

For organisations with 20+ employees at risk of redundancy, we will work with the Department for Work and Pensions, your Local Enterprise Partnership and the National Careers Service to provide you with the best possible support.

For Employers

If you are facing an organisational restructure or the prospect of making hard decisions about employee redundancy, there is funded support available to you. The Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) programme will ensure your employees get access to bespoke training and careers guidance, and support them to find suitable employment.

For Individuals

The Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) programme can provide you with access to funded skills training, retraining and careers guidance to help you get back into employment.

Courses/Training we offer

  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Level 2 IT Skills
  • Digital Skills L1 or L2
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Social Media
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Customer Service for Health and Social Care
  • Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Certificate in Understanding Excellence in Customer Service for Hospitality
  • Certificate in Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition
  • Certificate in Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
  • Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security
  • Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
  • Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Skype Training
  • Linkedin Training
  • Social Media Training
  • Online Job search
  • Online / face to face (via skype) interview skills
  • CV workshops and Cover letters
  • Presentation skills and PowerPoint training
  • Motivation & Confidence
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Budget training

Criteria

Individuals taking up funded training through SSR must be:

  1. Legally resident in the UK
  2. Able to take paid employment in the UK
  3. Employed and at risk of redundancy, or unemployed within the last three months due to redundancy
  4. Aged 16 or above
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