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There is a wide range of training providers in Coast to Capital supporting businesses and their employees.

These include:

  • Programmes such as the Hothouse Programme
  • Colleges
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Universities
  • Specialist training providers
  • Business Support Organisations
  • On-line training

The team of Growth Hub team can help you find the training to meet your needs.


Some training provision can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Amazon Small Business Accelerator

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Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a free, online educational programme for anyone who wants to start a new online business or grow an existing one.

Apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme

Apply for a grant through the Kickstart SchemeCloseApply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme

If you are an employer looking to create jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme

CITB - Skills and Training fund

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The Skills and Training fund aims to help small and micro construction companies to deliver high quality learning and development experiences to employees.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Manor Royal and Cari Free online support for Employee Wellbeing

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Free Online Support for Employee Wellbeing, courtesy of CARI.

Manor Royal Jobs Board

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Funded via the BID Levy, this new service provides FREE and UNLIMITED jobs postings for all companies located within Manor Royal Business District.

National Careers Service

National Careers ServiceCloseNational Careers Service

Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

New employability programme provides support for local job seekers.

New employability programme provides support for local job seekers.CloseNew employability programme provides support for local job seekers.

A new programme has been launched across the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) region to support both unemployed and economically inactive local people progress to job search readiness or move into paid employment.

Step-Up Programme

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STEP-UP is an exciting and innovative fast-track training programme for local SMEs which will allow you to identify the skills you need, and access talented graduates to help you grow your business through fully funded six-week internships.

Sussex Chamber Collaboration for £2 Billion Kickstart Scheme

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Sussex Chamber FREE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health

Sussex Chamber FREE Level 2 Certificate in Mental HealthCloseSussex Chamber FREE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health

FREE Level 2 Certificate Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Sussex Chamber Training Courses

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Training Courses in Sussex

T - Level Qualification

T - Level QualificationCloseT - Level Qualification

T Levels are a two-year qualification that will help student.

T Levels include a 45-day industry placement that can help employers find and develop new talent.

The Business Hothouse - Developing Leaders and Managers

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Developing effective leadership and management skills within your business is critical to the success of your growth strategy. This area of free support is aimed at all businesses that want to learn how to develop their team of people. At a series of free conference-style events - delivered by the University of Chichester - you will learn a range of management techniques and leadership skills. Until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, these events will be held remotely.

The Skills Toolkit

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Free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job.

Kickstart Job Scheme

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The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Be the business | Digital

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Be the business is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the government to support SMEs. Their website is dedicated to helping small businesses make better use of technology to drive improvements in performance

Small Business Leadership Programme

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Helping businesses to survive and thrive beyond COVID

Workplace Pensions Employer Toolkit

Workplace Pensions Employer ToolkitCloseWorkplace Pensions Employer Toolkit

Your workplace pension questions answered - new toolkit available

Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

Brighton & Hove Chamber of CommerceCloseBrighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is the voice of Brighton & Hove's business people. It's a voice that helps its members build successful businesses and be part of this great city's community and economy.

Business Knowledge Network

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Commercialising Innovation

Commercialising InnovationCloseCommercialising Innovation

Exploiting a new idea, a new product or a new service can lead to increased business productivity and growth. These free workshops are aimed at businesses who intend to create growth through researching, developing or using innovation.

Crawley College Employer Training & Support

Crawley College Employer Training & SupportCloseCrawley College Employer Training & Support

As an established provider of professional training, Crawley College can help you to develop your workforce through a wide variety of flexible training and development programmes.

We offer training for business and for trade, whether it's statutory compliance training, one-day IT workshops, professional qualifications or work-based learning that your staff require. Speak to one of our Skills Advisers who will carry out a free training needs analysis, enabling us to identify your skills gaps and recommend training programmes.
We'll also search out any funding for training that you may be entitled to.

Croydon Works

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Croydon Works is a job brokerage service, delivered by a partnership between Croydon Council, Croydon College and Job Centre Plus, to provide employability support and a free to use recruitment service for the residents and businesses of Croydon.

Find someone to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf

Find someone to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalfCloseFind someone to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf

List of Kickstart gateways in England, Scotland and Wales who can apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on behalf of a group of employers.

Google Garage

Google GarageCloseGoogle Garage

Google Garage offers free training to gain new skills for the digital world. You can: explore how websites work, build a strong online strategy, manage your time effectively, create a long-term social media plan and much more.

Green Growth Platform

Green Growth PlatformCloseGreen Growth Platform

The University of Brighton's Green Growth Platform supports a thriving and innovative green sector in Sussex through an exciting network of environmentally focused businesses.

Skills for Work - Surrey & Buckinghamshire

Skills for Work - Surrey & BuckinghamshireCloseSkills for Work - Surrey & Buckinghamshire

These courses are designed to help you develop your current 'skills for work' and support you to achieve your future aspirations. To maximise flexibility and fit into your life they can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.

Catalyst Team

Catalyst TeamCloseCatalyst Team

Catalyst was formed to support growth and jobs by providing a flexible resource to action the to-do lists of growing companies.

Facebook Blueprints

Facebook BlueprintsCloseFacebook Blueprints

Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for businesses of every size. Don't miss your opportunity to take full advantage of the platform with these free online courses and training.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

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Surrey is one of the most successful and productive areas for business in the UK. It's a county that embraces innovation and is a fantastic location to run a business.

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

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Sussex Chamber of Commerce is one of only 52 Chambers in the UK to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) was established 150 years ago in 1860 and is the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK - a network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community.

Accredited Chambers of Commerce exist to make a difference to your business, through ensuring your views are heard within Government, opening new business opportunities in local, national and international markets, or providing critical business advice, services and skills development. High on the BCC's agenda is helping British business thrive, so the BCC works with Government to shape policy affecting businesses. It also focuses on key areas of activity including International Trade, Skills Development and Business Services.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

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Fire service information, including recruitment, safety advice and training courses.



ALISON is a global social enterprise dedicated to providing free certified education and workplace training skills to any individual, anywhere, anytime, on any subject over the web.

ALISON was founded in Galway, Ireland in 2007 by global leader and innovator Mike Feerick. Read his full bio here.

Apprenticeships in Sussex

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Apprenticeships in Sussex will help you search for local apprenticeship training available for individuals and businesses in Sussex.

Brighton Film School

Brighton Film SchoolCloseBrighton Film School

With fantastic facilities, dedicated industry lecturers and speakers and a central location in a filmmakers city such as Brighton, our mission is to deliver practical courses and train the next generation of talented filmmakers wishing to enter the British film industry.

Brighton MET

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The MET is dedicated to delivering employer training needs. We aim to respond efficiently and provide a professional and high quality service.

We are increasing our range of flexible and affordable training solutions and are confident that we can help with your individual requirements. We have enjoyed a good working relationship with employers for many years and continually aim to enhance this provision.

Business in the Community

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Business in the Community is the Prince's Responsible Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Centre for Leadership

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Northbrook College's new centre

The Centre for Leadership has been established to meet the training needs of organisations keen to develop their employees at all levels.

Working with our clients we will design and deliver training which will ensure that employees develop, adapt, and change, enabling them to increasingly contribute to the success of their organisation.

Chichester College

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Develop your career, team or business with professional training and qualifications from Chichester College.

City Business Library

City Business LibraryCloseCity Business Library

City Business Library is a public reference library specialising in business information.

Construction Industry Training Board

Construction Industry Training BoardCloseConstruction Industry Training Board

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry. It works with construction companies to improve skills, increase competitive edge and respond to the many challenges employers face.

Creative Process

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Creative Process is a digital media and digital marketing apprenticeship training provider.



Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.

Croydon College

Croydon CollegeCloseCroydon College

Croydon College offers a wide range of training solutions to help your business grow, ranging from bespoke training programmes, consultancy to Apprenticeships.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)CloseEnterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The Enterprise Europe Network programme is an EU/Innovate UK funded programme delivered by 500+ organisations across Europe and beyond that helps SMEs to trade internationally by helping them to develop their ideas and take their innovation into new markets.

Executive short courses by University of Chichester

Executive short courses by University of ChichesterCloseExecutive short courses by University of Chichester

University of Chichester offer an executive portfolio of vocational, practical and in-depth short courses in events management, hospitality, marketing, leadership, people management and personal development.

Go ON Croydon

Go ON CroydonCloseGo ON Croydon

Go ON Croydon is piloting a series of innovative and creative projects that will encourage local residents and organisations across the London Borough of Croydon to get online and improve their confidence and digital skills.

HIT Training Ltd

HIT Training LtdCloseHIT Training Ltd

HIT Training is the leading specialist training and apprenticeship provider for the UK's hospitality, hotel and catering industry. We consistently achieve a higher than average success rate of apprenticeship completion.

Invest in People

Invest in PeopleCloseInvest in People

Invest in People is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.

Invest in People is based on three key principles:

1. Developing strategies to improve the performance of an organisation - PLAN
2. Taking action to improve the performance of the organisation - DO
3. Evaluation of the impact on the performance of the organisation - REVIEW

Jobcentre Plus for Recruiters

Jobcentre Plus for RecruitersCloseJobcentre Plus for Recruiters

Jobcentre Plus provide a variety of services that can help you as an employer, ranging from bespoke recruitment services and guidance to our free job advertising website Universal Jobmatch. We offer you the opportunity to trial potential employees using our Work Trial scheme and/or provide a young 18-24 year old the opportunity to development their skills and abilities through our voluntary Work Experience initiative.

London Learning Consortium

London Learning ConsortiumCloseLondon Learning Consortium

We are a Community Interest Company that works for the benefit of communities and businesses across London. We provide a range of services to our members and funders within the learning and skills sector across London. Our membership is drawn from Voluntary and Community Sector learning providers and other learning and skills delivery partnerships.

My Business 1st

My Business 1stCloseMy Business 1st

My Business 1st is a new free business resource for small and medium businesses in Hospitality, Tourism, Travel and Passenger Transport created by People 1st, the sector skills council for those sectors.

National Apprenticeship Service

National Apprenticeship ServiceCloseNational Apprenticeship Service

Assistance with finding and recruiting an apprentice or supporting existing employees

Plumpton College Sussex Rural Business Centre

Plumpton College Sussex Rural Business CentreClosePlumpton College Sussex Rural Business Centre

The Business Training Team is based in the Sussex Rural Business Centre, a dedicated suite at the main College campus. Our aim is to support the development of the South East rural economy, via the delivery of appropriate education, training and consultancy.

University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative ArtsCloseUniversity for the Creative Arts

The University is home to many creative and talented individuals who can contribute greatly to the success of any business or organisation.

University of Brighton

University of BrightonCloseUniversity of Brighton

The University of Brighton works with businesses of all types and can help develop your business in a wide range of ways. Collaborative research and consultancy enable your business to benefit from our expertise in specialist areas, helping you to gain a competitive advantage.

Virgin StartUp - Platform-X

Virgin StartUp - Platform-XCloseVirgin StartUp - Platform-X

Platform-X is a start-up accelerator programme from Virgin Trains designed in partnership with Virgin StartUp.

It is offering start up businesses in disruptive technologies the opportunity to develop your business and products over an intensive five-week period.

If you have built disruptive innovations (service, product or technology) that fit the below challenges and are accelerating to market, we want to hear from you.

Visit Britain Business Advice Hub

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A non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitBritain/VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England's tourism product, raising Britain's profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain's visitor economy.

Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce

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Actively representing the business community on local, regional and strategic levels ensuring your voice is heard, Worthing and Adur Chamber is committed to supporting, developing and promoting all Worthing and Adur businesses large & small.

It is a vibrant and fast growing chamber encouraging businesses to work together for mutual success
Inspiring our young entrepreneurs to be the voice of tomorrow.

Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse

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Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse has been launched to help employers and individuals with employment challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a joint service created by Coast to Capital LEP, Coast to Capital Growth Hub, The Education Development Trust (a prime contractor for the National Careers Service) and the Department for Work and Pensions.

COVID-19 Claim Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid To Employees

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If you're an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

- Who can use the scheme
- What you can claim
- Records you must keep
- How to claim
- Other help you can get

COVID-19 Returning to the workplace

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This guide will help you plan your organisation's next steps following a period of furlough or once lockdown measures start easing

Manor Royal Training Courses

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Manor Royal BID and Crawley College have worked hard to respond to the challenges Covid-19 and have launched an online suit of heavily subsidised training including a new FREE seminar programme of bite sized learning.

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