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Accelerate Training Programme

About Accelerate

Online skills training can often come at a great cost to your business. Accelerate is a programme designed to provide employees who live or work in Cheshire and Warrington the opportunity to receive 40% funding to go towards the cost of skills training.

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. There are currently over 100 courses available that would benefit each sector in Cheshire and Warrington.

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Accelerate 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.

Eligibility and funding 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 provide the below evidence of eligibility to the Accelerate team:

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


Apply for funded skills training

You can find the full eligibility details here

Participant Evidence Checklist

DATE ADDED: 5/7/2021 3:41:33 PM

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


Accelerate has had a great impact on Manchester BIOGEL, bringing the team up to scratch in numerous fields with a wide range of funded training.

Ash Crammer-Smith, Production Scientist, Manchester Biogel