NTU programme delivers Mansfield-based Women in Leadership course following success in the city

Following the success of two courses delivered at Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) City Campus, Nottingham Business School has today launched the first course in Mansfield as part of the Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs project, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Following the success of three courses delivered at Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) City Campus, Nottingham Business School has today launched the first course in Mansfield as part of the Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs project, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The Mansfield course, titled Managing and Leading People in Organisations, started on Wednesday 18 September and is supporting women from local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

After success with previous City Centre based courses, and acting on local demand, NTU decided to then hold a dedicated course in North Nottinghamshire for businesses in the Mansfield and Ashfield area. All dates will be held at Vision West

Nottinghamshire College, who are also a strategic partner on the project.
We have also taken steps to make the course more accessible to women in business by running the 3-day course over non-consecutive days, with remaining dates held two weeks apart.

Delivered by the Nottingham Business School, the course focuses on women in SMEs who want to progress into senior or leadership roles. Participants of the course develop an understanding of how to manage continuous professional development in order to be a more effective leader and to enables the achievement of career goals. Participants of the course have been able access a range of learning activities designed to develop personal, professional and leadership capability.

Many of those completing the course could receive 20 credits towards further qualifications, such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

The Mansfield dates have proved immensely popular with local businesses and has prompted Nottingham Business School to plan additional course dates. The next city centre course will run from Tuesday 5 November.

Dr Suzanne Ross, course leader said: “We’re thrilled that there has been so much interest in the courses and want to make them as accessible as possible.

“This project is about enhancing equal access to lifelong learning, including practical routes to earning learning credits towards further qualifications, which is particularly timely given that September is the Festival of Learning’s Have A Go Month, a time when all across the country people are encouraged to re-engage with training and education for their own personal and professional development.”

If you or your business want to learn more about the Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs project at NTU, or register interested in future course dates, you can find out more by visiting their website.

You can also contact the team at:
High Level Skills Central Team
0115 878 8899
esf@ntu.ac.uk

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  • Notes for editors

    • The High Level Skills programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and is made up of two complementary projects – Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs, and GRADS for D2N2.
    • The projects have received £2,201,163 (Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs) and £7,360,994 (GRADS for D2N2) 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 English 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.
    • For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

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