Reskill & Recover
The Reskill & Recover project is part funded by the European Social Fund and aims to upskill and reskill employees of D2N2 SMEs to ensure employees have the skills needed to access future and emerging markets, post-pandemic and post-Brexit.
Driving productivity and innovation, this project will cover diverse recruitment and leadership, sector-specific sustainability training, and digital upskilling.
Diversity and inclusion courses
These courses are aimed at anyone with an interest in diversity and inclusion. They have been designed to enhance your awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Diversity and Inclusion Introduction
This course has been designed to enhance your awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The course is led by Dr Anne Cockayne (Senior Lecturer) and Dawn Smitten (Industry Skills Coach) in Nottingham Business School.
Diverse Leadership Development
The course is for anyone who manages a diverse team and wishes to maximise the benefits of diversity, optimise their own diverse strengths and improve inclusion in their own organisations.
Our Inclusive Recruitment course is a non-accredited interactive learning and development programme, delivered by NTU's Employability team. Delivered weekly over five bitesize sessions the programme aims to develop your understanding and knowledge around inclusive recruitment of early career talent.
Construction courses and green skills
These courses are aimed at individuals looking to develop their skills and knowledge around digital technologies and sustainability in the context of the construction industry. NTU's School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment will provide training to employees of SMEs in construction and associated industries, such as low carbon.
Introduction to Sustainability in Construction - funded course
This course is for anyone in the construction sector interested in policies, regulations, and assessment strategies and the impact they are having on construction technology, the efficient use of resources, and the promotion of health and wellbeing.
Introduction to Heritage and Conservation - funded course
The course will introduce you to the legal framework in place in the UK to ensure that repairs are appropriate and proportionate, meeting the requirements of the local authority and Historic England.
Energy Management for Sustainable Construction - funded course
On this course you’ll learn how energy efficiency and overall sustainability can be achieved by exploring the strategies being applied to the design and construction of buildings.
AutoCAD 2D for the Construction Professional - funded course
On this course you’ll learn how to effectively communicate design ideas and develop the key principles of graphical communication using industry-standard AutoCAD software.
Introduction to BIM for the Construction Professional - funded course
This course will introduce and develop the core principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as used in the planning, design, construction and operation phases of a project using the AutoDesk Revit platform.
Microsoft Excel for the Construction Professional - funded course
This course will develop your software skills in Microsoft Excel to an advanced level, with a focus on its application to construction-related problem-solving.
Food and drink industry: sustainability courses
The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences provides a range of fully funded short course options that cater for differing learner needs in the Food and Drink industry.
Food and Drink Industry: Spotlight on Sustainability
With a focus on the food and drink sector, Nottingham Trent University will be shining a spotlight on what sustainability means within the Food and Drink Industry to give learners a broad awareness and an introduction to how this can improve business practices.
Sustainable Practices for the Food and Drink Industry
With a focus on the food and drink sector, this course examines what sustainability means within the Food and Drink Industry to give learners a broad awareness and an introduction to how this can improve business practices. This will equip you with the skills to readily identify opportunities for integrating sustainability in your food business and confidently communicate your sustainability performance to consumers.
Sustainable Practices for Food Businesses
With a focus on the food and drink sector, the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences will be providing sustainability training through this course, to food manufacturers and those working in the wider industry at level 4.
Apprenticeship, mentoring and coaching training
The NTU apprenticeship team will be delivering this collection of mentoring courses, these are ideal for members of staff that will be in coaching or line managing, they will help you to develop your skills in leadership and equip you to support colleagues, direct reports and apprentices in your organisation.
Eligibility and equal opportunities
This course is available to employees of SMEs that are based in the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire). SMEs are defined as having:
- less than 250 employees
- an annual turnover under EUR 50 million or;
- an annual balance sheet less than EUR 43 million.
Although the course is open to all people working in eligible SMEs, we aim to support:
- employees aged 50+
- employees with disabilities
- Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff
- those who have previously missed out on traditional educational opportunities.
This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
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Smart and Inclusive Leadership
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Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs
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