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Smart and Inclusive Leadership

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The Smart and Inclusive Leadership (SAIL) project provides employees of SMEs with training opportunities to develop into future leaders, from basic skills and Level 1 bespoke learning, through to postgraduate accredited qualifications.

The Smart and Inclusive Leadership project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and supports employees of SMEs to access free bespoke training, career coaching and advice to up-skill in vocational and high-level technical skills.

Sustainability and Inclusive Leadership

The Sustainability and Inclusive Leadership (SAIL) course explores the global climate crisis, the very real impact that this will have on the economic landscape, and how important it is for everyone to be more sustainable as they work towards COVID-19 recovery.

Ideal for your professional development, this course has been accredited by NTU, and participants will receive 10 credits towards a Level 4 (degree level) qualification.

You will develop an action plan , and upon being successful in your assessment, you will receive a full certificate issued by the Carbon Literacy Trust.

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If you want to enquire about any of the above courses you can contact the teams directly on the details above, or email us at


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).