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Businesses to reskill and upskill employees for free at Innovation South Virtual Campus

23rd March 2021

The Innovation South Virtual Campus has launched, offering a range of free online courses to help employers fill skills gaps in their businesses for free.

Funded by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (EM3 LEP) in collaboration with regional colleges and universities, ISVC’s skills-focused, bite-sized range of programmes have been designed to upskill and re-skill employees in businesses big and small – all without a cost to them or their employees.

This ground-breaking project initiated by a group of Colleges and Universities in the EM3 area aims to transform access to vital work-focused training such as cyber security and digital skills across the region and is a key element of EM3’s Skills Action Plan, part of the LEP’s Economic Recovery Plan – Revive and Renew

The Innovation South ‘virtual campus’ group includes Sparsholt CollegeBCoT, and Royal Holloway, University of London who have worked with colleagues from East Surrey College and University of Chichester to deliver an online platform to deliver blended vocational online learning to employees.

The range of short courses has been chosen based on research that has highlighted digital skills in businesses that may be missing or are highly sought after. This covers key areas such as Digital MarketingCompetitor Analysis, and IT Skills including software development and cyber security. Varying levels of each course are offered to suit each learner’s current skillset and experience.