SSW and SSR

The Skill Support for the Workforce (SSW) funding scheme is aimed at providing employees the opportunity to upskill in the workplace.

What is the scheme?

The Skill Support for the Workforce (SSW) funding scheme is aimed at providing employees the opportunity to upskill in the workplace. The funding scheme aims to support employers in employing and developing individuals to fill intermediate, technical and higher-level skill gaps and shortages whilst addressing the basic skill needs of employees. Completing a qualification under the SSW funding will increase the skill levels of the employed and increase the number of people with job specific skills. To be able to offer this funding we are in partnership with Skills Training UK and the European Social Fund (ESF).

Eligibility

To be eligible for the SSW funding scheme, you must be:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Employed
  • Not an apprentice
  • Working for a small to medium sized company (has less than 250 employees)
  • Company operates in the Coast to Capital area (between Lewes, Chichester and Croydon)

Functional Skills UK also offer funding under the Skill Support for Redundancy (SSR). This funding scheme aims to achieve similar outcomes to the SSW scheme but the support is in place for those who have recently been made redundant and want to develop their skills to go back into employment.

The be eligible for the SSR funding scheme, you must be:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Been made redundant for 3 or more months (proof is required)

If you are interested in completing one of the qualifications we offer, and you think you may be eligible for one of these funding schemes, please book onto one of our sign-up sessions below. Please note that not all of our qualifications can be funded under every funding scheme, if you have any questions about this please contact the FSUK Team.