European Social Fund (ESF)

The European Social Fund (ESF), commonly referred to as 'ESF funding' is money that is set aside by the European Union (EU) for supporting employment across EU member states. The money is spent on a variety of projects to help keep the job markets buoyant with a great proportion being spent on training. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to upskill your employees; check below to see if you or your business are eligible.


ESF funded NVQs


Fully Funded NVQs - ESF Funding 2018

The currently fully funded NVQs are Level 2 Construction, Plant, Administration and Leadership. These are the areas we provide ESF funded NVQs in:

  • Black Country 
  • Greater Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire


CSCS / CPCS Cards - use funding to upgrade your card.

If you are looking to access funding to gain a recognised NVQ qualification and upgrade your CSCS or CPCS card we can help.

Blue CSCS and blue CPCS cards next to eachother


ESF Funding For Further Progression

There is an opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision to gain your CSCS Gold Supervisors card:

Supervisor Card for funded NVQs


Am I Eligible For ESF Funding? 

ESF Funding is aimed at Construction SMEs with less than 250 employees.  Qualifications are fully funded through our Skills Support for the Workforce programme, which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Participants must be legally resident in the UK or able to take employment in a European Union Member State. Employers or participants must be based within one of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas above.


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