Employer Led Skills

The Employer Led Skills (ELS) project is being led by Cornwall Marine Network, in partnership with Software Cornwall, and is part-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). 

This project will provide essential skills to employees of Cornwall that are identified by the businesses themselves. It will enable staff to become better skilled at their jobs and enable progression within the industry. Involvement of the enterprises themselves will encourage a behavioural shift in companies attitude to providing their staff to learn new skills and work practices.

Employer Led Skills will provide a strategic approach to addressing identified skills gaps in our industry across Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. The project will deliver programmes of training requested by the local industry and designed to provide continuing professional development for our workforce over the next 3 years. Part funded access to the courses will be provided to those employees and employers that meet the requirements of the European Social Fund provision. 

“This was a very thorough, hands-on course that offers something for all levels of experience. I expect the lessons learned here to have a material impact on the way I approach software development for the foreseeable future”.

Employees will engage in a range of opportunities online and face to face to be up-skilled in knowledge such as, but not limited to, agile, user experience, testing, generic software programming and maths. Programmes will be delivered as a mixture of accredited and non-accredited modules to best meet the needs of the staff and businesses. Delivery will include blended learning models where suitable


Our Training Prospectus

Based upon feedback from Cornwall's tech community, we're able to offer the following partially funded training courses. The course dates, price and availability will be determined based on volume of interest.



Agile Marketing

Location: Online
Delivered By: Lyssa-Fee Crump & Rachel Picken

Full Price: £495.00 // Funded Price: £195.00

Agile Marketing Course from Software Cornwall


Being a Leader in an Agile Organisation

Location: Online
Delivered By: Mark Gray

Full Price: £500.00 // Funded Price: £195.00



Agile Project Management

Location: Online
Delivered By: Belinda Waldock



Data Visualisation with Python

Location: Online
Delivered By: Tariq Rashid



An Introduction to Machine Learning with PyTorch

Location: Online
Delivered By: Tariq Rashid



Product Ownership in Agile

Location: Online
Delivered By: Mark Gray

Full Price: 495.00 // Funded Price: 195.00



Introduction to Agile and Scrum

Location: Online
Delivered By: Mark Gray

Full Price: £250.00 // Funded Price: £99.00



Being an Effective Scrum Master

Location: Online
Delivered By: Mark Gray

Full Price: £500.00 // Funded Price: £195.00



An Introduction to Docker

Location: Online (Zoom)
Delivered By: Craig Buckler

Full Price: £300 // Funded Price: £150



Empowering Software Development Experts with Developer Security Essentials

Location: Online (Zoom)
Delivered By: Charles Weir & Facilitated by Allan Kelly



Test Driven Development Training

Location: Online
Delivered By: Jon Jagger & Kevlin Henney



European Social Fund

The European Social Fund is partially funding Software Cornwall to run this training project to provide development training for employees within the software industry. As a Software Cornwall member you will be receiving a discount to this course by email. This course is only available to those from the UK or EU. To participate in the training certain personal information will be required from attendants as proof of employment and eligibility to attend. This information is for the purposes of ensuring that the training will go to the correct participants. You will also be required to complete an evaluation form after the training as part of the attendance.

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