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Accelerate Training Programme

About Accelerate

Online skills training can often come at a great cost to your business. Accelerate is a programme designed to provide employees who live or work in Cheshire and Warrington the opportunity to receive 40% funding to go towards the cost of skills training.

This is a fantastic opportunity for employees to become more resilient and competitive after a challenging year. There are currently over 100 courses available that would benefit each sector in Cheshire and Warrington. All participants must complete all courses by 31st May 2022.

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Accelerate is a £3.7m programme that has been designed to support employees to reskill and upskill. This programme is in partnership with the University of Chester and is partly funded by the European Social Fund.

Eligibility and funding available:

To receive 40% funding – There is no restriction on the size of the business you work for, but you must live and/or work within the Cheshire and Warrington area.

To gain access to the funded training, you will need to provide the below evidence of eligibility to the Accelerate team:

    • Evidence of legal right to live and work in the UK
    • Evidence of employment or self-employment 
    • Evidence of age
    • Evidence of home address and work address in Cheshire and Warrington
    • Evidence of highest qualification (only for accredited courses)


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Accelerate has had a great impact on Manchester BIOGEL, bringing the team up to scratch in numerous fields with a wide range of funded training.

Ash Crammer-Smith, Production Scientist, Manchester Biogel

Contact Us

To gain access to this funded training we will need you to provide evidence that you have - legal right to live and work in the UK, evidence of employment/self-employment, age, home address and your highest qualification. Full details of this information can be found on the Accelerate homepage.