SMART SKILLS – Devon has attracted £3.5 million of European Social Fund investment to help Small and Medium Enterprises across the whole county of Devon up-skill their staff. 

Our experienced and talented SMART SKILLS Advisers are on hand to guide you through the skills and training options available to your business and link you with the relevant training options for your organisation. Help is also available for unemployed people to gain new skills! 

SMART SKILLS Devon is delivered through our SMART Partners, City College Plymouth, Focus Training, Learn Devon, Petroc, South Devon College and the University of ExeterSMART SKILLS Partners offer a range of flexible training solutions from short courses through to full higher-level qualificationsFocusing on, although not limited to, the following sectors: 

  • Marine 
  • Digital Technologies (including AI and Data Analysis) 
  • Composite 
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering 
  • Environmental Futures, Clean Growth and Renewables 
  • Construction & Hospitality (Leadership & Management)
  • Generic Leadership and Management 
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing) 
  • Demand Led

Advance Your Business

Why is upskilling important?

Find out why upskilling your workforce is important to advance your business.

Course Calendar

View Course Dates

Find out about the latest courses and dates.

Read Success Stories

Find out how SMART SKILLS is making an impact to businesses across Devon.

What our customers are saying

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep your finger on the pulse