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About GM Skills Map

Are you a business or individual based in Greater Manchester looking to develop the necessary skills to grow? You have come to the right place!

GM Skills Map has thousands of training opportunities that can support you wherever you are on your business journey. There are a wide range of skills available, offering you flexibility that suit your training budget, location and delivery preference.

Start exploring and open up new opportunities.

Register as a Provider

Register and upload to GM Skills Map so businesses in Greater Manchester can access your skills.

Register as a Business

Register for fully funded support to help navigate the skills landscape from one of our specialist business advisors.

Popular Skills

Explore the top trending skills in Greater Manchester

Vision2Success

Price: £0

Funding: Fully funded

Duration: 1 Hour or less

Category: Sales and Marketing

Hopwood Hall College

Price: £0

Funding: Fully funded

Duration: 1 Hour or less

Category: Communication Skills

Instep UK Limited

Price: £0

Funding: Fully funded

Duration: 2 Days to 1 Week

Category: Project Management

UK Skills Academy Ltd

Price: £0

Funding: Fully funded

Duration: 7 Weeks +

Category: Construction

Catch 22 - Creativity Project

Price: £0

Funding: Fully funded

Duration: 2 to 6 Weeks

Category: Sales and Marketing

GC Education & Skills

Price: £0

Funding: Part funded / Co-invested

Duration: 7 Weeks +

Category: Construction

Nexus Human

Price: £125.00

Funding: Commercial

Duration: 1 Day or Less

Category: IT & Computer Skills

Learning Skills Partnership

Price: £0

Funding: Part funded / Co-invested

Duration: 7 Weeks +

Category: Construction

Learning Curve Group

Price: £0

Funding: Part funded / Co-invested

Duration: 7 Weeks +

Category: Construction

Candy Management Consultants

Price: £35.00

Funding: Commercial

Duration: 1 Hour or less

Category: Communication Skills

Career Progression

Apprenticeships

Whether aiming to elevate your current workforce or inject fresh expertise into your business, apprenticeships provide opportunities at all levels.

In the diverse landscape of Greater Manchester's industries, apprenticeships enable companies to nurture a pipeline of top-tier professionals. From honing the craft of an electrician to crafting code as a software developer, apprenticeships cater to the needs of businesses across various sectors.

GM Skills Map is here to guide your journey and help businesses find an apprenticeship provider that is a perfect fit. Click below to discover more about the benefits of apprenticeships and potential funding options.

Business Essentials

Every thriving company relies on a diverse set of capabilities to navigate the challenges of the workplace. Employees with skills in the functional business areas are the backbone of a dynamic and adaptable workforce.

A range of accessible, fully and part-funded courses are available to businesses across Greater Manchester that grant easy access to these skills.

Click below to learn more about the courses and training in areas such as Marketing, Finance and Human Resources that can elevate businesses and employees to new heights of success.

Bitesize Skills

Bitesize skills with a duration of under one hour provide a valuable and practical solution for businesses in Greater Manchester, catering to the fast-paced nature of the local industries. In a region where time is often a premium, these brief and focused courses allow employees to acquire targeted skills without disrupting their daily responsibilities.

Such concise training sessions can be seamlessly integrated into work schedules, offering flexibility and minimising downtime. This approach ensures that employees quickly gain relevant knowledge or tools, making an immediate impact on their performance.

Additionally, Bitesize skills are cost-effective, enabling businesses to invest in continuous learning without significant financial strain. Overall, the accessibility and efficiency of these brief training programs make them a valuable resource for businesses in Greater Manchester, contributing to workforce development and adaptability in a dynamic business landscape.

T-Levels

Launched in 2020, T-Levels are a new two-year course equivalent to three A-Levels. T-Level industry placements offer huge benefits for businesses, whilst positively impacting on the career paths chosen by young people. Employers partner with local schools and colleges to host 45 day placements to the students.

Benefits to employers include:

  • Future Recruitment
  • New Ideas
  • Increased Reputation
  • Staff Development and Satisfaction
  • Build Relationships in the Community

What people say about Skills Map

Being able to access specialist advice, support and services from a trustworthy source is an excellent opportunity that every business in GM should take advantage of. ”

Rachel Redfern – Concert Lights

It’s an excellent resource and an invaluable way to learn how to grow with ongoing support and accountability, something that is very helpful for a business leader. ”

Victoria Jones – Keepace Consulting

The amount of different courses available is fantastic and has helped me personally and us as a company immensely. ”

Toby Hodgkiss - Leisure Guard Security Limited

We were able to put a plan in place and deliver at least one training course to every single employee. ”

Alison Griffies, Quality and Health and Safety Manager, Macpac Limited

Training was a wonderful opportunity to bring employees together from across the company and created camaraderie between different departments. ”

Dawn Lee - Stamford Products Ltd

As a training provider for online digital marketing courses we have found GM Skills Map invaluable. The constant stream of learners wanting to sign up for our courses has meant that we have doubled the number of learners on our system. ”

Peter Dickinson – Vision2success

Small businesses often find it hard to identify the best support and training for their needs - this service helped them explore their options. ”

Karen Licurse – Digital Boost

Working closely with the GM Skills Map team over the last 18 months, we have seen interest grow in our provision and had several new businesses join our employer network. ”

Sarah Qazi – Instep UK

It is quick and easy to get your courses and apprenticeship offer on to the GM Skills Map. We were delighted with the outcomes from the GM Skills Map. ”

Gemma Beech – UK Skills Academy

Learners felt confident in their understanding of what our courses were and what they were to gain – this is down to the simple interface and overall clarity which the GM Skills Map provided. ”

Tom Laws - Serco

Additional Support Links

Additional support services available to Greater Manchester Businesses and Residents