The Edge is a partnership of Cumbrian training providers that work together to deliver ESF skills contracts for the benefit of Cumbrian businesses and their workforce. SP Training are an approved delivery partner and along with the partnership are currently delivering the Skills Support for the Workforce contract in Cumbria which has funding available until 2023.

Carlisle College is the accountable body for the contract which is funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and supported by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

 What’s available?

  • Funded training opportunities for Cumbria SME’s and their employees to support business growth and support the achievement of higher level skills.
  • Support for businesses undergoing industrial restructure with funded training and employability support for staff at risk of redundancy.


  • Eligible businesses must have a base in Cumbria and employ less than 250 employees. Those who are self-employed are also eligible for support.
  • Employees must be aged over 16 years of age and be a resident in the UK.

Support is available for the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Visitor Economy
  • Nuclear
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Rural Economy
  • Health & Social Care
  • Professional Services
  • Creative & Cultural
  • Logistics

Qualifications SP Training deliver which can be funded through The Edge include:

Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
Level 2 Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus & Coach)
Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Principles

To find out more about the courses or to enrol please contact our Sales Team on 01228 530 552 or

If what you are looking for is not on the list please contact us as we may still be able to help or refer you to another Edge partner who can help.

If you want to find out more about The Edge please visit The Edge website.

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"We find the team at SP Training to be highly experienced, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. Their understanding of our training needs and the logistics sector in general is second to none. With an innovative and flexible approach to our requirements this makes them an ideal business partner and our training provider of choice."

Neil Robinson, Director – Tyson H. Burridge

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