The Edge is a new £8.5M funded project running until July 2018. The Edge focuses on:

  • Skills Support for the Workforce – Support to 2,500 employed individuals aged 16+ with 1,500 progressing onto an apprenticeship, higher accredited learning or within work
  • Skills Support for the Workforce Priority Sectors – Delivery of training units at Level 3 or above in the following sectors; nuclear, advanced manufacturing, transport / logistics / visitor economy, land based / agri-services, construction, health and social care.
  • Apprenticeship Services – Increase number of apprentices from 2015 by 20% (increase of 1,000 starts per year)

The Edge is a collaboration of Further Education Colleges, the University of Cumbria and training providers such as SP Training, led by Carlisle College.

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 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People
Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
Level 2 Award in Customer Service
Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment
Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment
Level 3 Award in Education & Training
Level 3 Certificate in Management

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.

Find out how we have previously helped DA Harrison and Pioneer Foodservice


The Edge is funded by the European Social Funded, co-financed by the Skill Funding Agency and commissioned by Cumbria LEP. Carlisle College are the accountable body for the contract which is delivered by a partnership of providers.

"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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