Guide for Employers

This website is designed to help you find the right training and skills support for your workforce.

If you are clear about the training and skills support your business needs, then the interactive Course Finder is the perfect tool to help you search for courses by sector, subject, level or location. A helpful introductory video navigates you through the tool’s content and operation.

This Course Finder is produced and maintained by the Marches Skills Provider Network and brings together, in a single resource, details of qualifications, courses, training and skills development on offer across the Marches. Its content is regularly reviewed.

It offers businesses the opportunity to search for training and development opportunities that will benefit both organisations and their employees. Over 1000 courses are detailed and divided into sectors aligned to the 15 Occupational Maps designated by the Institute for Apprenticeships, in addition to the Preparation for Work pathway.

Business-friendly terms have been used to explain the types of training available, but if you need more information, our FAQ page may help.

The Employer Guide to Apprenticeships & Traineeships issued by The National Apprenticeship Service is also a useful source of information and guidance.

For further support and guidance, please call the National Business Support Helpline for free on 0800 998 1098 or email

Please note: The Marches Growth Hub is not responsible for the content of external sites.