Solent Region funded training for managers and prospective managers

Many small and large businesses in Hampshire are being affected by Covid-19 and the social isolation measures being rolled out by the Government. This is forecast to have a massive impact on trade and it is important for us to find ways of maximising the productivity of our staff who are home-working, stay in touch with those furloughed and also prepare for making sure organisations are prepared to bounce back when the social isolation is over.

The role of our managers and team leaders is going to be vital in the engagement and support of our staff as they get used to working from home for indeterminate length of time. – Richard Curtis, CEO

Multi-award winning Southampton-based national training providers The Mentoring School and the Mental Health Awareness Programme are offering funded online qualifications training to businesses in Hampshire to help managers to make sure they are getting the very best from their staff. The funding is part of the European Social Fund and delivered as series of 15-25 minute videos to make sure that it does not take them away for long periods of time.

Suitable for furloughed employees:

“A furloughed employee can take part in volunteer work or training, as long as it does not provide services to or generate revenue for, or on behalf of your organisation.”

Complimentary lifetime support – with all courses, the training providers offer people accessing them information, advice or guidance at any time in the future. Richard says, “we believe that this not only helps your business through the social isolation, but also moving forward as we enter the recovery phase”.

eLearning programmes

Mentoring in the Workplace Qualification £700 or 23 free places for eligible businesses in the Solent region*

A programme leading to a level 3 qualification in how to support, develop and engage with staff as a mentor to help them overcome barriers that are affecting their performance or productivity.

Mentoring and Coaching Qualification £700 or 23 free places for eligible businesses in the Solent region*

A programme leading to a level 3 qualification for managers and supervisors in how to use a coaching and mentoring approach to improve productivity, address workplace performance issues, nurture talent and grow confident.

Pandemic Wellbeing Suite

A 5-video course for managers to help them ensure that home working staff are engaged, productive and are not isolated or experiencing deteriorating mental health.

To get access or for more information, please contact Richard Curtis, 02381 120010 or

*Funding is provided through the CSW Group from the European Social Fund and to be eligible employees need to complete the learning and portfolio, and courses need to be accessed from Solent Postcode areas (businesses do not necessarily have to be in those postcode areas).

Prices exclude VAT.