What is it?
The Tech Partnership Training Fund provides funding for employers to invest in IT training. The purpose is to stimulate increased investment in training which supports business growth and competitiveness.
Employers can access up to 50% of the cost of the training, so this is a great opportunity for you to increase the skills in your workforce.
What is the objective of the Fund?
The objective of the Fund is to increase the investment in IT training so as to take advantage of the UK’s opportunities to become a leader in key strategic tech areas such as Big Data, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing etc.
The beneficiaries of the Fund are individuals who will become more highly skilled, and the UK economy as a whole which will become more competitive and attract more business and inward investment.
By providing investment itself, the Government, via the Tech Partnership, will unlock investment from employers, so that more people get more training than would otherwise have been the case.
What can the Fund support?
Funding is available for employers wanting to invest more in a range of training courses covering topics such as cyber security, big data, mobile, Cloud and e-commerce solutions/platforms.
The two short courses from URM which are eligible for funding by the Tech Partnership Training Fund are the:
- 5 day BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
- 5 day BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management (PCIRM)
As well as being accredited by the BCS, both courses have been accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (CIISec). In addition, URM’s CISMP Course was one of the first courses in the UK to be accredited as part of CESG’S Certified Training (CCT) Scheme.
Employers may apply for up to 50% of the costs of training, up to a maximum of £500 per learner for strategic skills short courses.
Eligibility for this funding?
The main eligibility criteria for employers is as follows:
- The business is based in England and the training is delivered in England
- The training would not have taken place without the support of the fund, and has not already started
- The training will help meet a business’s objectives
- For short courses, the training is in one of the listed strategically important skills areas or another area of strategic importance to your business