European Social Fund
Skills Support for Redundancy
Training activity must be successfully completed before individuals leave employment wherever possible. However, where this is not possible individuals must be supported to complete any outstanding activity after leaving employment where necessary. Provision may be full-time or part-time and subject to Department for Work and Pensions benefit regulations in the case where individuals have already left employment.
Support will be targeted at up-skilling or re-skilling individuals to improve their employment opportunities through the delivery of targeted careers advice, skills-based interventions including accredited units and qualifications to meet the needs of employers offering recruitment opportunities. This is a short sharp intervention for people relatively close to being job ready.
Target customer group
Adults aged 18 and over who: are under consultation or notice of redundancy; have been notified by their employer that they are likely to be directly affected by downsizing or company closure locally; or have recently been made unemployed. For those who are unemployed, eligible individuals are those who are in receipt of state benefits, who want to enter employment and need skills training to do so.
A mix of contracted independent, college and voluntary providers across the sector.
List of Redundancy Skills Support Providers
The links below provide details of organisations contracted by the Skills Funding Agency to deliver Skills Support for Redundancy in your region(s).
Please click on the link relevant to your region(s) to view name of provider(s), named contact(s), telephone and email address.
Yorkshire and Humber
Skills support must respond to an individual’s needs to help them secure a new job, Apprenticeship or self employment.
Short, sharp, job-focused interventions will enable individuals to be ready to continue in, enter or re-enter sustainable employment including Apprenticeships and self employment, and contribute positively to the local labour market.
European Social Fund Funding Requirements: Skills Support for the Unemployed and Apprenticeship Support to Employers and Skills Support for Redundancy
This document sets out the way in which the Skills Funding Agency will fund European Social Fund (ESF) for new contracts from April 2011. This document outlines the key ESF requirements that apply to this provision and reinforces the ESF rules and regulations as applied by European Social Fund Division (ESFD) in how they relate to the ESF England Programme. It provides key information to support the delivery of ESF, in particular where the requirements either differ or supplement the normal Skills Funding Agency provision or national ESF criteria.
Please note that this document also contains the following Annexes at the end of the document:
Annex A – Evidence of Job Outcome (4 weeks)
Annex A – Evidence of Job Outcome (26 weeks) London contracts only
Annex B – ESF Apprenticeship Grants for Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Apprentices aged 18 and 24
Annex C – Company Level Data Capture Form (De Minimus)
European Social Fund Delivery Requirements: Skills Support for Redundancy
This document sets out the delivery or service requirements which Skills Funding Agency providers, delivering the Skills Support for Redundancy programme, are expected to adhere to.
Adult European Social Fund Contract Deliverables Evidence Requirements: Skills Support for Redundancy and Skills Support for the Unemployed and Apprenticeship Support to Employers
This document outlines which Individualised Learner Record (ILR) codes need to be used when providers are completing their ILR returns to claim payments for delivering the Skills Support for Redundancy and Skills Support for the Unemployed and Apprenticeship Support to Employers programmes.
If you have any queries about the programmes featured on this website, please contact your Skills Funding Agency Account Manager.