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The Edge in Cumbria - Funded Courses for Employers

The Edge is a Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership project offering funded training to businesses and their employees so they can secure the skills they need for business growth. Newton Rigg College has teamed up with the Edge funding organisation to deliver a range of courses

The Edge In Cumbria

The Edge is a £8.5 million Skills Support for the Workforce Project, funded by the European Social Fund and co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency, providing training opportunities with a focus on supporting workforce development with Cumbrian SMEs.

There is a strong focus on support to recruit apprentices and find training opportunities.  The programme is being delivered by a range of partners, throughout the county, committed to developing skills in the workforce across Cumbria.

If your organisation is based in Cumbria and you have less than 250 employees then you are eligible for funding.  Those self employed are also eligible for support.
Those accessing funded training must be aged 16+, be resident in England and working for more than 8 hours a week.

Working with Newton Rigg College
As a partner in the consortium Newton Rigg College offers fully funded training for businesses across the agriculture and land based sectors.  We will provide your business with a Training Needs Analysis in order for you to review your whole business and identify areas for growth, support and development.

Available short courses include:
Sit in All Terrain Vehicles
Sit Astride All Terrain Vehicles
Advanced Dairy Management
Dry Stone Walling
Award in Skin Cancer Awareness for Non-Healthcare Professionals
Short Distance Transport of Animals

Part Time, Short Courses and Skills Training

If you are looking for other short courses including pesticides and chainsaws, please visit our short courses page.

Get in Touch
For more information or a quick chat to find our what this could mean for your business contact a member of the Employer Engagement Team on 01768 893400 who will be happy to to talk about how they can help.  Alternatively email  for further information.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400