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Sparsholt College & Andover College with four other colleges have been jointly selected to deliver three European Social Fund contracts for the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise M3. The contracts will provide £1,750,000 of training to support the needs of local employers, their employees and those who have been made redundant living within the LEP local area along the M3 corridor – from South West Surrey through much of Hampshire to the New Forest.

The initiative will support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in growth and priority sectors including ICT and digital media, pharmaceuticals, aerospace & defence, animal care and professional business services, to name a few, helping to boost the wider, regional economy.

We are offering you flexible training certified and nationally-recognised qualifications or a tailored programme directly relevant to the workplace. Previous programme participants have told us they gained tangible benefits including increased employee confidence, motivation and productivity and improved employee loyalty and retention.

On top of this, if you have employees under threat of redundancy, or who have been made redundant in the last six months they could access information, advice and guidance to help make their training choices.

Take a look at the courses we offer here and get in touch to secure free, quality training for your staff.

For further information or to discuss your individual requirements, please contact one of our helpful advisers on 0845 850 0916. We will check your business is eligible and talk you through the processes to see if you are eligible for this valuable, free training.


The European Social Fund (ESF) is one of the funds set up by the European Union to help combat unemployment and regenerate areas of urban and rural decline.