Businesses along the Lincolnshire coast can send their employees on free training workshops to boost growth.

Businesses along the Lincolnshire coast will be able to send their employees on free training workshops as part of a programme to help generate jobs and boost business growth.

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is supporting local providers to deliver workshops on mental health first aid, food safety, customer service and equality and diversity.

The LEP project – Coastal Sustainability through Careers and Business Skills in Greater Lincolnshire – secured £370,000 of government funding last year and is one of 26 across England to receive grant funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

Now the LEP will deliver a range of training opportunities that were identified by local businesses as a high priority in supporting their businesses to grow and their staff to develop.

“I am delighted to be able to announce the free training that is available through the Coastal Communities funded project,” said Nicola Radford, Senior Commissioning Officer at Lincolnshire County Council, who manages the project.

“The programme offers tailored, innovative training courses to businesses in the visitor economy in the off season, when employers have told us they have more time and scope to train.

“Local training providers will come together to help address skill shortages and the workshops will help local residents access employment and develop careers along the Lincolnshire coast.”

The courses include:

Boston College:

  • Two-day Mental Health First Aider
  • Three-day Food Safety Level 3
  • Four-hour Customer Service for All
  • One-day Equality and Diversity Champions for the Visitor Economy

First College Lincs:

  • Level 3 NVQ Professional Cooking Units
  • Level 3 Hospitality and Supervision Units

NCC Training Academy:

  • Four-day NCC Electrical Maintenance of Caravan Holiday Homes - Intermediate Level

The courses will run from March until May and are only available to visitor economy businesses on the Lincolnshire Coast on a first come, first served basis.

The visitor economy is worth over £1.9bn pa to the Greater Lincolnshire economy.

It’s hoped the programme will safeguard 220 jobs and improve the quality of life for residents along the coast. The workshops will help generate a greater understanding of the local visitor economy and create a high-quality year-round visitor economy which benefits from a supply of skilled, reliable staff.

For more information or to make a booking please contact the individual providers:

Boston College: 01205 313218 or email
First College Lincs: 01507 601122 or email
NCC Training Academy: 01252 796090 or email