Get SMART Skills

SMART SKILLS – Devon has attracted £3.5 million of European Social Fund investment to help Small and Medium Enterprises across the whole county of Devon up-skill their staff.


The experienced and talented SMART SKILLS Advisers, Michael and Naomi, can help guide you through the skills and training options available to your business and link you with the relevant training options for your organisation. Help is also available for unemployed people to gain new skills!


SMART SKILLS Devon is delivered through SMART Partners, City College Plymouth, Focus Training, Learn Devon, Petroc, South Devon College and the University of Exeter. SMART SKILLS Partners offer a range of flexible training solutions from short courses through to full higher-level qualifications. Focusing on, although not limited to, the following sectors:

  • Marine

  • Digital Technologies (including AI and Data Analysis)

  • Composite

  • Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

  • Environmental Futures, Clean Growth and Renewables

  • Construction & Hospitality (Leadership & Management)

  • Generic Leadership and Management

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing)

  • Demand Led

Whilst SMART Skills does aim to support local businesses, the funded opportunities are also available for those looking to upskill or change careers.


For the latest opportunities, take a look at their course calendar here. You can also browse the full breakdown of courses available by various training providers, by clicking here.