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Leading Lancashire

European Social Fund

The Leading Lancashire project is part funded by the European Social Fund, supporting SMEs and the self-employed in Lancashire to develop effective behaviours in Leadership & Management.

About Leading Lancashire

The project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and delivered by a consortium of 8 organisations including Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC), and is led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Activities are delivered across the partnership through coordinated promotional campaigns, focussing on advice & guidance, coaching & mentoring, and upskilling employees.

Leading Lancashire is a development programme in the following Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership priority sectors; Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy & Environment, Digital, Creative, Visitor Economy, Financial Services and Construction.

Am I eligible?

If you're employed by a Lancashire-based Small or Medium Enterprise (SME) with less than 250 employees, or you are self-employed, then you could be entitled to access all our Leading Lancashire courses for free.

There is no limit to the number of courses you can attend. You must be aged over 16 or over and be eligible to live and work in the UK.

What does the project involve?

LMC are proud to offer a range of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) awards and certificates as part of the project, alongside courses in innovation, marketing, social media, content creation and IT packages.

By taking part in the Leading Lancashire project, you will gain access to:

  • Skills and confidence development programmes, increasing individual capacity to take up opportunities such as coaching, mentoring and support.


  • Leadership and management qualifications and units from Level 3 to Level 7.


  • Bridging programmes to prepare employees for higher-level apprenticeships and qualifications.


  • A range of courses offered as a half day course, a short course (full day) and management development programmes delivered either face to face in our Business Conference Centre or via online technologies.

How do I enrol?

For further information, or to enrol on to any of the courses in Leadership & Management or Digital Skills, please call or email the team and we'll be happy to help.

Employer & participant Feedback 

The courses have assisted with essential business skills, social media training and management, which have benefitted the attendee as well as the firm. We'll definitely be using the College again and some staff have already signed up for courses in 2021.

Charlotte Russell, Solicitor
Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand LLP

I found all the courses to be well thought-out and exceptionally delivered. The tutors gave a fantastic insight of the topics and provided the necessary in-depth information to feel like an expert on the subject.

Tara Gerrard, Business Admin Executive Ltd

The sessions were well structured, interesting and interactive, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss how our knowledge could be applied to our individual business situations, the pace was tailored well to suit course attendees.

Karen Robinson, Marketing Executive
Like Technologies

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