The ESF Widening Participation through Skills Project has been successful in receiving £2.9 million of European Social Funding as part of the 2014–2020 Growth Programme.
The Widening Participation through Skills Project aims to improve pathways from vocational programmes to higher education and to increase access for all to higher level skills training through innovative and flexible access routes which address barriers to participation. This project will particularly target those least likely to access HE including part-time employees, older workers and other disengaged and disadvantaged groups.
The project partnership is managed by the University of Plymouth. Delivery partners are Truro and Penwith College, the University of Exeter, Adult Education, Cornwall Council, Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change and Cornwall Film Festival.