Promoting business workshops and training is a Theme 3, ‘Best for Business’ project for BID Camborne.

During Year 2, BID Camborne trialled delivering training opportunities, but take up was poor.  Therefore going forward, BID Camborne will promote training opportunities considered of interest to levy payers and provide contact information for local training providers we are aware of.

However, if levy payers are interested in particular business related training, BID Camborne will investigate organising it on your behalf.

Local training providers for business

There are a number of organisations locally offering a variety of training opportunities for individuals and businesses.  Listed below are organisations BID Camborne has met and have something to offer.  The list is in alphabetical order.

Cornwall College – Camborne Campus

Cornwall College Camborne, Trevenson Road, Pool, Cornwall, TR15 3RD

0800 731 7594 or 01209 611611

Cornwall College, Camborne offers a broad range of training and qualifications, including a broad range for businesses.

As part of the service for employers, Cornwall College Business (CCB)  identifies funding opportunities to help stretch your training budgets further. CCB works with funding bodies locally and nationally to support apprenticeships, as well as a range of bespoke and qualification programmes. This is predominantly through the government’s Skills Funding Agency, convergence, Train to Gain and a diverse range of other funding streams.

CCB Business Development Advisers understand the complexities of funding streams and can help you access grants to offset your training costs. Employers gain relevant high quality training at reduced costs without any of the effort of applying for funding themselves.

Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency

Unit 7B, Falmouth Business Park, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4SZ

Tel: 01326 314 904

Has your Business considered taking on an apprentice? Do you require any funded training?

The Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency may be able to assist.


  • free guidance and support
  • a service tailored to the needs of your business
  • identify potential grants for funding and training on your behalf
  • low risk solution to enhancing your workforce

DMT Business Services

The Cardrew Centre, 15-16 Cardrew Way, Cardrew Industrial Estate, Redruth,  Cornwall, TR15 1SS

Tel: 0845 680 6868

DMT offers Apprenticeships and other free and subsidised training through government and European funded programmes, and competitively-priced training tailored to meet customer needs.

If you are an employer looking to recruit new staff and develop the skills of your workforce DMT can help you access support and funding to employ and train staff, and provide free recruitment and placing services to help you find workers with the skills you require.

Digital Peninsula Network (DPN)

1-2 Old Brewery Yard, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SL

01736 333700

Digital Peninsula Network (DPN) is the largest network of ICT and digital businesses in Cornwall.  We offer a range of services including training provision, networking events and marketing support. DPN represents the views of businesses in the ICT / Digital sectors based in Cornwall, helping to attract funding and further support for businesses.

Unlocking Potential

Unlocking Potential & Oxford Innovation are thrilled to offer Cornish entrepreneurs a fantastic, fully-funded, two-day business start-up workshop – the best way to kickstart your new venture and access experienced business coaching.  Next workshop is 31st March and 1st April 2016.

Please contact Unlocking Potential to find out more.

Education Training Skills

ETS House, Unit 1 Glenthorne Court, Threemilestone Business Park, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9NY

01872 300123

ETS is a specialist training provider of work-based learning in Business and Administration, Customer Service, ITQ, Team Leading, Management, Advice and Guidance, Employment Related Services and Health and Social Care.

Providing Apprenticeships, full Qualifications and short CPD courses for staff development.

As a leading South West Training Provider we offer local solutions for organisations across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

ETS are currently able to offer our apprenticeships with no charge to small/medium employers (those with less than 1000 employees) for anyone over 16 years of age. This includes:

-Levels 2, 3 and 4 Business Administration
-Level 2 Team Leading and Levels 3, 4 and 5 Management
-Levels 2, 3 and 5 Health and Social Care
-Levels 2 and 3 Customer Service, ICT and Warehousing
-Level 2 Cleaning and Environmental Support Services

For more information contact  Kate Hodgson, Project Co-Ordinator on: 07756 147275 or 01872 300123 or email

Piece of Cake

18, Carrick Business Centre, Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8AR

01326 372057

Communications specialists, working across a range of platforms we’re highly experienced in PR, marketing, digital and social media channels. Piece of Cake also offers outstanding training, mentoring and coaching. Both directors, Sam and Suzie, are trained teachers and lecturers, so are able to offer the perfect mix of industry insight and academic experience.

As well as working with large organisations to deliver training for members and partners, Piece of Cake also delivers in-house training for businesses, one-to-one training, workshops and bite size sessions.

Questions and Answers CIC

4 Station Road, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2AB

01209 200583

Questions & Answers is a Community Interest Company, which specialises in providing flexible adult training and apprenticeships across Cornwall and Devon.

Whether you are employed, unemployed, a business owner or a charitable organisation, we can tailor any course to fit your needs. We cater for people of all ages, from all walks of life.  Hours are flexible and our tutors can come to you. And, thanks to our funders, the majority of our courses are free.

As a CIC we also offer support to employers and local businesses to develop, network and to unlock their potential through both accredited and bespoke training solutions, capacity building and mentoring.  Innovation is what we do best, and we love nothing more than developing and devising new and exciting courses suited to those who need them.

We like to think of ourselves as a friendly bunch, so why not give us a call or drop us an email and see what we can do for you.

Current Training Opportunities

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