The Edge

What is The Edge

The Edge is a partnership of Cumbrian training providers that work together to deliver ESF skills contracts for the benefit of Cumbrian businesses and their workforce. RWP Training is an approved delivery partner and along with the partnership is currently delivering the Skills Support for the Workforce contract in Cumbria which has funding available until 2023.

Carlisle College is the accountable body for the contract which is funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and supported by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

What's available

  • Funded training opportunities for Cumbria SME's and their employees to support business growth and support the achievement of higher level skills.

  • Support for businesses undergoing industrial restructure with funded training and employability support for staff at risk of redundancy.


  • Eligible businesses must have a base in Cumbria and employ less than 250 employees. Those who are self-employed are also eligible for support.

  • Employees must be aged over 16 years of age and be a resident in the UK.

Support is available for the following sectors:

  • Construction

  • Visitor Economy

  • Nuclear

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Rural Economy

  • Health and Social Care

  • Professional Services

  • Creative and Cultural

  • Logistics

Funded courses available at RWP Training

  • Special Education Needs

  • Speech, Language and Communications

  • Safeguarding

  • Team Leader

Available Packages

Click here to download the Early Years package details

Click here to download the Teaching Assistant package details

To find out more about the courses or to enroll please contact Pippa on 01228 593446 or

If you want to find out more about The Edge please visit