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Leadership Growth Skills (LGS) Programme

Liverpool John Moores University ESF

Liverpool Business School (LBS) at Liverpool John Moores University is now managing and delivering the Leadership Growth Skills project across Liverpool City Region (LCR) until the end of December 2023.

The aim is to upskill people currently fulfilling, or with the future potential to undertake higher level management and leadership roles to improve productivity and growth across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens, and Wirral.

Under-represented groups such as women in management, or, leadership roles, people of colour, disabled people and those with learning difficulties, and/or, those with autism or both, are actively encouraged to participate.

This project is receiving £1.3 million of funding from the European Social Fund, as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural Investment Funds Growth Programme in England, under Investment Priority Axis 2.1 – Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups and Liverpool John Moores University.

The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London, the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Social Fund programme.

Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion, and local community regenerations. For more information visit GOV.UK.

The project is aimed at employees from micro-enterprises (1-9 employees) and from small and medium enterprises. (10 – 249 employees and turnover less than £43 million) as well as those individuals that are currently excluded (e.g. carers) from realising their management and leadership potential in the workplace.

The current programmes are fully-funded which means no direct cost subject to meeting the eligibility criteria below which includes being aged 18 plus, living within the 6 boroughs Liverpool City Region and the right to work in the UK.

Find out more

Find our more by visiting the Leadership Growth Skills programme page.

If you are unsure about eligibility and wish to discuss with a member of the Project Team, please email: or call: Tel. No: 0151 231 2792.