Using Virtual Reality and Online Learning to support Employment and Growth in South East LEP– (OC30S18P1166)

Call to run a project which produces a package of online learning and virtual reality to raise awareness of priority sectors and to offer online learning modules, developed in partnership with local employers and skills boards.

Details

SELEP is looking for a package of online learning and virtual reality to raise awareness of priority sectors and to offer online learning modules, developed in partnership with local employers and skills boards. This should build on existing best practice in the area such as the virtual reality software for logistics developed by the Essex Employment and Skills Board. Content when developed should be easy to access across the SELEP area and beyond.

There are huge opportunities for unemployed people to move into employment and for employed people and SMEs to upskill and retrain in the SELEP area, given the right support and knowledge. Productivity and growth is being hampered by the lack of awareness of opportunities in key sectors, access to training and untapped economic activity is restricting growth.

This call is intended to equip people for this growth and skills and to ensure that training is accessible, industry led, locally relevant and dynamic. The ambition for utilising virtual reality and online learning is twofold; firstly it helps to raise awareness of the jobs available now and in the future and secondly it opens up flexible training opportunities to greater cohorts such as those in rural areas, those in prison, those with transport challenges or those in work who wish to undertake training flexibly. SELEP would like to establish local, relevant content in-keeping with the priorities set out in the skills strategy. Such a project is intended to establish SELEP as an area of expertise.

For more information, download the call specification.

Location

The project must cover the South East LEP Area.

Value

Approximately £750,000 of funding is available.

Deadlines

Outline application deadline: 31/12/2018.

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Outline Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form.

You will also need to complete the Annex for ESF IP2.2 Calls

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

Where to send completed applications

Completed Outline Applications must be submitted to 2014-2020.esfapplications@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Failure to send completed applications to this email address by the deadline in the call specification will be ineligible for consideration.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Contact details

Contact esf.2014-2020@dwp.gsi.gov.uk with queries linked to accessing or using the specification, forms, guidance etc.

No applications are to be sent to this email address. Completed applications must be sent to the email address provided in the ‘Where to send completed applications’ section above / Section 9 of the Call Specification.

Published 15 October 2018