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Calling Rochdale, Bury, Oldham and Tameside Employers

​Rochdale Training has secured funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to support local employers to train the workforce.

By offering your staff free courses or additional free training, you can:

  • Promote a culture of learning and upskill your employees in their current roles or help them progress into higher-skilled roles 
  • Improve numeracy, language and digital skills in the workplace
  • Increase productivity and workforce development 
  • Develop a loyal and motivated workforce, with higher staff retention rates
  • Build a stronger, more competitive business with a skilled and versatile team
  • Access our Free Silver Membership – Accessing further discounts
  Level  Duration (Months) Lesson Delivery 
Business Administration/Customer Service       
Diploma in Customer Service 2 9 to 10  1 teaching lesson per month
Diploma in Business Admin  9 to 12  1 teaching lesson per month
Team Leading / Management       
Diploma in Team Leading  9 to 12  1 teaching lesson per month
Diploma in Early Years  2 9 to 12  1 teaching lesson per month
Health and Social Care       
Diploma in Care  9 to 12  1 teaching lesson per month
Performing Engineering Operations  2 Up to 6  1 teaching lesson per month
Functional Skills       
Maths  1 and 2  Up to 5  Dependent on availability 
English  1 and 2  Up to 5  Dependent on availability
Digital Skills  E3 and 1 Up to 5  Dependent on availability

Chief Executive, Jill Nagy from Rochdale Training said "We are very excited to offer this fund to employers. It allows employers to select a package of support for employees across the business. Investing in the future by developing existing talent will support growth and future-proof businesses.”

We’ll be flexible to work around your business and ensure minimal disruption at all times.

​Take a look at our new 2024 Guide to Apprenticeships and Training via this link:

For further information, contact Lisa Agnew on 01706 631417 or

*Workforce funding is subject to employer/employee eligibility.

IOSH Managing Safely

Managing Safely is unlike any other course. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and a sharp business focus. But you’ll also find that the highly innovative format and content engages and inspires your staff – critical to getting safety and health embedded across the whole organisation.

Who is Managing Safely for?

Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health

This 1-Day course covers the content of the Level 1 course but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.


This course will run over 1 day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:

Performing Engineering Operations - Employed

Performing Engineering Operations includes units that will include hand fitting, mechanical maintenance, health and safety and data and documentation. The training is delivered on a one-to-one basis in the workplace.

The course has been designed to give employees an understanding of a wide range of engineering practices and allows them to further develop a range of practical engineering skills and safe and professional behaviours. If you have a workforce that enjoys learning by ‘doing’ and is more ‘hands-on’ then this course is for them.

Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service

Are you looking to up-skill in your Customer Service career? This course will give you the knowledge and understanding of key principles and values required to work in the Customer Service Sector. This course is designed for candidates who are already Employed.


This training has been made possible thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding to deliver Adult Education. This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of customer service environments.