Funded Training – Sheffield City Region

About BSA Training

BSA Training aims to improve people to improve business.

We specialise in working with a range of organisations and individuals to understand ‘where they are now’, ‘where they aspire to be’ and deliver bespoke training programmes to ‘get them there’.  BSA Training are proud to have been recognised at the Doncaster Business Awards for our achievements, including ‘Runner-up’ and ‘Finalist’ for ‘Small Business of the Year’ and ‘Success through Partnership Working’ awards.


BSA Training offer

Our funded training includes bespoke, short and long term, face to face and virtual training courses covering topics on

  • Leadership and management
  • Team development
  • Coaching
  • Behavioural and organisational change
  • Sales and account management
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Business Planning


Funding & eligibility 

Sheffield City Region (SkillsBank)

The Skills Bank Programme has been extended until 2025 by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.   Skills Bank provides employers across South Yorkshire with access to high quality training and funding to support them to
Develop their business. Private sector investment is matched with public funding to help businesses to deliver bespoke,
tailor-made training.

In order to be eligible for support through this programme the following must apply:

  • Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), which are businesses with less than 250 staff (1-249) and either an annual turnover of less than €50 million (approximately £40 million), or an annual balance sheet of less than €43 million (approximately £34 million).
  • Large Companies can be supported through Skills Bank up to a maximum 50% cost of training.
  • The employer must have an operational base within one of the 4 Local Authority Areas of the SCR – Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield
  • An operational base is defined as a physical site in the SCR (i.e. office, depot etc.) that is owned or leased by the employer, which their employees are contracted to work from.
  • New businesses can be supported through Skills Bank, but will need to demonstrate clear business objectives and initial success of their existing business model as well as capacity to grow. We may as for further information from businesses that are less than 12 months old. Skills Bank must not be used to support the start-up of a business.
  • Skills Bank can support all businesses across the Sheffield City Region no matter which business sector or SCR postcode.
  • Participants must be aged 19 or over, and have the legal right to live and work in the UK


BSA’s Training Approach

These are our pledges to our learners:

  • You’ll learn practical techniques that can apply straightaway. The training is not about learning the latest models or learning which person developed which theory.  The training will be easy to follow, straightforward and practical so you can quickly apply what you learned in the workplace.
  • You’ll have time to plan-do-review. The long-lasting and behavioural learning takes place once lessons are practically applied in the workplace.  At the end of each workshop, participants will be required to collate an action plan outlining what they are going to do differently as a direct consequence of the training.  You will be expected to report back at the following session on the progress you made.
  • You’ll be comfortable. We’ll create an informal, relaxed and supportive learning environment to help you get the most out of the session.
  • You’ll be engaged. We’ll include activities like experiential problem-solving games, role plays and action learning sets. Your personality will be tested, as will your behaviour. You’ll get 360-degree feedback, action learning sets, we’ll have group discussions; one-to-ones, experiential problem-solving games, role plays and case studies.
  • You’ll learn about you. We will “hold up a mirror” so you can see and celebrate what makes you unique and your contribution to the business.
  • You’ll learn about others. We will provide opportunities for the participants to learn, not just about themselves, but about colleagues, customers, suppliers and how to best work with them.
  • You’ll improve relationships with fellow learners. We will improve working relationships and develop lines of communication between participants through peer group learning; sharing good practice; team working exercises and group discussions
  • You’ll get training specific to you. We’ll ensure the training is relevant and has impact. We will flex the content of the programme based on any emerging needs of the group.
  • You’ll have access to aftercare. We will provide support after the training programme for questions and ongoing guidance.


What our customers say ….

The long-term effects of this training have been dramatic. I could see immediately that people were approaching each other differently before the day was even over. I think the continued support we receive from Bobby is instrumental in ensuring things do not just go back to the way they were before the training.

Steve Allenby, Director of Shape Services Ltd and Director of E1EW

Bobby came highly recommended, but his previous experience and great programme of work were the deciding factors. His approach is very smart, friendly and approachable. He easily finds out what the challenge is even if you are struggling to articulate it.

Paul Walters, Operations Manager at Addooco

The feedback from all the sessions has been fantastic. Bobby’s delivery and the useful content have made the sessions enjoyable and empowered colleagues to self reflect and develop a great link start to a culture of continuous development.

Lucy Goddard, HR Manager at Pricecheck

The feedback from all the sessions has been fantastic. Bobby’s delivery and the useful content have made the sessions enjoyable and empowered colleagues to self reflect and develop a great link start to a culture of continuous development.

Stacey Davies-Bowler, Managing Director at Pinewood Lettings

The training has provided my team with a good toolbox of skills to take with them into the next step in their careers. Bobby has a modern, fun approach to bringing the best out in people. He even has a way of engaging with those who usually shy away from the spotlight. You couldn’t give someone else his programme and expect the same workshop – Bobby is the selling point of his training courses.

Stuart West, Technical Manager at Sheffield Theatres

We were very happy with how the training went and since the training we have used BSA again on our team away days for Leadership Training. The sessions were engaging, positive and insightful, providing practical skills we could use quickly back in work.

Jo Barnett, HR Manager at Wakesmith Solicitors

I have really the Leadership and 1 to 1 Training with Bobby. I feel it has helped me develop and understand how I am going to progress into my new role within HR, and it has also helped me to really understand how I can communicate better with my team and understand each of them.

Abby Naylor, HR Manager at Powertherm Contracts


For more information

If you’d like any further information or would like to talk through what you want and how we can help, please don’t hesitate to get in contact by emailing or calling 07989 111711