Staff development

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Enhance your workforce and build skills for the future with funded short courses at the University of Sunderland.

Short Courses
IT Skills
Funded training

The UK Shared Prosperity project aims to support businesses within the Sunderland area with their workforce skills development.


Employer Benefits

  • Funding can address CPD requirements within your business.
  • The UK Shared Prosperity funding is available for all staff within the organisation
  • You can access a wide range of programmes to up-skill staff within your organisation.
  • The project includes a suite of funded courses which have been designed by MTC Training and cover a broad range of subjects, including Desktop Applications, IT Technical, Cyber Security, Leadership & Management and Business Administration.

These funded courses will run at various stages throughout the year and will have a set number of places available or bespoke requests can be considered.

Funding at no additional cost

What is The UK Shared Prosperity Fund?

Sunderland Council, as a lead authority area, has been allocated an indicative total of £16,577,891 to invest over three years with the majority of activity and funding in 2023-24 and 2024-25. This is broken down into £14,936,161 of UKSPF core funding and £1,641,730 for the Multiply programme.

Sunderland is in a strong position to use UKSPF alongside other funding streams and has identified priority interventions for support to maximise outcomes for its residents, communities, and businesses.

As part of this initiative, The University of Sunderland (MTC training) can support local business with funded training – aiding growth and development.