Funding for Training

Funding for Training

Tony Swainston Ltd is now registered to deliver training for the LEP skills service.

This new service from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) helps businesses to identify their skills needs based on their business growth objectives and then find the right training solution.

Small and medium-sized business based in the Leeds City Region that have a budget to put towards training could be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000. To find out more about the LEP skills service and apply, visit:

The Leeds City Region covers:

  1. Barnsley
  2. Bradford
  3. Calderdale
  4. Craven
  5. Harrogate
  6. Kirklees
  7. Leeds
  8. Selby
  9. Wakefield
  10. York

The types of training courses that could be eligible for the Skills Fund include ILM Leadership and Management programmes and ILM Coaching and Mentoring programmes. (ILM is the Institute of Leadership and Management).

Please note that all skills service applications are subject to approval panels and are assessed on a case by case basis.

To find out more about the above training courses, please contact Tony Swainston Ltd on 01423 536307 or 07919 045 429 or email

Download  011.-LEP-Funding.pdf (169 downloads)

Coaching for Battle Back

Coaching for Battle Back

In 2016 I will be training 30 members of Battle Back up to ILM Level 5 in Coaching & Mentoring.

The British Legion established and operates The Battle Back Centre, to support wounded, injured and sick Service personnel. The Centre exists to help people achieve their best possible recovery and either return to Service duty or to make a smooth transition to civilian life.

If you are interested in an ILM Coaching and Mentoring programme then download this flyer  TS-Coaching-Mentoring-Courses-ILM.pdf (170 downloads)

If you are interested in an ILM Leadership and Management programme then download this flyer  TS-Leadership-Management-Courses-ILM-v3.pdf (175 downloads)

Learning to think like a great leader 

Learning to think like a great leader 

I recently gave a webinar for MILE (Medina Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship).

‘The world doesn’t just need leaders it needs great leaders!’

To understand the core idea behind how great leaders actually think we must ask ourselves four fundamental questions.

Go to to watch the webinar and to download the PowerPoint presentation.

Train the Trainer for STEPS

Train the Trainer for STEPS

Working with a great great of people in Kirklees on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th January 2015. I am training them to use the STEPS® programme with parents. 

STEPS® is a recognised learning route for the Level 2 Award in Developing Effective Thinking Skills (QCF) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is credited and levelled by SCQF at level 5 in Scotland, through the awarding body NCFE. It is one of the key programmes of the Pacific Institute.