Skill Up

West somerset

Apprenticeship & Skills Advisory Service

Supporting the people and businesses of West Somerset

Not Just a website..

Our Services


Latest News and Updates

Digital Skills Innovation Pilot: Digital Momentum – Heart of the south west LEP –

Digital Momentum sets out to encourage under-represented groups in the digital sector to embark on, or progress within, digital careers. We’re specifically looking to engage with women and/ or people...

West Coast 360 Ambassador Programme

The Ambassador Programme is an online training course which has been developed by West Coast 360 to assist those working within the hospitality and leisure industries to improve their local knowledge...

Phone Number: 01984 635221
Access to employment and learning fund

Residents of West Somerset can use the Access to employment fund to help overcome any barriers to employment or learning. This fund can be used for Transport Essential work equipment and work wear Chi...

Phone Number: 0300 304 8000

About Us

Skill up is a complementary Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory service to support the businesses and people of West Somerset.

The West Somerset Social Mobility Plan 2017-2020, developed in support of the Department for Education-funded West Somerset Opportunity Area Programme, identifies that the provision of specialist independent and impartial Apprenticeships and skills information and support locally could help more individuals and businesses in the area to realise their potential.


Our team


Jane Parker our Skill Up Information Adviser and Employment Coach for the community can provide information and support to any individual in the area. 

You could be looking for information and support to enter employment, you may be looking to improve your skills to enhance your opportunities or just looking to Skill Up.
Get in touch with Jane.

Telephone: 07734494755

Find out more about Jane Parker

Apprenticeship and Skills Adviser

Marie Howard the Skill Up Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser. Marie provides information and support for your business to navigate the Apprenticeship and skills journey.

You may be at the start of your journey looking for direction, or on your journey looking ensure the most efficient route. It could be just one burning question to clarify your understanding or thinking. If so, get in touch.

Telephone: 07395796297

Find out more about Marie Howard


Our Partners

We are working with: Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network, West Somerset Opportunity Area Somerset County Council.


What do our customers say?


Miles Tea and Coffee
“It was invaluable having someone impartial available to answer my questions about Skills and Apprenticeships and what training is available. They were able to do the research for me to find the most appropriate training provider/college.

Until I spoke to the Apprenticeship and Skills Adviser, I didn’t know that I could upskill my current employees, I thought that Apprenticeships were just for young people starting a new job, I would certainly recommend getting in contact with Skill Up WS to find out what funding and training is available.”

Dawn Williamson, HR and Sales/Marketing


D J Miles & Co Ltd


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