• Up to £1,000 worth of business funding available through LSC’s Train to Gain
• Grants can be used for individual training courses or in-company training

Businesses that qualify for grant funding from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) can now benefit from digital marketing training courses led by internet research and training specialist, Econsultancy. Up to £1,000 worth of funding is available to businesses based in England, £500 of which can be used to train a key member of staff. The remaining £500 can be used to help other members of the senior team become ‘digital experts’. All of Econsultancy's 150+ digital marketing training courses will be available to businesses that successfully access funding.

The first £500 of grant support does not require a contribution from the employer and the subsequent £500 must be 'matched' by the employer.

To qualify, organisations should:
• be based in England
• employ between 5 and 249 people
• not have already received Train to Gain Leadership and Management funding support.

Training requirements are agreed with a Specialist Adviser and training costs are usually reimbursed within four weeks of attending the course.

Craig Hanna, Training Director, Econsultancy commented: "We hope that this partnership will enable a greater number of businesses to access web 'know-how' because in today's economic climate those organisations that are truly e-savvy stand a far greater chance of success.

"Our courses take a hands-on approach so that attendees are armed with practical ideas to implement on their return to the office. If you and your organisation meet the eligibility criteria then this really is a no-brainer - there aren't any catches."

Econsultancy's training is recognised globally for helping companies make the most of their budgets. Courses include Fast Track Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Online Copywriting, Web Project Management, Online PR and Web Analytics to name just a few.

For more information about the LSC’s Train to Gain, Leadership and Management funding or Econsultancy's training programme visit http://econsultancy.com/training or contact Econsultancy at training@econsultancy.com or +44 (0)20 7269 1450.

Published on: 4:00AM on 13th February 2009