Individuals and businesses wishing to up-skill their staff in marketing can now do so through the Rising Stars programme.

Delivered by CCB (Cornwall College Business), project manager Kate Poole said: "It is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and businesses. Through fully-funded marketing workshops, one-to-one support and guidance along with an opportunity to progress onto part-funded Professional Marketing Certificate level four, accredited by Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the funding will up-skill businesses and their staff.”

Sally Foard, group director of development for the Cornwall College Group, explained that CCB boasts the only CIM accredited centre in Cornwall.

“Our pass rates are consistently higher than the UK average for internal centres and higher than the international average,” she said. “With industry expert trainers our delegates have achieved 100 per cent pass rates for the last three assessments.

"If you are looking to develop your career in marketing our CIM course will help you achieve your career goals and with funding now available, I urge you to take advantage of this.”

CCB’s fully-funded marketing workshops are run over four hours and the next one starts on November 21 at the Business Space, Truro.

To find out more about CIM courses and the funding opportunities this project offers contact CCB on 0800 731 7594; email or visit