Riseholme’s Services to Business team are on hand to help your business succeed.

Explore our services below or call 01964 553044 or email to find out more.


Partnering with Riseholme to offer an apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity for your business to develop the staff it needs.

Businesses across the country are now increasingly realising the enormous benefits that Apprenticeships create, not only in terms of a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention.

Find out more about working with us to offer an Apprenticeship.

Business Training

To help your business succeed in this time of economic challenge, it’s vital to invest in skills and education.

Training increases productivity in the short term and has significant impact for the future. If you are looking to improve your skills, there is a range of support available.

Government funding has been prioritised for Small to Medium Enterprises, defined as organisations with less than 250 employees. Funding is available to assist SME's in delivering training for existing staff and subject to the eligibility of the individuals, may result in fully/partially funded courses.

Riseholme can assist with training in the following areas:

  • Agriculture – crop production, livestock production, mixed farming and poultry production
  • Animal Care
  • Business – team leading, business administration, customer services and management
  • Food – food and drink manufacture, meat and poultry processing and butchery
  • Horse Care
  • Horticulture – amenity horticulture, production horticulture and local environmental services
  • Land-based Service Engineering.

Conferences, Meetings and Events

Riseholme Showground campus includes a number of venues located across the college campus that are suitable for conferences, meetings and events.

We are situated just five miles from Lincoln, just off the A15, making it really easy to get here. We have free parking available too. Find out more.

Food Product Cooking Instructions

Riseholme College has a dedicated team within the Food faculty providing two principle services for businesses - cooking verification and cooking instruction generation. Find out more.

Short Courses

We offer a number of short courses, both leisure courses and accredited courses, covering a wide variety of subjects. You can find those here.

If you’re looking for a course that’s accredited by a professional body, look out for the accredited symbol.

Skills for Life

It may be that some of your staff would benefit from additional support in literacy and numeracy or may wish to achieve a ‘Skills for Life’ qualification for the skills they already have.

Services to Business can help to identify your employees’ basic skills needs and provide them with the support they need.

We can offer:

  • Basic skills screening and diagnostic assessment
  • Extra support with Maths and English
  • Assessment and support for dyslexia
  • Use of specialist equipment and learning aids for any physical disabilities or sensory impairment.

Team Building

You know the value of effective teams in delivering your business objectives.

Perhaps though, as you evaluate the options for building your team you are looking for new and interesting ways to stimulate them - do you want to improve their communication or problem solving skills, or do you want them to adopt a more 'one-team' approach - then our customised events may be what you are looking for!

To ensure the event is developmental, feedback is provided after each activity giving an immediate opportunity to reflect on both individual and group performance. This reflection is a critical part of the day, leading to practical changes for individuals to take back and use in the workplace.

We’ve worked to a range of themes in the past, from wilderness skills to a sporting special. Our aim is to work with you to produce an event that matches your own company needs.

We can assist with hospitality and accommodation too.

Training for the Unemployed

Getting back to work with Edexcel, ILM and City & Guilds Accredited Qualifications and AptEd Awards.

Job Seekers Allowance claimants may continue to claim unemployment benefit whilst attending college using our FREE transport.

We offer the following courses:

  • APTed Level Two Diploma in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care
  • EDEXCEL BTEC Level Two Certificate in Customer Service
  • ILM Level Two Certificate in Team Leading
  • City & Guilds Practical Horticulture Skills

Training is carried out as either short course delivery or a part time course in line with Department for Work and Pensions guidance around availability for work.

Riseholme College is located near Lincoln and works in conjunction with the with various Job Centre branches, including Gainsborough, Lincoln, Sleaford and Grimsby.

For any queries regarding training for the unemployed, please call 01964 553181 or email

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