Staff training and development

Develop your talent and shape your future workforce

Enabling full potential and equipping teams with the skills to be effective in their roles is what we do. We can help your workforce develop from entry level pre-employment training all the way up to executive development.

We understand that you require tailored solutions to improve skills and meet industry standards. By working in partnership with you, our experts will evaluate your training needs and make cost-effective recommendations that can be seamlessly implemented.

Why choose us?

  • We’re a ‘Grade 1’ Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ training provider.
  • We work with a wide network of organisations to enable successful development and progression.
  • We provide bespoke training solutions for your individual or business needs.
  • Our experience and expertise of delivering training spans the whole learner journey.
  • We’re part of Shaw Trust – one of the largest charities in the UK – and together we transform lives.


Shape your workforce and create skilled workers for your industry.

Our employer-led traineeships are individual programmes designed to meet the needs of your business while providing young people with key skills and knowledge.

  • The placement is completely free of charge with costs met by the government.
  • Flexible, bespoke programmes based on your needs.
  • An excellent way of recruiting new staff for current or future vacancies.
  • Develop the skills of current staff through mentoring, coaching and management.
  • Develop a learning culture to build knowledge, competence and skills in your current workforce.
  • Build a socially responsible business – support regional growth, reduce youth unemployment.


Shape your future workforce with a cost-effective training solution.

Benefit from staff development relevant to your organisation and ensure new and existing employees are building skills and knowledge directly related to their job.

  • Cost-effective training that helps reduce recruitment costs*.
  • Satff develop skills, knowledge and behaviours relevant to their roles and to your organisation and improve productivity*.
  • Current staff develop skills through mentoring, coaching and management.
  • Develop a learning culture to build knowledge, competence and skills in your current workforce.
  • Build a socially responsible business – support regional growth, reduce unemployment.
  • Developed by employers for employers.
  • Available across a wide range of industries from construction to health and social care and IT.
  • Industry relevant – developed by employers.

*Source: Apprenticeship Evaluations 2017: Employers

Management Apprenticeship
Learner Resource Manager Jonathan describes how his apprenticeship put him on the right track.
Find out more about a Management Apprenticeship
Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
Read Jack's story of how he feels more confident and can put his skills into practice.
Find out more about a Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

It has definitely given me a lot more information, knowledge and skills, and has made me better at my job. It’s been an eye opener, learning all the skills needed to be able to provide the best support in my role.

Jack, Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Fully-funded training

Upskill employees in small and medium-sized businesses.

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) provides remote training relevant to you business needs.

  • Tailored to the needs of your business.
  • Remote delivery.
  • Responsive work-based learning.
  • Short duration, minimal disruption.
  • Accredited units of study.


Easily manage your staff’s Continuous Professional Development or onboard new employees online with our eLearning courses.

For busy workplaces and efficient businesses, online training is an essential tool. We have over 90 eLearning courses available that are fully accredited.

  • Approved and accredited courses.
  • Taken anytime, anywhere with minimum disruption to the work week.
  • Instant certification.
  • Utilise software that centrally keeps track of staff training.
  • Interactive video-based learning.
  • Create and manage an online induction programme.

Courses covering: Business & Management,  Construction (including Health and Safety), Digital Media and Marketing, Education, Health and Social Care (including care certificate modules), Hospitality, Retail and Sport and Leisure.

Contact us

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