Training and Skills

Breckland Training Services

Breckland Training Services is brought to you by Breckland Council. The team can help by providing a level of expertise and knowledge that is not readily available in most organisations. Our services are designed for the specific needs of the public sector, charities and local authorities and are aimed at officers of all levels and elected members.

For further information visitBreckland Training

Poultec Training

Poultec are training specialists, based at South Green Park, Mattishall, who provide a range of learning opportunities that meet the needs of employers and learners. Poultec Training has established a reputation for high quality industry specific training including apprenticeships, NVQs and a wide range of short courses on a regional and national basis.

For further information visitPoultec Training 

TIPS for Good Management

TIPS for Good Management train and develop leaders and managers at all levels and across all industries, providing management tools and techniques alongside leadership skills to take the business forward for the future. Their programmes enable managers to improve the performance of their people, teams and the business.

For further information visitTIPS for Good Management

New Anglia Skills Deal

The New Anglia Skills Deal Programme is an opportunity for employers, alongside training providers, to seek funding for project proposals that address a gap in - or barrier to accessing - training provision.

For further information visitNew Anglia Skills Deal Download -Icon for pdf New Anglia Skills Deal Prospectus - June 2017 [389.51KB]

LIFT Small Skills Project

LIFT Skills is a grant scheme managed by Norfolk County Council and funded by the European Social Fund. We can fund support for managers and workers in small and medium sized businesses to gain skills and progress at work. The scheme is open to businesses in rural Norfolk (not Norwich, Gt Yarmouth or Gorleston towns) and those in north Suffolk and Waveney (not Lowestoft).

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Distance learning and online courses as well as part and full time classroom courses throughout the UK. Learndirect can help you find and develop the right people with the right skills and attitude to improve your business. They offer apprenticeships and traineeships; computer based testing, employability, courses and qualifications, enterprise coaching and training solutions.

For further information visitLearn Direct

Norfolk County Council

Norfolk Adult Education offers a range of apprenticeship training and support for employers wishing to expand and train their workforce, by offering apprenticeships to people across Norfolk.

For further information visitNorfolk Adult Education

Gov.UK - Sector-Based Work Academies

The Government introduced sector-based work academies to help those who are ready for work and receiving benefits to secure employment. They are designed to help meet immediate and future recruitment needs as well as to recruit a workforce with the right skills to sustain and grow your business. A sector-based work academy can last up to six weeks and has three key components:

  • Pre-employment training- relevant to the needs of your business and sector
  • A work experience placement - of great benefit to both the individual and a business
  • A guaranteed job interview

The key feature of sector-based work academies is that they offer a flexible approach and can be adapted to meet the needs of your business.

For further information visitSector-Based Work Academies

Engage with business

Engage with Business offers Coaching and Training to business owners and their staff, helping them gain the skills necessary to grow their business. They offer a range of management workshops designed to help develop skills in:

  • Managing People - 'People Management Skills.'
  • Managing money - 'Manage Money, Make Money.'
  • Developing themselves as Business Leaders - 'Those Who Lead.'

For further information visitEngage with Business 

Nova training

Nova operates a number of youth and adult training programmes and also delivered employer led programmes and qualifications such as NVQ's and Apprenticeships.

For further information visitNova Training

Training offices in Breckland can be found inDereham andThetford

YMCA Training

YMCA Training is an OFSTED graded good provider across all their programmes nationwide. Offering Apprenticeships and pre-Apprenticeship training with themselves and selected partners across many industries, all aimed at helping learners find the right career.

For further information visitYMCA Training

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

CITB is the industry training board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. It's their job to work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.

For further information visitCITB

Last updated: 04/05/2020 15:14:38