Funding and Accreditation

We have strong and sustainable links with communities throughout the East Midlands and hold direct contracts with the SFA (Skills Funding Agency) and ESF (European Social Fund).

This enables us to make sure you receive any funding you are entitled to towards training costs.


We receive funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) , an agency set up by the government to fund and regulate adult skills training in England.

Education Funding Agency

We receive funding from the Education Funding Agency for our Traineeships for those aged 16-18.


The European Social Fund (ESF) helps people improve their skills and their job prospects. We receive funding and advice from them.


We are an Apprenticeship learning provider. Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience.


We are a Traineeships learning provider. Traineeships provide training and work experience for those that require some support prior to starting an apprenticeship or other job.

Accreditations we have been awarded

Investors In People

We are an Investors In People (IIP) organisation. This shows our commitment to continuous business improvement through our employees. We were reaccredited for IIP in 2015.


We are accredited with the matrix Standard. It is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work.

BSI ISO 9001

We hold the internationally recognised BSI ISO 9001 accreditation for our Quality Management System and standard of processes in place to ensure a smooth learning and development journey, whether you are an employer or learner.

BSI ISO 14001

Our Environmental Management System (EMS) have been awarded the ISO 14001:2004 Certificate (certificate no: EMS 530634).

BSI ISO 18001

We were awarded the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (certificate no: OHS 547654) for operating an Occupational Health and Safety Management System which complies with BSI requirements.


As a business that employs apprentices, we can display the Apprenticeship employers badge on our materials. We know that Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining motivated, loyal employees.