business support

How We Help Employers

Our dedicated team of  Programme Managers advise employers on their options for training, qualifications and funding. We can identify training needs and skills gaps within your workforce and recommend relevant business solutions. By helping you to ensure that your employees have the right skills to do the best job we contribute to your own business plan with a combined target of keeping you and your business ahead of the competition. If we can help – please get in touch. We love delivering business solutions through effective and tailored partnership working.

Training is not only an investment in your future but it also brings with it immediate benefits for:

  • Employees: Improved competence, confidence and morale
  • Customers: Improved customer satisfaction, service and repeat business
  • Business: Efficiency, quality and profitability

We Cover the whole of the South West

With centres in Plymouth, Exeter and Taunton and teams based in Wiltshire and Cornwall we cover a wide area. We also have an office based in Roche, in Cornwall. Our assessors can also deliver courses across the South West.

Our Apprenticeship Offer

Addressing the skills’ needs of businesses today, we offer a range of Apprenticeships at various levels in the following areas:

We also offer a FREE recruitment service to employers within easy travelling distance of one of our centres.

Please contact us on our Freephone number 0800 090 2155 and find out more here.

 Apprenticeship Makers

The Apprenticemakers website contains a wealth of information designed to answer questions small businesses may have when considering recruiting an apprentice.

We need your help with Sector Work Academies

Acacia Training and Development, in partnership with demand from Job Centre Plus, runs Care Sector Work Academies on a regular basis. As a result, we need Employers to enable customers to develop their skills and have the opportunity to try out work in a real working environment.

A work academy can last up to six weeks and has three key components:

  • Pre employment training – this will be carried out at an accessible location where job seekers will gain knowledge to achieve the Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.
  • A work experience placement
  • And finally a job interview.

Your business could benefit from being part of the Care Academy.  It is a flexible programme that can be tailored to meet your recruitment needs.

If you think you can help, please contact Melanie Hawkins on 01752 505018

If you would like to get involved, please download the leaflet for more information.

Higher Education Progression for your employees

Click here for HE-Guidance, an on-line Education Guidance Service supported by the South West Life Long Learning Network. This is useful information for anyone interested in starting higher education in the region. The service supports students and advisers of people wishing to move into Higher Education. It also provides support for learners already studying who wish to explore their next steps.