Training Providers

If you are a training provider delivering in and around Suffolk and would like your details added to this page please email directly at apprenticeships@suffolk.gov.uk.

LifeSkills – We work with 16-19 year olds and offer Study Programmes in Customer Service, Nail and Beauty and Health and Social Care. As part of the learners Study Programme, we look at suitable work placements for them. This can be anything from a taster session to regular days and hours at a placement. We also offer traineeships where a learner completes up to 14 weeks in a placement, completing up to 32 hours per week and attending LifeSkills for their Maths and English if required.


West Suffolk College – Our mission is to put students and their success at the heart of everything we do, preparing them for their future. We support employers large or small with Apprenticeship training across the whole of East Anglia. We develop staff knowledge and skills which are needed to ensure a competitive edge and improved productivity.


The British Racing School – At The British Racing School, we provide apprenticeships for young people wishing to start their careers in the exciting industry of Horse Racing.  The Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship Course in Racehorse Care for those aged 16 – 22, which will enable you to break into the racing world regardless of your previous experience.  The course starts with a residential period of 9 or 14 weeks where you will learn to ride racehorses and how to look after them.


East Coast College – East Coast College is a leading further education training provider in the Eastern region. With campuses both in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth we offer an extensive range of study programmes and Apprenticeships (from Foundation up to Higher Degree Level) together with a wide array of technical and professional training courses.


Suffolk New College – Based in Ipswich, Leiston and now Otley, Suffolk New College offers the broadest range of courses, across the county in a broad range of sectors and specialisms including Construction, Gas Engineering, Electrical, Engineering, Sport & Leisure, Business & Management, Chef, Beauty Therapy, Motor Vehicle, Horticulture, Agriculture, Land-Based and Equine.


Blue Sky Assessing & Consultancy Ltd – Blue Sky Assessing & Consultancy Ltd is a flexible apprenticeship training provider, based in Earl Soham, delivering apprenticeship training in areas such as Business Administration, HR, Marketing, Customer Service, Team Leading and Management. Not restricted by set intake dates, we are flexible in working to meet your needs and take the time to understand businesses own training requirements, delivering knowledge and skills which embed company behaviours.


Steadfast Training Ltd – To make the learning journey a valued, enjoyable and quality experience. To be flexible and responsive in all forms of employer engagement. To serve our partner employers by delivering nationally recognised, professional training and learning for the benefit of the individual, employer and service user. To ensure continuing improvement through our quality standards. Dedicated to minimising costs of maximising futures. To help job seekers in understanding their options and give them the knowledge and skill set to enter the work force with confidence.


First Intuition – First Intuition offer exceptional technical training and personal development programmes with dedicated support to each apprentice and their employer for Accounting & Finance programmes at Levels 3, 4 and 7. We pride ourselves on being the local, flexible training partner of choice for employers and their apprentices wanting to study the AAT, ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA qualifications.


WS Training – WS Training has over 20 years experience working in apprenticeship and commercial training.  From a wide range of Business, Management and IT apprenticeships to Engineering, Supply Chain and Manufacturing our team of experts have experience across a number of disciplines.  Our experienced teams can support and advise your business on how to make the most of Apprenticeships and the attached funding .


Eastern Region Roof Training Group Ltd – Located just outside of Ipswich, we have over 19 years of sector experience specialising in Roofing Apprenticeships, both pitched and flat, across the region. In 2019, our apprentice won the SkillBuild Competition for Pitched Roofing proving that our apprentices are capable of amazing achievements. We also deliver commercial H&S training which allows us to keep our apprentices as safe as possible while working closely with their employers.


Elite Training European Limited – A Learning and Development (L&D) company providing organisations with remote and in-person interactive bespoke business, management and interpersonal skills apprenticeshipstraining courses and programmes; Business games for organisations to run themselves or engage Elite trainers for facilitation and team building events; and Coaching.  Apprenticeship Standards include Operations and Departmental Manager Level 5Associate Project Manager Level 4Junior Management Consultant Level 4Sales Executive Level 4 and Business Administrator Level 3.


Lighthouse Training and Development Ltd – Leadership and Management Training Provider that works at every level in organisations from Executive Teams, Senior Managers to first line Managers, frontline workers, graduates and interns to deliver outstanding people development programmes. Specialising in creating bespoke learning programmes that address people development needs.


Thompson Training Ltd – Our mission is to give a high level of training and individual help to ensure all our candidates understand and are happy with what they are learning. We offer various City & Guilds courses within the the Electrical Industry and run most of our courses as both ‘Distance Learning’ and ‘Class taught’ options.


HIT Training – HIT Training is the market leading expert training and apprenticeship provider for the UK’s hospitality and catering industry. Works in partnership with hospitality sector employers improving employees’ skills, increasing efficiency and productivity and enabling innovation. HIT Training acknowledges the positive impact of work-based apprenticeships for employers, employees and the wider economy. HIT offers hotel and catering apprenticeships across all sectors – including sales and marketing roles, banqueting and conferencing, events, functions and outside catering.


TCHC Group Ltd – TCHC aim to transform the lives of individuals by being the first choice provider for exceptional delivery for employment, skills, Apprenticeships and business support. TCHC has a wealth of experience in the field of workforce development and has supported tens of thousands of businesses in developing tailored support packages to improve morale, productivity and turnover.


YMCA Training – We offer courses for 16-19 year olds through our Study Programmes and Traineeships in Childcare, Fitness Training Academy and Occupational Studies. As well as Apprenticeships across eight subject areas, from Business Administration to Horticulture. We partner with employers from all across the East Anglia region to give you access to the best training opportunities after you leave school. 


Falltricks Hairdressing Academy – We aim to provide high quality learning and development, tailored to learners and employers, delivered by highly inspirational staff. Every learner whatever their experience will leave at the end of their training with confidence in any new skills and where possible achieve a nationally recognised qualification.


CNet Training – CNet Training deliver programs in locations across the world and via live Instructor-led remote attendance classes. CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure training programs since 1996 and is officially the largest education provider in the world dedicated to the digital infrastructure industry.


International Boatbuilding Training – Situated in the coastal town of Lowestoft which is ideally placed to promote the craft of boatbuilding. IBTC offers a variety of boatbuilding/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for both those looking for a career in the industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing interests and skills or develop new ones. We focus on individual needs, building confidence and skills, working towards your desired goal.


St Johns Ambulance First Aid Training – St John Ambulance is a modern and dynamic charity that is driven by values of humanity, excellence, accountability, responsiveness and teamwork. We deliver vital support to the NHS and communities through both ambulance, hospital and community response volunteering. We are a market leader in the provision of workplace training, first aid supplies and event and ambulance services. Training venues available in Suffolk are located in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Ipswich.


Seetec – We deliver vocational training across a range of industries and levels, including professional and public services, transport and logistics and aviation engineering. Working with large and small employers across the UK, we enable businesses to meet current and future skills needs, while helping individuals of all ages to build a rewarding career.


The Open College of Equine Studies -The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) based in Bury St Edmunds is a not-for-profits independent college offering an exciting range of equine distance and blended learning courses to students worldwide. TOCES offers a range of courses that run from basic stage 1 level through to higher education level 6.


Inspire Suffolk Ltd – Inspire Suffolk is a charity based in Ipswich that is dedicated to supporting young people onto a positive future, offering life changing personal development programmes, motivational education courses and engaging sport activities that local young people need and may not have access to. They strive to deliver a range of programmes to suit the needs of the young people that they work with, aiming to increase confidence, motivation and self-esteem.


Eastern Region Training – Eastern Region Training specialise in delivering industry recognised and sector specific training to the commercial/private sector and to support the unemployed back into long term sustainable employment. An established and well-respected training provider that delivers inspirational, challenging and thought-provoking training.


M.E.A.T Butchery Training – M.E.A.T Ipswich is a highly regarded training organisation with over 30 years experience, delivering high quality training in the fresh food and meat industry. M.E.A.T offers certificates, awards, apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships to businesses and individuals all over the country.