Acorn Learning and Development are a leading training provider plus more Acorn Learning and Development are a leading training provider plus more

Acorn is a leading provider of training, learning and development solutions with over 1,300 Apprentices in learning each week.

We design, deliver and evaluate a comprehensive range of training and development solutions to service both employers’ and employees’ and their individual needs. We establish the most effective support required for all training services and ensure that our clients access the most professional standards of delivery, flexibility and customer service to enhance their competitive edge including support for vocational learning across the 14-19 options in schools.  Courses are developed at different levels, tailored specifically to address the existing and on-going educational/business / performance expectations of an organisation and include:

  • Accredited Apprenticeships
  • Training health checks
  • Induction programmes
  • Open-course programmes
  • Bespoke programmes
  • IT courses - Basic to Advance level
  • Vocational programmes
  • Work Skills
  • Management and leadership development
    including ILM

The qualifications we provide include:

  • NVQs / credit qualifications at levels 1 – 5
  • Foundation Apprenticeships level 2*
  • Apprenticeships level 3*
  • Higher Apprenticeships level 4*
  • Essential skills levels 1 – 4
  • Technical certificates level 2 – 5
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Higher Education Credit

Our assessors, all with occupational backgrounds in the areas they provide training, deliver standard and customised courses for companies and their staff in management/team leading, administration,  Technical IT, manufacturing, hospitality, contact centres, customer services, health and social care, banking, insurance, accountancy, retail, covering the private sector, schools, and the public sector.

For employers Acorn will complete a total assessment of the workforce (temporary and permanent) and produce a detailed training plan and budget forecast for each client. Assistance to secure appropriate funding support forms a key part of our service. As an approved training partner, Acorn provides advice and support in relation to the availability of Government funding at regional, national and European levels, which in many cases means we can provide the staff development programmes at greatly-reduced cost or even fully-subsidised to the employer.

As a leading training provider we understand the need to constantly review our product offering in line with our clients; and learners’ needs.  We aim to be first in offering new training and qualification programmes as they emerge to support our client sectors.

Whether you are a business looking for training and development programmes which address real business challenges or perhaps looking to create an apprenticeship place, we have the experience to advise and support you through the entire process. 

Acorn can also assist if you are a learner wanting to develop your career through an Apprenticeship by gaining knowledge and skills through a work-based learning programme with a nationally recognised qualification.

Acorn also works extensively with schools to develop and support 14-19 Learning Pathways. We offer a wide range of learning programmes designed to meet the needs of both pupils and the schools which range for short sharp training sessions to more extensive 1 and 2 year learning pathways.

For further information contact us here or call 01633 663000 24-hour 0845 650 4000


The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.