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Get into work for employers

We offer a wide selection of tailor-made training courses for employers, including apprenticeships and traineeships.

We can also offer a range of:

  • Open courses, where your staff can attend our scheduled programme along with employees from other organisations.
  • Exclusive courses, where we can run a course specifically for your employees.
  • Bespoke courses, where we can tailor-make a course to meet your specific needs.

To find out how we can help you meet the training needs for your workforce and help you achieve your business objectives, contact us, email: or tel: 01629 536568.

Six good reasons to choose us as your staff training provider


In May 2012 Ofsted rated our support to employers and learners in the workplace as ‘good’. You can view the report on the Ofsted website or read testimonials.


We are well-established as an adult education provider. We have the largest Skills for Life programme in the county and regularly work with over 13,000 learners in more than 100 venues across Derbyshire each year. With more than 700 qualified staff and a diverse programme of more than 3,000 courses we are confident we can provide a training programme to meet your needs.


We have a core network of adult community education centres throughout Derbyshire. Each centre is strategically placed to provide good access and well-equipped facilities.

Value for money

As a not-for-profit organisation we can deliver exceptional value for money. Our staff will be happy to discuss your requirements and supply you with an initial costing with no obligation.


We can deliver the course of your choice at a time and place suitable for your needs including your workplace. Our scheduled programme of courses can be adapted to meet your requirements or if you are looking for something very specific we can develop new courses just for you.


Being part of a large local authority we have access to a wealth of information and expertise in other departments, including the library service. The service also has an effective working relationship with other partners, such as JobCentre Plus.