Who we are

Education and Training Skills (ETS) is a long standing, highly successful South West based independent training provider and registered charity. We provide Apprenticeship provision, adult education, funded training, continuous professional development (CPD) courses and qualifications and executive support services.

We Provide

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We provide a wide range of professional Apprenticeships for new and existing employees. Read more …
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Funded Training

We have the funding to offer eligible individuals and businesses fully funded training opportunities. Read more …

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Adult Education

We offer free and part funded courses and qualifications to support jobseekers, those not in employment and those who are in employment. Read more …
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Our courses and programs are designed to produce  outstanding results for you. So if you are looking to upskill, yourself or your staff, we are here to help. Read more …

Armed Forces Covenant

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

Our Pledge

ETS signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge our support to those who serve or served, to their families, and the wider community across the West Country.

We are an Armed Forces friendly employer and pledge to support those with training opportunities, employment and advice and guidance.

Recent Reviews

These statistics show that our learners have rated the following areas as Outstanding or Good


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Course Objectives Achieved


Virtual Learning Experience

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“I enjoyed the course.  It wasn’t too intense and we were all able to get our points across easily.  It had a nice relaxed atmosphere so I felt comfortable asking and answering questions.

I enjoyed the interaction and the Tutor’s flexibility to refocus the presentation to our needs.

Understanding how communication can be skewed by using the ‘broken telephone’ as an example.

I enjoyed the Tutor’s delivery style.

I really enjoyed learning about project life cycles, how the are planned and come to a conclusion.

It was nice to be able to do the course from home as it felt a lot more comfortable than being in a classroom environment.”

    University of Plymouth - Facilitated Workshop

    “We delivered a facilitated workshop for UoP staff.  They rated the workshop as outstanding.   

    These are just some of the comments about what they enjoyed most about the workshop:

    All of it.

    The ability to discuss our experiences over the last 15 months.

    The two way process and interaction.

    The interactions with the Trainers and the Team.

    Team working.”


    I have to say having had apprentices with other Training Providers in the past that ETS stand out as being the most professional with particularly high standards in delivering their qualifications.

    Nature’s Bounty


    “ETS have been brilliant and have offered me a range of courses to suit the career I am in. Doing these courses have helped me develop personally and professionally. I am using the knowledge that I have gained through doing these courses everyday in my work with customers and other professionals. 
    ETS are flexible and can work to help you. If you need any advice or support between visits you can contact them through email which I found extremely helpful. My experience of ETS has been positive, whenever I see my assessor she is happy and raring to go. I have never met such a supportive assessor. I have nearly completed my third course with ETS and can’t wait to begin the fourth!”


    ”I have enjoyed learning about my role within the CMCU department, I have enjoyed achieving my functional skills level 2 in math’s and a distinction in my apprenticeship, I have enjoyed the whole process from start to finish which has enabled me to become more aware of my knowledge and skills surrounding 999 call handling. Thank you to everyone involved along my journey so far, I have taken away from this apprenticeship that you are never too old to achieve your dreams and goals”


    “The tutor was fantastic. She worked with such a diverse group with different learning capabilities and managed it very well. She was very supportive of me when I was unable to take the exam when everyone else did and followed it up to ensure I finished the course, and offered additional support to refresh my mind. Thank you!”


    ” Thank you again for all the knowledge, tips, tricks and confidence that help me on my journey to this promotion and I am sure helped prepare me for all the challenges to come”


    “ETS arranged everything for me and even gave me coaching before my interview which was brilliant. I started employment on a one year contract, but that has now become a permanent one – what more can I say?”


    “I needed help with my maths and English and they were fantastic. Always discreet, understanding and very supportive”


    “My assessor is great, I see her every month and the workshops at ETS are really valuable”


    “I have done three NVQ’s with ETS and am now doing an apprenticeship. My boss has also been trained by ETS in the past; they are a very good company”


    “I was apprehensive about receiving a high level of support. ETS has been fantastic, always there for me. I can pick up a telephone at any time and get an excellent response”


    “Thank you to everyone involved along my journey so far, I have taken away from this apprenticeship that you are never too old to achieve your dreams and goals”


    “They always provide the understanding of what we require. I’ve tried other trainers, but they are not so flexible and supportive. I’ve recommended them to a number of other organisations.”

    Education + Training Skills,
    ETS House,
    Emperor Way,
    Exeter Business Park,
    Exeter, Devon, EX1 3QS
    Telephone: 01392 445 444
    Telephone: 0800 7311902
    Email: Help@etsgroup.co.uk

     Inspiring People and Business to
    Grow and Achieve Success