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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 executive support services, bespoke accredited and non accredited professional development courses, apprenticeship provision, vocational in house training and online distance learning.

We Provide

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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.
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Room Hire

We can offer room hire at competitive prices within our Exeter Head Office.
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Executive Support Services

An appreciative inquiry and evaluation of business and or personal matters to understand and then attempt to help people, organisations and communities become more successful.

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We provide a wide range of professional Apprenticeships for new and existing employees.

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.

Featured News

COVID 19 – Support Scheme

The last two weeks has been incredibly tough and uncertain for everyone as we attempt to comprehend and deal with the ever changing economic and healthcare complexities that face us.

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The one day course facilitated and run by ETS Training looked at the purpose of media releases, structures, formatting, keeping styles brief and accessible, writing stories, media relationships, and much more.

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Recent Reviews

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Virtual Learning Experience

#Feedback Friday - 27.11.2020

Here are just a few of this week’s comments  –

I think the Tutor did a great job to meet each learners wide variety of individual expectations for the day.

I really like how small the group is.  It makes it easier to interact.

I enjoyed the quality of teaching.

I enjoyed the group facilitation.

I enjoyed going through examples to see how things work.

#Feedback Friday

“I think the whole team provide a fantastic service and are so on the ball and helpful. It’s been a real pleasure working with you all!”


“I have previously completed 2 apprenticeships with ETS in Team Leading and Customer Service. I am currently doing the Business Management. Having been promoted to part of the management team within my place of work, I feel that my previous and ongoing training has given me a greater understanding of my new role; improving my skills in dealing with different customers and being able to manage my team effectively. My assessor has been a great support throughout, offering advice, guidance and encouragement, as well as giving me the confidence to further myself professionally.”


“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!”


“My tutor visits every four to five weeks and it’s good to have that contact because I sometimes get stuck and need things explained to me.”


“I can contact my tutor at any time and a 1:1 really gets things sorted out.”


“They have a way of explaining things in a language that you understand.”


“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”


“They talked to me at a very professional level. Informative and helpful”


“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

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