Skills Group is a local independent training provider with state of the art facilities throughout Devon and Cornwall. We are not a school or college, which is why we recognise that the environment does not suit everyone, our difference is our focus on finding the right path for each individual learner.
We work closely with some of the region’s top employers to ensure you receive the most relevant and up to date training for your son/daughters desired career path, providing invaluable work experience and prestigious apprenticeship placements.
Skills Group offers a wide range of apprenticeships, full-time courses and bespoke career development programmes.
Our full-time courses offer a vital step between school and the world of work. Offering a combination of theory and practice with work experience with a top local employer whilst gaining a level 2 qualification.
Our industry specialist training team are committed to helping each learner, they will work with each individual to develop a personalised training plan to help guide them on their path to success.
Should a learner require additional support, we have a dedicated learner support team who can provide advice and guidance on both social and learning needs.
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!