Specialist Support

At Skills Group, we are so much more than an apprenticeship provider; we are your dedicated partner on your journey to success.

With over two decades of experience, we understand that every student is unique and no journey is without challenges along the way.

Our commitment goes beyond the classroom; we provide around the clock quality support, ensuring that nothing holds you back from fulfilling your potential.
Specialist Support available for every student includes:

Pastoral Support

Your mental and emotional wellbeing is fundamental to your success. Our professional and experienced pastoral team are available to help you navigate the emotional complexities that may arise throughout your learning journey. We are available around the clock to offer a safe and confidential space to discuss your concerns, and provide guidance to help you manage stress, anxiety and personal challenges.

Mental Health Support

We understand the importance of mental health. At Skills Group our mental health support services are designed to assist students facing all mental health challenges. The team are on hand to provide resources, guidance and a compassionate ear, ensuring you have the necessary tools to overcome any mental health challenges you encounter on your journey.

Sexual Health Support

Your wellbeing is our priority, and that includes sexual health. Skills Group offers comprehensive sexual health referrals to ensure that you have access to the information and resources you need. We provide a judgment-free zone where you can discuss your concerns and receive guidance to access agencies to support a healthy sexual well-being.

An Opportunity to Share Thoughts and Feelings

Skills Group recognises that sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Our open-door policy allows you to share your thoughts, feelings and concerns with our dedicated staff. Your voice matters, and we’re here to listen, provide advice, and offer assistance whenever you need it.

Working Closely with Your Support Network

Our support staff are committed to working closely with you and your network to ensure your success, regardless of your situation. We collaborate with social services, the police, and other support professionals to ensure all your needs are met.

At Skills Group, we are so much more than just your apprenticeship provider; were here to support you in every step towards your success. Our specialist support services are designed to empower you, ensuring that nothing stands in the way of your dreams or aspirations.

If you need specialist and confidential support, contact our specialist team today on 01752 332442 or email adavey@skillsgroupuk.com

Learner Support

SEND Support

Specialist Support


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.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School