Getting Establishing

We work with lots of individuals who are looking to set up as an independant training provider and also existing organisations who waht to add training to the products and services which they already offer.

Initial advice to set up your training business

So you’ve had an idea to set up on your own and break free. Taking that spark of innovation from a paper concept to an actual training company can be a road fraught with unexpected problems. We can work with you to plan through the initial months of your business, help you identify any gaps in your business plan and offer solutions to make your dream a reality. We won’t pull any punches and promise to tell you exactly how it is, hard work but very rewarding!

Register of Apprenticeship Training Organisations

If you're wanting to deliver Apprenticeships after May 2017 you'll need to be on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Organisations.  We achieved a 95% pass rate in the first RoATP window & continue to achieve high success rates.

Organisational development plans

You can’t do everything on your own and as you start to win work and deliver you’ll have to take a step back from the front line and delegate some of the work. This can be a daunting step for some small business owners but it’s a crucial step if your business is going to flourish. One of our Lead Consultants can work with you to plan how to make this transition, support you in selecting the right team and get the right structure in place with effective reporting lines so you know exactly what the state of play is.

Working towards that first contract

It can be a long slog to get that first contract but there are Prime contract holders out there looking for new providers who are delivery qualifications in growth sectors with great delivery models. It’s important to be delivering the latest government priorities, have relationships with employers and have a delivery team in place. We can work with you to ensure you have all the things in place which potential partners will look for during their Due Diligence process.

I have worked with James and Steve for over 2 years and they have been invaluable to PHX. Initially they helped us to get onto the RoATP as a Main Provider and then we applied for AEB Growth and in both instances 100% success, which was amazing for us. In March this year we had to reapply for RoATP which was a more comprehensive process, once again and thankfully we were successful and this was down to the expertise of James and Steve. Not only have they helped us with successful tenders they also advised us on having quarterly Health Checks, with Ofsted looming. Working with their own consultant, we were advised over the last 9 months when finally we received our Ofsted visit in June and we were elated to get reasonable progress for our AEB and Apprenticeship delivery. Education and Skills are one of those rare companies with true depth of knowledge in our field, a true specialist, who get back to you quickly and nothing is too much trouble. I can’t recommend them high enough and we plan to increase our working relationships as our business continues to grow.


Sometimes we get stuck in the day to day operations of our business and we don’t take the time to take a step back and evaluate where we are and where we are going. Our consultants can support your organisation to move on to the next level through detailed business planning and support. 

James Hart

James Hart

James specialises in bid writing, finding funding and partnership management.

Jo McDonald

Jo McDonald

Jo has over 20 years’ experience working in the training and education sector.

Lee Croucher

Lee Croucher

Lee is a highly motivated and passionate individual with a proven track record in the Education, Sport and Business sectors

Latest news & knowledge

Yet another RoATP success!! – Congratulations to the team at Medlearn Training!!

Yesterday we had the existing news that yet another of our clients has been accepted on to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Well done to Aaron and the team at Medlearn Training, now the hard work can really begin!