At WS Training we offer a wide range of apprenticeships to help people get into work or further their skills. An apprenticeship is a work based qualification aimed at anyone who is over 16 at the start of the academic year, allowing them to earn while they learn and gain the necessary skills and professional competencies in their chosen career.

We offer apprenticeships in Business Services, Engineering, Health and Social Care, IT and Marketing.

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WS Training offer a range of commercial training courses to organisations and individuals available to be delivered remotely, at one our training facilities or your premises. From Human Resources, Health & Safety, Management Development, IT and Personal Development, there are over 120 courses on offer. We also run bespoke courses tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you are experiencing our training from the comfort of your home/working environment or at our well-equipped training centres, you can be rest assured you will receive the same level of quality and service we pride ourselves on.

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A study programme is a programme designed for young people aged 16-24 who have little or no work experience but are motivated to work.

WS Training work with local and national employers to offer quality work experience, equipping learners with the skills needed to begin an apprenticeship or enter the workplace. We currently have two pathways, Business Administration with elements of Customer Service and Introduction to Hair and Beauty.

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All our learners who choose to undertake a hairdressing or barbering qualification with us, have the benefit of training in our Academies in Ipswich and Colchester, as well as working within their own salons.

Whether you are at the starting point of your hairdressing career looking for a level 2 qualification or progressing onto level 3 having completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship, there’s a course for all abilities and needs.

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We offer pathways for 16-24 year olds who have special educational needs and disabilities. Our aim is to give every student the opportunity to develop their skills in preparation for adulthood and employability. All students access sessions focused around enterprise activities or employability, whereby community projects and work experience are encouraged.

Programmes are tailored to suit the needs of the young people wherever possible and include attending sessions within our friendly and welcoming centre, or off site at one of our partners.

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We have further strengthened our commercial offering by introducing a remote training service.

Courses have been adapted to suit the remote learning environment. Courses are taught in modular sessions via a remote training platform, this enables interaction with other delegates and one of our experienced, trusted and qualified tutors enhancing the delivery experience. Whether a course is delivered at one of our training sites, your premises or online we adhere to strict quality procedures and the learner is always at the centre of what we do.

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Coronavirus Update

During these difficult times WS Training continues to operate and strive to deliver excellence in training whilst supporting our local community.

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and following Government guidance we have closed our training centres; however, our Supported Learning Centre remains open to key workers and vulnerable students offering education to those that rely on this provision at a difficult time. We are also offering remote training to our learners, who are able to complete work remotely at home.

We may not be physically present at your workplaces and our training sites but we remain to support existing students and employers by way of remote learning; we are also able to accommodate new learners, including furloughed staff and employers onto our apprenticeship programmes. WS Training is currently operating a remote training provision, from initial assessments in Maths and English to advice and guidance on funding and suitable career pathways. Our experienced teams are able to remotely guide both learners and employers through the process.

Our tutors and assessors are remotely supporting all on-programme Apprentices and their employers. We are continually taking advice and information shared by the Department of Education, the Education Skills Funding Agency and other Government agencies to ensure that we are offering the correct support and sharing the appropriate information.

We have further strengthened our commercial offering by introducing a remote training service. We will continue to deliver the excellence and high standards in training our customers deserve and have come to expect. Courses have been adapted to suit the home learning environment. Courses will be taught in modular sessions via a remote training platform, this enables interaction with one of our experienced, trusted and qualified tutors which enhances the delivery experience. As always we will be adhering to strict quality procedures and the learner is always at the centre of what we do.

Information on our training courses and Apprenticeships are available on our website If you would like to speak to a member of our dedicated teams they will be happy to answer any of your training questions Monday- Friday 8:30-5pm:

Commercial Sales: 01284 788005 /
Apprenticeships: 01473 604260 /

Our Offerings

Free advice and guidance

Whether you are looking for apprenticeships or employee courses. We can give you free advice on your next steps.

Access to funding and grants

Opportunities available to access government funding and grants. Please contact us for further information.

16 - 24 Next Steps

We provide a holistic approach to delivery to support young people grow as individuals, develop aspirations for the future..

Local centres

Local centres with offices in Suffolk and Essex. Please feel free to drop in and see us and have a look around.

Who we work with

Aged between 16 and 64 years old

Apprenticeships offer an exciting way for you to earn while you learn, with maby career choices available depending on your interest.


We run bespoke courses tailored to your specific needs and we are happy to deliver training at your premises as well as at one of our training facilities.

Motivated individuals

A Traineeship can give you the skills and experience that employers are looking fro, helping you to boost your career prospects.

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