Our Courses and Qualifications

Skillwise Training offer various qualifications and services for those looking to upskill themselves in their current role or for those seeking new opportunities to earn while you learn whilst completing an Apprenticeship.

Leadership & Management Programme

The Skillwise Leadership and Management programme is a high end 12-15 month programme designed to meet the needs of both business’s and managers. Our programme is designed to provide participants with the communication and motivational skills needed to improve operational efficiency in the private, public and third sectors.

Business Qualifications for those in current employment

We deliver a variety of qualifications in Business Admin, Marketing and Sales. Our 12-15 month programmes are bespoke and tailored to your needs and can be delivered at Level 2, 3 and 4. They aim to make a difference to your performance and output.

Business Apprenticeships for those looking for employment

Apprenticeships are perfect for incorporating full time work with education. Whether you are looking to enter work for the first time, looking to enhance your skills or filling a skills gap then this route is ideal for you. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to earn while you learn, offering fully funded education with a salary from your employment.


  • Using Skillwise has been a great use of our Apprenticeship Levy funding. Its brought us lots of value for money and really enhanced our programme of Continuing Professional Development. The initial planning meetings enabled us to get a thorough analysis of where skills gaps existed and how we could improve the impact of the work we were doing around increasing access to high quality training. Its has helped enable a number of behavioural and cultural changes that has focused our School Improvement Plan. Feedback from participants has highlighted to effective balance between new learning and the opportunity to apply their understanding in live scenarios and through relevant and meaningful examples. When staff return from facilitated sessions, they are full of energy and are keen to experiment with fresh ideas. The net effect of our investment in leadership and management training is an organisation focused on developing people and affecting change through carefully thought out challenge and support at all levels.

    Ross Trafford, Head Teacher at HolyHead School

  • “The tutor had a thorough understanding of his subject area supported by superb interpersonal skills and attention to detail. During our Leadership and Management course, the tutor demonstrated an ability to adapt to any situation and applied a client centric approach throughout. The resounding success of the course is without doubt testament to the tutor’s professionalism, innovation and effective communication skills. I can recommend the course unconditionally.”

    Roisin O’Rorke – Regional Manager – Badminton England

  • Skillwise have been a massive help to me! Their support, advice and willingness to go that extra mile has helped me to choose an apprenticeship, gain employment and progress my career to be where I am today.

    Tom Horn – Sales Apprentice

  • I would like to start off by saying a massive thank you to all the staff at SW Training for all their help and support during my apprenticeship as a Business Administrator/ Receptionist at Holyhead school. Having worked in Retail Administration for a number of years I decided to apply for the apprenticeship as my ambition was to work in a school but I did not have enough experience working in education to secure a job. SW Training made the process so easy, right from interview stage to completing the course. The help and guidance I received as an adult learner was first-class and their customer service is outstanding. I have now successfully secured a permanent full-time job at Holyhead School as a Business Administrator to the Senior Leadership Team. If you are considering an apprenticeship contact SW Training as I could not have done this without them. Always put your fears behind you and your ambitions in front of you.

    Sas Seniaray – Business Admin Apprentice

  • “The Leadership & Management course has offered so many opportunities to stand back and reflect on how I can improve my handling of teams and tasks day-to-day. I’ve especially enjoyed seeing other sides of my colleagues in the taught sessions: love the icebreakers!”

    Fiona Napier – Edmund Bell & Co

  • “The course so far has helped me understand more about leadership and management, in particular the models and their uses. It has given me confidence, by learning more, to deliver as a manager in the business.“

    Melissa Fazackerley – SHEQ Manager Longworth UK

  • “We started to work with Skillwise because I had a need to upskill my management team to allow them to self-improve and therefore be a better leader and manager to the teams they have. The onboarding and information has been fantastic, right from initial enquiry to the start of the programme. Some of my team where nervous and after the first meeting with Ian they felt much better and very confident in Ian and his team."

    Anthony Delaney – On Point Logistics – Director

  • “I have really enjoyed the course. It has focused my mind on what I need to improve, where my weakness are and where my strengths are. It has also given me some invaluable tools to help me in my day to day job, made me much more aware of mine and others leaderships styles and how to get the best from the teams I regularly work with. It has also given me the appetite to explore new project management software, and try some of the concepts we have learnt through out the course and during the activities.”

    Sue Chatburn – Redwood Group

  • "Working with Skillwise has opened our eyes to the benefits of investing in our people through training and development . The morale and productivity of our team has improved significantly since we started working together."

    Stuart Fox – Energy Bureau – Director

  • "Since I acquired UK Gas in 2013 we have invested heavily in apprentices as part of our sustainable growth. We have excellent partners in place with local colleges that have seen us bring in sixteen trade apprentices through their studies to full time employment with us. As part of the next stage of our development we were keen to engage and develop further young people in broader business activities, including business administration, project management, finance and quantity surveying. As part of this initiative we have been working Lee, Ian and their team at Skillwise, were they have sourced and helped us to employ the right young talent. This has proved such a success that Skillwise are now also involved in management development and training of senior team. We think this is a great example of a true partnership were by UK Gas and Skillwise work well to enrich and add value.”

    Adam Newton – UK Gas – Managing Director

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