About Us

ACT is all about people!

Our people, your people and all of the individuals out there who are looking to improve themselves, their lives and their career prospects.

At ACT, we’re all extremely passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives by providing excellent learning programmes and opportunities – and all 310 of us come in to work each day to do just that.

We provide a long list of training programmes and qualifications that really help people reach their full potential. From Traineeships, Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeships across 30 different sectors, to employability training and short commercial courses, we have something for everyone and, this is the good bit, most of our training is fully-funded.

Our vision

To make a positive difference to people’s lives by providing excellent learning programmes.

Our mission

To be the recognised as one of the leading training providers in the UK.

Our core values

  • Being positive and having a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Taking pride and responsibility in exceeding people’s expectations
  • Helping raise and realise people’s aspirations
  • Having fun in providing a professional, safe and friendly service
  • Showing deep respect for individuals

Why Choose ACT?

We’re not going to lie, fully-funded training is a big draw, but the main reason people choose ACT is because we are great at what we do.  Established in 1988, we have oodles of experience in delivering bespoke training for individuals and employers in Wales and England.

83% of our learners progress into employment or higher education

Last year alone we:

  • Helped over 6,500 young people achieve their career ambitions through our Traineeship and Apprenticeship programmes
  • Worked with over 700 businesses, helping them to up skill their existing workforce via our Apprenticeship programmes
  • Recruited 75 young Apprentices for employers who were looking to fill their skills gap

Even though we deliver huge quantities of training, we don’t skimp when it comes to the quality. We are very proud of our work and strive to deliver an excellent service every time. We are pleased to tell you that we have a 85% success rate (which means a very high proportion of our learners successfully complete their training) and 89% of our learners rate us as excellent.

We love what we do, and, not meaning to blow our own trumpet, we are good at it. Some of our recent wins and commendations include: Provider Award for Partnership Working in the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015, Sunday Times Best Companies in the UK 2015, 78th in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 2015, Wales and West Utilities Inspiring Young Talent Award in the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2014, Provide Award for Social Responsiveness in the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2014, and we have maintained our Investors in People Gold Award since 2012.

But enough about us, let’s talk about you. If you are

  • a school leaver looking to gain valuable work experience that will help get you into the world of work
  • not going to uni and are looking for an alternative option with great career prospects
  • in employment and wish to gain further qualifications to improve your personal development
  • unemployed and looking to improve your employability and get back into work
  • a manager or businesses owner who is looking to up skill their workforce or hire a Trainee or Apprentice

We are here for you! Our team of highly-skilled and dedicated tutors and assessors and opportunities advisors are ready to meet you and find you a programme that is suited to you and your needs.

 

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