Work Based Training for Business & Employers

  • Improve Staff Retention
  • Enhance Existing Skills
  • Improve Morale and Motivation
  • Increased Productivity
  • Decrease Need for Supervision

Over 700 Businesses Trust Us With Their Training Requirements

Apprenticeship Levy Update – January 2017

The new Apprenticeship Levy starts in May 2017 and will affect most businesses. If you have a payroll of over £3 million a year you will have to pay 0.5% of your payroll costs (you’ll get back £15,000 levy allowance) so you need to be planning now to make the most of this and invest in your business. You’ll need to take charge of this, find training providers, negotiate fees and manage those training providers.

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Our Apprenticeship Levy Fact Sheet explains everything you need to know.

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How We Customise Training To Meet Your Business Needs

Here at TQ we understand the pressures and challenges of running a business.

Right from the beginning we take time to really understand your business – what it does, what your aims and ambitions are and what you want to gain from training and development.

One of our highly experienced consultants will work with you to agree an Organisational Needs Analysis and to plan the delivery of the training you want, where and when you want it.

We are used to people who do not work 9 to 5, who work shifts and our staff work alongside yours to deliver the training and assessment during your normal working pattern.

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“there are only two ways for a manager to improve the output of an employee: motivation and training.”

Andy Grove

CEO, Intel

Will My Staff Need Time Off For Training?

They will need to be released from their usual work to focus on their qualifications from time to time. In particular if they are eligible for government funding then they will need time to complete application forms.

They will need a few hours at the beginning of an Apprenticeship or a Functional Skills programme to undertake initial assessment tests to establish what level they are already at so that their programmes can be individual to them. They may also need to sit tests during and at the end of their programmes.

All of this work is carried out on their normal working premises, there is no need for them to have more time off to go to college.

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“We’re really pleased with the training they’ve developed for us and how simple it’s been to use them.”

Chubb Security Personnel Ltd

Employer Satisfaction Survey Result Summary 2015/16

In order for TQ Workforce Development to continually review and improve our service to our Employer Partners an annual Employer Satisfaction Survey is carried out from those employers who have received training within the last year.  The survey captures our employers’ perceptions of the quality of training we provide and our responsiveness to their needs.

  • Employers felt that programmes had supported skills shortages and up skilled their workforce 80%
  • Satisfaction that staff have the right sector skills and knowledge required to explain the qualification 90%
  • Satisfaction with the quality of support provided to your employee/apprentice to complete their qualification 80%

Employers liked our professionalism and the fact we are approachable. They also liked scheduled updates and our ability to always be ready to listen.

To find out more about how we can help your business with training and development please contact the Business Development Team on 01788 892058 or email

The National Apprenticeship Guide to Work Based Training explains everything you need to know to get started.

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How Do I Know If Training Is Right For My Company?

Training can help to develop the specialist skills your business needs, providing the skilled and qualified workers you require for the future.

An apprentice can help you to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your industry sector – 57% of employers report a high proportion of their apprentices going on to management positions within the company.

We’ve worked with over 700 businesses in all sectors of industry and have a lot of experience as to what type of training is suitable for different types of staff.  Book a free consultation to find out more.

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‘Improving Skills for a Brighter Future’