Becoming A Training Provider

There are a number of steps to becoming a training provider:


  • Initial Training Business set-up Advice
  • UKPRN Applications
  • Register of Training Organisations Applications (ROTO)
  • Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
  • BRAVO Applications
  • PQQ and ITT Applications
  • Award Body Accreditations

If you are an employer considering setting up an in-house training department we can advise and help you with the process placing you in a position to access public funding as well as receiving notifications of other multiple funding opportunities.


  • Accreditation Preparation
  • MATRIX Accreditation Preparation
  • IIP Accreditation Preparation
  • Customer First Accreditation
  • ISO9000, 14001 and OHSAS 18001

Development and Growth

Once you are an accredited provider we can help you develop your business going forward so that you develop a robust platform on which you can successfully grow your business.

We can assist with all areas of development and growth including.

  • Recruiting the right staff – from Senior Managers to Operational Delivery Staff
  • Quality procedures
  • Recruitment and Initial Assessment
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety
  • Insurance
  • MIS
  • Data collection, retention and protection

Please contact us on 01977 705203 or Get In Touch using the online form if you wish to receive further information.

"Excellent to deal with. Would not hesitate to recommend to others looking for support."
John Moulton JM Recruitment Education & Training
"Stuart has a vast knowledge and is able to think outside of the box. This has helped my company to secure places on funding portals that without his help would have been a mountain to climb. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Lorna Carter-Blake MD at DA Training and Consultancy
"Stuart and his team at ESS have been excellent throughout the process of securing our own direct funding contracts. Their knowledge of funding streams and support throughout the process has been vital in helping us gain approval. Stuart took the time to fully understand the business and was pro-active in finding funding streams that would help the business grow. I would highly recommend Stuart and his team if you are looking for support and guidance on funding and applications."
Will Koller Director - Skills College UK
"Stuart is one very educated and experienced consultant in the training and development sector. I am a client of Stuart and will be so for many years. His understanding of the funding landscape and the operational requirements of both established training providers and new start ups is exceptional. Credit to his year of experience. Stuart took the time to get to know me personally and my requirements and knew where to direct me by getting to know "me". Thank you Stuart, looking forward to working with you more in the future."
Paul Dunn The Gym Group
"I am pleased to endorse the services of ESS Assist and Steve Dobson​ in particular. I have been very impressed with the service they provide. They go the extra mile and have excellent communication skills. Steve is extremely knowledgeable and has applied his 20+ years of public procurement to our advantage enabling Manatec to receive DWP training requests daily. I have no hesitation in recommending their service."
Roger Dixon MD of Manatec
"We had tried to access unemployed funding for many months for our learners. Thanks to Steve Dobson and ESS we were delighted to access funding from the DWP. ESS and Steve come highly recommended."
Shakeel Desai MD of Get Set Academy
"We were delighted with ESS. They successfully undertook the application and then they expertly assisted us to get a number of contracts from the DWP which has helped our organisation immensely. I just wish I’d have known about this funding sooner."
Kathryn Northly MD of Approach Training Safely
"We were delighted with Ian Peacock the ESS M&A team. They advised us through the whole process and brought to the table a wealth of personal knowledge and experience resulting in a successful sale."
Jamie Carragher Former Liverpool FC star player