For Employers

Welcome to the Western Training Provider Network, the foremost Network for skills training and education services in the West of England which services the needs of employers in the West of England region.  

Our Network consists of 23 National and local Training independent providers, the 4 local colleges (Bath, Bristol, South Glos, Weston), and the University of the West of England.

Do you have a skills, productivity, recruitment or training need?


WTPN members can help your business by providing the following skills soutions:

  • Apprenticeships at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree levels to ensure new recruits and on-going skills development of existing staff

  • Assist you with queries and solutions based around the new apprenticeship levy and associated reforms

  • Provide you with excellent new candidates from college, post 16 independant training provision, 6th form or University seeking to start careers

  • Help you to design and deliver courses and job specific training programmes to improve existing staff skill sets (tailored to suit your needs)

  • Design and deliver pre-employability programmes to develop future staff at your organisations (including traineeships, internships and work experience programmes)

  • Tailored programmes to help you access and develop unemployed candidates seeking work (traineeships, sector based skills academies)

  • Enable you to get involved with future post 16 and University course design

  • Help you to engage with post 16 learning organisations and their students; providing you with access to talented people whlst they are still in learning, through work experience, lectures and talks, careers fairs etc.

  • Advise you on models of development and training, recruitment (low or no cost), employment contracts, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, mentoring models etc.



Members of the Network deliver education and training in over 50 vocational areas.

To engage with the WTPN or any of our providers directly, please check out the sectors they are involved in here, make contact on the facility below or you can also speak to an independant and impartial skills adviser through our partnership business skills advice service with Business West

The WTPN has entered into a strategic partnership with Businesswest who are one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK, representing and working with over 18,000 businesses across the South West.


Businesswest has recently won a bid for a European and UK funded project (Skills West) to enable training and education providers in the region become more responsive to Business needs. To find out more about the project and how it could help your business please read here or follow the Skills West link here.

Skill West

A funded project that has been commissioned by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.

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