Ofsted Talisman

Stoke-on-Trent is still reeling from the irreversible decline of its traditional industries. The economic legacy left behind is a city where levels of unemployment and the proportion of adults without any qualifications are well above the national average.

Action Training (Stoke) Limited, a grade 1 learndirect provider, is responding to the challenge by reaching out to learners and teaching them the skills they need for life and work



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Ofsted Outstanding Report

Ofsted inspected Action Training in January 2008 and highlighted the outstanding provision of training that learners received.

The overall effectiveness of the provision is outstanding. Leadership and management, equality of opportunity and the provision in literacy and numeracy is outstanding.
Achievement and standards are outstanding. Learners develop high levels of skills, confidence, employability and social skills. Success rates in literacy and numeracy are outstanding. Learners gain very high levels of additional qualifications in lift truck.

The quality of the provision is outstanding. Tutors provide good individual learning support through team teaching. The programme meets the needs of both the learners and employers perfectly as it provides an excellent match of literacy and numeracy with vocational training. Learners benefit from very good support.
Leadership and management are outstanding. Operational management of the programme is very good. The company has a clear and highly effective strategic vision.


Welcome to Action Training

Action Training has a welcoming, friendly, relaxed atmosphere and is always dedicated to you, our customers. We make sure that your learning experience here is at its finest.

All of our training has been tried and tested to ensure you obtain the best quality training possible. Tutors and instructors are regularly observed, tools equipment and learning material are updated and courses are up to date. All of this is implemented to ensure that you walk away with a sense of achievement, knowledge and with a smile on your face.

Stoke-on-Trent has been identified by both local and central Government as an area of high educational need. According to the office of National Statistics data sets in 2006, Stoke-on-Trent as a whole has over 13,000 people in receipt of income support, 59% of adults are qualified below level 2, with 43% having no qualifications at all. In addition, at 39%, Stoke-on-Trent has the highest number of economically inactive people within the Staffordshire Borough.

We work with local providers including JET, Connexions, Flexible Routeway and the Jobcentre Plus to help provide a service to the unemployment community and reinstate vocational and academic training to help improve job prospects.

Action Training is located in the Stoke-on-Trent area less than 4 miles from the M6 Junction 15.