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Why choose us?


We care about our learners and employer clients

At VSS, we strive to become your trusted training partner by giving you the highest quality training, account management and customer support. We are committed to delivering outstanding training to our learners and supporting our clients to achieve breakthrough results.

A complete one-stop shop solution

With National coverage, we deliver our vocational qualifications over a wide range of sectors and job roles, ensuring that our clients needs are fully met. With a wide portfolio of comprehensive training programmes (to ensure compliance with National Standards & EU Directives) available, we are sure we have everything you need. And if we don’t, we’ll build a bespoke course just for you. Whether it’s a slight variation on an existing course or even a brand new course specific to your workplace or company.

Partnership working

Working in partnership with you, we listen to understand your business, focus on your short and long-term business goals, and advise you on the pathways needed to develop your workforce in order to meet them. We will help you to determine appropriate skills solutions, qualifications and training programmes, advise on funding opportunities, define the best solutions for skills shortages/requirements, and will develop customised progression routes where needed.

Extensive talent pool

As one of the biggest Apprenticeship and Adult Learning providers in the North West, you will have access to the best Apprentice candidates in the region. Our established links with schools and colleges and a large database of young people in the region means we can select the best talent for your business when you use our Free Recruitment Service.

Account managed service

Your dedicated Account Manager will ensure you receive consistent quality of service for all your Apprenticeship and staff training requirements. We use an E-Portfolio system to deliver our programmes so that you can track the progress of your workforce throughout the duration of their programmes.

Flexible delivery

Flexible and responsive training is offered to all of our employers in an effort to meet the ever changing needs and operational constraints. We can support your business training needs, when and where you need it. We can deliver training in the workplace or within one of our training centres with start dates throughout the year. We also offer training outside office hours, bespoke training for specific employers, e-learning provision and complete business solutions.

Information & Guidance

We will keep you up to date with the development of new apprenticeship standards and will follow relevant trailblazer groups to keep you updated with the changes from frameworks to apprenticeship standards. You can contact our apprenticeship reform project team anytime if you would like information or support with the transition to using the digital apprenticeship service.