SPS holds partnerships at the core of its corporate values and over the years has a bult a strong reputation for developing some very strong partnerships/relationships in Hertfordshire.

Quality Partners

At SPS we are committed to benchmarking our provision to the Matrix standard. In addition we continue to strive for excellence by benchmarking our entire provision to the basic principles of OFSTED especially in the areas of

  • Putting learners first
  • Achieving excellence
  • Behaving with integrity
  • Valuing people’s differences

We continue to work tirelessly to ensure we develop and model our ethos around the core values and principles recognised by the Matrix standard and OFSTED.

Training Partners

SPS is committed to providing the very best products and services nationally and ensuring that the communities in Hertfordshire continue to remain competitive in this ever changing and challenging economic climate. We have been selected to deliver the following brands across all our sites in Hertfordshire.


learndirectlogolearndirect is the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services. We’ve helped over 4 million people like you gain the skills you need for work. We can help you kick-start your career with:

  • qualifications in everyday skills like maths, English and IT
  • vocational qualifications and Apprenticeships in lots of industries
  • higher-level professional qualifications
  • short courses in subjects from software packages to languages

Additional information about learndirect can be found on


National Careers Service

NCS-LogoThe National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Find out more about our valued partner who can be found on


Hertfordshire Adult Family Learning Service (HAFLS)

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HAFLS provides courses for adults aged 19+ in a variety of subjects such as English, maths, nutrition, art and IT as well as family learning (learning with your child) that takes place in children centres and schools. Courses are either free or low cost and designed to enhance the lives of local people.Click for more info about HAFLS


Hertford Regional College

  • SPS Training Solutions Limited works closely with the college to deliver funded programmes targeting learners within specific niche areas. Projects that we have worked on include:
  • 1. Youth East - project to support young people to develop skills that would aid learners to acces Apprenticeships and sustainable employment.
  • 2. Skills Excellence East - project supports those who are in employment and require English and/or Maths qualifications to improve their opportunities with employers.

Awarding Body Partners

British Computer Society

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all.

SPS works in partnership with BCS to deliver industry recognised qualifications, including the ITQ, and digital skills programme.


Pearson is a leading provider of education and training qualifications, and assessment services.

In the UK, Pearson is accredited by the Government to award a wide range of vocational qualifications, including Apprenticeships and Employability. Pearsons expertise is in quality assuring work-based training programmes working closely with employers, and over 1500 private training providers and further education colleges

City and Guilds

A global leader in skills education, City & Guilds Group helps people get into a job, progress in their career, and move onto the next challenge. Founded in 1878, City & Guilds is a charity that remain committed to our purpose, and reinvest our surplus into education and student support programmes.


Active IQ offers a broad suite of qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways in the Active Leisure Sector and allied occupations. The qualifications are accredited by Ofqual, and supported by the relevant Sector Skills Council. Active IQ is committed to providing qualifications that are fit for purpose, dynamic and supported by innovative resources, and ensuring that key stakeholders are involved in qualification development.




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