Training & development

There are many training and development opportunities in North Somerset:

Langford University Technician


An apprenticeship is a combination of employment and training. Designed by business for business, apprenticeships are ‘fit for purpose’ and allow employers to train individuals within the context of their organisation.

Visit our Apprenticeships page.

Business Enterprise Centre

Part of Weston College in Weston-super-Mare, works with more than 1000 organisations, supporting them to achieve significant improvements in overall performance, by developing the skills and performance of their staff. They offer a wide choice of flexible, work-based training and development services – many of their qualification courses are fully subsidised by government funding.

Visit our Business Enterprise Centre page.

Weston College University Campus

Top performing College in the West of England and the only education provider on your doorstep in North Somerset to offer you the opportunity to progress from an entry level course to a degree.

Visit our Weston College University Campus page.

Grads for Growth

Businesses need support, graduates need employment; Grads for Growth achieves both.

For businesses, Grads for Growth helps recruit, offers a business development team investment, as well as access to the South West’s leading universities.

For graduates, Grads for Growth places your skills, provides mentoring and real work with a graduate-level salary.

Visit our Grads for Growth page.

North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College

A specialist College described as 'a new model of learning' is being planned for North Somerset by Weston College.

Visit our North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College page.

University of the West of England

Offers more than 600 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course levels and prides itself on consistently high assessment scores for teaching quality.

Visit our University of the West of England page.

North Somerset Enterprise Agency

Actively supports local businesses across North Somerset by offering training services and hosting workshops.

Visit our case study North Somerset Enterprise Agency.

North Somerset Council - Food Safety in Catering

Offers a training course for the Level Two Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), previously known as Basic Food Hygiene.

For more information visit the council's website or visit our what's on section for details of when courses are being held.

North Somerset Council - Youth Employment Service

The Youth Employment Service (YES) guides young people through learning into employment.

Download their Youth Employment leaflet and newsletter (January 2016).

People 1st

The Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure Travel and Tourism. A Government recognised and industry-focused body established to support the development of skills and training within that industry.

Visit People 1st.


The Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries working to help develop a skilled workforce and represents 17 industries across the UK. By working with employers, organisations, training providers and individuals, Lantra helps; businesses improve performance through investment in skills; businesses and individuals access appropriate learning solutions; promote the excellent career opportunties offered by the sector; provide a supply of people with the skills needed by industry.



A one stop shop for job vacancies, job brokerage and skills matching. They aim to provide employers with a single point of contact who will work with you to find appropriately skilled and trained local people. They work directly with employers in and around North Somerset to ensure that local job vacancies are effectively promoted and filled through Westonworks and its partners.

Download their employer support leaflet.

Visit Westonworks.

The Stable Creative Hub

The aim of The Stable is to bring together, nurture and accelerate the growth of freelance and start-up activity in Weston's tech, digital and creative fields. At The Stable, you'll meet like-minded freelancers, start-ups and small businesses and will make local and wider connections while benefiting from superfast 100Mbps fibre broadband and a regular social and networking events diary. Feel free to join us and to add your own events and meet ups. Take a look at our three membership plans here and we look forward to welcoming you to this new coworking community.

Visit The Stable Creative Hub.