Approved Training Providers

Working with our partners, EDA Apprenticeships Plus, means your business gets access to the highest quality trainers and assessors.

That's because EDA Apprenticeships Plus only works with training providers who have secured an Ofsted rating of Outstanding or Good.

A UK network of approved training providers

The EDA Apprenticeship Service, which is managed by our external partners EDA Apprenticeships Plus, works with a number of approved apprenticeship training providers whose tutors/assessors visit your businesses to train your apprentice.

Ofsted Good or Outstanding

Before any training provider makes it onto the EDA roster, they are thoroughly checked by the EDA Apprenticeships Plus team.

Only training providers who are rated by Ofsted as Outstanding or Good (Ofsted only applies in England) can deliver training to EDA members and affiliates. Ofsted is the government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills in England.

Liaison with training providers is all part of the service

As an EDA member and affiliated member, all liaison with training providers is done for you. The EDA Apprenticeships Plus team selects the most appropriate training provider for you based on the job role and your location. They will brief them in the first instance and take care of all monitoring and reporting.

Of course, you’ll meet the tutor/assessor when they visit your business premises.

For your information and peace of mind, below is a list of the organisations who train apprentices for EDA members and affiliates. If you have any questions about the EDA Apprenticeship Service please call the EDA head office on 020 3141 7350.

Training Providers


These are the Training Providers in England who deliver the Trade Supplier Apprenticeship Standard and many other Apprenticeship Standards as part of the EDA Apprenticeship Service:

  1. Aston Training: based in Northampton. Rated by Ofsted as Good. 
  2. DIDAC Training: based in Bristol. Rated by Ofsted as Good.
  3. Learning Skills Partnership: based in Hessle. Rated by Ofsted as Good.
  4. Remit Training: based in Nottingham. Rated by Ofsted as Good.
  5. Smart Training & Recruitment Ltd: based in Newport. Rated by Ofsted as Good.
  6. TACS Training: based in Peterlee. Rated by Ofsted as Good.


  1. ALS Training (Acorn Learning Solutions Ltd): based in Cardiff. This link will take you to their inspection report.


Please note that Skills Development Scotland does not publish inspection reports on their Training Providers.

  1. JB Management: based in Ayr
  2. Microcom Training: based in Glasgow.

Northern Ireland

  1. Rutledge Group: based in Coleraine. This link will take you to their inspection reports.