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Acacia Training and Development offers a comprehensive service for businesses, individual employees and unemployed people seeking work. Recognised by the National Skills Academy for Care, we are one of the largest non-college based training organisations in the South of England. Contact us for courses and apprenticeships in the South West and South East,  from Hampshire to Cornwall and all those in-between.

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Lisa Callaway – A deserved ‘Learner of the month’ in Teaching

Lisa Callaway achieved the Acacia Training and Development ‘Learner of the month’ award in December. Her support for children and her determination towards learning new skills is truly amazing. Lisa works at Ladysmith Junior School in Exeter as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. She felt that she needed to ensure that she had reached the […]

Adam Garrett – Learner of the Month – From Trainee to Apprentice in his dream company

Adam Garrett, 17 from Taunton,  came to Acacia Training and Development in June 2015 and wanted to become an Electrician. He completed a 2 week Traineeship programme with Motiv-8 South West and Acacia Training, called ‘Fit 4 work’ which enables young people to become more confident and positive about their career choices including presentations and […]

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Your Future Careers Event – Taunton

The chance to ‘have a go’ at different jobs is the focus of this careers fair with a difference being held in Taunton.

Skills South West career event – Plymouth

Whatever your dreams or ambitions there will be something to inspire you at Skills South West.

Bookkeeping Short Course Level 1 – AAT

This is a 12 weeks short course for everyone interested in learning bookkeeping skills and who wants to progress to higher levels. The AAT certificate can be achieved after a 2 week assessment.

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