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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.

Funding 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.

Hertfordshire Adult and 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 here to find out more about HAFLS.

 Hertford Regional College

SPS is now supporting this local college in the delivery of its Adult Education Budget, primarily in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. This new relationship comes on the back of 6 years of supporting the college in the delivery of the very successful Skills Excellence East and Youth East projects.

 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 nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk



Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

We have been working on an ESF Skills Support for the Unemployed Contract which the LEP has had a strong interest with its development. More information on the Herts LEP cabe found via their website. Click here. 

The Herts LEP have published a video which summarises the Labour Market needs for Hertfordshire in the next few years. Please click here to view the video. 



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. 


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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I have now got another job as a retail manager in a local charity shop, but I would never have applied for it in the firsttestimonial image - sps training place without starting this course as one of the must haves was that you had to be computer literate, which I am now! So thank you once again.


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