SPS are proud to work with a variety of partners in support of achieving our mission.  These partners all play a pivotal role in ensuring that we are able to serve our local communities and support local people to achieve their learning and development goals.

Our partners are like minded organisations who are committed to transforming lives and helping businesses thrive.  We thank all of our amazing partners for their support:

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.

Step2Skills (part of Hertfordshire County Council)

Step2Skills 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 Step2Skills.

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

The 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.


Highfield Qualifications

They are a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations. As such they arre regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). In addition to this, they are also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

As an awarding organisation they have developed 250+ qualifications designed to enhance the career prospects of learners. These qualifications are now delivered by over 20,000 trainers and training providers spread across 57 countries. They cover multiple sectors such as retail, health and social care, finance, customer service, rail and engineering, hospitality, logistics, aviation and many more.