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Welcome to St Eds

The Leading Provider of Employability Skills for Young people

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Accredited Vocational Training

A Positive Learning Environment


Discover Your Full Potential

Welcome to St Edmunds Society

This is a very exciting time for St-Eds Training Centre and our students. Our philosophy is to deliver an employer led curriculum, truly enabling our students both to believe in themselves and to become the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow.
We provide them with the skills necessary to meet the real requirements of employers, applying the theory of the classroom to the real world ensuring students gain insight and access to real employers and projects.
Our students have been nominated and acclaimed Youth Build UK, Young Builder of the Year and we are an established Centre of Excellence too. And last October we received a further commendation.
Lorraine Bliss, MBE – CEO
What Makes Us Different

Are you a young person who finds mainstream school challenging? Do you want to find a different route which will help you prepare for college, or gain the qualifications needed to achieve an apprenticeship or employment.

Maybe you are a parent or carer, school, social worker, or organisation working with young people, who wants to refer struggling students somewhere more suited to their needs, which will give them opportunities for their future?

Possibly you are a young person looking for a course where you can gain vocational experience in a hands-on environment with extra support, giving you a head start in your career and gaining skills for life?

Jason Whiting - Transport Maintenance

Who are St-Eds?

St Edmunds Society are a Norwich-based charity, offering vocational training and employability skills training to young people aged 16-18 (or up to 25 if you have an EHCP).
We work with tutors and in partnership with industry experts, to give young people the skills and experience to build their future.

Why should I enrol at St-Eds Training Centre?

Why should I enrol at St-Eds Training Centre?

If you have a desire for learning, in an environment that treats you like a responsible person and challenges you to excel in your chosen industry, then come and see what we have to offer you. Whether you’re interested in construction, catering, transport maintenance, hair & beauty, or one of our other specialised courses, your journey to full-time work begins right here!

Serena Davenport Transition Coach
St-Ed’s has a professional team of skilled industry professionals engaging with young people and their communities to deliver quality vocational provision to young people.
Matrix accreditation demonstrates our commitment to delivering high quality careers information, advice and guidance, with progression pathways in partnership with top industry employers and support agencies.
Here at St Eds, we continually review and develop our provision to accommodate more young people in need of  alternative vocational training. Training that enables them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Please contact me for new collaborative opportunities.
Serena Davenport – General Manager

Our Core Curriculum

Multi-Skills Construction. City and Guilds Multi-Skills Construction (L1) students will have the opportunity to gain skills in Carpentry, Bricklaying, Painting & Decorating, Tiling and Plumbing, with the opportunity to specialise in these areas in an industry approved training environment.

Transport Maintenance. IMI Transport (Motor Cycle Maintenance and Motor Vehicle) (L1) Transport Maintenance allows learners to have the ability to develop their knowledge and skills in the motor industry.

Hair & Beauty. VTCT Hair and Beauty Studies (L1-2) The Hair and Beauty programme allows students to develop skills in hair, make-up, nail art and skin care.

Catering & Hospitality. City and Guilds Hospitality (L1) Students are able to develop knowledge of developing menus, dietary requirements and preparing and cooking meals in a live kitchen environment from our in house catering facility.

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