About SCTP

The Sussex Council of Training Providers is a community of training providers that offers apprenticeships, work-based learning or pre-employment training in Sussex. Our mission is their success. We also welcome Associate Members who provide relevant commercial services, Partner Members who provide strategic insight or non-commercial services and Consultant Members who provide strategic consultancy services to the FE and skills sector.

We help our members to grow their businesses by giving them the opportunity to network with other members operating within the skills sector, alongside funders, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and national bodies such as the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education. We share vital sector information, broker access to key stakeholders, and offer information and support to those who need it.

We provide a unique opportunity for commercial organisations who provide services to the skills sector, to connect with the training provider community, and for strategic stakeholders to collaborate and consult. We provide a platform for freelance consultants to network with full members, to offer sector insight and access to the specialist services they provide such as bid writing and specialist CPD. We represent our provider members by promoting their training provision in schools, local community groups and business networks, at Local Authority events, and via social media and our Apprenticeships in Sussex website.

We also provide tailored newsletters, meetings, representation and information. Most of our work is based on the feedback we receive from our members about what they need.

Established in 1986, we currently have over 90 members, consisting of training provider members, associate members, consultant members and partner members.

SCTP is run for members by members. The SCTP Board is made up of members who are elected from and by the membership, who are supported by an impartial executive team. Please see the SCTP team for details. To see what SCTP is doing to support its members, you can read our Mission Statement and Business Plan priorities.

To find out more about how membership could benefit your business, visit the Become a Full Member page. Or, if you are interested in becoming an Associate, Consultant or Partner member, then visit the Become an Associate, Consultant or Partner Member page.

To view SCTP policies, please visit our privacy page and our policies page.

What our members say

“We find the network extremely valuable, particularly the regular newsletters. It enables us to keep in touch with what’s happening in the county and find out about potential partnership opportunities or funding streams to explore. It’s a great way to keep in touch with what’s happening even if we aren’t able to attend the meetings.”
Mandy Crandale, Possability People

We couldn’t do without the support of the SCTP network.”
Jo CroninHeathercroft Training

The SCTP weekly newsletter is absolutely brilliant. I find it the most informative of all the publications I receive, and it’s the one I make time on a Monday morning to go through in detail. It’s relevant, current and I love that it is specific to the Sussex area as well as having updates on national news too.”
Clarissa WheelerNCFE

“We are very pleased to be associated with SCTP and value the support it provides to our organisation.”
John NortonSIGTA

“These meetings are always very useful and informative.”
Rebecca Matthews, East Sussex College Group

“I always learn something useful at every meeting. It’s a really good networking opportunity.”
Jane Chew, WSCC

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