Our Story

Acacia Training is a specialist provider of work-based learning in the care professions, including health and social care and child care.

Back in 2001 Acacia Training was founded on the principle that we wanted to deliver training differently.

Our mission is:

To deliver high quality teaching which develops the skills, knowledge and behaviour of our learners to ensure we provide our employers with employees who deliver high standards in their organisations, whilst stretching and challenging our learners to progress onto higher levels and aspire to be the best they can be


  • High quality teaching and learning
  • Good success rates
  • Positive destinations/progression for learners
  • Good reputation
  • Growth and stability
  • Strong core ethos

We started out in the care industry determined to provide courses that genuinely meet employer needs, having experienced our own skills shortages as the owner of two care homes that struggled to recruit and retain quality staff. We wanted to provide learners in an industry with a notoriously high staff turnover rate with job security, ambition, and opportunities to progress.

Our approach works. Our family business has expanded and we now deliver Apprenticeships, work-based qualifications and short courses to more than 1,500 learners across the UK each year.

Quality MeasureAcacia TrainingNational Average
Learner satisfaction (2011-12)9.3 / 108.8 / 10
Employment rate

(Percentage of learners who found work, got a better job or improved their prospects)
Employer satisfaction (2015-16)98.5%77.5%