Andrew Houldey

Victoria Sylvester wins Entrepreneur of the Year

Our MD, Vikki Sylvester, has been named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’

We’re so proud to announce that Victoria Sylvester, our Managing Director, has won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award in the Sentinel Business Awards! Vikki leads Acacia Training and all the other businesses in our growing group, with integrity, compassion, ambition and vision. She cares passionately about training, equality, wellbeing and care standards. She believes …

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Infection Control

A free 2 hour CPD session on Infection Control Key components include: Chain of infection Routes of infection Common infections, causes and the effects Current legislation, policy & procedures COSHH regulations Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising

Funded Training for Health and Social Care providers impacted by COVID-19

Are you a Health and Social Care provider whose staff training has been impacted by Covid 19? As a Skills for Care endorsed provider, Acacia Training has been granted access to funding to support the growing needs of the care sector in these challenging times. This grant has been awarded to support training in response …

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Beauty Traineeships for 16-18 year olds in Crewe and Cheshire

Beauty Traineeships scheme tackles challenges for unemployed teens

Budding beauty therapists in Cheshire are being offered a vital first step into employment thanks to the free beauty traineeships programme with the International School of Beauty Therapy (ISOBT) in Crewe. The Beauty School’s new traineeships aim to help local school and college leavers who are not in education or training (NEET) and are aged …

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‘Invictus Games Choir changed my life’ says mental health first aid trainer

Three years ago, Gary Peake had given up on life. He was living with PTSD after being medically discharged from the armed forces and was struggling to find a job. But after being introduced to the charity Help for Heroes, he was encouraged to join the Invictus Games Choir. This, he says, changed his life …

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“Amazing” assessor Hannah makes the difference

Motivated staff, deeper understanding of clients’ needs and freeing up the owners’ time – these are just some of the benefits of working with Acacia Training, according to Karen, owner of Gloucestershire-based Inspyre Plus. Karen currently has two staff completing the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care and Children …

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Bronze award from the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for Mental Health First Aid training

Acacia Training is armed forces friendly!

Trentham-based Acacia Training has been recognised as providing exceptional support to the armed forces community after being awarded a Bronze award from the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The company, which provides apprenticeships and work based training, earned the accolade by demonstrating through it’s culture, policies and procedures that it is ‘forces-friendly’ and is …

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Katie Wilson Care Home Manager Apprenticeship

Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship leads to managerial promotion

35-year-old Katie Wilson is showing that Apprenticeships are not just for school-leavers, after completing a Level 5 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship secured her a managerial promotion. Katie, aged 35, from Bristol was recently promoted to care home manager at Bristol-based Hyde Lodge, a Care Quality Commission “Outstanding” rated residential care home for vulnerable young …

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