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Acacia Training and Development Ltd (ATD) offer a comprehensive service for businesses and individual employees.
ATD is one of the largest non-college based training organisations in the South West. Our staff team operates out of training centres across the region in Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth and Roche in Cornwall.
We provide a wide range of training, both E-learning and face to face, including individually tailored courses for all

We provide work based training in the following areas:
• Business Skills such as Business Administration, Customer Service, Management Training and Team Leader/Supervision
• Bookkeeping and Accounting
• Early Years Care
• Health and Social Care
• Plumbing and Refrigeration

Acacia Training and Development Limited is proud to be part of the Somerset Care Group, which is one of the largest not-for-profit care companies in the South of England.

Locations we operate in

Acacia Training and Development Ltd - 0800 090 2155

Acacia Training and Development Centre, Taunton, TA28BY

Basepoint Business Centre - 0800 090 2155

Yeoford Way, Exeter, EX2 8LB

Plymouth - 0800 090 2155

10 Sawrey Street, Plymouth, PL1 3LA

Services we Provide


From vocational programmes for young people, to individually tailored courses for senior management, our commitment to delivering high quality training is paramount. We have built our reputation on the quality of our service, supported by our IIP and Matrix accreditation. Acacia Training provides classroom training as well as work based and Apprenticeship training from three training centres at Taunton, Newton Abbot and Plymouth. We have built our reputation on the quality of our service, supported by our Investors in People and Matrix accreditations and our latest Ofsted Grade 2 GOOD inspection report. Acacia Training was the first provider in the SW Region to be formally 'Recognised' by the National Skills Academy for Care.

What we do

We are experts in accessing government funding to help local employers to maximise the results from any investment in training and development for their staff. We have a large contract from the Skills Funding Agency and can allocate funding to contribute to or fully cover the cost of training. We provide learning programmes to a wide range of customers from unemployed job seekers, young people starting their career ladder in their first apprenticeship to senior management seeking to gain higher skills qualifications at level 5 or above.

Our qualifications are offered across a wide range of vocational areas including: Health & Social Care, Children & Young People’s Workforce, Hairdressing/Barbering, Accounting, Management, Business Administration, Customer Service, Payroll Administration, Marketing, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Dental Nursing.

High quality Business Management, Statutory and Health & Social Care training (short courses) are available at all three of our well equipped training centres and at other locations. Acacia Training is able to facilitate training on employer premises across the South West and beyond. Our courses Business Manager can also provide bespoke training courses designed to meet the needs of individual business requirements.

 Here are some of the courses currently available for the unemployed;

  • ·         Confidence Building (1 Day)
  • ·         Creating a Good First Impression (1 Day)
  • ·         Interview Techniques (1 Day)
  • ·         CV Writing and Job Application (1 Day)
  • ·         Basic Email (1 Day)
  • ·         Basic Internet (1 Day)
  • ·         Personal Budgeting and Managing Money (1 Day)
  • ·         Independent Living within the Community (2 Weeks)
  • ·         English – available 1 to 1 or in a class
  • ·         Maths – available 1 to 1 or in a class

Where we do it

Our Taunton training centre covers the whole of Somerset and we use a variety of venues throughout Somerset to ensure that there is a venue at a convenient distance to as many candidates as possible.

How to access

If you are interested in attending any of these courses please contact us on 0800 090 2155 and ask for Debbie Morris.

Our Employability courses are free to the unemployed aged 19 or over (on the 31st July 2013) on active benefits.

 If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Probation staff should speak to your ETE department about making a referral to Acacia Training courses.

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