Our Vision

From the senior leadership team, through the administration department and all the way to our training facilitators, every member of the Eliesha Training team is passionate about providing a supportive, enriching learning experience for our apprentices, whatever stage of their career they may have reached.

This stems from a belief that highly competent managers and leaders can make a huge difference to the success of their organisation and that the core management skills the new standards are centred around can be applied across all sectors and industries. Confident, skilled managers are proven to underpin enhanced productivity, greater staff engagement and a more positive working environment for everyone.

Eliesha’s vision is that all our management apprentices leave their programme with not just the skills and knowledge but also the self-belief and confidence to make a real contribution to the success of their organisation. Eliesha has years of experience developing managers and leaders – from supervisors to senior executives – and we delight in using this experience to help them develop and sustain fulfilling careers in management, regardless of the industry they work in.

Key Features

Eliesha delivers Management Apprenticeship programmes to meet the Level 3 and Level 5 Management Standards, both of which are equivalent to ILM and CMI Diploma-level qualifications. The new employer-designed, occupation-focused Standards mean that organisations can implement an apprenticeship programme that supports new and existing employees with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they need to accurately fit the roles that the business requires in the current and future work environment.

Our management apprenticeship programmes offer an end-to-end service, including consultancy and skills assessment in relation to existing workforce development and talent management, through to effective delivery, successful End Point Assessment and post-learning evaluation of impact.

As a key benefit, we invest the following in our programmes as value added services, included with no increase to the Standard Rate:

  • Skills matrix self-assessment and review of existing role and qualifications
  • Alignment of workshop materials to required business vision, values and behaviours (for internal programmes)
  • Measurement and evaluation of learning interventions and post-learning impact using the Kirkpatrick Methodology
  • Line Manager engagement; improving apprentice engagement with the programme and enhancing their development dialogue with apprentices through shared reviews, optional attendance of induction session
  • Infrastructure investment – e.g. e-portfolio system – enabling full transparency of learning progression and tracking and evidence of the 20% off-the-job activities to be uploaded.


From April 2017, apprenticeship programmes have changed. No longer the exclusive realm of young or new employees, they are open to everyone, regardless of their age and how long they have been at their organisation.


As part of these reforms, the Government is moving away from apprenticeship Frameworks, aiming to have them completely replaced with the new and improved apprenticeship Standards by 2020. Each Standard contains a list of the skills, knowledge and behaviours the apprentice will need to have learned and successfully applied by the end of the programme. As Standards are occupation-focused, a rigorous end point assessment requires the apprentice to demonstrate and evidence that they have all the required competencies to meet the standard and associated role.


Importantly, only training providers that have been approved on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) – like Eliesha – can be selected and used for delivery. Each apprenticeship level and standard has a funding rate cap set by the Government.

A Perfect Fit

We know how important it is that any training programme undertaken is a good match for your organisation and talent development needs. For this reason, we make a concerted effort to align our blended learning programme solutions to the context of your business objectives, workplace values and culture.

Our programme delivery minimises operational abstraction from your business and disruption for your employees. This means that our programmes are efficient, practice focused and workplace relevant, so that your apprentices will have an immediate impact upon performance and productivity.

Our Experience

We have an established history as a ‘high quality’ accredited centre with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – two professional industry awarding bodies that were influential in the design of the new apprenticeship programmes.

We have a successful achievement record and have delivered to Diploma levels – and above – for over 10 years. Our ever-expanding network of experienced, capable and qualified training associates, coupled with our commitment to thorough administration, planning, tracking, reporting and delegate support, is responsible for a 100% track record of ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ evaluations for our interventions.

The CEO of CMI described us as “one of our market-leading training partners” and said that they were “delighted with the quality of development, delivery and assessment” of our programmes. Likewise, we were described as “one of ILM’s most innovative and proactive Approved Centres” by its CEO, who also praised “the exceptional quality and the attention given to supporting [Eliesha’s] clients and candidates is consistently reported in all of their centre and EV visits.”

Learning Approach & Methods

To ensure that apprentices complete their programme within the required timescales and in line with the new national Standards, we work in a collaborative approach with you as a learning partner. We capture data, measure and evaluate all our training – and its impact - to ensure we make informed and continuous improvement towards the achievement of required outcomes.

Delivery includes a blended range of methods:

  • Face-to-face Workshops
  • Professional Discussion
  • E-learning
  • Role-play Scenarios
  • Reflective Logs
  • Assessment through written tasks and exercises

Your candidates are supported by

  • Their Line Managers, who we induct into the programme
  • Coaching support from a dedicated Programme Tutor/Coach
  • Action Learning/Review
  • 180 Feedback
  • Access to e-learning resources, including our own pearls of wisdom® and e.micro-toolkits

'Open' Apprenticeship Courses

Eliesha also runs Open Apprenticeship Programmes, designed for organisations to maximise their levy by placing delegates on a programme alongside employees from other companies in the same region. This allows for employers to use their levy funds on the kind of high quality, rigorous programme that is usually reserved for larger organisations able to provide a full cohort.

These programmes have been launched in response to requirements for easy access to a training provider with the extensive experience necessary to ensure that the learning and development provided by the new apprenticeships are business-relevant and efficiently embedded within day-to-day operations.

European Social Fund

Eliesha delivers Management Apprenticeships funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and the Apprenticeship Levy.

Non-Levy Apprenticeship programmes are part-funded by the European Union European Social Fund.

Our accreditations, affiliations and certifications

CMI ILM Approved Centre Apprenticeships Iosh Agored Cymru Chas SGS ISO 14001 SGS ISO 9001 Cyber Essentials
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