The Derbyshire Network is a Membership based, not for profit organisation based at Ripley, Derbyshire.
Our activities are split into two main functions:
- Membership Services
- Training and Development
All our services are undertaken by a competent and experienced team of staff, whilst the direction and scope of the Network is overseen by a board of directors made up solely of its members.
Are you an independent training provider, college, employer or third sector organisation that delivers Teaching and learning? We are the biggest training network in the East Midlands and can provide strategic support, have fantastic Continuous Professional Development courses for your staff and provide the opportunity to share best practice to constantly improve the standard of training in the region.
Are you an employer?
Whether it is a team or an entire workforce, having a complete understanding of where the skills are and where the gaps lie is essential. We’ll help you take a close look at what skills are vital for the business or team to function, and what are desirable to have. We will help you carry out a skills audit and develop a training needs analysis and put a development plan in place to fill the gaps, by upskilling existing staff and advising recruitment if required.
Training typically conjures up images of classrooms and days out of the office. While this approach continues to play an important role in learning some kinds of knowledge and skills, there is a much wider range of options available to employers, Work based training, distance learning or a blend of different delivery methods. We will work with you to establish the most appropriate forms of teaching for your staff to best learn those skills, to suit your needs and your budget.
Ensuring that learning and development is a central part of employees’ experience helps not only attract and retain workers but helps boost productivity and ensures your organisation stays on top of the way business is changing. Up-skilling doesn’t have to mean big training budgets and away days, but rather developing a culture of learning in the workplace that embrace a range of ways that staff can improve and hone their skills. Working with us ensures you have access to not only our funding for training, training and expertise but also our sub-contractors and members, ensuring a one stop shop to meet all your requirements.
Interested in learning new skills?
Looking at a change of career or to progress within the workplace? Have you been made redundant or unemployed and need help to make the next step into a new role? There is lots of options available to ensure you get the right training, we offer a whole range of fully funded courses or if the course you need is not fully funded we can advise upon the most cost-effective route for you to achieve your goals.