WS training

Ws Training Ltd, Manor Barn, Church Road, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2QR

About us

WS training offers a full range of services to meet training and consultancy needs plus apprenticeship programs.

With over 120 courses to choose from, we also run bespoke courses tailored to specific needs and we are happy to deliver training at other premises as well as at one of our training facilities.

Work, Learn and Earn as an Apprentice - Competition for jobs is fierce so having the right skills is essential. Apprenticeships offer an exciting way for to earn while learning, with many career choices available.

We value diversity, recognise difference and treat everyone with respect.


Our centre located in Ipswich is a hub for programmes which are designed to help develop the skills of young people aged 16 to 24.



WS Training recognises that not all young people have had positive life or learning experiences, they may have barriers to helping them achieve their full potential.

Activ8 is a study programme aimed at 16-18 year olds. We provide a holistic approach to delivery to support young people grow as individuals, develop aspirations for the future and strategies to achieve sustainable progression to Further Education, Apprenticeships or Employment.


WS Training work in partnership (Collaborate) with local and national employers together we develop vocationally relevant programmes of study and support. Our programmes provide progression routes into Apprenticeships, Further Education and Employment.


Our ExcellR8 programme provides high quality learning pathways for young people aged 16-24 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Within the intimate setting of our Fore Street Training Centre, and by working with a wide range of External Partners we are able to provide high quality, specialist education to support the ongoing development of our students.

For more information about Central and the programmes, visit our website.

Training Courses

We offer over 120 courses. Use the links below to find out more.

Management Development
Marketing & Graphic Design
HR Development
Business & Personal Development
Health & Safety
Plant & Construction
Information Technology
Hair & Beauty Courses

Hairdressing Academy

WS Training Hairdressing Academy has a very warm atmosphere and is situated in Lower Brook Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1AQ. The Academy can be contacted by phone on 01473 211094 or 214255 or by email to Applications or enquiries for new apprenticeships are welcomed from individuals or salons.

If you interested in being a model for our students please call 01473 211094 / 214255 to book an appointment.

WS Training Hairdressing Academy Colchester is located at 75 East Hill, Colchester, CO1 2QW. Please contact the Academy on 01206 790133

Please select the hairdressing programme you are interested in from the list below:Tweets by @WSTrainingLtd

Courses:(follow links for more info)
Barbering Level 2
Beauty Therapy Level 2
Hairdressing Level 2
Hair Dressing Level 3
Nail Services Level 2

Other useful links:

Salon Services:

Apprenticeships / NVQs

Work, Learn and Earn as an Apprentice!

Competition for jobs is fierce so having the right skills is essential. Apprenticeships offer an exciting way for you to earn while you learn, with many career choices available depending on your interest.

How does an apprenticeship work?

  • As an apprentice, you are taken on by a local employer. You get paid and you gain practical skills along the way.
  • Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full time education can apply.
  • Your Apprenticeship will take between one and four years to complete, depending on the level of Apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector you choose.
  • What does WS Training do?

We will help you choose an Apprenticeship which is right for you and then guide you through the recruitment process. Once your Apprenticeship is underway we work closely with you and your employer, visiting you regularly in the workplace. We help you progress your skills and ensure your training is meeting the company’s needs.

Which qualifications can I gain?

During your Apprenticeship you will be working alongside experienced staff to develop job-specific skills. Through a mix of ‘off’ and ‘on’ the job training you will be able to gain a number of qualifications related to the job you do as well as achieving key skills in literacy and numeracy.

How do I find an Apprenticeship vacancy?

All current WS Training apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the Apprenticeships website. To search for a vacancy follow this link:

What will an Apprenticeship cost?

Note to Employers on Apprenticeship Charges

Both new and existing employees of any age can join an apprenticeship programme. The apprenticeship programme is fully funded for 16 to 18 year olds. For older employees there are significant government subsidies available. The value of these depends on the current government’s skills strategy which takes into account the size of your business, location and sector. Whatever your circumstances, it is unlikely the apprenticeship fee would be more than a few hundred pounds and WS Training will ensure we maximise the government subsidy available to you. Our experienced Training Advisers will guide you through the process and help determine the actual cost to your business.

Learning Assistant

The e-portfolio system has many benefits for leaners. There are no bulky paper-based portfolios to manage or store, the e-portfolio is based online which is easily accessible via an internet browser and the system is easy to use with minimal training required. Learners & mentors can track their own progress at all times, having instant access to course materials and other resources. Learners can easily upload evidence into their e-portfolio and communicate with their assessor. The learners can also interact with others on their course via the on-line forums.

Apprenticeship and Qualification Guide

WS Training Apprenticeship Quality Statement

WS Training have introduced an Apprenticeship Quality Statement which follows the National Apprenticeship Service guidelines on how they require Apprenticeships to be delivered. The full document can be downloaded here.

Find out more!

For further information about what we do and how we could help you, use the links to our website and follow us here on icanbea for all the latest news, events and opportunities.

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