As an Ofsted-Good, Matrix-accredited organisation, our mission to ‘Make Talent Shine’ sets us apart from other training providers.  

Our programmes support employability, tackle skills gaps and reduce skills shortages, with a focus on supporting everyone into meaningful work, with decent pay and a narrowing of employment gaps. 

Our strategy to deliver bespoke aspirational programmes, create opportunities and improve social mobility for those living in our most disadvantaged communities, whilst also meeting local, regional and national skills needs is exemplary. 


In 2020-21, we supported more than 1000 learners through apprenticeship, traineeship, adult education, kickstart and bespoke training programmes.  

Better than the national average  

  • Our apprenticeship achievement rate is exemplary, 8% above the national average

Career progression

  • Our traineeship progression into a job, apprenticeship or further education is 74% 

Learners and employers love us

  • 91% of employers would recommend us 
  • 86% of learners would recommend us 

Supporting communities 

72% of our learners are from the most disadvantaged backgrounds (live in neighbourhoods with high deprivation levels, are care leavers, have suffered homelessness, adversity or discrimination, have learning difficulties, disabilities or health problems). 

Creating opportunities

In response to the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ we created more than 200 new job opportunities in collaboration with over 40 big name employers.


"I didn’t have any qualifications, felt like I didn’t fit in at college, had no work felt lost then my friend told me to get in touch with the Learning Foundry. Since then my confidence has grown and I’m just so happy! I completed a training course, which included an opportunity to speak in front of 200 people at the Good Business Festival. Now I work for Regenda Homes doing a job that I love. My dreams have become a reality, thanks to The Learning Foundry."

Jamie-Leigh, Housing Project Apprentice

"Co-designing and delivering Project 5 with The Learning Foundry has been fantastic. We had a joint vision to improve the employability opportunities for individuals who have experienced homelessness to raise their aspirations and increase their skills and confidence to achieve their goals, and that’s just what we have done."

Sonia Denham, Service Lead at Petrus

"After coming to The Learning Foundry I’ve got my confidence up, I’m meeting new people, trying new things and doing things I wouldn’t have thought I’d be doing.

"Through The Learning Foundry I got a placement with the Combined Authority, inside Steve Rotheram’s office, the Metro Mayor of Liverpool. I don’t think I would’ve got that opportunity anywhere else, to get somewhere that special."

Rory, Former Learner

"The Learning Foundry has helped me so much with my confidence, my self-esteem my timekeeping. It’s helped me get my life back on track and make something for myself and my daughter. I always thought I’d just be a care kid and wouldn’t go far in life and without this course and my amazing tutors and classmates I honestly don’t know where I’d be today."

Lucy, Former Learner

Working in partnership

We work with a range of partners to deliver exclusive employment programmes for communities. Youthquake and Project 5 are just two examples of our bespoke training programmes in partnership with The Good Business Festival and Petrus.

Find out more:

Youthquake Project 5

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