We are a not-for-profit network of training providers, FE Colleges and voluntary/third sector organisations delivering Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Study Programmes for adults and young people in Worcestershire.

The network allows members to share resources and is here to encourage collaborative working. Membership is open to any organisation delivering Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Study Programmes or Work Based Learning in Worcestershire. Key priorities in the Associations strategic aims are: Apprenticeship Growth, engaging with the NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) and increasing the level of skills across Worcestershire, particularly at level 4+.

Strategic partnerships are established with the Local Authority, Local Enterprise Partnership, Federation of Small Businesses, Chamber of Commerce, The National Apprenticeship Service, Skills Funding Agency, Education Funding Agency and Department of Work Pensions (DWP) and WTPA’s Managing Directory represents all members on the LEP Employment and Skills Board.

For Apprenticeships we offer a “one stop shop” advice and guidance service for employers to assist them in employing apprentices and are able to signpost to appropriate provision and support them through the recruitment process. We also support young people into apprenticeships and refer them to our provider members.

We are actively engaged in all the Worcestershire schools promoting Apprenticeships and engage with around 10,000 young people every year.



What are our Aims?


Deploy an effective communication strategy to ensure members are kept up to date with the latest industry/sector news, developments and campaigns.

To collaborate with key partners and stakeholders and thereby ensure that work based training and learning plays an effective part in new education and training developments in Worcestershire.

Support and Development

Provide support and development to members by sourcing, coordinating and delivering initiatives that meet current needs and aid members to reach their objectives and improve their quality of provision. To ensure collaboration in work based and work related learning provision through development of consistent approaches to initial assessment, advice and guidance, signposting progression pathways and the sharing of good practice.


Provide strategic and operational representation for members ensuring that their interests are best represented and members are consulted.

Organise bi monthly meetings to create a development and support network to allow exchange of good practice, collaborative working and joint developments.

To provide impartial information advice and guidance to employers, parents, learners, schools and other key stakeholder organisations on behalf of members and to continually raise awareness of work based learning and vocational pathways.



If you would like to know more about our membership then please contact Kim Cook.

Email: kim@wtpa.org.uk

Mobile: 07917 631342