Upskilling teams and improving employment opportunities

Phoenix Training – a Challenge-trg Group company – is an Accredited provider of free and funded training through Government training initiatives, across a wide range of disciplines from food safety to first aid in the workplace, CSCS to forklift training. In addition, we operate a large commercial training base for many of the UK’s leading brands, with courses run from our equipped training centre or on-site as part of an in-house development programme.

We are a national training provider, focused on creating skills opportunities for people looking to achieve more, change careers or get into employment. Our experienced trainers believe a trusting and positive environment brings the best out in everyone – whatever their situation.

Gold standard online platform

Our online learning platform is powered by Moodle, one of the world’s leading systems – used by millions of students at some of the most respected academic institutions. Our qualified tutors can interact with you as required, to provide support and tuition as you navigate toward further qualifications.

Within this online environment you have full control of which courses you engage with, at a time that works best for you

In addition to gaining valuable, job-specific qualification, we offer many valuable personal development modules that can help support general social skills, health and wellbeing. Using our platform is as simple as:

  • Enquire for details on enrolling to a course
  • Receive your personal login
  • Access the full library on computer, phone or tablet
    – from home or anywhere at you leisure
  • Enrol for further career development qualifications

Skills Bootcamps
in HGV Driving

  • Based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • Open to employed and unemployed candidates
  • Full practical and theory training and support
  • Work experience opportunities with drivers
  • Remote and practical learning
  • Learn & develop your skills to gain Class C+E licence
  • Guidance and career opportunities across the group

Phoenix Training: your natural skills partner

Understanding ‘the Levy’

This is a Government initiative to support larger businesses who see the value in providing skills training to their workforce to embrace apprenticeships programmes. Although apprenticeships traditionally have been associated with young people, the levy is in place to help fund training to workers throughout your business – with the emphasis on developing job-specific skills and qualifications across the board.

How Phoenix Training can help

As a qualified national training provider, we are here to support businesses and our partners identify skills gaps within their organisation, and to handle the funding application that might align to the training your teams require. We have a wealth of experience in tailoring apprenticeship courses to deliver meaningful qualifications that directly meet the needs of our clients.

Upskilling an existing team

In addition to the recognised apprenticeship model, employers are being actively encouraged to offer shorter vocational courses that support relevant business and operational further learning – often linked to funding that means training is delivered without cost to the employer. Enthusiastic, engaged staff tend to be happier in their work, driving down costly rates of attrition.

National Careers Service
Free, impartial career information, advice & guidance

We have a team of very committed and skilled advisers that can offer free and impartial, information, advice and guidance (IAG) regarding career progression to both unemployed and employed customers.

We can help you understand what the different courses involve and how the training can benefit you. This could be beneficial to people who are currently unemployed and are considering moving into a new career area, or for anyone who wants to update their skills in order to progress in the career area that they are currently in.

We have helped clients find and complete the training that they require, and have given them the support that they need to successfully find and secure employment.

Click the enquire now link to talk to one of our advisers.

Our project ‘RAISE’ (Raising Aspiration and Inspiring Success in Employment) is part-funded by the European Social Fund. The project will deliver an integrated, holistic and person-centred package of engagement, vocational training and job search support to unemployed residents in deprived areas of Greater Birmingham and Solihull.

‘PRAISE’ (Promoting Aspiration and Inspiring Success in Employment) is part-funded by the European Social Fund. The project will deliver a person-centred package of engagement, individual advice and guidance, vocational/entrepreneurship training, job search support and support to enter self-employment. The project provides on-going mentoring and training in the workplace to maximise chances of sustaining employment with a particular focus on female, disadvantaged and BAME participants.

This project receives substantial funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Social Fund programme. The European Union Fund helps stimulate economic development by investing in projects that will support skills development, employment and job creation. For more information visit European Structural and Investment Funds programme GOV.UK (

Accredited training provider

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Case Study

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“I’m so proud of my achievement and I am very grateful for the amazing support I have been given from the Phoenix Training team.”

Leanne Fogg joined the growing number of people to successfully complete Phoenix Training’s HGV driving programme – and has fulfilled her lifelong ambition of gaining her LGV Class 2 licence and becoming a lorry driver.

Now that she’s qualified, Leanne loves taking pride in driving and being out on the open road. “I felt supported and encouraged throughout my learning journey. I’ve had an excellent team of staff from Phoenix Training – and my employer – and also fellow trainees who helped me along the way” she said.

“You don’t have to be a burly doorman type to do the job – we definitely need more women in the industry, and if I can do it, so can you!

Take your skillset to the next level, and unlock your true potential through training and qualifications. A host of online courses available right now with Phoenix Training.

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Do you live in Birmingham? Great. We have a FREE training opportunity for you!

Phoenix Training is pleased to be able to offer a wide range of training opportunities for those employed or entering a job within Birmingham*.

Explore our fully funded ‘principles’ courses to develop your knowledge and gain an insight into a range of industrial sectors, with no requirement for on-site observation and assessment.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 fully funded Diploma courses will enhance and develop your skillset while you work. Using a blended learning approach, you will be supported by our highly experienced trainers and assessors who have many years’ experience in workplace delivery, while you complete your learning at a time that suits you through our innovative Moodle learning platform that is packed with resources and information to help you study and progress.

*Subject to eligibility checks

West Midlands Combined Authority Funded free training courses Birmingham

Group head office

1 Smithy Court
Smithy Brook Road
Wigan, WN3 6PS

For driving enquiries: +44 (0)1942 314004
Industrial enquiries: +44 (0)1942 314014
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For Phoenix Training: +44 (0)121 7724551
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Pathtrace House
91-99 High Street
Surrey SM7 2NL


Phoenix Wharf
Bolton Street
B9 4HH


First Floor
Office 9
Cottesbrooke Park
Heartlands Business Park
Northamptonshire NN11 8YL


Métier House
133 Manchester Road
OL11 4JG

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Phoenix Training, a Challenge-trg Group company is committed to and recognises our responsibility to safeguarding.

We aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all individuals can feel secure, valued, and listened to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately, and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
  • Effectively tackle bullying and harassment
  • Encourage self-esteem and self-assertiveness

Please download a copy of our
Safeguarding Policy here