Optimum Skills, set up in November 2013, are a leading North East training and apprenticeship provider.

With centers established to deliver Ofsted outstanding through quality training to support individuals with their careers and businesses with their growth.

Optimum Skills offer fully flexible training courses to ensure that learners have the right skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of industry and that businesses gain employees who have established work-ready skills and knowledge.

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Outstanding Quality

Established to deliver Ofsted Outstanding through high quality teaching, assessment, learner support, leadership and management.

Information & Guidance

Our team of expert staff are committed to listening, developing and delivering bespoke training solutions to support organisations and learners.

Values & Principles

Developed with strong values and principles, delivering exceptional training and development across a range of industries and sectors.


To ensure people are work ready, encourage employer engagement and develop careers.

Industry Expertise

Specialists in delivering industry training solutions for: Butchery, Construction, Digital, Management and Manufacturing to name a few.

Training Specialism

Experts at supporting industry growth via our bespoke employability programmes which support the principles to ‘re-train’.

Why Work with Us

6 Principles of Our Work

Working with Optimum Skills will be a smooth process from identifying the unique skill requirements of your business to being presented with a specific learning solution. Our 6 core principles to our services are: Outstanding Quality; Information & Guidance; Values & Principles; Engagement; Industry Expertise and Training Specialisms.

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Our Process

  • 1. Information & Guidance

    A single point of contact (Business Development Manager) providing you with all the relevant and correct information & guidance so you can make an informed decision.

  • 2. Training Solution

    Following all the information our specialists will but together a bespoke training solution to meet your unique needs.

  • 3. Agreement

    We agree the various details and sign all the legal requirements. Training agreements, funding, service level agreements, etc.

  • 4. Recruitment

    If required, Finding the right candidate for the job is key to future business. We have a specialist engagement team matching individual attributes to key requirements.

  • 5. Delivery & Assessment

    Our specialist delivery team will work with each candidate and employer throughout the length of the training programme ensuring outstanding results.

  • 6. Review & Support

    You will have client relations, pastoral and tutor support throughout the length of your agreement along with regular reviews to ensure proactive results.

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