Q Training is a Bristol based health and social care and management training provider.

Q Training specialises in providing a wide range of health and social care courses and qualifications tailored to help you and your team to develop to your potential.

Our courses include the QCF Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 2, 3 and 5 including Apprenticeships. Our wealth of knowledge and experience in training can help you to access funding and assist in developing a training plan for you and your organisation.

Latest News

New Adult Care Worker and Lead Care Worker Apprenticeship Standards – Q Training (Bristol) Ltd has applied to be an Endpoint Assessment Centre for the new standards.

Q Training (Bristol) Ltd has applied to be an Endpoint Assessment Centre for the new Apprenticeship Standards which are expected to replace the Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships for Health and Social Care during 2017.

New Apprenticeship standards have already been approved and in operation for other industries and once approval has been finalised for the new standards for Adult Social Care they will become available to learners and their employers and will replace the current apprenticeship framework.

Once approval has been gained further information will be uploaded to this page.

Medal for Excellence for Q Training (Bristol) Ltd learner– Stephanie Thurston

IMGP2130bStephanie Thurston who, when she achieved her Level 3 Diplom was a Senior Support Worker with Chescombe Trust has become Q Training (Bristol) Ltd’s latest winner of a City and Guilds Medal for Excellence and was presented with her Medal and her certificate at a celebration held at Chescombe Lodge on 29th March 2016. Stephanie was awarded her Medal to recognise the quality of the evidence she gathered for her diploma, the attention to detail she gives to her work and her commitment to the people she supports. She is one of only 42 City and Guilds learners within the UK across all disciplines to be awarded a medal this year. As a speech and language therapist wrote about her in a supporting statement for her portfolio, she is “A  joy to work with and is keen to develop residents’ communication skills in whichever way she can.”  Stephanie’s evidence portfolio will now be considered for a prestigious City and Guilds Lions Award at an event later in the summer. The high quality of teaching and assessment by Q Training (Bristol) Ltd was also acknowledged with a special certificate by City and Guilds.

CITY_GUILDS_BRISTOL_029aIn 2015, Jacqui Harrison (pictured right)  of Milestones Trust won a Medal of Excellence for her outstanding portfolio of evidence for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.  Jacqui’s evidence showed evidence of the leadership she gives to the home she manages,  the fact that she is never content merely to meet the requirements for the diploma and of her innovative approach to management. She was awarded her medal at a ceremony at the SS Great Britain.

IMGP9826Jacqui’s Q Training Assessor, Mary Webb (pictured left) also won a Medal for Excellence recognising the high quality of her teaching and assessing. Mary is a vastly experienced and versatile assessor and teacher but she is also an experienced and committed social care practitioner. She says of her hands-on social care work, “I strive to make a difference to someone’s day by listening and giving my attention.”  She also says, ” I enjoy supporting people to learn new skills and knowledge and recognise how well they working.”

In 2014, Vivian Kamalu of Chescombe Trust and Tina Connolly of Freeways Trust were each awarded City and Guilds Medals for Excellence recognising their outstanding work.  They attended that year’s Lion’s Award dinner later that year and are pictured below  (middle picture) with their assessor, Mary Webb at the dinner. Vivian is on the left of the picture, Tina on the right with Mary in the centre.

City and Guilds undertook their annual quality monitoring visit in December 2015 and received an excellent report in which Q Training (Bristol) Ltd was praised for the quality of assessment and support for learners.


Many congratulations to the following for their achievements

James Kightley, Brandon Trust, Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2

Dean Ceconi, Brandon Trust, Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Rachel Rigby, Windmill Care Ltd, Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Michelle Duckett, Brandon Trust, Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Jo Davidson, Brandon Trust, Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Linda Rockett, Winash Residential Care Home, Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Melissa Read, Freeways Trust, on completing her Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma

Sonia Carnevale, The Thomas More Project on achieving her Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma

Nicola Webster, Brandon Trust – Higher Apprenticeship in Care, leadership and management incorporating the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.

Jemma Cann, Windmill Care Ltd; Sylwia Latacz, Accolade Support and Care and Jessica Pajak of Gloucester County Council who have completed Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care.

Kelly Baker, Brandon Trust; Stephanie Burnett and Levi Leopard of Freeways Trust who have all achieved the Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma.

Chris Boocock (Chescombe Trust) and Courtney Osborne (Windmill Care Ltd) who have completed their Intermediate Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care

Deborah Hammond, Windmill Care Ltd – Level 3 Dementia Certificate

Michele Thame, Paul’s Place,  Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Joscie Walters, Paul’s Place, Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Leadership for Health and Social Care – A Straightforward Guide to the Diploma

Co-written by Q Training Managing Director, Peter Connors and Siobhan Maclean , this study guide is a highly popular resource used by many other training providers More information at Kirwin Maclean Associates

Funding for QCF Health and Social Care Awards, Diplomas and Certificates!

Up-front Funding is available for Apprenticeships and QCF units via the Q Training Skills Funding Agency Funding Partner, The Learning Curve. Care providers in the West of England (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) and Gloucestershire can also reclaim funding through the Workforce Development Fund for units achieved via Care Focus (South West) CIC    http://www.carefocussw.co.uk/. Contact Q Training (Bristol) Ltd for more information.

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