About us

The Focus Training Group is a group of branded businesses owned by Focus Training (SW) Limited. It consists of:

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A general business services company delivering Apprenticeships and commercial training in Retail, Hospitality, Care, Sales, Warehousing, Business Administration, Management, Team Leading and Customer Service. Focus also offers, Traineeships and themed courses for the Unemployed in these sectors.

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Arb, being short for arboriculture, this is the group's tree specialist, so anything to do with trees and forestry management, these are the people to talk to. Again whether it is a full Apprenticeship you need or a short course on how to use or maintain your chain saw then it is our Arb Academy specialists you need to talk to.

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The group’s specialists in all things Gas, Oil, Renewables and Plumbing, similar to DCET in their ability to deliver anything from a full Apprenticeship to short and bespoke courses to meet the industries needs including mandatory compliance assessments and tickets.


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Specialise in electrical training and were set up by the electrical industry with excellent industry links. Therefore the DCET course offer is designed to meet the needs and demands of the industry.

DCET Training offer the full portfolio of electrical courses from the Level 3 Apprenticeship through to short courses such as Wiring Regulations, Inspection & Testing and PAT testing. DCET are one of the only centres in the UK to deliver the Higher Professional Diploma in Electrical Building Services Engineering, also offering courses in Renewable Energy and Fire and Security systems.
DCET also runs Traineeships for those young people who would like to enter the industry.

DCET are renowned for applying their expertise to develop and deliver bespoke training for businesses at their premises nationwide.

The Group

Throughout the group we employ specialists from their specific fields of expertise. Many of our staff have worked in the industry and have many years of experience, and as a result are able to recognise your needs. These specialists are backed up by a dedicated team who ensure our teachers and trainers can concentrate on the job at hand by handling all of the paperwork involved as well as being able to advise and guide you through the funding jungle so we can get the best deal possible for you.

Not only are all our teachers and trainers from industry, but our Management (up to MD level) team are too and all hold qualifications in either Teaching/Assessing/Internal Quality Assurance, (or their specialised area) Administration/Finance or Management. All our Nationally Certificated work is quality assured by the best awarding bodies for your industry, be that, City and Guilds, BPec, Lantra, Highfield, ISMM or Pearson. As an organisation we are also regulated by the Skills Funding Agency and overseen by Ofsted who rate us as Good (Grade 2) in all aspects of the business.

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