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Our Partners & Accreditations


The old adage goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  The same can be said of building a successful regional training centre.  Our approach of continuous improvement means we are always looking for new ways to collaborate with standards of excellence and partners who can help us continue our success.  Here are just some of the partners and accreditations that we work to. 

Direct Claim Status

We are proud of our Direct Claim Status and are accredited with different awards bodies such as BTEC, EAL and City & Guilds.   This allows us to claim your qualification certificate as soon as your work has been assessed and passed.

Matrix Accreditation

We hold the matrix Standard accreditation. The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice, and guidance.    We have held this accreditation for a number of years and rubber-stamps our approach to individualised support for our learners.

Association of Apprentices

We are a corporate member of the Association of Apprentices.  This gives our apprentices access to other apprentices and resources outside of the college. 

derwent training ofsted
Our last OFSTED inspection rated us as “Good”

“Apprentices are prepared well for learning. Leaders and trainers have created an inclusive environment in which apprentices from diverse backgrounds work well together. Apprentices appreciate working in a supportive environment in which they can thrive and learn. Apprentices are highly motivated to achieve their apprenticeship. Their attendance at work and in the training centre is good. Apprentices benefit from being taught by highly skilled and knowledgeable engineering trainers who have the confidence and ability to allow flexibility in learning. Apprentices work in a safe learning environment where health and safety is a high priority.”

Cyber Essentials Plus

We are certified for Cyber Essentials Plus by the National Cyber Security Centre, meaning we have been verified as having the necessary cyber security measures in place to protect our college, systems and users.

FBS Members

Being a member of the FSB allows us access to the tools and support to continually improve what we do as a business, backed up by a local support network of passionate entrepreneurs.

Association of Employers & Learning Providers

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is a national membership body, proudly representing around 800 organisations. AELP members support thousands of businesses and millions of learners in England by delivering a wide range of training, vocational learning, and employability programmes. We support learners of all ages, in every community, and at every level of post-16 study.

Ambassadors for Circular Malton & Norton

Circular Malton & Norton is an initiative aiming to create Yorkshire’s (and possibly the UK’s) first circular market town. 

Reducing the volume of waste reaching the end of its lifecycle is important to all our futures. Businesses need to have conversations about how we can collaborate locally and have a positive impact on our town. Being part of this project is a way of supporting Malton and Norton to develop a circular economy and we are proud to say that Derwent Training is a Circular Malton and Norton Champion.


We have strong measures in place to ensure a safe and compliant environment for our employees and learners.

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