Building Relationships

Aurelia supports employers and individuals to find the right training for them by giving effective Advice and Guidance which has been recognised by achieving the Matrix Standard. This includes promoting services such as the Government’s Apprenticeship scheme, Adult Education Budget and the Advanced Learner Loan from The Student Loans Company. We help you to improve the skills of your employees, unlock talent and drive improved business performance by;
Identifying skills needs
Pinpointing the right training
Providing impartial information on funding and financing
Evaluating progress made

Your Place or Ours?

We are a West Midlands based training provider that deliver RQF, BTEC and Apprenticeships throughout the country. We host workshops for all of our courses either on site at workplaces or through our central Coventry office. We have the flexibility to adapt to any working environment and tailor our training to meet individual needs.
We pride ourselves on providing excellent training materials and one-to-one learner support to enable fast completion of awards.
We have a dedicated team of trainers who are fully qualified and experienced in order to deliver and assess courses to a consistently high standard.

Our Team

We have a team of vocationally experienced trainers in many sectors.

Bob Harknett – Director

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Bob's previous experience includes working for Coventry Local Education authority as Head of the Learning and Behaviour Support Service. Bob has 20 years experience as a senior manager in education, training and management.

Gina Smith – Quality Manager

Gina has over 25 years experience in Education as a teacher and manager in special needs schools, learning and behaviour support services and mainstream schools. Gina is the Designated Person for Safeguarding and Quality Manager at Aurelia Training Ltd and works closely with local primary, secondary and special schools, delivering Teaching Assistant qualifications and supporting development through bespoke training in areas such as managing challenging behaviour and safeguarding.

Vicky Sherry-Garnett - Apprenticeship Manager

Vicky has worked in Care for over 26 years in various capacities, this has included working as a Nurse and Team leader within different sectors such as residential care, hospitals and the domiciliary sector.

Previous to this she has a background in business administration and customer service within the office and retail sectors

For the last 15 years Vicky has maintained her links within the sector whilst also working as an assessor and Lead Internal Verifier for Aurelia Training.

Vicky co-ordinates and manages the team delivering to various sectors including Health and Social Care, Management, Customer Service, Business Administration, Advice and Guidance and bespoke training in areas such as Supervision and Appraisal and Infection Control. 

Christine Thomas – Essential Skills Manager

Christine is a fully qualified teacher with 15 years experience in education, now within the adult skills sector as a Level 5 maths specialist.  She co-ordinates a team of Essential Skills tutors and is the Lead Internal Verifier for Speaking and Listening qualifications and is also a qualified assessor.


Ofsted Inspection Report Dated 11th April 2016

"You pride yourself in offering a professional service to your employers and being highly responsive to their needs. It is clear that you have good and frequent communications with them and that as a result apprentices succeed well" 

Jade Westlake - Level 3 Team Leading

"I thoroughly enjoyed completing my training programme with Aurelia training, they were professional and attentive and helped me gain the most knowledge as possible to gain the best out of my qualification. Vicky in particular I found a pleasure to work with and I feel it is very important to have a great relationship with your assessor to be able to trust their judgement and suggestions. I would recommend Aurelia training highly for anyone considering learning and obtaining a qualification and look forward to completing another qualification with this company in the future." 

Lisa Head - Central Services Manager, Cranstoun

"We have been working with Aurelia for nearly 3 years and we are very happy with the service they provide.  Aurelia communicate with us effectively and frequently with updates regarding our learners and are always able to respond to our needs. We have built up an effective relationship with Aurelia and they are our go to organisation to provide our staff with qualifications." 

Tonia Clark - School Business Manager

"Hamilton School has been very pleased with the support that we have received from Aurelia Training throughout the past few years.  Aurelia has taken two groups of teaching assistants through the level 3 TA course and are now working with a second group of Lunchtime Supervisors taking the same course.  We have appreciated the flexibility around times for the training and the extra support that has been given to some of the learners.

The success of the TA course has meant that we are already planning another group for the future."

Awards & accreditations

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to be recommended and respected as the quality training provider  by offering a wide range of learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of employers and individual learners.
Our contribution to inclusion and widening participation will support the regions economic success through the development of a skilled and motivated workforce who are achieving their full potential.
Through inspiring people and improving business we seek to promote a culture where diversity is recognised and people are valued and treated with respect.