Who we work with

Who we work with

Education & Skills Improvement Service works with a wide range of education providers, in both the public and private sector.


Improvement for education

We help all kinds of learning providers to improve how they plan, manage, deliver and measure their services.

Education institutions

ESIS works with all types of further education organisations, including colleges/sixth-form colleges, schools and academies. We also work with universities and adult community learning providers (ACLs). We’ve built a reputation for helping education organisations to measurably improve quality of delivery while also maintaining or reducing costs – working with providers to find exactly the right solutions for them.

Improvement for education

Independent learning providers

Our wealth of hard-won experience from a wide range of education organisations can deliver significant benefits to independent learning providers.

Helping independent learning providers

ESIS can help independent learning providers to develop, streamline and improve their training development, planning, delivery and measurement. We work with independent learning providers to understand their strengths and to assess areas where improvement can be made. Our focus is on quality improvement, but in the broadest sense – not just ‘making courses better’, but aligning delivery to national standards, increasing financial efficiency and viability, establishing meaningful measurement metrics, developing robust business processes – and more.

Helping independent learning providers

Apprenticeship providers

The changes in the way apprenticeships work have opened up opportunities for organisations to become apprenticeship providers. We can help.

Helping education providers and employers

Reforms to the way apprenticeships work have created challenges for employers and apprenticeship providers. It has also created opportunities for other learning providers to enter the apprenticeship space. We can help in all instances – unravelling and simplifying legislation, exploring what is possible and charting a path towards cost-efficient and highly effective apprenticeship provision. In a sector where meeting – or exceeding – standards is all-important, we help apprenticeship providers with quality improvement programmes that enable them, however good they are, to become even better still.

Apprenticeship providers

The support from ESIS was excellent; the visits were planned well – and ran very smoothly despite the snow causing a last-minute change in date for one visit!– Head of department, West Nottinghamshire college