About Us

Who we are

Based in Horwich, Bolton, we are one of the largest independent apprenticeship training providers in the North West and have fifty years’ experience in the training industry. We employ over 70 members of staff and currently train around 600 Apprentices and 6,000 individuals every year to gain vital skills to take back to the workplace. Our staff have many years’ experience in their relevant training areas and have a friendly professional approach to training. They thrive on helping people to develop, learn new skills and fulfil their potential. We offer Apprenticeships and Training Courses at the highest quality available in the North West. Whether it’s an Apprenticeship or a Training Course you are looking to complete, we have the training solution for you.

Company Vision and Mission

Alliance Learning will be the natural first choice for the workforce of the future. By delivering outstanding teaching and learning, we will meet the needs and expectations of the local economy. Our Mission Statement to help achieve this vision is 'Success through Learning'.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Alliance Learning recognise the need for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy to ensure that there is no unlawful discrimination and that Equality and Diversity irrespective of age, race, sex, marital status, nationality, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or ethnic origin is continually available. The policy concerns all matters related to Employment, Training, Sub-contractors, other training providers and potential learners. The active promotion of this policy is specifically directed at developing a positive attitude to promoting Equality and Diversity in employment and training regardless of age, race, sex, colour, creed, disability, ethnic or national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital status. If you require any further information on any Equality and Diversity issues please do not hesitate to contact us on 01204 696744.

Our History

Alliance Learning was known as the Bolton and District Engineering Training Group when it was first registered in 1966, and the five original staff members were based in a porta cabin at the former Horwich Technical College. The Training Group was set up by a partnership between the Engineering Industry Training Board, local Engineering Employer’s Associations, Horwich Technical College and several prominent local employers and was managed by Bert Krikken, a former senior training officer at British Rail Engineering Works. Initially Bolton and District Training Group was involved in apprentice recruitment, training and monitoring. As the business grew it secured premises at 602 Chorley New Road and the company was re-registered as Bolton Engineering Training Group between 1986 and 1988. With more space and a dedicated training room, the Group expanded their services and offered First Aid and Supervisory Training in addition to Apprenticeships. In 1989 the group moved to the Hurst Building in Horwich, which the business still occupies today, Alliance Learning was formed through the merger of Bolton Training Group and CLEEA Training in 2001. Today the business continues to grow and expand the range of training courses and Apprenticeships on offer to people living and working in the North West.

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