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25 + years of providing quality training


YOUR LOCAL independent training providers

Formed as the training division of an international steelmaking group in 1986, IPS International was originally set up to provide specialist Engineering Maintenance training for modern industrial process plants. 

IPS expanded rapidly to provide training in Management, Business Skills and Health & Social Care and became a limited company in 1997 – three years later, in 2000, we became independent through a management buyout. Since then, IPS has achieved a range of accreditations including Matrix and Investors in People Gold and our range of courses continue to expand.

Our Vision


To be sustainable through the provision of value added training and consultancy services to our customers, anywhere in the world, from anywhere in the world.

In an ever changing landscape that puts employers and learners at the heart of progress, IPS can respond to market demands and ensure accessible, sustainable systems are in place to rise to any challenge. Our customer support and personal touch ensure you gain the best from investing in your current employees and support you expanding your workforce.

From anticipating changing needs to tailoring our approach so we can best serve the communities we work in IPS are always on hand to provide solutions to compliment your vision.

Our core values

Commitment, Opportunity, Respect & Excellence - Our shared core values are the foundation for everything we do.

We strive to drive future skills development through empowerment and investment in our employees whilst respecting everyone's principles and beliefs. This ensures we are consistently working to improve the services we provide to our customers and the wider community. We are proud to maintain our Investors in People gold standard and will continue to target improvements and deliver excellence.


Professionally qualified and experienced in their subject areas; our leadership team have a wealth of commercial industry experience and are selected for their ability to successfully transfer a wide range of skills and knowledge.


Our courses cover diverse industries like Engineering, Construction, Logistics & Manufacturing, Health and Social Care, Business Administration, Digital Marketing, and more.

If you are an employer, browse our current apprenticeship courses and commercial training programs delivered at our Rochester and Dover centres or at your site.

We offer a range of options to suit your changing needs and elevate your business potential through skills investment.


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