About Us

About Us


The Devon and Cornwall Training Providers Network Ltd, is a not-for-profit organisation and covers both Devon and Cornwall, providing a voice for the training provider sector, as well as giving practical support and partnership opportunities for Members.

The Network enjoys a diverse Membership, with 50+ members from across both counties, and includes, two universities, five colleges of further education, Careers South West, National Careers Service, and a wide range of independent training providers.

Our Members offer a wide range of training, which has been deemed Good or Outstanding by Ofsted - from Apprenticeships to Leadership and Management, from Entry Level through to Degree Level, from accredited to non-accredited training, and everything in between – our members have it covered!

Our network of key strategic partners is one of our strengths – we have forged a number of high profile, robust and sustainable working relationships with a number of associate Members, including:
Devon & Plymouth Chamber
Cornwall Chamber
Devon County Council
Plymouth City Council
South West Business Council

In addition, the Network has strong working relationships with both Local Enterprise Partnerships and other key strategic employer partners, including the NHS and Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. Please visit here to see the latest list of Boards, Groups and Special Interest Groups, where the DCTPN is represented via membership and/or attendance.

If you are interested in finding out more about membership of the Network, or you have a training/skills query, please contact us via e-mail at: enquiries@trainingprovider.com

Board of

Sharron Robbie
Mike Blakeley
Tracy Barnes
Sam Wilson (resized)
Maria Woodger
Mike Jones2
Nicola Codd (resized)
Gareth Kenward


  • Impartial advice and information
  • National, regional & local updates
  • Bi-Weekly news digest
  • Skills advice & support to local and regional employers
  • Workshops & seminars
  • Apprenticeships information & support
  • CPD support
  •  Networking events
  •  SAR support & proofing
  •  Partnerships – joint bids and project work

Company History
and Timeline

Formed in 2005, the DCTPN has grown to over 50 members and is recognised as the leading training provider network in the region


Vision & Mission

The Network aims to promote and support post-16 education and training and to support those delivering and those in receipt of training.


Training Skills

The Devon & Cornwall Training Providers Network (DCTPN) is committed to supporting and representing the training provider sector in Devon and Cornwall