About Us

Who we are, our history and our mission

Yorkshire Training Partnership (YTP) Ltd was established in 2000 with a Board of Directors made up of two members representing each of the four boroughs in South Yorkshire - Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley. The organisation was initially set up to liaise with the newly formed Learning and Skills Council on behalf of Training Providers, Charities, and ‘Volcom’ Sector organisations in the South Yorkshire area.

The idea was that YTP could act as an independent body representing the interests of its members covering a variety of Educational, Training and Skills issues, with the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Since 2003, the partnership has become a self-funding business and it works independently from the ESFA. Boasting a healthy membership portfolio of 20 members, YTP has collaborated with training providers across the UK.

Our apprenticeship programme is incredibly diverse; vocational areas include Health Care and Public Services, Construction, Business Administration, Education and Training, Hospitality, ICT, Preparation for Life and Work and Retailing & Customer Services. We also fund an Adult Skills programme where learners can study towards stand-alone qualifications and short courses.

About YTP and how we can help you

Anyone over 19 wanting to study for an accredited qualification at level 3-6 can obtain a government Advanced Learning Loan.

Getting a Loan doesn't depend on your household income and there's no credit check. You won't have to pay anything back until the course is completed and you're earning over £25,725 a year. Once you earn over this amount you pay back 9% of the earnings you receive above this figure. If you don't ever earn this amount, e.g. you are part-time, or you stop work you will not make any repayments.

Contact us for further information on Advanced Learning loans or go to;


The collaboration between YTP and the members is the driving force behind the business, and we continue to strengthen our relationships and performance. Our aim is to add significant value to the Work Based Learning sector across South Yorkshire and beyond…

What is a 'Consortium'?

A consortium is a group made up of two or more individuals, companies or governments that work together toward achieving a chosen objective. Each entity within the consortium is only responsible to the group in respect to the obligations that are set out in the consortium's contract. Therefore, every entity that is under the consortium remains independent in his or her normal business operations and has no say over another member's operations that are not related to the consortium.

What YTP can do for you!

Yorkshire Training Partnership is an independent body representing the interests of its members covering a variety of Educational, Training and Skills issues.  Training is one of the chief methods of maintaining and improving intellectual capital, so the quality of an organisation’s training affects its value.

We can help you by working with your organisation to access government funding on your behalf to support your delivery.

As a consortium we can offer you pools of resources and share them amongst the community and share a wealth of knowledge and expertise.  We can also offer a

  • Access to free professional purchasing advice
  • Comprehensive and easy-to-use consortium website
  • Proven value for money on all arrangements
  • Dedicated verification in place to assist you throughout your membership and provide you with any support you may need

We strive to be the driving force and continue to strengthen our relationships and performance and add value to your business and give significance to the Work Based Learning sector across South Yorkshire and beyond.

Yorkshire Training Partnership has had a short Ofsted inspection (May 2018) and has maintained a “Good” outcome for all elements of the inspection