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The Orchard Trust Training Team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise

The Orchard Trust Training Department has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high quality, engaging training that learners are able to effectively put into practice back in the workplace. We offer this service to both our own staff and to external organisations, and we are proud to have worked on partnership projects with national bodies such as Skills for Care.

We take pride in our training and we are able to meet all your requirements, whether it be a single place on one of our open courses or bespoke programmes for staff groups – either at our purpose built training lodge in the Forest Of Dean, or at your own setting.


We have training venues in Lydbrook and Barnwood Gloucester

Health and social care courses

We offer fully accredited courses through awarding bodies such as City & Guilds (Medications), Qualsafe (First Aid), and Highfield (Food safety). Our Safeguarding Adults, MCA/DoLs and Dementia Awareness courses are all GCC Level 2 accredited courses and are facilitated by GCC authorised trainers.


Courses A- Z

Our training covers many topics for those working in the Health and Social Care along with other sectors of business. Courses include Leadership Skills courses with associated subject-specific workshops such as Appraisals, Supervisions, Handling Conflict.


Venue Hire

The Lodge is a dedicated conference and training venue available for hire. The Lodge is situated in a peaceful woodland setting in the beautiful Forest of Dean.


Make a booking request

If you would like to enquire about any of our training courses, or make a booking request, please use our simple online booking form below. You can also email our Training Team on