Making good people great
Leadership & Personal Development, Strategic Management, Lean Six Sigma & Quality Tools
With us, you can be confident in a great return on investment that will be easy to see.
But don’t just take our word for it…
“Capella listened to us. They didn’t just come with a bog standard off the shelf product and say: ‘we’re going to deliver this to you’. They took the time to understand what we’re about and what we’re trying to achieve.”
Sarah-Jane Foster, Apprenticeships and Vocational Qualifications Manager, Worcestershire County Council
“Capella take the time to get to know you. They’ve been really open to what we want and helped us see how we can achieve that.”
Rachel Barratt, Head of Talent, Babcock International
“Capella were completely professional and clearly trailblazers, working with Toyota and other large organisations – these were massive selling factors for us."
Libby Marshall, Apprenticeship and Widening Participation Lead, Worcester Acute NHS Trust
“Efficient, clear and concise training. Coaching supportive and useful. Instructions always clear and easy to follow.”
“Couldn't ask for more support.”
“Fantastic coach - knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter.”
“It has been a really pleasant journey to be on with some amazing support all around.”
“The support provided by Capella through a very difficult period in COVID has been outstanding. The trainers and teaching provided has been excellent and the flexibility they have shown has really helped to ensure that I have been able to reach the EPA of the course when I had initially had concerns about whether I would be able to do this.”
Approved provider status has been awarded by many organisations including the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfATE) and the NHS Leadership Academy.
Membership of the Chartered Quality Institute provides a strong foundation for our business to connect with employers and grow.
We had our first, full Ofsted inspection in November 2022 and were rated as a GOOD training provider. Feedback included:
"Apprentices demonstrate consistently positive attitudes and commitment to their
apprenticeship programme. They talk passionately about the new knowledge they
acquire and how they use this knowledge to take forward projects across the
organisations in which they work. As a result, apprentices are excited about their
futures and proud of the positive impact that they have on their organisations."
"Trainers are highly experienced practitioners in their relevant sectors. They use this experience to share real-life examples with apprentices, who use this to deepen their understanding of sector behaviours."
To view the full report go to Ofsted.
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Even our strap line was given to us by one of our clients who said:
Capella have provided a superbly structured programme, and have proven to be entirely supportive of delegates in completing their apprenticeship with confidence. Key to this has been the instructor’s knowledge of the subject matter, allowing him to apply the theory to a variety of scenarios in the delegates’ work. We have appreciated the instructor being approachable, flexible and understanding of the challenges of extra-curricula activity for people with busy jobs. All staff that we’ve engaged with at Capella have been professional, welcoming and clear in their communication.
Mark Robbins, Retail and Pension Operations Training and Communications, Fidelity International
Capella’s focus on developing long-term relationships and their continual search for innovative approaches to upskilling has enabled Toyota and many other employers to learn and apply best practice Problem Solving tools which deliver great outcomes for all. In our experience, no other training provider has taken such a lead role in the development of sector wide initiatives such as the Automotive Industrial Partnership and development of the ‘improvement suite’ of Apprenticeship standards. Capella constantly seeks innovative opportunities to deliver an excellent service to the learner and to the business.
Paul Fitzpatrick | Senior Manager | Toyota UK
We have found Capella really professional and flexible and their passion for delivering high quality training is a culture we have in common between us and has made working with them highly beneficial. Their knowledge of the automotive sector in particular has also been very useful and has simplified working together to create a really excellent training programme. In addition, they have managed to modify their usual commercial programmes in line with government approved apprenticeship standards, which has enabled us to utilise our Apprenticeship Levy to fund the training.
Chris Bauman | Group Managing Director
Capella are delivering the Business Improvement L4 programme to a cohort of 12 staff at our Barnard Castle site. We chose Capella after a series of meeting with Kate and her team and from day 1 we have been impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of the team. The staff have really thrived on the learning schedule and through working with the programme tutors and we have had nothing but positive feedback. Internal changes on site have impacted on the programme delivery, which Capella took this in their stride, adapting delivery timelines, providing support and working with those facing change has added another dimension to the relationship that has been developed between the site and Capella. While still in delivery mode GSK already believes that the programme has been a success for all involved and we look forward to its completion and sharing that success within the organisation.
Tim Buchanan | Apprenticeship Vendor Manager | Talent, Leadership and Organisation Development- Centre of Excellence
Capella worked closely with Wilko to deeply understand our needs at a strategic and operational level, helping us to jointly explore a range of options to meet these needs. Capella have an experienced team of Lean Six Sigma experts. Their programme design, management expertise and resources are second to none. Wilko have been allocated a dedicated Account Manager which helps us ensure the learner is always front of mind. Capella’s programmes have developed the knowledge, skills and drive of our Wilko delegates to seek and implement improvements in every process, constantly reducing costs, waste and inefficiencies. Capella also enabled Wilko’s leadership of continuous improvement to be showcased through the publication of an extensive article for the Chartered Quality Institute's Quality World magazine.
Teresa Ward, Wilko Talent Programme Manager, Wilko
I would sincerely like to thank you again and the fabulous team at Capella for the dedication shown in achieving the Black Belt qualification. It is such a pleasure to work so closely with passionate professional people and I hope our partnership continues to grow especially with the role out of the new standards.
Richard Bates, Managing Director, Qualitrain
"Capella are a company that keep to their word, they have supported me fully during and even after my projects have been completed. The coaching team are always on hand to help with any issues and often put themselves out to ensure support is available. Highly recommend anyone looking to progress their career to take a look at Capella."
Chris Woodcock, Jaguar Land Rover