Welcome to Quest Training.

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I commenced Quest Training after working within the work based learning sector for a number of years, for both private providers and colleges.

At that time, there were very few true work based learning programmes, where everything could take place within the employer's premises. 

It was this realisation that led to the forming of Quest Training, and we began our journey working with a children’s home to train six of its staff. Since this first contract, we have built strong links with employers in a number of different sectors, and have successfully gained funding streams that have allowed us to support learners and employers progress and build their confidence. 

In 2010 Quest Training started to delver apprenticeships as a sub-contractor. Since then we have continued to build expertise and a strong reputation in this area. I am a late learner myself, and commenced my vocational training at 36 years old, which opened the door to additional qualifications over the next 10 years. At the age of 48, I finally achieved my degree.

This is really what Quest is about.  I believe that all of us have the desire for learning inside, no matter what our age. All we need is the right tutors and assessors to bring our passion and confidence out. This belief was truly cemented when a lady 2 weeks short of her 70th birthday achieved her apprenticeship with Quest, which still remains one of my proudest moments. 

I welcome you again to the Quest Training website, and hope you find everything you need. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or advice – we are always here to help. 

Best wishes,

Elaine Wain

Founder and Managing Director


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Stephanie Burgess

Operations Director

In her role as Operations Director, Stephanie oversees the strategic direction and delivery of all aspects of Quest Training's work based learning services, which include apprenticeships, privately funded NVQ/diplomas and bespoke training and qualifications.

Before joining Quest Training in 2016, Stephanie worked for 15 years within a diverse range of FE colleges. She has vast experience in the work based learning sector, particularly in the areas of learner data, success rates and funding.

Passionate about apprenticeships and its possibilities, Stephanie manages services that help employers and learners to understand the challenges and the changes within the sector in order to access training and funding.