• Hospitality and Catering Sector Based Academy

    This six week programme gives the basic skills and qualities needed to work in the Hospitality and Catering Sector in today’s climate. Through the delivery of 19 short accredited C&G units each student can achieve an Award in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and a Certificate in Employability and Personal Development. In addition students go out on work experience with employers who have been carefully selected to reflect the working patterns and job conditions of the work the student is seeking.

    The programme culminates in an employer lunch where the students prepare the food, serve and act as hosts for the employers who have the opportunity to view the students as they show case their skills. Following the meal the employers can interview the students. This is an ideal programme for people who wish to enter or re-enter this sector and for employers who wish to work with us to prepare people for jobs in this industry.

    Learn more about our hospitality and catering sector based academy

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to continue to develop your knowledge and skills once employed. The Apprenticeship Framework of qualifications takes a minimum of 12 months to achieve and is usually delivered in the workplace with the essential elements of developing English and Maths delivered away from the workplace.

    We can support employers to find candidates to fill an Apprenticeship vacancy; or to help employers up skill their existing staff or offer to work with people looking for an apprenticeship to find offer support to find one.

    Learn more about apprenticeships

  • Personal Development and Occupational Training

    This six week programme gives the basic skills and qualities needed to work in any sector in today’s climate. Through the delivery of 8 short accredited C&G units each student can achieve a Certificate in Employability and Personal Development. Tailored to the individual with a focus on the industry of their choice the students develop and enhances their skills enabling them to have a more successful approach to gaining and keeping employment. Following commencement for work the student and employer can access support on-going for a year.

    Learn more about personal development and occupational training.

  • Conference Suites

    Merley House is an excellent environment for any business meeting, seminar or conference. The facilities consist of four main conference rooms, each of which is individually designed - with most of the decorations going back to when the house was first built in the 1750's.

    Our business ethos has always been open and straightforward. With this principal in mind, we do not believe in hiding the costs of extra resources. Therefore, the cost of our rooms include the use of many different technologies, free parking and optional catering.

    Find out more about our Conference Suites.

  • Driver CPC

    Each driver has to complete 35 hours of training. SWRAC have prepared an accredited straight-forward programme of 5 modules (completed over 5 days at your convenience).

    The course is competitively priced at £80 per module (+VAT) and will take place at Merley House, Wimborne. The price includes all paperwork, lunch and refreshments.

    Don't leave it too late to sign up for your course. If you have not completed your training by 2014 you will be unable to continue to drive professionally.

    Find out more about our driver courses

  • Continuing Competence

    If you hold a Certificate of Technical Competence or are deemed competent then this affects you! Continuing Competence is a new requirement introduced by Environment Permitting Regulations to ensure individuals are proficient.

    The test is required to demonstrate on-going competence as a Competent Manager under this scheme. SWRAC provides regular courses to update your knowledge and understanding of relevant changes which affect your activities, ensure compliance with permits and prepare you for the test.

    Learn more about continuing competence

  • SWRAC – All About Waste

    A new kind of consultancy service! As the name implies, we can offer help and advice in almost any waste management related activity.

    We will not provide reports which are unnecessarily verbose or pad them out with spurious documents or commentary. Instead, we will provide succinct, down to earth reporting, which will be of practical use or reference.

    Our pricing strategy has been adopted so that you will feel at ease in coming back for repeat business and enable us to build a true rapport with you as our client.

    Learn more about Consultancy Services.

  • Skills Funding Agency




    European Social Fund