Training with Aptitude

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Aptitude Academy Training is unique because it is delivered and designed by tutors who have a wealth of experience  in working on the front line with young people as well as creating courses which are dynamic and relevant to practitioners in the children and young peoples workforce.

"Tara Foster and Laura Evans wealth of experience in youthwork and the diverse needs and behaviours of young people made this learning experience so enjoyable." Tracey C.

"Aptitude are delivering Level 2 Award and Level 3 Certificate for Warwickshire voluntary and community sector. Their positivity and enthusiasm from the start has been excellent. The team and Tara have been flexible to our needs, have supported the learners and kept me informed at every stage. They have been flexible in terms of the needs of the learners and I cannot fault the service that they have given us. I would recommend their services every time".

"Amazing Course! 100% recommended.  The course was easy to follow.  I had constant support throughout and really enjoyed it too!"

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Tara Foster

Tara is an experienced and qualified practitioner in Youth and Community Work JNC PGDip in the public and voluntary sector. Having previously worked at Coventry Youth Service, Solihull Youth Offending Service, Worcestershire Extended Schools has enabled her to gain a wealth of front-line experience of engaging with young people. Tara is an Assessor/IQA and EQA for courses relating to Work with Young People and Youth Work Practice. Establishing in 2018 Aptitude as a Centre for delivering Accredited Courses in Youth Work Practice.


Laura Evans

Laura studied Youth and Community Work JNC at Birmingham University and is also a Trustee and Director of a community youth project in South Birmingham. Laura is currently a Well-being Practitioner offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, Adult Mental Health First Aid, Safeguarding and Youth Work Practice Assessor and IQA. Laura has been delivering our courses for the past 3 years since we launched our training academy.

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NYA Bursary scheme


We are delivery partners with Youth Focus West Midlands as part of the bursary National Youth Agency (NYA) scheme for Level 2 & 3 Youth Work Qualification courses. To express your interest in this please complete see the NYA website: