Poultec Training was established in 1997 by Edward Bales to offer work-based training and consultancy to the Poultry industry on a national scale. Edward travelled the country delivering NVQ training and courses such as Bird Welfare and Biosecurity to major poultry businesses.

Poultec has subsequently grown and diversified into a wide range of training areas. Originally we concentrated on the agricultural poultry sector and with expansion in mind brought in Neale McArdle as Training Director. We have continued to expand this successful business model into other sectors including Engineering, Retail and Customer Service, Hospitality and Catering, Business Administration, Management, Basic Skills, Information Technology and Butchery.

Poultec is based at South Green Park; a purpose-built complex consisting of a range of training suites, conference rooms, IT suites and a fully licensed restaurant. The original centre was opened in 2003 and has established an excellent reputation with local and regional businesses and public sector organisations that regularly use the facilities. The second building – the Norfolk Food Centre of Excellence was opened in 2007 which as well as having additional training rooms houses the Butchery Training Suite, Product Development Kitchen and Cookery Training Suite.

South Green Park has expanded to include a further building consisting of training rooms, offices and a Hair and Beauty training salon as well as a 7 metre high ropes course designed to build confidence and inspire team spirit. A range of outdoor activities including a mobile climbing wall, archery, Segways and Bocarts further add to the range of leadership and team building packages we can offer.

Whilst Apprenticeships are a significant aspect of Poultec’s business, they are only one part of the diverse range of training packages that we offer. NVQs are an excellent way of measuring an individual’s skills attainment and, combined with a structured training programme, can help to develop an individual’s confidence and skills in the workplace. At Poultec, we strive to deliver structured and effective NVQs which utilise a comprehensive on-line portfolio system, regular visits and tailored assessment and learner support material. To complement the NVQs we offer a wide range of short courses which are aimed at increasing and refreshing learners knowledge in subjects such as Leadership and Management, Health and Safety, Manual Handling, COSHH, First Aid, Environmental Awareness, Poultry Welfare, Hygiene and Biosecurity and Food Safety.

We offer a significant range of provision for young people looking for work or people considering a change of career. Whether a Traineeship or other occupationally-specific course, our training combines targeted learning opportunities and work experience to give the best chance of success. Embedded Maths and English, linked to real work scenarios form a key part of all of our programmes.

We ensure quality in all we do and consistently high results for independent FE Choices surveys reflect this. Furthermore, we are recognised by Ofsted as a good provider. Our reputation for high quality, industry specific training on a regional and national basis depends on our high calibre, knowledgeable staff and excellent resources.

We remain competitive by ensuring that we not only meet but exceed the expectations of the companies and learners with whom we work.

Poultec’s learners endorsed the work of the organisation when they achieved either outstanding or good in all performance indicators during the Framework for Excellence assessment, which is based on learner views, success rates and finance.

Poultec Training has established a reputation for high quality industry specific training on a regional and national basis. This has only been possible by having high calibre, knowledgeable staff and excellent resources. Poultec remains competitive by ensuring that they not only meet but exceed the expectations of the companies that they work with.

Poultec has always prided itself in providing high quality resources for their learners.  The training facilities provided for our learners is no exception to this.

South Green Park, Mattishall is home to Poultec’s head office – here you will find an array of specialist training facilities including – IT Suites including PC’s and iMac’s, Teaching Hair Salon, Cookery Studio, Product Development Kitchen, Butchery and classrooms fitted with the latest Smart board and projection technology.  In addition to this South Green Park contains a extensive offering of team building activities, from a climbing wall, Segway’s to a high ropes course, to name a few.

Poultec’s latest site at the Henderson Business Centre in Norwich contains our Engineering Centre.  The Engineering Centre has been fitted all the equipment you would find in commercial workshops, including CNC milling machines and lathes. The automotive workshop is specially fitted with benches and equipment to work on a range of vehicles.

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