About us

We aim to provide a competent and reliable service for all of customers. To find out more, please feel free to contact us at any time.  Our team will always welcome you with friendly, attentive service.


Feedback from our courses is consitently positive.  Here are just a few representative comments from feedback forms:


  • “Excellent training. Delivered in a friendly, confident manner.”
  • “Really interesting! Fab trainer. His knowledge was amazing. Very enjoyable!”
  • “I really enjoyed the course and feel I gained invaluable skills and knowledge.”
  • “The best training I’ve attended. Excellent.”
  • “A BIG thank you for the fabulous training! All staff found it extremely informative and full of good knowledge which we will ensure is put into practice.”
  • "I have found the trainer development  program offered by Sherwood the best course I have attended in years. The team at Sherwood go the extra mile to provide in depth evidence based training, that has a had a positive impact on the service I work for. Not only is the course and assessment excellent the ongoing support and mentoring offered has proved invaluable."


We have developed extremely positive and constructive relationships with all of our customers and are confident we will continue to do so as business develops in the coming years.

Our Team


Nick Butcher, RNLD, Dip N

Director, Lead Principal Trainer

Phone: 08450 944 635

E-mail: nick@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

An experience trainer and nursing professional with 20+ years experience of working in support of people with challenging behaviours.

Andy Whysall

Director, Principal Trainer

Phone: 08450 944 635

E-mail: andy@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

A qualified PBS Coach with extensive experience in supporting people with autism and delivering specialist training.

Associate Principal Trainers:

Rachael Davies

Accredited Trainer

Phone: 08450 944 635

E-mail: rachael@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

Ben Feetenby

Accredited Trainer

Phone: 08450 944 635

E-mail: ben@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

Associate Specialist Trainers:

Suzanne Schultz, MA
UKAHPP accredited psychotherapist and UKAHPP accredited supervisor, UKCP registered psychotherapist and UKCP registered supervisor, Trauma counsellor/ Critical Incident Debriefer, Trainer & Mediator


Suzanne is a highly qualified and experience psychotherapist, counsellor, trainer and educator.  She has substantial experience both in clinical practice and education services.  Sherwood Training are pleased to offer a number of courses and services delivered by such a highly qualified practitioner and someone who shares our strong ethical basis.

Karl Teer, RNLD, Dip N, BA (Hons) Social Care

Karl is an experience Community Nurse with a special interest in Personality Disorder.  He presents our 1-day course: An Introduction to Anti-social and Borderline Personality Disorder

Booking and Administration

Contact our Office Manager and Administrator:


Phone: 08450 944 635

Email: office@sherwoodtraining.co.uk


Training Course Cancellation Policy:


If the customer cancels a booking the following charges will be applicable:


  • within 24 hours of the start of the course: 100% of the agreed fee + expenses (travel and accommodation)
  • between 7 days and 24 hours before the planned start of the course: 100% of the agreed fee
  • between 8 and 15 days before the planned start of the course: 50% of the agreed fee
  • between 16 and 30 days before the planned start of the course: 25% of the agreed fee
  • more than 30 days before the planned start of the course: NO CHARGE

More about us...

Did you know…

  • Sherwood Training Ltd has public liability and professional indemnity insurance through the Towergate Professional Risk
  • All of our trainers are qualified first aiders
  • All of our trainers have adult education teaching qualifications
  • Our physical interventions courses are accredited by BILD through the PITAS scheme - our current accreditation certificate is PITAS/10053 valid until the end of January 2020
  • Sherwood Training Ltd is a registered limited company - registration number: 8922359

Quality Assurance

All of our courses and materials are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that we offer amongst the very best training courses on the market.  To this end, we employ the services of an external consultant Justine Barksby (Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing) to conduct periodic reviews of our training materials and presentation skills.  Our first evaluation report noted that:


“The training is innovative and creative utilising a range of approaches never seen before. This means that not only is the training fit for purpose but is also delivered in an effective way that will hold the participants attention and will enable them to remember the content long after the training is complete. One example of this is the use acronyms such as STEPS and REFLECT. The training content is contemporaneous, valid and evidence based, in summary, excellent…I would highly recommend to any commissioners for training.”


- Justine Barksby, RNLD, BSc(hons), MSc, PGCHE, PGcert (Management), Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham (MARCH 2012)


Our Customers

We currently provide training and consultancy services to a variety of specialist service providers including:


  • United Response (NE, NW and SE Divisions)
  • St. Vincent’s & St George’s Association
  • Athelney School, Lewisham
  • Marian Vian School, Bromley
  • United Health
  • Barford Children's Services
  • Merton Mencap (Talk Autism)
  • Gretton School, Cambridge / Cavendish Group
  • Leicester Health & Safety Ltd
  • Reach Housing and Enablement
  • Ability Care
  • Horizon Care and Education Group
  • Cabrini Care
  • MGB Care Ltd
  • Melrope Ltd
  • Footsteps to Futures
  • Luton Academies
  • Intacare/Stepforward Ltd
  • Sun Health Care
  • Witham Valley Care
  • Freedom Group
  • Aspire Mental Health Services
  • One Stop Care
  • Pathway Care Solutions
  • Horizon Care and Education Group
  • Potens
  • Select Group (Applecourt, Warrington)
  • Barnardo's Cymru
  • Cima Care Consortium Limited
  • Forward Day Centre
  • Bowden Derra Park

Fees & Expenses

Standard daily rates:

  • £600 + expenses + VAT – BILD Accredited courses
  • £500 + expenses + VAT – Other courses
  • £300 + expanses + VAT – Other courses – 1/2 day

Why are they different? – The additional cost for BILD accredited courses reflects the cost of maintaining accredited status + additional administration requirements.


  • Mileage – 50p/mile
  • Hotel & Subsistence – £100 pppn / £125 pppn within the M25 (Greater London) area – (Only required if the course is more than 50 miles from our base in Nottingham, NG7 2BY)


VAT Registration

  • Sherwood Training Limited - VAT No. 100288261


Contact Us Today:

0845 094 4635


Our physical interventions courses are accredited by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD):


PITAS/10053 - January 2020

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