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 consistently positive.  Here are just a few representative comments:


  • “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 now use CourseCheck for feedback for our PBS and Physical Interventions Training Courses.  The feedback is from courses delivered by our own Senior Trainers and Associate Trainers delivering the training within their own employing organisations - CLICK HERE to see the latest reviews and comments.


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, Dip N (LD)

Director, Senior Trainer

Phone: 0115 970 4811

E-mail: nick@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

An experienced trainer and former nursing professional, Nick is the company's QA lead as well as offering specialist consultancy services.

Andy Whysall

Director, Senior Trainer

Phone: 0115 970 4811

E-mail: andy@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

A qualified PBS Coach with extensive experience in supporting people with autism and delivering specialist training, Andy is the day-to-day business manager and Lead Trainer.


Senior Trainers:


Rachael Davies

Accredited Trainer

Phone: 0115 970 4811

E-mail: rachael@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

Ben Feetenby

Accredited Trainer

Phone: 0115 970 4811

E-mail: ben@sherwoodtraining.co.uk

Kirstie Reynolds

Accredited Trainer

Phone: 0115 970 4811

E-mail: kirstie@sherwoodtraining.co.uk


Associate Specialist Trainers and Consultants:


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.


Andy Callow. Learning Disability Nurse, (RNMH, Dip N, BSc Hons, PGCert in LD, PGCert in Managing Health Services)


Andy has extensive experience in leading resettlement projects for people who live in long- stay hospitals and has personally led teams that have enabled up to numerous people to live in their own homes, playing a very hands-on role to ensure this was successful.  He has a keen commercial awareness and a strong value base, driven by inclusivity and social and community development.


Andy offers consultancy and support services through Sherwood Training with a particular interest in facilitating the current Tranforming Care agenda.


He is available for a range of services from one-off assessments (including within healthcare settings) through to service design and development.


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: 01159 704 811

Email: office@sherwoodtraining.co.uk


Office opening hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm


NB Outside of these hours, we do accept calls between 9am and 5.30pm weekdays.  Our automated system will redirect your call to one of our team.  If for some reason we are unable to answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you.


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…

  • Our training in Positive Behaviour Support and Physical Interventions is RRN Approved and certified through the BILD ACT and UKAS schemes.
  • Sherwood Training Ltd has public liability and professional indemnity insurance through the Towergate Professional Risk covering both the activities of employees and freelance trainers and consultants
  • All of our trainers are qualified first aiders
  • All of our trainers have adult education teaching qualifications
  • Sherwood Training Ltd is a registered limited company - registration number: 8922359


Our Customers

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


  • United Response
  • Horizon Care and Education Group
  • St. Vincent’s & St George’s Association
  • Reach Housing and Enablement
  • Gretton School, Cambridge / Cavendish Group
  • Vivo Care Choices
  • MGB Care Ltd
  • United Health
  • Ability Care
  • Cabrini Care
  • Footsteps to Futures
  • Luton Academies (Chantry & Whitefield Schools)
  • Intacare/Stepforward Ltd
  • Sun Healthcare
  • Witham Valley Care
  • Witham Prospect School
  • East Midlands Housing Group/East Midlands Housing Care and Support
  • Aspire Mental Health Services
  • One Stop Care
  • Pathways Care Solutions
  • Potens
  • Barnardo's Cymru
  • Cima Care Consortium Limited
  • Forward Day Centre
  • Bowden Derra Park Limited
  • Home Group
  • Devon County Council (Specialist work with children and families)
  • Landermeads
  • GT Care/Alternative Care
  • Ourhouse Waingrove
  • G & S Caring for Children and Young People Limited
  • BRJ Support Services Limited
  • Special Needs Care Limited

Fees & Expenses

Standard daily rates:

  • £700 + expenses + VAT – RRN approved / BILD-ACT certified courses
  • £600 + expenses + VAT – Other courses
  • £350 + expanses + VAT – Other courses – 1/2 day

Why are they different? – The additional cost for RRN approved / BILD-ACT certified courses reflects the cost of maintaining certified status + additional quality assurance and administration requirements.


Train-the-Trainer (for delivery of RRN approved / BILD-ACT certified courses):

  • £1750.00 + VAT per person - Train-the-Trainer Course (5 Days)
  • £900 + VAT - Annual Associate Trainer License Fee
  • £450 + VAT - Annual Affiliate Organisation Registration Fee
  • £20 + VAT per course delivered - Auditing course records and issuing certificates
  • £5 + VAT - Workbooks (one required for each course participant (not required for refreshers)


  • Mileage – 50p + VAT/mile
  • Hotel & Subsistence – £100 + VAT pppn / £125 + VAT 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



0115 970 4811


Our training in Positive Behaviour Support and Physical Interventions is RRN Approved and certified through the BILD ACT and UKAS schemes.


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