Who we are

We are ICON. We are a multi-award-winning training company. We stand for excellence and inspirational learning.

Our aim is to motivate and energise by strengthening learner employability, raising aspirations and building confidence.

Self-belief is at the core of what we do and we share that belief across our organisation, with our learners and with our employers. We believe that given the right support and guidance, people can achieve many great things. Through every step of the journey, our tutors provide skilled guidance, working with our learners’ commitment and determination. With the help and support offered by our master trainers, our learners can leap every hurdle that comes their way.

ICON is a company that helps our learners gain new skills and knowledge, improving work-based performance and employer objectives.

 

What we do

At ICON we utilise a host of blended learning programmes, which can be accessed across

several government-funded initiatives. Partnering with schools, universities and a wide range of local stakeholders we work closely with some of the leading employers in the United Kingdom to embed training at the heart of their organisation and create solutions to help their organisation thrive. At all times we strive to fulfil personal and corporate training goals, we work with people to help them carve out rewarding, sustainable and enjoyable long-term careers by up-skilling talent across the UK. We deliver across a range of entry level 1 to executive level 7 positions.

 

 

 

 

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Our History

Our own journey has been realised through our own hard work and commitment to offer industry leading training opportunities. Starting in 1995, and servicing the training needs of the active leisure sector, we’ve come a long way. But we’ve not lost sight of our roots. We set out with a clear objective, to drive progression, to provide the best quality innovation, with a respect for our learners.

Our quality is clear. Inspections from Estyn and Ofsted have granted us Grade 1 ratings over the last 20 years. Most recently in 2012, we received an Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding accolade. We’re at the pinnacle of all training provision across the UK.

 

Our Partners

We’re regarded as thought-leaders. In 2013, our CEO of 20 years, Julian Leybourne MSc FCIM, contributed to a Business Review of the CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). He created an ambitious programme that’s brought positive change to the active leisure sector ever since.

Gary Denton, Director MCMI currently sits on the Advisory Board for Trailblazer and the development of sector Apprenticeships.

Due to our strong employer-driven networking, we’re partners with leading companies in the active leisure field. This includes partnerships with DNA, UKActive, CIMPSA, Active IQ, Amber Insight, and Leisure-net.

So what do we do now? We continue to lead. We continue to develop. We continue to set the highest standards. Here at Icon, we stand proud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Icon?

In a world of constant change, why struggle for “sameness?” For both the employer and the individual, making the most of your opportunities and resources is critical to achieving sustainable success through the very best training from the very best people.

ICON is an independent training provider made up of qualified professionals who are committed to understanding what our customers need by listening and adapting all of our services to ensure we provide you with cutting edge learning opportunities allied to the very latest training techniques and methodologies.

Our Belief System

ICON is a company that has at its core a desire to provide the highest quality opportunities for our learners gain new skills and knowledge – whether this is to improve work-based performance, meet employer objectives or take your career in a new and improved direction.

We’re committed to excellence and inspirational learning and our aim is to motivate and energise by strengthening learner employability, raising aspirations and building confidence.

Building self-belief is at the core of what we are trying to do and we share that belief across our organisation, with our learners and with our employers. We believe that given the right support and guidance, people can achieve many great things. Through every step of the journey, our tutors provide high quality learning opportunities by harnessing our learners’ commitment and determination. With the help and support offered by our master trainers, our learners can leap every hurdle that comes their way by preparing them to future-proof their careers while strengthening the competitiveness of their employers.