About Us

Skern Lodge has been an independent training provider in North Devon since 1976 offering excellence in its courses & services.As an approved Main Apprenticship provider we offer both end to end apprenticships in a number of standards as well as behavioural programmes to upskill existing apprentices. 


Operating as Skern Training and Skills nationally, our experienced team offer high quality apprenticeship training, bespoke to each employer, ensuring an apprentice attains the knowledge, skills & behaviours required to succeed & continue development within the workplace.  


In an ever-changing marketplace, we realise the importance of blending exceptional apprenticeship training within agile business needs. Our offers are built for the future of apprenticeships, in partnership with employers, through highly skilled & passionate delivery, excellent learner management systems & an ability to adapt & communicate seamlessly across platforms & devices.

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Our expert team

Like many businesses, you’re only as good as your team. We are hugely proud to have the very best team of skilled experts who deliver consistent, high quality and professional training. Our approach is informal but meaningful and productive. Our team have years’ of experience at Skern Training and Skills and consistently deliver programmes of a very high standard. The success is based on quickly developing sound working relationships with every member of a team, which creates a friendly and productive environment for learning.

Safeguarding and safety

In line with industry, licensing and insurance requirements, every team member is fully qualified in the activities for which they are deployed, enhanced DBS checked, and are trained in safeguarding. All risk assessments are available via an online portal which is shared when required. Our locations hold numerous nationally recognised endorsements including, British Canoeing, Royal Yachting Association Adventure Mark and licences issued by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).