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The Executive Development Network

Next-level leadership and management training

Elevate your business and empower your team with our award-winning apprenticeships and training courses

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Training with a difference

Transforming lives, shaping futures and boosting income opportunities

At EDN, our team of dedicated trainers bring a wealth of experience in leadership and management. We are passionate about helping you succeed by providing meaningful and high-quality apprenticeship programmes that deliver exceptional learning experiences and outcomes.

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Who we work with

The brands below have partnered with us to develop high performing teams with forward thinking attitudes.

Nurturing talent at every level

Discover apprenticeships from levels 3 to 7 offering a progressive journey from future manager to aspiring leader to senior executive.

Our offering is made up of these apprenticeships:

Team Leader / Supervisor Standard (L3) CMI Option available

First-line management training to develop relationships and deliver results

Level 3

12 months

Inclusive Leadership (Team Leader)

An enhanced Team Leader / Supervisor apprenticeship inspiring leaders to create an equal work culture.

Level 3

12 months + EPA

Coaching Professional Standard (L5)

Engage and empower a team to excel through professional coaching.

Level 5

14 months

Operations / Departmental Manager Standard (L5) CMI Option available

Develop leadership styles and strategies, understand business finance and deliver results.

Level 5

15 months

Inclusive leadership (L5) ODM

An enhanced Operations / Department Manager apprenticeship developing equity focused leadership.

Level 5

15 months + EPA

Pathway onto Degree apprenticeships through the strategic partnership with Arden University:

Level 6 BA (Hons) Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMI)

Deliver impactful leadership with a detailed understanding of business management.

Level 6

48 months

Level 7 Senior Leader Master Degree, MBA(CMI)

Senior managers can reach their full potential through multi-level focus, learning and strategy.

Level 7

24 months

Business Services

Investing in apprenticeships for your support teams is a strategic move that pays dividends throughout your entire organisation.

Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship

Foundation skills for providing quality customer service.

Level 2

12 months

Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship

Develop a professional knowledge of your business and support its customers.

Level 3

15 months

Business Administrator Apprenticeship

Gain practical business expertise for any industry.

Level 3

15 months

Sales Executive Apprenticeship

How to improve, lead and manage sales within a business.

Level 4

18 months

EDN: A trusted apprenticeship provider

OFSTED ‘Good’ rated
UK-wide coverage
Exclusive partnership with Arden University
Collaboration with
the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Bespoke training packages for your organisation.

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Discover how we can unlock the potential in your business with apprenticeships.

Unlock insights from industry leaders as they share first hand experiences and success strategies in our video case studies.

Knowledge Centre

From bespoke curriculums, to funding, learner engagement and innovation, we are here to help you drive your business forward. Explore our range of articles to learn more about how apprenticeships can work for you and your business.


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News & events

Keep up to date with the latest news, advice and articles from our industry experts.

HIT Training welcomes Government’s Fully Funded Apprenticeship Initiative for Small Businesses

Following the news that the Government will fully fund apprenticeships in small businesses by paying the full cost of…

How to spot and tackle imposter syndrome in the workplace

Half of all UK adults have experienced imposter syndrome at work, and employers aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue.

How inclusivity needs to be at the heart of workplace wellbeing

With most sectors continuing to face staff retention issues – businesses cannot afford to skip implementing wellbeing…

HIT Training Elevates Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by Becoming Patrons of the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

National training provider HIT Training Ltd has appointed Mike Worley as its new Managing Director as Jill Whittaker becomes…

Our specialist training divisions

We aren’t just experts in adult care, healthcare and early years training, we also own two other leading training providers…

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• Hospitality and Catering • Retail

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