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Welcome to Rocket Training Ltd (Wirral)

Rocket Training Limited is a leading provider of training and education operating across Merseyside (Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral). Rocket has two learning centres based in New Ferry on the Wirral and Kensington in Liverpool. We offer Study programmes as well as Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships in the following vocational areas:  

  • Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Retail
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Horticulture

Rocket Training Limited has close links with employers, and is able to offer all learners work experience as part of their Study Programme. Many young people gain employment through this work experience.  Our strong links also mean that there are many opportunities for Apprenticeships throughout the year. 


For any further information please contact us on 0151 259 1556 or via our website

About us

 Rocket Training has a long history of working with young people and we take pride in the fact that we have helped many young people progress into employment over many years. Young people tell us that they like being at Rocket because it’s not like school and we try to support and develop everyone that joins one of our courses.

You may start on a Study programme which will develop your skills and confidence to progress to other options like Apprenticeships. You can follow a Study programme for anything from 6 weeks to 12 months depending on what you want to do next.

Rocket has a Business Development team who are responsible for finding work experience opportunities and Apprenticeship vacancies for all our young people. This team will work with you to prepare you for work and guide you into work opportunities. Our team of tutors will develop your skills and confidence so that you are prepared for work experience and employment.


Facilities available

Both Rocket Centres in Liverpool and the Wirral have rest facilities for all learners. A small canteen is equipped with drinks and snack machines and an area to eat food.

Additional support

When you join Rocket you will have an initial assessment and an individual learning plan will be developed for you by your Personal Tutor. Your Personal Tutor will support you throughout your programme and help you with any problems or issues that you may have. Your plan will be reviewed on a monthly basis by your Personal Tutor. Your Personal Tutor will work with you and other tutors to make sure that you achieve your plan.  Extra support is available from a Support Worker if you experience difficulties with the programme or in general.

Learner success

Rocket Training has much to celebrate and many young people have gone onto succeed in employment and further learning. The examples below are some of our recent successes:

 Well Done Jordan!

Jordan Westhead started with Rocket on our pre Apprenticeship course. Whilst on the course he grabbed the opportunity to gain work experience with Kennan Doyle Solicitors. The employer was so pleased with Jordan that they have now offered him an Apprenticeship in Business Administration. The employer liked having the option of work experience before employing Jordan, and are very pleased with their new employee!

Heather Rockets to Success!

Heather Woodward started with Rocket on a Foundation programme and quickly progressed to a level 2 Apprenticeship employed by Rocket. She completed her Apprenticeship in September 2013 and is now following a level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Heather says ‘ my job has helped me develop confidence and the ability to communicate with all sorts of people. I enjoy working at Rocket and meeting new people and I’m really pleased to be given the opportunity to develop my skills further through an Advanced Apprenticeship’.

James ‘Motors’ to Employment!

James Harrison started with Rocket in October 2012 wanting to be a car mechanic. James picked up knowledge and skills in the Rocket centre but also had the opportunity to develop his skills through a work placement with MEM Autos. He impressed the employer so much that they offered him employment and an Apprenticeship. James says ‘ I made the best ever decision when I joined Rocket- the staff have taught me new things and supported me by finding me work experience. I worked hard on my placement and it has paid off’!

Nice Job Alan!

Alan Pearson had been out of work for some time before enrolling at Rocket. After following the pre- Apprenticeship programme and learning about working in business, Alan went on a work taster at Cobley’s Solicitors. ‘The work taster was really beneficial because I developed practical skills which built on the theory that I learnt at Rocket. This really helped my self confidence’ says Alan.  Alan is now employed by Cobleys and is following an Apprenticeship in business.

Success for Aimee!

 Aimee Maltby completed GCSEs and spent some time in 6th form before deciding that she wanted to ‘learn and earn’ through an Apprenticeship. She joined Rocket and after a short time started a work placement with Vitaflo. She was quickly employed by the company and is following a Business Administration apprenticeship. Aimee says ‘I have gained more confidence since joining Vitaflow. I feel like I have developed my skills since I started’.

Jiquara Impresses at Opulence!

Jiquara McConville started at Rocket in August 2013 and quickly progressed to a work placement with Opulence. Within a short time Jiquara had impressed the company so much that she was offered an Apprenticeship. She is now a key member of the team at Opulence dealing with customers in the shop and online. Jiquara says ‘ I am very happy with the speed in which I gained employment. I am enjoying my Apprenticeship very much’.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Rocket Training Ltd (Wirral) directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2013
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