Professional, affordable support for adult learning, research, skills and training

Training and Development 

  • Are you looking to get some high quality learning materials written for students, staff, advisors or volunteers?
  • Do you need some help in developing your own trainers, or in supporting non-teaching staff to deliver training workshops?
  • Do you need someone to work with your staff and partners to integrate new initiatives, embed language, literacy and numeracy, or incorporate training across your organisation?


Seedbed has many years’ experience in working with organisations to write and deliver training and development.  This includes one-to-one support for individuals or teams, support for operational managers needing to embed training into meetings, cross-organisational training, and working with non-teaching staff to improve their capacity to deliver developmental activities and workshops. 


Seedbed Director Amanda has teaching qualifications in ESOL, EFL and literacy, and has particular expertise in developing materials for use with learners or staff with low levels of language or literacy. She also has experience working within FE, HE and adult learning, careers services, prisons and with employers.


Whether you need some tips and support, some fun and interactive learning resources, some intensive organisational support or a full training programme developed, Seedbed is here to help!


Seedbed Consulting has experience in:

Writing learning materials

  • Bite-sized training and workshop materials, presentations and handbooks
  • Improving and simplifying existing resources or adapting them to new audiences
  • Training materials that can be used by non-teaching staff

Training the trainer (whether or not they are teachers)

  • Understanding what makes training and development effective (for managers and staff new to training)
  • Improving teaching and learning quality
  • Workshops, one-to-one support and developmental observations

Delivering training

  • One-to –one or small group training
  • Workshop style practical delivery
  • Training large groups or conferences


Seedbed can also provide organisational support, including

  • Working across organisations to embed new approaches or initiatives
  • Embedding learning in strategic and organisational planning
  • Making the workplace and training environment more accessible to those who struggle with literacy or language issues

Please see the Organisational Support page for more information


For examples of our previous work, please click on one of the buttons on the left


What our clients say about us...

“Amanda has run workshops and training courses for a range of staff and volunteers, delivering these with efficiency and excellent classroom management skills. She established relationships with a very wide range of adult learners: feedback from these learners has been extremely positive  about their experience”.


Simon Beer

Regional Director, NIACE

“Amanda is extremely professional, meets deadlines and creates high quality materials. I have thoroughly enjoyed both times I have worked with her, and I would like to again in the future. I would recommend her highly”.


Michaela Moher

Careers Service Manager

“Amanda worked with both management and staff to support our project development. At all times she was professional, supportive and committed, and her contribution was extremely beneficial to staff, students and the college”.


Sylvia French

Sparsholt College

Seedbed Consulting Ltd is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales registered no. 08722861 | Email: | Phone: 07812 159689