STAR Skills Limited

STAR Skills Ltd


Apprenticeships / Traineeships / Adult & Youth Skills


Star Skills Ltd is a new 50:50 Joint venture company between Shaw Trust and Ixion Holdings for their Skills Divisions and Skills based Contracts. Shaw Trust is a major UK Charity and Ixion is a Not-for-Profit Group. (see Corporate Page)




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Apprenticeships Adult

{employer based, aged 19+}

  1. Degree Apprenticeships (Level 6-7)
  2. Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4-5)
  3. Advanced Apprenticeships (Level 3)
  4. Intermediate Apprenticeships (Level 2)


Young persons Skills

{employer based, aged 16-18}

  1. Apprenticeships 16-18
  2. Traineeships 16-18
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19+ Student Loan Courses

  1. QCF Vocational /job related courses (Level 3 to 5)
  2. Access to Higher Education

Functional Skills

  1. Maths (entry to Level 2)
  2. English (entry to Level 2)
  3. ICT (entry to Level 2)



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Adult Skills

  1. Short courses – Classroom learning
  2. Up-skilling ex-offenders and unemployed

Want to go to University

  1. Degree Apprenticeships (Level 6-7)
  2. Access to Higher Education (


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Work-Based at Employer

Distance, Blended & Classroom Learning

By Sector Discipline:


Health & Social Care

Business & Administration

Customer Service

Leadership & Management

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Govt. Apprenticeship LEVY

>£3 Million Staff Payroll: Funding Options available to you: …………… Call us


<£3 Million Staff Payroll: Funding Options available to you: …………… Call us


Why choose us?

STAR is a 50:50 JV with Shaw Trust and Ixion and the Board level team leading STAR Skills in the JV is the same team as on the Ixion Management board and on its Ixion UKPRN that led and delivered:


OFSTED 2/ GOOD inspection (Oct ’15): “with Outstanding Features”

MERLIN 82% score (2% off excellent): Supply Chain Management

MATRIX quality mark

PAT inspected for processes and systems security

Best Company- Sunday Times (“One to Watch” for 3 years) Staff surveys



Mix of Learning Styles

Star Skills will operate in; employers premises, in classrooms, using distance learning tools and a mix of blended learning.

Star Skills Ltd: The distance learning environment that will be used by Star Skills Ltd is based on Ixions parent University and their Virtual Learning Environment, with STAR Skills own VIRTUAL CAMPUS, curriculum & content, called
It’s the future for our 19+ Advanced Loan based Skills training service and also our Blended Learning offering.

We are working with the key educational Awarding Bodies and also developed our own curriculum to support the courses, along with bringing rich interactive course materials straight to the Students PC/Mac or Mobile phone.

In case you didn’t know, Ixion have one of the largest funding allocations in the Country for 19+ Loans Skills training for 2016/17 at c.£4m and now we are taking the service to market using distance learning.
We’re investing in e-Tutors and the latest technology that will support students online every step of the way.

Delivery on Skills based contracts for:

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