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Innovation Centre-based business to provide computer training for teachers

Silver Training

A business based at the Warwick Innovation Centre which helps the over-50s get online is diversifying into providing computer training for housing associations and teachers.

Silver Training was launched in 2012 with the help of the business start-up programme Ignite. It now employs nearly 50 people to offer individual training as well as holding sessions for larger groups.

Although providing training for silver surfers will remain one of its core services, following a rise in demand for digital skills training over the last year the company has decided to broaden the training it offers.

It is now running courses for housing associations to help get tenants online so they can manage their benefit payments and job searches on the internet. And following last year’s announcement that computing lessons are to become compulsory for primary and secondary school pupils in the UK from this September, the company is now also providing training for teachers who don’t know how to teach the new modules on coding, programming and physical computing.

Managing Director Matthew Adam said: “We have the largest controlled network of tutors in the UK, which we manage from our Warwick office and many organisations want to tap into that… We continue to be very happy here at the Innovation Centre because the flexibility of their offices means we have been able to expand without any problems and it's a great central location for our staff and clients.”