Ofsted Outstanding 2010 - 2011

Social and Community Action

Community Our Mission

"To deliver high quality learning and training, developing a skilled workforce, and inspiring individuals and companies to achieve their full potential."

Haddon Training wants to make a positive contribution in the communities in which it operates. This is particularly important to the employees who also live in these areas.

Haddon Training’s links are particularly strong in Wiltshire, where a large number of employees are based. The business was born from Haddon Stud, Manton Grange and continues to proudly call Wiltshire its home.

Although Haddon Training is based in Wiltshire we are a National Training Provider, covering the length and breadth of England and Wales.

Haddon Training attends local partnership forums – Thames Valley and Gloucestershire & Wiltshire to understand local priorities and wherever possible actively contributes to local initiatives/projects.


Community HT Activity

Designated Coordinator

Haddon Training has a designated Coordinator who is tasked to identify and promote charitable/fund raising activities by the Company’s employees.

Haddon Training remains committed to holding 2 charity events per year to raise funds. Each year we will support two charities, nominated and voted upon by our staff.


All staff are encouraged to volunteer in their local community. In 2016, Haddon Training aims to achieve 50 community/volunteering hours.

To aid the above target every employee is allowed up to, and encouraged to take, one days paid leave per financial year to carry out work for the good of the community. This must be agreed with your line manager in the first instance.

The Learner Experience

Haddon Training provides our learners with access to a wider curriculum and enrichment activities to help educate and develop life-skills through opportunities they would not ordinarily have.

Employer Forums

Haddon Training holds a minimum of 2 employer forums per year to engage with our employers, identify skills gaps and develop our curriculum.

Promoting Activity

Our Marketing Coordinator works diligently to promote staff, employer, learner and partner fund raising and community activities by posting accurate, timely, and relevant content on our website and across all social media channels. 

Haddon Training's volunteering hour-o-meter  

Provided by CoolFundraisingIdeas.net


Community Case Studies

Hillview Farm 

Hillview Farm is located in the Countryside, just outside Newbury, Berkshire. They provide residential care and supported living within the community for 13 adults with learning difficulties between the ages of 18 & 65 years, with the ability to offer long-term care if it is required. The homes aim to support its service users in physical, emotional, financial and health care matters.

Haddon Training work with Hillview Farm to provide structured, accredited and practical learning to a cohort of learners each year.

Learners are normally referred by the Local authority/Social Services and Hillview Farm accept referrals from both in and out of the County.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment promotes learners’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Hillview are passionate about providing learners with a wide range of enrichment activities. This has included: a two-week arts fest with activities such as photography and movie making and making crochet poppies to raise over £300 for the British Legion.

Haddon Training Staff 

We caught up with our team to see how they are involved with their local communities.  Sean Maxwell, Lead IQA, is a volunteer on the British Horse Society Leicestershire Committee and also assists with organising and delivering pro bono ‘Training and Education to horse owners’. 

As part of Sports Relief this year, Caroline Stagg our English & Maths Skills Development Manager, raised money by completing a 3 mile walk with her family.

Candice Williams, Horse Care Assessor-Trainer, is British Showjumping’s Welsh Chef d’Equipe for the Junior (16 and under) Pony Teams which is voluntary. Candice runs training and development days for regional members, with the aim to inspire and encourage grass root riders as well as prepare team riders for the upcoming Home Pony Internationals.

Lucy Jones is our Racehorse Care Assessor-Trainer who covers Wales and the borders. Lucy dedicates a lot of her time being a volunteer Treasurer for: South Pembrokeshire Hunt Point to Point, West Wales Area Club Point to Point, West Wales Area Point to Point Secretaries Association. Lucy also does the Accounts for St Caradocs Church and Lawrenny and Martletwy Woman's Institute. In Lucy's busy schedule, she still manages to play the violin in the Pembrokeshire Peoples Orchestra.


April was Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, to rasie money for this Staci Cox, Partnership and AASE Coordinator, took part in their 'Be a Star, Bake a Cake' campaign and hosted a Cake Sale in the office. 

Bowel Cancer Baking

Staci successfully raised £110 from the team at Haddon Training! 


Charlie Bailey is completing his Level 2 Horse Care Apprenticeship, Charlie volunteers at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Blackdown, to keep the churchyard tidy and presentable. The work Charlie does to keep the churchyard tidy is noticed and appreciated by the local community.

Charlie has just achieved his Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is now planning to do his Gold Award.  For the Gold Award he is going to complete an expedition on horseback, with three others, on Exmoor for 3 nights and 4 days with no back up.  Charlie is aiming to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  

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