Our Mission

Independent Training Services Limited (ITS) is a registered charity which has been training young people in Barnsley since 1981 at which time the Company was known as Barnsley Youth Development Association (BYDA).  The purpose of the Company at that time was to provide training for young people with behavioural problems or deprived backgrounds.

The Board of Trustees who oversee the organisation comprises representatives of the local community, local businesses and the education sector.  In 2002, the Board and Senior Managers decided to expand the provision to include training for adults and operate only within South Yorkshire.  At this time the Company was renamed Independent Training Services Limited.

We deliver a range of Skills Funding Agency and Local Education Authority and Department of Works and Pensions programmes.

Our vision for the next three years is to:

  • Achieve a total quality team culture
  • Offer all our learners a qualification and the opportunity to gain employment
  • Be a market leader and benchmark for quality training
  • Expand our area of influence to meet new challenges and the developing market needs
  • Promote the safe learner concept
  • To promote achievement of Skills for Life qualifications

Our values are that:

  • We believe that all learners, irrespective of ability levels, should have an equal opportunity to train, achieve a qualification, achieve relevant skills for life and gain employment.
  • We will stand by our principles and invest in staff so that they can help participants develop their full potential

Our mission is:

  • To be the learning provider of choice by delivering high quality, flexible and responsive services which meet the needs of individuals, employers and the wider community.