The S A Partners Academy

Welcome to the S A Partners Academy.


The S A Partners Academy is proud to deliver sustainable improvement capability training for our clients.  We believe in order for organisations to flourish they need to invest in their people. Learning is based around developing the competence, confidence and motivation of individuals and teams – the hands, the head and the heart.

Development programmes are a combination of classroom based education, coaching, mentoring, project delivery and accreditation. We want to support you build life-long skills within your organisation and have developed a Learning Management System to help manage this process.

Our training materials and accreditation systems are all derived from our affiliations with Cardiff University, TWI, Blanchard and the Shingo Institute.

This is supported by training, coaching and mentoring  with highly experienced consultants who have a vast experience of delivering improvement. The programmes are designed to develop skills at all levels within the organisation and for all kinds of organisational maturity.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Academy.

Kind regards,

Simon Grogan | Partner & Managing Director

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Organisation-Wide Training

We build training programmes and in-house training academies that will help you drive tangible performance improvement.

Programmes that will:

  • Develop technical capabilities
  • Inspire employees to continuously improve
  • Reflect with the culture and values of the organization.
  • Encourage the right behaviours

All programmes have a coaching focus to unlock the potential of individuals and align them with the long-term vision of your organisation. This personalized approach ensures every individual feels valued and supported in their learning journey.

Training programmes are University accredited and aligned to National Frameworks, providing your teams with the recognition they deserve. To manage your training you will have access to an advanced Learning Management System. This will allow you to track candidates and cohorts against your chosen metrics; simplifying reporting and traceability of activities.

Obtain the skills to delivering Enterprise Excellence through inspirational leadership. Our Leadership Development Programmes focus on coaching and experiential learning to enable leaders to apply their learning in their day job to create impactful change.

Maximise people potential with Continuous Improvement Training and Lean Sigma Training. With the latest thinking around Process, People and Programme Improvement, our Improvement Coach Programmes will help develop your people and teams at all organisational levels to continually improve what they do.


An online learning management platform enabling organisations to continually track life-long learning and development, whilst delivering business benefits through improved role competence. With our Learning Management System available to you, you can build standard programmes, provide learning resources, track candidate progress, and report on organisational benefits.

A way of recognising great organisations worldwide, and set a world standard for Enterprise Excellence. As a Shingo Institute Licenced Affiliate, S A Partners can deliver a range of courses from an introduction to the Shingo Model through the Discover Excellence course, to the Build Excellence course for a deep understanding of all aspects of the cultural transformation required to achieve Shingo success.

S A Partners works with a range of organisations that provide funding for workshops, apprenticeships, training and consulting in Lean, Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence. There are funding programmes available for companies in the Untied Kingdom & Ireland