Today the world puts huge emphasis on performance and demands more skills than ever before.

Yet far too many managers do not get the guidance and training they need to tackle their challenging roles.

Helping people and organisations become the best they can be.

For over a decade, we’ve been helping both people and organisations become the best they can be. With Aquarius, they stop simply ‘getting by’ and start excelling. To learn more about our services and see how we can add value to your learning journey, please get in touch.

Why use us?

Aquarius Training & Development Partners helps managers to stop simply getting by… and start excelling.

We are a company committed to providing cost effective training and development for individuals and organisations of any size with the aim of providing high return on that investment as a benefits for both the individual and their organisation.

Our strength comes from the broad array of skills and experience of our trainers and their commitment and dedication to deliver results.

Our portfolio offers:

  • Full nationally recognised management & leadership qualifications
  • Short, one-day sessions on management and leadership as well a personal development skills
  • Bespoke development programmes to assist with proposed organisational changes

Our programmes are based upon National Occupational Standards at the relevant level, ensuring that you develop yourself for the roles you undertake and deliver the results your organisation expects and requires.

The programmes will provide development and training for aspiring, newly appointed as well as established team leaders, supervisors, first line managers, middle managers as well as both senior managers and executives.

All programmes are a delivered and assessed through the medium of English and are supported by our virtual learning portal.

Programmes may be a blend of tutorials and self-managed studies or totally distance/online learning.


When we were formed

Established and incorporated July 2009, the business continued to provide for the Learning & Development needs of a broad range of individuals and organisations across Wales and the Cheshire area that the business owners had developed and worked with over the previous decade and established a reputation for high quality of teaching and delivering results.


CMI & ILM Accreditation

We gained accreditation from two leading awarding bodies - Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM) enabling a wide range of nationally recognised qualifications to be delivered from the Level 2 Team Leader Programmes through to the Post Graduate programmes, Level 7 Studies in Strategic Management & Leadership.


LMW (Leadership Management Wales) Quality Award

2014 saw the business being awarded the LMW (Leadership Management Wales) Quality Award - Gold - for 'Excellence of Learner Experience'.


Addition of ILM-accredited Coaching & Management programmes

October 2014 saw a further broadening of provision with the addition of ILM Coaching and Mentoring Programmes. Additionally that month, we exhibited at the BIG 5 Exhibition in Dubai where we developed relationships that allowed us to complement other firms' provision in HRM, Supply Chain Management and Logistics.


Distance learning programmes extended to the Middle East, Africa and Europe

2015 saw a concerted marketing programme across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Whilst not an exhaustive list, this saw the establishment of a distance learning provision within Latvia, Russia, Italy, Ghana and Bulgaria. 2016 saw further expansion into Kuwait, Qatar, Croatia and Nigeria.


Aquarius begins to support the UK's Office of the Nuclear Regulator

In 2017, Aquarius Training & Development Partners launched a Level 7 Staff development programme for the Office of the Nuclear Regulator in the UK.


Aquarius travel to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan

In 2018, our team travelled regularly to both Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, delivering the CMI Level 7 programme to a large cohort of participants.


User-friendly online learning portal launched

2019 saw the release of an all-new online learning portal, further improving the level and quality of service available to students. This facility contains full details of all of our courses including learning resources and the ability to upload work for assessment and feedback.


All new website launched

A sign of our commitment towards the new decade, 2020 saw the launch of an all new website designed to inform potential and existing clients (both students and employers) as to the most appropriate route for them to take along their learning journey.


CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

Simon Davison CMgr. MCMI - Head of Operations, Bidvest Foodservice

"John provided a first class service throughout the entire course and he possess a unique combination of skills gained within both the business and educational arenas. This enables John to guide his students through the course content, whilst ensuring the student is able to practice and apply their newly acquired skills in real world situations. I would highly recommend John to students of all..."


CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

Rondong Song

"I have just completed and achieved my Level 6 Diploma in Management & Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership, and found the assistance provided by Aquarius Training invaluable in guiding me through these programmes. I would recommend Aquarius Training to anyone wishing to advance their Management and Leadership skills, knowledge and..."


CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management & Leadership and CMI Chatered Manager Award

Tim Rowlands: Regional Government Officer, Welsh Assembly

"Recently completed my Level 7 Extended Diploma with Aquarius Training & Development Partners. My tutor & mentor John Morgan was a great inspiration throughout bring the topics of study to life by contextualising them with my roles in Welsh Government and in my pastoral role within the North Wales Coastal Church. Through John has been firm but patient on deadlines, responsive when I struggled..."


ILM NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

Evtim Naskov - Team Leader - Arla Foods. Oswestry

"I have recently completed my CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership with Aquarius Training & Development Partners, thanks to them for how they were able to link my Business and Finance qualification from Bulgaria as prior certified learning against the Extend Diploma Programme. I would like to thank John Morgan for delivering such a superb course; it was well-structured, right time-frame,..."


CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the CMI Chartered Manager Award

Kalvin Bird GCGI - Warrant Officer at HM Forces

"John provided a fantastic service with outstanding results. His attention to detailand helpful approach ensured a very successful outcome for many within the Company. Without John’s input, many would have been less successful or even unsuccessful in achieving their goals. He made a very positive..."


CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership

Mark Burrell Eng Tech. MSO.FIRTE.GCGI - Survey Engineer at Zurich Insurance Co Ltd.

"John Morgan of Aquarius Training & development partners provided the training and mentoring for my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Management, and from the start, John was personable and enthusiastic, ensuring that my potential was realised by giving me the confidence to complete the qualification. His plethora of experience in the field meant that he was able to suggest possible paths where my ideas..."


Coreen Erckert - Case Manager at Hefsibah

"On the organisational level John has a broad understanding of strategic planning and human resource development. He motivated me to enhance the action-driven leadership skills needed to succeed in a not-for-profit organisation like mine. On the individual level, his empathy helped me not to give up my dreams by articulating a philanthropic vision and developing a pragmatic approach to solve any problems. A professional..."


JNCO HM Armed Services

Justin W Trollip.

"From Sept 2019 – August 2020, I studied the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management from CMI with Aquarius Training and Development. John Morgan my tutor is fantastic at helping out when things get a little difficult and was flexible with how work is submitted. I favoured Google Docs as my primary word program which John was happy to get up to..."


Defence Trainer at MoD St Athan

Cliff Marsden

"John Morgan, as my tutor has an almost unique blend engineering and managerial expertise, exactly the fields I was trying to combine. This knowledge and his mentoring abilities meant that as I transitioned through the course I wasn’t only gathering evidence to satisfy the course needs I was undergoing true leaning experience. John takes a personal interest in the growth of his students, investing..."


RAF Halton

Gary John Woodard (CMI L7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

"CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership John Morgan through Aquarius Training & Development Partners Limited, facilitated improving my strategic management and leadership skills in order to develop my ability to apply them at a strategic level within an organisation. I consider myself to now be in a far better position in which to apply the tools, models and theories directly..."

Leadership & Management

Develop the leadership styles and management practices needed to take your career to the next level. Learn more about our range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited by the CMI and ILM.

Leadership & Management Courses

Coaching & Mentoring

Unlocking your team's potential can be harder than it sounds. Our coaching and mentoring courses promote innovation, confidence, resilience and more, letting your employees shine, as individuals and as a team.

Coaching & Mentoring Courses

Skills Development

From people and processes to resources, change and finance, our workshops, seminars and training programmes help your team develop and apply the skills needed to enhance their performance and effectiveness at work.

Skills Development Courses