About Us

Our vision is to create a first-class training centre within the construction, civils and rail sectors, utilising the incumbent skills, pedigree and knowledge of our in-house trainers and assessors, all of which have experience in delivering thousands of projects in the industry for a number of years.
As well as providing regular off the shelf individual courses, many attached to funding, our approach is to assess your future training needs in order to develop a workforce of the future. This is about creating a much wider, stronger and robust partnership when it comes to up-skilling your staff and conforming to health and safety policies, procedures and protocols.
With being one of the UK’s leading piling contractors our training focuses on having the right competencies to deliver a safe and efficient piling service end-to-end. This underpins our training ethos and what we deliver now and in the future.

Established in 2017, Van Elle Training & Assessment Services opened its first training centre in Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Part of the Van Elle Group, Van Elle Training offers internal training for its own staff and external training for other companies and individuals.

Van Elle has been a leading UK Geotechnical contractor for over 33 years. In the past, if any operative or office staff needed training they would be sent to an external training facility. Van Elle decided that the importance of training cannot be understated and it was in our best interest to branch out and open our own Training Department.

Van Elle takes pride in our workforce and ensures that each and every person is given the best quality of training on the market. Each member of staff is offered the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skillsets through Van Elle Training & Assessment Services.


Paul Dobson

Training & Assessment Manager

Danica Codner-Armstrong

Training Coordinator

India Lound

Training Administrator

Keeley Hutchinson

Training Administrator


From M1 Junction 28 – South & North

1. At junction 28, take the A38 towards Sutton in Ashfield
2. Turn right onto Penny Emma Way
3. Turn Right onto Low Moor Rd
4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Southwell Lane
5. Turn Right onto Summit Close
6. At the end of the road, go through the gates and follow the signs for the Training Centre.