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Business Tuition and Professional Development Training


"Experts are warning that bungles made by illiterate workers cost British businesses 10 billion a year."

We offer our services to companies in order, ultimately, to save them money. Step Ahead services will raise the skills of employees, while allowing companies to demonstrate their commitment to training and development.

Expert staff tuition can help improve customer relationships through better communications, enhance reputations and build the confidence of staff so they might reach their potential.

An increasing number of Fife and Edinburgh businesses, from SMEs to blue chip corporations, have identified literacy, oracy or numeracy skills issues with employees, and are now benefiting from Step Ahead services.

The corporate arm of Step Ahead is fast developing to ensure we offer our reputedly excellent service to companies on their premises or from within our own bases.

To find out more about the benefits of STEP AHEAD MEANS BUSINESS, contact George Hawkins today.



Step Ahead has developed a strong track record of providing significant support in the professional development of individual adults.

By helping clients become more proficient in literacy, numeracy and oracy, we have assisted many adults with entry to or progression within their chosen profession.

Examples include the Police Service, the Fire Service, the Armed Services, social work, teaching and business.

The theory test for car learner drivers can prove tricky for some, and so this is another area where our tutoring has made the difference.


Police Entrance

“Having failed the exam for the Police Force a year ago I knew I needed help.  I was scared and very nervous as I had not done anything academic for years."  C.B. Fife

What the Police Force are looking for during the recruitment process, the level of attainment required, and the fierce competition for places all need to be clearly understood and tackled.

STEP AHEAD can provide suitably experienced tutors to support your learning and prepare you thoroughly, including making use of the excellently produced set of books, “Police Practice Papers”. 

The one feature which marks us out above competitors is in the meticulous and caring attention given, following individual assessment and/or academic counselling session, to the appointment of the most appropriate tutor.

In addition to taking you through each and every step – from application to tests and interviews - we accentuate the positive in every client, build self-confidence, raise self-esteem and work on areas of weakness.


Without obligation to you, please feel free to give George, our Director, a call (on 01383 624599) to discuss confidentially your thoughts and requirements.


Examples of the type of comments received from successful professional adults:

I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your guidance, enthusiasm, knowledge and skill for what you do.  With your help, I achieved my biggest goal so far in my life and passed my exams.  I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me.  I have never met anyone as enthusiastic and  who gets so much satisfaction from their job as you.”


“It would be fair to say that the first time we met I was going through a bit of a confidence crisis.  However under your guidance you boosted my numerical and verbal skills sufficiently to get me through the selection system.  I have to say that your upbeat approach never failed to impress. “


“You have assisted me in a variety of ways to sharpen my abilities, to focus on the necessary tasks and to be fully prepared for what was quite an arduous examination.  You aided me greatly with your emphasis on ensuring that I remained confident and self assured, as well as focused, and ironed out any gaps in my understanding.” 


STEP AHEAD’s structured and well formulated plan, clearly laid out objectives and knowledge of the system and strategies have all benefited me and helped enhance my careers opportunities.”



Step Ahead offers tutors who specialise in English as a Foreign Language, as well as a wide variety of foreign language subjects. Language tuition services can be tailored to companies, individual adults and students to help them succeed in their chosen career.


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  • Edinburgh : 07940 559135
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