Challenge Academy continues to consult and work in partnership with a number of regional and national organisations in order to provide and deliver, training, resources and relevant accreditation in support of sector needs and initiatives. We have been commissioned to deliver our services for Education, Criminal Justice, Care sectors.
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It is widely recognised across all sectors that ‘soft skills’ enable the qualities, behaviours and attributes needed to succeed in the workplace. They encompass an individual’s ability to listen well, communicate effectively, be positive, manage conflict, accept responsibility, show respect, build trust, work well with others, manage time effectively, accept criticism, work under pressure, be likeable, and demonstrate good manners. Challenge Academy deliver specific services to support these qualities and behaviours. Our services have been commissioned to support the following sectors;

Sport and Physical Activity

Sporting Futures Strategy in support of Sport England

‘We want the sport sector to be at the forefront of changing the way frontline staff interacts with customers, focusing more on soft skills to build a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of background or ability.’ (2015).
Department of Culture Media and Sport – Sporting Futures Strategy

Active Black Country is one of a network of 44 County Sports Partnerships.  Following consultation  Challenge Academy have
partnered with Black Country Consortium Ltd to deliver a range of appropriate resources, training and accreditation.  Soft skills have been identified as a skills shortage Challenge Academy have been commissioned to develop and deliver services to support this skills shortage. Talent Match mentors will be upskilled through specific training to support the above. The Level
3 ‘Facilitation Skills for Experiential Learning’ qualification will be delivered for 24 mentors who will deliver Sport England’s ‘Sportivate’ Programme in partnership with Challenge Academy. A range of specific resources from Challenge Academy Terra Firma products will be used in support of these initiatives.

Criminal Justice

National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

Challenge Academy has been commissioned by national and regional providers for transforming Rehabilitation.  Shaw Trust are a national charity providing employment opportunities, skills development training and health and well-being services. Challenge Academy training
and accreditation supports the creation of brighter
futures for people and communities. Challenge Academy delivers Short Courses in prisons and in the community.
Young people who are in custody or who are back in
the community follow Challenge Academy’s Short Course Level 1 ‘Personal Potential’ This is to address relevant pathways recognised for resettlement, progression ‘through the gate’ and entry to employment,
training and education.

Crime Prevention

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust (DSCT)

Challenge Academy has been commissioned by EPIC
(Encouraging Participation
Implementing Change) on behalf of DCST to train and
up-skill their staff and support delivery of a specific intervention for 10-17 yr olds a risk in the South
Yorkshire region. Pupils at risk follow a 12 week
diversionary intervention ‘Think Forward Programme’.

Challenges For All


Challenge Academy offers a wide range of activities to ensure that your team, class or year group has an exceptional experience - whatever the age and ability. We deliver activities to promote learning. Our programmes are designed and led by ex-teachers.


Build your own Team Building Day. Something for everyone, no matter what your abilities. Delivered by our high level facilitators - we ensure that the day is fun and experience is positive for everyone. Food and refreshments provided.

Other Groups

'A superb location for your scouts, guides, church group, knitting circle etc. We can offer a fun, meaningful and memorable experience for 2 hours, half a day, or full day. Call us to discuss - you can pick and mix so that your experience suits everyone.


'Parties to suit your budget and ability. If you can get a group of 10 or more (age 5+) then our Adventure Parties and Ultimate Parties offer great value. Book online to secure the exclusive slot (10am - 12pm) or call us to book a different session.

pay and play

Pay & Play is available for booking online if you want to guarantee your place and time on our courses. You could also take your chance and visit without booking. Details & opening times are on our website - we advise that you check online before visiting.

mobile outreach

Don't forget we can also bring our innovative team challenges to you. At your conference, at your school, at your club... Our senior facilitators are able to bring our resource (Terra Firma) and our expertise to deliver an engaging, fun-filled, learning experience.