Essex Care Training Partnership

Essex Care Training Partnership (ECTP) is a service provided by EICA (Essex Independent Care Association) ECTP provides information, advice and guidance on training for social care providers across Essex, Southend and Thurrock including funding for staff development .

Membership of ECTP is open to all CQC registered social care providers across Essex, Southend and Thurrock, as well as direct employers.

ECTP maintains an updated list of training providers who can provide services to social care providers across Essex, Southend and Thurrock. Click here for ECTP Training Providers Directory.

Updated information on funding opportunities for staff training and apprenticeships is available in the EICA news section.

ECTP works closely with Skills for Care and supports their identified work streams on a local basis, including the Skills for Care Recruitment Strategy and Workforce Development Strategy

“ECTP has helped me to access precious funding to train my staff over the last 5 years. It has helped me to offer staff the opportunity to continue to develop their role and also improved our staff retention rates. At first I thought the process was lots of paperwork, but the ECTP team really supported me to complete the process and it is always great when the cheques arrive!”

Contact ECTP on 01268 565551 or email


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