I established Vanguard Training in 2016 after relocating from North East England. I wanted to create a training provider that delivered high quality training courses to businesses and individuals in my native North West.

I drew upon experience gained in a busy military career, both in engineering and latterly as an Education Officer to offer a course provision and level of training unmatched in Liverpool and the North West. We have now also opened an office in the glorious North East! You will find us in Norton, just outside Stockton on Tees.

We aim to work around you, that's why we have frequent open courses at our City Centre venue OR we come to your workplace to deliver directly to you and your staff. 

Give us a call today to enquire about our range of qualifications.


Meet The Team

John Davies 

Director of Training

John joined the Army in 2000, serving in the REME as a Vehicle Mechanic on numerous operations and overseas exercises. He also fulfilled the role of Team Medic when deployed to Afghanistan. After leaving the Army, John became a Lecturer in Further Education before setting up Vanguard Training in 2016. He is still a member of the Army Reserve in which he is now employed as an Education Officer.



Kevin Butcher 

Head of Training Teesside

Kevin joined the Army in 1995 and has fulfilled a number of roles from Infantry Soldier to Military Police Officer, before finally completing training as a Combat Medical Technician (CMT). He has taught medical training to both civilian and military alike and has a passion for passing on his experience to those who are looking to gain knowledge and skills.


He keeps his clinical skills up-to date by working very closely with the local NHS Trust, who I he has a very good working relationship with.


We have two main location from where we deliver training. Vanguard HQ is located in The Tea Factory on Fleet Street in Liverpool city centre. This is a modern, bright and comfortable environment where you can relax while you learn.

We have recently opened another training centre in the North East. Located in the picturesque village of Norton, just outside of Stockton on Tees, we deliver training from the education suite of the Army Reserve Centre on Norton Road