About Us

OEA is a leading energy skills training and assessment provider.

We have 20+ years experience helping people to improve their skills and knowledge and achieve the qualifications they need to do their job.

We make learning fun, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

What we do

Whether you’re a learner embarking on a new career path, or an experienced engineer undertaking reassessment or career development, we offer an extensive range of training courses to suit your needs.

Courses are delivered in our two fully-equipped Energy Academies, where you’ll receive expert teaching and support throughout your learning and assessment journey.

  • Wide range of courses
  • Expert teaching
  • Accredited qualifications
  • Modern learning environment
  • Employer partnerships

Our story

OEA opened its doors in Witney, Oxfordshire in 2011 to provide outstanding learning opportunities for people wanting to develop their energy industry skills and achieve qualifications.

Utilising several decades of industry and teaching experience, our Energy Academies provide Ofsted Good rated learning to everyone - from inexperienced beginners to qualified engineers.

Central to our approach is the idea that learning is more than just about imparting knowledge.

Working in the energy industry enables people to develop a sustainable, meaningful career. Because of this, we aspire to help students develop their confidence, independence and sense of social responsibility - as well as their practical skills and knowledge.

We also work closely with employers and industry organisations to reflect the evolving skills needs of the sector and contribute to the economic development of the communities we work in.

The way the world consumes energy is changing and there is an increasing need for skilled and qualified experts to help the UK’s transition to Net Zero.

Because of this, we began working with Reed Environment in 2023 to expand our offer further around the country - always keeping our mission in mind: to provide outstanding learning opportunities for students who come through our doors.

Rated Good by Ofsted in 2022

“Apprentices benefit from well-planned and motivationallessons that are taught by skilled staff.” 
“They develop new knowledge and skills which enable themquickly to become proficient and valued employees.”

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Our accreditations

Our team

  • David Bendell

    Director, Lecturer, Assessor & IV

  • Donna Alsworth

    Course Manager

  • Molly Alsworth

    Office Manager

  • Sasha Newman

    Compliance Administrator

  • Jana Thornton

    Office Administrator

  • Claire Collings

    Office Administrator

  • Cheryl Page

    Business Administrator

  • Richard Bushnell

    Apprentice Team Leader, Lecturer, Assessor & IV

  • Anthony Alsworth

    Lecturer & Assessor

  • Jane Holmes

    Assessor & IV

  • Malcolm Reeves

    Lectures & Assessor

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