The PET-Xi Story

What does PET-Xi mean? PET stands for Progressive Educational Tools (which is what we used to be called long ago) and Xi stands for “XPLOSIVE INSPIRATION” which is always at the heart of everything we do!

Courses Delivered
Students Engaged
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“PET-Xi is one of the most dynamic businesses in the country. The innovative and energetic approach of the trainers is really inspiring. PET-Xi is certainly helping to reduce the skills gap.”

Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor

Who We Are

PET-Xi is a high-energy training specialist whose multi-award winning teams work tirelessly to make a difference to people’s lives, firing up their minds with engaging and positive learning experiences designed to help school students to achieve their target grades, jobseekers to get back into employment or those in business to upskill and progress with their goals.

Over the last 24 years we have helped over 150,000 people by delivering intensive, motivational and inspirational ­interventions that have a positive impact on learner progress from primary to GCSE and for adults, from basic to advanced skills. Each one is carefully structured to achieve optimal learning.

Excelling at learner engagement, 98% of learners say that their confidence has improved with us. The impact on progress for learners is vital in closing the achievement gap.

All ­programmes deliver better value and better results than one to one revision.

Our unique methodology, staffing structure and programme delivery creates a learning dynamic that achieves outstanding lessons each and every time.

What We Do

The PET-Xi methodology is based on pace, energy and high- impact delivery using tightly-structured material delivered through a multi-faceted team approach, in which the role of teacher is split into its three component parts: a Motivational Lead, Subject Expert and two Supports.

Behind every single PET-Xi course is a truly impressive team of highly skilled individuals, leading to the best outcome for your learners. All PET-Xi training staff are experienced and trained:

• PET-Xi Experts come from teaching and training backgrounds and also work as examiners for awarding bodies and for ­external quality assurers.

• Motivational Leads are chosen for their ability to motivate and engage a broad spectrum of learners. Their training in ­Assessment for Learning and use of assertive questioning maximises success rates for learners.

• Supports can be either Motivational Leads and/or Experts training in the PET-Xi methodology, teaching assistants or those who have worked in the subject area or industry for many years.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help individuals break barriers and seize opportunities to change lives and to develop a culture of engagement, success and empowerment to make communities stronger, happier and more effective.

Our Mission

Our mission is to change lives and empower learners through education and employment.

Meet Our Team


Kerri B

Business Development Support

Andy H

Maths Expert

Dean H

Vocational Trainer

Shahid K

Head of Finance

Daniel T

Finance Assistant

Eddie C

Business Development Partnership Manager
Thandeka Ncube

Thandeka N

Finance Admin Assistant
Steve Smith

Steve S

Business Development Manager
Simon Fitzgerald

Simon F

Head of Funding
Sean Jones

Sean J

Maths Engagement Expert
Rob Parker

Rob P

Head of EAL
Nick Walker

Nick W

Senior Lead Trainer
Lewis Hardman

Lewis H

Support Trainer
Kelly Wright

Kelly W

Team Leader
Jamie Sheerman

Jamie S

Lead Trainer
Jake Sexton

Jake S

Project Lead
Joanna Groves

Joanna G

Programme Operations Co-ordinator
Jodi Pearson

Jodi P

Legal Consultant
Helen Mosey

Helen M

Gavin O’Toole

Gavin O

Business Development Manager
Clare Edwards

Clare E

Engagement Lead Trainer
Arfan Shafi

Arfan S

Senior Team Leader
Mark Morris

Mark M

Head of English
Leia Welland

Leia W

Adult Education Co-ordinator
Kendall Clark

Kendall C

Recruitment & Progressions Co-ordinator
Bob Pinner

Bob P

National Educational Strategy Manager
Nasir Lakhanpal

Nasir L

Head of Shared Services
Gavin Marcynko

Gavin M

Head of Maths

Gary D

Head of Contracts
Dave Lewis

Dave L

National Programme Delivery Manager
Fleur Sexton

Fleur Sexton DL

Managing Director