About Upkeep

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Upkeep Training has been teaching people about buildings and how to look after

them for 25 years. 

Hi, I'm Sarah

As is a training and skills specialist and qualified FE tutor, I have worked across businesses and government, translating policies and funding into opportunities in the workplace.

Sarah Bentley


Hi, I'm Karen

I look after our customers for all our PUBLIC and IN-HOUSE training courses and qualifications.

Contact me to discuss your training needs and how Upkeep can meet them.

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Karen Shotliff

Business Development


Hi, I'm Jo

I co-ordinate all our PUBLIC and

IN-HOUSE training courses and qualifications.

I manage bookings and make sure you receive your

pre-course information on time.

Jo Ashby - Training Officer
Jo Ashby

Training  Officer

Meet Ted

Ted has many jobs at Upkeep:

Chief Snaccident Officer

Door Greeter and Guest Announcer

Senior Nap-time Coordinator.


Chief Snaccident Officer

Upkeep Training has been teaching people about buildings and how to look after them for over 25 years. We promote good practice in the care, refurbishment and improvement of buildings, believing good maintenance of the UK’s existing building stock is fundamental to environmental sustainability.

We run qualifications and short courses about buildings and building services for people working in housing, property management and facilities management to learn more about how to inspect and look after buildings. Candidates can take the courses as separate one-day modules, or combine some of them and achieve nationally-recognised qualifications from the Awarding Body for the Built Environment (ABBE) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Our specially designed range of courses benefit learners of all ages and backgrounds, including people working in construction and housing in technical and non-technical roles. Some of our courses run at public venues but all can be delivered in-house, at your premises.

Thousands of candidates have learned about buildings through our courses and we continue to work with industry groups and those currently working in the industry to ensure our courses provide you with the latest knowledge and techniques and skills so that you can excel at work.

If there’s a subject you’d like your staff to learn about that isn’t listed on our course calendar, give us a call. We’d be happy to prepare a bespoke course for your organisation which we can deliver in London or at a location/premises of your choice.