Our Feedback and Reports

Both learners and employers regularly give positive feedback about our services. In 2022-23, 98.7% of learners praised the quality of teaching and would recommend ATL to others.

“Fantastic teaching and support, excellent learning environment with plenty of feedback to help you progress.”

“The staff are really helpful and friendly. I’m learning a lot and having a good experience. I look forward to spending more time here and developing even further.”

“Very grateful and thankful especially for the support offered and getting me through when sometime I was struggling due to home life.”

“The whole experience has been great, being an older learner who was nervous at the start, I am so pleased to have gained so much knowledge, become employed in my target area and looking to complete the next level soon.”

ATL learners recognise how our training develops employability skills. 99% feel their job skills have been improved by their training and experience at ATL. Learners enjoy training here, with 97.4% appreciating the way targets for progress and achievement are set and the support they receive throughout their training.

One of our goals is to help our learners develop as strong members of the local community. 99% of learners for whom this holistic approach has been beneficial say their experience has helped raise awareness  of tolerance and respect, understanding risks, raising concerns and knowing their opinions matter. 97% of learners give high praise to ATL’s support, advice and guidance services, with 98.7% recognising a growth in their self-confidence and understanding of their rights and responsibilities.

This has been validated year-on-year since February 2013, when ATL gained full accreditation in the MATRIX standard, a national benchmark which recognises that our pastoral care and careers guidance have a positive impact on learners’ ambitions, achievement and progression. The Quality Team update and renew this standard through an annual continuous improvement cycle and a full re-accreditation assessment every three years.

“Learners express a clear sense of belonging and safety at ATL … unlike at school, learners feel more engaged (and) reflected on the difference made to their self-esteem.” matrix assessor, March 2023

Employers throughout the local area work closely with our teaching teams to ensure the curriculum we offer can lead to meaningful benefits, both for their companies and for the people they employ:

“I have dealt with Achievement Training since 2002, during which time they have provided our business with excellent support in the areas of training. Their work has been a major factor in our business success and our staff have attained excellent levels of training. I can confidently recommend Achievement Training as a solid, reliable supplier and experts in their field.” Freshfields Nursing Home

“Since my time as IT Support Team Leader, I have always had an Apprentice within my team enrolled to the Achievement Training, Information Communication Technician Apprenticeship. I would not hesitate to use Achievement Training in the near future not only because of the clear success rate we have had with them but also for their caring and conscientious approach.” Imerys Group


ATL also works closely with JobCentre Plus and is proud to be long-term holders of the ‘Disability Confident’ standard.


Ofsted Reports

Ofsted Report 2020

Ofsted Report 2016

Ofsted Report 2011