Feedback from our students, past, and present.

Below is a selection of feedback from students who are currently taking part on a course with us. Or, you can also watch this short video for a brief overview.

Employment and Progession

Anitha Kamikaze Priscott has been a learner with Achievement Training throughout 2021 and was a learner with Employment and Progression as an adult learner, she was determined to achieve as well as she could with her English. Being from Rwanda, English was not her first language, in fact her 3rd or 4th language, so it seemed a challenge.

Anitha after initial assessment was identified as working towards Entry Level 3 English and attended regularly and worked methodically with the supplied revision material and gained in good time the Entry Level 3 English and then progressed to the Level 1 aim and again worked well and attended on a regular basis and followed all advice and guidance and soon achieved the Level1 aim and in September commenced working towards the Level 2 aim which she achieved at the end of 2021, so effectively within a year had progressed her English from entry level to a Functional Skill English at Level 2 and she is considering working towards the Maths aims.

Having achieved her English qualifications AKP commented to her tutor I really had an amazing time there. Was always looking forward to coming in for my course. Further comments made are: You have been a great tutor to me, and I was always looking forward to coming in to learn under your supervision and I wanted to tell you this face to face and Emma and the lady who always talked to me, they are all nice and kind.

Commercial Procurement

“Having joined the Met Office as an apprentice in October 2018 with no prior Procurement knowledge, I set out to achieve Level 4 CIPS and am hugely grateful for Andy’s support throughout the apprenticeship. This included a combination of engaging 1-1 sessions for each module, and work set (such as practice questions) for Andy to review. Following this, constructive feedback was always provided.

Most notably, ATN provided useful exercises and materials to reinforce and expand upon the content within each CIPS module (something that I would not have benefited from through a self-study approach). Andy was able to share examples from various working environments to help add context to theory and models that I had not yet experienced in practical application – all of which I could draw upon to further support my learning as I studied.

In addition to this, Andy has provided the foundations for great networking between the Met Office and other organisations which was an added bonus in understanding private sector practice when operating in a public sector environment. The knowledge sharing here I have found incredibly useful during the on-the-job training.

Overall, the team at ATN could not have been more helpful throughout my apprenticeship and in many ways exceeded my expectations. Thank you, I wish you all the best for the future.”
Kind regards, M


Back in May 2019 I had signed up to Achievement Training. On reflection, this was the best thing I could have done!

I was then working in a job which I had seen no future with and had no passion for. It would be an understatement to say I was apprehensive at first when joining the college. I had been out of schooling for a few years, I was not sure if too much time had passed, and it was too late for me to start an apprenticeship. With the support of Achievement Training, I was able to obtain a Level 3 Business Admin Apprenticeship within just a matter of weeks of looking for one,  joining a company as their first apprentice in over 20 years. I am proud to say, with the help of my college tutor Clare Brown I have since obtained distinction level.

Throughout the 18 months I had ample amounts of support and regular communications to answer any and all of my queries. I would like to round this off with a special mention to Lydia. Lydia supported me as an ATL  peer mentor, she has remained in constant contact with myself throughout this entire process, ensuring I had the extra support if needed. We had built up a rapport in which I felt able to confide in her about my worries for upcoming assignments or exams and having recently gone through the process herself, Lydia was able to offer an insight on what I should expect. Without the help of Achievement Training, I would not have been able to succeed as much as I have.

‘ I have loved my time at Achievement training, my tutors have supported me from the very beginning to the very end and were always on hand either via email or phone to answer any questions I had. Every review meeting was always so positive and allowed us to plan out my next goals and what work I should be working towards. The resources and guidance I was sent for my EPA was so useful and I couldn’t have got the grades I did without the support of my tutors and manager.

Thank you achievement Training for truly allowing me to reach my potential’

EG Employer  – Paper converting Plymouth

Chloe Lintern HR & OD Apprentice
Human Resources & Organisational Development
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House

“A fantastic maths tutor and in all the years I have failed maths over and over again through school and other colleges, she helped me tremendously and I finally managed to pass my maths and get an equivalent to a GCSE C.”

“I have my enjoyed my time at this college for the past few years and I loved absolutely every year of it.”

“My experience of ATL has been very positive so far. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to be able to do this qualification. The amount of time I have to complete it is a challenge, however the support I receive from my tutor really helps.”

“Achievement Training has helped me to develop the skills that I will need for the future and the staff and friendly environment has also improved my confidence.”

“Achievement Training is a good place for learning new things, it has helped me with gaining a qualification and getting a job out of it through my work placement from last year when I done customer service. All of the staff are friendly and help you through all of your work to make sure you can get completed before the deadlines set and they also help to make sure that you gain a qualification that you are studying in. I would highly recommend Achievement Training to friends and family.”

“I have studied at Achievement Training for 18 months in total having completed a Level 2 course in Customer Service in 2017. I really enjoyed my course and found the relaxed atmosphere so helpful. The tutors and teaching assistants are wonderful and really helped me with everything I needed. I also made many new friends and looked forward to attending each week. Now, I am studying for a level 3 course in Business Administration and hope to gain employment in the retail sector this year.”

“My English is not good, because this is my second language but my teacher really helps me.”

“Was hard at first but got through with it and with the help and support of staff members here which made it easier. Very friendly staff.”  



“Already completed level 1 creative hair and beauty I’am now half way through level 2 women’s and men’s hair and I absolutely love it! Michelle Tippett is my tutor and she goes above and beyond to help you! Always very welcoming. I will be continuing my education here and going on to do my level 3 hair I would highly recommend this college! Michelle your are an absolute credit to the college and thank you for all your help so far.” 

“My tutor is amazing, couldn’t get to where I am now if it wasn’t for her, she always fills us with plenty of confidence.”

“Brilliant course, everything is explained in detail each lesson. Teacher has all the time in the world to help you.”

“I like my group in College. This course has helped me to move forward from where I was and my Tutor is the best.”

“I received great support and encouragement and given other opportunities to advance. Very pleased and satisfied with this course.”

“I have enjoyed the course so far, it’s alot more indepth than I thought.”

“I did my level 2 hair with beauty central and I’m currently doing level 3 hair and a nail course and it really is the best place to learn the tutors are excellent and actually care about your education.”

“After completing level 1 hair & beauty, I’m now currently on level 2 hairdressing & enjoying every second. Our tutor Michelle Tippett is absolutely brilliant, she’s friendly, relaxed to be around but pushes us all on in the best way to better ourselves. Will be returning for level 3 & cant recommend the college enough, they really make each and every one of you feel important & not just another student – 10/10.”

“I previously completed my level 2 and level 3 apprenticeship for hair and barbering with Achievement Training. I can’t thank Chelsea and Kirsty enough for all the support they gave me throughout the course. If I could give this college a 10 star rating I would!! Thank you to all staff in the beauty central department!”



Health and Social Care

It has been an absolute pleasure completing my Diploma with you as my tutor Tracy.

You have matched my enthusiasm and inspired me to continue with my education and Professional Development in Health and Social Care. You have also equally demonstrated your passion like myself in Health and Social Care and share my core belief of providing the best person centred care to all of those I have the privilege of working and providing care and support to within my roles.

This is sent with deep gratitude.
Kind regards, Beatrice.

“Couldn’t have got through it without my tutor. I’ve gained a friend along the way.”

“Although I haven’t been the easiest learner to work with, the course leaders have been very helpful, supportive and professional.”

“I’m no spring chicken but the course is given me the confidence to go further in my career hopefully.”

“The course helps people in my care and gets me to improve my knowledge of how to interact with them, know about what affects them and my colleagues and learn about how i can be perceived as a professional delivering empathetic and competent care The tutors have been very supportive and knowledgeable and I’ve enjoyed this course.”

“I have been a student here for nearly 2 half years found all the staff friendly, helpful and very supportive when you need help in ur course or personal matters.”



“Achievement Training have been very supportive in all aspects of the course. They have also been very supportive in the issues that have arisen in my personal life.”

“I am very happy at how the course is presented, the course in very informative and the tutor is friendly.”

“In the last 6 weeks i have started a new job in a school, because of this course and working towards this qualification.”

“I have really enjoyed learning at ATL. I would definitely be interested in doing further courses here. The staff are all really warm and supportive. I have really felt at ease here.”

“My tutor has been incredibly helpful and supportive. Also, the Managers need thanks for giving me the opportunity to study and work at ATL and for all their ongoing help and support.”

“I am loving my apprenticeship at Achievement Training, I feel it has given me so much confidence. Every step of the way I have been supported by a team of amazing people who are so caring and willing to help. I feel that the work I do is valued and noticed. The apprenticeship I am currently doing is called support teaching and learning level 2 this course is so rewarding and varied and I feel that each day I learn something new and have the pleasure of seeing students progress in their courses knowing that I have played a part. Thank you Achievement training I recommend this apprenticeship to anyone wanting a rewarding and fun apprenticeship with great opportunities.”


Information Technology

“This college is one of the best I’ve been to, the staff are very helpful and down to earth. The courses I loved the most here was the IT Level 2 & 3 courses! Very interesting and I guarantee that anyone coming to this college will definitely boost their choice of career and that they will definitely be getting a job! 5 stars, wonderful place.” 

“Achievement Training has gave me the opportunity to gain skills to earn myself the qualification in which I need to find my ideal job. The staff are very friendly and helpful when it comes to needing their support. Last year I done a Customer Service course and this year Business Admin. This college offers the type of courses I need to get me where I want to be. I strongly recommend this college to anyone who wants to go on a course and gain some qualifications.”

“Brilliant place to go after you finish your GCSE’s. all the teachers are amazing and you also get to meet a lot of people that share the same interests as you. they also helped me get an apprenticeship after my first year so now I get paid to learn something that I enjoy doing.” 

Check out some of our students in-depth feedback here:

Thomas Barrett

Aidan Walter – 17

Lauren Smallridge – 19


English and Maths

“The help and support of the staff really helps you to achieve.”

“Completely happy with my tutor and how everything is run.”

I love to be here”

“Been a student here for 3 years now the staff are lovely and so helpful they will are always there to help you. You are all amazing!”

“The staff make you feel confident and make it enjoyable lessons.”



Animal Care

I wanted to let you know I have accepted an unconditional offer to study at Bangor University!!! I am doing a zoology degree with a foundation year …….off to Wales I go!!!
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me Nikiti, I will never be able to thank you enough you are truly an amazing person and amazing teacher I hope your proud of how much you do for so many students in reaching their dreams like you have done for me thank you so, so, so much

Kind regards

I just want to give you and the whole animal care team a massive thank you for everything that you have done for me over the two years that you have been unluckily enough to have known me. All of your support from each and everyone of you has been amazing and you are all amazing at what you do and I really can’t complain. I couldn’t of asked for a better team of brilliant people to have taught me all that you have done. I also want to thank you for just simply putting up with me and my annoyance that I know you all love!

I know I have struggled now and then but I knew that you guys were always behind me and are willing to support me. I would have shown my appreciation in another way but I think this is kind of easier.

I highly appreciate all the two year support you have given me and will miss you guys so much. Well, maybe not as much as you will miss my loud laugh and sarcasm but who can blame you! Jokes! Well, Abi will defiantly be happy to get rid of the laugh and sarcasm after the year she has had with teaching me! Oops!

Thank you so much Dan

“My tutor makes work easy to understand, makes helpful suggestions as well as a relaxed working environment, instead of one that is stressful. Everyone in the class is also really welcoming.”

“I am enjoying my course at achievement training.”


Apprenticeship Recruitment

“The help and support of the staff really helps you to achieve.”

“Completely happy with my tutor and how everything is run.”

I love to be here”

“Been a student here for 3 years now the staff are lovely and so helpful they will are always there to help you. You are all amazing!”



Employer Feedback

“I have used ATL services for several years and have always found them to be very professional and helpful. They have always structured their training around the needs of the business and it has always been to the highest standard. We have 3 more students that will be taking up training with them in the next few weeks. Excellent friendly staff that have made my apprentices feel very valued. I would not go to another provider for any training that I could source through ATL.”