Cruise Ship - Beth an Ex Achievement Training Beauty Student.

Cruising at sea with Beth

Unbelievably ecstatic and excited to be able to finally reveal where I am going on my cruise ship adventures! I have been invited to join the team of the 6* luxury ship Silver Nova as an Elemis BIOTEC Facialist! Starting in Antigua, sailing all around South America before settling around Alaska and Vancouver!

For more details of my itinerary, check out and feel free to follow my adventures!

I already cannot wait to get started!!








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Hair and Beauty

I’m Beth, I’m 30 years old and I’m just over two months time will be enrolling with @londonwellnessacademy to begin my cruising journey!

I began my journey into becoming a Beauty Therapist in 2020 by studying with @hairandbeautycentralplymouth at Achievement Training in Plymouth and it was easily the best decision I’ve ever made! Through their guidance I have become fully qualified in Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy as well as Reflexology and have since gone on to get other qualifications such as Pregnancy massage.

While studying for my Level 3 qualification, I started working at the Wild Rock Spa at @gararockhotel who have been absolutely fantastic in teaching me further and improving my massage skills! I have been there ever since and absolutely love it! But after two years I felt another challenge was needed to up my game.

I have always loved living by the sea, so surely the next step is to live ON the sea? ????

Anyway, that’s me for now. I am super excited for my new and upcoming adventures!!




Achievement Training uses ASP products within their hairdressing department. As the International Education Manager for Asp Expert Haircare, I always enjoy my time with the learners at Achievement Training. Annual the learners take part in an in-depth colour theory & practical class for the level 2 and an in-depth colour correction theory & practical class for the Levels 3.

The students are interested in the latest trends and techniques, and I am impressed with the level of skill they have and the ability to demonstrate practical skills and their understanding of all aspects of hairdressing. I feel this is a huge bonus for employability as the students are some of the most knowledge and capable after their time with Achievement Training. The In-depth classes for level 2& 3 widen their knowledge of colour and the understanding on how to create the lasts colour trends. I believe the students from Achievement Training would be an asset to any salon.


Hair services Review

  • (From Rhi) A big thank to you to you Michelle for being so patient and helpful, you’ve really benefited me in a lot of ways! All the best to you we’ll stay in touch!
  • (From Gemma) Thank you so much for all of your help and support throughout the last 2 years. It has been amazing to learn under you.
  • (From Amy)  Thank you for believing in us when we doubting ourselves
  • (From Megan)  Thank you so much for a great year!
  • (From Sarah)   Thank you Michelle ☺️ and thank you for all your support this last year through the course ????
Nail  Review
“Thank you again for all your help and continued support I wouldn’t have got through this course with out you, thank you for also helping and understanding my health and standing by me through my breakdown you really are one in a million.
I’d just like to say a massive thank you again, not just for teaching me but for my naming me in the celebrating student awards, I look forward to seeing you September.”
“Thank you so much for all you have done for me and all the girls on your course. You are an amazing tutor and I’m so glad I joined. It was a pleasure to be part of level 3. Your knowledge of nails is incredible, your kindness and support really helped.”
Thanks again Vicky

“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!”


Maths supported my career progression.

Tara, now more confident to move forward with her career in Nursing. 
“I joined Achievement Training in August 2023.  When I enrolled I was very nervous.  Jane, my tutor, made me feel really settled and welcome.  Jane is kind and easy to work with.  The same with Sally, she asked me how I was and always checked in with me.
Since I’ve been doing my Maths, I have gained confidence in a subject that I had always been terrified of.  Jane has taught me how to be more confident when it comes to doing the Maths, especially the basics of Maths.
I have just received my score from my exam and am over the moon that I have passed, which I never thought I would.

Achievement Training has made me feel more confident to move forward with my career in nursing.

I would highly recommend Achievement Training to anyone, especially to those who are very anxious and struggle with Maths.  You are made to feel welcome and the staff have gone above and beyond.  Nothing is ever too much hassle and there is always someone to turn to for help.”

Employment and Progression

“Rob, Thank you for helping me achieve such a big goal in my life.”
“Robert Thank you so much for your support and encouraging me to pass and achieve.”
Charlotte O’Gorman who unemployed came to ATL to improve her Maths and English to increase her chances of employability and so far has progressed and achieved Level 2 Functional Skills Maths and English and says she likes the encouragement and support the tutors offer at ATL.  This has helped in building her confidence and attainment to date.  This has led to her securing her career goal and she notes we gave her the tools to succeed.
Amanda Hennesey came to ATL scared of learning and afraid that she would not achieve but with the support of the E&P team has achieved Functional Skills English and Maths progressing through lower levels to Level 2 and is now entering a degree qualification to become a higher grade paramedic.  Amanda says that it was the support of her tutor at ATL which led to her success.  Not just teaching but supporting her to believe in herself that she could achieve.  Amanda has recommended her NHS paramedic work colleagues, two of whom have signed up to improve their FS Maths and English at ATL.

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.

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 Student reivews

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.”



“Achievement Training has helped me in just less than 6 months to find a job! I
completed work experience and my training advisor Rita helped me a lot and she was always
there to answer any queries I had”

Phoebe Elliott

The traineeship not only improved my day-to-day work organisation but also challenged
me to think differently which helped to broaden my mind”  I am now progressing with Achievement Training to the next level in Maths and have a full time job.

“Achievement training has really been the best thing that happened to me I was struggling a lot at the start of the year not knowing where I was going in life but since joining and having a dedicated tutor right there helping me has been the best thing for me I have completed two courses and passed both and I then went on to get my maths which I never thought was possible, if it wasn’t for my tutor I would not have been able to do it. Achievement Traning really is the best place.”

Georgia-may Gough – January 2022


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.”


Business Solutions

From Maddie Burton 
I completed my Business Admin apprenticeship at achievement training in 2015 and I cannot thank them enough. Everything I have achieved stems from my time with achievement training, not only providing me with the knowledge but also the support and confidence that I could achieve my goals. I am so grateful for my time with achievement training, thank you for allowing me to become successful, you really made me believe in myself!

“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.”  

I would like to thank you Kady for supporting me and pushing me through this unit. I could not of done this without you being right there when I have needed the help. You are a really good tutor and I am grateful I had you as my tutor. Thank you for helping me through this unit and the whole Level 4! Out of all my college tutors I’ve had in the past you have been the most supportive one and I cannot thank you enough for getting me through this course.”



Childcare and Education

The early Years Practitioner Level 2 June 2023

“Thank you so much Kat, I have really loved having you as my tutor. I still cant believe I’ve done it! I never thought I would get through it, I couldn’t of done it without your support

Thank you Michelle “


“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

Christopher Ralphs –
I started my apprenticeship in 2007, working in IT for a separate company but the learning aspect of my apprenticeship was with ATL. I was not being treated fairly at the external workplace,

and when my Tutor caught wind of what was happening they immediately offered me a role to complete the workplace aspect of my apprenticeship with ATL as well as the learning side – so my entire apprenticeship was done with ATL. They really took me under their wing and made sure that I was given equal opportunities as an apprentice, and not treated any less during my training than any other member of staff. As I progressed through my career, I moved to China and I am now the principal of a school in China, working closely with the business owners to develop several more education establishments in and around our city, Shenzhen. The staff at ATL have made such an impression on my life, that when I came back to visit family in England this year I popped in to say hello to a few friendly faces who still remain at ATL after 16 years, and who remembered me instantly. That special family community feel they have speaks volumes on the impact they are having on their learners, apprentices, and staff, and you really feel like a valued member of the team no matter how long or short your time there is. Thank you ATL for teaching me to always strive for the best and not settle for unfair treatment, to build a community of colleagues that you can trust and rely on, and for giving me the essential stepping stones I needed to kick start my career as well as a firm foundation that is happy to see my face after all this time!

“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