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We want to be the best and to be the best, we need to focus on the complete learner journey and not just your certificate.
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The Complete Learner Journey

Have you ever been taught how to learn? Have you been taught how to get that promotion or to apply for a new job to use your new qualification? Our learning journey starts from helping you to determine which course is right for you depending on your learning style, time available, budget and long-term goals.

We will help you through your course in the quickest and easiest method using carefully devise learning materials. Once you’ve completed the course, we will help you to get to use your qualification to get the most from it whether that’s a pay rise, promotion, new job or start your own training academy.
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Our Vision

To remove barriers to learning by adopting latest training methods to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes to educate the next generation of teachers and trainers using proven learning strategies.
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Our Mission

We provide a safe an inclusive community for aspiring and experienced teachers, assessors and quality assurers to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes. ETA recognises that all learners have their own individual learning needs and devise individual learning plans to help our learners reach their goals.
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Accredited Training Organisation

We are an accredited training organisation and our company is accredited by various different awarding bodies.

We will tell you a little secret that all awarding bodies are pretty much the same, City and Guilds, NQUK, Pearson, CITB, etc. The only difference is their name. They may offer the same qualifications but they must meet regulatory and Ofqual requirements meaning, there is absolutely no difference to them.
Latest Reviews
I was offered the Level 3 Education and Training by my manager to meet business requirements i needed more hours and they wanted another trainer at work. I have completed the Education and Training course and it has allowed me to become a trainer at work i am now able to train new starters teaching a medical responder... course within my current job. Support was great i completed my training online and the course prepared me to deliver a micro teach as part of the course it has helped me to overcome any anxiety i had, Matt helped me without daily teams calls and emails as well as a lot of other resources online. I feel quite proud and definitely feel that I am more confident presenting to a group of individuals understanding the flow of a lesson and being able to create lesson plans and everything that is behind a lesson its helped me structure my lessons. It’s an all-round great course if you need to do the education and training course i would recommend Matt and the Education and Training Academy.read more
Darksoldier409
Darksoldier409
12:30 27 May 22
This course is fantastic I would recommend it to anyone. Matt is a fantastic trainer. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Matt for being amazing I’m so pleased I’ve completed this course.
Mandy Godfrey
Mandy Godfrey
06:30 11 May 22
Before I completed my education and training course, I found myself stuck trying to find work that I would enjoy. This course gave me the qualifications I needed to broaden my opportunities. It was so much easier for me to find a job I love and get started on my teaching journey. I achieved my Level 3 Award in Education... and Training online with the Education and Training Academy. Completing the course has really boosted my confidence and ability in the classroom. I’m now applying to work in my local college and I’m thinking of enrolling in the Level 4 Education and Training course with the education and training academy. I couldn’t recommend the Education and Training Academy enough; I got all the support I needed to complete the course at my own pace with the help of their amazing tutors.read more
Sage Knight
Sage Knight
10:45 13 Apr 22
For years I've struggled to fit in and find something to suit me I was tired of not fitting in and wanted to do something what makes me happyI've now built up the confidence and knowledge to follow my dreams and get into my dream role as a tutor.I took the Level 3 Award in Education and Training course and completed it... distance learning with the education and training academy where I had a lot of help and support from the tutor who helped me build confidence in myself to believe in myself to get through the qualificationI feel happy and confident and ready to move into my dream job role where I know I will feel like I fit in and happy to go to work everydayI'm looking at moving into a full time job where I can pass on my knowledge to others.read more
Daz Johnson
Daz Johnson
18:32 12 Apr 22
I completed my Level 3 in Education and Training through the Education and Training Academy last year. The mix of self study and online tutoring/videos worked really well for me. Also the tutors are brilliant and are available to help via email. Highly recommend this company!
Kate Edwards
Kate Edwards
17:09 23 Mar 22
I recently had the pleasure of undertaking a Level 4 Internal quality assurance qualification with Hassocks training. I found the experience extremely beneficial. The instructor was kind , patient and really knew his stuff, nothing was too much trouble and everything was clearly explained. I would certainly recommend to... others.read more
Rebecca Anderson
Rebecca Anderson
15:05 23 Mar 22
Really easy from sign up, elearning and feedback. Any queries were answered in a timely manner. Thanks Matt!I have completed the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) of Assessment and Processes and Practice. This gives me a qualification to support the work I have done, to give me credibility and open... more doors. Enabling me to continue with IQA work flexibly.I completed my training online, mainly on my phone. The website was easy to follow through the lessons and complete the assessment documents. Matt helped by answering additional questions via email.I feel more confident with the quailification behind me.read more
Helen Austin
Helen Austin
15:35 04 Feb 22
I am currently undertaking the QNUK Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF), I aim to use this course to enhance the services that are on offer through my business. Meaning that I will be able to offer IQA services to other training providers in the area and... nationally.This will mean that I will be able to grow my business and my personal income!I attended the eLearning course that was run by Matt via teams and found this to be very informative and interactive. This eLearning really gave me the knowledge and tools to head completing the assessments that were later sent through by email. Matt has been extremely helpful throughout the whole course, I have sent couples amounts of emails and sent him many messages for support and guidance, he has always been happy to help and supportive.Now that I have submitted the assessments I feel that I have a good understanding of what is expected of me as an IQA and I am looking forward to exploring this new area of work!read more
Craig Sharples
Craig Sharples
16:48 25 Jan 22
I completed the Level 3 Education and Training certificates with Matt from TheEducation and Training Academy in 2021.I genuinely enjoyed the course. Matt is a very helpful and personable teacher who really goes the extra mile to ensure all his students have everything they need. He made the course interesting and... informative and the portfolio straight forward to complete. This made it easy for me to fit the course in around my work and family commitments.Gaining a level 3 certificate has enabled me to take my small first aid business to the next level. I can now deliver qualification courses myself instead of out sourcing a trainer which will have a really positive impact to my earnings.I have been delivering various training courses through my job for a long time but being able to improve my understanding of how I can make the learning more accessible to the whole group will undoubtedly improve the quality of the courses I deliver.Ruth Kettle, Mini First Aid Herefordshire and Worcestershireread more
Ruth Kettle
Ruth Kettle
09:29 24 Jan 22
I have completed the education and training level 3 courses.I highly recommend this academy as it was so easy and flexible to complete the required course work. Everything was online and accessible. I felt I could contact an ask for help if there was something I didn’t understand.
scarlet howard
scarlet howard
15:00 20 Jan 22
I recently completed the Level 3 Teacher Training with Matt and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Lee Marsden
Lee Marsden
09:39 20 Jan 22
I completed the Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching under the tutelage of Matt. I've been looking to achieve this formal training qualification as a means of being able to teach more subjects (in my case first aid) to a higher standard, and I'm really pleased with the training I received. Our class took part in a... series of group video seminars, were provided with a workbook to complete, alongside pre-recorded lectures and online quizzes and slides to work through. I returned a portfolio of essays, and took part in a Microteach assessment with my class. I'm really delighted with the training I received, and I'm looking forward to being able to teach new subjects, and award nationally recognised first aid qualifications, thanks to the course I've completed.read more
Will Sheaff
Will Sheaff
12:10 17 Jan 22
I recently completed the Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment with the Education and Training Academy. I decided to do the course to help me in my understanding of assessments; their structure, standards and required evidence for Apprenticeship learners. I have recently become a... trainer for an apprenticeship course and this assessment course has given me a fuller understanding of the whole process. I believe it has helped me to better support learners and guide them in building their evidence to go towards their end point assessments.I attended the virtual sessions with Matt which consisted of 2 days training. The timing was flexible enough for me to easily work on it around my other commitments. I found the sessions to be welcoming and interactive. Matt is a really knowledgeable trainer and took an interest in each person’s background and experience in order to use relevant examples to help us all relate to the material more easily. I found the breadth of material supplied to be well put together and really useful; it helped me to absorb the information more easily and to build my portfolio in preparation for assessment. The communication throughout was great and Matt was really supportive and responsive when I needed help. Thanks so much Matt!read more
Rebecca Wong
Rebecca Wong
14:28 13 Jan 22
I have just completed the online course with Matt at the Academy. I needed this qualification as I had previously completed the PTTLS course but needed the extra assessor’s element to allow me as a first aid instructor to assess and certify students. I am also working to become my own centre for the awarding body, so this... qualification really hit the spot.The online learning that Matt provided was fantastic, and it allowed me to learn at my own pace, with lots of extra support available both in the classroom and afterwards via online chat or email. All teaching sessions were recorded, which really helped me go over the areas that I needed to re-examine, and I found this a real help. The environment created by Matt put all the learners at ease, which made for a more productive learning experience. He was always on hand to offer support, which is often the greatest drawback of online learning. Matt bridged this gap seamlessly.This online learning and support then allowed me to complete the practical elements at my place of work by assessing my peers in the workplace. I got the opportunity to put the skills learnt into practice, such as formulating assessment methods and strategies. The practical elements of the course gave me a great understanding of the assessment process, it has really improved my knowledge and understanding in this field, and now I can provide a better service to my learners moving forward with my business.I would highly recommend using Matt as your next training provider. You will not be disappointed; his passion and experience will enrich your learning journey.read more
mario ellison
mario ellison
23:48 05 Jan 22
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Meet the Director and Your Tutor

My name is Matthew Reynolds and it is my goal to help you get your qualifications in the easiest and quickest way. There is no point beating around the bush, we are all busy so let’s help you get the knowledge you need in the most efficient way possible.

Unlike other training providers, I am putting my name and reputation on the line, I am not hiding behind logos, this is me, this is my company and I am accountable for you to reach your goals.

I am a qualified lecturer, assessor, internal quality assurer and have been for 20 years. I am also a consultant for awarding bodies still maintaining CPD performing external quality assurance on other centres and write apprenticeship qualifications. My specialty is training, whether that’s in the classroom or in the workplace, my job is to create training programmes that meet individual learning needs and deliver on that promise which I absolutely do.
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Our Ground Rules

Our ground rules is not only our company culture at the First Aid Training Academy but our expectations of our tutors and every learner inside and outside of the classroom. 
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uthenticity 
Being true to our own personality, values and spirit, regardless of the pressure we are under to act otherwise. 
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quality
Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.
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rustworthy
Whom you can place your trust and rest assured that the trust shall not be betrayed.
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PD
Commitment to continuing professional development to improve ourselves.
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wareness
Awareness of the impact that our own actions and behaviours have upon ourselves and others. 
V
alue Diversity
Respecting the differences within each other embracing our differences for a greater experience. 
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chievement
Using SMART goals to help us reach our objectives.
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ndividual
Recognising that each of us has our own individual learning needs and we support each other to help achieve our needs.
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uality
Commitment to providing our best work.
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ccountability
The acceptance of responsibility for our own actions.
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