Aspiration Training has provided training for our two most recent trainee dental nurses, both now qualified and registered with the General Dental Council and is our choice again this year for our newest member of the Smiles Better team. We are delighted with the quality and standard of training provided.

Jill Robinson | Practice Manager, Smiles Better Dental Practice.

My experience of working with Aspiration Training Ltd, and my assessor Samantha Rose, has been full of ups and downs, the downs being on my side!!! There has been days, weeks when I have just had no belief in myself, or my ability to complete this journey, but now I have. Samantha has been there, and in my eyes has become more than just my assessor, she has not only supported me, encouraged me with my course work, be it in person, text or on the phone, but she has become a friend! She has seen me at my worst points, and offered me a listening ear. There have been many laughs, and also tears, without her encouragement I simply would never have done this. Genuinely, her patience and perseverance has been a massive part of me getting to this point, and, I simply can’t thank Samantha and Aspiration Training enough - for not giving up on me!!

Natalie O'Hare | Apprentice

The company I got involved with was Aspiration Training Ltd, and my recruitment officer was Rachel Bent. I went for an apprenticeship in Level 2 child care and got given an interview and got offered the job. I found the recruitment process very straight forward and rapid, as when I went for my assessment with my recruitment officer, the next day I got given an interview to work in two primary schools. The process is simple and supportive as they give you more options on what other vacancies are available and advice courses that will help you get more qualifications. You don’t feel under pressure during the assessment and interviews, as Aspiration Training Ltd staff are there to help and guide you through your choices. They are a very friendly team and I would definitely recommend people to get involved with this.

Shernelle Fogarty | Helping Hands Nursery

We have built a good working relationship with Aspiration Training Ltd, particularly with Bernie & Tracy Jarrett. Bernie is always happy to help us with new apprentices. She will also help us with General enquired and show an attention to detail. Tracy Jarrett is an outstanding assessor she has worked with us for many years, she delivers up to date child care courses with our apprentices with excellent strategies and understanding. She will work with our diaries to arrange appointments that are convenient to us and Aspiration Training Ltd.

Tracy Phillips | Area Manager | Primetime Nursery

As a developing SME in the childcare sector I have felt totally supported and nurtured as an employer who has actively engaged in Workforce Development with Aspiration Training since 2010 through apprenticeship programmes and Job Growth Wales scheme. The personal touch delivered by the team during sign up, in depth monitoring and completion reviews have exceeded my expectations and I would recommend them without hesitation. As a result of their dedication to both our learners and organisation we have successfully employed strong teams of motivated individuals who are committed to continuous development.

Lisa Thomas | CEO Camau Cyntaf I Ddysgu - 1st Steps to Learning

I have been a student with Aspiration Training for the last year, studying my level 5 in Childcare and management. I must admit, being a mum and running a business, going back to further education did scare me a little bit as I was out of practice and wasn't sure if I could commit to it. The staff at Aspiration Training were amazing, they initially came out to have a chat with me and show me what they could offer. I realised that the course would be very beneficial to my current job role and agreed to enrol in the course. I instantly clicked with my new trainer and realised that I wouldn't be on my own and had plenty of support if needed by Aspiration Training. I was made very aware of the amount of work I needed to put in but also it was at my own pace. I was given realistic time scales in preparing written work and didn't feel the work load too much between working life and other activities. I am now nearly at the end of my course and I couldn't be anymore thankful to both Emma and Diane Feltham from the Aspiration team for helping me through this year. The Aspiration team have always been courteous, friendly and a great help either on the phone or via e-mail or through a visit to the nursery. Many Thanks to all who has helped me. It is greatly appreciated.

Claire Thomas | Manager at Teifi Tots Nursery

I use Aspiration Training for the delivery of Health and Social Care QCF qualifications and Hospitality qualifications. The manner of the signing up Tutors and assessors are second to none. They always deliver the training with a professional attitude and care about the way they work with their learners. The qualifications are carried out in a time scale to meet the deadlines of delivery but each assessor/tutor ensures to take all concerns the learner may have into consideration to provide a quality support system. As Manager of Plasygarn Residential Home within the Hafod Care group I am proud to say that my staff have gained a qualification with Aspiration training and look forward to progressing new staff to meet their expectations.

June Clark | Manager Hafod Care Association

Aspiration training have been working with Kaleidoscope childcare LTD for the last 3 years. Over this time they have been an important part of our goal to have a developing and well trained work force. Aspiration training have provided us with apprentices who are reliable and have a genuine passion to work with children. Our apprentices have mostly gone on to stay with us at the end of their apprenticeship due in part to their mentoring from Jackie Margetts who is an inspirational mentor. She helps apprentices of all abilities to have the confidence to believe in their own development and is always available to talk to. The team that we liaise with include Rachel Bent, Jackie Margetts and Alan Lovett who have all been professionals and supportive in their work to bot the apprentices and the nursery. We would recommend Aspiration training to other early years settings as they deliver every time. We hope to continue to work with Aspiration Training for many years to come.

Damon Perks | Officer in charge | Kaleidoscope Childcare Ltd

I am currently the Care Services area manager and have had direct contact with Aspiration Training on a weekly basis for over 10 years. I have found their service to be extremely well run and responsive to the needs of both my care management staff and the staff on the ground they provide a service for. The clear lines of communication allow for information to be passed back and forth easily. The assessors and tutors are extremely helpful and passionate about their job roles; this attitude is then passed on to the care staff which in turn delivers an excellent service. I have found the whole team at Aspiration Training professional. Due to the close working relationship Sevcacare has with Aspiration Training we are also able to monitor the development of the workforce giving us great opportunity to promote from within further developing the workforce once they have achieve the necessary qualification. At present we have 90% of the workforce who have achieved their level 2 and 37% working towards their level 2 and above. Moving forward I believe these number can only improve and this is testament to the hard work and commitment shown by Aspiration Training and the whole team. Aspiration Training has become a very important part of the extended Sevacare family and I would to personally thank them for their help and support. Hope this continues long into the future.

Nicola Jayne | Care Services Area Manager Sevacare

Sneakers Childcare have been using Aspirations Training for many years to provide Early Years and Childcare NVQs for our staff team. Recently we decided we wished to offer an apprenticeship within our two nurseries. I contacted Lisa Venables at Aspirations to see if they could help us. From the outset the communication and service provided by Lisa has been first class. Lisa listened carefully to the type of candidate we required and when advertising the apprenticeship vacancy followed our requirements exactly. She kept me fully informed of the candidates she was meeting, emailing across CVs of those she felt would be suitable. We have recently taken on our first apprentice and the experience that we have had with Aspirations has been so positive that we are now in the process of recruiting a further two apprentices.

Karyn Maddison | Manager of Little Sneakers Nursery

As an established domiciliary care provider in South East Wales, we have regularly engaged with Aspiration Training. My employees are always made to feel at ease, by Business Development Manager Alyson Dale and her Team, who spend valuable time reassuring the more nervous students of what to expect, explaining the full range of support available. I have seen my employee’s blossom into confident individuals, who now have the underpinning knowledge to deliver exceptional standards of support to vulnerable adults in the community. I too completed my qualification with Aspiration, something I could not have done with any other training provider....I am confident that Aspiration will continue to meet the needs of ISS healthcare as we continue to develop our business, through the training and development of exceptional staff. Aspiration training maintain a personalised family feel to the way they conduct business.

Nicola Tucker | Regional Manager City and County Healthcare Group

The Recruitment Adviser Bernie Stone at Aspiration Training Ltd has been extremely helpful when I was looking for an apprenticeship, as well as supporting me when I had started the course. I am extremely happy I chose an apprenticeship through them and would urge anyone wanting to pursue an apprenticeship to choose them.

Sophie Sutton | Apprentice at “Amanda's Precious Bubbles”

I have been very happy with the service Aspiration Training Ltd has provided my practices (Newport Road Dental Clinic). The service has been very user friendly and easy to access for a small busy business like us.

Dr S Yeganeh | Newport Road Dental Clinic

I have been a student at Kiddy-Winks Day Nursery now for 6 months, enjoying every aspect of my training to be a nursery assistant. This is a job I have always been interested in and Aspiration Training has helped me gain one step further to achieving my qualification for a job I am passionate for, I am grateful for Lisa Venables for giving me all the help she did, starting my qualification she made me feel at ease straight away and also for all the help Jess and Alan have given me: Thank you so much!

Danielle Breakwell – Apprentice at Kiddywinks Day Nursery

Aspiration Training has trained several of my employees and we are always happy with the great quality we receive.

Xenis Ioannides | Wilson Road Dental Surgery Cardiff

From the first moment I met Lisa at my Interview she has been very helpful and supportive. I have now started at the Nursery and started on my Level 2. Qualification and I know she is always There if I am stuck in any situation. Aspiration Training as a Company are very supportive when Looking for and starting an Apprenticeship.

Gemma CLee | Learner testimonial

For months I was trying to find an apprenticeship, I wasn't having any luck at all. I came across Aspiration Training when I applied for an apprenticeship. I went to an interview with Rachel Bent who was friendly and helpful and she explained the roles and duties I would have to partake in. Throughout looking for an apprenticeship Rachel has supported me loads and did help me find an apprenticeship. I am now signed up to a level 2 apprenticeship in health and social care and couldn't be happier, I am very thankful for Rachel's help.

Renay Vassell – Apprentice at The Willows

I have only started recently at my apprenticeship with Little Sneakers Nursery but already I have had tremendous support from Aspiration Training's Lisa Venables while starting out in my chosen career. I am confident that with her Continued Support I can develop further.

Jessica Blantford | Age 22 | Little Sneakers Nursery

I have been an Apprentice at Goldilocks Day Nursery for 2 weeks now. I am grateful for all the help Aspiration Traning’s Lisa Venables has given me and all the support to start my Childcare Course. I am confident my career will be taken further within time.

Lilly White | Age 18 | Apprentice at Goldilocks Day Nursery

My name is Annie Charles and I’m 18 years old. I’m currently a Nursery Assistant Apprentice at a Playgroup in my village, working towards a QCF Level 2 in Childcare. I was so excited when I opened my email regarding my application as I had been successful and was set up for an interview. I couldn’t believe how quick I had a response from Aspiration Training Ltd and the way that they organised everything for me. I had my interview with the manager of the Playgroup, spoke about a few points regarding the apprenticeship, organised a date when I would start and BOOM I got the apprenticeship – woohoo! I was so happy when the manager said ‘When can you start’ I said ‘ASAP’ Aspiration Training’s Bernie Stone was such as nice, helpful, caring person always updating me on what was happening and the service in which she provided was quick & I didn’t feel pressured or uncomfortable at any time during the time in which I spoke to her, this made me happy and confident towards my apprenticeship but also towards Aspiration Training Ltd as a whole. My tutor Jackie is also from Aspiration Training Ltd and she is very helpful too. In conclusion, I am impressed with the service in which they provide as it is quick and they get straight to the point which makes it easy for me. If I was to carry on working towards my Level 3 which my tutor said I could, I would go ahead with Aspiration Training Ltd, but I’m still thinking on what I would like to do, so we shall see nearer the time. I would highly recommend Aspiration Training Ltd to anyone who is thinking of joining their apprenticeship scheme and would give them 5/5 stars if they asked me to rate them in stars. THANK YOU ASPIRATION TRAINING!!

Annie Charles | Apprentice at a Playgroup

I'm very pleased with how Aspiration Training’s Hannah and Beth are helping me with my qualification! And I got help with letter I had to write for promotion and I got the job!!! Thank you Hannah and Beth!

Marie Hopkins – Sandfields – CARE UK

It makes my life considerably easier knowing that I can rely on Aspiration Training’s Wendy Franklin & Clare Pagett to deliver a high standard of professionalism and training to our staff. I believe successful candidates do not depend on the size of the training company, but on the people who oversee the trainees – which you are proving to me daily. Their engagement and adaptability allows any one of my staff members to learn and gain knowledge from subjects they are qualifying in. For this I would like to say a massive thank you!

Gemma Lawrence | Branch Manager Nationwide Care Services Ltd

Just sending this to you to let you know how pleased I am that I decided to train with Aspiration Training. When I first started my level 2 in Health and Social Care I was really apprehensive about all aspects of the work involved. Meeting my tutor Wendy Franklin for the first time I was a bit nervous as to what was expected of me but I needn't have worried as Wendy put me at ease straight away! All my meetings with Wendy have been good she took time to explain everything to me and helped me gain confidence in my Maths and English and has always been there if I needed to discuss any aspects of the course. I would recommend Aspiration training course to everyone!!

Dawn Woodward – Apprentice at Stanfield House Nursing Home