Delivering Quality Training &

Apprenticeships for over 25 years

Helping businesses and learners to achieve excellence through quality education.

Straight A Training strive to support employers and learners with their training and apprenticeship needs, providing advice and guidance to ensure the best for their business and an individual’s social mobility and career progression.

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We offer expertise

in a diverse range of sectors

Straight A Training are an independent, nationwide Apprenticeship Training Provider, rated as 'Good' by Ofsted. We specialise in the following sectors: Business, Hospitality and Catering, Facilities Management, Learning and Development, Leadership and Management and Marketing.  We also provide a wide range of bespoke courses for employers based on their individual needs.

Hospitality & Catering

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Business Management

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Facilities Management

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Learning & Development

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Leadership & Management

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One of our main skills

we achieve and succeed with experience

With an in-depth knowledge of funding and a range of partners, Straight A can help employers to identify learning needs and then deliver cost effective, and funded or bespoke, learning.

Graded as Good in 2020 Ofsted describes our tutors as “highly-skilled” and “offering very effective advice and guidance to help ensure that learners work towards the qualifications best suited to their individual career aspirations."  The 2020 Ofsted report can be viewed here.

Straight A can also help individuals to access apprenticeship vacancies and qualifications through our employer partnerships.  Learners have the reassurance of knowing that they are in safe hands from that very first contact, right through to achieving a full qualification and gaining the knowledge and experience to support their existing career paths or embark on a new and exciting journey.

We've been delivering exceptional

training since 1999

Started in 1999 by Jayne Raftery and Mathew Nutt, who are still actively involved in all aspects of the business, Straight A has grown robustly and consistently and today has a multi-cultural team of dedicated tutors helping learners achieve qualifications in a range of sectors and occupations as defined by the apprenticeship standards.

Working with a variety of businesses ranging from high profile market leaders to start ups and small businesses, the team strive to share their expertise and ensure that every learner benefits from one-to-one guidance to achieve their qualifications, whatever stage of their career they may be at.

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Our Vision

To inspire people to learn and to become the best they can be.

Key facts about Straight A...
2023 - Matrix Standard Reaccredited 2020 - Ofsted Grade 2 rated Good
Years of providing quality training
65 %
Of apprentices achieve a distinction
73 %
Of apprentices rated us 9/10 or 10/10 for their overall experience in 2022
Years is the average staff retention of Straight A Training tutors
Different apprenticeship standards are offered with experience and expertise
Partners & Testimonials

The fantastic and varied list of clients we work with include companies such as:

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