I am the CEO of Hassocks Academy and the Education & Training Academy. We are corporate training specialists.
About me, I can personally deliver over 30 accredited courses but I specialise in the teaching and training process. I teach good trainers to be great trainers and teach companies to create effective training programmes that work.
We offer a wide range of professional training in areas such as:
• Corporate training
• Training Needs Analysis
• Compliance training courses - first aid, health and safety, mental health
• Project Management training courses - Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner
• ISO Quality Management courses - ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 18001
• Leadership training courses
• Business courses
• Personal Development courses
• Train the Trainer courses
• FE Teacher Training courses - Education and Training
• Assessor training courses - CAVA
• Internal Quality Assurance training courses - IQA
We differ from many training providers because we concentrate on the complete ‘learner journey’.
Not only do we provide all the materials you’ll need, a personalised study plan, and a quick guide to complete your qualification, but we also believe you should be able to trial your course risk free. So, we don’t take payment until 14 days after you sign up in case you change your mind!
It’s a wide range of subject areas to cover, however I am a highly experienced corporate trainer and know how to apply the theory to the learners in front of me so that they get the best experience from ETA.
If you would like me to review your company’s training provision, or carry out a needs assessment, please just get in touch through the contact form on this page.
I have completed Unit 1, of the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. I decided to undertake this course, in order to add to my First Aid teaching and assessing experience, as I am setting up my own business, and felt it was important to be up to date and relevant with all current assessing guidelines.
Having completed the course, I aim to be able to teach and assess more subjects, work more flexible hours that suit, and create a much-improved work/life balance!
I completed the course via online video conference, and then completing workbooks, that were assessed and verified. Matt hosted the video calls, with a great mixture of professionalism and humanity, that put us at ease and ensured we were comfortable asking questions, when necessary, as well as giving us the information needed, to complete the workbooks effectively. Matt was very open to clarifying points where required, and also happy to engage in 1 to 1 sessions that were very welcome on occasion.
Now that the course is completed, I feel more confident in being able to assess potential candidates more accurately, and with greater relevance too. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt as a teacher for any subject, his manner and style of teaching are excellent and the support available from him and his team is first classAdrian Gibson - 15/03/2022
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.Helen Costa - 04/02/2022
Matt was really helpful in setting me up, providing interesting learning opportunities and an easy assessment process. I did the Level 4 IQA qualification.
Thanks!Helen Costa - 04/02/2022
I have completed the education and training level 3 course.Scarlet - 20/01/2022
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.
I also will be looking at doing further courses with them. Highly recommend.
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!Rebecca Wong - 13/01/2022
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.Will Sheaff - 04/01/2022
I have just completed the online L3 CAVA 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.Mario Ellison - 05/01/2022