About Us

Husband and wife team, Adrian and Julie Cook first formed the company in 2011, previously trading as Apple Learning.    Julie is a Training and Development specialist with subject competencies in Health and Social Care, Child Care and Management.  Adrian is a Business Development specialist. Following Julie’s redundancy from a training management role in Central London, they combined their skills to form Apple Training Academy.

Initially, the company concentrated on the delivery of a suite of health and social care courses.  However, within 6 months this had increased to offering the NVQs.  Over the last 5 years the company has increased the courses and qualifications it offers to cover childcare, management and assessment and increased its staff to nearly 40 across the country.

We deliver courses in…

Our most popular QCF/NVQ courses are:

* Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF/NVQ)
* Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF/NVQ)
* Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care (QCF/NVQ)

The cost of each course includes online resources, regular support and feedback from your personal assessor and, on completion, a nationally-recognised QCF (NVQ) Diploma. There are no hidden charges.  We also offer qualifications in Dementia Awareness, End of Life, Activity Provision (for Activity Co-ordinators) and a large range of other health and social care and health and safety related qualifications.

Child Care Courses

Apple Training delivers a wide selection of the new Child care qualifications and short courses to enable you to provide the best quality care for the children in your care.

All of our QCF Diplomas (previously NVQs) in Children and Young People’s Workforce /Early Years Educator and the QCF Diploma Level 5 in Leadership in Children and Young People’s Services are delivered using:

* blended approach, combining distance learning using an e-portfolio and observation at your workplace
* delivery at a time and place that is convenient to you
* support from your assessor, who is an expert in the field of childcare, at a pace to suit you
* easy access to your own e-portfolio and other resources
* portfolio which enables you to either upload written documents, typed work, voice recordings or scanned documents

Delivery Method

All our accredited courses are delivered using a distance learning approach, providing you will full support and guidance from your allocated tutor and regular practice assessments and e-learning resources.  You will be provided with password access to your own e-portfolio and in most cases your assessor will also have to observe your working practice in real life situations.

Have a look through the courses below to choose which ones are suitable for your job role.  In most cases you will be expected to be observed in an appropriate job role to obtain the evidence required for your qualification.  However, some of our courses are knowledge-only courses.  Please call us on 0845 2997744 to discuss your needs further.

Training Qualifications

Apple Training Academy offers three flexible, affordable teaching courses.

Our courses give you the skills you need to train your workforce or other students, assess the vocational competency of your staff, and internally moderate the performance of teaching assessors.

We cater for all experience levels:

  • PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) is the starter teaching course. It enables you to train your own staff in-house, or train students in colleges.
  • TAQA (The Assessing Quality Assessment) used to be known as the A1 Assessor Award. It teaches you to assess students’ performance in vocational qualifications.
  • AQA (Assuring Quality Assessment) used to be known as the V1 Award. It lets you moderate the performance of assessors.

Develop your career in Accounting

We can take from an introduction into Bookkeeping Level 2 all the way through to AAT Level 3 in Accounting.

The AAT is the most recognised route to qualifications in Accounting.  These qualifications will develop your pathway to your accounting career.  You have a few options in what you can choose to do.  You can choose to study only one of the qualifications, take things easy by trying the AAt Level 2 Bookkeeping and then moving on to the Accounting qualifications or take the AAT Level 2 Accounting and the AAT Level 3 Accounting, one after the other.

To start off with, you do not need to be employed in an accounting role to get this qualification.  If you are, however, you may be able to use your existing work as some of the evidence towards your qualification.

Our business ethic:

We aim to provide fantastic quality training at an extremely competitive rate. We aim to make learning fun and also strive to ensure that the learning positively impacts on working practices. Apple Training Academy is committed to provide learning solutions that really improve the work performance of your staff.

Training alone is not the answer. We have a team of qualified Verifiers, Assessors, Trainers and Tutors who aim to make a difference to your staff and ultimately your company performance. We work hard to ensure your staff achieve their courses quickly, with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity.


We are always interested in speaking to new assessors in different areas around the country. If you are a qualified assessor, trainer or internal verifier please click below to view our vacancies and Job specifications.

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