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At The Vocational Academy, we are dedicated to providing expert apprenticeship training and education programmes. Our offerings include Senior Leader Level 7, management, electrical engineering, business administration, HR, residential care, and more. Our goal is to become a leading provider of high-quality education.

We have embraced a blended approach to learning, utilising online platforms and our dedicated specialist campuses and facilities. Our campuses are designed with a commitment to merging the best elements of college education with a personalised touch. This includes smaller class sizes, a dedicated tutor, your own learner engagement officer, and a mentor, among other benefits.

Our extensive facilities range from expansive sport and fitness centres in the South and East of England to specialist training campuses covering electrical engineering, renewables, and comfortable classrooms for theory sessions across various sectors.

We are genuinely dedicated to being your preferred choice as you embark on your educational journey.

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Find your Apprenticeship

We provide a comprehensive range of apprenticeships, following a blended approach that combines online learning with in-person delivery (we can also arrange workplace visits). Click below to explore our full apprenticeship offerings.

Employers - Get in touch

Allow us to assist you in taking your business to the next level. Whether you have prior experience with apprenticeships or are new to the concept, our expert team is here to support you. Click below to discover our apprenticeship programmes and next steps.

Our Facilities

Specialist Centres

From dedicated training campuses covering all sectors to our outstanding sport and fitness facilities.

Learning Support

All tutors are assigned to smaller groups to provide a personalised touch. Additionally, you will have your learner engagement officer for ongoing support and motivation.

Advanced Online Facilities

From utilising Aptem for apprenticeship portfolio development to our integrated online learning platform featuring workshops, quizzes, and more. A comprehensive learning solution.

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The TVA Team

Meet our senior leadership and management team. We are growing, and our success is attributed to the unwavering commitment of our entire team to TVA and our principles.

All our tutors are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields, with many still actively working in their sectors and achieving remarkable success. Our operations team operates with integrity and ensures that every learner receives continuous support throughout their journey with us by tirelessly meeting their needs.

Click the button below to see the whole TVA family.

Michael Rickards

Michael Rickards

Director & CEO
Matthew Read

Matthew Read

Director & BD Lead
Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson

Director & Contracts
Amber Tapsell

Amber Tapsell

Chief of Operations
Millie Glover

Millie Glover

Operations Manager

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