We work with and support a great many businesses throughout the South - West of England. We take great pride in providing the highest quality training whilst ensuring both staff and students are 100% satisfied with the service they receive. We welcome all feedback, some of which is shown below.
Just wanted to say, thank you so much for the course yesterday, the girls are all buzzing from it and can’t wait to get going. I really appreciate all the help and support GHQ gave us in getting the course organised for our salon.
Amanda Marsden, Owner of Amanda Marsden Salon
I have to say a very big thank you to GHQ overall for your professionalism in assisting us to find a Business Administrator. Our apprentice really has taken to this role so well and he is settling in as part of the family already. He is very proactive in everything he does and the tasks we give him are immediately dealt with and in a professional manner. From beginning to end the service, guidance, advice and support has been fantastic. GHQ go out of their way to source the right candidates for the role available, our apprentice is a perfect match.
Allison, Senior Account Manager, Bluescreen IT
Thank you very much Helen and Natalie for your excellent seminar presentation at the recent Business Network Event. It was very well recieved and the feedback has been superb. Your support of the network in this way is very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Helen & Russell, Business Network, Exeter
“As a small business it is very important that we get the right employee into the right role. GHQ has provided two excellent candidates through the apprentice scheme. They have helped train, support and guide both employees throughout their apprenticeships. As a new provider for such a scheme GHQ has been a valuable source of information and resource for myself. With GHQ the apprentices have felt that they are being trained in skills that will guide them throughout life and their chosen career path, from an employer point of view having an apprentice has only brought benefits to the workplace and has been a very positive experience”.
Teresa Nation, Practice Manager, Peverell Park Surgery
The service and help received from GHQ has proved invaluable in our search for a high-quality apprentice. By linking our organisation with a range of suitable applicants GHQ has enabled us to recruit a new team member who is rapidly proving to be an asset to the whole organisation.
The service and help received from GHQ has proved invaluable in our search, Data Team Leader, The Marine Biological Association
We opted to work alongside GHQ as a partner when selecting people for our two year Modern Apprenticeships. We were keen to work alongside a provider that delivered good support for modules and the opportunity for young people to regularly study alongside peers who were working in other settings. The standard of the young people we have had has always been exceptionally high and our links with their tutors are strong. We have always found them to be positive and encouraging to the young people they work with and professional in their dealings with us. They were extremely helpful during the selection process when we took on new apprentices.
Wendy Ridge, Cann Bridge School , Cann Bridge School
The Devon & Cornwall Food Association (DCFA) is a charitable organisation with limited financial backing. DCFA is absolutely delighted with the service received from GHQ Training in Plymouth. Having had a couple of false starts from other sources DCFA was beginning to lose faith in the National Apprenticeship Scheme but GHQ soon restored our faith. Nothing has been too much trouble, and the patience and understanding of both Managers and Staff has been beyond the norm. Our current apprentice is now firmly ensconced into our organisation and we have great faith in the backup that GHQ provides, both in advice and in the training provided. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending GHQ Training to others.Company Secretary - DCFA
GHQ soon restored our faith, Company Secretary, DCFA
Our students provide us with the most valuable feedback. We encourage each and every one of them to bring their views to our attention, both during and on completion of their qualification, so we can monitor exactly how we are doing. Here's what they think
I'm currently studying a VTCT Level 3 Hairdressing Studies Course every Wednesday. The course has given me a lot of knowledge which is taught in a helpful and easy way to ensure I understand. I am planning on continuing my studies at GHQ Training after I’ve completed this course and go on a do Level 3 Barbering Studies to widen my knowledge in the hair industry.
Chantelle Lake – Level 3 Hairdressing Studies Student
I am currently completing a VTCT Level 3 Hair Studies Course on a Wednesday. The course is run really well with massive amounts of knowledge being given in both theory and practical sessions. I am currently working in a salon and looking forward to joining my assessor, Dan, for the Level 3 Barbering Studies Course later in the year.
Abbie Emery – Level 3 Hairdressing Studies Student
I trained with GHQ when I left school they helped me through my apprenticeship and I qualified within two years. I came back 7 years later and they were still very happy to support me with my further training. Everyone is very helpful and lovely, nothing is too much trouble at all. Thank you GHQ for helping me improve in my career!
Kim Pope, Hairdressing Learner
I enjoyed the digital marketing course, the content was great and Garry was brilliant. He made it quite lighthearted and funny in places, the fact that he delivered it the way he did really helped. I learnt lots which I intend to use going forward particularly Linked In and Buffer.
Sarah Woodland, Forever Living Products
The CAVA course was delivered by Lara Streeton at my place of work (Fire School HMS Raleigh) over the period August 2017 to October 2017. Two of my work colleagues had completed the CAVA course prior to me. It took them two years so before the start of the course I was a little apprehensive, mainly about committing two years of my working life to the course. Once we had met our Instructor Lara she put both Mr Hartt and I at ease, explaining fully what the course was about, what she would give to us and what she expected from us. The course was well constructed and very well presented. At no time during tuition did I feel uneasy about anything that was asked of me. It was a course I fully enjoyed and understood. The merits of the course are limitless, learners will never run out! I am confident I will be able to use my new found skills and qualification. I also know that my learners will be better educated through my knowledge. I would strongly recommend this course to any training delivery person or company. The benefits of the course both to the individual and their employer are unlimited. CAVA gives confidence, empathy, and belief in both the Instructor and the Learners. A well worthwhile course (hats off to Lara & CAVA) Lara is a confident instructor with an abundance of knowledge and understanding. Lara would be an asset to any company and her delivery of this course was second to none. I have been in training delivery for more than 20 years of my working life and this is the best course I have ever done in respect to delivery. Very many thanks to all
Val Mitchell, Fire School HMS Raleigh
“I attended GHQ as a mature student, I completed the course with the help of the Head of Hairdressing, the lovely tutors and the GHQ recruitment team. Now I’m working in a salon, building up my clientele and loving it!”
Kerry Ireland, Level 2 Hairdresser
I can't recommend GHQ Training enough, the childcare team and especially Louise! I have had such a lovely experience over the past 3 years whilst completing my Level 2 and 3 NVQ Diplomas in Childcare. I have had such a supportive tutor and I'm going to really miss coming to GHQ Training! However, I am really looking forward to what my future holds. I would like to thank GHQ for having me as a student.
Millie Eaton, Childcare Apprentice
The Lash Lift course (July 2017) was really good and the GHQ staff who attended really enjoyed the day. We are looking forward to offering this new technique and excited to welcome new clients into the GHQ salon!
Gemma Stockwell, Beauty Therapist, GHQ Salon
The Lash Lift Course (July 2017) was an enjoyable day. The tutors provided us with thorough training and everything was explained really well which made everyone at ease and able to take in all the information!
Tina Partridge, Nail Technician and Beauty Therapist
Congratulations to Nicole Robinson for completing her NVQ Diploma in Nail Services! We wish you all the best for the future.
Nicole Robinson, Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services
I have very much enjoyed participating in Level 2 Beauty Therapy, this course has given me the skills I will take with me to any further career. By finishing my Level 2 it has given me the motivation to start level 3 and progress to the best of my ability in the beauty industry. I've made new friends during this course and loved every unit involved. Thank you so much to Sam Woods, Amie Williams, Claire Borrill and Nicky Walters for helping me get this far.
Sophie Bennett, Level 2 Beauty Therapy Dermalogica Student of the Year 2016
Hello, my name is Tara Lewis. I have been a learner of Nikki's for over a year now. I am happy to say I have completed my N.V.Q Level 3 in Support, Teaching and Learning and am now a qualified Teaching Assistant. I have to say that Nikki has been fantastic with me. I'm 37, busy with family and work and not too confident in my abilities when it came to core skills!! however my tutor has always kept me on track when I've worried about fitting it all in, she's kept a gentle nudge to encourage me to crack on with it at times and has always responded to me quickly when I've had any worries or handed anything in. Nikki has also managed to give me the confidence to achieve my core skills, the maths was of particular concern to me, Nikki worked hard to get my confidence up. The ICT was literally a start from scratch procedure as I haven't done any since aged 16...and have had my head buried in the sand with ICT since! Thanks to her patient tuition I managed to pass first time. I finally know that power point is not as complicated as it looks and I am so proud of everything I have achieved. It really has given me much more confidence. Thank you Nikki, for all you have done.
Tara Lewis, Support, Teaching & Learning