About the Academy

Formed in 1996, t2 group has grown to become one of the largest training organisations in the UK

t2 Academy

Formed in 1996 to help young people gain employment with training, we have grown to become one of the largest training and coaching companies in the UK. Staying true to our roots, our founding Directors still work in the business, getting involved in helping all of our learners develop their skills in the workplace.

t2 academy works with young people aged 16-24 to help them secure their dream career. Through a series of engaging sessions ,upskilling in maths and English, work placements and mock interviews with the civil service, we aim to progress our learners onto the next chapter in their lives in whatever their chosen area may be.

There is plenty of help and support along the way, you can take advantage of the 1;1 sessions available in maths and English or join our maths and English clubs.

t2 academy are based in the heart of the city of Bristol. With easy access links locally and further afield, we take the approach that if young people can travel to us, we can work with them. We reimburse all travel fares.

We occupy floor 3 in Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol. We have three large training rooms, all fully equipped with the latest IT equipment, two offices and a conference room, We have the capacity to work with learners on a 'roll on roll off' basis throughout the year.

Our team is made of experienced and qualified teachers and managers. Between us we have over 50 years experience of working with young people in various different capacities. We are experienced, motivated and dedicated to helping our young people achieve their full potentials.

Take a look below and meet our Centre Manager and our Academy Development Manager.

Meet...Centre Manager Liz Barker

Liz Barker

Hello my name is Liz Barker and I am the Academy Manager here at t2 . I have been here for nearly 2 years now. My role is very varied. I manage the contracts and all that goes on behind the scenes, but I am fortunate enough that a large part of my role is working directly with learners and supporting them with various activities, such as 1:1 job support, coaching and mentoring.

I am always very conscious that young people and education are changing all the time. For me it’s about keeping up with contractual requirements, but ensuring that our provision is exciting, cutting edge and most importantly that we continue to get good results for the young people we work with.

Learner feedback is so important to me and everyone here at t2 , it drives our provision and we love to get formal and informal feedback. We use this feedback to implement positive changes. The Academy was recently awarded a Grade 1 'Outstanding' for our provisions that we run here. This was a huge personal achievement for myself, leading a team to this result , but most importantly an amazing result for the Academy, the staff and the learners, without whom we wouldn’t be here. Our team here are t2 are passionate,dedicated and flexible and I feel very proud to be part of this Academy.

Meet...Academy Deputy Manager Matt Lewis

Matt Lewis

Hello, I'm Matt the Deputy Manager here at the Academy and I have been working here at t2 for the past 2 years.

My role as the Deputy Manager is extremely varied which makes no two days the same, my main responsibilities within the Academy are to process management information systems which track Academy success data to aid efficiency and overall effectiveness of our curriculum and delivery of qualifications.

I also take the lead with curriculum development, ensuring that our tutors have the frameworks needed to deliver the qualifications we offer. Ensuring learners progress into a positive outcome is the main driver behind my passion for the job, working in education over the past seven years there is nothing more painful than seeing the same faces bounce around the system.

I am a firm believer that working in education is about 'building people up' to ensure that they improve on all aspects of their life, t2 is not only about gaining qualifications.

Outside of work my main passion is sport and fitness, I have played rugby since a young age and represented my county and local club 'Old Recliffians' on a competitive level in the National Rugby League.


OFSTED Grade 1 Outstanding Inspection

"The matching of learners individual aspirations to relevant and constructive work experience is outstanding..."

Our Academy’s OFSTED Grade 1 Outstanding inspection in June 2015 (our 1st) sums up our provision. “A very high proportion of learners make exceptional progress in the development of personal, social and employability skills, their progression into work, Apprenticeships or further education is outstanding. The matching of learners individual aspirations to relevant and constructive work experience is outstanding; staff have developed positive and well established partnerships with a wide range of employers; they use these to create excellent work placement opportunities for learners, frequently resulting in full time work or Apprenticeships for the learners on completion. Study programmes are outstanding; skilfully managed activities are carefully designed to meet individual needs very well; learners enjoy their learning and attendance and punctuality are good. Initial guidance for learners are outstanding; parents, carers, schools and agencies working with young people value the extended guidance given by staff supporting and encouraging young people to re-engage with learning.”


NUS Apprentice Extra Card

Available to all t2 Apprenticeship Academy learners!

Click here to apply for NUS card

As a learner at t2 Apprenticeship Academy you can save money with an NUS Apprentice extra card. The card provides discounts on over 120 high street and online retail partners (saving card holders up to £525 per year). Enjoy 5% discount at Amazon.co.uk, 25% off the student priced cinema tickets at Odeon and 10% off New Look clothing both online and instore! Plus many more.
Please enter t2 group as your place of study. The card costs £11 and is valid for one year.