Just wanted to say many thanks for the excellent H&S training you provided us with last Thursday and yesterday. All 4 of us agree that although we have had a number of refresher courses over a significant number of years of teaching, this was by far the best and most comprehensive.

 We will not hesitate to get you back in again when the need next arises.

Head of Faculty, Gordano School

Just a quick thank you for all of the support and information that you shared with me on the training course yesterday. 

 I have passed on your details to our Deputy Head who oversees Health and Safety compliance and recommended you for the future.

It was a real pleasure to attend your training yesterday and very beneficial for my teaching of KS3 Product Design.

SMHS course, Churchill School

It has had a dramatic impact on our practice here are the Bridge Achievement Centre. Our health and safety processes have moved from a cumbersome format to a much slicker operation that covers everything from maintenance to classroom practices. We have already implemented some of the practical elements within lessons and will continue to do so when and wherever possible. Having last completed DATA training five years ago I found your training invaluable. It was tailored for our needs with the added benefit of completing it within our workshop environment. I recommend Practical Training Ltd without reserve and that any DT practitioner undertake a similar level of training, a more enriching learning experience available to learners will follow.

Martin Groves

Head of design and technology at the Bridge Achievement Centre

I just wanted to thank you for a very thorough two day course. It was made so that we couldn't get bored or restless as we were hands on making things but still reminding us at the same time of all the safety issues that need to be with us at all times!

It was a pleasure working with someone with 'old school' skills and good safety knowledge.

Thank you also, for the cups of tea and biscuits. They went down very well !


Jan Gratland

LSA for design and technology at Bedminster Down School

I would like to say a huge thank-you for the Health and Safety Training you provided over two days. The training was interesting, informative and really enjoyable. The experience gave me a hands on experience of creating a product whilst learning to use the machines and tools within the workshop in the correct and safe manner. Overall the two days gave me an opportunity to understand the importance of safety in and around the workshop which has given me the knowledge to pass on to our students. Thank-you as I am now much wiser and more aware of risks that could arise within the environment and am more able to identify those risks and rectify any problems.

Much appreciation

Karen Berry, The Ridings Federation, Winterbourne

"Rhys truly is a fantastic teacher and role model for the industry. He is able to teach, organise and guide you through a huge range of skills - all the time keeping you engaged and passing on his passion for the subject. His natural ability to adapt his teaching/lessons to meet the different levels/backgrounds of learners plus factoring in time restraints, facilities and equipment means the workshop always seems to run so smoothly and everyone comes away feeling proud and confident. I thank Rhys for the time and energy he puts into not only ensuring we practice health and safety in the workshop and learn how to handle machines, tools and materials but we come also away with an awareness of how the industry works as a whole and how we as future teachers can pass this knowledge onto our students. Thanks Rhys."

katie Black, SKE student. UWE, Bristol

Thanks again for the course yesterday it was very informative, has put my mind at ease and has given me a structured document which I feel able to adapt and adopt for our schools food and textiles dept. The pace was perfect and I appreciated your patience with my lacking IT skills.

Technician, SCHS core portfolio training 

Thank you for the training yesterday, the whole team found it really valuable and extremely well delivered by yourself.

Curriculum Team Leader for Art,Design & Technology

Thanks for the training day ,everyone really enjoyed it and we all came away from it more confident and knowledgeable.

S1HS and S8HS health & safety training


Thanks for yesterday it was great to work with you and the way that you put the training over was commendable

Head of Dept, S1HS and SMHS health & safety training



Thank you for providing such an interesting and fun course; one of the best I have attended.


HLTA comment following SMHS health & safety training





"Thank you for the excellent safety training you provided for us at our school, it was comprehensive, informative and delivered in an enjoyable and easy to follow manner."

Head of faculty, Health and safety training.




"The training I received on health and safety was highly interesting, informative and very useful. It will be invaluable in the design technology classroom environment. I found it was the most worthwhile training I've ever undertaken, thank you Rhys!"

Teaching assistant referring to SMHS course.




“I attended the day course for BS4163 Health & Safety for DT in Schools. As a Learning  Mentor I found the course extremely informative and interesting it was delivered in an informal manner which made it easier to engage.


Actually making a product whilst going through the processes and equipment  used as well as the  Health and Safety issues involved made it easier to understand and worked really well.


Also knowing  there would be a completed product to take away with at the end of the day was really motivating.


I know this will make me far more effective when supporting students within the workshop.


A great day”


Learning Mentor referring to SMHS course

I am extremely pleased that every course I have delievered has resulted in positive feedback. Below are some of the comments I have received. 

I am proud to have provided training for many schools and establishments, including ...


  • Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter

  • Wellsway School, Keynsham

  • Brimsham Green School, Yate

  • Ysgol Cwm Rhondda

  • ARW Primary, Portskewett

  • Delegated Services, Bristol & surrounding areas.

  • St Jullian's Secondary, Newport

  • Southborough Secondary, London

  • Bridge Achievement Centre, Newport

  • Hawthorn Secondary, Pontypridd

  • King Henry v111, Abergavenny 

  • Wyedean school, Gloucestershire 

  • St Mary Redcliffe and temple, Bristol

  • Deer park, Cirencester

  • Newport high school

  • Monmouthshire County Council

  • Radyr school, Cardiff

  • Archbishop McGrath, Brackla, Bridgend

  • Crickhowel secondary school

  • Cyfarthfa secondary school, Merthyr

  • Ridings academy, Yate

  • Rednock School

  • Ysgol Llanhari

  • Ysgol Bro Edern, Cardiff

  • Eastern HIgh, Cardiff

  • Bedminster Down School, Bristol

  • Dufryn High School

  • Chepstow Comprehensive School

  • Redland Green, Bristol

  • Caldicot School, Monmouthshire

  • St Bernadettes Catholic school, Bristol

  • Ceredigion County Council

  • University of the West of England

  • Bradley Stoke Community School

  • Ridings academy, Winterbourne

  • Ysgol Iolo Morganwg, Cowbridge

  • Gordano High School, Portishead

  • Pembroke Primary, Monmouthshire

  • Thornwell Primary Monmouthshire

  • Undy Primary school, Monmouthshire

  • Rogiet Primary School, Monmouthshire

  • Shirenewton Primary School, Monmouthshire