Read what our learners and clients think about us

At Portland Training, we work with thousands of individuals and organisations every year. Here’s what some of them have to say about us. 

Fantastic course

Fantastic course enjoyed and learned a lot, great tutor, very well-driven and knowledgeable, highly recommend.

Jamie Coleman


We had free funding to put our operatives through NVQs which was a very big task of about 200 operatives but Portland did it! They were efficient and always went the extra mile when needed.



The tutors have been exceptional, great knowledge and engaging the learners on the course. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career In security.

James Hudson


Malcolm was wonderful and set me at ease throughout the course. Thank you, Malcolm.

Matthew Jeffrey

Loved every minute

Absolutely loved every minute. Would recommend it to anyone.

Natalie Follett

Passionate and professional trainers

Excellent training, with passionate and professional trainers.

Sean Webb

Best courses

This has been one of the best courses I’ve been on and I will recommend the provider to others.

Caylem Leslie

Professional service

From start to finish, we received a professional service providing all the information we required to carefully choose the right courses to progress our worker’s skills further.

4 Oaks Roofing

Had fun

Had fun doing the course and the teacher was very helpful.

John Montgomery

Good learning experience

The training was informative and a good learning experience and the tutor was great

Lewis Loughton

Very professional

I really liked the teacher. Very professional in his work, the courses were very active and interesting. In general, I got a lot of positive knowledge and emotions.

Roman Bolgov

Clear and patient

Course was very informative and the tutor was clear and patient with us learners and allowed participation in the sessions which made it very fun to learn.

Tamuka Badza

Fantastic week

Was a fantastic week and great company. Very enjoyable.

Christopher Tomkinson


We hold The Portland Training Company in very high regard. The training and additional support they provide has helped contribute to the growth of the individual learners, their employers, and the region overall.

People Plus

Absolutely brilliant

Paul was absolutely brilliant. Excellent trainer, very knowledgeable and patient. I learned and gained a lot this week.

David Durrington

Increased my confidence

I really enjoyed my course and meeting the tutor and the other delegates. It increased my confidence and promoted my personal wellbeing. I also learned lots of useful information.

Karen Thomas

Really enjoyed the course

Paul was excellent in his approach and knowledge and very likeable. Really enjoyed the course.

Simon Taylor

Reliable and effective

Throughout our collaboration on SSW, Portland has been a very reliable and effective partner and we would not hesitate to work with Portland again on any similar opportunities in the future.

Steadfast Training

Professional and proactive

We have always found Portland to be professional and proactive with a wealth of knowledge of the Construction and training industry. Not only have they met our training requirements, but they have always been able to advise on topics such as grant payments and funding, both of which have helped Caldwell Construction recoup a large amount of monitor outlay in upskilling our operatives.

Caldwell Construction

Communication has been excellent

The service that we have received from Portland Training has been very good and the communication has been excellent. We will continue to use Portland Training for our training requirements due to the ease of arranging training and qualifications, and the fast response to queries raised.


10 out of 10

I enjoyed my course and thought Paul explained the course very well. Would recommend the course to anyone. 10 out of 10

Wayne Lord

Excellent customer service

Portland have always provided excellent customer service and been very proactive in terms of keeping us updated with new courses, funding schemes and changes in legislation. Feedback from our site operatives is an important factor and has always been of a positive nature.

MacDonald Surfacing

Great tutor

Nigel was a great tutor, very helpful and gave us a good understanding of the course didn’t feed us too much info at once so that we fully understood what we were learning. Would like to thank him a lot.

Wesley Millington

Brilliant tutor

I had a brilliant tutor who had lots of experience and I could learn a lot.

Mehdi Pourmosa

Great tutor interaction

Great tutor interaction, good resources used and relevant facts and information, which has given me the confidence to go forward and find a worthwhile job.

Stuart Bain


My tutor was engaging, knowledgeable and funny. I personally appreciate these qualities greatly, as they make me much more interested in completing a course to the best of my abilities. Something I feel I have been able to do.

Niall Wright

Hassle free service

We receive hassle-free service, from registration to completion and the communication is excellent.

Chemplas Ltd

Excellent tutor

I found the course to be good, informative and helpful. Simon was an excellent tutor and provided us with a good level of training.

Jermaine Fearon