Altamira Training Academy is accredited by a number of awarding organisations.



Gateway Qualifications

Gateway Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation with over 20 years of expertise in the credit-based learning field. We offer a huge range of Regulated qualifications, Apprenticeships and Access to HE Diplomas and can develop new qualifications and quality assure in-house training.

Building on the ethos, values


expertise of our Open College Network roots, today Gateway Qualifications is a shining light amongst Awarding Organisations.

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Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

We’re a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications, regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

We’re also one of the UK’s 5 largest awarding organizations and the leading awarding organization for compliance qualifications covering subjects such as food safety, health and safety, and security.

We provide over 250 work-based learning, apprenticeship and compliance qualifications to thousands of approved training centers, spread across 50 countries. These cover multiple sectors such as retail, health and social care, finance, customer service, rail and engineering, hospitality, logistics, aviation and many more.

We’re even able to accredit your bespoke training programmes, which will give you an edge over your competitors.


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BTEC Pearson

Welcome to Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning.

Whether it’s at home, in the classroom or in the workplace, learning is the key to improving our life chances. To this end, Pearson in the UK brings together leading names in education to provide a blend of content, curricula, assessment, training and technology to make learning more engaging and effective.

We are the UK’s largest awarding body and we are regulated by Ofqual (England), SQA Accreditation (Scotland), CCEA Accreditation (Northern Ireland) and Qualifications Wales (Wales). We offer academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognized and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC, EDI, and LCCI.

Our academic qualifications include Edexcel GCSE, Edexcel A level, Edexcel International GCSE and the Edexcel Certificate (International GCSE for UK state schools).

Our vocational qualifications include Edexcel NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognized in more than 70 countries worldwide, and in 2013/2014, 2.58 million learners registered for BTECs and other vocational qualifications, including 640,000 school registrations for BTEC Firsts and Nationals.

In 2014, we marked 4 million test scripts for the National Curriculum Tests at Key Stage 2 and marked more than 4.7 million academic scripts (Edexcel GCSE, Edexcel GCE A level and Edexcel Diploma).

By bringing together international assessment and education experts, Pearson is developing World Class Qualifications that empower learners to develop important skills to make progress in their lives through learning. Setting a new gold standard in education, with unrivaled support for teachers and students every step of the way, Pearson is committed to education and achieving long-term learner outcomes.

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Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist awarding and assessment organization offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors. With more than 2,000 approved centers worldwide, VTCT has an ever-expanding list of centers throughout the UK and Ireland, with increasing international presence.

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Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)

We are an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, providing a wide range of vocational qualifications to further education colleges and private training providers.

As an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, all of our qualifications are guaranteed to conform to a high standard. We take steps to ensure that all centres that offer a TQUK qualification are provided with the support they need to give the best possible service to their learners.

We aim to be the Awarding Organisation of choice for centers offering qualifications in First Aid, Education and Training, Health and Safety, Health and Social Care and others.

TQUK is also an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). This means that we are qualified and approved to deliver end-point assessment services for a number of apprenticeship standards including Lead Adult Care Worker and Hospitality Team Member.

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ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national awarding organization which develops diverse, high-quality vocational qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14.


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At bksb, we write, develop and supply interactive solutions to improve English, maths and ICT skills. Our products are designed to meet the GCSE and Functional Skills Criteria but are also suitable for any other skills improvement programme.

We have been established for 20 years and our skills solutions are used by thousands of education providers and millions of learners around the world. 92% of colleges use bksb, along with hundreds of schools, training providers, councils, prisons, and employers. So, if you decide to become a bksb user, you will be in extremely good company.

In 2017, bksb was named ‘ICT Company of the Year’ for the second time at the Bett Awards. Our entry received full marks and feedback from the esteemed independent judging panel stated that our outstanding products meet the needs of organizations and our customer service and support is of the highest quality. Recent statistics also show that our clients typically experience success rates that are 17% above the national average for Functional Skills.

Many people from all walks of life are held back because of a lack of the fundamental English, maths and ICT skills needed to function in the modern world. bksb supports organizations and individuals to improve their skills, increase their confidence and fulfill their potential.

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The matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organizations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work, and life goals.

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The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights.

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