Half term: 27th May to the 31st May.

Startright Training is a forward thinking business working within the vocational sector, offering construction training and respected qualifications to 14 – 18 students from various backgrounds.

The 14 – 19 agenda

The 14 – 19 agenda commits us to work with the local schools and authority on the government incentive; “every child matters” to help students to gain GCSEs through vocational qualifications. In many cases this will help to re-install confidence and enthusiasm for learning.

We have under gone Health and safety checks from the local authority and as a result of these checks we are included on the ‘preferred provider list’. For more information on Health & Safety click on ‘H&S And Centre Policies’ in menue bar above.

Startright is committed to working with local businesses, service providers and local authority (SIPS Educational services) for longevity and quality of delivery of our service, this in turn will help the local area develop and prosper.

Our vision: Giving young people of the community the starting blocks to develop skills through training.

Training Times, Business Hours


Startright Training Ltd is open to our Students for training during:

Sandwell School Term Dates
(Click to view dates for 24 / 25).

Sandwell School Term
(Click to view dates for 23 / 24).

Candidates are required to be at Startright prior to 9.00am, dressed in their appropriate working clothes and steel toe capped work boots, (these are issued to the student on enrolment).

9.00am Start

10.30 – 10.45am morning break (No student is allowed off site, students are staff supervised, bring a bite to eat, tea, coffee & fruit juice is available.

12.00 – 12.30pm Lunch Time (No student is allowed off site, students are staff supervised, bring a packed lunch, tea, coffee & friut juice is available)

1.45 – 2.00pm Clean tools, equipment & training centre as a TEAM.

2.00pm Home time, once the students work has been seen by their Assessor.

We are available for business (customers can also just pop in for a coffee and an informal chat) at all times during our normal training hours.

Meet the Startright Team

Startright Training Limited have established an experienced team to help candidates feel comfortable in the environment and offering support.

Mark Neville

Strategic Director / Internal Verifier

Mark’s main skills, besides being the equal business partner, are qualified Internal verifier for the business and also an experienced qualified Assessor.

Due to Mark’s wealth of previous experience in this field of work; he knows and can do the qualification himself, so consequently can jump in and help to train candidates when necessary.

Mark also has a Level 4 NVQ in Information, Advice & Guidance.

Mark is also a qualified plasterer, and has also managed a construction training facility in a previous employment.

Stephen Grice

Operations Director / Internal Verifier / First Aider

Stephen Grice is an equal business partner alongside Mark. He is a qualified Assessor, who has had previous experience working with and training young people to achieve other Level 1 construction qualifications.

Stephen is also a qualified Internal Verifier and he also has a level 2 in Health and Safety and is also Startright’s First Aid Appointed person.

Stephen also has a Level 4 NVQ in Information, Advice & Guidance.

He is also an experienced Plasterer and prior to this he has had many years in a supervisory role in previous employment. 

Fiona Speake

Trainer / Assessor / First Aid person

Fiona joined Startright Training Ltd as an Assessor in 2010. She has completed the Foundation Certificate Award in Building Crafts Occupations, and has also had some experience within the building sector.

She has also completed a Carpentry & Joinery qualification so Fiona plays an important role within this aspect of Startright Training.

Fiona brings to Startright a wealth of other useful skills; she has worked previously in the care industry and is also doing some voluntary work as an Advocate, she has also been a voluntary Cadet Instructor for the Army Cadet Force (TA), which includes training of 12 to 18 year olds. Besides, being a Mother and Grand Mother.

Fiona is also basic First Aid trained.