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CMS Awarded a grade 2 in ALI inspection

Staff and learners at a training organisation in West Yorkshire are over the moon this week after being awarded a grade 2 “good” in five areas of learning by the government’s Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI).

CMS Vocational Training Limited (CMS), located in the Kirklees and Calderdale area, notched up a “good” grade in each of the following areas of learning: Business Administration; Retailing, Customer Service and Transportation and for its approach to leadership and management, equality of opportunity and quality assurance.

Rikki Gadsden, aged 16, who works at Office Dot Com in Huddersfield, said he’s learnt a lot of new skills from doing his apprenticeship. “The course has definitely helped me move forward and find out where I want to go,” said Rikki.

Dean Evans, also aged 16, is doing his NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in Warehousing. He said the course had instilled in him tremendous confidence. He added: “I also liked the fact that CMS came out to see me regularly to help me with my qualification and any problems I had.”

Now in its 24th year, CMS has training centres in Batley, Halifax and Huddersfield. In 1992 CMS was awarded the Investors in People standard, a nationally-recognised title for improving an organisation’s performance through its people.

Becky Lawrence, who works at 3A Plumbers, said: “Doing the course has given me more confidence and has helped me find out what I want to do. I really like the fact that my assessor comes out to see me at work every week. I really feel like I am moving on”.

Ruth Triggs, Managing Director at CMS said she was “absolutely delighted” with the outcome of the inspection and the grades awarded. “This is a reflection of the hard work that all our staff and learners put in. It’s a real achievement,” added Ruth.

David Sherlock, Chief Inspector of Adult Learning, said: “We make an independent assessment and are really pleased to report that learners at CMS Vocational Training Ltd are benefiting from the organisation’s high quality approach. When people improve their skills and achieve their qualifications they benefit their organisation, their communities and themselves.”

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