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Lite Ltd Awarded Outstanding By ALI

Stockport training organisation Lite Ltd have been especially pleased this week after being awarded a highest grade 1 “outstanding” ranking in three areas of learning by the government’s Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI). The centre specialises in training for animal care, veterinary nursing, equine care and customer service and also achieved two grade 2 “good” classifications for their approach to equal opportunities.

Lite Ltd caters for a number of credentials including National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) and of a total of 53 students, 33 are currently enrolled on modern apprenticeships. There are also more specialised courses on offer including three people completing advanced apprenticeships in animal care and one individual following a basic program in equine studies.

Many of the students believe that Lite Ltd’s success is down to small classes providing individual attention and an excellent level of teaching. Animal Care learner Carla Hughes felt that encouragement from tutors not only lead to her gaining good qualifications but also improved the confidence of many individuals. Hughes” classmate Jenny Purslow believes that she studied at “a very supportive organisation”. She also recognises that all who are enrolled there are lucky enough to receive specialised attention. “I needed help with my maths” says Purslow, “and they gave me classes on it to improve”.

This approach is achieved through a system of setting targets to enable learners to complete their qualifications on time as well as ensuring that staff have a relaxed yet professional attitude and are available to talk to whenever a student feels that it is required.

Managing Director of Lite Ltd, Jackie Shopland-Reed feels that the recognition of the centre is because of the “enthusiasm and commitment” of her team. Chief Inspector of Adult Learning David Sherlock thinks that attitudes like this benefit several sectors of society. “When people improve their skill and qualifications”, says Sherlock, “they benefit their organisations, their communities and themselves.”

Angharad Fletcher

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