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Not Horsing Around With Training, says Adult Learning Inspectorate

A Derbyshire training organisation’s staff and learners were all delighted when the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) Chief Inspector David Sherlock awarded them five highest grades for service provision.

David Sherlock gave his seal of approval to the training centre’s accolade and confirmed their attainment of five grade 1’s ““ a feat that only a handful of training organisations manage. The centre in question, Stubbing Court Training Limited, provides training for apprentices interested in the field of horse care. The five grade 1’s were for its approach to leadership and management, equality of opportunity, quality improvement, overall effectiveness and land ““ based provision.

The Learner’s Delight

For the learners making use of Stubbing Court Training Limited’s facility, this is a highly deserved recognition of the achievements of the staff and learners there. Matthew Earith, 17, said: “Training sessions are fun and you get to meet people and learn new things.” He went on to say: “Everything is well-organised, clear and easy to understand.”

Other learners echoed the positive experiences of Matthew. Ben McClumpha stated: “I have had brilliant opportunities to further my career in the field of equine training. I”ve even worked with riders up to Olympic level, with four of the leading show-jumping and event riders in the world.” Stacie Charlton added that the lecturers had been extremely positive throughout, saying: “I”ve never been afraid of asking for help and my trainers and assessors have all been very friendly, helpful and supportive.”

Stubbing Court Training Limited caters to more than fifty learners, of whom fifteen are at the advanced apprentice level, twenty seven are at the apprenticeship level and a further eight are following the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) route. There are specialist training centres owned by the firm throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. And David Sherlock said that he was “very pleased” with the reports that he has received. As he pointed out: “When people improve their skills and achieve their qualifications they benefit their organisation, their communities and themselves.”

Jethro Marsh

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