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Raising Standards

We are a CPCS & CSkills Award Accredited Test centre for Training and NVQs. All our instructors and assessors are highly knowledgeable with many years real life industry experience.


Exceeding Expectations

There are no hidden costs and we accept MoD resettlement funding and Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCAS). We offer cost effective ways to go from CPCS Red Card to CPCS Blue Card.


Delivering Results

Training is delivered in our outstanding learning environment at our bespoke training facility in the North West. Training & NVQs are available at clients own sites, throughout the UK & overseas.


Our Courses / NVQs

Our vision is to be the UK's No.1 choice for Training & NVQ's for Safer Lifting Operations. Ainscough Training Services Ltd is one of the UK's largest independent, specialist training providers.

CPCS Appointed Person A61

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CPCS Crane Supervisor A62

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CPCS Slinger Signaller A40

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CPCS Mobile Crane Operator A60

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NVQs/CPCS Blue Card

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Bespoke Courses

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What Our Clients Say

  • Very good instructor, made things clear. The training facilities were excellent; great food and very clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend Ainscough Training and I wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Christopher Ashworth

    Eastern Crane Hire

  • A very helpful and supportive company. Ainscough Training Services have supported me through the whole process; from our initial meeting at the TATA Steel Works Job Fair, to introducing me to interview opportunities with a local crane company. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the training centre. I have been able to take advantage of the funding and achieve a CPCS card for Slinger & Mobile Crane and I am now ready to start a new chapter with a career that can effectively support my family.”

    Scott Ashton

    Formerly TATA Steel

  • The course was very thorough, and covered a great deal in such a compacted time frame. It went above and beyond my expectations and conveyed a great deal of the instructors knowledge and experience

    Carl Morgan Senior Technical Engineer

    BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines

  • Couldn’t be happier with the way Dale handled my NVQ. He was friendly, informative and made me feel confident throughout. Everything was professional without being overly formal.

    Andrew Dolan


  • Steve Turner is a fantastic trainer, who knows cranes and lifting inside out, the pace of the course was spot on. The training facility was modern, warm and very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend ATSL, I thoroughly enjoyed the course from start to finish, it totally exceeded my expectations.

    Andy Mills

    Andy Mills Plant Training

  • The course was beyond my expectations, the staff were professional, knowledgeable and friendly with high quality facilities.I would definitely recommend Ainscough Training Services.”

    Graeme Kellington

    Forbes Technologies Ltd

  • The course was exceptional, with a trainer who knew what he was talking about, from experience, not just by the text books.

    Nigel Banks

    ISG Construction

  • The training is first class along with all the facilities at the location. The Trainers and Assessors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and also have great personalities which is very comforting when studying. Ainscough Training are by far the best that I have ever been with and would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to study in lifting operations.

    Mark Dalton Company Director

    HSE Global Services Ltd

  • What a fantastic course, from a professional organisation, who delivered the course content in a professional manner, via an experienced instructor who was more than willing impart his knowledge, experience and good humour, I would highly recommend your training establishment.

    Peter Hall

    Health and Safety Manager Fuel Proof Ltd

  • The assessor created a very relaxed and professional atmosphere for the practical and theory assessments. The admin support team provided a very polite, professional and punctual service.

    Nick Brooke Senior Technical Specialist

    Jungheinrich UK Limited

  • The trainer was very competent and supportive. The venue was comfortable and well equipped, I would definitely recommend this company.

    Alex Howard

    HSEW Advisor

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