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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

  • Big thank you to all at Ainscough Training Services. From our very first phone call back in May and to everyone from my first day at training. The service you have provided has been second to none. You restored my confidence after a bad experience with another service provider. A big thank you to Steve and Keith for their excellent input and ideas in training and also Graham for his calming influence in my practical exam. They are a credit to your company. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future.

    Jonathan Duffield

  • The competence and motivation that Ainscough Training has developed in our lifting teams is exemplary. When we lift something at Sunseeker, we are lifting someone's dream and the competence of our lifting teams is market leading within the yacht & boat building industry. Ainscough provide Assessors and Trainers that reflect the core values of Sunseeker, they are a genuine organisation who do what they say they will do.

    Alex Bowm Sunseeker International Ltd an Talent Manager

    Sunseeker International Ltd

  • I cannot speak highly enough of Graham, he is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and approachable, always willing to answer questions and give sound advice. Richard the MD took time-out of his busy schedule one Friday morning to provide me with a brief overview of the requirements of the AP NVQ qualification.From initial registration, through induction and beyond. I found the course a most enjoyable experience. Thank you, A most professional approach at all stages.

    Paul Fenwick

    Ex Mod Personnel

  • 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

    Scott Ashton

    Formerly TATA Steel

  • I cannot praise the training centre enough. The facilities were top class. The work the instructors put into the training as a group and individually was phenomenal. All the staff made me feel welcome from the first day I walked through the door. The encouragement I received from Graham, Steve and the crane driver meant a lot to me.

    Andy Gregory

    Private Individual

  • 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 knowledgeable, pulling on his practical experience and sharing with us. It was never too much trouble to go over any points that where not understood. The training venue is excellent with plant and accessories on hand to explain any practical issues

    John Hutchinson

    Site Manager Balfour Beatty Regional

  • I would most definitely recommend Ainscough Training Services,the standard of the course and instructors was excellent.

    Michael Roberts

    Marsden Crane Services

  • Owen was very professional and courteous throughout the entire NVQ process. He did not rush, kept me informed and on task. The administrative process was easy and straight forward, with courteous and pleasant staff to work with. I would highly recommend Ainscough, and will be looking at using them soon in the future.

    William Macdonald

    Skanska UK

  • Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to Jim. I am not easily impressed by a trainer and usually make a very difficult student! Jim was clearly extremely experienced in the area he teaches, has a wealth of knowledge and is able to explain it in a simple and concise manner that makes for very enjoyable learning experience.

    Christopher Atkins


  • "I had my second meeting with Paul Dunn late on a Friday night due to the fact I work away in London and this was above and beyond what I was expecting and really appreciated the flexibility. I had my assessment with Owen Smith via skype and again I found this to be a flexible way of working saving time. The Meetings and the assessment were both professional and relaxed. Both Paul and Owen were well organised and knowledgeable on lifting and made the overall process quite enjoyable"

    Dale O'Connor

  • I would like to thank you for the course held last week in Al Ain Abudabi UAE. The feedback from all attendees was extremely positive and your summary of their performance was really excellent. We look forward to working with you again in Panama and subsequently other regions that will undoubtedly appreciate your service.

    Fergal Kelly

    Corporate Safety Manager Bam International

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