“The trainer Duncan Cunningham was a credit to your company; he made 5 days enjoyable and knowledgeable. His tutoring made it easy.
All 8 of us on course were of the same opinion.
The training facility is the cleanest and best facility I’ve ever come across. Everyone involved should take a bow. Everything you are doing is correct and I look forward to my next training at your facility”.

Darren Graves

Doosan Babcock

I travelled to Leyland from Weston-super-Mare based on recommendations that I received and am very pleased I did so. I will be returning for another course soon:
Dear Rich, I just wanted to thank you again for all the help and support that the team at Ainscough Training provided during my 8-day Mobile Crane Course.I had a fantastic time and Owen was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable but his relaxed (but professional) teaching style made it very easy for me to understand and absorb the information. The facilities at your training centre were excellent, the offices were very modern and clean, the mobile cranes were in great shape and the lunches were superb. The staff there were unlike any I have encountered before. They were all so friendly but more than that, they were passionate about me passing my course and genuinely wanted to help in any way they could. They made me feel at home and the fact I felt so relaxed during my visits definitely helped me gain this qualification. As I mentioned to you, I traveled to Leyland from Weston-super-Mare based on recommendations that I received and am very pleased I did so. I will be returning for another course soon. Thanks for everything!
Nick Barnes

Nick Barnes

Thank you to David Munroe for his great feedback to the team:”I would like to say a big thank you to the team at Ainscough Training for making my training a delight to do & also for teaching an old dog new tricks!
On every course I have attended in Leyland, each Instructor & Examiner have taught me things that once used in the workplace, will make my job a lot easier.
Big thanks go to Duncan Cunningham for getting me through my AP course, Thanks to Owen Smith for getting me through my Slinger/Signaller course, a massive thanks to Dale Hoggan for dragging me through my Crane Op course & also my AP NVQ….I didn’t make it easy for him with my paperwork….and also thanks to Steve Turner. He was great at calming any exam nerves I had. And last but not least, thanks to Keith Jolly for the patience he showed whilst operating the Crane, & also for the little tips he gave me.
Once again Christine, thank you for everything & best wishes to everyone at Ainscough Training”.
Kind regards, David Munroe

DAVID Munroe

” I just wanted to drop a quick email to say I successfully completed my AP course last week and to pass on thanks to Mike and Duncan at Leyland.
I was very new to the world of lift planning and I thought the course was a great intro to the subject. Feedback from other candidates suggested that the questions weren’t hard enough, but as a beginner and in a mixed level/experience class, I thought they were appropriate and provided a good insight into different types of lifts and a variety of issues that have to be managed.
Both Mike and Duncan were really great and I don’t think I’d have been successful without their training. The detailed feedback I received on my practical assessment will also help me in future”.

Cassie Fysh

Graduate Engineer Cementation Skanska

Good Morning, having attended the Crane Supervisors course last week I must thank everyone at Ainscough Training for firstly making me feel very welcome and secondly delivering a brilliant course. I would like you pass on my thanks to Owen as he got me through the course without dropping a mark on either test. Ainscough Training came strongly recommended to me and didn’t disappoint.

Once again thank you all.

John Harker

Private Individual

After achieving on the A61 Appointed Person course I would just like to say a massive thanks to both Jim and Steve. Throughout the week the course content was delivered thoroughly and Jim always made an effort to ensure all participants had understood the content, answering all questions of uncertainty. Steve was the invigilator for the test and his relaxed approach puts you at ease.

The feedback noted is great to receive also as it allowed me to see the areas that can be improved. The training facilities at Ainscough are fantastic and I would definitely recommend you for any courses offered.

I look forward to completing my NVQ with yourselves.

Jessica Preston

Altitude Services

Thank you for the email of congratulations for passing my recent AP course with yourselves. Also appreciate being given the opportunity to view the assessors comments with regards to my practical and theory tests. Viewing the comments and being able to see the additional points noted by the assessor is an unexpected bonus from completing the course and further portrays to myself what a professional company that Ainscough is.

I would highly recommend the training services that Ainscough provide to all my colleagues as the training that you provide is second to none.


Jason Barker

Galliford Try

Im writing today to say how much of a pleasure it was to attend the Ainscough Training Services.Your reception staff were fantastic with excellent background knowledge on how the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ECLAS) system works for military personnel leaving HM Forces. I found the prices to be very competitive for the level of training received and will insure I recommend Ainscough training to friends and other work colleagues.

I completed and passed the following courses with Ainscough – Slinger/Signaller A40, Mobile Crane A60, Appointed Person A61 and found all your instructors to be very professional and helpful throughout the training.
Thank you once again, and I will be sure to complete my NVQ with Ainscough in the future.

Christopher Lawson

The Trainer was a fantastic communicator. Very clear and precise in how he presents and projects himself.

Everything was explained clearly, I knew what was asked of me and understood what was expected from me during the training. Armed with the knowledge from Trainer and into the pit of death AKA ‘the theory test’ with Owen smith, my nerves just wouldn’t settle. Owen is a cool calm guy obviously used to sleep deprived novices that stayed up all night studying. He really helped with his calm and to the point demeanour that helped me to focus. Dave and Keith the two Crane Operators I came across on the course where great to get along with and made the experience even more friendlier.

The practical assessor was fair in his assessment and again a warm reception that just helped to settle my nerves and helped me to focus with the task’s. Along with getting on with the Managing Director it was clear that Ainscough Training set the example for how a company should be set up.I really enjoyed my time learning and all the staff I interacted with are a credit to the company, especially the Chef’ who catered to my vegetarian diet exotically well. I want to pursue future training and I want it to be with Ainscough Training due to this experience. Hopefully one day in the future I could also be a happy and proud employee of a company such as Ainscough Training.

Daniel Garthwrght

Hi Richard, I have been in touch with Steve Barnes recently about how he got on with you doing his Lift Supervisor NVQ. As you may remember, we switched him from a course he was doing with another supplier  actually already based on our previous experience of you being reliable and reputable at supporting the men in getting through it. He has asked me to put together a letter (or email!) of thanks to you, saying that his tutor, Joe, couldnt have been more helpful. Steve said the sessions he had with Joe were time efficient and didnt prevent him from doing his day job, he was clear on what he had to do, and the whole thing was a good learning experience from start to finish.

It is really tough for our men to do their day job, pass an NVQ and then apply it, and it is equally hard for me to try and juggle the front office work with men, NVQs, touch screen tests, card applications and life generally, so when we have a company that the men enjoy working with, are efficient and reliable and support me by owning the whole process from start to finish it really makes things much easier. So on behalf of both myself and Steve, thank you and would you please pass Steves thanks on to Joe.

Kind regards

Esther Hardie

Office Manager

Can I just say a massive thanks to Gary Waddoups who was the instructor on the AP course. It was excellently presented. Gary made every effort to ensure everyone understood the course content at all times. It is one of the best courses  ever done. Thanks Gary.

I would also like to say a big thank you to Steve Turner who was our invigilator for the test on the Friday. Steve has a great calming influence which is welcomed when doing the examinations. He was very helpful and he took the time on the Sunday to phone me to let me know I had passed the course which was really appreciated. Many thanks Steve.

It was another example of the great level of service/training you offer at Ainscough. The training facilities are absolutely fantastic the best seen and the atmosphere and attitude of everyone at Ainscough training is brilliant. Everyone I met was really helpful and friendly. A fantastic set up you have at Ainscough training from facility to staff.

I really cant say enough great things about Ainscough training and thank you all for making the training experience an enjoyable one. I look forward to completing my NVQ with Ainscough Training”.
Best Regards

Simon Pickersgill

Professional Lifting Services Ltd

I have never been to a  friendlier and more welcoming training centre; the instructor was humorous with a broad knowledge of the subject. A very clean, comfortable venue with a friendly helpful and professional approach, I would definitely recommend Ainscough Training Services.

Tom Jones

Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd