I’ve done my Appointed person training , crane supervisor testing & my NVQ level 5 diploma with Ainscough Training Services.

From start to finish & beyond the training company are by far the most professional & efficient I’ve experienced, I can honestly say you’re trained & tested by the most professional instructors/testers in the crane industry All support staff go above & beyond & also genuinely care about the students getting the best training & support in achieving the NVQ & achieving their qualifications.

I’ve started my own company on the back of my own experience & also of an excellent foundation of knowledge & training from Ainscough Training Services.

Thank you.

Jamie C

The instructor (Gary) was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He presented the training material very well. The classroom was pleasant along with the whole building and the hospitality of everybody at the training centre. All in all a good experience and a big thank you to Gary for his training and getting me through the week and achieving a pass result.

Gareth Williams

I thought the course was brilliant and everyone that was at the centre was helpful, please can you pass my thanks onto Steve turner, as without his help I wouldnt have been able to pass, and can you please thank Paul Dunn as well, he made me feel relaxed and in control of both off my tests.

All in all both instructors where absolutely brilliant. Couldn’t have been happier with the outcome and I will definitely recommend yourselves to anyone who asks. Again can you please pass on my thanks to all in your team.

Many thanks

Andy Ewan

I would just like to say a 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

I was a complete novice and had no experience in slinging/signalling and I passed both Slinger tests with no problems at all with Ainscough Training Services.

My trainer was excellent at teaching me the information I needed to pass this course for both practical and theory tests, my tester was excellent too; very fair. In my opinion the course was excellent and cannot fault it at all. I would certainly recommend Ainscough to anybody wanting to do the same course I did.

Thanks again.

Andrew Blandford

As always the course was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience. I have undergone training at ATSL previously and have always found your staff friendly, knowledgeable and approachable.The training environment is relaxed and welcoming. The Instructors share a wealth of knowledge from personal experience within the lifting industry. Special mentions to Dale who is an A1 trainer and Steve who manages to relax testing candidates with his manner whilst still being rigorous.I would have no hesitation of recommending ATSL to anybody.

Im already looking forward to the next time.

Best Regards,

John Rowlands

Ainscough Crane Hire

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


Thank you for all the assistance you and your colleagues have given Carsten and myself in arranging the AP course. We both enjoyed the course and Garys Knowledge and delivery of the subject was excellent.

Gary Chandler

Project Manager/Planner Sellafield Site, Kaefer LTD

May I just take this opportunity to thank your colleague Owen for all of his help through this training, he was extremely helpful and made the whole thing an enjoyable experience.

Mel Skilton

Senior Site Manager, Rydon Construction Ltd

High quality training, knowledgeable Trainers and Assessors.The Assessor was helpful and knowledgeable of the process and technical aspects of the assessment.

Liam Flood

Graduate Engineer, Cementation Skanska

The Assessor was very knowledgeable, he made me feel at ease and was able to put the questions forward in a way that was easy to understand. I would recommend Jim the Assessor I had to anybody.

Colin Syme

General Foreman, Natural Resources Division, Costain Site Offices

Owen was very professional and courteous throughout the entire NVQ process. He kept me informed and on task with me finishing my NVQ.  During our NVQ assessment, he took his time, and did not rush the process. 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