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

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

Michael Roberts

Marsden Crane Services

Excellent course, very clear and learnt a lot, the instructor could not do enough for everybody, very friendly and approachable.

Mark Allmark

Bam Nuttall

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.

Kind regards

Fergal Kelly

Corporate Safety Manager, Bam International

I would just like to say thank you for an excellent weeks training at your training centre. The facilities and my trainers Steve and Mike were excellent and I look forward to contacting you in the near future to book further courses such as the AP ticket.

James Boggis