PPL - Provider in the Spotlight

Friday, April 06, 2018 - 15:20

Training – Why bother and why you?

We are a leading UK based training course provider, which has been delivering Mechanical, electrical, and water hygiene training since 2011. Our courses have been designed to assist in meeting the key competency requirements to various professional regulations and the NHS Health Technical Memorandum’s (HTM’s).
Our training has been developed by our experienced training staff for Authorised, Competent, and Responsible Persons within the estates/maintenance team. It covers the disciplines of City & Guilds accredited Electrical (High and Low Voltage), Mechanical and Pressure Systems, Water Hygiene, Ventilation, Confined Spaces, and Conversion courses.

We employ some of the UK’s leading training staff. They have a wealth of practical, industry-based knowledge which they can bring to our delegates in a personable manner. This helps us deliver optimal, consistent training. We provide a full complement of courses for specific private and public sectors. We also have a large presence in the food and drink industry working with the likes of Britvic, Nestle, Waitrose, Warburtons to name a few.

What are your areas of specialism and why are they special?

We focus heavily on delivering Safe Systems of Work training, electrical installations, and water hygiene. This training by its nature is specialised, it can range from working on high voltage switchgear through to learning the requirements of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, or how to disinfect a hot and cold water system.
Not only is the knowledge our trainers hold special, but we have two modern centres in York, and Slough which allow us to deliver training in a safe, practical learning environment. We also have the skillset and ability to deliver the majority of our courses on our customer sites.

How important is the food and drink sector to your business?

We are certainly witnessing a lot of growth, and we see this sector as a key area of development for PPL Training over the next year. We have many parallels with the sector from the existing training we provide across private sector Facilities Management organisations. This allows us to be able to provide businesses in the food and drink sector with the ideal training solution.

What would your clients say is the best thing about your programmes?

Professional and in-depth are commonly talked about in relation to our training programmes. Given the nature of our training, and clients we take the delivery of our courses seriously. It is imperative we convey information to delegates in the best way possible to ensure they learn the necessary skills thoroughly.

What is your favourite learner comment?

We are fortunate to use the independent review platform Feefo. Our delegates are free to reviewthe company, and courses for everyone to see. One of our favourites recently is: “I really enjoyed the course and found it very helpful as I am new to this subject. The trainer was excellent and extremely knowledgeable on a large range of real-world scenarios. Brilliant”

What are the key things on your horizon that employers need to know?

Training is a key requirement to allow businesses to move forward. There are often many changes in legislation, equipment and so on as working practices and technology move on. It is therefore imperative employers keep abreast of the latest developments as they arrive.
We continually monitor changes by regulatory, and governmental bodies to ensure our training is up to date and provides the latest information. We will periodically update existing courses and release new ones as and when the need arises. We are open to listening to the training requirements of individual businesses and will accommodate where we are able to.