Top accolade for training services

17th December 2009 4:20pm - Return to press releases

Photo. From left, John-Lee Thompson and Andrew Wren in Archers restaurant at the Bridlington campus.JPGEast Riding College is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Training Quality Standard (TQS), the most challenging accolade training providers can earn.
The College - which provides training for large and small organisations locally, regionally and nationally - achieved the standard after a rigorous assessment process which followed a year of working to meet the criteria laid down by TQS.
The standard, established by the Learning and Skills Council, aims to help employers to know which organisations can deliver high quality training to them and helps training providers by offering a measure of how well they are performing.
It focuses on quality, impact and continuous improvement in areas such as responsive service delivery; focusing on business needs; development and deployment of expertise; and continuous improvement and learning.

Andrew Wren, the College's director of employer engagement and marketing, said: "I'm delighted we have achieved Training Quality Standard, which recognises the excellent work we do with employers from a wide variety of industries throughout the country.
"Achieving TQS is an extremely challenging process which tests every element of the way we work with employers to ensure our services are of the very highest standards.
"This is includes ensuring we provide training that meets the needs of businesses, being responsive and continually developing our own expertise."
Mr Wren is pictured above, right, with John-Lee Thompson, senior catering manager from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, for which the College provides a number of training services. 

East Riding College typically provides training to more than 3,000 employees annually in qualifications ranging from basic skills to higher education qualifications such as foundation degrees and teacher training. Subjects range from English and maths to health and safety, first aid and highly specialised bespoke courses designed at the request of employers.
For more information on East Riding College workforce development services, call 0845 120 0037 and ask to speak to a business advisor or visit


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