Who We Are
Our original company was Logistic Support Services first formed in 1985, providing operator training and NVQ’s to the industrial and construction sectors. We renamed the company in 2005 to reflect our growth and diversity into a much more comprehensive training provision and now offer training in industrial, construction, health and safety, logistics and management sectors. NPVSL is now one of the leading national work based vocational training providers.
NPVSL offers and extensive range of short courses, from novice plant operator to site safety management courses to support individuals and employers develop their skills base. Most of the training is done in the work place, although the company can arrange training venues if preferred.
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s) awards, certificates and diplomas are available to support the construction and related industries.
Sharon Crowther - Centre Manager & Director
Sharon has been working with National Vocational Qualifications as a training manager for over 20 years. Joining NPVSL in 2005 she has developed and expanded the NVQ’s to ensure NPVSL is now able to provide a suitably wide selection of awards to meet client demand.
Her main role is to ensure quality and suitability of the provision and ensure currency on all NVQ’s and training it offers.
NPVSL maintains a bank of independent assessors and instructors to ensure that NPVSL consistently offers a high quality, good value service.
She can advise and guide you through your NVQ’s, training queries and competency card schemes (CPCS, NPORS etc.)
Heidi Walters - Office Manager
Heidi has been working with National Plant Vocational Skills for over 13 years and ensures the smooth running of the company’s data inputting processes and on line course booking systems.
She manages all learner and employer records for the Adult Skills Budget contract and deals with telephone and email inquiries concerning training courses and card registrations.
She also deals with invoice and accounts inquiries.
National Plant Vocational Skills is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards. We have established a comprehensive quality assurance programme and undergo self assessment annually to ensure continuous improvement is maintained.
As a member of the Consortium of Vocational and Educational Trainers (COVET) our contract with the Adult Skills Budget of the Skills Funding Agency – which may be match funded through the European Commission means we are subject to regular inspections by Ofsted. At our most recent inspection we were assessed as ‘Good’.
We are regularly monitored by each of our awarding bodies and by our funding organisations