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A few key facts of KTL’s performance over the last 12 months to assure you we have the expertise to meet your needs.
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Our learners have benefited greatly from our monthly art & craft workshops delivered local artist and craft person Debbie Rice (The Piggery Studio Bespoke original art designs and gifts) https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ThePiggeryStudio If you would like further information on the courses we have available for young people aged 16-24 please click here https://tinyurl.com/y3znjjx7
Tracy Martin and James Sutherland have both recently attended a Mental Health First Aid course held in Derby by St John Ambulance Service. They both found the course informative and are proud to demonstrate our commitment to supporting our learners with Mental Health needs.
Our Level 2 Fashion and Textiles students have certainly been coming up with the goods over the last few weeks! We are very proud to showcase our sewing studio “Wall of Fame”. It is currently adorned with some stunning bags, amazing shirts and even a Japanese Kimono, which translated means “garment to wear”. The quality of the […]
Sarah Vakilpour – Director, Techknital Fabrics Ltd
Initially we approached KTL to assist in the recruitment and training of our new apprenticeship position. It was however identified that two of our employees both mature males could access training as well that would benefit the business.
They were understandably reluctant as both had been out of education for almost 30 years. Bev put them at ease within minutes and throughout the journey they looked forward to her visits so they could present the work they had completed. Both achieved their qualification and surpassed requirements and although they were already highly competent employees the training has given them added confidence. This has been reflected in a new found energy to make recommendations for operational improvement, and undertake tasks they would have previously considered outside of the knowledge base. The benefits have been ongoing.
Howard Richardson – Buckley Lamb Ltd
Thanks to KTL, 80% of our employees including management, supervisors, warehousing and production staff have achieved NVQ qualifications. A level one standard was required by the company with most now having progressed onto a level 2.
Ivan Pratt – Woodfield Industries
Dear Beverley and Chris, I have been delighted in the way that you have both realised the reasonable adjustments that are required when working alongside my staff. The innovative ways that you have adopted to ensure that my staff are able to complete and achieve nationally recognised qualifications is a complement to you both.
Steve Wright – Trimlace Ltd
Trimlace have been working with KTL on various projects over the last 3 years. The team at KTL have provided an excellent comprehensive package of training with indepth knowlege and appreciation of a textile manufacturing operation.
Gail Shane – Andrew Shane Ltd
My staff have enjoyed and worked hard to make sure they understood everything expected of them. I am pleased they now look at themselves not just as machinists or packers but as quality workers in the manufacturing industry producing quality garments. I am proud of them all. Thank you KTL.
Mel Freeman – Courtaulds (UK) Ltd
At West Mill, Belper have been working with KTL on a number of projects over the last 3 years and more recently, NVQs including Customer Service, Business Admin, Performing Manufacturing Operations and Manufacturing Textiles (level 2 and 3). This opportunity was offered to all employees at all levels to develop their skills and the feedback and response has been extremely positive. the employees have been so enthusiastic, which has increased motivation and productivity. Its not just about the qualification, seeing the boost in employees confidence as a result of this training is priceless. It makes great business sense to encourage staff to get into the habit of lifelong learning and this is only the start of the journey for Courtaulds (UK) Ltd. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Team at KTL for their professionalism, guidance, flexibility and support over the years and I look forward to working with them in the future.
Steve Moore – Derbyshire Network
As one of our main training partners in the delivery of The Derbyshire Network ‘s SFA funded contract we have built a firm and effective working relationship with KTL over a number of years. KTL have been a quality delivery partner over that time with excellent learner recruitment and success rates being achieved by the company during present and previous years. KTL are now an active partner in the Network’s development into the delivery of apprenticeship training programmes and we foresee the relationship between KTL and The Derbyshire Network continuing for a considerable length of time. Tracy Martin also supports the network in her capacity as a TDN Director.
We are one of a small number of specialist textiles, fashion and apparel training providers in the UK.
We differ from our competitors by having a wealth of industry based experience that can help you to add significant value to your organisation. We have supported small, medium, large and global employers throughout our history.
KTL prides itself on delivering responsible ethical practice in all of its operations.
We ensure transparency exists at all levels throughout our organisation to ensure you receive an open and honest service. We value our credibility as a responsible training provider as evidenced by our various kite marks and accreditations.
We value our expert workforce and invest in them to ensure you obtain support of the highest quality.
Our staff are trained regularly in their tutor and assessment skills in addition to holding certification in safeguarding, drug/alcohol awareness, diversity and all staff are DBS checked to an enhanced level.
We want you to be assured that when selecting a training partner that they hold the necessary skills and abilities to ensure you obtain maximum value and return from your investment,
KTL holds accredited kite marks from Matrix Standard, Ofsted, Creative Skillset , ABC Awards Showcase Centre and the Derbyshire Network