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Comments from our successful candidates

Quotes and feedback from successfully completed SVT Ltd candidates

Hayley Durbin - COOCI Associates LLP

“I have finished level 5 leadership and management in health and social care- adult pathway. Due to personal circumstances it took me a little longer than I had hoped but SVT were very supportive. I liked the way I could complete in my own time with no time limits for each assignment and the assignments were user friendly. My second assessor Claire Ryan was very helpful indeed and I valued her feedback and reassurance to get me through- Thank you Claire. The SVT team were quick to respond to any queries I had and I would also like to Thank my observation assessor for identifying that I was in fact completing the wrong pathway (not sure how) and soon got me on track with the correct pathway for me to complete my course. Thank you SVT”

Hayley Durbin COOCI Associates LLP
Prem Kumar CMIOSH -

I believe in enriching myself through continuous professional development. I am happy to say that I have been recently awarded Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner from IOSH through NOQ route. The IOSH open book exam and peer review fully based on NVQ diploma syllabus, so it is taken only one year to complete. For the open book exam I refer the NVQ 4 & 5 diploma my answers. The NVQ diploma answers helped me lot in the preparation of open book exam. I would like to thank SVT Ltd for all their help.

Prem Kumar CMIOSH
Simon Hall Health and Safety Advisor -

I have just successfully completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT Training. I have found the course extremely rewarding and would certainly recommend it to anyone working in health and safety.
I have found SVT to be very professional as a course provider. Any questions that came up during the course were dealt with extremely quickly. Someone (mainly my portfolio manager) was always available to offer guidance where required, and my progress was communicated to me on a regular basis.

Simon Hall Health and Safety Advisor
Neville Whitham - Lunar Caravans Ltd

Thank you SVT for steering me through the OHSP Diploma administration process, which is a format that I soon got the hang of. Although I never actually felt the need to ring up and ask about any of the course subject matter, I realised that support was available at SVT should I have needed it. Having struggled at times, I persevered and dug deep to create the necessary evidence in support of the written work that I had provided. I had a bit of a gap during the middle part of the course, due to being overstretched at my workplace, but then picked up the mantle again several months down the line in order to successfully complete all the objectives. Thank you Matt King for the meticulous scrutiny of my work and also thank you to Mike Watson for providing constructive feedback on all the Units. I would recommend SVT for any other potential candidates wishing to complete the C&G level 5 Diploma in OHSP.

Neville Whitham Lunar Caravans Ltd
Susannah Hill -

I completed the Level 5 Leadership and Management Children and Young People and it only took me 7 months. My assessor Joanne was amazing and very helpful, any questions I had she replied almost immediately and was very quick giving me feedback of my work. Leanne at SVT has also been great and has checked in with me throughout my course ensuring everything was going ok. Thank you to all I am so happy to have my qualification.

Susannah Hill
Lorraine Small  - Francis School

I am pleased to be writing about the very satisfactory standard of service, offered to me by your qualified and efficient team. The company is well run and provides a network of support for the learner. The staffs show commitment to the learner and are passionate about their role and deliver a high level of professional service.

My experience with your company has been a good one and would like to commend the establishment for having client focused relationships.

My personal tutor showed enthusiasm and encouragement which was needed for me to be successful in completing my Level 5 qualification, it was apparent that she was dedicated in ensuring that I would achieve my goal and never lacked encouragement.

With the help of the experienced team I was successful in accomplishing my qualification and would like to personally thank the team and especially my tutor in aiding me to achieve this.

Lorraine Small Francis School
Bejay Makwana  -

Upon completing the NEBOSH General Certificate I had decided to progress my career within health and safety and continue my learning with SVT (NVQ L5 – Occupational health and safety). From a straight-forward registration, I had received ongoing support from Simon, Matt and Sean throughout. Thank you very much to all staff at SVT for assisting to complete this qualification, would highly recommend SVT for anyone looking to develop their professional status.

Bejay Makwana
Anthony Graham BA Hons PgDip TMIET - Site HSEQ Manager

I am thoroughly impressed by the standard of tuition and learning provided by SVT. SVT is an organisation that has been constructed with the learner in mind and the company certainly delivers upon that. I can honestly describe the support as excellent with answers to all queries answered in a timely fashion, the same can be stated for the acceptance and verification of modules. I can’t praise the efforts of Matt King and Mike Watson and the team at SVT enough. I would and have recommended SVT to working professionals who are seeking to reinforce their academic attainment.

Anthony Graham BA Hons PgDip TMIET Site HSEQ Manager
Caroline Dungate - Fostering Foundation

Undertaking learning with the SVT I found to be an absolute pleasure. The course lay out was user friendly and manageable to fit in around my working commitments. The tutors were quick to respond and appeared always happy to help answer my questions. A very interesting and valuable experience. I feel over the duration of the course I gained a lot of knowledge and practical strategies, which will benefit me within my personal and professional life. The course exceeded my expectations considerably.

Caroline Dungate Fostering Foundation
Russ Barnett - BPA Services

From start to finish the whole SVT experience and package has been fantastic! Like others I spent an age comparing courses and course providers, but in the end so glad I chose SVT to support and guide me on my path to completing the NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. I found all aspects of their support package very user friendly and the SVT team, well……………very user friendly, lol Thanks Matt and Mike for all your help. The course has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to progress my career within health and safety, and I would not hesitate in recommending SVT to others wishing to progress and enhance theirs.

 

Russ Barnett BPA Services
Telma Silva - HCA - Sanctuary Care

I have finished the NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and just wanted to let you know that I made the right decision in taking this course with SVT. During the months taken to complete this qualification, SVT have been very supportive, and I would like to thank Jo Towse for all her professional dedication, she was always there to encourage me and support me through the course.
At the end of this experience I feel that I gained a lot of knowledge which will benefit me within my personal and professional life, and I would not hesitate in recommending SVT to others. 

 

Telma Silva HCA - Sanctuary Care
Carrie-Anne  - Your Life

I am officially all done!! I had my observations done yesterday and I think it went well.

I would like to thank SVT and you in particular for giving me the tools to complete this and for facilitating also.
I would like to pass on my immense gratitude to Jane Aked who has guided me not just with feedback forms but with frequent and sometimes lengthy telephone consultations - her help has been immeasurable.
I have thanked Jane personally - but could you please pass on how grateful I am to her for not just getting me through my level 5 but for also inspiring the confidence in myself to do so.

Carrie-Anne Your Life
Nefyn Cardwell - Health & Safety Manager Gwalia Group

Prior to starting my studies with SVT I researched several organisations to see which one could offer the best training experience, not just in terms of cost but also support. I chose SVT based on testimonials that I read on their web site as well as the fact that SVT were very competitively priced. I am so grateful that I chose SVT. Distance learning can be a lonely and daunting experience however from initial enquires to completion of the course communication has been second to none, and I have always been able to communicate with tutors, who we very understanding given the amount of e-mails I was sending!!! Due to all the help and support I received, I managed to complete the qualification in 4 months which I am delighted with. I would especially like to thank Matt and Abi for their support during my studies. I whole heartedly recommend SVT as a training provider to anyone who is looking for a professional, reliable course provider. 
 

Nefyn Cardwell Health & Safety Manager Gwalia Group
Toni Baran  -

"I admit to choosing SVT to study my OH&S L5 diploma mainly because they were the best value company I found but I was also impressed with their response to my initial enquiries. I have nothing but praise for the support they gave me throughout the process. Distance learning can be a lonely experience but with SVT, I always felt someone was on hand for prompt useful advice. The feedback from the assessors after each module was always supportive and again given promptly. Thank you Matt, Mark, Simon etc.. for all your help"

Toni Baran
Michelle Wood - Cobalt Housing

I looked at a number of organisations who could provide the Diploma in Health and Social Care. I found that SVT were very professional and they telephoned me a couple of times to talk me through the diploma and to check it was the right option for me; I was reassured that I would not be enroled unless SVT felt I could gather sufficient evidence to complete it. I was also happy with the cost of the course and the option to spread payments.

I found the assessor I was allocated to be very supportive and quick to assess each unit; I received feedback within a couple of days. When the assessor visited me to undertake the observation part of the assessment, she really put me at my ease.

I managed to complete the diploma in just under 12 months and I have recently secured a new job, where they are happy that I have achieved this qualification.

I would not hesitate to recommend SVT and I have already recommended them to one of my colleagues.

Michelle Wood Cobalt Housing
Andy Phare -

I have recently completed the City and Guilds Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT in which I felt fully supported throughout the course. Matt King provided valuable assistance and with his keen eye for detail, helped me to submit each unit ready for assessment and was on hand to answer any questions.
I had to take several months away from the course due to change personnel circumstances including Armed Forces to civilian transition after 25 years.
SVT are a professional, flexible and dedicated company, I would wholly recommend to anyone thinking of committing themselves to the range of courses on offer.

Andy Phare
Ange Moore  - Action for Children

I started my NVQ in management a little while ago and with the pressures of work soon started to lag behind and almost gave up. It was taking ages to get any units completed. I would get an email for SVT just touching base and Joanne my assessor was so encouraging and kept in touch. She was always there so encouraging with an email asking if I needed support and reminding me that I can contact her to ask questions. Every time she send feedback she would say things like “almost there” or “another unit completed, well done” She was so lovely and thoughtful. I was able to ring her and talk things through with her. She always responded to my emails. When I sent a completed unit she would respond just to let me know she has received it and letting me know that she would be marking it soon. I felt that Joanne really cared about me doing my best. If I were to do further on line study the first place I would go to would be SVT, they are just GREAT!!

Ange Moore Action for Children
Daniel Lyons  - DJ Environmental Safety & Health Limited

SVT have been very supportive during the 6 month period it has taken me to complete this qualification. 
At each stage the assigned assessor has provided timely and professional feedback on the material and evidence provided for each reflective account submitted. 
I found the study format easy to manage, made simple by providing demonstrative examples through my personal experiences, previous assignments, EHS initiatives, and the current programmes implemented on the project and I would recommend this format to aspiring EHS professionals.

 

Daniel Lyons DJ Environmental Safety & Health Limited
Carlene Charles -

I am writing this testimonial with great appreciation of all the support I had from SVT throughout my studies. 
I studied the Level 5 in Leadership and Management whilst I was a new mum and sometimes i struggled but i managed to pull through with the right support from the tutors at SVT. 
I also liked the fact that I could pay my course in instalments which worked out well for me as I was on maternity leave. I know i put myself under pressure by achieving all my pass a couple months earlier than expected but I am proud of myself. 
I am proud to now hold this qualification and look for a better job role and put all my expertise into practice. So it's a big Thank You SVT I couldn't have gotten this far without you.

Carlene Charles
Archie Maidment  - CJ Retail Solutions

I have finished the NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety with you and just wanted to let you know that I made the right decision in taking this course with SVT.

It has only taken me about six months and this is down to the excellent service and prompt responses from everyone especially Matt King who must have the patience of a Saint.

Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved as they were fantastic.

I know that I had to be disciplined to get this course completed but it was the excellent service and quick turnaround of assessed units that compelled me to press on and complete in the shortest time possible for me.

Archie Maidment CJ Retail Solutions
Pete Durham  - Guernsey Water

‘I cannot thank the team at SVT enough, especially Matt King, for the support and encouragement they provided me in gaining my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. No query was too silly and I never had to wait an age for feedback on reflective accounts. There was also always someone available to talk to.
The Diploma may seem daunting at first but SVT soon put me at ease and guided me smoothly through the process of qualification.

My experience of SVT is that they are a highly professional and competent training provider. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is considering furthering their H&S career through vocational training.’

When you get opportunity, please would you e-mail me the approved versions of my reflective accounts.

Best regards, Matt, thank you for everything and best wishes for the future.

Pete Durham Guernsey Water
Idoko Joseph  - HSE at Doha Metro Green Line Underground

"I can positively say SVT Ltd course have improved and stepped me up on the field of health and safety.The challenges has helped me develop a positive attitude towards my career and discover more about myself. assessors are very entertaining and interested in students’ well-being. They make sure every level is professional, educational and interactive.My best regards to my assessor, portfolio coordinator and all members of SVT. "

Idoko Joseph HSE at Doha Metro Green Line Underground
Mick Pearson  -
 
'The NVQ 5 Diploma Occupational Health & Safety in Practice, is the second course I have completed with SVT recently. As with my previous course, both the support and professional approach of Mr Matt King and the team at SVT has been excellent. They have guided me smoothly through the process of the diploma, which has subsequently allowed me to progress my career within Health & Safety. I would without hesitation recommend SVT to anyone who is looking for personal development, to progress within their chosen field.'
 
Mick Pearson
HARI JANEVSKI - Line 6 HSE Manager Riyadh Metro

Thank you! It all started when my Deputy Mr. Steven Platts have shared this training provider details with us on the project. 
At the same time Steven’s brother, a great and inspirational HSE Director, Mr. Darren Platts have appraised NVQ 5 being satisfied with what was offered on the way becoming CMIOSH! 
And as FYI I will have the pleasure and the honor to be the first Macedonian and a guy from the Balkans in General that went thru this process and go advanced much beyond my current OSHA Certification/Membership and experience! …

Abi Jones came after and helped me out with starting the process along with the assessors Matt and Simon…Thank you! Will recommend to others. Participation was very rewarding and interactive. Thank you for your flexibility with respect to our tough working schedule. Very useful and definitely thought provoking… Module style was clear and interactive – great, friendly and fun. Catered to all levels, which was good for those just starting out and those with more experience. Thank you for your criticism and showing me again what we should concentrate ourselves primarily while implementing Safety. Enjoyed thoroughly this opportunity to reflect. Certainly all Safety and Construction Professionals would benefit from this Training…Thank you!

HARI JANEVSKI Line 6 HSE Manager Riyadh Metro
 Graeme Collard -

Please find attached completed feedback form.  What the form doesn’t allow me to convey is my gratitude to you.  You’ve been very professional throughout my dealings with you; you’ve always come back to me promptly whenever I’ve had cause to contact you, your comments have been constructive and helpful, and have been instrumental in enabling me to navigate the qualification in the time that I’ve been able to.  In terms of the wider SVT experience I have to say I’ve found it very positive.  The documentation is helpful in deciphering the intent of the questions and in selecting appropriate evidence to help back demonstrate competence, and the contact with my portfolio co-ordinator was regular, timely and constructive.  I have seen feedback on other training providers reporting that candidates feel slightly left to their own devices and unsupported through this qualification, I have to say that this is certainly not my experience with SVT, their documentation aids the understanding and navigation of the course, my portfolio co-ordinator was helpful and  usually responded to emails the same day.  Due to all the help and support i received, I managed to complete the qualification in 10 months which I am delighted with.  I received by certificate by email within a week or so of completion, enabling me to apply for Grad IOSH immediately.  A five star experience, at a great price, if only all professional training and development was this well run.

10/10.

 

Graeme Collard
Steven Platts - Riyadh Metro Package

I have recently completed the NVQ level 5 diploma in Occupational health and safety practice with SVT. I chose SVT after reading feedback given from previous students regarding the NVQ 5 diploma and also regarding the level of professionalism the staff at SVT offer. From initially contacting SVT I dealt with Abi Jones, she was very helpful and give me all the information that was requested. Initially starting the course it was a bit daunting to take on considering I have a demanding job working in the middle east and not a lot of free time. But with the continual support from Matt and Simon it made the process easier. Again thanks to Abi, Matt and Simon and I will definitely be using SVT in the future for other courses which you have available . And would recommend anybody who wants to progress in safety to sign up and undertake the NVQ 5 diploma 

Steven Platts Riyadh Metro Package
Jacob Mathew  - Director

It has been a pleasure for me in spending time with SVT for my professional development in the form of NVQ Level 7. As far as the course content, encouragement, continuous support and feedback process are concerned, I appreciate SVT staff (mainly my assessors) for being far beyond excellence, keeping in their mind my busy day-to-day work schedule.
I appreciate the promptness and timely actions on all my emails and enquiries and I would rate the service as excellent.
In a nutshell to say “I enjoyed my time with SVT”.

 

Jacob Mathew Director
Shiv Kumar Kalahastry - Arabtec Construction LLC

I have completed NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with Specialist Vocational Training. SVT is a fantastic organization of passionate professionals who are generous in providing enormous support for building people’s career path to next level. Without a doubt in my mind, this was the most life changing professional development experience of my 20+ years in health and safety practice. This professional development embodies what we now know about professional learning: it must be job-embedded, long-term for implementation, community-driven when adopting to good work practices and passion-based. I have no hesitation to state that NVQ-5 is the best model of powerful learning media where one will understand precisely one’s role and responsibility for Health and Safety Practitioner that generally benefit to the business in broader sense. I personally have all regard for NEBOSH Diploma but NVQ-5 is distinctly different comparatively far superior and has clear edge over it, since in the journey of NVQ-5 Learning, one would know as what one is doing, how is doing and most importantly why is doing, whether in line with expectation/regulations requirements business interest. At the completion of this journey, one never forgets precisely and practically one’s Role, Responsibilities and Duties but however contritely that is not the case with NEBOSH Diploma, where there is every possibility of leaving behind/ overlook the learning once the exam taken as far as implementation of Health and Safety Practices at work place is concerned. I see my journey with NVQ-5 as value addition in making a better tomorrow and I am sure that all who undergone NVQ-5 journey has same opinion and I am confident that all those intended to take NVQ-5 journey will have similar view. Last but not least the team led by Mike at SVT is remarkable. Matt and Simon are so credible and knowledgeable that they would keep the person at ease all the time during NVQ-5 learning session and as such my experience was wonderful. I am so empowered by the experience. Thanks Matt, Simon and Mike for being so supportive all though my NVQ-5 journey. If you have the chance, try it! Make the chance, be the change you want to see in the world, because most likely they will be doing in a very proficient manner!

Shiv Kumar Kalahastry Arabtec Construction LLC
James Bourne  - Warwickshire Oil Storage

Having recently completed the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practices I cannot recommend SVT enough.
From start to finish the entire process was problem free and very professionally undertaken by Matt King.  Any questions or submitted units were dealt with very quickly and the support and feedback were first class.
I would recommend SVT to anyone who is looking for a professional, reliable course provider.

 

 

 

James Bourne Warwickshire Oil Storage
G. Mary Ashiru -

I just want to appreciate you and all members of SVT Ltd. Thank you for supporting me to the completion of my Level 7 Leadership and Management. Thank you for your good communication skill, gentle and effective motivation and excellent professional support. You have encouraged me and always see the best in me.

Once again, Thank you

Kind Regards

G. Mary Ashiru
Philemon Olusegun HSE Manager  - Majlis Grand Mercure Hotel and Apartment Buildings Doha - Qatar

“If anyone ever wanted to embark on educational pursuits be it vocational or classroom based, I certainly would recommend Specialist Vocational Training SVT in a heartbeat. The Customer Service delivery of SVT is exceptional and second to none. Philip Jewitt registered me on the NVQ 5 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health without any fuss and in record time. Oh my! My Course Induction (which by the way is a first of its kind for any vocational studies) by Matt King was highly professional, very unique and really formed the bedrock on which I excelled in this Program, completing it in record time – 3 months. I owe a lot of gratitude to The Lead Assessors Simon Vickers and Mike Watson who painstakingly assessed my Portfolio evidences and constantly advised me on areas that required improvement. They also appreciated my good work ethics and quality delivery in the feedback assessment reports. Matt King is a dynamite and I am most happy to have known him and learned under him as my Portfolio Coordinator. He made sure he simplified all bottlenecks I encountered on my Journey. SVT is the real deal people. Sign Up with SVT already!!!!”

 

Philemon Olusegun HSE Manager Majlis Grand Mercure Hotel and Apartment Buildings Doha - Qatar
Abul Efham I Dip, Grad IOSH  -

I have completed NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with Specialist Vocational Training. It was very superior involvement with the SVT Team members specially my Portfolio Co-ordinator and Assessors. I would like to say thanks for their support and immediate response. This course has given me a value added understanding and knowledge in my experience. Also it is a nice course and syllabus to know the individual’s potential in the field of Health & Safety. I will recommend to others HS&E Practisers to do this course to fill gaps in their career.  Thanks a lot My Dear Matt and Simon for your support and guidelines.

 

Abul Efham I Dip, Grad IOSH
Ramil Safarli - Gulf Drilling International Ltd (Q.S.C)

I work in Qatar for Gulf Drilling International as HSE Supervisor. My current target is to achieve CMIOSH status and I was making research to decide which route to take through NEBOSH Diploma or NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. I decided to go with NVQ after reviewing the statistic of voting people in the internet which was 61, 62% NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety against 38, 38% NEBOSH Diploma. I chose SVT after holding an on-line chat with Abi H-Jones who satisfied me with all answers to my questions and assisted me with enrolment. 
Initially I did not have any idea about this course and my first introduction was with Matt Portfolio Coordinator through the phone who explained me all process and asked some questions from one of the Units and confirmed my understanding of the questions and process. It took me 6 months to complete the course and during this time it was really pleasure to work with people like Matt, Simon and Mike who are very professional and helpful. What I like is I got answers to all my questions during my study immediately and I appreciate that, which proved how well organized SVT team.
I would highly recommend SVT course provider to any persons looking to further their professional qualifications, SVT assessors (Matt, Simon and Mike) are very professional and friendly. I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate all SVT team I worked with (Matt, Simon and Mike) and supported me during my study and gaining this qualification. 
I wish SVT team all the best and keep it up guys.

Ramil Safarli Gulf Drilling International Ltd (Q.S.C)
Muhammad Dawood Azam  - Sr. HSE Specialist (Red Sea Consultancy)

I have completed NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with Specialist Vocational Training. The course was easy to understand and relevant to my field. I have enjoyed my time working towards the Diploma qualification and have had very good support from the SVT team throughout the duration of my studies. I was able to recognize the extent of my experience and have opened me to new horizons. I was able to obtain advice and support from Matt, Simon and Mike, when required throughout the course and I received good, clear positive feedback on each module completed. I would highly recommend Specialist Vocational Training and will have no second thoughts for using them again for another course. 

Muhammad Dawood Azam Sr. HSE Specialist (Red Sea Consultancy)
Rick March    - Lighthouse Safety Training Ltd

‘I’m very pleased to have completed the Level 5 Diploma in OHS and found the support given by SVT to be very useful and constructive. SVT were prompt in returning feedback and notification of completion of the units as I finished them. I have recommended to other colleagues and professionals who I have crossed paths with to consider SVT as their provider should they opt to do the Level 5 themselves.

 

I have received the completion certificate PDF for the course very quickly with hardcopies, I’m told on the way shortly. I have now applied for GradIOSH status of my membership with IOSH as this course allows me to meet the requirements to do so.

 

 

Rick March Lighthouse Safety Training Ltd
Gary Harris  - East Riding Safety Ltd

Having recently completed my Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, I would like to recommend the services of SVT Ltd. 
I was given a high level of support throughout the whole of the qualification, from the very beginning with ease of access to the website information, email correspondence to the one to one telephone mentoring sessions when I needed them. 
I had to take time out during the qualification due to workload and with the help of Mr Matt King, Mr Mike Watson and Mr Simon Vickers I was guided back into the course with ease. Their professionalism made a very difficult qualification much easier to understand and allowed me to complete it far quicker than I had originally envisaged.
I highly recommend using SVT Ltd for further training and qualifications.

 

Gary Harris East Riding Safety Ltd
Raja Mahmood -

The whole SVT were very professional and helpful. They made it so easy for me to achieve this qualification. Matt, Simon, whole team were always very positive, response to emails was very quick mostly within 24 hours, feedback was always positive and encouraging. There was always someone on the phone who could answer your questions, and provide help. I will definitely recommend SVT to anyone. I can not thank enough to SVT and SVT team for their support.

Raja Mahmood
Muhammad Ali Anjum  -

It was great experience doing NVQ level 5 from SVT, i enjoyed doing this and the reason is SVT's friendly and supportive team. Whenever i was needing any help they guide me in a systematic way and makes things easy for me. This course was just not another certification for me but a great learning curve and i got a chance to assess my abilities in my profession. I am so much thankful to SVT for this wonderful time i spend with them and in future i would like to do some certifications with them.

Muhammad Ali Anjum
Gav Fincham  -

Having recently completed my Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT Ltd I found them to be a very professional company and supported me throughout my study. Assisting me where needed and guiding me to qualifying for the award and moving closer to my end goal. I would highly recommend them for this course and will be looking for my next one with them very soon. A huge thank you to Matt for his hard work and persistence with the bombardment of emails from me over the last few months and his speedy replies and process of my work to the assessment stages

Gav Fincham
Eugene Okosun - Porr-SBG-HBK Joint Venture ǀ Green Line Underground

I find the support and encouragement from the assessors and entire staff of SVT very professional and cordial. I have a very busy workload and combining that with studies was almost near impossible for but the staff at SVT were there for me in spite of all odds. I would recommend aspiring candidates who want value for money/studies to use SVT as I find them very thorough, encouraging and above all the staff were always was there whenever you need them unlike most organistaion with answering machines.

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Eugene Okosun Porr-SBG-HBK Joint Venture ǀ Green Line Underground
Louay Abou Assaf - HSE Manager

I have completed my NVQ L-5 Diploma in OHS Practice with SVT, I would state that during my learning time I have found the commitment by the SVT assessors and staff in order to establish the effective communications and consultation is essential and well managed, and the assessor’s feedback and guidance were always constructive and helpful to me, so It is relay a remarkable experience to interact with the assessors in order to recognize my abilities by a qualified and competent person. From the first day that I have started my learning I was impressed how the study guides and learning material are properly organised and clear. NVQ is not just a qualification it is about are you competent or not, if yes then keep it up, prove it and gain it, if no then work out and improve your practice at your workplace, and gain it at the end of the day. Thanks to all SVT assessors and staff.

Louay Abou Assaf HSE Manager
Alex Mains  - Balfour Beatty

I completed my NVQ 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice with SVT and found them to be a very professional company. During my course I was assessed by Matt King who was very helpful and supportive to my training needs. The feedback I received from each unit was all positive and I found the team as a whole excellent, I am now considering starting a managerial course with them. I would and have recommended SVT to my colleagues and to anyone else who wish to pass their NVQ through distant learning. Thank you to Matt and the team.

Alex Mains Balfour Beatty
Kevin Hendry QHSE Advisor  - Archer

At present I am currently employed as a QHSE Advisor within a major platform drilling company, responsible for multi-client portfolio delivering the companies QHSE directives and programmes to the workforce; working closely with my client to ensure that their safety rules and client specific procedures are also embedded into our working routines.

Although I have vast experience in operational years, it has been many years since I have been involved in any studies in attaining qualifications to the level of NVQ Diploma. At the time I must say that I was slightly nervous about taking on such a big commitment as I was well aware of the scale of the journey to be taken

SVT, from the start were extremely professional and proficient with time taken to explain the overall process, level of detail expected within my module submissions along with the detailed support documentation and strong witness testimony. The continual email interaction and guidance provided throughout by you along with the module feedback from the assessors certainly gave me the drive to keep going when some modules were proving more of a challenge than others

I would have no hesitation in recommending SVT Ltd to any of my peers, colleagues or friends who are up to the challenge in gaining further professional qualifications.

Kevin Hendry QHSE Advisor Archer
Hamed Al Maashri  - STRABAG

The level 5 diploma in occupational Health and safety Practices is really given me a good knowledge,  good information’s and good ideas etc. in to how development, maintain and implement the safety and health at working place.

Therefore, I recommend my friend, my colleagues etc. whose has not taken level 5 NVQ, they should register with SVT for it immediately.  

Hamed Al Maashri STRABAG
Frank Benson -

When i started doing Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for health and social care in Nov 2015 i was very impressed with how the course was organised which allow me to complete work on own time. The support i received from SVT customer service team especially Abi H- Jones was absolutely fantastic and first class. My Assessor Claire was also brilliant, she is very professional and knowledgeable in her field. She gave me guidance and support i needed to be able to complete my course. When faced with some difficulties she was there for me just a phone call away offering solution and always eager to help. At the end i got motivated and inspired to finish my course in 8 weeks time. I will recommend anybody who is serious of about taking their career to new level faster to get in touch with SVT team and improve quality of people's lives.

Frank Benson
Mohammed Othman - Induction Center

I had a great experience completing this qualification with SVT. The staff is professional, highly supportive and knowledgeable and always on the look for better ways to assist their candidates. They followed up with me on regular basis to ensure everything is going well and they’re pretty spot on when it comes to required evidence. Personally, I’d like to thank you Matt for your promptness and support and I’d like to extend my thanks to Mike and Simon for their constructive feedback and support along the way. Thank you SVT, it was a pleasure and a well lead learning experience. I’d definitely recommend you to my colleagues.

Mohammed Othman Induction Center
Catherine Pickup - JCKPRO

SVT Ltd is without a doubt my provider of choice for a Health and Safety Qualification. The course information and guidance provided was without exception timely, clear and concise, however it was the relationship with my dedicated advisor and assessor that differentiated SVT from their competitors. Matt King and Simon Vickers were always professional, accessible and a pleasure to deal with. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, they made me feel confident in my own ability to achieve this qualification even though it had been many years since I had last undertaken formal study. Having just completed my NVQ 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, I wouldn't hesitate to use SVT to increase my qualifications further and recommend them most highly to anyone embarking upon a similar learrning path.

Catherine Pickup JCKPRO
Abdelhamid Ahmed Mohamed Soliman  -

Thanks a lot to all SVT team for completion of City and Guilds NVQ L5 Diploma. I had nice time especial with Mr. Matt & Mr. Simon.

Firstly i compared NEBOSH Diploma against the CG NVQ Level 5. I found that any person can study the NEBOSH Diploma but you can only study the CG NVQ if you are working in Health and Safety. It is also based around my daily working role. SVT make you feel very comfortable and give excellent cooperation

 

Abdelhamid Ahmed Mohamed Soliman
Raja Tamilselvan - RedHat Training Dubai

It was a lovely experience to interact with your institute and do my NVQ Diploma 5 level from your honorable institution. I would like to reiterate that during the duration of the course I was given ample support and guidance from Mr.Matt King & Mr.Simon to successfully complete it and I must applaud you for excellent customer care. I profusely thank you for your prompt service and enthusiastic co-operation. I look forward to get in touch with you for my further training.

 

Raja Tamilselvan RedHat Training Dubai
Tom Johnson  - Mace


From joining the course with SVT back in 2014, the process from registration to start up was simple and easy. I was assigned a tutor through time with SVT on assisting me with any queries regarding the units, evidence requirements etc. Matt has been extremely helpful and efficient in responding to my emails and calls. I would highly recommend SVT to anyone else looking to gain training qualifications in this field. They have been a pleasure to deal with during this time when the course has sometimes been a nightmare.

Tom Johnson Mace
Piotr Nagorski -

I am very happy and proud that I could finish NVQ 3 health and social care course. I had a wonderful communication with my tutor Jo Towse, she was very helpful and patient towards me. I would like to recommend SVT for everyone who thinks about any courses.

Piotr Nagorski
Aju Sharfuddin - Arabtec Construction

I appreciate “SVT Limited” for their thorough guidance throughout the NVQ Level 5 course progression as I had made four to five revisions for some units and received proper advice step by step which drive me to the whole process and complete my course on a timely manner.  

I would recommend “SVT Limited” to all my colleagues who are interested to attend NVQ level 5 course in future as the entire team with SVT are thorough professional. 

Aju Sharfuddin Arabtec Construction
Graham Farquhar  - Chim Sao

I recently completed my Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice with SVT Ltd, and whilst it was quite a demanding course the support and guidance given helped me to overcome all challenges and follow my planned schedule.
Working offshore meant that I could gather evidence and draft answers during that period and then complete Units whilst on leave time. This needed a degree of flexibility to do this, and SVT were very accommodating to allow me to work in this way. I would highly recommend this course and using SVT to help you achieve this qualification.

Graham Farquhar Chim Sao
Gary Skews  - Gauntlet Group

I decided to use SVT Ltd as course provider for the NVQ 5 in Occupational Health and safety as they offered very competitive rates. The cheap cost did not affect the support and service I was given. Matt my contact at SVT promptly replied to any queries or concerns I had and my assessor was always available to offer guidance, as a result I managed to complete the course within 4 months. I would definitely use SVT Ltd again and would recommend them to others.

Gary Skews Gauntlet Group
George Endeley Health and Safety Officer - McAleer & Rushe Construction Ltd

Well done Matt and Simon 
SVT has provided me the platform to transition from a Telecom Technician to a confident and thorough Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner through its City & Guilds (NVQ Level 5) Diploma in Health and Safety Practice. The program has equipped me with specialised knowledge, skills and know-how. SVT’s training approach and support system is unique. The SVT experience will always be priceless in my memory.

 

George Endeley Health and Safety Officer McAleer & Rushe Construction Ltd
Jorja Casserly-Walker  -

I thoroughly enjoyed the Level 3 in Health and Social Care. It was very easy to enrol and I was very impressed with the guidance given before starting. Once enrolled, I was very impressed with the level of support given and the ability to start in my own time. I had very limited time and needed to finish the course quickly. I was very impressed with the support given by my tutor. I work full time and this course was brilliant as I did not have to attend college sessions and do the work in my own time. I am very grateful for the support given by my tutor and would like to thank her for working hard to finish the course in such a short time. I was very impressed with the quick response either phone call or email when I had issues with certain assignments. I would certainly recommend the course to anyone!

Jorja Casserly-Walker
Adrian Gill (GradIOSH)  -

I have recently completed an NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with Specialist Vocational Training.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time working towards the Diploma qualification and have had very good support from the SVT team throughout the duration of my studies.

I was able to obtain advice and information from the Portfolio Assessor when required and found the support network provided by Specialist Vocational Training helpful throughout the course.

 The 10 individual reflective accounts which I submitted were processed and marked in a timely and professional manner and I received good, clear positive feedback on each module completed.

I would highly recommend Specialist Vocational Training and would have no hesitation in using them again.

Adrian Gill (GradIOSH)
Michael Pytel - Environment and Audit Officer

Great work Matt and Simon

Well what can I say about this course? Yes it’s a slog, lots of hard work, late nights and weekends pulling together witness statements and evidence: it can feel that it’s never ending but eventually it does! It’s worth the hard work; I have only recently completed the Level 5 Diploma but by undertaking the course my confidence has grown immensely, I have secured a pay rise and obtained a couple of interviews! 
I couldn’t have completed this course without the help provided by SVT personnel, specifically, Matt (King) and Simon (Vickers). I confess that in the past I have always shied away from distance learning feeling that it would be a lonely endeavour with no one else to spark off or l would not be able to gain the motivation to maintain momentum. I learnt very quickly that this was clearly not the case. Matt’s help and feedback were invaluable in steering me on the way to success. I don’t know how many people he deals with on a daily basis but he never kept me waiting, replying to emails within the day, gently cajoling me in the right direction and always happy to chat through problems on the phone. Matt and Simon, who undertook my professional discussion, both equally helpful, steered me through the hard times allowing me to complete this course in less than 5 months. I have enjoyed the experience immensely and would wholeheartedly recommend SVT to anyone wishing to try distance learning!

Michael Pytel Environment and Audit Officer
Lance Heal  - Safety Training Providers

Just to say a massive thank you to Matt whilst completing the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

At first glance of the e-Portfolio I found it pretty daunting, but after my initial induction with Matt I got to grips with it pretty quickly.  I won’t say that this is an easy course and it certainly took some hours to complete. At some point I didn’t ever think I would finish the tasks. However Matt was helpful and professional at all times, extremely patient with all my queries which were answered promptly, and for pointing me in the right direction when further information was required.  I would certainly recommend this course, and SVT, to anyone who is thinking of doing their NVQ Level 3.

Lance Heal Safety Training Providers
Sharon Hartshorne -

Hi Cheryl, can I just say thank you very much for all of your help. I could not have done it without you. I have my ILM certificates now which I am proud of.
Have a fantastic Christmas and new year.
All the best and thanks again,

Sharon Hartshorne
Chris Ogden - CJO Safety Solutions UK

After deciding to further my training by going down the NVQ route, I carried out extensive research on the available online training companies. The one name that kept cropping up was SVT and the feedback on health and safety forums was mostly excellent if not good, the deciding factor for me was the ease of the signing up process and the payment plan to help with the finances. The course was made a little easier with the support, patience and great sense of humour from the SVT team and especially from Matt King. I have now completed the NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational health and safety and would not hesitate from using or recommending SVT for future training needs. 

Chris Ogden CJO Safety Solutions UK
Syed Mazhar  - Jacobs International Holding Inc

I had recently completed the NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational health and safety, this completion was indeed achieved with the full-time help and support of the SVT team. The course materials and questioners were very detailed and relevant to the field of HSE. The course really made me more strengthen in understanding the HSE requirements and its implementation within my project. I really appreciate the help and support provided to me by SVT team throughout the course, especially in reviewing, evaluating the Units and prompt feedback. I strongly recommend SVT to all those who want to further advance their career.

Syed Mazhar Jacobs International Holding Inc
Georgina Haycock  -

It was easy for me to download all my work for the City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 in social Care, Jo was really good at talking me it through. There was a time I really wanted to give it up but jo really encouraged me and gave me her full Support, so I'm so glad she talked me round! As I have two children now, doing it all online has been fantastic, no paper everywhere,easy to email over And could do it at my leisure without have booklets to carry Everywhere. If I did ever wanted to do my level 3

I would do it again through jo and svt, thank you 

Again for the support and encouragement ! 

Georgina Haycock
Irshad Ahmed	 - Inabensa Saudi Co. Ltd.

 

“Everything with SVT was great! The website & login account was simple, yet easy. Information provided on it was precise and well structured. The coordinator and assessors were professional, supportive & quick to response; especially Matt, Mike and Simon were very kind & encouraging. It took me 2 years to complete my NVQ Diploma but without this guidance and support I would not have done it. I am glad that I had chosen SVT for my qualification and would recommend it to others 100%”.

 

 

Irshad Ahmed Inabensa Saudi Co. Ltd.
Kelly Callear -

I was encouraged to further my Health and Safety training to support our organisation by our Health and Safety advisor. John Berrisford recommended SVT for the level 5 as he had achieved his certification through them. With the support from John Berrisford and SVT I have now qualified at Level 5 allowing me to take Managing Health and Safety within our organisation to another level confidently.

The structure and way in which SVT deliver this training is thorough and convenient when working in a busy environment, I have no hesitation in recommending them for anyone who wants to pursue a career in Health and Safety.

Kelly Callear
Mark Davidson Tech IOSH - Stratify Safety Services

I Mark Davidson have recently just completed my NVQ level 5 in Occupational health and safety practice which I carried out with SVT.

Right from the beginning of my course I was given clear instruction and guidance from my tutor on what was expected from me throughout the course. The information and guidance supplied within my course package provided from SVT helped me through the entirety of my course to ensure that I had all the required information needed to ensure I completed all areas within the course.

On occasions where I was uncertain on certain areas my tutor replied to my queries promptly which ensured that I was not held up trying to complete the various units throughout the course. The tutor was also thorough when assessing my individual units and often gave me recommendations on how I could improve individual units, by doing this it allowed my units to be passed first time when being sent to the assessor.

I am very pleased that I chose SVT to carry out my NVQ and would be than willing to carry out future courses with them.

 

 

Mark Davidson Tech IOSH Stratify Safety Services
Sarath Mohan -

I had enrolled for ‘NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Health & Safety’ with SVT by winter, 2014 and could complete it by October, 2015. I would rate the support I received from SVT as the best in class & I was wondered about this when I heard about many others who offered it worst. Starting from registration until the course certificate delivery, SVT had the best and simple procedures. Studying in SVT will definitely be of an excellent choice. Assessors and portfolio managers are rich in knowledge & experience and their guidance is worth to remember all your lifetime. I would like to strongly recommend SVT for anyone who reads this, to plan your future.
Best wishes,

 

Sarath Mohan
P.G.Ryan  - Tata Steel

During the course of studying for my NVQ level five in Occupational Health and Safety I found SVT to be a very professional and a very supportive organisation. I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of taking this route to becoming a safety professional..

P.G.Ryan Tata Steel
Allan Smith - FAR Sleipner

Having recently completed the NVQ level 5 diploma in health and safety, I can highly recommend SVT as your training company of choice. I was unsure how the whole process would work as this is the first course I have ever undertaken purely online. I can honestly say, I was surprised at how easy the process was. From receiving and downloading the course information to completing and submitting each unit. The service I received and feedback from SVT whilst undertaking my diploma was highly professional, my coordinator (Matt King) was extremely supportive and provided me with the necessary feedback and guidance in a timely and constructive manner. This in my opinion is crucial in helping students complete the NVQ. Overall, I have enjoyed this whole experience and will definitely look to enroll on another Health and Safety Course with SVT in the future and would recommend to anyone else looking to do the same

Allan Smith FAR Sleipner
Mr Robert Farrow Grad IOSH Dip RSA - Site Manager, Cheltenham Bournside School

I have completed two online courses with SVT the NVQ level 4&5 in optional health and safety, I am also in the process of going through the Nebosh fire and safety management qualification with SVT. I have found the on-line courses very easy to access and the level of supporting material I received of a high quality and easily understood.

I also found their support both over the phone and e-mail very good, they are always willing to talk through any problems I may have come across even if it's just to clarify I was on the right track before I spent time writing a lengthy report.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Shields vocational training to my colleges and will continue to do further courses with them.

Mr Robert Farrow Grad IOSH Dip RSA Site Manager, Cheltenham Bournside School
Pradeesh Prabhakaran CMIOSH  - AKTOR.S.A

I was already a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner (CMIOSH) and during my IPD process I had to complete a mini NVQ type portfolio (SDP) and this made me more interested to gain a well-respected UK based Vocational Qualification and thus decided to contact SVT to enroll for my Level 5 NVQ Diploma in OHS Practice.

I had recently completed my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in OSH Practice. It took me less than 40 days to complete the qualification, Each and every person I was in touch supported me for this, Special thanks to Matt King (Portfolio Coordinator), Simon and Mike (Assessors), Mark Massen (Course Advisor).

I will rate the service and support of SVT as Far beyond Excellence.

Pradeesh Prabhakaran CMIOSH AKTOR.S.A
Phillip Cooper  - ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia)

After completing some extensive research and checks, I decided to enrol in the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in OHS Practice with SVT. The course took me about 8 months to complete. This was mainly due to heavy work commitments.

The experience with SVT has been great. Matt has a real eye for detail and  ensured that the evidence I provided met the brief. Keeping me on track. The turnaround time with modules being assessed by SVT was very quick. This helped motivate me to get straight on with next module.

Overall, a very professional and diligent team at SVT. I would use them again and strongly recommend others to.

Next stop CMIOSH.  

Phillip Cooper ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia)
Steve Harper GCGI, Grad IOSH - Health & Safety Advisor  Dorset HealthCare NHS University Foundation Trust

Working as a Health and Safety professional in a busy NHS, I decided to venture down the NVQ route for L5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. I chose SVT after studying their website and holding an on-line chat with one of their course advisors.

I can honestly say that distance was not a deciding factor and I was impressed with their friendly approach. The course took me approximately 6 months to complete and I was grateful for the support and guidance that I received from Matt King who kept me on track with my supporting documentation/evidence and also to Mike Watson and Simon Vickers who provided a fast turnaround with all my assessment feedback.

I found everyone who I made contact with at SVT to be thoroughly professional, meticulous and downright helpful. They all put you at ease from the start and they are always on hand to give you quick support and advice to any queries that you may have. I will have no hesitation in recommending SVT to anyone who wishes to further their knowledge and skills.

Steve Harper GCGI, Grad IOSH Health & Safety Advisor Dorset HealthCare NHS University Foundation Trust
Amy Collins - Avon Fire and Rescue

I had an enjoyable learning experience with SVT Ltd from beginning to end. The registration process was informative in a comprehensive way and the emails were friendly.

This made for a welcoming introduction to the course. Submitted units were marked quickly and the feedback was always helpful. My tutor was very approachable and knowledgeable. I found the website and its forums to be a great way to meet other students and get advice.

Amy Collins Avon Fire and Rescue
Scott Manton  -

I began, of which I thought was going to be an arduous task of partaking in further education with SVT. However right from the outset, with a smooth setup and enrolment on the course, through to advising on each module and final completion, this was carried out with the utmost professionalism and efficiency by the SVT team. I would like to personally thank the team for their continued support and valuable feed back.  I very much look forward to starting the next course. Thank you. 

Scott Manton
Angie Smith -

Thank you to SVT for making the NVQ process understandable and easier to undertake. I left it quite late to start submitting work, but received lots of support from my assesor who always got back to me promptly with constructive and helpful feedback. The whole process of submission meant I could submit work anytime, day or night, which I found incredibly useful.

I would definately consider SVT for any future training I choose to undertake.

Angie Smith
Tracey Pilkington  - RMT Solutions Ltd

I would like to say a very big “THANK YOU” to each and every one at SVT Ltd who helped me succeed and pass my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice.

I commenced my course in January, 2015 and received my completion certificate in June, 2015. I would not have completed this course within 6 months if it hadn't been for the quick turn around with my assignments from the SVT team.

I would highly recommend SVT Ltd to any persons looking to further their professional qualifications, they are one of the most professional organisations I have dealt with, who provide support and credible advice when needed.  I would like to thank Matt King for the professional and exquisite support that he offered me throughout my course, and all the help and information that you gave me every step of the way from start to finish, and the quick response to emails and telephone contact.  I would also like to thank Mike Watson for the professional knowledge and understanding when assessing my portfolio.

 SVT Ltd is a highly professional, efficient, no nonsense approach to training, with all staff being very knowledgeable of the industry.  Absolutely flawless service and I would highly recommend.  Keep up the good work and thanks again.

I have now applied for GradIOSH status with IOSH and will apply for my open book assessment to become CMIOSH when I receive GradIOSH.

 

 

 

 

Tracey Pilkington RMT Solutions Ltd
Valentine Johnsons -

I’d wanted to boost my knowledge and widen my horizon in my career, and having completed the SVT level 5 diploma in HSE has given me the opportunity to handle my responsibilities more efficiently, confidently and most importantly more professionally.

I had a wonderful time with entire SVT team, from online customer support to the assessing team, and I will like to personally thank Mr. Matt King and Mr. Mike Watson for their support. It was a wonderful experience.

SVT has not just given me the opportunity to handle my responsibilities as an occupational safety and health practitioner more professionally, but also has strengthen my position in local and international employment market and widen my chances of employment.

I will encourage each and every professional in all types of industries willing to improve their professional skills and knowledge to consider SVT for a quality training in a comfort pace.

Valentine Johnsons
Jamie Flemming  - Team Leader of Emergency Rescue Services

In 2011 I decided to leave my role with SembCorp Asset Protection in the United Kingdom and try living and working in the Middle East. I had received a job offer with Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil (ADCO) on a new project based in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

I settled into my new role and looked at ways of progressing within the company, it soon become apparent that despite my experiences and the job related training I had received over the course of my career, a lack of credible qualifications was impeding my chances of promotion.

A friend recommended SVT, I contacted them and signed up to complete the NVQ level 5 in Health and Safety. Initially, I had reservations about my ability to achieve the award but with the help of Matt King, my confidence gradually grew and I achieved the award, in turn qualifying for IOSH graduate status.

SVT helped me suddenly find a passion for learning again, following the NVQ level 5 diploma, Leicester University allowed me to start a Master’s Degree in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management which I completed in 2014, and recently I studied again with SVT, this time completing the ILM level 7 award in Strategic Leadership and Management under the guidance of Cheryl Watson.

In the Middle East finding credible qualification providers is difficult and from my experience SVT’s professional and efficient service sets them apart from their rivals. I believe continuing to educate yourself is critical whatever role you’re undertaking, and the qualifications gained via SVT have impacted on my progression at work and subsequently had a positive effect on my personal life.

I look forward to continuing to learn with SVT in the future.

 

Jamie Flemming Team Leader of Emergency Rescue Services
Michael Brennan - QHSE Engineering & Maintenance Manager - Supreme Group

Having just completed my Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety I would like to thanks Matt King and Mike Watson for their professionalism throughout the course. The course started with a detailed explanation of precisely what was required by Matt. On submission of each unit I received an acknowledgment of receipt by Matt within one or two working days, after guidance from Matt the unit was then forwarded to Mike Watson for verification. I received feedback on the unit from Mike within days. I achieved the Diploma in under 4 months thanks to the swift procedures Mike and Matt have in place. I would recommend SVT to anyone wishing to gain this qualification

Michael Brennan QHSE Engineering & Maintenance Manager - Supreme Group
Hamdi Hussain -

I would like to thank to all the team in SVT, particular Mark Avison, who had made it eases the process of registering the course. I especially want to thank to my assessor Jo Towse for supporting and encouraging me throughout the course I couldn’t do it without her. I was very dedicated and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to work with such wonderful staff in SVT.

This Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care will allow me to not only preserve  and concentrate more on my duty as professional, but to also provide in to my client by delivering the quality care they require.

However the study and skills I acquired at SVT were extremely beneficial, not only for achieving my desired to obtain this knowledge but also putting into practice. I highly recommend The SVT Vocational Training, for anyone who want to take professional training.

Hamdi Hussain
Marc Smith  -

The service I received from SVT whilst undertaking my diploma was highly professional, my coordinator (Matt King) was extremely supportive and provided the necessary guidance and direction in a timely and constructive manner; something I believe is crucial to the completion of any NVQ. Matt’s knowledge and understanding of the NVQ process and how best I could meet the evidence requirements of the individual units was a valuable asset in my determination to complete the unit. Matt’s attention to detail in ensuring the units submitted were complete in all aspects also proved invaluable as was the quick turnaround time in having the unit assessed and feedback provided.

As mentioned, SVT are an extremely professional unit and I would have no hesitation in either using their services again or recommending them to others looking to gain the relevant qualifications.

 

Marc Smith
Kamal Kant Sharma - HSE Representative - Penspen International Limited

With the help and support of the SVT team, I completed the NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational health and safety in 7months.The support and guidance from the SVT team made the course enjoyable throughout the period. I look forward to doing more courses with SVT and would recommend SVT to all those who want to advance in their career.

Kamal Kant Sharma HSE Representative - Penspen International Limited
Paul Binns  -

Having recently completed the NVQ level 5 in health and safety, I can highly recommend SVT as your training company of choice. Having shopped around just like you will be, I settled on SVT not only due to the excellent pricing structure but also the recommendations of others, which is sometimes not easy to judge. I found the information, guidance and feedback given to me by both Matt and Mike was excellent. The whole structure from Margret in accounts to my assessor Mike was extremely supportive and helpful
Completed the course in the time period I set myself which was only achievable through the help and cooperation again of Matt and Mike.
This has given me the confidence to pursue my career goals and I will defiantly be back. Once again a big thank you to all at SVT
 

Paul Binns
Muhammad FARHATULLAH  - AMIChemE

Good Day.

Thanks for all your support. I have applied for Grad IOSH and got good feedback. They have recommended me for Grade IOSH title and will update it after 11th August, 2015.

Recently, I have completed my new qualification Level 5 NVQ Diploma 5 in Occupational Health and Safety. I take this opportunity to say thanks to Mr Matt King and Mike Watson for all their support and motivation to achieve this great target of my life. I strongly recommended this course for everydeserving and willing person working in Occupation Health and Safety field. This certificate and Grad IOSH status will give him a great success in his career growth. It will take me to a new level of achievement and unlock many doors of their dreams.

Many Thanks

Muhammad FARHATULLAH 
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Muhammad FARHATULLAH AMIChemE
Madhukumar - Abu Hamour Qatar


I would like to express my appreciation to the SVT Ltd for all that you do to help Health and Safety Professionals. The training course I took form SVT is NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. The program has been designed for the professionals to complete the course in self pace. I have been impressed by the way SVT Ltd, portfolio coordinators and supporting staff go beyond to make sure that Health and Safety Professionals are taken care of and have reached their goals. I highly recommend SVT Ltd to any individual or organization interested in expanding their educational training needs.
 

Madhukumar Abu Hamour Qatar
Howard  -

After having attempted to achieve the NEBOSH Diploma, I embarked upon the NVQ Level 5 route with some trepidation. However, it was immediately obvious that the vocational route suited my lifestyle, and particularly the pace at which I was able to progress through the award.

The team at SVT were courteous, professional, and the process of completing and submitting each module clear and easy to understand. Despite being a health and safety consultant for 9 years, I found that each module tested and at the same time reaffirmed my understanding of the various aspects of ‘health and safety'.

For those looking to achieve a ‘Diploma’ in health and safety, I would whole heartedly recommend SVT and the NVQ Level 5 route. I will certainly be using their services again!

Kind regards,

Howard

Howard
Samantha Booth  -

I was a little unsure of what to expect when I first enrolled on the 
NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety as this was the first course I had ever undertaken online.

I can honestly say, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the process
was, from receiving and downloading the course information to completing and submitting each unit.

Matt King, my Portfolio Coordinator was great, he was very helpful when it came to any queries I had and responded swiftly with the Assessors feedback upon submission of each unit.

My Assessor Mike Watson, was also very pleasant and helpful and very quick to respond with his feedback to my units.

Overall, I have enjoyed the experience and will definitely look to enrol on another Health and Safety Course with SVT in the future and would recommend to anyone else looking to do the same.

Samantha Booth
Chris Seaton - DataStation Ltd

I selected the provider of my level 5 diploma in Occupational Health and Safety initially on price and SVT came in with a very competitive quote.

Initially I was not the most motivated student to get the qualification started and I was having some difficulty applying the units to work that I was completing in my job role, so after a long conversation with Mandy I got my head around what I needed to do and how I could apply the aspects of my work experience to the relevant unit, I was rolling!

I received all the support I needed and the motivation to complete the qualification… roll on CMIOSH!!

Chris Seaton DataStation Ltd
Diane Malone - Level 7 Management Candidate

I found the course very straightforward. The questions were pre-generated so it was easy to follow. I also found that there is loads of time to complete, although I completed early as I was feeling motivated at the time. There is a good choice of units that may be relevant to peoples own workplace. Support was there when needed. Completion was carried out in a timely manner. No waiting around for IV/EV input as it was done straight away on completion. I thoroughly enjoyed the course

Diane Malone Level 7 Management Candidate
Jamie Fleming -

I have worked within the oil and gas industry for 14 years performing the role of Fire Officer. I began my career with SembCorp Asset Protection in the United Kingdom were the main focus of my position was on providing resilience through emergency response.

After 10 years of working with SembCorp, I decided it was time for a change and moved to the United Arab Emirates with ADCO (Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore oil operations); it was whilst working in the Emirates that I realized I would benefit from gaining a credible Health & Safety qualification. I looked at what was available on the internet at various forums, and the most professional company according to the consensus was SVT.

I called SVT to see if I was eligible to apply for the NVQ 5 in Occupational Health & Safety and to assess if I could achieve the award. After a discussion with SVT staff, I realized I was already completing most of the tasks required to attain the award. The award took me just over a year to complete, it was quite difficult but I was aided by SVT’s Matt King and assessor Mike Watson, both of who clarified any issues I encountered and made the experience worthwhile, and two weeks after passing I have my certificates. I have since changed roles and now work in Iraq with Lukoil overseas, Health and Safety is a major part of my job description and the qualification I gained with SVT has aided me to obtain my new position.

Jamie Fleming
John Paul -

I wish to testify that my experiences in dealing with the team at SVT was made most enjoyable and relaxing. The support that I received from every person I dealt with was way more than what could ever be expected.

Their professional and speedy manner in which all my queries was handled was well appreciated. The speed in which my assignments were assessed and the feedback made the entire experience an absolute pleasure. I did find quite a bit of repetition in my course, but soon realized that it is a necessary part of each section and deals with all the different aspects of those particular assignments.

John Paul
Steven Million -

Having previously used SVT as a personal training provider to support my self development in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, it really came easy to continue with their support in assisting me to further develop my professional development within this field. The support and guidance from SVT staff on a personal level was professional and friendly, with a very impressive response time to queries and submissions. A level of service which I have come to expect over the years, and one that I will no doubt make use of again in the near future and would not hesitate in recommending SVT to those individuals or organisations who are seeking professional learning & development support.

Steven Million
Scott Andrews - MIIRSM, Dip RSA, ACQI - HSE and Facilities Manager, Teledyne Oil & Gas Europe

This was a first for me; first time with SVT and first time doing an NVQ. SVT provided document packs and information that were concise and structured. The support and feedback provided was also informative, helpful and knowledgeable. Feedback allowed me target areas that needed additional consideration and enhancement with upcoming units and modules.

Prior to committing to SVT as my course provider. I researched the OHS Level 5 NVQ and contacted several training providers including SVT. However, SVT demonstrated that they could, would and can provide both the correct and necessary support, service and confidence I wanted. I have enjoyed my personal journey of the NVQ Level 5 in order to validate my own experiences and further develop and enhance my skills and knowledge. I am also happy that I chose to share this journey with SVT.

My personal work ethics are “if you are going to do it, do it properly” the SVT support team have allowed me to continue that ethic based upon their professionalism and structured support. Well done and thank you.

Scott Andrews MIIRSM, Dip RSA, ACQI - HSE and Facilities Manager, Teledyne Oil & Gas Europe
Mick Pearson - Starglaze Windows & Conservatories Glass Production Department

I would like to thank the SVT Ltd Team for their professionalism, and proactive approach they displayed towards helping me achieve my NVQ 3, in Occupational Health & Safety.

The best compliment I can pay SVT, is that I plan to return this year to take my NVQ 5!

Mick Pearson Starglaze Windows & Conservatories Glass Production Department
Darin Bainbridge - Director of Doubt Management Ltd QHSE Manager Seagreen Wind Energy Limited

This is the second course that I have completed with SVT. The support is good, the communication is good and their overall service is very professional and efficient. As a working professional, it is not always easy to take time out to continue your professional development. However, as a professional, it is vital to make the time and using SVT is exactly the help and guidance one needs to get the results. I would not hesitate in recommending them to colleagues and other professionals.

Darin Bainbridge Director of Doubt Management Ltd QHSE Manager Seagreen Wind Energy Limited
Charles Thankachan - Safety Officer - Penspen International Ltd

I sincerely appreciate the SVT team for their help and support provided for completing the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. I registered for NVQ Level 5 Diploma in the month of March 2013 and was able to complete by October 2013, with the prompt guidance and support from the course coordinator and course assessor. The comments from the assessor and the coordinator helped me to meet the standards and for the fast completing of the units. The guidelines and samples provided by the Institute helped me for completing the units without taking help from others. I will recommend courses provided by SVT to all those who wants to advance in their career.

Charles Thankachan Safety Officer - Penspen International Ltd
Michael Bray - Grad IOSH Dip RSA - ACiOB AiEMA

To gain my OCR NVQ Level 5 diploma in occupational health and safety practice I completed this with the SVT vocational training course, my experience with the SVT team was a good one , always very helpful, precise on what was required, good feedback from submitted units and relatively quick in replying to e-mails and questions, I would certainly go to SVT for any further training which could help me progress in my career.

Michael Bray Grad IOSH Dip RSA - ACiOB AiEMA
Stella Bhebhe - Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care

It was such a wonderful experience to have such a wonderful assessor like Joe Pope and her Assistant Neeta. I enjoyed the course so much that at one point I was delaying to hand in my last module as I didn’t not want to let go. The level of support and professionalism from Joe and Neeta was excellent. Each time I needed help I received it straight away. One time I thought I had made a mistake by choosing this diploma as I had no clue what was going on. Neeta organised a professional discussion with Joe and she put me on the right track and from then on none of my modules were returned back to me. Joe’s explanation was very easy to understand and right to the point. In my experience as a student, I have never experienced so much positive input from tutors. Thank you Joe and Neeta, I would not have made it without your support and keep up the good work!. I enjoyed the Diploma so much, wish I can do it again!

Stella Bhebhe Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care
Matt Jackson -

Having spent the last 12-14 months studying my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety with SVT I can quite happily say it has been a pleasure. The support and response I received from my NVQ Portfolio Coordinator Matt King was above and beyond my expectations, the feedback I received after submitting each unit was constructive and returned in a timely manner. I strongly recommend SVT as a training provider to anyone who is looking to further their career through vocational education. Again, thanks for the support over the past year or so.

Matt Jackson
Jonathan Hemmingway -

I found the whole experience of using SVT as a training provider to be excellent. I felt that there was always help and guidance if required from the SVT team from start to completion of the NVQ5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Jonathan Hemmingway
Derek Robertson - BEng(Hons) IEng MIET MIMechE MEI MIHEEM MInstRE ACIBSE Dip RSA Tech IOSH Authorising Engineer, Turner Facilities Management

I registered for the NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health & Safety back in December 2010 but did not actually get around to starting it until mid-2011 and finished it December 2012.

Although this might seem like a long time it fitted into my work and family commitments and it was very easy to pick it up again after a break from it.

I would highly recommend the workshop that SVT offer as this was the 'kick start' I needed to actually start working through the Units.

The support from all the staff at SVT I dealt with was first class and a great help when requiring some direction with the various units

I could not recommend this course enough to anyone working in a Health and Safety environment as you will be able to produce the majority of the evidence you require to complete this course form your day job. You will also gain a well-recognised Health and Safety qualification without having to sit in a classroom for a number of weeks.

I would definitely use SVT again in the future and again a big thank you to all SVT staff for all their assistance.

Derek Robertson BEng(Hons) IEng MIET MIMechE MEI MIHEEM MInstRE ACIBSE Dip RSA Tech IOSH Authorising Engineer, Turner Facilities Management
Stan Rudowski - Regional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, ATS Euromaster

Two years ago I researched the possibility of attaining the qualification in a manner that suited not only my day job but also my personal life.

I contacted a number of providers for details of what was on offer both price wise and content.

SVT Ltd certainly ticked all the boxes; however I was in Edinburgh and they were in Grimsby and I thought that there may be issues if I needed help or support and a local provider may be more suitable.

One phone call from SVT convinced me that they were the right provider and I signed up that day.

The material came through I worked at my own pace, received excellent encouragement and guidance, any adjustments to my work was backed up with advice and constructive feedback.

SVT kept me on track and motivated and although it seemed like a long road they helped to keep me focussed to complete each module

I now have the qualification I wanted, I have gained promotion, so both sets of goals have been met and a big thank you goes to all the people at SVT Ltd who helped me attain my goals

I would certainly use SVT again and would not hesitate to recommend them to other potential customers.

Stan Rudowski Regional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, ATS Euromaster
Philip Latimer - CMIOSH - VVB Engineering Services Ltd

I found registering to complete my NVQ5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety with SVT Ltd easy, communication between me and the assessor was good but answers to any queries was within hours not days.

The course layout was easy to understand, challenging in that evidence to support your reflective accounts were rigorously checked and of course witnessed by your superiors.

In all yes I'm so pleased I gave this course my full commitment and fully endorse this qualification to those who want to attain CMIOSH or even improve their professional status within the field of Health & Safety.

Philip Latimer CMIOSH - VVB Engineering Services Ltd
John Rothery - CMIOSH

SVT Ltd have outstanding training materials and supports functions, I will always advise collegues and my team to use this company when looking at training needs for our organisation. The professionalism and structure of SVT are key to any professionals looking to further their career.

John Rothery CMIOSH
Brian Lightowler - HSE Manager, LTC Project, Wilton Engineering Services

After deciding to enhance my career as a safety professional I contacted SVT Ltd of Grimsby to enrol on a NVQ level 5 diploma course in occupational health and safety. I had previously done business with SVT and due to the first class response I received I decided once again to contact them. I found the staff to be very helpful not only when booking, but also while completing the course the level of support that I received was again first class.

The content of the course was very well structured and easy to understand. I found my dedicated tutor to be excellent in her response to queries and giving feedback. I would recommend anyone wishing to enrol on the above course to contact SVT as I am sure they will receive the same excellent service that I received

Brian Lightowler HSE Manager, LTC Project, Wilton Engineering Services
Luke Pitt - Health & Safety Advisor & Director - LARP Safety Limited

My career since the NVQ has really gone from strength to strength as it has opened a lot of doors for me which were firmly shut until I had gained this type of qualification and in hindsight this is rightfully so.

I have found that like most things, you also need to gain a reputation as well as having the qualifications, and that is one of the hardest things to obtain, yes you may have the NVQ, but then it's a matter of networking and selling yourself out there in a very harsh environment and believing that what you have and the work you put into obtaining it is enough to be credible within the industry.

After about a year of gaining my NVQ 4 , I then looked to undertake the Charter process by applying to take the IOSH open book exam (which if you take the NVQ4 is the route you have to take). This is actually a lot harder than most people think as IOSH know you have access to the information and as such have an expectation that your answers should be better than if you were trying to remember all the details in an exam room. I took it and passed and then went forward then to my peer group interview. This was in August of this year and as you can see was successful. I was awarded Chartered status on the 11th August 2011 and I am immensely proud of getting as far as I have and grateful for your companies assistance in guiding me through that very important first stage.

It is really important to know that whichever way you start in H&S, the end result of being Chartered is the best way of showing either your company or client base that you are at the very top of your professional tree.

Luke Pitt Health & Safety Advisor & Director - LARP Safety Limited
Eddie Walters -

Pretty standard as far as the IOSH process is concerned. I achieved the NVQ 4 with SVT as I was in the transition from Grad IOSH. I managed to apply for the chartered interview with only days to spare, but made it thanks to your prompt turn around and feedback. I was confident enough to send the application through after having received verbal feedback from your team.

After achieving Chartered certification I was asked for some general discussions with IOSH about several other areas of interest through my work. This eventually led to a chat about being a member of the IOSH Chartered Interval panel.

I have sat on several panels since 2010 and hope to progress to chairman of the panel in the near future.

Eddie Walters
Steve Smith -

After gaining my NVQ I was able to upgrade to Grad IOSH this I obtained within a short time.

The upgrade to CMIOSH itself took approximately 2 years to achieve, I first had to pass an open assessment which consisted of a number of questions covering a wide range of subjects. the answers being limited in words and a time limit of 10 days.

This I passed at first attempt. I then had to attend a peer interview which consisted of a short presentation by me, about me and my career so far and what I hope to do in the future, followed by a question and answer session.

The peer review I passed on the second attempt and it was put forward for ratification by the IOSH board in October of this year.I received confirmation of this a short time later.

The benefits are that it has raised my professional profile and that of the organisation I work for, and validates the work ethic, including that of IOSH. It has raised my personal and profession profile with my colleagues who trust in my ability and seek out knowledge and guidance.

As for the future I hope it will take me on to a more responsible position within the profession I am dedicated to.

Steve Smith
Andrew Clark - Health & Safety Advisor, Pocklington School

I started the course what seems like a very long time ago in fact it has been almost two years since I took my first tentative steps towards completing the NVQ. I had promised myself that after attending the NVQ workshop held in Grimsby that I would have it all completed within 9 months. Work commitments and family life overtook me however and so I ended up using almost the entire allocated amount of time for completion.

I would strongly recommend that anyone considering the NVQ route uses the opportunity of the workshop, as in my case never having carried out an NVQ prior to this; I found it to be extremely useful in letting me know what was expected to complete the modules..

During the whole process I received positive feedback on all the evidence submitted and the occasional pointer as to where the work could be improved upon. From a personal point of view this worked extremely well and I would thoroughly recommend the NVQ path to anyone wishing to gain a Diploma level health & safety qualification. A big thank you to all the team at SVT, who helped me along the way.

Andrew Clark Health & Safety Advisor, Pocklington School
John O’Rourke - QHSE Manager, Arthur McKay & Co. Ltd

Two years ago I researched the possibility of attaining the qualification in a manner that suited not only my day job but also my personal life.

I contacted a number of providers for details of what was on offer both price wise and content.

SVT Ltd certainly ticked all the boxes; however I was in Edinburgh and you where in Grimsby and I thought that there may be issues if I needed help or support and a local provider may be more suitable.

One phone call from SVT convinced me that you were the right provider and I signed up that day.

The material came through I worked at my own pace, received excellent encouragement and guidance, any adjustments to my work was backed up with advice and constructive feedback.
You kept me on track and motivated and although it seemed like a long road you helped to keep me focussed to complete each module

I now have the qualification I wanted, I have gained promotion, so both sets of goals have been met and a big thank you goes to all the people at SVT who helped me attain my goals

I would certainly use SVT again and would not hesitate to recommend you to other potential customers.

John O’Rourke QHSE Manager, Arthur McKay & Co. Ltd
Andrew Clarke - Safety Trainer for Training at Naver

I started a level 4 NVQ in Occupational Safety and Health with SVT Ltd in order to give myself better credibility as a trainer. When embarking on a career in any Health and Safety orientated post, qualifications are a necessity.

During my time working on the level 4 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety, I found the people at SVT to be very helpful. As time went by, my job changed with my partner leaving for another job and leaving me with a heavy workload, but due to the inherent flexibility of an NVQ I was able to put it on hold until it suited me to start work on it again. Whenever I had any queries or uncertainties about the evidence required, I just phoned up and had a chat with the SVT team and clarified the situation. I am now the proud owner of a level 4 NVQ and I know I wouldn't have managed without the support of the SVT team.

Andrew Clarke Safety Trainer for Training at Naver
Gary Piper - Health and Safety Technician for the Wrigley Company UK

I would like to convey my gratitude to you and your team on the completion of my NVQ 5. The quality of service I received from yourself and Matt King was exceptional and contributed greatly in easing my journey through this process.

I want to further thank you for your professionalism and technical ability to guide me through the NVQ 5 qualification. Your knowledge of all things appertaining to Health and Safety was invaluable to me. You gave your advice freely and you were very patient with me when I struggled to understand a concept.

I found all of the team based in Grimsby approachable and helpful. I never felt alone on this journey because the SVT Customer Service and Support were excellent.

I would like to end this Testimonial by saying that I would unreservedly recommend SVT as an NVQ 5 Course Provider for Health and Safety and would be please to share my experiences with any potential client should you like me to do so.

Gary Piper Health and Safety Technician for the Wrigley Company UK
Darell Dip.RSA- Grad-IOSH  - H&S Officer

NVQ Level 4 Occupational Safety & Health E-learning I would like to thank all the SVT team for their support & guidance in completing the OCR NVQ Level 4 in Occupational Health & Safety Practice My special thanks to Sarah Reilly for her professional support & constructive feedback.

From start to finish SVT Ltd has provided an excellent service as an established Health & Safety training provider. I will continue to promote them as I continue in my H&S career.

Darell Dip.RSA- Grad-IOSH H&S Officer
Linda -

I have just completed the NVQ4 in Occupational Health & Safety Practice with SVT Ltd. I was apprehensive at the beginning and delayed starting for 3 months. When I submitted my first unit the response from Matt King was almost immediate. He thanked me for my evidence and informed me of my assessor. My assessor welcomed me and encouraged me to submit a high quality of evidence. After successfully completing 6 units, we moved house and my Mother passed away, this stopped me working on my NVQ for 8 months, but with encouragement from my husband and the SVT team I resumed my studies.

I found the units very varied, albeit if you work through them in order they do follow a logical pattern and allow for cross referencing. As expected some of the units are more challenging than others, but this makes you research those areas and expand your knowledge. I have learnt a lot and become more confident in my role as a Health and Safety Advisor. I would recommend SVT to anyone wishing to develop their career in health and safety.

Linda
Martin Olbrycht -

Great support throughout the process of achieving my NVQ 5. Always willing to go an extra mile to help and steer in the right direction. I will be doing some more training with SVT as I see them as a very reliable service provider.

Martin Olbrycht
Terry Game -

From my first telephone contact with SVT Ltd to the completion of my NVQ, the friendly and helpful response has been a breath of fresh air.

I attended the workshop day very early into starting my NVQ, and the advice given has been the corner stone to all my completed work. All contact with my assessor as been to the point and continually kept me in the right direction. So completing my NVQ was not difficult but not easy, just well balanced and matched the health and safety work I am involved with on a daily basis.

Many thanks to all the SVT team and I would happily continue to promote their services.

Terry Game
Paul Baumber -

I started the NVQ Level 5 Diploma In 'Occupational Safety and Health Practice' around Feb 2011 and have just completed the 10 units this month, Feb 2012, so the course has taken me exactly one year to complete. I had previously undertaken 2 x NVQ Level 4's in 'Learning and Development' and 'Co-ordination of Learning and Development Provision', so had some previous experience of the NVQ systems of assessment.

However, the previous NVQs that I had completed were paper-based portfolios rather than electronically based (stored) as 'SVT' utilised for the NVQ Level 5 Diploma. At first I found this a little strange but soon realised it was a much better system and the need for paper was unnecessary and, indeed, environmentally unfriendly.

I did find the units a little difficult to understand regarding the format in the very beginning but after I got through the first unit with the excellent assistance of Phil Campbell, Matt King and their colleagues at SVT, it slowly became second nature to me. By the time that I had got into more of the units I was sold that the format that SVT was using was a very good system for NVQ assessment.

In truth I think that the NVQ itself was much more demanding than I had expected. I had previously just completed a BA Degree and I think the level of work and study that was needed for the NVQ Level 5 Diploma was on a par with the Degree. Anyone who thinks that this NVQ is an easy route to getting a Degree level qualification is greatly mistaken. Although the work and effort is of a different nature to the Degree, it still can get stressful. Having said that there is also the same feeling of elation when I completed a unit successfully which matched the feeling of completing an essay successfully on my Degree.

At all times through the course I found the team at SVT Ltd to be very helpful and I would like to thank them for that. I would also like to give a special mention to Phil Campbell who is very knowledgeable and was always willing to assist, and his affable and friendly personality made him very approachable. I am looking to do other courses with SVT in the future, including NVQ courses, and so would definitely recommend and use SVT again.

Paul Baumber
Hannah Wilson -

I found the course was very well laid out and I was supplied with lots of information about the structure of the diploma and requirements for each module. To begin with I found it exceedingly daunting and though I enrolled in January 2011, I only had the confidence to start working on my modules in the beginning of May 2011. For me this was due to a Skype session with Phil and though we only spoke for an hour, it cleared up any confusion I had and things just clicked for me from that point. I would recommend a Skype session or something similar within a month of a candidate enrolling as it is a daunting aspect and is a good opportunity to clear up any issues.

From that point onwards I worked towards a module, then discussed the next one I planned to do with Phil or he would recommend one if I unsure of which one to tackle next. Occasionally I was unsure of how much evidence is required and this becomes easier once a few modules have been submitted as you know what standard is expected. I worked on the diploma on the same level as I did for a post graduate MSc.

I really appreciated having Phil to either phone or email, if I was unsure over anything and he was excellent at reassuring me and keeping my humour!

I would certainly use SVT Ltd again for a course as it has been a straight forward process from researching a course; enrolling and good support from the course information and by having a tutor. I have recommended SVT for distance learning courses to friends and colleagues.

Hannah Wilson
Brian Kerr - Production & Systems Day Engineer

After completing my NEBOSH certificate I sought guidance from our Company's Regional SHE Business Partner on what should be the next course that I undertook either the NEBOSH Diploma or the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. The guidance was to complete the NVQ level 5 at SVT.

I enrolled for the course on the 26th August 2011 and on the 27th February 2012 my pass certificate was issued. The course completed from start to finish in six months.

At the start an Assessor was assigned and each time evidence submitted guidance or sign off was received within the promised five days. The course encouraged the introduction of new procedures and tools into the workplace which will continue to be used now that the course has been completed. The guidance issued by the Assessor was always constructive and clear identifying the requirements for the units.

Email support was available during my course and this ensured that any queries guidance were always readily available.

I would recommend this course as it allows the individual to use their daily work as evidence towards the qualification.

If you are doing your daily work to a high standard then you should claim the qualification to reflect this fact. This course allows you to do that.

Brian Kerr Production & Systems Day Engineer
Jonathan Young - Regional Health and Safety Advisor

I was looking to complete a further qualification within Health and Safety and with not being the best with exams an NVQ seemed the perfect route. It meant I could complete my studies alongside working, I visited a number of provider's websites but SVT Ltd stood out the most.

On initial contact and after a brief discussion I felt due to the position I was in that some aspects may have been difficult to complete, however further discussions with the team at SVT helped to quash any fears.

I would like to convey my thanks to you and your team on the completion of my NVQ 5. The quality of service received was fantastic along with the support provided.

I would like to say that I would have no problem or issues in recommending SVT Ltd as an NVQ 5 Course Provider for Health and Safety.

Jonathan Young Regional Health and Safety Advisor
Michael Morrisroe - Regional Health and Safety Advisor

I found the professionalism and understanding of SVT whilst completing my NVQ 4 to be second to none.

Whilst a lot of distance learning can be fraught with difficulty through misunderstanding of the required standards and tight deadlines, I found SVT and especially my assessor/mentor to helpful and constructive.

I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to SVT Ltd.

Michael Morrisroe Regional Health and Safety Advisor
Andrew Tetlow - Cape Health and Safety site co-ordinator

I would like to give my gratitude to Sarah and Matt on the completion of my NVQ5. Their support and guidance made the whole experience very, very painless. Feedback was given in a very prompt manner and helped me keep in the flow of steady progress.

I am based at a nuclear power station and found that all the units were very relevant to my day to day work here. There were some units where I would have toiled to complete without the dedication of the SVT team.

Again, many thanks and I have and would recommend SVT to my colleagues and peers.

Andrew Tetlow Cape Health and Safety site co-ordinator
Andrew Price - Lighthouse Safety Training Ltd

Throughout my H&S NVQ Level 4 journey, I found SVT to be extremely professional and efficient. Their course material explained in a clear manner exactly what was required, and where I failed to interpret this in an acceptable manner, Phil Campell (my assessor) was patient and steered me in the right direction.

This is the third level 4 NVQ I have now completed; when comparing the experience I found the SVT format and approach by far the simplest. I do know from talking to others who have completed or are still trying to complete their NVQ with other training organisations, that there is too much personal agenda requests for added evidence from many assessors. SVT and Phil kept their requirements straight forward and only asked for material which met the Evidence Criteria requirements, with no personal agenda encountered, please accept a BIG thanks for this.

I have already recommended 4 persons (two of my own staff, my brother and a friend) to SVT and will continue to do so. Well Done, Phil, many thanks and keep up the good work.

Andrew Price Lighthouse Safety Training Ltd
Paul Lloyd -

Starting on the long and sometimes painful road of qualifications can be a scary thought, however from day one with SVT I felt comfortable. From the start the helpfulness of the admin team was excellent, it was a simple process and within days I was able to start getting evidence for my portfolio.

As with most people I suffered several stumbling blocks and in the early stages felt I had to solve these myself, which was time consuming and demoralising.

Once I realised that the easiest form of support was your very own assessor, it all became a lot easier. I never once had to wait more than a couple of hours to have a phone call returned. Most of the time I had the answer in my head but Phil just helped to extract it !.

I would definitely use SVT again for any further qualifications and have also recommended them to colleagues.

Paul Lloyd
Sarah Wild -

I have recently completed my OCR NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT Ltd and wouldn't hesitate in recommending them as a top class training provider.

As a full time working single parent finding the time to study was always going to be difficult for me but the easy to use course guide and documents, coupled with an excellent support system at the end of a phone was the perfect arrangement for me to do all the work I needed to.

My assessor was a brilliant source of inspiration for me and I was able to finish the course in 18 months, which I was pleased with. Having learned plenty and thoroughly enjoying my studies I can honestly say it was a pleasure to work with SVT and I would definitely use them again.

Thanks to all at SVT!

Sarah Wild
Iain Ogilvie - Training Manager, Hydro Training

I would like to say a big thanks to all the team at SVT Ltd in helping me achieve the OCR NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety. It’s only taken me just over a year and throughout this time the support and advice from SVT has been excellent. The team were only one click away and could always point me in the right direction with my qualification. I would have no hesitation in recommending SVT to anyone or taking up another course with them in the future.

Iain Ogilvie Training Manager, Hydro Training
Mr. Amandip Sandhu - Wyman Gordon Limited

I successfully completed the OCR Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety with SVT and would highly recommend this course.

The practical concepts and tools taught in the course are easy to remember and apply. The course and the delivery is suitably designed to assist students in developing a better understanding of their health and safety responsibilities, as well as giving the skills and knowledge needed to manage health and safety on site, in compliance with legislation.

The knowledge, information, and enthusiasm I shared with my colleagues really had an impact on our management, employees and the health and safety working environment. There are improvements with documents, policies and procedures as well as improvements in risk assessments, inspections, audits and incident reductions.

Mr. Amandip Sandhu Wyman Gordon Limited
Emmanuel Nwosu -

I want to use this opportunity to thank SVT for enabling me to enjoy and achieve this award. I especially want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Matt for his willingness to help out wherever there is a need. This is greatly appreciated. I also want to thank Mike Watson for all his feedback which kept me on the right track throughout the eight months of this enjoyable course. I will always recommend SVT in the future.

Emmanuel Nwosu
Frank Clark TechIOSH -

I have recently completed my OCR NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT and wouldn't hesitate in recommending them as a top class training provider.

The course allows you plenty of time so it allows you to fit in all your work and family commitments.

At the start an Assessor was assigned and each time evidence was submitted guidance or sign off was received within a few days.

While completing the various units I found the assessors were always available to give me advice and guidance when required, this enabled me to complete the units in good time.

Overall I would recommend SVT to anyone wishing to gain a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, or any of the other courses they run.

Again I would like to thank all those at SVT for their assistance over the last 2 years.

Frank Clark TechIOSH
Graham Warner -

I have now completed my NVQ s Level 3 and 5 with SVT and found them very helpful from sorting out a payment plan to getting back to me promptly on questions I needed help with. I would not hesitate to recommend SVT to anyone wanting to further their career and if, in the future if I am wanting to do anymore courses they would be my first port of call

Graham Warner
Matthew J Beckett - DipRSAA TechIOSH

Having spent some years as a Safety rep I decided to change my career path, and take on a full time Safety role. After gaining the NEBOSH General Cert, (obtained via intensive classroom lead training) I landed a full time EHS Advisors role, and found myself wanting to develop my breadth of experience as well as simultaneously continue to gain recognised qualifications so opted to take the NVQ5 DipRSAA pathway.

Through navigating the course content and meeting the requirements of each module I have managed to add value and strategic advantage to the organisation, gain professsionally recognised qualifications all whilst developing my career, the distance learning and 100% coursework aspect was brilliant and allowed for great flexibility in submissions so much that I was able to manage changing nappies and completing assignments after the arrival of my son.

I found the SVT team to be very friendly and submissions were reviewed in a short space of time with meaningful feedback that enabled me to learn and adapt for subsequent assignments. I would definitely consider using Shields again and wouldn�t hesitate in recommending them to colleagues in the future.

Matthew J Beckett DipRSAA TechIOSH
Mark Cosford - SHEQ Advisor ByBox Holdings Limited.

The team at SVT could not be more helpful. The open day at the start of the course enabled me to grasp what the qualification entailed and confirm that I was heading in the right direction.

The support and feedback was excellent. You could not wish to meet a more helpful team.

The NVQ 5 in Occupational Health & Safety has developed me as a person taking me to the next level. Looking forward to the next challenge!

Mark Cosford SHEQ Advisor ByBox Holdings Limited.