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A very big thank you Joanne Eastham for her patience whilst guiding and supporting me to complete Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care. Joanne was absolutely brilliant. Her encouragement and positiveness were key to me completing this qualification. She was adaptable in her approach and recognized the support I needed. In fact it was her support and encouragement that kept me going to the very end. Thank you so much Joanne it has been a pleasure.Susan Harrison Epilepsy Society
I would just like to say what a first class assessor Keith is. Always helpful and so understanding. I can honestly say if it wasn't for Keith I would probably have quit!Theresa Harris Caraden Community Care
I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to both Mike and Cheryl for their support, commitment and shear perseverance in getting me to graduation. I've found the course challenging but extremely rewarding and very useful in my current role as a senior manager.Donna Varley-Turner Kisimul Group Ltd
It is with joy that I share the good news of my attainment of the esteemed ILM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (Masters degree equivalent). I would like to commend the staff and management at SVT for their guidance and support. My tutor Cheryl had the expertise, patience and supervisory skills common with only the best in the industry. I would gladly recommend SVT to professionals looking to enhance their professional career and simultaneously experience excellent level of service that is second to none. Thank you SVT for the impactful experience.Alistair Osakwe Gigaclear Plc
I recently completed the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare. It was very interesting and made me consider and reflect on my practice and how this links to policy, procedures and Legislation in place. I would like to thank my assessor Keith Rands who supported me in gaining the qualification by giving advice and guidance where needed and in returning completed work quickly so I could continue to move forward positively on the award.Maria Cowan Lincolnshire County Council
This course has been brilliant, my assessor Joanne has been nothing short of amazing. Her support and attention to explaining this was really good. I would recommend both SVT & my assessor.Nicholas Moran Halliwell Homes
I am very proud to have achieved this certificate, and want to thank Matt at SVT for his professional guidance, as well as Mike. I will be recommending SVT to my colleagues.Kannan Vignesh Galfar Engineering
Thank you so much Keith, you were always available and very helpful throughout the Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care. Thanks SVT!Mirabela Robatzchi Poldhu Care Home
I am pleased to have achieved this ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership qualification as I believe it is career enhancing. I particularly enjoyed the stakeholder learning. Cheryl from SVT was very knowledgeable regarding the course requirements and provided critical help and advice. She also gave me vital encouragement to complete assignments despite competing deadlines!Lisa Austin University of Bath
I’m not going to lie, completing the ILM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership was tough. Without Cheryl’s expertise and determination to help me through, I would have quit a while ago.Joel Stern Global
I am so pleased to have completed the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadershiop. The support I have received from my tutor Cheryl has been amazing and I wouldn't have been able to complete it in the timeframe without her valuable knowledge and direction. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending SVT to friends and colleagues. Thank you so much once again.Sharon Tippler Harlands Group
Not long into my qualification, I could have given up. It was harder than anyone said it would be (an NVQ is easy everyone said!), I kept getting lists of amendments to my submitted units and it was taking more time than I first thought it would, but I’m pleased to say that I didn’t give up and that I have just completed my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice.
Having completed distance learning before I approached the qualification with some uncertainty as my previous experience of distance learning had not been good, however the support, guidance and continued feedback I received from Matt (not that the feedback was always wanted!) helped me work my way through the units. Matt was there to answer any questions I had and was able to talk me through any problems or concerns I had.
I set my own personal target of 12 months to complete the Diploma and although just over this target (by 2 months) with the encouragement and continued contact, guidance and support from Matt, he made sure I kept on track
I was recommended SVT by a colleague who had also completed the same qualification which I just have and now I would not hesitate in using SVT for future qualifications.Michelle Pitkin Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue
I have really enjoyed doing my Level 5 City & Guilds NVQ Health and Safety Diploma with SVT. I would like to say a big thanks to Matt King my Assessor/Coordinator for all his help and guidance throughout. Also to Mike Watson my Assessor for all his comments and also Cheryl Watson whom I met both during my observation visit. Can’t recommend SVT Ltd enough, great people and professional company.David Siudej Claymore Homes Ltd
Keith Rands was an excellent assessor and a great support throughout the learning experience. I would highly recommend SVT.Samantha Villa Praxis Care
It has been great working with SVT, my assessor Keith was brilliant - always quick to reply and full of advice and guidance to keep me motivated! Thank you!!!Roisin McEleney Praxis Care
I would like to say a big thank you to Keith Rands my assessor. Keith has been a great support, always available for help, he is a genuinely lovely person and I highly recommend him. I look forward to working with him again to gain my TAQA qualification.Clare Shannon Praxis Care
I would like to thank Cheryl for her patience in helping me through the course. She has been very helpful to me in encouraging me when I needed it. I would have struggled without Cheryl.Jayne Davies Hollies Care Home
Matt, my assessor was an amazing mentor full of patience, and quick to get anything explicitly detailed in a professional manner to me. I am thankful to him and Mike Watson. You guys are real professionals. Accept my warmest regard.
I will recommend SVT team and their various courses for any practical loving professional like me. It is the best way of assessing for skills, competency and technical know - how. I have learnt many health and safety industry best practices throughout my studies on each of the unit outcomes.
Okum Michael Sunday Alysj Joint Venture
Cheryl has been a great help throughout my course, she took the time to call me on a regular basis to make sure I was keeping on track. I would recommend the course and Cheryl to anyone looking to further their knowledge in Management and Leadership. I am hoping to work with Cheryl again in the future to gain further qualifications.Gemma Copley GMES Ltd
I can not thank Cheryl enough for the support and guidance she offered me. I would have struggled without her help, I am very grateful that I was allocated to her to complete my level 7. Thank you!Vicky Walton Provest Wealth Management
I would highly recommend SVT and their management courses to anyone. I have recently completed the ILM level 4 diploma in Leadership and Management and am now stepping up to the level 5. As an Operations Manager I already had a broad base of knowledge and experience gained through my role but this course has developed my understanding of the wider organisation and underpinned the fundamental principles of why we do what we do on a daily basis. This covers a number of areas including stakeholder management, operational planning, strategic planning and change management to name but a few. This is the first time I've undertaken a distance learning course and wasn't sure what to expect but I can't speak highly enough of my tutor who was very knowledgeable and the support and guidance I was given throughout.Mick Harhoff
I am a qualified consultant dermatologist who served in the NHS for 3 years before having to leave my profession and go back to care for my father in Pakistan due to my father's health condition. After 4 years I came back to UK to carry on my profession but due to GMC rules as I overstayed in Pakistan, my registeration was suspended. SVT showed me the way to build up my career from scratch. I am highly obliged to my instructor Mr Keith Rands who really motivated, supported and guided me to achieve the required knowledge to finish my diploma. I will never forget the support provided by Mr Keith Rands during this period because it was almost impossible for me to study after a gap of 15 years in education. The shared knowledge and support from Mr Keith Rands made it possible for me to finish my course. Now as I have completed my Dip I am looking forward to start my career in Health sector and later pursue my medical career. I am fully confident and ready to start my Level 7 soon. I am really grateful to the SVT team who helped me to get through this hard time of my life. My family and myself will ever remember Mr Keith Rands for his support and motivation to put me back on track.Dr. Rao Rashid Ali Salveo Care
I would like to thank Cheryl Watson for all of her support and patience in helping me complete my Level 7 Strategic Leadership and Management Course. Studying with SVT has given me the flexibility to study at my own pace. HavingCheryl as my dedicated mentor to support and guide me through some difficult units has made it a more enjoyable experience, as well as a little needed push every now and again to make sure I stayed on track.Thank you for all of your support. I would recommend Cheryl as a mentor and SVT to anyone wanting to further their studies.Catherine Ho MLM Consulting Engineers
Finally I’ve made it! It’s true to say I have learnt a great deal from this course in a variety of aspects, and to be honest a great deal more than I thought I would when I signed up at the start. In addition it has given me a boost in confidence to work my way up the promotional ladder and chase my goals. I would like to offer a special thank you to Matt King for his support and professional guidance throughout the course as well as to Mike Watson and Darren Platts for their feedback and further advice.Kevin Whitman BAM International
I just want to say thank you for all your support,specially to my assessor Keith Rands his been very supportive and reply really fast to all my questions. keep up the good works.Elizabeth Jimenez
I have recently completed the ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership. I have found the support given by Cheryl and her team invaluable. Her guidance throughout the modules enabled me to complete the Diploma in bite sized manageable chucks where I was able to relate the theory to my work and therefore could see how modules fit into the way I managed my teams. Thanks SVT for your help and support!Hardeep Burnley South Lakeland District Council
"I give God all the glory for his Grace upon me in making this dream a reality . My gratitude goes to Mr Matt and team for their corrections and encouragement throughout this period, you guys are great . I want to appreciate my wife , friends and well wishers who stood beside me to made this a success. May the Almighty God BLESS you All. Once again Thanks, Thank you and Thank you very much. CHEERS"JUSTICE ANYANWU CONSPEL QATAR WILL
SVT is a great organisation to complete qualifications through. Keith Rands is a brilliant assessor - he was extremely supportive and helpful throughout my level 5. Thank you very much!Amelia Plisner The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy
Karla Busuttil Home Group
"My profound gratitude to Almighty God for giving me the grace to come out in a flying color in City and Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational health and safety practice.Augustine Chineke Obute Gulf Consolidated Contractors
I really acquired in-depth knowledge in this program because its competence based on-the-job performance both theory and practical application. I also extend my gratitude to the SVT Team especially my portfolio coordinator Mr. Matt King and my Assessor Mike Watson for their tireless support, advice and instructions which paved way for my success. I will not forget my dearest wife for her support and motivation to this milestone; and to friends who stood by me during this program.
Finally, I recommend SVT Ltd to you, my friends and colleagues out there as excellent course provider for professional qualification"
"I cannot thank you all enough at SVT for the great support and timely advice rendered to me while completing my NVQ Level 5 OH&S course. You all were always ready to help and I am grateful to have completed my course at SVT"OLUWAFEMI ISRAEL AKINYEMI Salem International Christian Centre
Mark Wilkinson Berkeley Homes
Rajath Sadashiva J&P Overseas Construction Qatar
"By the grace of Almighty Allah I was able to pass unit 611 to attain GradIOSH. Thanks to all SVT team for their help and support especially Matt King and Mike Watson. This will certainly improve my managerial skills. This is a well designed course"Mahmood Saleem Descon Engineering Qatar
I have just completed my NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Safety and Health. I cannot recommend this course enough.
I have gained so much more knowledge within health and safety and now feel a lot more confident when I am giving advise at work, and certainty more confident to gain my NEBOSH.Katie Welch Keltbray Ltd
My assessor Matt King was so much help, very quick when responding with feedback / signing off units and pushed me to get the NVQ complete. Thank you SVT!
I have just completed my ILM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadersip through distance learning with SVT and what a journey it has been. I knew it would be hard work juggling a qualification of this level and size whilst working full time and managing lifes issues that comes our way, but Cheryl my Tutor was there for me every step of the way. She guided me in interpreting the criteria into my daily work and supported me by regular emails and telephone tutorials whenever I needed them (even at weekends). From my first point of contact to find out about the course, right through to completion, I had full support from the SVT Team.I would not hessitate in recommending SVT when choosing a distance learning course as there support and guidance is flawless. Thank you to you all at SVT.Karen Rose Novus Foundations For Change
SVT have made my journey to completing my Level 5 Diploma in Adult Residential Care Management a breeze, I would like to give a special thank you to Joanne for her help and encouragement throughout and I am excited to see where this takes me in my future career!Victoria Ricketts Chestnut Lodge
I recently completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and acquired in-depth knowledge in this program because of its based on the job performance both the theory and practical application. The guidance and support provided by my assessor Mike Watson and my portfolio coordinator Matt King were fantastic. The feedback motivated me and enabled me to work my way through the course with confidence. I would recommend my colleagues and friends seeking to acquire qualifications and improve their health and safety professional skills and knowledge to choose SVT to complete their NVQ diploma in OHS.Justus Oluwatosin Coker Khatib & Alami CEC
Roxanne Artrey-Henry Capstone Foster Care South East
"Pursuing study online is not a problem as long as your assessor is always there to support you. So choose SVT and you will not regret because their staff is very supportive specially my assessor Mr. Keith Rands..Elizabeth Jimenez Community Integrated Care
"Thanks you to all the team at SVT for being helpful and supportive.. a special thank you to my assessor Joanne who was always available when I needed guidance"Shanice Edwards
"Matt was fantastic throughout, really helped me and wouldn't have been able to complete the course without his assistance. everything that i submitted to him, he provided me with great feed back that enabled me to finish the course. I couldn't recommend him highly enoughKeith Reay Beck & Pollitzer
I recently completed the NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Leadership & Management. The guidance and support provided by my assessor Cheryl Watson was fantastic and enabled me to work my way through the course with confidence. I was encouraged throughout and able to embrace new and developed skills along the way. I would recommend the Management and Leadership courses to others seeking to acquire qualifications and improve their management skills.Ross Brown Pfeifer Drako Ltd
"I have really enjoyed taking this course. It benefited me a lot in my current position as it has advanced my knowledge of management and leadership. I especially loved the practical tasks as it made me leave my comfort zone and face situations I thought I would not be able to. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to progress"Patricia Molnar
Jackie Neil Channels and Choices Therapeutic FosteringAs a newly appointed manager of an independent fostering provider, I struggled to find a course that would allow me to undertake the required management qualification. SVT was recommended to me by an experienced registered manager. I found SVT to be very professional in their communication and Joanne, my tutor, gave me clear guidance and feedback. This enabled me to complete the course successfully.
It’s been tough and challenging for me to manage my Diploma, without you guys as my assessor, my guidance, my mentor, my guru, I think I would have been lost. With all your help, it was possible to complete my Diploma. With your full support and patience, deep in my heart, I would like to thank you. SVT and all the staff are professional in terms of delivering the best; moulding a future leader of health and safety. With a special thanks to Matt, my assessor.Mark Lim Austria
Keith was an excellent tutor. He was on hand for advice when I needed him and provided feedback quickly. He put me at ease when he came over to review my work and visit my company too.Julie Smythe Complete Care Ltd
I found this training course very beneficial, informative and user friendly. As time can be a premium running a busy company, this training package was the ideal solution for myself. Allowing me to complete units as and when time permitted. With any training course, hard work and discipline is required to achieve your end goal, but with the help of SVT (in particular Matt, my assessor), this eased the process until completion. Thanks SVT !!Derek Cunningham DGC Training Services Ltd
I would like to thank Mr. Matt King & Mike Watson for successful completion of my NVQ Diploma Level 5 under their valuable guidance and support during this duration of course. I must admit the team at SVT is highly professional and always ready to provide assistance required to understand the course better. I find the marking has always been fair and reasonable and therefore I was indeed impressed with SVT Team from the day 1. I comprehend this vocational qualification would augment the professional skills tremendously in managing health and safety for any given industry. I therefore recommend this course to anyone in the Health and Safety industry that wishes to upgrade their qualifications. Thank you again to SVT Team for all the support and encouragement in taking me to this wonderful course.Wasim Irshad Turner & Townsend
I would like to thank Matt King for his guidance and support throughout the duration of this course. The team at SVT were very professional and they come highly recommended. A great achievement towards my future.Morne Landman Strand Palace Hotel
I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care. I was anxious initially about downloading the documents but there was always help on the other end of the phone. Having my own tutor was a great asset; if they were on holiday or unavailable there was always someone that I could ask for help or advice. As a result, and because of all of the support offered I was able to complete the diploma in less than five months.Judith Roberts Huddersflied Christian Fellowship
Its being a really very good journey with SVT during my Level 5 Diploma. Very good support, advice and coordination received from everybody in SVT, specially Matt King & Mike Watson. The course content of the Level 5 Diploma was very concise and practical in my work aspect in the field of health and safety. By having this Level 5 Diploma it will enable me to get Graduate Membership of IOSH and that will be a very good achievement for a health and safety professional. Thanks to SVT for offering the Level-5 Diploma, it has meant that I have learnt several new aspects of health and safety. One important thing about this course is it's flexibility; one can choose any unit at any time, and submit the relevant evidence through email for review and assessment. The SVT assessors guide students if something needs to be revised or incorporated in order to complete a unit. A candidate can select any unit, compete the same as per their convenience and send it anytime. For a full time employee it is hard to get annual leave in order to take training and exams. However with SVT, you can do it at anytime and a candidate is judged by his/her capability, talent, and knowledge, by completing different units of diploma, not by exams. I would like to convey my thanks once again to Matt King and Mike Watson for the support and guidance provided by them during course of my Level-5 Diploma.Shahwaz Mustafa Khan QD-SBG Construction
I would like to thank everyone at SVT for making my time spent with them seamless and enjoyable. From the moment I registered for City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, I was extremely pleased with the friendliness and professionalism of all the staff. I would also like to thank my assessor Matt King for the valuable and continuous support throughout the course, his guidance during each unit was a tremendous help. I have since recommended SVT to my colleagues, who have recently registered, and I would happily recommend SVT to others outside of my organisation. Thanks again to Matt and the rest of the SVT team.Eric Laing Technip
I have really enjoyed the learning and development course which I did for the Level 5 Health & Social Care. This was a great course which widened my capacity to learning, giving me further knowledge for my role. My assessor was very helpful and supportive along the journey. Always giving me advice and guidance.
The thing I liked about this course was that I could complete it within my own time frame, and with the motivation from my assessor. I am now looking into completing a higher level course.Ash Sawyer Home From Home Care
I have just recently completed my NVQ Level 5 in Health & Safety with SVT. During my study I have learnt a lot of practical health and safety knowledge to use within my workplace. Thanks to SVT - particularly Matt King and Mike Watson. They have both given me proper guidance, support and feedback during the course. I would never have achieved this course without the great support & guidance from the SVT team.Mohammed Nishad Zublin Construction LLC
It has been a pleasure studying with SVT and specifically being supervised by Keith. He has been very inspiring throughout the course, and has ensured that I have reached my deadlines. I am so happy to have completed the course, thank you Keith. I will definitely recommend SVT to my family and friends.Nwiyo Pelagie Bamuh
I have recently completed my Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety and found it to be a really insightful qualification. My tutor Matt King was fantastic and very patient with me. My job is very high pressured, with a lot of work involved and I was able to complete my NVQ although not as quickly as I would have liked! However with Matt’s help I was able to complete it within the time frame which was fantastic! The course has given me much more confidence when completing my day job and really highlighted the health and safety aspects of my role! Thank you SVT!Chelsea Ruffle Merlin Entertainments
I completed my QCF level 5 Diploma RMA HSC, With Mr Keith Rands in July 2017. I have had a really positive experience with SVT. I really enjoyed completing my Level 5 with Keith- Keith was always on the end of the phone/email if I needed him. The structure of the course was really easy to follow and Keith gave excellent guidance into how to submit evidence, and guidance through the units that were required to be completed. Towards the end of the award I was eager to complete, Keith was prompt on assessing and giving feedback on the work I had submitted, this helped me to see what I had left to complete. I had never written a dissertation previously, Keith was patient and supportive, when bombarding him with questions relating to this! Due to having such a positive experience with SVT and Keith especially, I have have now commenced my Level 7 in management and leadership with SVT. A huge Thank you to Keith and the support provided to enable me to complete my Level 5 RMA- I may not be completing my Level 7 if I had not had such a great tutor- Thanks again.Donna Owen Friends of the Elderly
SVT have provided the appropriate level of support and guidance consistently throughout the two year course. The knowledge gained through providing evidence towards the course has not only benefited me personally, it has also benefited the business. The requirements of the qualification highlighted areas that required a deeper understanding of statutory requirements and a clearer understanding in report and policy writing. As a result of gaining a greater understanding of health and safety, I was able to provide a huge improvement in the company’s health and safety management system. If I was asked to recommend SVT for the course in NVQ level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety, it would be a definite yes. The turnaround time between submitting each unit and the supporting evidence and receiving feedback was very quick and the feedback was concise and informative.Robert Parsons A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd
I’m honoured to have chosen SVT for my NVQ Level-5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety. At the start of my course, I was a little worried on how I was going to manage all the course along with my work but quickly those feelings faded because of the professional guidance, great support and continued useful feedback provided by Mr. Matt King (NVQ portfolio Assessor), Mr. Mike Watson (Lead Assessor) and Mr. Darren Platts (ORDOSAFE CONSULTANCY) throughout my NVQ Level-5 journey. The friendly atmosphere provided by SVT and all the team was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and just amazing. During the course of my Diploma I noticed that SVT was really open minded in student’s opinion/suggestion by always expressing care about their students and try to make their course better and better in various ways. The Level-5 diploma in OH&S from SVT has truly developed me into a well-knowledge person in my Health & Safety profession.
I’m extremely thankful and will recommend SVT Ltd, to all my colleagues, friends and others who want to improve their skills in Occupational Health & Safety Practice qualifications.Kasif Hussain FAST Consortium (Riyadh Metro)
I'd like to thank Matt king and Mike Watson for helping me get through my course. It's been hard work but well worth it. I will recommend SVT training courses to anybody thinking of starting a health and safety course.Stephen Davies Derwen College
The support I received from SVT during my course was fantastic. I was constantly encouraged, feedback was very quick, and all my questions were answered thoroughly and with great warmth and care for my development. Many thanks to all!Carly Lyes
NVQ Level 5 in Health & Safety now complete! Although it took longer than I had planned (life happened) it would definitely have taken far longer without the support of Matt King SVT assessor. Matt was available to offer a helping hand every time I phoned the SVT office. The team were polite and willing to help, and the course material I was sent from SVT helped during my learning and will continue to be a good resource in the future. I honestly believe that some things I have learnt have made a large impact within my workplace.
Having now completed the NVQ level 5 I would recommend SVT to anyone serious about taking on the task.Phillip Baldwin Keltbray Distribution & Transmission
Thank you for your commitment in helping me to complete the ILM NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Management, and to Cherly my assessor for going the extra mile, even when against the clock!Ben Sawyer ArcelorMittal Kent Wire Ltd
I have completed the NVQ Level 5 in Health & Safety and really enjoyed the process. Matt and Mike were very helpful and made the course enjoyable. They were always prompt in responding to my queries and provided great advice. Thank you very muchSam Egan Northamptonshire Highways
Having recently completed the Level 5 City & Guilds Health & Safety course, I can say that the course content was very comprehensive. It covered the main health and safety topics and had a varied range of difficulty. I was able to answer many of the units without support. However, whenever called upon, the support from Matt was always there. Responses were efficient and helpful. This continued through the review process before submission. Comments were valuable and helped to improve the reflective accounts. I learned a lot as I progressed through the course and am delighted to have finally completed the courseStuart Clannachan West Nile Delta
I have recently completed the ILM Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and I am very happy with the training and freedom to discuss my own experiences. Great commitment the unbelievable knowledge and support provided by Cheryl was out of this world, very valuable, comprehensive and affirming new skills for me, brilliant. I canât wait for the next one level. In short, professionalism in every inch. Without your support it would be difficult to complete itILM Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Thank you Cheryl and Mike and definitely I would recommend participation in courses conducted by SVT.Sebastian Lik QFS Scaffolding Ltd
SVT has been my home for a few years. In 2015 I obtained L5 Diploma in Leadership & Management Adult Care through SVT. Again, in 2019 I completed and obtained L7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership. To Mike & Cheryl Waston thank you so much for your wonderful support, even going an extra mile to make sure I completed my course in time for graduation.Aivet Phiri New Life
"It has been a daunting experience undertaking the online NVQ level 5 certification with SVT. Daunting in the sense that sometimes, it feels like you might give up. That you won’t make it. I have to admit that was what I felt in the beginning. But thanks to those guys over at SVT. Shout out to my online guiding light and assessor Matt King and others, I finally made it. Without their guidance and insight, I would be going around in circles trying to determine how to approach each questions in the units. Sometimes I’d be frustrated every time a unit I submitted for assessment will be returned not only once, for further refinement. Numerous times it had crossed my mind that it’s hard to align your way of thinking with those of the assessors’, wondering what they really wanted to see on your answers. But I took their comments constructively, knowing that nothing in this world is given for free. I believe all those comments during their assessments has guided me in the right path to finish all those units. It has greatly improved and increased my knowledge about health and safety management, and honed my skills further. Thank you so much to you Matt and your team at SVT. It has been a pleasure knowing you guys.Lester L. Bernales
To those aspiring to further develop their knowledge and skills in health and safety management, look no further. With SVT, you’ll get your money’s worth. It can be challenging but it is well worth it. Well, life is all about challenges. Let SVT help you prepare in facing them. Don’t settle for less"
I have just finished studying with SVT for a ILM level 7 Dip. I haven't studied for many years and it took me a while to get back into the discipline of incorporating study into my week. Cheryl guided and advised when I needed it and encouraged me when I got distracted! I would highly recommend study with SVT, their expertise and support makes for a very positive and personal learner experience.Janine Woods
"I write this testimonial with immense pleasure after having completed my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice from City & Guilds in association with SVT Ltd.Shine Clement Dutco Construction Company LLC
First up all I would like to thank Mr. Matt King (My NVQ Portfolio Coordinator) for his tremendous support and guidance throughout the course. Mr.
Mike Watson who was my assessor was also very quick with his feedback and routed me in the right way to build up my portfolio within five months. A special thanks to Mr. Steven Platts for his quality time whilst being carried out my observation on site, where I had a good session with him. I would have never achieved in this quick way of time, without the great support that I have got from all over SVT team from the day I enrolled for the course. I would highly recommend SVT as a course provider to my friends and colleagues as I found the courses to be more flexible, for any working professionals to enhance their career in Health and Safety. Throughout the course, I have gone through numerous health and safety topics which have improved my knowledge in health and safety. It has also helped me to get to the next professional level to become GradIOSH"
Thank you SVT. Thank you Joanne for being my assessor . I won't be able to run a children's home without your support along with my studies. I believe that every one interested in a managerial position should study with SVT. Thank you indeed.Coco Stan Jamores Homes
"I've recently successfully completed Level 5 Diploma - Leadership in Health and Social Care through SVT with the support of tutor Keith Rands. Keith was great, he kept things straightforward and simple to follow and was able to offer guidance and support at points during the course when I needed it. Keith kept me on track and gave advice on the optional units in order for me to get the most out of the course and ensure the content was relevant to my own work setting, providing information about resources and useful learning tools. As a full time worker with a busy home life I found fitting in the course challenging at times and again, Keith kept me focused! Thanks to SVT and Keith I now have the qualification and would highly recommend them for anyone considering them as a provider"Louise Reynolds Age UK
My study with SVT on Diploma of Health and Safety practices last year was a truly brilliant experience. From learning how to acknowledge the safety standards, to applying at both national and international markets, the course was filled with numerous opportunities for me to develop a wide range of skills.
I found that time management, organization and self-motivation were crucial qualities when certain aspects of the year became a challenge. However, I had full support from Matt King and Mike Watson to overcome these barriers. I was able to develop towards writing, learning and gain a wider appreciation for implementing certain management procedures.
I would definitely recommend the SVT to anybody considering it and believe that learning is a key for development.Walterlan Mendanha
"I would like to share the most important and professional experience which i had while studying with SVT. Assessors,staff and others are very much professional and which makes more beautify of their Quick Response in official time.some times i got immediate phone call in response of my any inquire email which makes me obliged and feel lucky that i enrolled such committed people.Without such type of loyal and committed guidance i dont think so i can finish it before 2 year time period.So i would like thank full to everyone in SVT and willing to enroll more courses in future leading towards high rank of my HSE Professional carrier.HAFIZ AFTAB HUSSAIN
I give GOD all the Praise for the Grace he as given to complete this Course and I want to appreciate all that made this course a success, Mr Matt and all.May GOD Bless us all.EMMANUEL GBEMINIYI FOLAHAN LANE MID-EAST QATAR
SVT was handy for me. I was able to combine my course with my work.Members of staff are friendly and supportive.I was given the option of entailment payment for my fees, which was very helpful.There was no pressure.Keith Rands for me is the best assessor in the team. He is a good listener,he encourages, highly supportive and understanding. I would recommend him as an assessor for any student.FINA ONONYETA JOYFULCHILD CAREThank you Keith for all your support,
I cant thank Keith enough for all his help and support, if I am honest there was times I just wanted to give up and didn't think I could do it but Keith was always pushing me and giving me confidence in my abilities, now I've passed and I am thrilled with what I have achieved. Thank youClaire Adsetts Oakdale care group ltd
I have really enjoyed the experience of completing my ILM Management NVQ Diploma Level 4 with SVT. My tutor Cheryl Watson was always on hand if I had a question or needed clarity. I was allowed to complete my units at my own pace and never felt rushed or pressured. I would like to thank everyone at SVT who supported me in completing this qualification.
Name: Jason McCarthyJason McCarthy Porchlight
I am very happy with SVT. I finished with SVT my H&SC level 3 and now level 5. I had a great assessor Keith who was available for any support I ever needed and gave me good ideas. I am very grateful. Thank youIwona Kubera Abbots Care
"As a recent addition to the Eminox Health and Safety team last year, my first priority was to become experienced and qualified.
It was decided that an NVQ was the best way for me to gain both a qualification and gain knowledge at the same time. I began the course, Occupational Health and Safety NVQ level 3, around November last year and have spent the last seven months completing seven units. Approximately one a month, as suggested.Graeme Loxley Eminox Health and Safety
Each unit tackled a separate aspect of Health and Safety and enabled me to concentrate on a different area for each. Carrying out the separate units allowed me to gain practical experience as well as documenting my evidence
Throughout the course I had times when I struggled to complete some areas and found your help and guidance invaluable. I would recommend an NVQ to anyone who is starting out in a career in Health and Safety as it is, in my opinion, the best way to get experienced while working on a qualification"
"With life’s ups and downs there were times when I thought there was no way I would have time to complete the course and that I should just give up……Cheryl and Mike were like guardian angels, always there to support and gave me a nudge in the right direction. Although the course was very intense, the journey was manageable and extremely flexible with my busy schedule. I am proud to announce that I have finally completed my ILM Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and have also recently been awarded “Outstanding” by Ofsted for an inspection that I led for my School, Pavilion Prep at Repton Park, Woodford Green, IG8 8GQ. I would highly recommend SVT as a training provider for high quality courses at affordable prices and the support is second to none. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Cheryl and Mike for their continued encouragement and support throughout the course"Shirmila Sharma Winston House School
I have just completed City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice in association with SVT Ltd. I would like to refer first that this diploma has many advantages that really makes it unique diploma in relation to Occupational Health and Safety study.
First and most important thing is, that diploma providing the HSE Practitioners very good chance of learning HSE practice in practical way, where you will learn in proper way how to create and implement proper HSE Management system, what is the proper way to create, review and update your organization safety policies, and which methodology you could take to improve your organization safety culture, and how to ensure that all of that have been communicated properly to everybody involved.Mostafa Sharaf Eldin Permasteelisa Gartner Saudi Arabia
Second thing making this diploma unique also than other HSE qualifications that it has entry requirement, where the candidate must be in HSE position that allowing him to submit proper evidences to cover the diploma criteria and to prove that he is implementing his knowledge into practical practice.
Third thing is that the candidate doesnt have to wait so long to see his achievement findings, as you will be motivated with each unit you complete and you will feel excited to go for the next unit till you achieve all units, and that what exactly happened with me.
All of that would never be achieved in this perfect way and time, without the great support that I have got from all SVT team from day one till now.
Once I enrolled with SVT I felt like I am being treated as VIP from all departments , where my emails and inquiries were being answered in few minutes only, my assessor Mr.Matt king was paying very high attention to support me through the diploma, and he used to motivate me every time I achieve one unit when sending the unit final report and appreciating my hard work and saying "well done"
The same approach I have got from Mr Watson the lead assessor, his advice during the diploma make it very interesting way of learning, and his guidance and support was unlimited and unbelievable.
In brief SVT is the correct selection for those looking forward to achieve the same unique qualification that lead you to become Grad IOSH.
“First I would like to take this opportunity to thank SVT for successful completion of my NVQ Diploma Level 05. I would like to thanks Mr. Matt especially for providing his valuable guidance and support during this duration of course. As my NVQ Portfolio Coordinator & Assessor, I found Mr. Matt a very professional person who assesses the units in a very timely and quality manner. His response on assessment was found very helpful for me to complete my units without any difficulty.Udaykumar Katre
Cheryl is superb, she goes out of her way to help me on every opportunity. She is extremely kind and supportive. I never thought I'd achieve a Level 7 ILM but I have thanks to Cheryl.Carl Fairbrother Everyone Active
Both Cheryl and Mike identified my busy work schedule and the very little time I actually had to commit and dedicate to the course, they really drove me to finish this and identified how best to get me through the Diploma.Thanks guys. Definitely recommended.Paul Tinker PTL Construction Ltd
Having just completed my City & Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma. I would like to thank SVT team most especially Mr. Matt King and Mike Watson for their great professional feedback and support throughout this achievement, It was a pleasant experience and great pleasure to choose SVT as a course provider. Timely response from their team especially my internal assessor and external assessor.Raheem Rafiu Ajibola QDVC (Q.S.C) Qatari Diar Vinci
I would like to recommend SVT for any of my colleagues and friends that are willing to signup for any City & Guilds courses. Thank you SVT Team .... Thank you Mr. Matt King you drive this achievement"
"Thank you for all your support.
I chose to study with SVT because I wanted to take the NVQ route rather than NEBOSH Diploma, it fitted flexibly around my work and home life, and they seemed to know what they were doing!Ben Watts NHG Housing
The course has been enjoyable and at times stretching, I feel it has given me a fresh perspective on H&S in general and expanded my H&S management skills in the context of my industry. The Coordinators and Assessors have been helpful, supportive and knowledgeable.
I would recommend SVT for anyone with a busy work/home life who wants to take a more flexible route to gaining the NVQ. I work across a number of sites in London/East Anglia so the remote working has suited me very well, and I have appreciated the occasional phone call with the assessor to ensure I am keeping on track and making the most of my work experience in my answers and evidence"
From start to finish, support from my tutor and admin has been great. My tutor was always available for advice and support and I would recommend SVT.Catherine Cass Priory Healthcare & Partnerships in Care
I would like to say, “A Challenging program effectively carried through. The broad reach and experience of the course helped me enrich the approach of my management in a positive way. In fact, I am taking home a diaspora of skills in H&S that shall be applicable to my daily work. It has helped me think critically about H&S matters. The process of teaching and learning through instructors and resources were extremely appreciative. It had both functional and technical reach. I personally thank Mr. Matt King along with Mike Watson for the support and assurance. Furthermore, I would like to add that this diploma of level 5 is a must for all existing and aspiring H&S professionals”Mansoor Ali DEWA
I am Registered Manager of a domiciliary care company. Myself and my Deputy Manager studied the Health and Social Care Diploma Level 5 in Adult Management. Keith Rands our assessor was very supportive and the course went smoothly. He marked our work promptly and gave constructive feedback. Also was supportive during our observational visits and gave us guidance on our research project. Thank you for your support.Loretta O'Brien A Caring Company
Nothing but a wonderful experience and time with SVT. Cheryl Watson is an absolute legend and shout out to Lauren as well. I have just completed my NVQ Level 3 qualification thank God and i have to say that Cheryl was so supportive and patient with me. I highly recommend SVT to everyone as i found the courses to be affordable and flexible and on top of the SVT team is very active and are very quick to respond (even when on holidays). I am looking forward to continue further qualifications with SVT and thank you Cheryl Watson once again.Malik Zain Arcadis Design & Consultancy
"Genuinely, I would like to thank SVT, particularly Mr. Matt King (NVQ Portfolio Coordinator/Assessor) for his immense support and guidance during my time on this course, including other Assessors who on different occasion added their inputs, the support of SVT and the study material was perfect to take one through the course learning and assessment. The course was very applicable to my career line and industry and I know the opportunities will be endless. Though very tough due to my tight schedules and several trips outside the state of Qatar, however, it was a beautiful choice of study to make and I’m proud I did. Thank you SVT for adding immeasurable value to my career"Asemota Michael SIGTRAD
"It was an immense pleasure and I totally enjoyed my study with SVT as you and Mr. Mike had always given a great support and guidance throughout the entire process from beginning to completion. It could have been a tough journey without those supports and guidance.
I like to mention that no such occasion that the SVT failed to respond.Thirunavukkarasu Ramesh Larsen & Toubro Electromech LLC
Thanks once again and I would recommend SVT to my colleagues and friends"
I have just completed my level 5 in leadership and management CYP and have really enjoyed putting my skills and knowledge into practice. I have learnt so much from this course as it has given me a completely different way of working that not only benefits my colleagues but of the young people I support in my day to day practice. It was really hard trying to juggle my time but once you dedicate a set time frame you surely get on the way. My goal is to continually support people I work with and enhance their practices as you never stop learning so to anyone who thinks they cant do this course you really can with the support from the SVT team. Good luck as I'm sure you will feel as I do, a great sense of accomplishment. Thank you SVT for keeping me on track and in achieving my new qualification, your amazing. All the best.Aiysha Majid Caretech
"The support was amazing if I had a question or was struggling I could email, ring or get supportive paperwork. The text was easy to understand with the recommended book. The Level 5 really helped me understand my role and job, my responsibility and how to make sure legislation is followed appropriately. My tutor Joanne was especially supportive and considerate during my course"Jackie Coombs DRASACS
"As I am in full time employment, the most difficult for me was finding the time to sit down and getting to grips with the 10 units and supportive evidence required in this qualification. However 2 years is plenty of time to get through it, no excuse. When I did find the time I managed to complete my qualification in 4 – 5 months, thanks to the support from my company, family and the SVT assessors.Training trough SVT was easy, course materials appropriate and the team at SVT were great too. My assessor and portfolio coordinator were very supportive at all times and put me in the right track to from the outset in meeting the criteria required for every unit. It is very helpful when you have knowledgeable people at the other end to help you learn through your qualification.I really enjoyed my time doing this NVQ and would recommend SVT for others willing to take on a qualification through them.Bladimir Flórez BAM Construct
"Having now successfully completed my L5 Dip for Leadership & Management in Health & Care, I would just like to say a very big thanks to my mentor for all the guidance & support he provided to me "Top Bloke" (Keith Rands) thoroughly enjoyed the learning process, already looking for my next challenge I think I'll top it up to a Ba Hons"Steven Hamilton Emergency Services
Cheryl Watson made the whole process of completing the NVQ ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management so comfortable. I was hesitant about starting the qualification and around continuing the qualification while working, but Cheryl truly made the experience so much easier and natural. Thanks to all involved, it has been very appreciated and I look forward to putting this into practiceBrendan Hennelly URENCO Limited
I found keith very helpful and very supportive and gave good advise . he was also quick at marking all work and giving feedback which was great . thanks keithKaty Gregory Caring Company
I have achieved level 5 Management and Leadership in Health and Social care. I would like to thank the entire SVT team for all the support and a special thanks to Keith has my assessor who helped and guided me throughout my studies, Keith is very polite, listens and prompt to respond to any queries or questions. I chose SVT because a colleague has told me how professional and friendly the staff are. My experience Studying with SVT was wonderful. Therefore, i would recommend SVT to people there are different courses.Samuel Koroma Barchester Health Care
"After completing Level 3 Health and Social Care I unexpectedly started to look for another challenge. I was encouraged to start my Level 5 in Leadership and even though there were times I never thought I would see the finish line I kept going. My assessor Jo had every confidence in me and when I came up against hurdles she would spur me on. I'm happy to say I got there in the end - thanks Jo"Lucy Picker Wellbeing - ELDC
‘Hi Matt. Thank you so much for your assistance with my studies for the NVQ Diploma in Heath and Safety over the past 18 months. Your marking has always been fair and reasonable. In fact, as an ex educator, it is important to me that the any training that I undertake is rigorous. If a course is too easy, it will not be respected by industry. I am confident that through my hard work, I have completed a course of study that I can be proud of. I enthusiastically recommend this course to anyone in the Health and Safety Industry that wishes to upgrade their qualifications. Thank you again to SVT and yourself for the encouragement. Your little prompts along the way when i fell behind, encouraged me to get focused & back on track to get my units in.’Len Scott HCUC Group of Colleges
I would just like to say how satisfied I am in the way you managed my portfolio and handle this in a holistic way as in line with the awarding body standards, and of course putting up with me.
I feel that I have grown to know you and how you work with the portfolios, in the time I was completing mine, I am very experienced in dealing with portfolios and clients as you know by now.John Wright John Wright Training Services
I appreciate the work that you do and what you had to contend with in the beginning with the other assessor not knowing which way to turn.
Mr Mike Watson is a very, very, good assessor and when you started working with him on my file, things started to improve around for me and you, you need to follow Mike Watson and his standard of assessing.
You need to take the next step on going up the ladder as you have what it takes and I know that you are ready, I just hope your employers realise the potential you have and what you can do for them.
I cannot wait to receive my certificates as this is an achievement for me at my age, as I did not think that I would be doing any more courses.
Can you give my thanks to Mike and Mandy for all their help and support and not forgetting you as without you I may not have completed this.
I will of course recommend S.V.T. / YOU to others up and down the UK on my travels Not for the £100 of course, but for the way S.V.T. managed me from start to finish and handle any situation that came a long in a very professional manner.
Well done to you and the Team at S.V.T.
Thank you so much for making my experience with SVT wonderful! You are a great people and I really going to miss you. Thanks to entire team of SVT for their support and guidance which was always with me during the course. I would recommend SVT for OHS Level -5 Diploma for interested Lerner, without a doubt.Mohammed Mansha Al Mostajed Technologies Co.LLC.
"In pursuit towards my professional enhancement to achieve Grad IOSH, I approached SVT for enrolling in Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety through NVQ LEVEL 5. I was properly guided and supported by SVT staff right from the enrolment and till the completion stage.
My special thanks to Mr Matt King for his guidance and through reviews of all subject units of the curriculum. My high appreciation for the professional commitment of Matt. I would also like to thank Mr Mike Watson for assessing my various units and for the professional feedback given during the course. The guidance and support received from both of you helped me in completing the course successfully. I am sure with your continual support I can complete my last assignment unit and will attain GradIOSH.Ramasubramanyan Bharadwaj Larsen & Toubro
I would strongly recommend my friends and colleagues to pursue Occupational Health and Safety diploma course with SVT.
Thank you & Regards
I have completed my NVQ Level 5 Diploma and i really enjoyed doing it. It was very informative as i have accomplished my professional set target in obtaining my City & Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma In Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification, with a reputable and esteemed Specialist Vocational Training centre (SVT) Ltd. I started to put thought into what my core values are and if I am applying them appropriately in my current job/workplace, for this; I am very grateful to those who have contributed and impacted their supports to me toward the achievement of my program with SVT. I cannot do without expressing my appreciation to Mr Matt King (Portfolio Manager) and Mr Mike Watson my course Assessors for their wonderful comments and feedback on each of my units, Mr Phillip and Mrs Jennifer for their administrative support and a big thank you to all SVT staffs. Without any doubt, I will continue to promote and recommend Specialist Vocational Training center (SVT) to friends, colleagues on the same profession.
Thank you once again for an excellent job, quick and efficient throughout the whole process. Keep up the high standard.Aberejo Sunkanmi AL ALI ENGINEERING CO. W.L.L
I really enjoyed completing my course. I took my time with the diploma as I balance working full time and having children and this course was really suitable. I found SVT staff to be friendly and helpful.Kaylee Harrison Crystal care solutions
"Keith Rands was a brilliant assessor. He was always on hand when I had a clarifying question and sent me all the appropriate paper work as soon as I needed it. Keith also set me realistic deadlines which meant I stayed motivated in getting the modules done to the best of my ability. Keith also stayed in regular contact to check if i needed anything clarifying"Emma Doney Adorno At Home
Benjamin Neal Envac
"Starting my Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care was very challenging but with my assessor support, I enjoyed doing all units. Thank you for help and opportunity to study and grown as a carer"Reda Andrusaitiene
John Murphy St Helen RLFC
A challenging course the City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma, however i had a very helpful and supportive tutor. Again thank you so much Joanne.Theresa Dowie Wolverhampton Council
"Having just completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Health & Safety Practice. I would like to thank SVT for their support throughout. A personal thanks to both Matt King and Mike Watson for their encouragement, support and feedback that I received whilst completing the units. The service I received from Specialist Vocational Training was excellent and any queries I had were answered promptly, and I would have no hesitation in using SVT again for training/study support or recommending to others"Bill Phenix TXM Plant Ltd,
My studies with SVT have been very well supported throughout, I did run into some personal issues which meant that studies had to be temporarily suspended, that said this did not prove to be a problem. I would highly recommend SVT for vocational training.Julia Whitmore Mind
I have just completed my NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety the SVT team where more than helpful throughout the course especially Matt king my assessor as sending the modules through especially the first one you are not to sure you have covered exactly what they are looking for but Matts feed back was clear and eased the process and also lets you know the standard expected which enabled me for the rest of the modules. I am looking to carry out more courses and SVT will definitely be one of my first points of callJohn McFarlane Multiplex UAE
"I've just passed my level 5 in Children's Home Management and I am so happy! My tutor Joanne was lovely and it was a pleasure to have her. She was lovely when she came to do my assessment and she gave me care and attention. It was so convenient for me to work from home doing this course and have my tutor on hand if I get stuck. I could do the course alongside working and my tutor really helped me to get it all done in time. I found the company to be very helpful and reasonable. Very good value for money I felt! It's really helped me progress in my career and stand out, as I put myself through the qualification. I'm not very academic but found the course great for someone who is more practical as allot of the questions were based on my practice. They were very understanding and helpful around my dyslexia too. Now I'm looking at what I can do next! Thank you Joanne!!!"Rosie Mai Iredale Bristol City Council
I found studying with SVT to be simple and straight forward. The process of module and evidence submission was hassle free (which seems to be uncommon in this age of web-based-portals and automated systems). Matt was quick to respond when I had questions and was a great help in me completing the course within the short timescale I had set as a personal target. I will recommend SVT to others ….Andrew Mathieson CAN
Mahmood Saleem Descon Engineering Qatar
My assessor Keith Rands was great, and with his support and encouragement I was able to complete my course. I went through some challenging times whilst doing the course and Keith was always there giving encouragement, guidance and reassurance that I was doing ok and would finish it. I never felt pressured by Keith just supported and I would recommend SVT and Keith to other people thinking about doing training.Josie Meade
I really enjoyed my course felt supported from my tutor throughout if I got stuck was really easy to get support quickly I feel I have benefited so much from my course and would highly recommend SVT.Lucy Williams Supported futures ltd
"I would like to thank Cheryl Watson and SVT for their continuous support they have given me throughout the past two years. Cheryl has been excellent with the support she has offered me and she has encouraged me to continue even at difficult times thanks Cheryl.
The programme has tested my own knowledge and understanding of management skills and techniques that I use, and how I reflect on my ways of working with projects and situations that I am faced with.Josephine Brammer Reaseheath College
It has given me the confidence to explore new ways of working and test and challenge others. I have enjoyed the past few months when I feel I have really connected with the programme and it has linked nicely with my day to day work. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in my success of completing the qualification
"I would like to give a massive thank you to Cheryl, for the brilliant support that she has provided me on my level 7 journey. I struggled for the first few months, however with Cheryl's guidance and support allowed me to feel comfortable and understand the course a lot more. I have been really impressed with Cheryl's communication and response time to my questions or queries. I have learnt a tremendous amounts on level 7 and really feel I am ready to take the need step in my career. Thank you once again Cheryl for your amazing support. I would highly recommend SVT. "Gareth Walter Pure Care
"Having now completed my NVQ level 5 Diploma in Health & Safety Practice. I would like to thank SVT for the support throughout, in particular a personal thanks to both Matt King and Mike Watson who I had the majority of my dealings with. Their professionalism and level of support and advice was always valued especially if I needed to be put back on the right line. So thanks again the last year has been a pleasure"Kevin Doswell Highway Care
"I am delighted to have passed my level 5. The support I have received from my assessor(Keith) has been second to none. He provided professional advice and was very knowledgeable about my course. I have previously completed my degree and found the support I received was exceptional. I would recommend the SVT training 100 % to anyone. The assessor worked around me which suited me with my work commitments and was always available to provide me with advice.Julie Beacom Runwood Homes
"I have gained a lot from the ILM level 5 Course, my tutor (Cheryl Watson) at SVT has been supportive and provided the right amount of guidance. The distance learning system is very organised and a good amount of information is provided on the assignment documents. If I ever had a problem I could get in touch and admin always responds very quickly. It was a hard course to complete, but worth the time, effort and commitment. Excellent experience all round!"Clare Hayward The Best Partnership
I would like to thank you for your support and co-operation throughout my qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, NVQ Level 3 over the last 3 months. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Specialist Vocational Training and the expertise you have provided in order for me to gain my qualification. Feedback on all my units were dealt with in a positive and timely manner allowing me to achieve my goal in this qualification.Thank you for being a fully supportive and friendly assessor and please pass on my sincere thanks to all your colleagues who have helped me achieve my qualification within Specialist Vocational Training.Paul Jones Air Bus
Mr Keith Rands is an excellent tutor and assessor . Words cannot describe his tremendous assistance towards my qualification. He is a man of immense knowledge and skills.
I salute your skills.Thank you very much Sir.Patrick Adelusi Abbeyfield house new malden
It was a pleasant experience to complete the course NVQ Level 5 with you as well as the team with SVT. The co operation and advises received from you and the team was highly appreciated and it was suitable and improved my work standard. Also I have enjoyed and happy with the learning experience with you. Also I would extend my knowledge in near future with you as part of my Continuous professional Development (CPD)Danto Mathew Hill International UAE
Brilliant, may I take this opportunity to thank you and Mike Watson for your advice and coaching to achieve the qualification standard. It’s a testament to yourselves, that although I had difficulty in the beginning due to the nature of my work role whilst self-employed, that certain categories would have been difficult to evidence. Thank you for your continued support and patience, that once this position had changed (once I was employed in a higher health & safety management role), I was able to deliver the required evidences and your guidance on how to present this was crucial to the end result.Colin Whalley Arrow XL
Great work guys!
Thank you to SVT especially Joanne Eastham for your endless patience and support during my Level 5 Diploma, lots of what you did made the process really smooth and I knew I could always turn to you for advice. We are looking at sending a further delegate for this course and I would certainly recommend you to others.Paul Dolan Adoption Matters
"First of all I am very much thankful for your expert advice and guidelines throughout my NVQ Diploma Course. These guidelines will always be the “Source of inspiration” for me during my whole professional career.It was really a great experience with SVT, where I learnt how to work in a professional manner. SVT really helped me to complete my reflective accounts, which was very difficult task for me.Your appropriate response (in timely manner) is also the important factor to complete my NVQ Units on time.Again, I am thankful to you for your guidelines & advice to develop my professional skills to make me more effective and efficient professionals towards my job responsibilities.I would strongly recommend my colleagues and friends to choose SVT to complete their NVQ Diploma and looking forward to a mutual fruitful association.Vivek Gupta
Anthony Brook Costain
"Just to say a big thank you to all at SVT team and most especially to J. Towse for all her support, assistance and encouragement that enable me to complete my NVQ Level 4 in health and social care. Thank you so much"Rebecca Ayuk Thera Trust East Midlands
Finished within the planned timescale City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care course, I cant believe how much I have learnt about myself as a Manager in the past two years, completing my Diploma and reading back over the work I have produced shows me how much I have grown in my role, and the knowledge, skills and experience's I have gained, many thanks for the support and encouragement from Jo Towse at SVT.Sharon Stones WMDC
"Its been just over a year now and finally i have completed my City and Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Health and Safety. I could not have done it with out the support of Matt. He has guided me and supported me throughout the course. Nothing was too much trouble. I learnt lots of the things from this course. It has been an intense course and has developed my skills and knowledge in many ways. Now i have completed and i feel so proud. This was my first course from SVT but it wont be last. Thank You SVT"
Thanks to all the team especially MATT KING for all support .Sagar Shirsat
"It's been just over a year now and finally I have completed my level 7 diploma. I could not have done it with out the support of Cheryl. She has guided me and supported me through out the course. Nothing was too much trouble. It has been an intense course and has developed my skills and knowledge in my ways. Now I have completed I feel so proud. This was not my first course with SVT and sure it won't be the last as the time. The SVT Team dedication is amazing.Nicola Gill CTHThanks to all the team especially Cheryl Watson for all the support. I Hope to see you all at graduation
Thank you very much for all your help and support, because without it I could not have passed the course. I would strongly recommend SVT to all those wishing to do long distance study. THANK YOUJune Sweeney
"I spent 6 years researching/trying to apply for a course relevant to my career which is vast, each time there was an obstacle, this was until I found SVT by going online. From day 1 SVT supported me, they had no prior contact with me, they gave me confidence, practical tips, Keith drove hundreds of miles to assess me. He was interviewing me with much thought and consideration, he gave me insight about de escalation , shift leading and had warm enthusiasm throughout. Mark would answer the questions I put to him, any time I called the office, convincing me I could get through the studies. He was also such a support to me for the duration of the course. I am utterly surprised at the dedication, way these professionals motivate students, how they have treated me with care, compassion and knowing how I have invested my life to give others a better chance of quality in their lives- they the assessors (Joanne was my assessor) promote diversity by empowering others. This company has had a knock on affect as I am going to set up a provision using some of the models I have learnt from SVT.
Those who dont know about this company, SVT.
Should know"Dionne Chetty
The tutor (Keith) was incredibly helpful and supportive. always gave excellent feedback. outstanding help at all times. I would highly recommend this course and my tutor. he took mentoring to another level. it didn't matter if I didn't understand something help was always available and prompt. I have recommended this course to my colleagues. my tutors knowledge was impressive.Patsy Smith Marbrook centre and NHS
Thanks a lot to all the SVT Team members and most especially to Joanne Eastham my Tutor that was so patience with me and each time I call has been wonderfully supportive and to Jo that give her times to clarify things when I call and my tutor is busy I appreciate you all ; Not forgetting Phillip Jewitt who was my first contact call of enquiry in April 2016 about the programme that encourage me and assured me that I will have good support team members upon starting, I am so grateful and forever believe my course will continue to help me for life to contribute positively in my place of work and into practice all I have learnt as well as act as a role model to all members I work with as well as applying the knowledge gain to my daily work. Thanks for the opportunity to do the course under SVT on City & Guilds quality Tutors. Thanks a lot.Christianah Ngozi okoh Okuboyejo Nation Care Agency
Mainly, I would like to say big thank you to Keith Rands for all the help and support he's been giving me throughout my period of completing my NVQ Level 5 in Management and Leadership. He has calmed me down when its got stressful and really helped me to get it done. Thank you very much!Florica Jordan Cheshunt Care
I just want to say a big thank you to the SVT team,especially to my assessor Keith Rands. I didn't think i would be able to juggle the course,as well as my job,raising my 2 and 4 year old children and being a wife! Keith was so incredibly helpful throughout the course. he was always available when i needed help,its like he lived next door! He was also encouraging,positive,and kept pushing me even when i felt like giving up. So thank you Keith so much, I am the happiest person today!Christabell Orobator
I needed all the Support to sail me through obtain my Qualification Keith Rands took over from my previous Assessor, the support l received from Keith has been exceptionally great l have no doubt referring SVT Keith is best asset SVT could hold on amazing support l could go on and never stop Thank You and look forward to see at the SVT graduation ceremony
Doug Peter CC Services
"Having recently completed the ILM L5 diploma in Leadership & Management I worked with SVT to complete the ILM L7 diploma in Strategic Leadership & Management. Cheryl Watson my assessor, was supportive without being intrusive and tailored the support to suit my needs, was responsive and clearly worked outside the usual 9-5 to assess my submissions and provide feedback, which I appreciated.
I felt that combining the first four units reduced the amount of work for me as SVT and Cheryl had structured them in a helpful and informative way so similarities between assessment criteria were captured and tasks arranged to capture all evidence required. This was hugely beneficial not only in terms of time, but also for direction and guidance.
As I had completed the ILM 5 , SVT accepted this as evidence of prior learning, thus reducing the number of units actually needed. cheryl also very helpfully crossed referenced my submissions where it was clear it could be mapped to other units and assessment criteria. I also found as I became more familiar with the format that I was able to cross reference my own work and these were supported by Cheryl.
In conclusion working with Cheryl and SVT has been a positive enjoyable experience for me personally, the format and distance learning approach suited my style of study and learning which enabled me to complete the required units in shorter time frame than anticipated. I am very much looking forward to the graduation!Kim Everett Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
Can I please take this opportunity to thank you for your support when completing Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care. I have gained a great deal of knowledge and further understanding of my role and responsibilities. It wasn’t always easy reading and ability to understand the wording of standards was quite challenging, the more I answered the easier it became. It took many hours of research/study to complete and on occasions it was difficult to find that extra time when working full-time, I am so pleased and in some ways relieved it is now finished. On a positive I am pleased I have completed, I feel more confident and knowledge aware in my role, thank you again for all your time and support during my time of study.Janet Stockdale Peri Support Co-ordinator
I cant recommend SVT highly enough if your looking to do your NVQ5 in Occupational Health and Safety. There was always somebody available when guidance was required and Matt King was a great support, offered good advice and turned my units around both quickly and efficiently.Simon Wooffindin
I have really enjoyed the Curriculum of NVQ Level 5 In OSH with SVT. The Support given by Mr.Matt is really Great. The On-time time response and timely corrections are the best part that helped me to complete my NVQ On time. I feel that the qualification is really worth doing and for any one interested in doing NVQ Diploma i suggest to do with SVT.Anbu Selvan
Hiya, I have enjoyed the course in Leadership and Management and found that the trainers were available to support me when needed. I would recommend this company and would consider doing further subjects with them in the future. Thank you Kaylee HarrisonKaylee Jennifer Harrison Crystal Care Solutions
Right from the time that I enrolled on the course it was very easy and clear to understand what I needed to do and how I could get support if I needed it. I was supported to identify the course that was most appropriate to my needs and I was able to discuss the details of this with an advisor.
The course materials were easy to download and to understand with clear guidance on what was required to complete each unit as well as a objective to work towards.
Joanne, my tutor, has been amazing and even though we have never met face to face, I feel like she knows me, my learning style and the guidance that I need even when at times I've not been so sure myself. Joanne has been on the receiving end of all my emails and has always been quick with a response. The comments she provides on submitted assignments are always positive and have always motivated me to extended myself just a little bit more and because of this I have learned so much.
Keith came out to my place of work to complete the necessary observations. I was really nervous about this beforehand but was soon reassured. Keith was absolutely lovely and, like Joanne was extremely supportive in his comments and guidance.
I am delighted to have achieved my diploma and I am already considering what next. What ever it is SVT would be my choice and I would recommend that anyone wishing to develop their learning and career do the same
Thank you to you allSarah Wright Notts County Council
I can highly recommend SVT. If you are looking to do your NVQ5 in Occupational Health and Safety. There was always somebody available when guidance was required, and Matt King was a great support, offered good advice and turned my units around both quickly and efficiently.Stephen Corbally
"I have experienced over the course of this training a few different emotions, at times I have felt that I was sailing along with the units with knowledge and experience in my sails blowing me across the ocean of Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and at other times I felt as if I am stuck in the middle of this ocean with no wind. At these times I have looked to my tutor who has picked me up spoke to me helped me to realise that I do know the answers and have got the tools to get across this ocean. Thank you Joanne for your strength and your support"Anthony Fuller Calleydown Rest Bite Care
"I would like to thank all SVT team and to my very supportive assessor Jo Towse for helping and completing my course Level 2 in Health and Social Care. I will recommend SVT to my friends and colleagues"Gilbert Viloria Salisbury Street Care Home
I would like to thank SVT for providing my course content. My assessor Joanna has been fantastic, she has been more than helpful every time I've contacted her and been very supportive. My observations were done in good time and didn't wait long to be verified, I will recommend and would use SVT again, however Joanna made this the good experience it was.Amy Davey Plus One South West Limited
I was helped throughout the course by Joanne who always had advice and guidance to keep me motivated and on track. Also other staff were supportive and helpful and would always respond to any questions or requests I had.
Joanne Rice Barnardos
Thanks to the whole team at SVT in helping me to pass my NVQ level 5. The process has been invaluable to me giving me confidence going forward in my managerial role. Thanks to Joanne for your feedback and assistance in passing the units and thanks to Keith for your observations and feedback on my progress.John Westmore M&C Care Ltd
Christian Anthony Hil LRB CONSULTING LIMITED
I am using this opportunity to say a big thanks to the entire SVT Team especially a person of Mr Matt King as my portfolio assessor and Mr Watson whose support had help me to achieve my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in OHS, I enjoyed Mr Matt good relation, support and guardian on each unit feedback, He has always being professional and understanding couple with his professional technique he uses to extract fact and push me to get the best out of me. This really contributed to my successful completion of the course. Thanks again!This is very good and competency based programme provided by City & Guilds and SVT is the best. Thank you.Abayomi Olayinka Koledowo
I would like to thank Matt King and all the team at SVT for all their help and support while I was completing an NVQ level 3 in occupational health and safety. Matt always provided helpful feedback that helped me further develop my portfolio. I would recommend SVT to friends, family and colleague’s.Louise Davies
"It was not easy to identify an agency/company/training institution through whom I could undertake the Level 5 Management Course. From the first contact the staff at SVT were courteous, friendly and very helpful. The course itself was tough and I initially struggled with where and how to start. No information was provided on what books/materials might be helpful in undertaking the course but when I asked my tutor, she readily provided me with this information. It would have been helpful to have been given this at the very beginning when I was looking at the details of the course. Although I was advised to start by choosing an optional unit I was interested in, personally I found it easier to start with the mandatory units. These helped me to get into the way of studying required by distance learning, which was new to me. There were some issues re changes of tutor during the course but once these were resolved, my tutor could not have been more helpful and supportive. She was readily available, gave good feedback which included indications of how to improve the coursework. I felt she took a genuine interest in my work and I am very grateful to her for all her support, encouragement and assistance"Irena Lyczkowska Catholic Children's Society
I had a very good experience with the svt. The staff is very understanding and when I needed to extend the course they supported me and I received an extension within one phone call. Keith, the assessor, was extremely helpful and guided me through the assignments whenever I needed any support. He even sent some additional information and samples of research which would give me an idea about what he expected me to write in the assignment. This was very useful, especially his guidance which enabled me to enhance my knowledge in some areas which I managed to identify as my limitations. Completion of this course made me become more self aware of my work and how it can influence others, so the staff I lead and the clients. Once Keith was away, other staff was always happy to help and my messages were responded within few days. Due to personal circumstances I requested for a date of observation at an earlier time that initially planned, and this was facilitated which I highly appreciated. As I am based quite of a distance from their office, Keith, my assessor travelled to the other side of the country to complete my observation at an earlier date which was very polite of him. He was able to assess my work sometimes within one working day which I highly appreciated. Baring in mind his high work demands I would not expect a rapid assessment which surprised me with how profesional and work committed he is. I would highly recommend svt in the future as it was a good experience and I believe the diploma will open many doors on my future pathway.Roksana Nowicka Comfort care services
"I would like to say thanks to Team SVT and in particular Matt King as my portfolio assessor whose guidance and support help me to complete my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in OHS, precisely I enjoyed every interaction with Matt on each units with his feedback which was practical and inspiring incredibly motivated me to completed the task again, thank you for your guidance and support.Bakang Victor Ntebele BJ Builders Construction Comapany (PTY) Ltd
This is an excellent and high-quality programme offered by City & Guilds and SVT is the best and has been a great way to achieve this I was impressed with the efficient and professional way in which the course was delivered I would strongly recommend it to anybody considering with Health & safety qualification.
"Well, it was a great time with SVT and Mr. Matt who was my NVQ portfolio, as i have completed NVQ OHS Level 05 only becuase of Mr. Matt's great guidance made me able to complete diploma. it was great learning and i learnt a lot from SVT. Thank you Matt and Thank you SVT. I wish to continue my studies with SVT"Mehboob Ali Memon Arabtec Construction LLC
Lee Holdsworth Balfour Beatty
"I have just completed my City and Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Children's Management. It has taken me two years to complete. Throughout this time Joanne has been extremely patient, understanding and supportive. I don't think I could have done it without her!!"Lesley Ritchie About Children Ltd
This is an excellent and highest quality programme offered by City and Guilds. SVT is the best vocational training centre with excellent team.When I signed up with SVT to undertake my Level 5 in Leadership and Management skill in Health and Social Care. It seems such a challenging commitment, but at the end the response, guidance and support received from Keith Rands gives me an inspiration of completing this course.Keith Rands is an amazing and excellent assessor. I personally feel Keith Rands is an asset to SVT, who is always there when needed. I enjoyed every interraction with Keith Rands. Once again I will personally thank Keith Rands for his guardians and support towards achieving my Level 5 qualification and I would strongly recommend anybody considering to do their Level 5 to apply to SVT. The course was very efficient and professionally delivered. Yemisi -Dynamic careYemisi Atanda Dynamic Care Ltd
I have studied with SVT for a second time to complete my Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management following the successful completion of my Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Both times I have had Cheryl as an assessor and she has been very helpful and supportive throughout. Without her guidance I don't think I would have been able to complete the courses with the ease and speed I did and the whole experience has been enjoyable!!!Oliver Rendell Martindale Pharma
"I would like to thanks Team SVT and in particular Matt King whose guidance and support help me to complete my Diploma precisely I enjoyed every interaction with Matt on each units with his feedback which was practical and inspiring incredibly motivated me to completed the task again, thank you for your guidance and support.Shaikh Abdul Rauf. HSE Supervising Consultant at Dorsch Qatar
This is an excellent and high-quality programme offered by City & Guilds and SVT is the best and has been a great way to achieve this I was impressed with the efficient and professional way in which the course was delivered I would strongly recommend it to anybody considering with Health & safety qualification
"A month ago I have completed my NVQ level 5. I am writing a humble note of appreciation for the outstanding support provided by SVT LTD & Matt King who was my assigned mentor / Assessor. Both have supported me throughout which is grateful forever. I personally thanks to Matt King who is the asset to the organisation who was always available when needed for guidance"Fasiulla Shariff Emrill Services
I have just completed Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care. I loved the flexibility and the help I got throughout the course. Keith Rands was a great supporter throughout the course both with his professional assistance and advice. The professional feedback left by Keith after each unit was exceptional and encouraging. I would recommend this course and SVT, to anyone wishing to develop their career.Safio Ali Oxfordshire Council
'Simply the Best'!!!!!!
The assistance and feed back I received was thought provoking, educational and fun. My tutor Keith gave me ideas to work with and pointed me the right direction when I needed help. I would recommend SVT every time. Thank youLisa Noble Malvern Nursing
"I was looking to progress my career in Health & Safety, and after extensive research on which route to take and with what company to use, I came across SVT Ltd, from the very beginning I found their team to be very approachable, and they were the only company who I felt explained the process of gaining my qualification I such a way that I was instantly comfortable with them, and I knew immediately that SVT Ltd were company that I wanted to use, and knew that they would help me to achieve my qualification.Scott Howes Croft Building & Conservation Ltd
As soon as I committed to using SVT, they sent me my units, and reassured me that the team were there to help and aid in any way possible, and this proved correct. At any moment where I had questions and quires on any unit, I knew that Matt King and Mr Watson, were always available to help and offer clear and concise information which ultimately would get me through my qualification.
I can honestly say that with out the help from SVT Ltd, and the way that they ease your concerns on any issues with the qualification, I would not of been able to complete my qualification, i would highly recommend SVT ltd to anyone who wants to progress their career in Health & Safety, especially if they want to work with a team that are approachable, and will go out of their way to help and aid you in any way possible.
It has been a complete pleasure to work with SVT, and I am eternally grateful for all their help from the beginning to the very end. Thank you again to everyone involved"
I enjoyed the flexibility and the support I got throughout the course. Cheryl Watson was a great companion throughout the course both with her professional assistance and encouraging words. The professional feedback left by Mike after each unit was extremely reassuring. I also enjoyed the professional conversation with him over the phone. I am extremely please with this experience. Thank you.Lino de Almeida Villa Scalabrini
I enrolled on the City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma an Occupational Health and Safety in April 2017. All information was sent to me quickly and content was well explained. The course was laid out in a logical format and was easily understood.
During the course I received excellent feedback in a quick and concise manner and any queries I had were dealt with in a speedy friendly and efficient manner.Andrew Beattie MTM Engineering Ltd
I would recommend SVT courses without hesitation
"I would recommend this course (ILM Level7), and SVT, to anyone wishing to develop their career. Before I enrolled on this course I discussed the content with SVT to understand tutor availability , course content and general support. Having completed the course I found every aspect of that discussion to be accurate; they have been a pleasure to work with. The course content was very comprehensive and completing it has undoubtedly made me a more effective leader. The pace of the course was suitable for what I wanted to achieve. Additionally, I found the course reading material highly relevant and the accessibility of the support from everyone at SVT, in particular Cheryl Watson, excellent. Both of these areas were key to my successful completion of the qualification. All the team at SVT are courteous, professional and engaging, and I strongly recommend anyone wishing to further their development to speak to them"Gary Curley Lloyds Banking Group
I would recommend anyone who wants to develop on their career path to do a STV course especially having the support and guidance from my assessor Keith Rends. Keith was a brilliant assessor and very understanding. When I started the course I did feel I was in over my head but having Keith at the end of the phone giving me the support and confidence to carry on made it so much easier and I don't think I would of completed the course without him. I feel the course has increased my knowledge and opened up new opportunities for my career. It also has made me want to develop even further as I'm looking into other course for the future.Stacey Waddingham Community Intergrated care
"Special thanks to my assessor Miss Jo Towse for outstanding support and excellent guidance, Congratulations so the SVT Team"Daniela Cotenescu
A week ago I completed my City and Guilds Level 5 in Leadership & Management for Health & Social Care, with your good selves. I am wishing to leave a Testimonial for SVT LTD & Keith Rands who was my allocated Tutor. Both SVT and Keith have been an amazing support to me throughout and will be forever grateful. Highly recommend SVT who are very approachable and supportive throughout and I personally feel Keith is an asset to your company, who was always there when needed for guidance! Sarah EllisSarah Ellis Alderwood Care Home
I would recommend this course to any one, any day. The trainer Keith Rands was very helpful and supportive and I would give him an A if I had to place a grade on his level of support. I had a good experience and would use SVT for any future courses.Gerald Ndoping Aspinden Wood Centre
As a graduate student of SVT, I want to use this opportunity to appreciate the entire staff of SVT for their exceptional care and love, I was treated with kindness and respect, most especially with Mr. Matt, I feel so valued and important with his soft and courteous conversation. As a student, I have always found the lines of communication between the staff of SVT and myself open always. I gained so much confidence all through my time of studies in all aspect which has set me on a high level in the field of Occupational Health and Safety. I am Looking forward to seeing the staffs of SVT on my graduation ceremony (UK).Innocent O.C Grad IOSH Saudi Metro
I have just completed my ILM Level 5 course in Management and Leadership the experience I have had with SVT has been excellent throughout from the first contact I made about courses all the way through to completion of it. Cheryl Watson has been my appointed Assessor throughout the course and she has always been in hand to provide advice and feedback with by phone or email including outside of normal working hours which has been a massive help. Even when parts of the course became more difficult and time consuming Cheryl has found the time to assist and provide guidance where required. I would recommend SVT to anyone who decided to take up one of these courses.Philip Dabbs Amicus plc
When I received my new assessor Keith Rands i instantly felt supported. He could tell i was someone that need deadlines. My previous assessor with SVT set the units and left me to my own devices.. Keith gave me the push I needed to complete my course. He listened when my job became demanding and helped me to complete it in ways that suited me without affecting my job. He made its so i was able to learn and complete the course at the same time. He was very reassuring and supportive throughout. He took the time to establish what learning style worked best for me. I completed some units as a recorded discussion, he helped me to prepare for these and made me feel at ease throughout. I recommend him and SVT to anyone that has asked. I would like to thank him as had he not been assigned to be my new assessor I’m not sure I would have completed the course.Laura Rimmer
I've just completed my Level 5 in Health and Social Care Management (Adults ) and have been very impressed with the overall experience. My assessor Keith Rands was very prompt and helpful getting my work back to me with valuable guidance and pointers along the way. The layout of the qualification makes it clear and SVT do a great job. I plan to use SVT again for my level 7 qualification as I have been so impressed with structure andÂ use' of all the resources. I've also recommended SVT to a colleague who plans do their NVQ.Olushola Fakolujo Company Buckinghamshire county council
“A very educational experience and great team who taught everything exceptionally well. I enjoyed the entire course Level 5 Diploma NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety . Great communication and quick responses from Matt King and the rest of the SVT Training team have really helped me throughout the course. You are a bunch of friendly and awesome staff. You made the course easy and very comfortable. It enabled me to see where I fall short and to evaluate and create an action plan.I have firmly decided that if I come across anyone looking for NVQ Diploma, I will definitely recommend SVT Training”.Venu Vinayagam
"Matt King and Mr Watson were instrumental in my success with the NVQ Level 5 Occupational Health & Safety diploma. At times the diploma was challenging, as one would expect, but the support received from SVT through telephone and email correspondence was excellent, and ultimately it was this support which steered me towards the successful completion of the course. Many thanks to all at SVT for your help. Don't hesitate, book that course"Dale Crossley Martin Moore Manufacturing Ltd
I had a wonderful experience with your company whilst completing my level 5 in health and social care. The response and the help I received from Keith Rands was absolutely perfect and clear. He always returned my calls and emails promptly which made me confident not only in keith but svt as a company also. I had a wonderful experience from the start all the way up until I finished my course. i would like to thank Keith Rands and SVT for the help and guidance in helping me get through my qualification.Sahad Tahir
Even though I have worked in this field for over 15 years, the first year of my course for Health & social Care level 5 leadership at SVT was hard. I was incompetent in how to describe my wide range of knowledge into practical ways onto paper. However, Joanne guided me throughout my course by giving me a clear picture of the framework and informed me on how to perform my role by checking each question in every unit. She was very patient, calm and thorough in her work. She ensured that I reflected and implemented my skills and knowledge in the practice under legislative structured work. She also reaffirmed my role as a registered manager, and how to manage teams effectively in order to deliver a high standard of performance. Joanne upheld my confidence and motivated me to carry out my job competently.
I owe a HUGE THANKS to Joanne and SVT.Angela Lee Ream Care
I would like to thank all from SVT, especially to Matt and Mike for their excellent guidance and support. I have already put my new knowledge and skills in to practice that I developed from this course and I will certainly spread the word for SVT as a brilliant companyJoe Di Piazza PCL Transport
The support from my assessor (Keith Rands) was incredible, he was very easy to reach and was extremely helpful and understanding, there was no too much trouble for him. I have had many assessors over the years however, I have never come across one as supportive as Keith. Every time I contacted him, he responded within five minutes and I dont think I would have finished without his support. BIG thank you to him.Desislava Ivanova Hillside Rest Home
I would like to say and mention about Keith, he has been brilliant and very helpful throughout my course. Keith is amazing and I would like to say big thank you for your help and support you have been amazing. cant thank you enoughSaira Yaqoob Ariascare
When I signed up with SVT to undertake my NVQ Diploma in February 2017 I was apprehensive to say the least, it seemed such a challenging commitment. I had undertaken reflective learning before but that was 20 years ago and my experience then had been quite limited. But I was certain of one thing, I wanted to advance my accredited status as a Health and Safety Professional. So what initially had appeared daunting (eleven quite demanding looking units) soon became a very enjoyable almost cathartic experience with SVT. Here I was practicing OSH by day and in my down time I was able to think broad and deep about what I was actually doing. SVT facilitated this process in a very supportive way. When I was stuck SVT’s Matt King was on hand at the end of a phone ready to decipher some of the more testing requirements of the handbook units. Implicit in the SVT formula is the need for a disciplined approach. You need to set the time aside to do that reflection, that way you get most from it. If you are a practitioner in a health and safety role (and I think you need to be to get the most from this course) the satisfaction comes from realising that what you do encompasses more than you might think and reflecting on what you have done can contribute in a significant way to the completion of the diploma. SVT have a really useful qualification here and I for one would thoroughly recommend it.Barry Bishop St Georges Weybridge
Fantastic support from Joanne Eastham whilst I was completing my level 5 diploma in leadership and management in residential childcare. Thanks Joanne - would recommend to anyone!Joanne wilkinson Gateshead Council
I have thoroughly enjoyed undertaking the ILM Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership. I have recently completed the level 5 Diploma and moved on to study Level 7. The structure of the remaining units ensured a methodical approach to completing the course. The support received by Cheryl Watson, my assessor was exceptional, she ensured that I challenged myself to achieve the best and provided positive feedback, and assistance when required. Mike Watson was also supportive and friendly when undertaking the professional discussions. I would definitely recommend SVT to anyone wishing to undertake a NVQ qualification.Gillian Grimes Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
I found the course is a good step by step program to enable a setting up of a Health and safety Management system. I felt the course significantly increased my knowledge and competence in the area of Health and Safety assisted by the SVT team who were always on hand to assist with any issues. It was hard work but well worth the effort!Harry McQuigg Milton Keynes College
SVT were the perfect solution for gaining my NVQ while working full time, the support from the assessor, Matt King was brilliant, normally getting my units back marked within a few days. Matt had a lot of patience when giving feedback and helped me through each unit.Tom
I have just completed the Level 5 City & Guilds Leadership in Health & Social Care Course. I found that all the course guidance material was straight forward to follow and the work requirements and instructions made sense so i always felt that i knew what i was doing and that i was on track. My tutor was very helpful and always available either by email or phone. I am very happy with the whole experience and would recommend SVTRob Rushmer Adult Supported Living Ltd.
Emlyn Corbett STORK"I found the course very well structured, with guidance at every unit to keep me on track. The support received from the SVT was invaluable and the feedback always productive. I would recommend this course for any Health and Safety Professional who is looking to further their career and professional development"
Cheryl Watson has been a great mentor through this challenging course (ILM level 5) and has always been eager to help when I needed it. If I ever require support it was always very easy to get hold of Cheryl and she always sounded very enthusiastic and wanting to help. SVT have been great from day one and always kept to their word when it came to getting back to me on certain matters and when I wanted to speak with Cheryl if she was not available they would always offer to help or put me in touch with someone else that can. I will definetly recommend SVT and Cheryl of course as you have all been very helpful and supportive through out my course. Thank you very much and a big Well Done to you all. Mladen BesevicMladen Besevic
I am grateful for the support that Matt King & Mike Watson have given me whilst completing the Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Although being Deaf has never been a barrier to my successes in life it does often present logistical obstacles, Matt, Mike and Sean have been very understanding regarding this and have given time and energy to supporting me on the course.I have already begun to feed things I have learned on the course into my day-to-day work which goes to show the benefits of undertaking such a qualification. As for my future, I do not intend to stop here, I will continue my professional development and attain chartered status and SVT has been instrumental in my route to this goal.Ryan Lewis
I've just completed my Level 5 in Health and Social Care Management (Adults Residential) and have been very impressed with the overall experience. My assessor Keith Rands was very prompt and helpful getting my work back to me with valuable guidance and pointers along the way. The layout of the qualification makes it clear and SVT do a great job of making the experience pleasant and offering help if you ever need it.Calum Rollo
I plan to use SVT again for another qualification as I have been so impressed with structure and 'ease of use' of all the resources. I've also recommended SVT to a colleague who plans to follow in my foot steps and do the Level 5.
Thanks for all the help
I found the ILM Level 5 course extremely useful and the support was fantastic I was seriously unwell and was supported the whole time. I could not wish for more.Ashley Barber
I am immensely proud of my achievement through SVT and I am thoroughly looking forward to graduation next year. Cheryl was exceptionally easy to talk to, knowledgeable and supportive throughout the 2 years working together. Cheryl was not in anyway pushy but if she had not heard from me in a while I would get a polite prompt or email asking if I needed any support.
I studied and completed my level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership with SVT and would thoroughly recommend the company to anyone that was thinking of doing a qualification.
Sarah Morley Stockley Outdoor & Equestrian
I would like to say a huge thank you to my assessor Jo Towse for being patient and all the support from the SVT thank you very muchSybel Nyasango Trinity care agency
Having recently completed my NVQ5 in Occupational Health and Safety I wanted to thank you and your team for the professional approach taken, the ease of getting started on my journey and the financial assistance offered to a ‘self-funder’ like me.Chris Handley
As a consultant it is sometimes very difficult to equate delivery of health and safety internally to your own management team as opposed to delivery of the same subject matter to a client based organisation due to the communication of the message being more ‘political’. Your team ensured that where ‘Square Pegs’ presented themselves, ‘Round Holes’ were adapted to suit. This qualification has really opened up the market for me. Thank you
I have been very satisfied and pleased with SVT. I have just completed my ILM NVQ level 3 Diploma with the help and support of my tutor, along with the guidance and support provided. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional qualification, especially if you have a time restriction.Jodie Slater Chaseley Trust
I really appreciated all of the support that I received from my assessor Joanne, she was helpful and encouraging and was always there for me when I need to ask her questions. I felt that the course was challenging but pitched at a level that was suitable for my job role.Laura Godber Generate
I am really happy to have chosen SVT as my course provider , i have no regrets. Communication and Course material was on point, the questions after each topic was very helpful. After writing the exam and talking to other colleagues who also wrote but did not pass the exam , i am really happy i chose SVT. Looking at their course material ,ours was really extensive and detailed to the core. All the stress was surely worth the money, haha. Good Job guys, definitely coming back for another course. You made distance education so much easier for me , keep it up .Ewuresi Asmah
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 extended support and Inspiration to achieve one target of my life. I strongly recommended this course (NVQ Level 5) and SVT for every enthusiastic person working in Occupation Health and Safety field. This certificate can provide a great success in career growth.Pradeep Challiyil Smiths Detection, Abu Dhabi-UAE
I was so glad that my organisation selected SVT vocational training. Joanne Eastham was an absolute professional. She kept me up to date she was supportive and always was there for advice and help. Even when she she was not well she was contactable and completed my amendments to my assignment in a speedy cohesive manner.
Joanne showed understanding for my disability as I am dyslexic and never made me feel that this would hinder my process in completing my course successfully.
The electronic paperwork that was sent to me by SVT was competent, clear and precise. This helped me to understand fully what was needed from me when completing my assignments. And again Joanne was always at the end of an email or phone call if I needed any help and advice.
Keith Rands my observational assessor was very professional and helped to make me feel at ease with regards to assessing my paper work during my observation.
Overall I have found SVT service to be fantastic, outstanding and superb and will refer and use them again in the future. I would like to say a big thank you to the team at SVT for their support and guidance.
Patricia Nettleford Wholistic Fostering
Thank you SVT for supporting me through my LEVEL 5 IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE MANAGEMENT, you helped me when nobody else would and I am certain this qualification will benefit me in my career. Many thanks Lesley BrattLesley Bratt Training Futures
Great company to work with to complete my ILM level 3 Management NVQ. I Had the help from Cheryl, she is fantastic assessor to work with! She ensured i understood what was required of me and assisted me when i needed it! Overall a great learning experience!Jaina patel
"I would like to give my positive statement that, I successfully completed my City and Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma in full cooperation and support from SVT team, Mainly Mr. Matt king, he gave his good quality time to explain me to understand fully through telephone and electronically from the beginning. His quick response to all my emails made me complete this Diploma in time. I have gained good experience from him for that I need to thank.CH.V.S.R.R.VARMA Joannu & Paraskev
Mr. Sean Watson interviewed me in professional discussion call and gave necessary suggestions and that will make me improve allot for that I need to thank.
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to SVT team, Because of SVT I successfully completed my Diploma with in time limit and strongly recommend to all my colleagues to consult SVT for NVQ level 5 Diploma, and one of my colleagues already joined and he almost completed his first unit.
I would like to give my positive statement that, I successfully completed my NVQ level 5 Diploma in full cooperation and support from SVT team, Mainly Mr. Matt king, he gave his good quality time to explain me to understand fully through telephone and electronically from the beginning. His quick response to all my emails made me complete this Diploma in time. I have gained good experience from him for that I need to thank.Varma Chiruvuri Joannou & Paraskevaides (o)Ltd
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to SVT team, Because of SVT I successfully completed my Diploma within the time limit and strongly recommend to all my colleagues to consult SVT for NVQ level 5 Diploma, and one of my colleagues already joined and he almost completed his first unit.
I have just completed an NVQ level 3 in occupational health and safety practice, and i just wanted to acknowledge how good the course has been. I work in the health and safety field at the moment, and this course was a fantastic way of learning and gaining more knowledge within health and safety at work. The presentation of the course is very easy to ready, and understand. A special thank you to Matt King who has helped me every step of the way! Matt was my portfolio manager and assessor. Matt was always on hand whenever I emailed him for feedback on my units, and he always got back to me quickly with any queries I had. I have never completed a NVQ online, but from my experience with SVT I could not recommend them enough to anyone. If you can put the time in to complete the NVQ, these guys will help you in every way possible. Thank you for all you help Matt and everyone at SVT, fantastic course and fantastic people.
I just want to say a huge thank you to SVT and especially to Kieth for all his support and advice. He was always there when I needed and without I'm not sure I would have managed to complete my course. I would highly recommend Kieth and SVT to future students.Thank youKatherine Clark
Whilst completing the City and Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT, Matt King and Sean Watson were pivotal in my progress and completion of the qualification.
Due to their support and guidance I had regular conversation to discuss the questions and evidence required.Steven Butler
I would recommend SVT for this qualification.
Brilliant but hard course, challenging but rewarding. It was made easier by the support I received by my Tutor Joanne Eastham. Her continual contact and guidance, I am dyslexic and she over extended herself in supporting me. I am thankful and grateful, she made all the difference in me passing my course. We all need help and she, in fact, did support me as a Tutor being professional, setting boundaries, but motivating and encouraging me to get through. I appreciated it immensely. I have now passed.Dionne Roach
I would like to pass on a big thank you to all at SVT for the professional services they supply having just completed my NVQ H & S diploma with them. I would not hesitate to recommend there services or alternatively undertake any further training with them Matt Mike and Shaun were very professional and helpful and always responded quickly and constructively to any questions that I had thank you for all the help and assistance during my studies with you !!!Anthony Kitchen
I have thoroughly enjoyed working through my NVQ 5 Leadership and Management course with SVT. They have been extremely helpful when I was sure whether this course was for me and also when I got stuck with some of the questions, with suggestions of how to look at them , as well as the literature supplied which I found very useful and suggestions of what other literature could be looked at.
My contact Cheryl always gave extremely good feedback and very quickly and I knew she was on the end of the telephone or email if I needed her, which has helped me progress with the course much quicker than I thought I would be able to do.
I would recommend using SVT to my friends and colleagues without hesitation, partly due to the way I have been treated, but also because I consider it has been good value for money and will help me progress further with opportunities within my field.
I look forward to working with them again when I plan to do my next NVQ.Susan Heaton Bradford Council
Thank you so much to Joanne for her support and guidance throughout. She has been very supportive and made herself available to me in times of need. I would highly recommend SVT to family and friends.Lesley Forster Durham PACC
I have just completed the City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety. SVT were invaluable in their flexible support through this learning process.
The interaction with my personal co-ordinator Matt helped immensely when submitting completed units and my assessor Sean was extremely helpful in explaining how things would be carried out and put me at ease with his approach.
I had previously tried a classroom approach to this Diploma which did not work for me at all. SVT provided an excellent alternative and I would thoroughly recommend using SVT when undertaking this qualification.George Spiers Scottish Ambulance Service
I would just like to place on record my appreciation of all the assistance provided by yourself and Sean throughout my study to complete the NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety.
Without the timely assistance and guidance received it would certainly have been far more onerous.
If I were to give advice to any one undertaking this qualification, when you start keep going, read the guidance and listen to advice from your assessors.Frank Davidson
I would like to register a huge thank you to all at SVT having completed my ILM Level 7 Strategic Leadership & Management.
My tutor Cheryl was outstanding in her advice and assistance in approach to the units. The help and response from all within the company was really noteworthy. I would recommend this company to any one considering a course which they offer.
Thank you all at SVT
Bob Mawson MLM Group
I completed a level 7 in leadership and management. I was impressed with support provided and how quickly any queries answered. Cheryl was very supportive and encouraged completion which I did find difficult with full time work. Mike was always great in professional discussions!Rebecca Austin Lifeline
I have just completed my NVQ 5 in Occupational Health & Safety working with SVT , from the start the process of registration was simple and I was made to feel welcome from day 1.Andrew Watts ADW Business Consultancy Ltd
Having previously undertaken my Nebosh General Certificate in Health & Safety this was the next step in the process of continuous improvement for both myself and the business.The course in well laid out and staright forward, its takes some getting used but the level of support from the tutors in excellent which is fed back verbally and by via email making it very user friendly.
The team will guide and support you and have a genuine passion about what they do and why they are keen to take you to the next step, both Matt and Sean in particular helped me to develop and digest the course in a way that made it both challenging and interesting as well as providing vital feedback at all stages of the programme.
I can fully recommend this format of study, you can choose when to do it and the support network is both timely and appropriate, and if I had to do this again I would choose SVT.
The course also is good value for money considering the high level of content and its a great way of developing your career at a pace that suits you.
I have just completed the NVQ 5 Health and Safety with SVT. I want to say a big thank you to entire SVT team , Most especially Matt King and Sean Watson ,they made it so relaxed and would highly recommend SVT to anyoneAlabi Adewale Jamiyu DYK INCORPORATED QATAR
I have enjoyed the studying with my Level 5 Diploma with SVT. I have received excellent support from Matt King and Sean Watson. Without their knowledge, guidance and support I would have struggled to complete this course. I would also like to thank the two of them for helping me achieve my goal.John Leary Instalcom
I would definitely recommend SVT to all my friends and colleagues.
Thank you to everyone at SVT.
I started NVQ level 5 without any clear direction, with Matt Kings assistance and guidance, I managed to complete NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Matt's feedback provides me with clear direction and what is expected from the students, which enable me to submit suitable Course Work-reflective account as well as evidence. Mike Watson's positive and encouraging feedback encourage me to push ahead with course completion as well. It has been a pleasant journey to complete the course under the guidance of Matt King and Mike Watson. I strongly recommend SVT and NVQ Level 5 to all the Health and Safety Professionals.Muhamed Ismail
"I have thoroughly enjoyed undertaking the ILM NVQ 5 in Management and Leadership with SVT. I would like to thank Cheryl Watson, for providing clear guidelines, advise on how to make the most from each module, and for encouraging me to undertake a level 7 unit. I found the feedback response to be timely, extremely helpful and encouraging. I would definitely recommend SVT for distance learning"Gillian Grimes Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
When I started my course in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care I thought it was going to be a walk in the park as I have a Bsc (hons) in health and Social Care plus the experience in the industry. However, I got it wrong as this course was demanding and challenging keeping me on my toes to meet the required standard and the time demand. But being in the good hands of my assessor Joanne all this was catered for enabling me to complete the course in time. Her feedback was not only useful but also professional packed with current legislation's and practices something that I treasure her for. For any one in this industry of health and social and they are looking to progress their career, I believe SVT is the place to go. I think it will be unfair to sign off without appreciating mr. Keith who came to my place of work for the assessment, his comments and advice and conduct reflected a true professional who cares about his students and left me with a challenge that how far I want to go with new skills and knowledge acquired. I believe soon I will call him back with an answer.Robert Certitude
I just wanted to write this note to thank you Team SVT for all of the work you did with me this year, and to let you know that I successfully passed my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with all that I could accomplish.
The team of Tutors, Assessors and Internal Verifiers especially @matt king, Portfolio Co-ordinator /Assessor at SVT Ltd @Sean Watson, Assistant Manager - Health and Safety assessor at SVT Ltd ~ Specialist Vocational Training have a breadth of knowledge and experience in their field and have operated in high levels and their advise from time to time help me giving the broad vision explaining me if I stuck in some of my units question.
It took me quite some months to complete but I would advise for all the SVT students to take one unit at a time and keep moving.
I especially appreciate to Matt King and Sean Watson for their valuable inputs and interactions.Sanjay Kumar Nagra PMP,Tech IOSH, SIIRSM,MISQEM SH&E, New Port Project
Again, thank you so much for your advise. I greatly appreciate the assistance you all have provided me and strongly recommend to the members and professional who wanted to uplift their credentials as per the industry and best practices take the wide range of certificate program.
I would like to say a Massive thanks to my Assessor Joanne Eastham and also SVT. I have had some really good news this week and the major news was that I passed my course. I thought I would just get an email but my Assessor went out of her way to actually call me to congratulate me, which means a lot. There was time through my course were I doubted myself but my Assessor would support me not to doubt myself which in times you need. I had personal obstacles that but a small break in my course but my Assessor was understanding and I even when I thought just give it up so she fully supported to reflect on what I can achieve.Selina Broomes Look Ahead
I will never forget the support Joanne has provided me and not only supporting to me to reflect on what I have achieved and capable of but also she had empathy and understanding as my first year of studying was a personal struggle.
There are not enough words to say, but thank you Joanne not even my mum who is an Assessor has lowed the chances of me sometimes doubting myself which you have a achieved. I know look back and think yes I can and yes I can achieve. Many Many Big Thanks to Joanne and SVT as this has supported me to do my next stage my Social Worker Degree for Children & Families.
"I would like to say a big thank you to Joanne Eastham for her continued support throughout the course. Joanne has helped completely by discussing what it means to be a manager and the different elements that this involves. She has been reliable and efficient. In doing this course it has also built my confidence within my role and again, this comes from the support from Joanne. I have just today found out that I will be receiving a pay rise after doing the course which is amazing. After my experience I will be sure to refer my colleagues and others who maybe interested in this course because everything about it especially my course assessor Joanne was faultless. Finally again a Big thank you to Joanne and I hope her all the very best in the future"Andrew Mcfarlane MRCS
"Having just completed my City & Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, i will like to say a massive thank-you to all staffs of SVT. A special note of thanks however goes to Matt King and Sean Watson for their guidance and support through-out the duration of this course which i consider a milestone to my career. They provided adequate supportive information from the start of the whole process to finish. I would highly recommend SVT for their professionalism and commitment to anyone who wishes to complete the City and Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma and other related courses in Occupational Health and Safety Practice."Patrick Olise Greenline Underground - Qatar.
I would like to thank Sean & Matt for all of their assistance and guidance during the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety course.
They made it enjoyable even though it was hard work. Their assistance helped me achieve and submit evidence quickly and easily and with their guidance the submitted evidence was rarely rejected, this in turn made for a better training experience.
I would recommend SVT to any one looking for a quality training provider.Clive Illingworth Essential Fleet Services
I have recently completed my City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT. It was great a great experience studying the Diploma with them. This is a big milestone in my career and professional development in occupational health and safety.
I want to use this opportunity to thank the SVT team and say a very big thank you especially to Matt King and Sean Watson for their great support and effort towards ensuring that I successfully complete the NVQ Level 5.
Whenever I was needing any help they guided me in a systematic way and made things very easy for me. Without any doubt, I have and I will continue to promote and recommend SVT to friends and colleagues.Subrahmanian R.S
I just wanted to say a big thank you to SVT and my assessor Nikki Michael and Keith Rands for all their support and encouragement of completion of my City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care - Adults Management.
I have enjoyed completing this qualification and would recommend to anyone considering SVT for a training qualification, it is a great comfort to know there is support just at he end of the telephone when required.
A great training provider with brilliant assessors!!
Thank you again :-)Elaine Parslow Cumbria Deaf Association
I now have a great deal of respect for this Qualification, I had a great deal of help from Matt (and it was needed) in putting my portfolio together. I spent many a long night at my keyboard and had to search deep for relevant evidence,
Shaun scrutinised each module and checked all evidence, leaving positive comments before passing any of them. I now feel it has all been worth it and would recommend this route to anyone, but don't go assuming this is an easy option; it's not and I will now give employees in my charge a greater level of respect when they present an NVQ for my inspection.Mike Collins
I was really impressed with SVT from day one. They understood the role I did and the course matched my current position within my organisation, it was clearly explained and I knew what to expect from the course. During the course my course tutor Cheryl was fantastic, she really supported me through the more complex parts of the course talking me through what I needed to do. I would definitely recommend SVT to anyone they have been really supportive and helpful in helping me develop.Robert Farrow LGW Ltd
SVT have been really supportive throughout my study of the ity & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice. My tutor Matt was always on hand to provide prompt advice and feedback. The whole process from start to finish was a great experience.
Many thanks SVT!
Will definitely recommend!Alexandros Mullings ENGIE Services UK & Ireland
I was well supported throughout the course by my assessor with regular and prompt communication and feedback as well as very holisitic and supportive observations as I was very nervous. I enjoyed my course and feel pleased with my successRachael Fisher North East Lincolnshire Council
I have just had confirmation of completion and passing my City & Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety!!
I would like to say a massive thank you to Matt & Sean for their help and guidance through what is quite a heavy course, helping me with understanding the question structure and what is required.
When first starting the course I found the questions very spurious and difficult to decipher but Matt and Sean obviously high level of patience made the journey from start to completion that mush easier.
Again thanks guys couldn't have done this without you :-}
Scott Chamber Cape PLC
"I am so delighted to have completed the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care with SVT.
It was difficult initially to get started, but once I bucketed down with addressing my own knowledge and experience within the work place. Everything fell into place, this included the support I received from the assessors. I was well supported during 12 month period.Mrs B White Bromley Council
I have enjoyed my learning experience with SVT, I would recommend this course to anyone who has the wealth of experience and knowledge within health and social care sector, to try and gain a meaningful qualification.
The Foundation Degree is highly recognised. I have now the management qualifications to explore other job opportunities in a wide spectrum within the health and social care sector"
I have recently completed my Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care Adults Management with SVT. My assessor Keith Rands has been very supportive. Keith has helped me a lot during the times that I struggle with some of the unit questions. He is very professional in his approach. He is indeed a very knowledgeable assessor. Thank you Keith!
I could say that I have made the right decision in enrolling with SVT. I have recommended 5 work colleagues already and definitely will recommend to others as well.
Thank you so much SVT for all your support!
More power to the organisation and all the best for the future.Jenalyn Jones Adorn Domiciliary Care Ltd
From start to finish SVT have been brilliant. I could not recommend a company more. The assessor, Cheryl Watson, has been a massive help throughout. Her knowledge of the subject helped me progress through the whole course and when I take on the next level I will be requesting Cheryl. If anybody is looking to further their career through learning I would recommend SVT as their training providerAaron Clarke DESO Engineering
"I have recently completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT and found the structure of the course to be ideal for me with having an extremely busy day job and home life.Mark Peters QTS Group
There has always been excellent assistance provided by SVT from day one of me starting the course; Matt King my portfolio Manager has been supportive throughout the process and ensured that I have thoroughly and appropriately responded to all elements of the Diploma units to achieve my end goal.
All units that I have submitted have been assessed extremely quickly, with excellent feedback being provided by the NVQ Assessors both in response to the unit assessed but also with motivational guidance to ensure that I did not loose site of the target set.
I would highly recommend SVT for their professionalism and commitment to anyone who wishes to complete the NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice"
A big warm thank you for all the help & support given to me from my tutor (Joanne Eastham) . She made herself readily available to speak with, even at the weekends. This was very valuable to someone such as myself working shifts. My tutor had many years of knowledge in my field of work which helped me to see I too had all the knowledge & understanding to undertake this Diploma & not to give up when it got difficult.Mandy Giblin CALLEYDOWN SHORT BREAK CHILDREN'S HOME
This was the first vocational course I had ever taken and one that had to be completed online. Initially I found this quite daunting, but can honestly say that my assessor had been fantastic throughout. Keith(assessor)was always just a phone call or email away. Keith would respond in a timely manner and support me in anyway he could.
Keith offered fair and concise feedback and would help point me in the right direction in the means of resources or where i struggled would ask me to put these into scenario formats. Keith's lively and jovial manner helped keep me upbeat and confident in my progress.
The whole process from start to finish has encouraged me to further my career development, of which will be undertaken with SVT.
Thank you for all your help and support Keith, you deserve a medal.Samantha Austin Aslockton Hall Nursing Home
I really had a very good time with SVT while doing my qualification (NVQ level 5) and cannot expressed in words, it is a wonderful feeling (speechless),
I recently completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT and I wish to pass on my sincerest thanks to Sean Watson and the whole SVT team for their support and guidance in completing my qualification successfully.Ravi P. Saxena Al Jaber Energy Services LLC
I would also like to sincerely thank Matt King for his tremendous support during the course duration. He was at my ‘beck and call’ throughout the journey. Thank you Matt for everything.
It is without question that this NVQ Level 5 qualification will strengthen my career process and I will have no hesitation to recommend SVT to my colleagues and friends.
"I have completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with Specialist Vocational Training Ltd (SVT). It was a wonderful achievement of my career moving forward to the next level of my professional journey. The Support which, I received from SVT and my NVQ Portfolio Manager Mr. Matt King and my assessor Mr. Mike Watson and Mr. Sean was enormous. Particularly, I would like to thank Matt for his support, because he always responded to all my emails and gave me feedback on my reflective statements promptly, which enabled me to complete all my units within a year.Saji Babukuttan Nair Carillion Qatar LLC
I would like to thankful to all who has support me to accomplished my goal and I will strongly recommend SVT to anyone who wishes to achieve the diploma in occupational health and safety qualifications within a period of time"
I am excited, I have successfully accomplished my professional set target in obtaining my City & Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma In Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification with a reputable and esteemed training provider such as Specialist Vocational Training LTD (SVT) .
Really, I am very grateful to those who have contributed and impacted their support to me towards the achievement of this course. I cannot do without expressing and encompassing my profound appreciation to Mr Matt King my Portfolio Manager, Mr Mike Watson and Mr Sean Watson my course Assessors for their warmest comments and feedback on every unit impacting the encouragement to press further in achieving my course in a short while.
Also, I would like to say a big thanks to all SVT staff, this include Mr. Phil and Mrs. Jennifer for their administrative support and excellent conversation feedback.
Without any doubt, I have and I will continue to promote and recommend Specialist Vocational Training centre (SVT) to friends, colleagues on the same professions to embrace on fast track to obtained and become a CMIOSH in the nearest future.Oluwafemi Titus Carillion Qatar LLC
I want to use this opportunity to say a very big thanks to Matt King and Sean Watson for their unalloyed support and effort towards ensuring that I successfully complete the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice.
After my first unit went through with encouraging positive feedback and correction via emails and telephone conversation from both Matt and Sean, which was motivational, to ensure I provide suitable and sufficient answers while answering all questions accompanying every outcome, and provision of concrete and quality evidence. I now gained confidence, zeal and speed which made it possible for me to complete the course in a smooth and professional manner.
I also want to thank the employees of SVT for their assistance in one way or the other throughout the program duration. This is a Big milestone in my career and professional development in occupational health and safety.
NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and safety Practice is a program I would strongly recommend for all Health and Safety Professionals to enroll under SVT Ltd, as it is a practical based course which will assess your skills and competence on site, since all your evidence shall come from your daily activities, to ensure you developed, implemented, communicated and maintained high standard of health and safety in the work place.Michael George Olisaemeka Anyanwu PORR Construction Company Qatar
I chose to complete an my Level 5 Social Care Diploma with SVT because I wanted to broaden my qualifications to help me in the future.
SVT has been a very good company to go through, as I have had much help and the staff have been really helpful. Gaining my award was a great achievement for me and has helped me with my career. I would definitely use SVT again for my next course.
Mr. Keith Rands has been very helpful, friendly and approachable. He's always happy to answer any of my questions and makes the course feel more relaxed. His response to anything I ask was immediate and gave me so much more confidence. Mr. Keith has been constantly enthusiastic, cheerful, energetic, patient, knowledgeable, supportive and I feel very lucky to have him as my assessor.Francine Fleur Saint Hill House
"The guidance and advice received from the team was second to none. Whenever I emailed or called Sean Watson or Matt King they were always accommodating no matter the time of the day.Michael Norton
For example due to the nature and location of my work I called Matt for advice and he took my call even tho he was due to finish his days work and stayed behind after hours to give me the guidance required to complete the section in question. If I emailed either Sean or Matt I always had an answer with in a day or two never any more which is a testament to them both as I know they are extremely busy and have a number of candidates to answer.
The guidance I received from both Sean and Matt was every direct and clear, I always understood what they wanted me to do and how they wanted me to present the evidence and the reflective account.
The initial guidance and documentation you receive from SVT is presented excellently and very easy to follow, it is lain down in such a way that it is never confusing and easy to follow which is a big help when starting the course.
I do believe if it was not for the expert guidance and tutor support from Mr Seam Watson and Mr Matt King I would not have completed this diploma.
I cannot speak highly enough of these two gentlemen and would like to extend my gratitude to the both of them
I would highly recommended SVT to anyone that is thinking about completing the City and Guilds NVQ level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety practices"
Great support and excellent constructive feedback. Very timely turnaround for the full Level 5 Diploma from City and Guilds in Occupational Health & Safty Practice. Would certainly use again and fully recommend.Debbie Jones Riello Ups Ltd
I have just completed a Level 3 NVQ course in Occupational Health and Safety with SVT. This course was the first course I have done which has not been classroom based and to be honest I was a bit sceptical at first but as soon as I spoke to my assessor Matt King he put my mind at rest. The course was explained in detail and I particularly liked the way I could fit the course work in with my current job.I was supported by Matt throughout course and he was easily contacted if I had any queries. I would recommend SVT for any future courses and I will definitely be booking my next course with them.Richard Christiansen Peter Hird & Sons Ltd
I have recently completed a professional qualification with SVT. I cannot recommend the company enough. The online support was easily accessible and my assessor Joanne Eastham absolutely brilliant, her empathy, patience and support made the whole process enjoyable.I have already recommended SVT to friends and colleagues.Edwina Ball Cheshire East Council
I am very happy for completing my course my assessor was really helpful and she always call and email me to contact her whenever I need help and she will take her time and explain it to me till I understand I am really grateful.Mercy Boakye-Darkwah Reeson care homes
I have studied with 'SVT' over the last couple of years in the that time i have completed level 4, 5, and also 7 ILM Leadership and Management diploma qualifications. The tuition and guidance i received surpassed my needs in every way from the information on starting the qualifications to the very end The guidance and feedback from Cheryl my tutor was delivered in a professional and friendly manner and feedback was always delivered in double quick time , which is always an excellent benefit when completing qualifications via distance learning . I would without doubt recommended 'SVT' to all friends and colleagues who were considering advancing their career prospects through distance learning.Stefan Drew
I must say thanks again to Cheryl & Mike.
My experience throughout studying for the City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Health and Safety with SVT has been great all feedback from both Matt King and Sean Watson for the units was constructive. I would highly recommend SVT and the course to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge in Health and safety.Chris Carter Northern Cladding
Cheryl, my tutor, has been a rock through my Diploma. She is very helpful, supportive and very quick in responding to work submitted with feedback. My experience has been a positive one and I would recommend to SVT to anyone who is thinking of doing a long distance course. The supportive information is very clear and the whole process from start to finish has been simple.Saiqa Khan Buckinghamshire County Council
I completed the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care with SVT a few weeks ago and I would like to thank the whole SVT team for their support and guidance in completing my qualification .
I also would like to say a big thank you to all my assessors at SVT, who have helped me to achieve my qualification. Particularly, I would like to thank Joanne Eastham for all her support, because I would not have been able to complete my course this year without her.
You have been supportive and professional throughout, as you did my observations, always responded to my emails and gave me feedback on my work promptly, which enabled me to complete all my units finally this year. So thank you Joanne* for everything, I really appreciate it.
Thanks again and I just want to say that it has be a pleasure to have completed my my level 5 Diploma with SVT.
I am so excited about completing my City and Guilds NVQ level 2 under the supervision of Jo Towse my assessor. I am very grateful to the opportunity that was given to me it has been a challenging journey for me, if it wasn't Jo Towse my assessor it couldn't have been possible for me to complete it. She never give up on me she encouraged me and spent time to help me throughout the course. even on her off day she attended to me when I emailed her she was more than assessor her drive and never give up attitude towards student her patience, and dedication was unmeasurable. that saw me through completion of my course and I owe my success in this course to her she has given me hope and motivate me to believed in myself that I can achieved anything I set my mind on am now going to do level 4Wendy Owusu Reeson care.
Thanks to SVT family thanks to all.
"I am very happy to study in SVT, it was wonderful journey of my life ,because of precise guidelines from Mr. Sean, Mr.Matt .To augment the core knowledge I suggest to enroll for NVQ because, its test your own competence and no exams meaning tensionless. The conversation between me and tutors are very constructive and very practicable .This course showed me how to manage the complicate system to simplified mode. I am thankful and grateful to all staff of SVT who was part of my accomplishment"Harish Venkataswamy Reddy Arabtec Engineering
"Being a HSE professional It was always my dream to achieve GradIOSH membership which was only possible if you pass NEBOSH or IDposh international diploma.Luckily one of my colleague informed me about SVT who provide online assessment for City&Guilds NVQ level 5 diploma in occupational health & safety practice which is equivalent to NEBOSH & IOSH international diploma to apply with IOSH for Graduate membership. After working day & night I managed to pass this diploma which taught me revision of all the professional things that I am practicing since last 13 years as a HSE professional. Last but not least special thanks to Ms Abi Jones, Mr.Matt King who helped me to finish this diploma within last 3 months only which I could not completed due to my extremely busy job schedule"Muhammad Ahmed Dubai Airport Terminal-1
I Enrolled with SVT Just Six Months Back for My NVQ Level 5 qualification, my Aim is to get CMIOSH, and I am sure SVT will help me in achieving that target, I am very happy to announce that I complete my qualification in less than 6 months, in the period i found SVT staff and coordinators to be extremely helpful and professional. Being a distance learning student my course tutor always available for me in advising me on the correct approach the best approach to take and explained the supporting documentation to me over the skype discussions. Throughout the course, I was given excellent guidance and advice from not only the assessor but the NVQ coordinator, who ensured my work was checked thoroughly before being assessed. On the whole I strongly recommend anyone who wishes to complete the NVQ level 5 qualification to use SVT if they wish to experience professionalism at its highest.Ahmed Tahir Chohaun Sanid Program of Emirates Foundation.
My experience with SVT has been great. SVT were very helpful with initial enquiries before deciding upon training provider, thus along with their helpfulness & competitive pricing were the ideal company to meet my needs. They were there when assistance was required, but left you alone whilst working on the units, a perfect balance. Matt has been great, advising well when I had a touch of writers block. I would definately utilise them in the future. Thanks to all concerned at SVTRob Povey Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd
Having just completed the Level 5 Diploma in HSE, I had a most interesting and achievable exercise which I completed well within the allotted time frame, Matt Kings Feed back was helpful and incite-full. more difficult problems were worked through together and Matt was a great mentor and coach. Evaluated accounts came back promptly again the feed back was helpful will certainly consider using SVT in the futureRobert Forward TechnipFMC
I would strongly recommend SVT for gaining NVQ qualifications, i have recently completed my L5 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, there were many things which i have learned through the qualification and would help me in the career development.Saqib Farooq Al Hamra Real Estate Development
Throughout my NVQ Level 5, I found SVT to be extremely helpful and professional. The first experience was a workable payment plan was created to assist me in funding the qualification which was a big part of me choosing the provider.I began my journey with SVT providing me with all the necessary documentation, supporting documents and guidance needed to complete the qualification.I received a phone call from my course tutor advising the best approach to take and explained the supporting documentation to me. I was also invited to meet face to face with my course tutor and NVQ coordinator.Throughout the course, I was given excellent guidance and advice from not only the assessor but the NVQ coordinator, who ensured my work was checked thoroughly before being assessed. I found this approach to be very beneficial as it enabled me to focus on the finer details and ultimately improved the way I approached units. The speed in which SVT turned units around, once I had submitted them, was impeccable.I attended the interview part of the qualification with a few nerves. The assessor made me feel really easy and assisted me in losing my nerves and concentrate on the practical side of what I do. As a result I found the time flew by and I had covered all elements required.Mark Cardwell Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue ServicesOn the whole I would highly recommend anyone who wishes to complete the NVQ level 5 qualification to use SVT if they wish to experience professionalism at its highest.
"I have just successfully completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT Training. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge in all aspects of Health and Safety.
The course layout was good and I found the course worked well round my duties as an offshore safety officer. Any questions or submitted units were dealt with very quickly, the support and feedback was always good. My assessor Matt King always supported me and answered my queries in a timely manner.
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"Steven Strachan Offshore HSE
Studying my City and Guilds Level 5 in Management and Leadership in Health and Social care was very interesting. I had support through out, everyone I contacted was helpful and I can recommend anyone to study at SVT and you will never regretRacheal Phiri
SVT provides excellent methods for NVQ courses. I am fully satisfied with the teaching system and wonderful tutors. City and Guilds Social Care NVQ/QCF CoursesGeorge Thomas Quantum Care
During my level 5 diploma course in occupational health & safety practice, SVT Ltd have supported me from start to finish with guidance when I needed it. SVT Ltd are friendly however at the same time professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking at completing their level 5 diploma in occupational heath and safetNick Dunn Dovecotepark Ltd
I have just completed my Level 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care and have found SVT training to be very supportive in all aspects of my course.
I thoroughly enjoyed completing this course, the knowledge I have gained will support me within my work role. I would not hesitate to recommend SVT for any qualifications you wish to acquire.
Special thanks to Keith Rands for the support he has given me who became my assessor at a later stage.Patricia Dickens Kensignton Lodge
I have just completed my Diploma level 5 in health and social care and have found SVT training to be very supportive in all aspects of my course. I thoroughly enjoyed completing this course, the knowledge I have gained will support me within my work role. I would not hesitate to recommend SVT for any qualifications you wish to acquire.Patricia Dickens Kensington lodge
Special thanks to Keith Rands for the support he has given me who became my assessor at a later stage.
Throughout my time working for my Level 5 Diploma SVT have been extraordinarily helpful.
Whether it was providing guidance to help understand what was required for a particular module, or where to seek information through to support and motivation to keep going when sometimes the end seemed a long way away SVT were always there for me. I could not have done it without them. A big Thank You!
Simon Valley Smart
The best decision that I have made this year career wise, was to enroll with SVT
to start my NVQ course.
The road however was not easy at the initial stage as my work load did allow me have the time to get myself composed. With regards to this I started to give myself 3 hours ever day after work to enable me to study and have a good write up. The most amazing part during my studies was
Matt King's emails after I submitted a completed module. His feedback was amazing and gave me the opportunity to widen my studies and research in my
workplace. It also made me more composed.
Iwant to use this opportunity to thank every members of SVT who in one way or the other helped me during my studies: Sean, Matt and my wonderful friend Phil, etc.
I have so far implemented all I have learnt during my studies in my workplace. SVT
stands out to be the best as I will always recommend friends colleagues to
enroll the NVQ level 5 diploma course.
Olugbenga Greg Ojeaga Metro Green line Underground - Qatar
I found the team at SVT extremely helpful from start to finish. The process of arranging and undertaking training with SVT was clear, simple and more importantly allowed me to complete the modules at my own pace, something that was really important around a busy work life.
I would have no hesitation in firstly using SVT again or recommending their services to others wishing to advance their health and safety qualifications.
The support I received whilst doing my Diploma was brilliant, I could ring Jo Towse at any time and she would offer me guidance where required. All the staff are helpful , friendly and the course content is easy to follow. I would recommend SVT and I would happily undertake further training with them.Michelle Walton East Lindsey District Council
I have some staff members who have also successfully completed SVT NVQ's and again found them most helpful.
I would highly recommend SVT. I found it quite daunting to book myself on a course to progress my career further but my tutor and the staff at SVT were very helpful and supportive. I found learning to be a very positive experience with SVT and my initial concerns were eradicated as soon as I started the course. I will continue with SVT with my learning.Nicola Weldon Jark Healthcare Ltd
A very big thank you to entire SVT Team for the good quality and thorough assessment of the NVQ Diploma Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice I successfully completed in February 2015. The experience and knowledge gained during the NVQ gave me real confidence to approach the Open Assessment and Peer Review Interview. I have passed both and received my Chartered Membership of Institution of Safety and Health yesterday, 20th October 2016.Temitope Mudele CMIOSH Vacc Technical
I’ll not hesitate to further my career by doing the ILM NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership with SVT and recommending my colleagues to SVT to complete their professional qualifications.
Thanks greatly, SVT Team.
I have been very happy with the service that SVT have provided to me during my NVQ5 in leadership and management. The documents provided were helpful and easy to use, and my assessor (Cheryl) was swift with responses to questions I had and was instrumental in allowing me to complete the course in very good time. I would definitely recommend the company to others for its professional and supportive approach to learningOliver Rendell
I would like to indorse Specialist Vocational Training Ltd (SVT) as a professional training provider in Occupational Health &Safety.
The SVT team made themselves available to support my course progression at a pace to meet my work and lifestyle balance. The team provided excellent interaction at every stage of the course. The path provided me with a good standard to demonstrate my level of competence within occupational health and safety practices meeting my development goal. SVT were attuned to operating remotely between the UK & UAE enabling the course flow to progress effectively.Gary Buckett Global Process Systems
I would recommend SVT to any career professional looking to develop their portfolio through distance learning.
I have just recently completed the OCR Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT. Due to personal issues and work commitments it has taken me longer than I expected, but got there eventually. I was fully supported throughout the course by Matt King; he helped me prepare each unit ready for assessment and was always on hand to answer any questions. In my opinion SVT are a professional and dedicated company, and I would recommend to anyone to use them in order to further their development in their career. I am looking forward to the awards ceremony next year. I will be applying for GradIOSH and considering other courses to develop my personal development.Mark Russell Berkeley Installations
“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
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. They are a highly professional and competent training provider.Sabir Hussian
I have recently completed the City and Guilds Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with SVT within 8 months, in which I felt fully supported throughout the course.
At each stage the assigned assessor has provided timely and professional feedback on the material and evidence provided for each reflective account submitted.
Mr. 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 Assessors Mr. Sean, Mr. Mike Watson, Mr. Simon were also very pleasant and helpful and very quick to respond with his feedback to my units.
For those looking to achieve a ‘Diploma’ in health and safety, I would whole heatedly recommend SVT and the NVQ Level 5 route. I will certainly be using their services again!
I completed the NVQ level 5 diploma in H&S starting September 2014.Vanessa Silvester Greggs
It was explained very well with the joining package which included all the units, example documentation and the actual documents I needed to complete the qualification.
It was explained by Matt at SVT that they had an on-line portal I could access, which contained example documents and other visual aids to help with completion of the diploma.
The diploma took me two years to complete however this was due to family bereavement rather than difficulty of the qualification. This was explained to the team and support was fully given.
If you work in H&S day in day out, you will have no difficulty obtaining the evidence you need for the units. Matt and the team are with you all the way and are always on the end of the phone to support and advise.
I have recently completed the City & Guilds NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice and although challenging I would strongly recommend this course to anyone that wants to expand their knowledge in all aspects of Health and Safety matters.
The team at SVT have been excellent from the beginning. I would like to thank Abi H Jones the sales manager who offered fantastic help with the enrolment of the course, Matt King the NVQ Portfolio Coordinator who had a lot of patience with me. Matt spent a lot of time managing and correcting my course work files. Finally Si, Simon and Mike the assessors that gave me help and guidance throughout the qualification. This course not only allowed me to gain further understanding of Health & Safety Practice but it taught me something about myself when assessing tasks and that I am able to analyse my own performances.
The skills I have gained have already helped me improve in my day-to-day activities and have put me in a position to change my membership status with IOSH from Tech to Grad.
I would recommend SVT to anyone that wants to complete the Diploma and to enhance there career further.Neil Georgitsis Sentinel Secure Solutions Ltd - Operations, Health & Safety Manager
Thank you, SVT and all members of the organization for this opportunity to express my gratitude and time spent with several members of SVT while working on my NVQ level 5 diploma in occupational health and safety practice and I am lucky to come across such a supportive and extremely talented team of SVT.
I had several questions regarding NVQ level 5, I was totally confused and bewildered and I was thinking constantly about assessors and most important TIME, and I thought it will take a year or 2 to complete this diploma. The day I started working on my NVQ level 5 I realized that my assessors are highly professional and cooperative and the way they explained everything was simply amazing. I never felt like I am being ignored, I was always answered and SVT’s reply to my queries was unbelievably prompt and understandable.Asfandyar Ishaqzai
I completed my NVQ level 5 diploma within 6 months. While working on it I came to know that it was not as difficult as people think it is, this diploma course not only enhanced my knowledge but it also made me a good decision maker, I had tremendous amount of evidences to support my answers in each unit and through this diploma course I learned that which particular document serves which purpose and through this course I learned how to work in a dignified and proper manner.
I would highly recommend NVQ level 5 diploma in occupational health and safety practice from SVT to those who really want to learn something.
I have just successfully completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice with Specialist Vocational Training (SVT). When I enrolled NVQ L5 OHS Diploma, I was scared whether can I complete the course successfully? The proactive communication from Mr. Matt King slowly gave me the confidence to involve myself in the course. Mr. Sean Watson sculpted me effectively, by giving knowledgeable suggestions which made me to complete the reflective accounts related to auditing, risk assessment and emergency procedure in a highly proficient manner. During Professional discussion, he guided me very well. Without the guidance of the above experts, it is not an easy task for me to achieve this dignified qualification. My hearty thanks to all of them and I am very sure these eminent professionals are very great asset to SVT. Looking forward to do more HSE professional course with SVT in nearby future!!!Asad Nadeem
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 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
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.Simon Hall Health and Safety Advisor
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.
When I enrolled NVQ L5 OHS Diploma, I was scared whether can I complete the course successfully? The proactive communication from Mr. Matt King slowly gave me the confidence to involve myself in the course. He always understands the aspirant requirements, accordingly he do response. Mr. Mike Watson initially assessed few of the reflective accounts and has given optimistic suggestions which motivated me a lot. Mr. Sean Watson sculpted me effectively, by giving knowledgeable suggestions which made me to complete the reflective accounts related to auditing, risk assessment and emergency procedure in a highly proficient manner. During Professional discussion, he guided me very well. Without the guidance of the above experts, it is not an easy task for me to achieve this dignified qualification. My hearty thanks to all of them and I am very sure these eminent professionals are very great asset to SVT. Looking forward to do more HSE professional course with SVT in nearby future!!!Jayandran Mohan HSE Consultant & NEBOSH IGC Tutor Greenworld Group
About three years ago I needed to make a big decision as I came to one of those elusive cross roads in life. I have always worked in Adult Social Care and to be honest was quite happy rolling on , however I started to feel a little unfulfilled. Two years ago at my annual PADP I requested further development training and asked if I could complete my QCF 4 Adult Social Care qualification . My Manager and my employer declined me the opportunity for further training , do it was at that point I decided to do it myself and I discovered SVT on line and rang the very same day.Louise Hopkins
I spoke to a lovely member of the team who explained all the available options of both learning styles and payment deals .The whole thing was just so easy , I was allocated a lovely assessor called Jo who was so nice and she supported and helped me all the way through the whole of my qualification.She was on hand either by phone or email and was so knowledgable and understanding.
12 months later fully finished , fully qualified and now in new Care Management role , with a pay rise and the opportunity to progress . It couldn't of worked out better for me thanks to SVT , I would definitely recommend this company they were fantastic .
Joanne my assessor was great, she supported me when I needed help and prompted me to complete work if I hadn’t submitted work for a while due to life’s little stresses, if I had any concerns or queries these were dealt with promptly and effectively from the extended team at SVT.
Kelly Tattam - Manager
Having recently just completed my Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice I would strongly recommend this course to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge in all aspects of Health and Safety matters.
This course not only allowed me to gain further understanding of Health & Safety Practice but also helped me improve in my own ability to write reflect statements, which in turn has helped when writing my CPD and how to reflect on work that I do every day in my current role as a QHSE Manager. This course taught me something about myself in that when I review how I have completed a task that I am able to analyse my own performance from who, why, how, where, when, what went well and where I could improve.
The support I received from SVT was second to none and my NVQ Portfolio Coordinator, Matt King was always available to help guide me when I need to expanded or include more detail within my reflective statements.
The skills I have gained have already helped me improve in my day to day activities and has put me in a position to change with membership status with IOSH from Tech to Grad.
I would recommend SVT to anyone thinking of completing Health & Safety training and in the future will be using them again myself.Ross Linsell - QHSE Manager
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
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
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.Lorraine Small Francis School
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.Carrie-Anne Your Life
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.
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
"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
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.Michelle Wood Cobalt Housing
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.
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.Andy Phare
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.
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
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
I am writing this testimonial with great appreciation of all the support I had from SVT throughout my studies.Carlene Charles
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.
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.Archie Maidment CJ Retail Solutions
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.
‘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.Pete Durham Guernsey Water
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.
"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
'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
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! …HARI JANEVSKI Line 6 HSE Manager Riyadh Metro
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!
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.
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 diplomaSteven Platts Riyadh Metro Package
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
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
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
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
G. Mary Ashiru
“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
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
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.Ramil Safarli Gulf Drilling International Ltd (Q.S.C)
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.
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)
‘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
Having recently completed my Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice, I would like to recommend the services of SVT Ltd.Gary Harris East Riding Safety 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.
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
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
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 stagesGav Fincham
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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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
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
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 takenKevin Hendry QHSE Advisor Archer
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.
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
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
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
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
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 cooperationAbdelhamid Ahmed Mohamed Soliman
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.
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
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
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.Graham Farquhar Chim Sao
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.
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
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
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
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)
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!Michael Pytel Environment and Audit Officer
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!
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
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.Sharon Hartshorne
Have a fantastic Christmas and new year.
All the best and thanks again,
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
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
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
“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.
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
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
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.Sarath Mohan
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
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 sameAllan Smith FAR Sleipner
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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.Valentine Johnsons
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.
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
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 qualificationMichael Brennan QHSE Engineering & Maintenance Manager - Supreme Group
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
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.Marc Smith
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.
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
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 helpfulPaul Binns
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
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.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.
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'.Howard
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!
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.Samantha Booth
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.
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
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 courseDiane Malone Level 7 Management Candidate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 receivedBrian Lightowler HSE Manager, LTC Project, Wilton Engineering Services
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 callGraham Warner
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 wouldnï¿½t hesitate in recommending them to colleagues in the future.Matthew J Beckett DipRSAA TechIOSH
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.