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Academy of Learning Testimonials

Read what our customers say about the Academy of Learning

Working with customers on an ongoing basis with Apprenticeships, NVQ's, Business training, Leadership and Management Training across the UK.

Established part of our management development culture

"Having worked with Linda Mockford and the team at Academy of Learning for over a decade now, our management and supervisory development programmes at Levels 2, 3 and 5 are established part of our management development culture - the 122 enrolled managers and a 96% success rate demonstrates this!"

Perry went on to say......

"As a results driven organisation which prides itself on employee development and education it is a testament to Academy of Learning that they continue to deliver programmes which are not only relevant to our staff and the needs of our business, but also engaging ang influential. 30% of our business is made up of the management community, a group which is essential to our continued success and one which we will continue to develop with Linda and the Academy of Learning team"

Perry Glading - Chief Operating Officer

Port of Tilbury London Ltd, part of Forths Ports Group

Wilson James employees improve efficiency and performance through ILM Training and Development

1. Introduction and question 

Linda Mockford spoke with Peter McGowan, Director of Human Resources from Wilson James who has been responsible for organising the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) training for over 170 employees since 2010.  Part of the programme is to develop Problem Solving / Cost saving projects as part of the ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management qualification.

2. Amazing results

Peter said that it has been quantified that a number of the projects written by the Managers on the course had given the company a real return on investment.  As well as tangible cost savings the projects have also led to improved efficiency and effectiveness and ensures that the key performance indicators set by their clients are more consistently met.

Our employees feel more valued and committed to the organisation as a result of this development and are regularly promoted to more senior posts as a result of the qualifications achieved. 

3. Conclusion

With the right culture and employer and employee buy in to develop Managers Wilson James can show tangible, quantifiable savings both in money and time making Management Training a cost effective but very valuable way to build and enhance a company growth.

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Management Learner

My trainer, Linda Mockford, has been a real inspiration for me. She has not only led me though the course as would be expected of a good trainer, but has also improved my confidence and gone way above and beyond what could have been expected of her".

Customer Service 1 Day

"Learnt a lot today, I have previously been on customer service courses, but this was more interactive and fun whilst learning new skills."

"Very interactive, role playing was fun, thoughtful and much appreciated." 


Apprenticeships: "Our Apprenticeship Programme gives school leavers the unique opportunity to enter the workplace and experience different roles in different areas of the business. It's a win-win situation: the apprentice develops a broad range of skills, knowledge and expertise whilst earning a salary and studying towards an NVQ and our business has the opportunity to grow its own talent and ultimately invest in the Neopost of tomorrow". Neopost

Leadership & Management Learner

A huge thanks to Linda and her team for the support they have offered, I was recently on a business seminar and most of the things they mentioned I had already learnt from my course, putting me ahead of the game and enabling me to join in the discussions and talk to business leaders.


Half day seminar: Negotiating, Influencing and Buying
"The best part was that everything related to every person in the company from the juniors to the M.D."
Tony Steel,

Level 3 Leadership & Management Learner (progression from Level 2)

I did struggle with completing the assignments but the help I received to get me back on track was excellent. I really appreciate the time and patience of the Academy Team, helping me through the programme and the way in which they explained was highly commendable. Thank you all so much, I never thought I 'd be acquiring qualifications 30 years after school. Inspiring.

Business Admin Apprentice

I am very happy with my progress at Neopost and all that I have learnt within an business environment.

Stevenage Homes

Apprenticeship in Customer Service: "Our apprentices don't come to Stevenage Homes just to learn a new job. Whilst developing their skills in business administration and customer service they are also able to see how their role fits in to the wider organisation, and to use the skills they learn to help us improve our business". Stevenage Homes

Port of Tilbury

"The Academy of Learning quickly interfaced with the needs of our business for the purpose of personal development, succession planning and promotion development.  They have had a very positive impact on our management development structure and formulate a permanent feature of programmes and supporting work as always met our expectations and that of our employees.  Communication and response to localization of any programme has always been completed with the utmost professionalism and business consideration." Port Of Tilbury Ltd 

Radisson SAS Hotel, Stansted Airport

"Academy of Learning Ltd has provided several training courses for the hotel and it is a pleasure working together as Academy of Learning has proven to be efficient, reliable and extremely committed in continuing to assist to meet our training needs.  All attendants were very positive about the delivery of the courses and have benefited from attending." Radisson SAS Hotel

Boars Tye

NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care 

"It makes you think about what you do everyday, review what you have done in the past and how you can do it better in the future"

UK Training Directory

Academy of Learning worked with me to get two of my employees qualified in Customer Service Level 2, the whole process went smoothly, I would definately recommend Academy of Learning for apprenticeships and management training.