Read what some of our clients have to say about SL Training and Development.

"Having known Simon in a professional capacity for over ten years, I required someone with integrity and understanding to our operational needs. Simon excelled in supporting our change developments to raise our standards and achieve relevant expectations through assessor training."

Graham Griffin - Steward Training and Recruitment Manager at Arsenal FC


"I embarked on my TAQA journey with Simon Linard in November 2014, being new to the field and extremely nervous I doubted my ability to achieve what felt for me the unachievable, Simon prevented these fears.

Simon was extremely supportive and positive. Upon my first training session with him, he was very informative and answered questions which were fuelling my fears. When observing me in the field Simon provided me with great action points and tips to develop my assessing style. Simon also ensured that I remained positive on times I became negative thus raising my aspirations. Just a few traits of which I would highly recommend him for.

I was able to achieve my TAQA qualification swiftly and calmly. I will always be grateful for your support and giving me the opportunity to further my career thank you."

Kim Fisher - Arsenal FC Assessor - Assessor learner


"I completed my Award in Assessing Competence in a Work Based Environment while working in a quality assurance role at NCFE. It helped me to recognise the aspects of my role that required me to check, assess and feed back on the performance of others while working to the standards set for the role. "

Claire Bates - Assessor learner

"SL Training and Development have been responsible for the training and development of my training team.

Simon is a wealth of knowledge and puts his students at ease, the delivery of training has a systematic approach to training and is meticulous in the feedback to my students ensuring that all qualifications are robust.

I continue to use Simon and SL Training as our preferred supplier, quality merged with an excellent service from start to finish."

Mark Harry - CEO Calibre International Security Limited


"I have had the pleasure in knowing Simon Linard for three years now. I have worked with Simon, for previous Awarding Organisations in the subject education and training. Furthermore, I have worked for SL Training & Development. I have found Simon to have a wealth of experience and to be very professional. Simon is an expert in his field, an excellent teacher because he is fully engaging, responsive and is highly focused when delivering training. I would highly recommend SL Training & Development to all organisations"

Nicola Price - Ofqual Consultant

"I found the Level 4 Understanding EQA Principles and Practices course to be suited to my needs as a short blended learning programme. I completed the course with support from Simon, as and when I needed it, the feedback given was fair and encouraging whilst ensuring that I was aware of exactly what I needed to do to meet the Unit requirements. The course has allowed me to explore EQA principles and practices and consolidated my existing knowledge.

I was pleased that my work was included in the EQA activity and that such positive feedback was given. All in all this has been a worthwhile programme and I have benefited from the CPD it has given me.

I would recommend this course to any IQA that wishes to expand their knowledge base.

Jenny Harvey - TAQA Lead Trainer at Leicester College - EQA learner


"I recently completed my IQA qualification through SL Training and Development after a recommendation from a colleague.

It was important for me to complete the qualification within a timescale that suited me and took into account my work commitments. I found Simon to be very professional, knowledgeable and supportive at all times. Guidance given by Simon was always clear and relevant to my industry sector. He kept me on track throughout with regular contact which included face to face meetings.

Simon was very understanding of my work commitments whilst I was completing my IQA. He was able to offer flexibility with meeting times which was essential for me as I was working full time. I received just the right amount of contact to ensure that I understood what was required of me and to keep me on track without ever feeling that I was being pressured.

I have no hesitation in recommending SL Training and look forward to working with Simon again in the future.

Kerry Manton - Discovery Learning - IQA learner


"I was put in touch with Simon earlier this year when I was let down by a Quality Assurance training provider. From the very begining Simon was professional, diligent and a great communicator.

I would recommend Simon and his company for seamless quility assurence guidence and assessment."

Gemma Bruce - IQA learner


"An innovative, necessary PTLLS course for all those who wish to teach any given subject. The course provider supplied me with all the support and feedback I required for achieving the qualification. Correspondence was quick and efficient whether via email or direct contact and above all, Simon remained available at all times."

Mick Westrop - Staff National Trainer Assessor RLSS UK Beach & Pool - PTLLS learner


"I recently studied for a Level 3 PTLLS award with SL Training & Development, presented by Simon. It was an intensive course which suited my availability and was held conveniently nearby. Having done no formal learning for many years, I was daunted to be going back into the classroom as a student, but Simon's friendly and authoritative manner soon put his learners at ease. The course was thorough, absorbing and informative and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Simon was able to work round a minor illness that prevented me from completing one task and arranged for that to be completed later, with no fuss, ensuring that I was able to gain my award without re-taking the course. I shall certainly be asking Simon to help me to go forward to Level 4."

Andy Kemp - Astar Advisory and Business Services - PTLLS learner


"For vocational and professional teaching qualifications I would highly recommend SL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT to any organisation wanting to enhance their company profile."

Sean Bates, SDL Leisure Training