Greggs PLC choose Authentic Training for Initial Teacher Training

Local training gurus, Authentic Training, was recently selected by Greggs PLC to deliver Initial Teacher Training courses for three members of their national logistics team. The course has gone down well and is a great endorsement for our local trainers.

Kris Magill from Authentic said: “We don’t just teach and train people, we teach others to teach and train people too via our personalised Train the Trainer courses. We are passionate about training and not just bums on seats, we offer accredited and non-accredited training in a range of subjects, designed to meet the needs of our clients”

Kirkby based Authentic Training, have a wealth of training experience across education, business and the third sector. The founders, Kris and John, have more than 35 years of teaching and training between them and set up Authentic Training here in Knowsley nearly three years ago. They offer a broad range of training services and can fit the criteria of their training courses around the needs of a business. Authentic Education also connects local employers to funding which is available for training across the Liverpool City Region and can subsidise many of the training courses they deliver and can help businesses access up to 70% of course costs.

In 2019 Authentic Training were selected by Greggs PLC to deliver the Level 3 Award in Education and Training to three of their ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) Trainers. The three national ADI Trainers cover a large geographical patch and hundreds of drivers for Greggs. Their National Logistics Manager decided that the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification would help his team to be more effective and even better teachers.

John Whittle, Authentic, said: “We are proud and delighted to have been selected by Greggs PLC to deliver training to some of their staff. Dean, Andrew and Stewart were fantastic learners and are a real credit to Greggs. We hope to build on this relationship and do more with them in the future”.

Greggs ADI Trainer, Dean, said: “The course was very demanding but extremely informative. It was tailored to fit within the hours of my current job role as well as some dedicated time at home… The facilities were perfect and would definitely recommend to anyone considering further education.”

Authentic Training can offer established or bespoke training courses, including:

  • First Aid for Mental Health courses – half day, 1 day and 2 day
  • Supervisor and Manager Introduction and Development
  • Health & Social Care, all aspects including Care Certificate
  • ICT & Digital Skills
  • First Aid courses
  • Food Safety courses
  • Health and Safety courses
  • L3 Award in Education and Training Course – initial teacher training qualification and the minimum required to teach adults in the UK