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Fullhurst Community College
Education Training Manager
Social Care Trainer
Leicestershire County Council
Working with Oakwood training has been an excellent experience from the moment we engaged them through to the actual training sessions being delivered to over 40 of our managers in Barnardo’s Cymru. The session itself was delivered with so much passion and understanding ensuring staff really engaged. Staff are so interested in building on their initial learning we are now looking at mental health first aid training for all our staff. For an introduction to mental health and wellbeing for everyone in the organisation I would thoroughly recommend Oakwood Training.
We have worked with Oakwood Training for the past four years. Terry’s knowledge has been invaluable in designing courses and operational procedures that help us reduce risks to our staff. I consistently hear great comments from staff who have attended courses and I enjoy working with Terry on the different approaches we need for our diverse range of services.
I would be happy to recommend Oakwood Training for professional, tailored and informative training. Terry and his team have delivered a number of training sessions for Barnardo’s nationwide and we will continue to use their service. They delivered bespoke training programmes to meet our needs and the courses were engaging and well received.
Oakwood's approach to Mental Health training was perfectly pitched for a senior team. The training was engaging, accessible, informative, important and mind-broadening. Terry was an excellent trainer and we came away with much clearer picture of how mental health issues affect people at work. Most of all, the training helped to dispel the stigma and fear of mental health - giving delegates the confidence to recognise some of the symptoms and a desire to do what we can to help people through periods of mental ill-health.
Oakwood really understood the issues our staff had in their roles and were able to adapt to this rather than just a generic off the shelf module. All I can say is how pleased I am with the work they have been doing with us, the feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.
We feel protecting our staff in their day to day jobs is vital, and as such its vital they are trained effectively, and Oakwood has delivered consistently for us since we have used them, thank you!”
Oakwood training have now delivered two excellent sessions to our Roadshow and Hub teams on De-escalation. The company were extremely professional and tailored the training to meet our needs, something that not all training providers will do. The Trainers are extremely engaging and informed, using their expertise to bring the sessions to life. Courses were delivered in an interesting and interactive way, receiving very positive feedback from all who attended. They have provided excellent resources post training and we are all implementing the learning from the day. Thank you to Oakwood and Terry for your excellent training.
Trainers were very personable, informative, interactive and inspiring.
I have now attended two sessions of training carried out by Terry covering both mental health first aid and personal safety. Terry made both sessions very engaging, thought provoking and fun. The depth of experience and clear passion of the trainer about the subjects covered - very inspirational. I am very likely to recommend Oakwood Training to others and and already have done.
As an L&D Manager, Oakwood Training are a joy to work with. I really value their “can do” attitude and keenness to help and support. The ability to blend their professional expertise with our needs, produces training that always gets great feedback from participants.
Terry and his Team at Oakwood Training have provided Mental Health Awareness Workshops for the Group. These have been exceptionally well received, providing real insight into the issue, whilst helping Managers develop the tools to support their colleagues in this area. The best thing about working with Oakwood is the knowledge and experience of the Facilitators. I am highly likely to recommend them to others.
As a geographically dispersed group of Alternative Provision schools, Oakwood provided the solution to a consistent approach to the safe and positive handling of students. Our staff now have the confidence to deliver training in house in order to keep staff and students safe across our schools