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Successful project in Erbil Iraq by local company

Keith Cook Training Limited (KCTL) based in the Oaks in Charnwood completed an 18-month programme for the Swedish Academy for Training in Erbil, IRAQ in July 2017.

The project was for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) a development programme for Forklift Truck Operator Training.

A rigorous audit of the vocational training centre took place in Erbil, Iraq completed by KCTL for Lantra Awards, an accredited curriculum provider from the UK, performed a comprehensive inspection of the Swedish Academy for Training (SAT) including checks on the management of records, assessments and CPD history of staff.

The training area, equipment and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) building were scrutinised to ensure that they met the standards for a safe and professional learning environment. Instructors were interviewed and observed delivering the course content over a period of two days.

Mr George Walton, auditor, mentioned that “a mixed language delivery of Kurdish and Arabic instructions presented a challenge for the trainers’ engagement with students. However, he observed a well-rehearsed and clear structure for the class that enabled all three students to progress together. It was impressive to watch their confidence grow as a direct result of the professional connection made between the Iraqi trainers and learners.”

This Forklift Truck Operator course uses classroom theory and practical based driving, designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to operate an industrial Masted lift truck safely and with accuracy. The course is comparable to a Level 2 qualification in the UK’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) framework and therefore it is relevant for persons involved with aspects of fork lift truck operations in the warehousing, distribution, construction and land based economies.

Keith Cook Training Limited’s first international project has been a successful one completed over 18 months. It now means that the Academy can now deliver UK standard training to participants in its development programme and now puts the company on the international map and could lead to further projects in the world’s arena.


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