Who are Cornwall Training, and what are we about.
Cornwall Training & Consultancy pride ourselves on our standards of course delivery, administration and quality assurance. We are dedicated to quality and high standards.
We provide all the materials required for your course. Training is in a light and comfortable training area, with free parking on site. Refreshments are provided on all courses. The centre also has disabled facilities and training areas on the ground floor if required.
We are audited by all our awarding bodies for certification and quality. Our awarding bodies consist of Qualsafe, Highfield, Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH), Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Our training centre is based in St Austell and has easy access to the A30 and the A38. For those coming from further afield, and accommodation is required, we have a Premier Inn just 2 minutes away from the centre. Click HERE to check availability.
Why Cornwall Training?
Cornwall Training is known for its quality, and customer service. We specialise in training courses for First Aid Training, Health & Safety Training, Fire Safety Training, Food Hygiene, Manual Handling Training, First Response Emergency Care (FREC), Construction CSCS courses and IOSH Training Courses to name but a few. We have a range of Elearning courses available if you can’t get to the centre for your face to face training.
Quality is key to learning
We use only experienced, expert tutors to provide engaging and informative training sessions, giving you the confidence to embrace and practice you’re new found or refreshed skills. Therefore we have invested in our facilities and equipment to ensure you have the best possible experience, and our trainers come from a range of operational and professional roles. These include the Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and the RNLI. The trainers don’t just teach the skills, they do it for real, so no death by PowerPoint.
The Cornwall Hotel & Spa
“We have been using Cornwall Training & Consultancy for just over a year they produced our bespoke H&S policy, completed an FRA on all buildings and devised our fire management policy which is now in place making us fully compliant. They have acted as our H&S consultants for the last year and will continue to do so for the next as they have been a great help in advising on all sorts of issues and guiding us through. We use them to audit our H&S quarterly which keeps us on our toes and up to date. We have put a number of staff through many H&S training courses already we are also going to use them this year for their online H&S training modules which will enable us to be versatile & flexible with our staff as they can train from home or in work as they chose. All in all we as a company have been very pleased with the service Cornwall Training & Consultancy have provided and would have no problem recommending them to others.”
Thank you very much for the delivery of the non-licenced asbestos removal training so promptly and efficiently. As you know the pressures of service delivery in the service industry make it difficult to fit in training such as this. Your flexibility had help us to provide this training without any interruption to our working day.
Can I also add It is very important to have a good support team behind you. Your services have made our life much easier and we take comfort that we not only for fill our obligations in maintaining a safe working environment for our customers and work force, but we are now leading our industry locally with strong clear methods of eliminating health and safety risks .
Meet some of the Staff
Simon Blench (Director)
Simon is a highly skilled and experienced recreational diver that began his career within the training industry at Warsash Maritime Academy. While at the academy, Simon specialised in Sea Survival, First Aid and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET). During this time he was also involved with Portsmouth and Southsea Volunteer Lifeguards (Portsea Rescue) as a senior helm and trainer on a Ribcraft 585.
Simon has been a Coastguard Rescue Officer since 1996 both on the south coast in Portsmouth and now in Cornwall. Due to operational requirements, Simon focused on mud rescue while on the shorelines of the Solent. He is now an Officer in Charge, Cliff Rescue Technician, Search Technician and water rescue operator on the Cornish coast. He was selected to become an HM Coastguard Casualty Care trainer for the Area 10 Teams. He is also a Community First Responder for South Western Ambulance Service and a CTC medical Services team leader.
Simon’s drive to set up Cornwall Training and Consultancy was primarily driven by the desire to create a learner-focused organisation that provides world-class training here in the heart of Cornwall. His role as the companies IQA gives him the opportunity to spend his time focusing on what he believes in the most, quality, due to the quality focus he now also looks after a number of FREC centres in the South West and Wales. He looks after all the clinical governance and kit for the CTC medical services.
Oli Myles (Trainer and Business Development)
Oli initially started working for Cornwall Training and Consultancy as an Emergency Medical Technician, working on a contract in the Scottish Highlands. Oli is now one of our CTC Medical Services team leaders and a full time member of our training team.
His personal and professional life has always revolved around the sea. Oli joined the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 2004 as a Beach Lifeguard in North Cornwall and over the years, went on to manage some of the coasts busiest and most challenging beaches. Oli has been a member of the Padstow Lifeboat crew since 2011 and is one of the crew responsible for casualty care when afloat. He continues to enjoy the experiences and challenges that an All-Weather Lifeboat on the Cornish coast provides and hopes to do so for many years to come.
Oli took his operational experience on the beaches into a training role with Water Skills Academy (WSA), one of the UK’s leading providers of beach lifeguard training. He has trained lifeguards in Cornwall, Holland, Spain and Portugal. It was during this time that Oli discovered his passion for Pre-Hospital Care and chose to pursue this professionally.
Oli is now a highly skilled tutor that has years of experience delivering Pre-Hospital Care qualifications. These include FPOSi and FREC 3 to the armed forces, security industry, oil and gas industry and UK Government agencies. Oli is currently working towards becoming a Health and Safety Consultant.
Liam Cartwright (Trainer & Paramedic)
Liam has spent twenty-five years in the Emergency Services. He began his career in 1994 with the Ambulance Service in Sheffield and shortly afterwards transferred to Cornwall where he has risen through the ranks. He is currently Paramedic Operations Officer and Operational Commander.
Liam has been an active volunteer member of the St Austell Coastguard Rescue Team since 2002 and is trained in Rope Rescue, Water Rescue, Search & Rescue and as an Officer in Charge. Liam is an instructor and consultant at Cornwall Training, specialising in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. His extensive knowledge and experience helps to develop courses for the company. Liam is currently assisting in the development of CTC Medical Services, the events medicine branch of the company
Glenn Oxborough (Trainer & Paramedic)
Glenn is a former Royal Signals soldier, RAF Policeman and Psychology graduate who found his niche as a Paramedic. He worked for the former West-country Ambulance Service and then the Western Australian Ambulance Service. Glenn went on to become a remote site medic and entered the security industry as a Close Protection Paramedic, with operational experience in Iraq, Syria. Glenn was a Maritime Security Team Leader, providing armed protection to commercial vessels from Somali pirates.
Glenn continues to do ambulance shifts for South Western Ambulance Service. He also teaches advanced medicine to the luxury yacht industry, FPOSi to Police Tactical Firearms units, Police Support units, Close Protection teams and Firefighters.
Glenn also teaches First Response Emergency Care Level 3 & 4 and has taught high profile clients such as Richard Branson’s team on Necker Island and the European Union Advisory Mission in the Ukraine. The challenge for Glenn has been to teach students whose first language is not English in countries such as Algeria and Sri Lanka.