I recently completed the SMSTS online , and I not only enjoyed the experience but also took away tons of practical... applications for my work. Our trainer, Paul Green, was a talented facilitator who kept us engaged in the virtual classroom and effectively guided us through a comprehensive curriculum. The course covered a number of useful frameworks and tools with interactive exercises, and I loved the focus on real world experiences shared by our instructor and my fellow learners to drive the concepts home. I highly recommend this course for anyone new to Site Management and for those familiar with the concepts but want to understand practical ways to implement it on the job with success. I look forward to doing more online courses with CISTC.read more
If only there were a 4 AND A HALF STAR option. Facilities are perfect, instructions are clear, Trainers and Testers... are, like everyone you'll see in the great cafeteria, very welcoming.
THIS IS RELEVANT because nobody likes the uncomfortable silence that comes of being an outsider, especially if you're fretting over an upcoming test. The staff (who, remember, won't see you next week after you've finished your course) chat to you like you're one of them. Feeling you're one of the workers really does help, it gets your mindset ready for the course and the test, KEEP THAT.
Why only 4 and a half stars?... I'll be brutally honest, it would go down further if certain office staff spent more time in the cafeteria. This review is written during the Covid times of mask wearing and, I hate to have to bring this up, too many of the office staff wander in and out WITHOUT A MASK despite everyone else complying with the notices (no doubt deemed necessary by someone in the offices!) to WEAR A MASK because it's a public place. While everyone else (people who work OUTSIDE AND AT DISTANCE) took off their masks to eat, these repeat offenders would leave their offices (high risk for virus contagion) and walk amongst the diners. My beef is that these diners, if infected by these people, will lose money and perhaps homes, while any infected office worker could probably work from home. I witnessed heated debates over this as rule-abiding groundworkers were simply smiled at and poo-poo'd by office based offenders. STOP THIS
Away from that unacceptable practice, I have NO criticism or complaint. Everything is so clear and easy to understand, spelled out simply, and the testers have common sense. If you're not safe, they won't pass you out into a dangerous environment with a certificate to get yourself in trouble but, if you're safe, they'll simply advise you on any areas you may need to improve on so you can take your pass cerificate into a job where you can keep learning the skills these excellent Trainers have set you up with.
If you're reading this in a mask-free world where CoVid is just a bad memory, this is a FIVE STAR REVIEWread more
I just completed a CAT & GENNY course, very impressed by the instructor (Mike) his knowledge, experience and teaching... skill was impeccable. What used to be a one day course (Too long) has been refined into a half day course without losing quality only gaining in engagement. I will certainly look for courses with CISTC in future. Thanks again!read more
in July i had my first training course which was held remotely vis Microsoft Teams, i was apprehensive and unsure... whether i would be able to get from the course what i need. i was very pleasantly surprised. it was a slow burner as all other attendees were unsure how it was going to play out, but as the course went on we all grew in confidence and we were comfortable with the "new normal" course style. there was more homework than if you attended but this was only to be expected.
the tutor Paul Green made us all feel at ease and managed to get accross the information necessary for us all to understand and be able to complete the course. there was sufficient time allowed for reviewing coursework and for general discussion regarding the course content. i feel far more comfortable if i need to take another remote course. Paul did a great job, the course was informative, educational, instructive, relaxed.
Paul, see you in 5 years time.
Just completed the street works course with Mick borner as our course instructor,
It's was a great course great... delivery from Mick throughout the week,
I will be recommending we book all our further courses here.
Thanks 👍read more
I done the a59 excavator. I am very satisfied, the course was very helpful in all sectors and the staff very helpful,... helping in all areas, nice facilities, from my own experience I recommend it. Very professional, great experience.read more
Did my SMSTS with the CISTC - I think it was one of the first times the course had been taught on-line by the CISTC,... and appart from a couple of entirely undertandable queries with documentation, it was a good course and well taught. The course worked well, and the tutor ensured the group all contributed and learnt together. My only reservation (hence the four star rating instead of a 5 rating) is the GE700 course book which was supplied electronically and not as a hard copy as I'd expected. Great to have it loaded on my laptop, but most of the delegates found it harder to study, as you can't resize the font for ease of reading and the zoom function is best described as clunky (the original is an A4 book that has been scaled to fit the screen). Buying a hard copy direct from the CITB costs an additional £90.read more
Very happy with the whole experience here. The training was informative, intelligent and with a clear knowledge of how... the construction industry actually works. Facilities excellent, free coffee, tasty canteen, fresh rolls etc.
Their price was fair, industry standard. Flexible training as required. Well worth a callread more
Good communication and supportive with any questions the group had.
Piratical tasks were fun and was good to put you... outside your normal comfort zone.
Stuart was clear with instructions and went over everything clearly.read more
Stuart is an excellent trainer. He has an immense amount of knowledge and delivered the 5 day online SMSTS course with... a good deal of humour thrown in, which put us all at ease! I was totally out of my comfort zone doing the course online (I am a technophobe) but with Stuart's patience and understanding, I got there.read more
The course was enjoyable as well as informative. The only problems were a few connection issues on the Teams app, which... is to be expected. Would recommend to anyone looking to do SMSTS onlineread more
Due to the current Covid 19 restriction the SMSTS 5 Day Course has been adapted by CISTC in order to deliver a remote... learning course through Microsoft Teams. Despite being a first for all concerned, the course was excellent. The instructor Stuart delivered the course with great insight and used a range of teaching styles to engage all the participants in order to cover the large volume of K/U within the course. The only issue with the course was electronic textbooks having to be provided opposed to paper text books but this was a result of the circumstance. I would certainly recommend online training courses from CISTC, particularly to companies based in rural / remote locations.read more
I had my CPCS dumper training here which consisted of a day of training and then my test. I was very pleased with the... training I received, Stuart ensured I had all of the information I needed to pass both my theory and practical tests first time. If I need any further training in the future I would not hesitate to come here again.read more
I’ve just completed my Appointed Person A61 recently with Stuart who was very helpful and also a professional. I... found the methods used in the training really good he made it easy to understand and made the course very enjoyable and interesting.read more
I have just completed and passed the AP lifting course , i would like to thank Stuart for his patience and for... delivering the course in a way that made it very interesting and informative and with the occasional laugh along the way. Despite having a lot of information to take in over a short time , at no point did i feel over loaded , the course was very well structured and Stuart is very knowledgeable and helpful.. The facilities were also first class and the canteen supplied really good fresh cooked food. i would highly recommend CISTC for any upcoming training .read more
I recently attended a Construction Health & Safety Awareness course and despite being the only female in the room was... made to feel very comfortable. The course content was informative and interesting and the delivery by Stuart was excellent.read more
Done my twin drum roller with dimi lovely man and taught me very well thanks to him I passed first time.
Done my 10t... above excavator and lifting ops had several trainers one being Danny good instructor and easy going they were all good at teaching me new things.Had Stuart for my test a very good examiner and very fair thanks all passed it first time.
Done my operatives street works this week and must say thanks to Mick he made a week long course interesting and a laugh great instructor with good sense of humour he presented the course very well thanks Mick.
Would recommended using this company excellent facilities friendly staff and the know there stuff thanks allread more
Facilities are excellent, admin staff and trainers are very helpful and friendly. Trainers have a good range of... experience and knowledge in what they are teaching. Definitely will be using CISTIC again for further training.read more
Great facility and trainers. I’ve just completed my Streetworks Supervisor course and it was really well done. Mick... was spot on and massively knowledgeable. We will be doing a lot more training through CISTC.read more
Completed my 360 a month or so ago on a weeks course. Had Danny on day 1 for theory that was well thought out and... explained. For the vast majority of the practical training I had Deano. He was tip top, adapted his training methods for different learners, got you over ready for the test so you were able to go in confident. All round great experience with quality staff! Bring pocket money for the canteen, good grub there...
Keith Porterread more
Excellent facilities and friendly environment. We attended the NRSWA 1 day course (signing and guarding) with Mick... Borner. Extremely useful day. Mick was really helpful and clearly very experienced in this field (and lots of others!). Part classroom and part practical, just the right balance. We will definitely be coming back to CISTC to carry out more training in the future.read more
Having just completed several courses with CISTC I can definitely say they are a great company to train... with.
Flexible, friendly & have fitted us in on a tight schedule to get our certifications done for experienced staff to start a new job with a larger construction firm.
Thanks guys, will be back soon i'm sure to continue building up our skill base.
Owner - Stripe Gardensread more
Brilliant training from Stu not just running through boring questions and answers, but genuine teaching of health and... safety and experience and stories that will make you remember the risks at all times.
100% recommendedread more
I'm on my fourth test with them and I would like to say that all the trainers are great especially Dima and Danny, and... the facility is also great as well.
I would also like to say that Georgia has also been very helpful Everytime I needed anything.read more
Stuart Made my experience so much easier to cope with during my lifting ops it was a really enjoyable experience with... an at ease atmosphere with free parking and coffee facilities thanks Stuart for a great experienceread more
Trainer Steward’ s knowledge of the training subject (traffic marshal and Banksman) was beyond my expectations. The... group received very good theoretical and practical training. Information gained was more than the main course subject. Very good approach to students. Steward shared his experience and revealed some tricks that really helps out working within construction site. Honest and big thank to him.
Just finished Traffic Banksman Course run by Stuart Shuttleworth - fantastic insight from his vast personal experience... and thoroughly enjoyable course ensuring everyone was fully involved. 100% recommendedread more
My second visit now once for my crane and now digger ticket and passed both first time due to the staff who are very... helpful and will be returning very soon would recommend to everyone many thanks to all the staffread more
I’ve just completed my Appointed Person A61 with CISTC recently with Stuart who was very helpful and also a... professional. I found the treating technique and methods used in the training really good and makes it easy to understand.
I’ve also done my slinger signaller training through Danny Sullivan in 2018 in the same facility and was as good.
.Fantastic customer service and friendly stuff
.Nice and clean canteen, and great service.
.Training centre feels like home, it’s well managed, and fully equipped.
I also wanna thank Elliot for sorting all this out, who was very helpful, and transparent. Defiantly Coming back for more training.....read more
Completed my AP course there recently with Stuart as a trainer. Excellent course and thank you for all the help... throughout Stuart. I would definitely recommend. Thanks again. We also use CISTC to book our training and Elliot and all the team are so helpfulread more
I was made to feel really at ease during both of my ride on roller and forward tipping dumper tests at CISTC Training... Centre.
Thank you very much dima for my great training and even bigger thanks to the tester, Stuart, what a great guy!read more
Excellent test centre.
Did my site safety plus there.
Great welfare facility's/Parking.nice canteen (lovely breakfast)...
Nice down to earth people training you and not someone reading from a script.
Will be doing my SMSTS training there soon
Thank you again Stuart!
Anthony Wentworthread more
Fantastic company to train with , their facility is top notch and the trainers know what their talking about 100% would... recommend CISTC to any one thinking of taking any of the course I've just completed my dumper ticket with them will be heading back soon to do my roller.read more
Stuart smashes it as a trainer, straight to the point, no beating around the bush. Great example videos shown... throughout the course.
Will definitely recommend Stuart as a trainer and CISTC is a good training centre.
Kareem Cloudenread more
Very friendly staff, helpful, facilities was very good,
Overall really recommend this place if you wish to do a course... and get the correct training.
Elliot and Stuart was a great help!