Academy CIC

RDS Academy CIC is a non for profit community interest company that was created to source funding for training courses for the unemployed, disadvantaged and individuals who want to develop their skills whilst working.

Great Opportunity Available!

RDS Training currently have funding for ages 18 and over. See http://www.rdstraining.co.uk/funded-courses/ for details of current funded courses or CALL NOW 01482 228 113.

This funding will continue until 31st July 2019.

Previous training

Level 2 Customer Service. (October)
This company is laid back and relaxingbut also teaching you what you need, really enjoyed it. (Tamsin)

Level 1 Health and Safety. (October)
Tutors excellent experience and great ability to pass knowledge on. a great oppertunity to get the qualifications need. (Mark)
Its not that hard really and when its done its a good thing to have. (John)
RDS have a great team and would willingly come back to do another Course. (Dean)

Level 2 Fire Safety. (October)
Awesome Course. (Tamsin)

Level 2 Door Supervision. (September)
Excellent rappor between tutor and students. I would highly recommend RDS for courses. (Ky)
A good course, great to obtain the skills. (Hamzah)
Bring it on! (Emily)
RDS a really good SIA door supervisor trainer. (Paul)
very polite and fun staff very good at teaching us and making sure everything was explained well. (Lee)

General Data Protection Regulation. (September)
Fantastic information and full of facts and things to watch out for. (Margaret)
Found the course to be very informative and open to discussion, quite free and easy approach. (Gill)
Course content good time scale adequete not too long (thought provoking). (Deborah)
I have been on several courses with RDS, all the training/ courses are brilliant with great course materials and brilliant explanations of the information. (Kelly)
Sharon is really good and explains well with scenarios. (Yvonne)
Sharon uses good examples to explain situations. (Mandy)

Level 1 Health and Safety (September)
This course will help improve your knowledge and job prospects. (Dean)
This course was very interesting would tell others too do this course. (Simon)
Very Good Course. (Robert)

CCTV (September)
Course was very informative put over in a relaxed atmosphere if wanting to work in security would highly recommend RDS. (Gavin)
Friendly staff that are very helpful and nice relaxed atmosphere. (Matthew)
Excellent place to learn at. (Paul)
Excellent course. enjoyed the practical use of the CCTV equipment. (Ky)

Emergency First Aid at Work (August)
Very enjoyable course. Very informative. (Jeanette)
RDS are brilliant at delivering courses. Even though I have done some of these courses before, I have found the courses form RDS are more interesting and more enjoyable (Chris)
I would recommend anyone to do these courses. The tutors are very knowledgeable and put everyone at ease. (Stephanie)
RDS are a brilliant academy, full of courses / training for everyone. The tutors are really friendly, honest and willing to help you as much as possible. Previous courses with RDS have all been brilliant and have recommended to family and friends. (Kelly)
Great course. Lot of practices CPR etc (Wioletta)
Love first aid it promotes so much and gives you the confidence to do if ever needed. (Margaret)

Safeguarding. (August)
Excellent course, very informative, easy to understand. (Jeanette)
Would recommend. Friendly and make you feel at ease. (Claire)
I enjoyed this course emensly, tutor was very nice explained everything thoroughly. (Stephanie)
Safeguarding is an amazing course to enrol on and find at the correct information about the legislation’s/ policies to be followed for everyone to feel safe and given the knowledge regarding the different types of abuse. (Kelly)
Interesting course. (Christine)
Well thorough information and understanding, trains you a lot. (Margaret)
Very enjoyable with an excellent tutor. (Stacey)

Door Supervision (August)
Friendly, approachable tutors! fun in learning! (Liga)

CCTV. (August)
RDS are a very knowledgeable training centre. (Matthew)
RDS are an excellent trainer would recommend to anyone. (Anthony)
Central location, relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable trainers. (Katherine)

Level 2 Nail Technology. (July)
Quickly passed, professional service lovely place to learn. (Emily)
Very friendly and helpful staff. (Judyta)
Absolutley loved doing my course my tutor and all staff was very understanding with my situation. (Lisa)
Rebecca is an excellent tutor and I feel in doing this course i have boosted my employability. (Vikki)

First Aid. (July)
You amazing. (Katie)
Excellent Service will defo use again as want to do more courses. (Daryl)
Really enjoyed listening to the tutor (lee) lots of knowledge and skill. all tutors really friendly and approachable. (Sonia)
Very informative and enjoyable. (Michael)
Really great course with great support from staff. (Bethany)
RDS is an excellent training provider who met all my needs and explanation. (Alan)
Brilliant courses and staff, extremely helpful. (Christopher)

Customer Service. (July)
Sharon is an amazing tutor with a lot of patience loved every minute of it. (Carol)
The tutors try to make it as fun as possible and explain things to a higher degree if you don’t understand. (Victoria)
Polite staff always wanted to help. (Daryl)
I did my Health and safety, first aid and fire safety essential tools and knowledge for the security industry. (Christopher)

Safe Moving and Handling (July)
Competent tutor welcoming environment. (Sonia)

Fire Safety (July)
It is a well informed place with helpful staff that look after most that need that care. (Richard)
Excellent service will definitely do more training here, friendly staff. (Daryl)
RDS is a fun place to learn you can have a laugh with your colleges drink coffee and listen to music while studying your course. (Declan)
RDS are an amazing company for the training courses, they are very professional in what they do. (Carol)
The tutors and facility are excellent, it was a right laugh and we were able to talk to our tutor and ask loads of questions. (Victoria)

Substance Misuse (July)
Very informative and interesting. (Davina)
Good, interesting course. tutor very helpful. however didn’t like the tests. (Christine)

Traineeship (July)
Happy with the course and polite and helpful staff. would recommend. (Gareth)

CCTV (July)
Would recommend friendly to take the course. the tutor was friendly and skilled at explaining. (Papa)
Very Good and well presented, tutor very good. (David)

First Aid (June 2018)
Darren was fun to hang about with and was helpful at the same time especially in the practical sessions (Harry)
Thoroughly enjoyed my 3 courses, relaxed atmosphere meant learning was easier. Excellent tutor in Darren. I learnt a great deal, Thank you. (Robin)
Found this course enjoyable, refreshing and knowledgeable. (Martin)

Fire Safety (June 2018)
good course easy on focus delivery of information no over load. (Martin)
good relaxed atmosphere made learning easy.(Robin)
i would like to tell everyone to come and join the RDS Team its very helpful and provided alot of good things. (Mohamed)
good course good talks and knowledgeable on subjects. (Duncan)
fire safety course is straight forward and gave great information. (Harry)

Customer Service (June2018)
RDS has a respectable work force and has a priority to care for all of us, i give 5/5 (harry)
the instructor knows his subject and delivered in a good relaxed calm manner, everyone seemed able to work happy at this place. (Martin)
Friendly relaxed atmosphere, easy to learn, staff and trainer excellent. (Robin)
it was sooo nice course soo good tutor people was good, nice enviroment to learn. nice food and fresh coffee and juice fantastic ready for next course. (Mohamed)

CCTV Course (June 2018)
Very excellent team, well done. (Ben)
would highly recommend doing a course with RDS all staff and tutors are very helpful and great people. (Scott)
RDS and their courses are informative and helpful. the staff are brilliant and respectable.
Door supervision (May 2018)
RDS is a brilliant and relaxing way to learn to have extra and new skills. (kerry)

L3 First Aid at Work (May 2018)
very good course, first aid l3 good instruction explained in detail. (Roy)
I have enjoyed my course and i have learned alot thank you. (Hardeep)

Conflict Management (May 2018)
clear and well set out course, course work looked abit difficult in the material but tutor made it plain and easy great interaction (Roy)
i have learned something new and enjoyed my course. (Hardeep)

L3 Emergency First Aid at Work Course: (May 2018)
Great course and informative on first aid issues (Mark)

Customer Service Course: (April 2018)
Overall the course was very interesting the tutor was informative about any questions you may have. (Kieran)
Great staff, really friendly brilliant facilities. (Connor)
Had a really good tutor made us feel welcome (Lynn)
Staff made the course enjoyable (Mark)
Great staff (Shannon)
A great enjoyable course (Calum)
Great staff, great training. would definitely come back for more training (Callum)

L2 Fire Safety – April 2018
Good tutors great facilities (Callum)
Great Course & Tutor (Emily)
Fantastic company & tutor (Lauren)
Great course to do (Mark)

PIT Training – April 2018
Great facilities, great tutors (Connor)
Very good atmosfear and good teachers (Lynn)
A great way to gain knowledge and share experience (Callum)
Very enjoyable and informative (mark)
Very good informative courses, really friendly staff and really supportive (Lauren)
I have trained here before and the facilities and staff are excellent, recommended (Sue)
Great tutor and course (Emily)

Personal Licence (April 2018)
Very well set out course very good interaction. (Roy)
Highly Recommend RDS (Hayden)

L2 Manual Handling – April 2018
Great tutor, didnt force any practical on you. (Mark)
Amazing staff, lovely enviroment (Leah)
Tutor very good at making the group feel at eze (Lynn)
Great staff friendly good facilities (Connor)
L2 Door Supervision – April 2018
Excellent Course, well worth taking part, staff are very understanding. can also have a laugh whilst being serious. (Steve)

Conflict Management (April)
Great course (Matthew)
Lovely staff, great course highly recommend (Leah)
5* Course (Lydia)
Great Course, great staff. thank you. (Jessica)
Brilliant. (Joanna)
Highly Recommend attending/ doing courses with RDS (Hayden)
Fab! (Emily)

L3 Emergency First at Work Course (April 2018)
Course was very informative whilst being professional and friendly (Liz)
Its Great! (Matthew)
I had fun and learnt a lot (Steven)
Great coffee sis! Great learning! (Lydia)
Very Good teacher (Lynn)
A great course and informative on first aid issues (Mark)

First Aid at Work (April 2018)
Great staff, very friendly great company to work with and get qualifications, highly recommend. (Hayden)
all the staff are friendly and willing to help out and always plenty of coffee. (Anthony)
Wonderfull! (Emily)

CCTV Course. (March 2018)
Has been a great experience. would recommend to anyone. (Paul)
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the course its been challenging and enjoyable. the course was delivered well, in easy to digest sections. there’s alot to learn & remember. Definatley recommend this course. (Sarah)
if in doubt give someone a shout, there is always someone around to help you out. (Lisa)

Personal Licence: (March 2018)
lovely staff very accommodating, allows for easy learning. (Leah)
quick and simply explained (Steven)

Door Supervision course: (March 2018)
Course was great, Loved it. Staff are always friendly. (Laura)
Has been a great experience. Would recommend to anyone. (Paul)
is a fun and relaxed course. (Hannah)
Easy to learn, friendly staff profound confidence. (Jordan)
Its fun and you have everything you need. (Jordan)
Overall a great experience. Would recommend to anyone interested in training. (Paul)
Sharon was patient and very willing to answer questions and explain further if you are unsure of anything. (Katherine)

Manual Handling Course: (March 2018)
its right helpful, i like the free pens, the coffee is good (Matthew)
i took the course and find the tutor very nice and understanding, this helped alot to learn the information. (Leah)

Hospitality course (March 2018)
Level 3 First aid at work course: (March 2018)
Perfect execution of a short course. I would recommend to friends (Reece)
Easy and helpful from all members of staff (Katie)
Well worth doing (Matthew)
Its right helpful. I like the free pens. the coffee is good. (Matthew)
I took the course and found the tutor very nice and understanding. This helped a lot to learn the information (Leah)
Easy to work through, enjoyed most of my time considering work recommend RDS for others in my employment (Daniel)First Aid at Work c

Conflict Management: (March)
Very friendly cant complain (Daniel)
The course is well run and enjoyable. (Reece)
If in doubt give someone a shout, there is always someone around to help you out. (Lisa)
I thoroughly enjoyed the course its been challenging and enjoyable. The course was delivered well in easy to dissect sections. There’s a lot to remember, definitely recommend this course 🙂 (Sarah)

Personal Licence Holder course: (March 2018)
I really enjoyed this course it was broken down well and taught superbly (Reece)
Easy to follow would recommend to anyone in similar boat to myself (Daniel)
Good information delivered (Katie)
Thank you for a smooth professional service (Steven)
Lovely staff, warm atmosphere great teaching

February 2018- level 2 Door Supervision
Would recommend other to take course. (Brian)
Great course, Great tutor, would recommend RDS to anyone wanting to improve/learn new skills. (Shaun)
Very useful in explaining the laws of licence door supervising and intervention. (Stephen.

February 2018- Level 2 CCTV Operator
RDS is an excellent training provider. (Alan)
informative and useful training course. (Stephen)
All ready left feedback on facebook page, course is great, staff are friendly and teacher is aweson. Cant wait to do my SIA next. (Laura)
Great course, Highly Recommended. (Stephen)

Traineeship – January 2018
RDS is a well respected traineeship. Always helped me when I was struggling and never gave up believing in me. (Tanner)

December 2017- Level 2 Door Supervision
Very Good training centre would tell anybody else to recommend them. (Alan)
Really good course, great tuition from Sharon, clearly a SME. Venue was fit for purpose. Thank you. (Stephen)
Great course well Recommended (Michael)
Good fun but educational (Michael)
RDS is a very happy and friendly environment and all the staff are friendly and approachable. (Daniel)

December 2017- Level 2 Door Supervision
The RDS team were great and very supportive (Paul)
Good course, Funny Tutor(Michelle)
Great for anyone looking to get into the security industry(Lewis)

November 2017- Level 2 Door supervision (Traineeship)
Great Training provider, i would recommend them to other (Callem)

October 2017- CCTV
the course is straight forward and lots of help is given if not know of a task or question you get a lot of material to use on the course. (Callem)
Excellent training, excellent tutor would use again. (Benjamin)
Great Staff that help when needed and very welcoming. (Lawrence)
Brilliant course well taught by a fantastic tutor and course facilities fantastic too. (Darren)

October 2017- Level 2 Door Supervision
An intensive course done in a relaxed and friendly classroom. Their was 6 of us doing the training Course. (Andrew)
All Staff are well respected from everyone. we have a good laugh whilst doing our course. (Chloe)
Course is ran absolutely great. Tutors are great and help really well. (Ashley)
Great workers, great training provided overall amazing. (Andrew)
after being in the building trade for 25 years and now changing my career, i feel i now have a basic knowledge of the security industry. I’ve got a lot to learn. (Simon)

October 2017 – Level 2 Door Supervision (retail Knowledge)
Very pleased with the course tutor, who was very good to explain things. Patient and clear to understand(Katherine)
If you are thinking about getting your door badge i recommend you do the RDS Course.(Ian)

August 2017- Level 2 Door Supervision (Traineeships)
All around good course and learned a lot more than i thought. (Tanner)
The best college I’ve been to. (Daniel)

July 2017 – Level 2 CCTV
Once again the staff and management of RDS have delivered and a quality training course. (Roy)
A helpful college that actually helps you. (Daniel)
I would recommend to anybody and will do more courses (Paul)
Highly recommend anyone to use RDS Training. (Katherine)
Great staff and venue, Staff are always willing to do all they can to help you. (Douglas)
The CCTV course was an excellent learning experience that taught me everything i will need for the future. (David)
RDS enables the trainee to learn in a relaxed environment. (Andrew)

June 2017 – Level 2 CCTV
Relaxed, entertaining and practical. Almost foolproof. (James)
A very good course staff very friendly. I learnt a lot about the course and booked on a door course with RDS. (Jason)
Good Course easy to follow, friendly staff with good atmosphere. (Mark)
Very good training facility, friendly helpful staff. All information given is relevant to course. Will recommend and have booked onto another course. (Matthew)

May 2017 – Level 2 CCTV Operator course
Good. (Steven)
RDS are a brilliant college and will help you with anything you ask for. (Nathan)
Everything about the course and venue is excellent. (Nerius)
The course was delivered in a way that was easy to understand. (Stephen)
Brilliant from the offset. Simple, friendly and fun way to learn a new skill while gaining a new qualification. (Samantha)
Good short course. (Luke)
Very good training given and staff friendly. (Caroline)
Informative both theoretically and practically. (Andrew)
Well presented course. (Alan)
Relaxed and very informative to the subject matter. (Dianne)

April 2017 – Level 2 CCTV Operator course
Training was conducted in a professional manner. (Alfred)
Very good would definitely recommend. (Emily)
Very good overall experience throughout the training course. (Stuart)

April 2017 – Level 3 Retail Knowledge including Level 2 Door Supervisor
RDS is a very helpful and a easy way to learn new skills and increase your prospects. (Ainsley)
Thankyou for the good standard of training I received – tutors make things very understandable, great place to do my training. (Steven)
Tutors really made my time easy and enjoyable. (Andrew)
RDS was very informative and the tutors were very helpful. (David)
Staff and tutors are helpful and help me get through the course. Would recommend. (Craig)
A very comfortable company and training provider to learn with. Tutors and trainers really know their stuff. (Roy)
Very good tutors really helped when needed. (Craig)
RDS very efficient and professional, tutors made the team feel at ease and feel welcome. (David)

March 2017 – Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (Traineeships)
RDS is a very friendly environment, I have learned so much. Thanks 🙂 (Chloe)
March 2017 – Level 2 Door Supervisor course (Traineeships)
Friendly and informative at the same time. (Chloe)

March 2017 – Level 2 CCTV Operator course
Very easy place to find and very informative. (Neil)
Modest industry expert. (Stephan)
Thank you very much to all staff at RDS I really got the help I needed to complete the course. Thanks (Barrie)

February 2017 – Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge including Level 2 Door Supervisor
Good course that covers a lot. Very worthwhile course to undertake. Friendly staff who are patient and non judgemental. (Kelly)
Tutors are very well informed and excellent instructors. (Dennis)
Great. (Christopher)
I would recommend RDS to everyone course and tutors 100%. (Amanda)
Brilliant course and excellent staff, loved it and had a good laugh. (Victoria)
I found this very helpful to gain a qualification for work and the tutor made this a very easy going course which in turn made me feel at ease. (Michael)
Great. Excellent. (Jordan)
The course was great and amazing. (Liam)

February 2017 – Level 2 Door Supervisor course (Traineeship)
Great and friendly staff. Chance to meet new people. (Lee)

February 2017 – Level 2 CCTV Operator course
Staff are friendly and the teacher is qualified and doing his job professionally. (Jwan)
I’d recommend anyone to come here for training. (Tara)

January 2017 – Level 2 CCTV Operator course
Great ways that they get everyone involved. Relaxed working environment. Teaches at a good pace. (Christopher)
Good course with a good tutor. (Ainsley)
Very good, very informative, friendly pace, enjoyable. (Joanne)
Good staff and facilities. (Henry)
Good staff and facilities. (Hollie)

January 2017 – Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge with Level 2 Door Supervisor course
Perfect staff and support. (Mustafa)
Very good fun. Have learned so much and will come in handy while working in the security industry. (Mark)
RDS is a very welcoming place and everyone is helpful and understanding. RDS offer a wide range of training courses for everyone. (Leona)
Good staff, good people, good experience, good team and funny tutor. (Luke)
I really enjoyed it Sharon was great. Loved every second. (Adam)
Very good and will recommend to anyone in the future. (Michael)
I missed my original exams due to no ID and a few months later and i got my passport and was simply able just to do the exams, it felt refreshing. (Adam)

January 2017 – Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Traineeships)
Great staff! (Zoe)
Excellent service and staff. (Frankie)
Very fun and welcoming. (Jack)

December 2016 – Level 2 CCTV Operator course
Thank you very much to all involved! (Donna)
I had never heard of RDS before but having been on this course I think it could be the 1st of many. (Leona)
Learning is only as hard as you make it and its easy if your wanting to learn. (Susannah)

December 2016 – Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge with Level 2 Door Supervisor course
Very helpful and relevant to what I want to achieve worth while course. Pleasure to turn up and be taught staff are warm, friendly, professional. (Mark)
Overall; great company with great staff. (Lloyd)
Very good course and a very professional team. (Simon)
The laws and safety procedures about the course and teacher was understandable. (Shane)
Friendly tutors, always willing to help. (Hollie)
In depth detail and friendly tutors. (Henry)

November 2016 – Level 2 Door Supervisor course (Traineeships)
I enjoyed it. (Jack)
After committing myself to the course, I feel more confident in my ability to work in the security industry, all thanks to the staff at RDS who committed to me to ensure I pass the course. (Tanya)

October 2016 – Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge with Level 2 Door Supervisor course
I would recommend RDS to others. Very professional. (Paul)
Highly recommend RDS. Personally found them on FB. (Ann)
Great tutor really boosted my confidence in doing the job. Finished the course feeling confident and motivated. Would definitely recommend. Thanks Dan and all at RDS. (Clifford)

September 2016 – Traineeship Week 4: Level 1 Award in Personal Development course.
Very good place to be. (Sebastian)

September 2016 – Traineeship Week 3: Level 2 Door Supervisor course.
I enjoyed working / spending my time here, friendly and supportive team. (Sebastian)
The course is very helpful. (Samual)

September 2016 – Traineeship Week 2 Functional Skills Maths.
It is a good course if you want the door badge. (Johnathon)
Useful course very easy and learn alot. (Martyn)
I enjoy coming to RDS very friendly and helpful. (Sebastian)

September 2016 – Traineeship Week 1 Functional Skills English.
I enjoy my time her and the staff are very friendly and helpful. (Sebastian)
It is a really good course and the tutors are very friendly. (Samual)

August 2016 – Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge with Level 2 Door Supervisor.
Good course, great tutors. Course is very interesting, staff are pleasant and here to help. (Kieran)
With RDS they can open doorways for you with the variety of courses they offer. The door course teaches life skills like self defence too. (Connor)
Great tutors, very well informed, supportive and explained everything in detail. Very interesting. (Gemma)

July 2016 – Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service with Level 2 Door Supervisor.
RDS is a quality training provider when I completed my course I felt confident to undertake my role – an supportive and effective learning environment. The Door Supervision course provided by RDS is super, I believe that this tutor endeavours to create a higher quality of door supervisors. (Kim)
Nice working with RDS. Would recommend to friends and family any time. (Stuart)
Danny was a great tutor and a good laugh, he knew when to have a joke and when to crack on with it. (Gary)

June 2016 – Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service with either door supervisor or CSCS.
The level of customer service I learnt was far more than what I expected. The course was delivered excellently and I now feel ready to start my security career. (Michael)
Would recommend this training centre to everyone. (Stuart)
Enjoyed the course and everything to do with it. Good staff. (Sarah)
Amazing place to come and learn. Friendly staff (Bianca)
Great course, great tutor. Learnt a lot and really enjoyed the weeks. (Daniel).
The tutors at RDS are good at what they do for you (Philip).

May 2016 – Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service with either door supervisor or CSCS.
Feedback received:-
It was really good (Liam)
Excellent course, friendly staff and well looked after (Matthew)
RDS was very helpful and will help you with the course. Danny can have a good laugh and gave out good details about the course. (Stefan)
Well looked after and treated well. Overall view was great. Would tell more people about RDS (Ben)
Excellent training course. The most amazing training I have had (James)
Very precise, fun clear and well presented. Worth walking up for the morning (Emery)
Excellent venue, location and tutor with friendly staff. Would use again and recommend. Thank you Sharon (Robert)

July 2015 – Level 1 Certificate in Personal Development with Level 2 Award in Door Supervision.
Feedback received:-
The course was effective and easy to take in (Karl)
RDS great training establishment (Jack)
If you want to improve your life use RDS (Marcus)
Great Course with amazing staff (Stephen)

February – June 2015 levels 2 & 3 health & social care apprenticeship training.
Feedback received:-
Assessors were all liked by the learners but RDS needs to get its’ own funding contract for this sector.

December 2014 – March 2015 Level 2 Award in CCTV training.
Feedback received:-
Better feeling of one’s self not just a no hoper (Philip)
Confidence, control, discipline and patience (Ben)
Solid knowledge of laws and guidelines relating to CCTV (Michael)
Confidence in CCTV role and skills to gain employment (Claire)