(Animal Care Training Provider)

A Stockport training organisation is celebrating after being awarded Learning and Skills Beacon status at a prestigious awards ceremony in London this week. The award was presented to Jackie Shopland-Reed and her team by David Lammy MP, Minister for Skills having been recommended for the award by Greater Manchester Learning and Skills council and the Quality Improvement Agency. The award follows the organisations recent success in being graded as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors in all aspects of their provision.

Lite (Stockport) Ltd. deliver Apprenticeship and advanced apprenticeship courses specialising in veterinary nursing, small animal care and horse care.

Inspectors judged ‘The overall effectiveness of the provision to be outstanding. Success rates of apprentices and the examination success rates of veterinary nursing apprentices are outstanding and improving. Learners develop good workplace skills and demonstrate a good understanding of the knowledge and practice of animal care and nursing. Tutors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Off-the-job training for veterinary nurses is outstanding with excellent teaching and learning resources. Partnerships with employers, which benefit and support learners, are outstanding. Teamwork is outstanding. LITE is socially inclusive and provides outstanding support for learners.’

Lite Ltd employ 7 people and currently has over 60 learners on its books training towards apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships.

“I am delighted that the dedication and hard work of all the staff and the employers we work with has been recognised”, said Manager Jackie Shopland-Reed.

“To achieve Beacon Status is a real achievement for this company. As a Beacon provider we will be working with the Quality Improvement Agency to share our best practice with other providers”


‘Beacon Status’ for Lite (Stockport) Ltd