Client Testimonials

Below are just some of the comments made by our many satisfied clients, references in full can be provided upon request:

We have been using EDGE to provide our Key Trainer Training to Kent Special Schools for over 10 years now. The standard of training is always excellent and the feedback that I have from attendees is always very positive. The trainers, provided by EDGE, are very knowledgeable and usually have a Physiotherapist and or Nursing background. The ongoing support and access to advice for our Trainers in school is really helpful, easily accessible and adds another level of confidence for our Trainers.

The support from the staff at their main office is excellent and any queries are promptly responded to. I have found them to be really flexible in trying to accommodate our needs and dates for training. We have over the years looked at alternative providers, which have certainly been cheaper, but none have met the standard provided by EDGE or the high level of ongoing access to support.

Cathy Bolton | Whitfield and Aspen School

I have just finished your four-day ‘People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer’s Certificate’ training and want to express my compliments both to the trainer and to EDGE Services for putting together and delivering such a professional and well thought out course. The in-depth knowledge and skill with which your trainer presented the course was really quite remarkable. Being a trainer myself I can appreciate the amount of effort, research and skill it takes to achieve this, and they certainly delivered! Well done EDGE Services for giving me the start off skills to start training our own carers, I am thoroughly impressed and inspired!

Steven Keen | The Good Care Group

I wanted to give some feedback about the bespoke two-day ‘Advanced People Handling Certificate’ training that EDGE delivered recently for our Occupational Therapist’s. The whole group very much enjoyed the training and, from my point of view as manager, the course delivered exactly what I had requested- back to basics but for experienced Occupational Therapists’. Much appreciated – the training was tailor made - we’re going to arrange another course in the next six months!

Maike Blakemore | London Borough of Merton

For Brendoncare Foundation the safety, comfort and welfare of our residents is paramount and moving and positioning is an essential element of this. Finding the right provider in EDGE Services to support our internal trainers, including regular updates has supported the quality of our service in that we can be confident in the robust and thorough nature of provision. Delegate feedback has been very positive. Also the opportunity to flexibly book on courses running in various locations or as an in house cohort has proved to be beneficial in our strategy to have an appropriate number of internal trainers at our care homes.

Angharad Foster | Brendoncare Foundation

As a special school we are reassured by the specific advice that EDGE services provides us with to safely move and position our most vulnerable children and also how to help those who have some mobility and the potential to move independently. The training our in house moving and handling trainers receive from EDGE every 2 years is excellent and tailor made to our specific needs and concerns. The materials we are provided with are excellent and have ensured this good practice is prevalent across the school. We adhere to EDGE training guidance when training all our staff and writing comprehensive risk assessments and as a result we are increasingly confident about the safety of both staff and pupils when transfers are taking place.

Karen Clark | Grangewood School

Carewatch Group have been using EDGE Services for the past two years. We have found EDGE training to be one of the most comprehensive courses available on the market. Our Regional Training Officers have found the courses to be very beneficial, imparting the right amount of transferrable skills and knowledge to our frontline staff. We would highly recommend EDGE Training.

Fiona Newsome | Carewatch Care Services Limited

Crossroads Caring Scotland had arranged an in-house 'People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer’s Certificate’ course. From the first contacts and discussions, EDGE Services could not have been more supportive and helpful, in all aspects of setting up the event.

Our staff was very complimentary with regards to all facets of the course training. The resource materials were both detailed and instructive. The trainer was very professional, thorough, and supportive throughout the 4 days.

The course was intensive and demanded full attention and from our staff, which is a direct reflection of the high standard and quality of the training received. Crossroads Caring Scotland looks forward to future training links with EDGE.

Joe McGeady | Crossroads Caring Scotland

Sue Ryder have been delighted by the training from EDGE Services for a number of years. We have always found the training to be professional, relevant, and interesting. The trainers are very knowledgeable and are adaptable to the needs of our staff. Supporting information is a valuable resource to use after the training back in the workplace.

Professional Lead for Education | Sue Ryder Care

I recently attended the EDGE four day ‘People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer’s Certificate’ course and I have not ever attended a workshop in which I learnt so much. The EDGE trainer was so knowledgeable, taught so well and was inspirational to observe. I am delighted to have attended this workshop and am so excited about taking my new skills back to my workplace to introduce them to my colleagues, thank you.

Kristy Smith | Barchester Healthcare

The A24 Group has been working with EDGE Services for a number of years for the moving and handling people assessors course. In the time that we have worked with EDGE Services we have found the service to be very professional and they are very flexible at meeting the needs of our business. The service that they provide allows our trainers to deliver the highest possible standards of training to our candidates. The feedback from our teams that have attended the four day courses have been very positive and they have enjoyed the courses and found the content of the courses very helpful in their day to day roles.

Mark Willis | A24 Group

Care South have used EDGE Services for a number of years for training courses. Their trainers are very professional, knowledgeable and friendly and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others. The information received on the courses is very useful, as is their post training support service.

Nicky Smith | Care South

EDGE Services has provided high quality and professional training in key aspects of moving and handling practice. This has been essential for teaching both physiotherapy and occupational therapy students at York St John’s University where moving and handling practice and risk assessment are embedded in the Risk Assessment and Safe Practice module; an essential component of preparation for their professional practice placements. I have been impressed by the quality, standard and delivery of their training as well as their on-going advice and support.

Karen Wilson | York St John's University

Christies Care is a provider of 24 hour care for dependent adults within their own homes. We have accessed EDGE training services since 2008 and always found EDGE staff to be supportive and helpful in any of our queries. Christies Care currently sends approximately twenty five staff every two years to update their Risk Assessment and Handling qualification, we would be more than happy to access other EDGE training courses and also recommend EDGE Services to other companies and trainers.

Alison Hawkins | Christies Care

MHA have worked with EDGE for a number of years and have always found them professional, friendly and focused on delivering the best quality training and support.

Yolanda Wasylko | MHA

EDGE have played an invaluable role in reducing the risk of manual handling injuries to West Berkshire Council staff having been conducting People Handling trainer certificate sessions for us since 2005. We have always been impressed by the quality of the course materials and the EDGE trainers deliver intelligent, dynamic training that is very well received by our attending staff.

Melissa Butler-Warne | West Berkshire Council

EDGE are among our leading training providers. The service delivered has been of great benefit to both employees and residents. ‘Post-Training Support’ has been invaluable. Those trained to deliver manual handling and understanding and managing challenging behaviour training to their colleagues have done so with confidence thanks to a comprehensive Trainer’s Pack and the invaluable ‘post-training support’ service.

Shelley Haynes | Bupa Care Services

I am writing to say that your course was one of the best I have ever attended, and superlative in every respect. I learned an incredible amount and have returned to work bursting with ideas! For me, you pitched the training at just the right level, not easy I suspect with such a diverse and talkative group as us. Your knowledge, expertise and professionalism was obvious. I look forward to training with you again in the future. Thank you very very much.

Mick Murphy | MENCAP
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