How it all began…
RTA was formed early in 2007 by the proprietor Mark J. O’Dell when he retired from Cheshire Police after over 32 years service. During that period Mark gained a valuable insight into the workplace, he held various positions and ranks. He retired as a Departmental Police Inspector.
During his police career he developed a keen interest in workplace first aid training, CPR training, water safety including lifeguarding and health & safety, carrying out RLSS UK and St John Ambulance work, which culminated in him developing the second career in training and assessing services. For several years he was Branch Lifesaving Co-ordinator for Liverpool and District Branch of the the RLSS.
Providing value for money courses, without compromising quality
An Approved Centre
The business is an Approved Provider/Registered Centre with these OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisations:
Highfield Qualifications (HQ) – Successive External Quality Assurance (EQA) audits from 2018, we hold Direct Claims Status for various Teacher/assessor and IQA units.
Qualifications Network UK (QNUK) – Successive External Quality Assurance (EQA) audits from 2018, we hold Direct Claims Status (DCS) for our first aid delivery. Renewed our DCS again in September 2023 a mark of quality.
Courses Available Across The North West
More about our proprietor…
Mark the proprietor is an IOSH Technician and a qualified teacher i.e. PGCE. Mark has strong connections to and is a member of and a course provider for RLSS UK/IQL awards. He can provide Lifesaving, Open Water Lifeguard aka as OWL training and the National Water Safety Management Programme – NWSMP. Mark even does a bit of electrical PAT Testing. (City & Guilds qualified).
In the past Mark has been an examiner/marker for the CIEH on trainer units, working with centres to maintain standards. When Mark worked for the St John Ambulance (1996 up to 2012) he managed a team of trainer/assessors. Since November 2018 he being completing regular External Quality Assurance work for an Awarding Organisation, i.e centre approval visits, audit and visits. He has also observed trainee EQA’s to provide portfolio evidence towards their award.
Courses For Groups of All Sizes
RTA can provide your workplace first aid training, health and safety training, food safety training, personal licence, teacher courses, assessor units and internal quality assurance (IQA) units, RYA First Aid Courses across the North West including Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn, plus Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Staffordshire. We will go further afield to suit customer needs. We have a small group of trainer/assessors who support out training.
Browse our pages to see the wide selection of courses and training offered. RTA provide a wide and growing menu of on-site and open access courses that really help businesses to keep overheads down. On-site training can work for as few as four staff