What you say about us:
“Synergie Training Ltd have successfully delivered an extensive programme of CDM 2015 Training to the City of Edinburgh Council. The tailored courses (covering the roles of the Client, Designer and Principal Designer) were delivered to 88 Transport staff by Pat Ferris and Liz Bennett. Feedback from delegates in relation to the Courses and the Trainers was rated between Very Good and Excellent, with both Trainers found to be extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and professional.”
Alan Simpson, Street Lighting & Traffic Signals Infrastructure Manager, City of Edinburgh Council
“Clear explanation for safe work practices”.
Cuplok System Scaffold Course – Alfre Flett Ltd
“The trainer is very knowledgeable and explained the contract well. The discussions were tailored towards our bespoke group”.
NEC3/4 PSC & PSSC – HIAL
“Trainer had excellent knowledge of the software and gave lots of useful tips for using it.”
AutoCAD 2D Foundation – Aberdeenshire Council
“Great examples given with good control of class. The trainer had a wealth of knowledge, enjoyed the class”.
CDM 2015 The Role of Principal Designer – Richmond & Wandsworth Council
“Amazingly delivered course with very relevant anecdotes and examples”.
CDM 2015 The Role of Principal Designer – Furrer & Frey
“Friendly atmosphere and was encouraged to be an active participant. Enjoyed learning new techniques to try”.
Minute Taking Skills – NHS Lothian
“Information broken down into easily understandable concepts. Good pace, clear communication, technically strong. The trainer brought good humour to keep interest. Very positive interaction and delivery”.
CDM 2015 Designers – Pick Everard
“It was interesting to learn the correct procedures and information on new products”.
Scaffolding Appreciation and Inspection – THS Building Services
“The course was made as interactive as possible and the knowledge of the trainer was excellent”.
Preparing & Managing NEC3/4 Short Contracts – Scotland Excel
“The trainer was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail. The best thing about the training was understanding in depth about CDM and how it ties in with my current work”.
CDM Overview – P2ML
“Engaging and well paced. The venue and refreshments were better than expected too”.
Microsoft Project 2016 – NHS Highland
“The instructor was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the course and the subject”.
Best Practice in Asphalts – HGA (UK) Ltd
“The trainer was excellent and his knowledge was amazing. I would have no problem recommending the trainer or the venue to others”.
“Very interesting course which was very relevant to what we do onsite. The trainer had great knowledge and all our questions were discussed and the concepts clearly explained.”
Temporary Works Technical Awareness – GetJar
“Trainer was very knowledgeable. Examples were clear and easy to follow. Can relate to own projects”.
Microsoft Project 2013 – WSP
“Excellent in depth knowledge of the trainer, along with his years of experience”.
Best Practice in Asphalts – the Highland Council
“Easy to follow, simple and clear course content. I actually felt like I had learnt a lot.”
Microsoft Excel Level 1 – Royal Dornoch Golf Club
“The location was excellent, the catering and facilities were fantastic”.
SMSTS – SSE
“Practical exercises during the course and the Tutor’s in-dept knowledge and experience was the best thing about the training. The venue and refreshments were excellent.”
Bills of Quantites for Highway Works – RJ MacLeod
“Information was relevant and trainer was very knowledgeable and has a very easy going manner”.
NEC3 ECC Programme Workshop – Motherwell Bridge
“Made a very complex subject very accessible. Gave clear ideas on how to approach regulations.”
CDM 2015 – The Role of Principal Designer – Design Buro
“Informative information on how to handle and deal with conflict. I now have a better understanding of my role in a situation that may result in conflict and what I can do to deescalate the situation”.
Managing Conflict in the Workplace – North Ayrshire Council
“Trainer clearly very experienced and knowledgeable. Great training venue, hope to use it again in the future.”
Adobe Photoshop – Historic Environmental Scotland
“Interesting an enjoyable course. The trainer had excellent knowledge of the subject”.
The Principles of the NEC3 Engineering & Construction Contract – Glasgow City Council
“The trainer had lots of experience in industry relative to the course subjects. He definitely knew what he was talking about and gave very useful information”.
Temporary Works Design Above Ground – Alan White Design
“Very knowledgeable and experienced trainer – encouraged a positive contribution between both parties at course with relaxed and non-confrontational manner”.
NEC3 Engineering & Construction Contract – Project Workshop – The Highland Council
“Very useful interesting and engaging course presentation. Flexibility of content and delivery was welcome and appropriate to the knowledge level of the attendees”.
CDM 2015 – The Role of Principal Designer – L & Q Group
“Enjoyed the training with a very knowledgeable trainer. Well presented course with great feedback”.
Temporary Works Coordinator Training Course – Miller Homes
“Feedback from the delegates that attended the training course, they all said how knowledgeable the trainer was and what a fantastic course it was. Thank you!”.
Best use of Asphalts for Optimum and Asset Management – Eurovia Vinci
“The trainer was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, clearly an expert in his field. Hopefully he can make a return visit for other colleagues”.
Best use of Asphalts for Optimum and Asset Management – Island Roads
“Really enjoyed the trainers enthusiasm and interesting stories to break the session up, her knowledge of CDM is impeccable and for somebody that gets bored easily I found it very interesting indeed”.
CDM 2015 – The Role of Principal Designer – Linden Homes
“An excellend course which initially covered the roles and responsibilities detailed in the regulations specific to our company procedures. Highly commended!”
CDM 2015 – The Role of Principal Designer – Linden Homes
“The course met all of its objectives and the trainer was excellent. All our questions / problems were answered and we were all actively encourage to participate. The trainer also tailored the course exactly to our needs.”
AutoCAD 2D – Historic Environment Scotland
“The trainer was highly knowledgeable with a lot of experience on the subject matter. The course met all our objectives and was interesting and enjoyable”
Navisworks – RJ McLeod
“The trainer was excellent as was the course. The best thing about the course was the explanation of the philosophy / process of BIM and the practical use of the software”
Navisworks – RJ McLeod
“Everything about the course was great from the venue to the trainer to the materials”.
CITB Accredited Temporary Works Co-ordinator – Robertson Homes
“Brought the subject up to date and was presented in a manner that differing grades/expertise could easily understand”.
CITB Accredited Temporary WorksCo-ordinator – Farran Construction
“A very good course, a credit to the course tutor and a good knowledge gained”.
CITB Accredited Temporary Works General Awareness – Linden Homes
“The trainer had an excellent knowledge of the subject. The course is relevant to the work my company undertakes. Explains all the relevant regulations which should be adhered to. I gained a lot of information relevant to my work”.
CITB Accredited Temporary Works Co-ordinator – Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL)
“Well rounded course, well presented, relevant and up to date with the industry best practices”.
CITB Accredited Temporary Works Co-ordinator – Carey Civil Engineering
“This temporary works course is probably one of the best courses I have attended to date and held my attention from start to finish. The course tutor must be commended for the professional way he conducted the course and made everything so easy to understand. On a personal basis my objective prior to attending the course has been well exceeded and this is down to the course content and how it was put across”.
CITB Accredited Temporary Works Co-ordinator – National Construction Company
“Synergie Training delivered the APS Accredited Role of the Principal Designer under CDM 2015 onsite for our company. This course was delivered by Pat Ferris whose knowledge and delivery was excellent. We have already recommended Synergie Training and Pat to other companies in our industry”. CDM 2015 APS Accredited Principal Designer – Premtech
“I just wanted to express my many thanks for another excellent NEC course. It was well received by all who attended and the feedback I got particularly praised the trainer’s splendid delivery”.
NEC3 – MoD
“My colleagues found last week’s course invaluable and all benefited from the trainers wealth of knowledge on the subject”.CDM 2015 – Interior Design Company
“Everything about this course was Excellent and the best thing about the course was the opportunity to be hands on, Excellent Trainer!” Office 365 & SharePoint – NHS
“Very knowledgeable Trainer and pleasant style. Excellent knowledge of the subject and we were all encouraged to actively participate”. – Office 365
“The best thing about the training was the opportunity to be hands on. Excellent trainer” – Sharepoint
“This course is delivered in an interesting manner by very experienced people allowing plenty of individual comment and questions. Excellent” – Managing Construction Projects – Project Manager – Local Authority
“The Eurocode courses that we have received from Synergie over the past year have all been of a very high standard with the quality of the presenters always being of the highest calibre both technically and as a deliverer of knowledge. From an administrators point of view, the Synergie team have always been quick to respond and this excellent service has always ensured that the courses run smoothly and without any problems. Overall Synergie have provided a superb set of courses” – Eurocode Roll-out – 0,1,2,3,5,6 & 7 Training – Scott White and Hookins
The course was excellent in structure all objectives were met. Engaging presenter related scenarios to real life projects”. NEC3 Programme Workshop – Quantity Surveyor – Large Construction Company
“The course was most enjoyable. I’ve done the CISRS Course before which was solely on Tube & Fitting and wasn’t much good to anyone on the course as we all used Systems Scaffolds. Whereas your course gave us in insight into all types of scaffolds. I particularly enjoyed the practical on day 2, putting up a scaffold working to SG4:15 under your trainer’s supervision as it gave us knowledge on how scaffolders should be erecting under SG4:15. You’re trainer made the course fun and I would highly recommend the course to my colleagues”.Scaffold Inspection & Appreciation – Construction Company
“The Trainer was excellent! Everything was pitched at the right level and if understanding wasn’t coming, he would happily discuss until it sank in”
CDM 2015 – SSE
“The training was very good as was the trainer and my key objectives were met and surpassed expectations. Well presented and informative, good job!”
Microsoft SharePoint – NHS
“Trainer – Excellent. A really useful day with a good mix of people which created plenty of discussion” – NEC3 Project Team Contract Workshop – Commercial Manager – Large Construction Company
“It was not what I expected but was much better! I learned a great deal and the trainer was a very engaging educator”.
Sustainable Urban Highway Drainage Systems for Scotland – Large Scottish Council
“The course objectives were clear and the course was very easy to follow whilst also being interesting and enjoyable. The trainer had excellent knowledge of the subject and a good training manner. Well structured course”.
Health & Safety in Temporary Works – Mansell Balfour Beatty
“I thought the trainer was very good indeed, professional, engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Very pleased that the course had wide enough scope and the trainer had sufficient knowledge and experience to meet my main objectives. Just to record my thanks to the trainer and others who made it a pleasant experience”.
SQL Server – Perth College
“Our objectives were met and the trainer was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The course was also very relevant and highly useful”
CDM Overview – Scottish Power
“Excellent easy to follow course which met our objectives. Really good pace, good group and a great balance – great materials / hand-outs”
ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) – Local Authority
“The objectives were clear and the best thing about the course was the wealth of case studies and devils advocacy of the trainer to generate debate plus of course the trainers knowledge, expertise and manner”
Commercial and Contractual Awareness – RDS Oil
“The trainer was superb. He knew the subject inside out and was very patient. All in all one of the best training experiences I have had in my working career”.
AutoCAD 2D – Scottish Council
“The course, trainer and venue were excellent – The main thing about Synergie Training is its professional quality service, I wouldn’t have a changed a thing about the course”.
VM Ware Install and Configure – UHI
“Course structure excellent, objectives met, interesting and enjoyable and we were encouraged to participate. Overall great”
NEC3 Compensation Events Workshop – Scottish Water
“Excellent Course – clear and concise and trainer superb! – Can’t fault course or presentation! – Keep up the good work – Very professional and slick operation!”
“Our objectives were met and the course was interesting and enjoyable. The best thing about the course was the trainer and the materials provided and the workshop problems kept me interested and provided me with confidence in complex theories.
Concrete Design – Tullow Oil
“We have had good experiences with Synergie Training in the past and this course was excellent! The trainer is very knowledgeable and a excellent teacher which meant the concepts and techniques were very well explained ”
MS6293 – Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise – Orkney College
“The trainer was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. The course itself was excellent and I would definitely recommend, also very relevant, thanks!”.
Pavement Design using the DMRB – BEAR Scotland
“This course was delivered brilliantly and covered pace with the correct amount of info. The best part of the course was the confidence it has given me to speak in front of people and to plan and deliver a training session. Great subject and great delivery”
Train the Trainer – SERCO
“The training and trainer were excellent – all my objectives were met and the course was very useful and covered many many aspects of Citrix – Very enjoyable course”.
Citrix – The Northern Constabulary
“The course was very easy to follow and interesting and enjoyable. The best thing for me about the training was the practical sessions and sample materials”
Soil Description in Accordance with EC7 – Aberdeenshire Council
“This course was recommended to us and the objectives were very clear and relevant to our work. The trainer had an excellent knowledge of the subject and the course was extremely practical rather than theory based”
Specifying and using asphalts to achieve maximum durability with Jeff Farrington – Local Authority
“The training and trainer were excellent. Well structured and read course and the trainer was a friendly character always willing to help out and clarify process and all my key objectives were successfully met”
Crystal Reports – Deer Commission Scotland
“The course content was excellent as was the course notes and venue! – The trainer was excellent too and knows his subject!”
NEC3 Programming Workshop – Local Authority
“The course, trainer and venue were all excellent! – Trainer was very clear in describing processes in different ways to suit all needs”. MS Project – NHS
“The structure of the course was excellent and a full explanation of each part of the course was received. Presented by a very knowledgeable trainer, excellent!”
Contractual Awareness – National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
“The course was very good as was the trainer – the practical aspects and group discussions and feedback were great and it was an enjoyable day” Introduction to Project Management – Highlands & Islands Enterprise
“This course was excellent and it was nice to have a written assessment instead of multiply choice as it made you think more. The trainers knowledge was excellent and the facility was good as it was a working scaffolding yard and all the staff were friendly and helpful, all in all good all round course”. Scaffold Inspection – D.S.R.L
“The whole course was of value and gave an excellent insight to how powerful a programme Primavera is. Good quality course with excellent instructor who answered all questions asked. The training facility was great as was the effectiveness of the training material!” Primavera
The course this week was great and the tutor was excellent. The best thing about the course was the knowledge & examples from the trainers experience and his clarity of delivery”.Project Management in Primavera P6 – Subsea 7
“All the objectives were met and the tutor made it very interactive and was happy to go over what we needed again to help our understanding. All our questions and problems were discussed, excellent” – Primavera Schedule Risk Training – Saipem
“This course was very relevant to my work so it was great that the objectives were clear and fully met. The course was also easy to follow and structured in a logical way. The trainer was lively and very experienced”. ITIL V3 Foundation – Local Authority
“Everything about this course was excellent, from the actual course through to the venue. The trainer was also excellent and was a very nice person with huge knowledge who helped me a lot, you couldn’t improve anything about this course”
PRINCE2 – The Hydro Group
“I really enjoyed the trainer’s styles of delivery. They were both clearly very knowledgeable on the subject and delivered the course with energy and enthusiasm. A worthwhile and enjoyable day – thank you!”
SNH – Advanced Facilitation
CDM 2015 APS Accredited Principal Designer Training
“Just want to say what a great tutor Pat was. The way he presents the course is great and really engaged everyone. I will be recommending Synergie Training for all CDM training” – RLB
“Excellent handouts and visual presentation, all objectives were met and the way the trainer communicated was excellent” – Siemens
“I really enjoyed the course and Pat was an excellent trainer. I will certainly pass on your details to any more of my staff who are needing/looking for this training” – British Gas
“I can honestly say the CDM course was one of the best training courses I have attended in my career and the trainer was superb and one of the most knowledgeable guys I have met involved with CDM” – Lead Designer, South Tyneside Homes
“I, as many others on the course felt the course was very informative and well constructed, CDM can be a dry subject to convey and Pat did an excellent job in explaining it to us. Just to say well done to Pat and you for providing this course, one of the most professional I have been on.” – Large Housing Association – Onsite Course
“The group involvement, discussions and tasks were excellent. The trainer’s knowledge and views are interesting and very useful” – Faithful & Gould
“Excellent Presentation Style and depth of knowledge” – Principal Engineer – Water
“Excellent handouts, the course content was good as was the worked examples” – Architect
“Excellent handouts and visual presentation, all my objectives were met and the way the trainer communicated was excellent” – AECOM
“Enjoyed the training greatly and feel as I have clarified some (if not all) any queries in relation to adopting within the workplace / the best things about the course was the quality of information and trainers enthusiasm. More of the same please!” – Housing Group – Onsite
“Great delivery and understanding of course by the trainer. Refreshing to hear regs challenged, encouraged me to think more about questioning / what is being required” – HSE & Project Co-ordinator – Renewable Sector.
“Excellent handouts and visual presentation, all objectives were met and the way the trainer communicated was excellent” – FM – Large Bank
“Very enthusiastic presenter, good ability to convey a dry subject matter” – Technical Director – Building Consultants.
“The history and background of CDM / Safety was good and the emphasis on guiding principles was also very good” – Babcock
“Excellent handouts and visual presentation, all objectives were met and the way the trainer communicated was excellent” – Lead PM – SSE Rail
“Great examples and real situations – really helpful in taking into the real world of construction” – Architect
“The course was very enjoyable and the course tutor was a very experienced and knowledgeable guy” – The Purvis Group
“Pat was very good and more practical than many tutors. The industry could be doing with more of that approach” – Building & Surveying Sector
“Please pass on my thanks to Pat for all his support and advice during the course. Also for making it an interesting and enjoyable experience” – Project Manager – Construction
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend yourselves to colleagues, and would indeed attend further courses with you” – H&S
“It was a good course, very good course tutor too, with a vast amount of knowledge and practical experience” – Mechanical, Electrical and public health (MEP) consulting engineers.
“It was a really enjoyable course, and it was great to have Pat as a trainer – he has such in-depth knowledge of the regulations, and clear passion for the subject, and crammed every minute with useful information!” – Consultant
“The course achieved its stated objectives and my own personal objectives (excellent). The trainer and the handouts were also excellent” – HSSE Manager – Artelia Group
“Great tutor, enjoyable course, very informative and would definitely recommended the course to my colleagues” – H&S Consultant
“I thought the content and presentation of the course was excellent” – Architect & Design Manager
“Thank you again for a very well delivered course. I genuinely am amazed how the trainer kept everybody’s attention for two full days considering. I genuinely meant what I said that he is one of the best, if not the best, course invigilators/deliverers I have ever met” – Project Manger
“Presenter very engaging and enjoys subject area which helps to convey info. The presenter was also very knowledgeable” – Associate Director – Building Surveyors
“The course was very thought provoking and the lecturer the best I’ve come across. Please pass on my gratitude onto him” – Project Manager
CDM 2015 Roll-out Training
“We selected Synergie Training to deliver CDM2015 Principal Designer, Contract and Client training along with several customised courses for our Construction Services staff. Over the last year they have provided us with professional training. Their expertise, flexibility and support in delivering bespoke training to meet our needs along with their consultancy guidance on our review and revision of our Policy and Procedures has been excellent. They are a valued supplier, who we would contract again and would have no hesitation in recommending them” – West Lothian Council
“Through Synergie Training, their lead trainer delivered CDM 2015 training to all Transport and Roads staff (100 staff) within the City of Edinburgh Council. The courses were tailored and rolled out for Principal Designer, Overview, Safety through design and CDM for contractors. All sessions were delivered by Pat who was found to be very knowledgeable, accommodating and professional.- Edinburgh City Council
“We have used Synergie training to deliver CDM2015 training both in 2016 and earlier in 2017. These were in-house courses tailored for Clients, Principal Designers, Designers and Supervisors/ Inspectors delivered by their lead CDM trainer on behalf of Synergie. His style of presenting conveys what could be a dry subject in an engaging way with humour yet with the gravitas that CDM requires. His depth of knowledge soon becomes evident. The support the Synergie staff give is also worth noting – helpful, efficient and flexible. Over recent years they have provided us with courses for NEC3 and various Eurocode modules – all to the same high standard” – Moray Council