A training company has embarked on a rolling programme of training for its own staff across the North West.

PHX Training – with a 46-strong team of trainers – offers wide-ranging online resources as well as face-to-face facilities at nine training centres including Blackpool, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Kendal, Millom, Morecambe, Southport, Workington and Penrith.

Now they will train their staff in equality and diversity through a distance learning course run through the examining board NCFE and consisting of two units, Exploring Equality and Diversity and Working or Learning in a place that promotes Diversity leading to a certificate at Level 2.

Dan Scott, managing director of PHX Training, said: “Staff at Kendal have already successfully completed this qualification, and we want to roll this out across the organisation. As a training company, we want to invest in our own people and enable them to develop their own skills and capabilities.

“There are benefits to personal development and greater understanding of importance of equality and diversity and in regard to learner interaction.”

One of the key contracts operated by PHX is the government’s Learndirect programme which helps to give unemployed people the skills they need to find jobs. PHX has a record of a 90 per cent success rate for people enrolling on the programme.