NCFE breaks ties with Great Heights Training after learners report communications blackout

An assessor training organisation has become the latest NCFE-accredited provider to have its contract terminated after appearing to cease trading.

The awarding organisation NCFE has confirmed it has ended its working relationship with Great Heights Training Limited, based in Stratford, East London.

It comes after learners reported a lack of communication from the organisation, and its two websites and phone number stopped working.

An NCFE spokeswoman said: “NCFE can confirm that Great Heights Training appears to have ceased trading and as a result of this, their working relationship with NCFE has been terminated.

“At NCFE, we will be conducting our Duty of Care process in order to help registered NCFE learners complete their training.

“We would encourage all concerned learners to get in touch with NCFE so that we can advise you on the best course of action.

“Call us on 0191 239 8000 and our dedicated team will take your details and inform you of next steps.”

According to the company’s Linkedin profile, Great Heights Training was established in 2010 and had between 11 and 50 employees.

The organisation claimed to specialise in “training QCF assessors and Internal Verifiers across the UK and abroad”, with “over 10 years experience in the training industry”.

FE Week has been unable to contact Great Heights Training, or its sole director, Wale Sandals.

It comes after the results of a four-month investigation by NCFE into alleged malpractice at Bright International Training, another training organization that offered similar courses to Great Height Training, were published.

The investigation concluded there was evidence of malpractice and resulting in at least 225 learners losing their qualifications.