Howzat for service! TCAT delivers training at the home of cricket


Martyn, Ralph, Ian and Helen with the successful MCC candidates in the famous Long Room at Lord’s

Assessors from Telford College of Arts and Technology were invited to the ‘home of cricket’ to celebrate the second year of a successful training partnership.

TCAT trio Ralph Pugh, Ian Wright and Helen Wicks have been delivering NVQ Spectator Training to members of cricket’s world-famous lawmakers and guardians, the MCC.

They put 12 members of the MCC spectator safety team through their paces in 2015, followed by a further 10 during the summer of 2016 – and have now been called back to deliver a third programme later this year.

The trio were invited to attend the annual Father Time Awards in the famous Long Room at Lord’s, when the MCC Safety Management team honours some of the hard-working stewards who have made a positive impact over the season.

Martyn Baker, from TCAT’s work-based learning team, was also there to present the successful stewards with their NVQ certificates.

Assessor Ralph Pugh said: “The MCC and the Lord’s staff are a prestigious organisation, both on and off the field of play.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them over the last two years, and we hope to continue the partnership over many more seasons.”

TCAT’s assessors had full access to the stewarding team on the Lord’s cricket ground during the season.

Martyn Baker said: “The MCC have already indicated that there will be another cohort of learners for us to work with this summer.

“This mutually successful partnership has been developed through our team and those at the MCC working together to facilitate an excellent working environment.”

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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