Leeds College of Building trains its eye on ATL
Leeds College of Building has acquired Rotherham-based training firm Achieve Through Learning (ATL) Ltd.
The company, which has a direct adult skills contract through the Skills Funding Agency, has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Leeds College of Building with its directors Wayne Ogden and Tony Jones remaining at the helm.
ATL specialises in the delivery of apprenticeship and level two programmes to the manufacturing and engineering sectors. ATL delivers the Plant (FLT) Operations at NVQ level two and the Improving Operational Performance level two through the apprenticeship programme.
David Pullein, executive director - Finance at Leeds College of Building, said: "Part of our long-term business development and growth plan is to seek out and acquire quality businesses that share the same synergy.
"ATL is a perfect fit as it works with 700 employers across the South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas so it made sense to purchase the company and introduce the extensive courses available at Leeds College of Building to these businesses."
The Directors of ATL said: "Our collective experience of managing and delivering Government funded programmes for over 30 years enables us to provide an unrivalled range of services to organisations large or small from sole practitioners to Further Education establishments. Our acquisition by the UK's only specialist further education construction college will allow us to continue to expand and widen our offering to our customers and consumers."