"Dear Mr Mark Dawes and to whoever it might concern
I wanted to write to you about my experiences with your company the National Federation of Personal Safety (NFPS Ltd). A few years ago I decided I wanted to become a breakaway instructor because of my martial art back ground and my company who I do a lot of freelance tutoring for. They were being quoted a lot of money for training and thought I’d like to be able to offer that but charge half to 2/3rds of the cost so I found a course.
I decided I wanted to do some CPD, gain more knowledge and experience and become more qualified and I tried reaching out to companies with big names, but they wouldn’t deal with me because I was a free lancer and not part of a national company. They couldn’t see the bigger picture.
Then I stumbled across Mark and NFPS Ltd. Mark rang me after my enquiry and talked to me about the options to ensure that the course’s I wanted to do would be appreciate and what I needed rather than selling me a more expensive course that I wouldn’t use the skills I’d learn and talked to me about how I could use it in my martial arts as well as deliver to companies.
I initially signed up for the self-defence instructor, conflict management and Carnegie ABC. I haven’t completed these courses due to the face-to-face aspects due to Covid-19, but marks online platform for background learnings been great and I have become so much more knowledgeable.
I love Marks coaching group learning about how to push on will selling my business, and then mark always seems to find a new blog post, webinar or podcast on topics that further increase my knowledge and understanding, making me become more of an expert in the field.
Since then I have gone on to complete further courses in breakaway, risk assessments, reasonable force, marketing, videos that sell and the law and guidance on the use of handcuffs and mechanical restraints. Through this I can now deliver training with further knowledge and confidence in my teaching delivery adding further credibility to my courses.
I also love the fact the courses fit in on the national education frameworks rather than being a company produced certificate that doesn’t mean much to anyone other than those in the company or those who complete the course.
I’m looking forward later this year when I have completed some instructor courses being able to deliver Btec’s through the NFPS adding further credibility to my courses and delivery.
Mark I also appreciate that I can drop you and email or pick up the phone and your will have to have a chat and advise me or others, I have referred a few friends to some of your courses so they can help me with delivery and that’s been because I love the training and what I’m getting from the courses and the investment in my own development I know I will make back and much more in a few months and I can ensure I deliver training more suited to individuals and companies.
Thank you so much
Steve Lilley owner of Sculpting Fitness and South West Kickboxing Academy"