Made to Measure Mentoring (M2M2) and Cheltenham based consultancy CDS Defence Support (CDS DS) have been awarded a £4.6m contract via Knowledgepool Public Sector Managed Learning Service Framework to provide accreditation for specialist instructor courses for the British Army. This transformation of the Army Trainer Capability will deliver specialist courses, including the City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3, 5 and 7 Awards and Certificates in Coaching and Mentoring.

The contract scope of work, which will be undertaken by CDS DS and M2M2, includes working alongside trainers at the Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command Staff and Leadership School (ASLS) to develop and implement accreditation of civilian qualifications for the Defence Train The Trainer Army Trainer Mentor and the Army Instructor Leader courses.

Using a blended learning approach which will include centralised workshops, e-tutoring and e-learning, CDS DS and M2M2 will be accrediting the training, coaching and mentoring of almost 2,000 soldiers per year for the duration of this three-year contract.