Administrators have been appointed to two collapsed Worcestershire training firms - providing hope for anxious students who had paid in advance for courses.

The Birmingham office of PKF is now in control of sister companies Access 2 Careers, which provides plumber and electrician training, and IT course provider Advent Computer Training - three weeks after students received an email telling them the company had ceased trading.

Thousands of students from all over the country were left in limbo while they waited for the announcement of an administrator which would signal a chance to recoup some of the money they paid out for courses.