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Bexley for Business Award

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Training Centre Direct are celebrating at the Bexley Business Awards after winning a Finalist Award for 'Best Business for Apprenticeships and Employment for Young People' in Partnership with Bexley for Business, Prospects and the London Borough of Bexley in teaming up to celebrate business success.

Businesses across the borough are celebrating following the exclusive gala black tie dinner held at the Marriot hotel Bexleyheath that they have won an award at the...

European Union Award

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The European Social Fund (ESF) will contribute circa €80 billion of EU funding to help train people and help them get into work, promote social inclusion, improve education & training. The ESF is Europe’s main tool for promoting employment and social inclusion, helping people get a job (or a better job), integrating disadvantaged people into society and ensuring fairer life opportunities for all. It does this by investing in Europe’s people and their skills, employed and jobless, young and old. Every year, the fund helps some 10 million people into work, or to improve their skills to find work in future. Training Centre Direct have a proven track record in getting people back into work through our teaching and vocational employment led skills training courses. We find employment for job seekers as we work with the labour market with unfilled job opportunities, local skills gaps and seeking prospective inward...

National Lottery Award

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£712.7m of funding helping 6.2 million people, including £509.6m awarded through 8,704 grants in England. The Big Lottery Fund funds projects and activities that make communities stronger and more vibrant, and that are led by the people who live in them. They support charities, community groups, and people with great ideas, local or national, large or small. They also bring people and groups together: to share experiences, learn from each other and try new ways of working. The National Lottery raises money for good causes. People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National...

Train to Gain Award

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Training Centre Direct are celebrating after recently compiling a self assessment review (SAR) of an £88k+ Train to Gain contract where our overall completion success figure was measured at 83%.

Train to Gain which was a UK government funded initiative to deliver vocational training to employed adults was designed to deliver vocational training to employed individuals in the UK, primarily those in the...

Skills Funding Agency Award

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Training Centre Direct are celebrating after recently compiling a self assessment review (SAR) of an £120k+ SFA contract where our overall completion success figure was measured at 87%.

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funds skills training for further education (FE) in England. SFA supports over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with more than £4 billion of...

British Library Award

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Training Centre Direct are celebrating after an award winning place was secured on the British Library innovating for growth programme. £10,000 worth of funded business training, support and guidance has been secured where all essential areas are covered including business strategy and sustainability, branding, intellectual property, product development and market penetration. British Library support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors and their team are on hand all day, six days a week, to help take the right steps to start up, protect and grow...

Exhibitor Space Award

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TCD are pleased to announce our winning application of our Lift Engineer exhibition displayed at the Thames Innovation Centre.

The Made in Bexley Exhibition is a platform to showcase innovation, products and services. It demonstrates how Bexley’s companies are making an impact on the UK economy and how they are an integral part of the...

Industry News Award

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Since 2006, we've had dozens of articles in lift trade magazine Elevation. We've also been awarded a front page feature, not once, but twice! We've also had countless mentions on social media website together with 100's of online, video and written testimonials from lift people that have been trained through our centre. Elevation was launched in October 1994, targeted specifically at the British Lift Industry. It is still the UK’s only lift trade magazine and provides an open forum for issues of common interest to be discussed and hopefully resolved. It also...

EAL Approved Assessment Centre

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EAL is the specialist skills partner and awarding organisation for industry. They are committed to investing in the industries they serve and the careers of the people working within them. Through industry partnerships and years of experience supporting our core sectors, they have built unrivalled knowledge and understanding of employer skills needs. As a result, EAL’s skills solutions and qualifications are respected and chosen by employers to deliver...

Testimonials

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After training some 1,500+ people since 2006, we have built up 100's of online and written testimonials from both trainee lift engineers and employers/organisations connected with the lift and escalator industry.

More recently we have been able to supply new lift mates and improvers and access funding in the region of £12k per candidate we supply who have used our professional services.

Take a moment to read just some of our testimonials and...

Satellite Centre with LEIA

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LEIA is the trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry, formed in 1997 by the merging of two long standing associations with a history dating back to 1932. With a large membership covering the lift and escalator industry, LEIA represents a voice for the sector to include training and accredited National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ's). Training Centre Direct Ltd has been a satellite centre with LEIA since 2006 and all...

We Get JCP Claiments in Work

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If you represent a Government agency such as the Skills Funding Agency, Education Funding Agency or the Department for Work and Pensions, or have responsibility under any of the funds below and you need help to achieve your outcomes, then we need to talk. We have a proven track record in getting people back into work through our teaching and vocational employment led skills training courses. We find employment for job seekers as we work with the labour market with unfilled job opportunities, local skills gaps and seeking prospective inward investment by talking to existing employers. Our skills training is led by social and community development with a provider specialism in lift engineering. We work through a Lead Accountable Body which is a a ‘Not For Profit’ organisation and provide bespoke lift engineer recruitment, training & development, that lead to real jobs. We help you to achieve your priority areas of support and have experience of working with people who fall into the...

Bexley Apprenticehips for Young People

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Training Centre Direct were once again at the helm in recruiting younger apprentices and selecting the best applicants to be put forward for suitable job interviews.

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to earn while you learn.

You'll gain valuable workplace skills and experience with an employer, while studying towards a nationally recognised qualification that is valued by the world of work.

There are three levels of Apprenticeship you can apply for depending on your current skills and qualifications:

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships

The London Borough of Bexley held the third Borough Apprenticeship Event to mark the beginning of Apprenticeship Week on Monday 14th March at the councils Civic Offices in Bexleyheath, Kent.

The event was a great opportunity for young people and their parents to meet apprenticeship providers and employers offering apprenticeships.

As an individual training provider with a specialism in lift engineering, our training can take many different forms and pathways leading to work.

We deliver individual one day introduction refresher training workshops to full 4 year programmes leading towards...

Bexleyheath Academy

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Training Centre Direct in partnership with the Funding Solutions for Education has supported local Bexleyheath Academy in supporting new training opportunities for young people living in the Bexley Borough.

The new BA presentation 'Pride Through Achievement' folder can be obtained by contacting Bexleyheath Academy.

Bexleyheath Academy demonstrates the following ethos and values.

Creativity
Development of creative learners, participants, thinkers, performers and student leaders, along with teachers, practices and activities;
Ensuring that everyone at BA is enabled to be creative in their work, their planning and ambitions.

Aspiration
Set the highest of aspirations for ALL;
Provide opportunities for ALL to develop and grow through learning, discovery, activities and personal engagement;
Instill a culture of achievement and...

Founding Member of The Nationwide Academy of Lift Owners

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The Nationwide Academy of Lift Owners, 'NALO' (pronounced 'Nay-Low') is a leading certification body for the Lift and Escalator Industry and focuses on setting standards for the delivery of work related vocational qualifications and classroom learning. They award the lift industry standard basic lift safety course and vocational qualifications in lift engineering service, repair & installation. They also certify the 'Lift Engineer Safe Register' which is for people that need to prove their knowledge and understanding of basic lift engineer safety where lifts are being installed or modernised when working on construction sites, or where lifts are being repaired or maintained in occupied...

Rising stars in the lift industry: Training Centre Direct open day at Apex Lifts

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Apex Lifts were delighted to welcome ten lift apprentices from Training Centre Direct (TCD) to an open morning at our new offices in Bexleyheath. The aim of the open morning was to introduce the apprentices to Apex Lifts, our approach to working within the lift industry and the different paths that our staff have taken throughout their careers. The morning began with a tour around our offices and three short presentations from members of the Apex team. These included John Roberts, Service Manager, Apex Project Manager Peter Gruzinski and Steve Minns, Service Supervisor. The presentations explored the different routes that each presenter had taken from their apprentice training and provided the students with an overview of the different employment opportunities, roles and...

Matrix Standard Accredited

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The matrix Standard is a challenging, outcome based Standard that is not only a benchmark of the quality of the services an organisation provides, but a key business improvement tool that many organisations have found to be of significant benefit.

The structure of the matrix Standard means that in order to achieve accreditation organisations must plan effectively to be able to review, evaluate and develop their service; encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and the continuous professional development of their staff and services.

It is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance (IAG). Either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering.It helps providers to improve their services by benchmarking against best practice and it offers accreditation to those that meet the...

Title Sponsor of Social Learning Centre

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Social Learning Centre (SLC) is a social enterprise and a not-for-profit organisation established to bridge the gap between education and employment in the lift industry. By forming partnerships between lift employers, colleges and funders, we’re able to provide new lift apprentices into your business free of charge to support your lift companies growth. Backed by Training Centre Direct and an assortment of lift engineering employers, we provide training courses leading to real jobs, and have over 60% of our intake going straight into full time permanent jobs in...

Bexley's Apprenticeship Event

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Training Centre Direct attended an event where over 100 young keen students all signed up to our continued support in helping them to achieve a work placement as a new trainee lift engineer.

The London Borough of Bexley held the second Borough Apprenticeship Event to mark the beginning of Apprenticeship Week on Monday 9th March at St Catherine’s School, Bexleyheath. The event was a great opportunity for young people and their parents to meet apprenticeship providers and employers offering...

Apprenticeship Training Agency, New for 2019

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TCD will soon be announcing a new Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) for lift industry employers all over the UK. You can use us to help find your next lift apprentice to work for you that has already completed their basic TCD lift engineering foundation training. By using our ATA model means that you:

  • aren’t the apprentice’s legal employer
  • are a temporary host employer and can enjoy fully funded training for 4 years
  • can swap, change around or return the apprentice back to us at any time and for any reason

City & Guilds Centre, (New for 2019)

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TCD will become a City & Guilds approved centre in 2019 for us to deliver a more diverse range of work related qualifications. The City & Guilds Group is a leader in global skills development

They work with education providers, employers and governments in over 100 countries across the world to help people, businesses and economies grow by shaping skills systems and supporting skills development.

The Group is made up of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme, e3Learning and Gen2. Together, they set the standard for professional and technical education and...

UKRLP Registered

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The UK Register of Learning Providers is a 'one-stop' portal to be used by government departments, agencies, learners, and employers to share key information about learning providers.

The UK Register of Learning Providers is a 'one-stop' portal to be used by government departments, agencies, learners, and employers to share key information about learning providers. The UKRLP allows providers to update their...


  • EU
  • Apex Lifts
  • Job Centre Plus
  • PEW Electrical
  • Lottery Funded
  • Elevation Magazine
  • NALO
  • ELA
  • Social Learning Centre
  • British Library
  • Lift Engineer Safe Register
  • LEIA