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CSCS Card, Which One...?

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DON'T GET SENT 'OFF SITE'  

We support the lift industry in achieving NVQ accreditation for lift engineers and we're also a satellite centre with the lift and escalator industry association (LEIA). In this difficult and competitive market, win work over your competitors with NVQ accreditation in Lift Service, Repair or Installation and we'll help you apply for the right CSCS card.

If you work on lifts, the minimum you should have is a red trainee card (which lasts for 5 years) and you must be registered on the appropriate National Vocational Qualification. Once you have achieved your NVQ, you can then upgrade your CSCS card and either apply for a blue skilled worker card (NVQ Level 2), or a gold advanced craft/supervisory card (NVQ Level 3).

Prior to applying for any CSCS card, lift mates/improvers must have passed the appropriate CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test, after which you can then apply for the appropriate CSCS card.

Green Card Warning
Some lift mates still have the GREEN CSCS card which is not sufficient to work on some sites operated by the construction skills certificate scheme contractors.

You should contact CSCS directly for further details;

Email: customerservice@cscs.co.uk
Tel: 0344 994 4777 (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday)
Address: CSCS, PO Box 114, Bircham Newton, King's Lynn, PE31 6XD Web: https://www.cscs.uk.com/

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Employed, Self-Employed or Start Your Own Lift Business

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Employed, Self-Employed or Start Your Own Lift Business, which one is right for you? There are pros and cons for each and ultimately it will be dependant on your own circumstances and how you want to run things in your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

General Data Protection Regulations

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. Your data is important to us and the way that we...

Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (Right to Work in the UK)

Learn More - Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (Right to Work in the UK)

Under the terms of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all employers in the UK are required to make basic checks on everyone they intend to employ. By checking and copying certain original documents belonging to the potential employee, the employer can ensure a statutory defence against conviction for employing an illegal worker.


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