Our courses offer you a recognised qualification:
(BTEC L3 in Construction and the Built Environment and BTEC L2 trade courses)
Our courses are 5 days in duration:
(We don't believe you will be sufficiently competent enough to undertake projects yourself after only 2 days)
Our prices are very competitive:
We offer excellent value for money in comparison to other training providers.
If you are local to us then you will be able to go home in the evening. I'm sure you spend enough time away from your loved ones already.
We are ideally located within 30 minutes of many RAF camps in Lincolnshire and close by to Army camps at Grantham, Nottingham and South Yorkshire.
Trade-Ability was founded by Leigh Sanders who served with the RAF Regiment for 24 years. With his Service experience and going through resettlement himself, he is fully aware of the Service Leavers mind set.
50% of our clientele are Service personnel whom normally carry out multiple courses as part of their resettlement grant.
If the above points are factors in your choice of training provider, you may need to highlight your concerns to your Resettlement Officer. We are aware that budgets are tight, however, you need to use your ENTITLEMENT as wisely as possible to maximise your future potential!
We are pleased that word of mouth is getting arround as we have students now coming from as far as Portsmouth in the South and Glasgow in the North.
Don't forget, if you are in your resettlement period, your Standard Learning Credit may also be utilised.
IRTC is available for tuition fees up to a maximum of £534.
The IRTC grant is available to Service leavers with six or more years’ service, or Medical Discharges. It’s a contribution to all training costs, both internally at a Regional Resettlement Centre (RRC) or Resettlement Training Centre (RTC), and Externally.
The Standard Learning Credit (SLC) are earned once a year and are available to be used to assist with resettlement activities in your final 2 years of service up to a Maximum £175.
The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales).
Procedure for Claimants no longer in Service
Please note that the following information must be submitted to your Single Service Representative (address details below) a minimum of 25 working days prior to your course start date/registration date:
RAF Personnel can request a copy of their discharge document from the RAF Disclosures team at www.raf.mod.uk/links/contacts.cfm
Army Personnel can request details of discharge dates from the Army Personnel Centre – phone number 0845 6009663.
Remember! If you are submitting your second or third claim you must complete your previous claim evaluation form.
Single Service Representatives
Personnel should only contact their Single Service Representative (SSR) if they have been unable to find the answer to their query on the ELCAs website.
ELC Manager NTE(ER2)
Floor 3, Mailpoint 3.3
Leach Building, Whale Island
Tel: 02392 625954
Email: mailto: mailto: FLEET-FOST-TAEL3RRESETSO3C@mod.uk
ELC Manager, DETS (A),
Zone 4, Floor 2
Ramillies Building, HQLF
Monxton Road, Andover
Tel: please note the phonelines have temporarily been suspended due to the volume of paperwork being processed, please e-mail all queries in the mean time
Email: mailto: email@example.com
Mr Mick Quainton, Learning Credits Administrator
No 22 (Training) Group
RAF Central Training School, Trenchard Hall,
Royal Air Force Cranwell College,
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8HB
Tel: 01400 268183
Trade-Ability can assist you in finding accommodation locally to the workshop. Their are numerous B+B's that offer comfortable facilities for a charge of around £30 - £55 per night. This includes a hearty breakfast. You may also consider temporarily staying at one of the several RAF camps located within 20 minutes of Newark.
Newark is a friendly town with all the facilities you'll need to make your stay enjoyable. It is easily reached just off the A1 so has fantastic road and rail links keeping commuting time to a minimum.