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Armed Forces Resettlement Training Courses
Trade Skills 4U have a long affinity with the armed forces with many service leavers choosing us for training over the years. Our belief in the services has led us to carve our own path in order to support those affected by their time spent in the military and we have some ex-servicemen among our great team here at Trade Skills 4U.
We are the ideal choice for anyone looking for resettlement courses, and this is why:
We are ELC registered (No. 3751)
We are ELC registered so you can use your enhanced learning credits for any of our resettlement courses which result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). To find out more about the scheme visit www.enhancedlearningcredits.com.
Enhanced learning credits apply to the following electrical courses:
Courses for beginners or allied trades that form part of our Bronze Course package:
Courses that form part of our electrical diploma course package:
Other skills that can be added to the above courses or for experienced electricians:
Don’t forget you can apply your credits to different courses that make up our electrical installer packages. For more information speak to a course advisor today on 01293 529777.
We are constantly growing our range of courses so check back to see what else is eligible.
Using your Enhanced Learning Credits with Trade Skills 4U is EASY!
Everything about out ELC process is simple. Once you’ve chosen a start date from our long list, give us a call and we will hold the place off for you so no one else can book it whilst you complete your paperwork.
Approach your resettlement officer and complete the relevant claim form containing the courses you wish to take and the dates that have been held off for you. Once your claim is approved you will receive a CAN (Claim Authorisation Note).
Send Trade Skills 4U your CAN form by fax on 01293 611595. Give us a quick call to check that it has been received and we will be able to take your personal contribution and formally book you onto your course. We will then send all the joining instructions by email, including a welcome pack and book list.
Your next step is the course itself! Once you’ve attended your training with us, we’ll complete & sign your 1748 CWA/CTA confirmation and claim form. This can only be signed on your last day of training. Successful candidates will receive their course certificates in the post via recorded delivery.
We offer free and discounted training to help injured and forgotten heroes
Our Managing Director Carl Bennett was forced to retire from the Met police SO19 Specialist firearms dept after 22 years service due to serious illness, and so he understands how difficult it can be to change your career in the face of adversity.
That is why we have a genuine offer of a free place in our centre every week for someone either injured in recent military conflicts or one of our many Forgotten Hero's as featured in the recent BBC documentary by Col Tim Collins highlighting ex service personnel struggling to find their feet following their discharge from the armed forces.
Carl recently spent some time at Headley Court rehabilitation hospital and discovered he could do something practical to help service guys or girls with life after the military.
We are not a huge company and can't offer free training to everyone that is eligible so we have to select and prioritize those able to take the free training, based on need, please call us for more info on how to apply.
We also will offer discounts at our discretion. Check out the full details for more info.
Our forgotten hero's bursary was launched in June 2011 by Simon Weston OBE.
We employ service leavers as instructors
Understanding the excellence and professionalism of service men and women, Trade Skills 4U currently employ service leavers as instructors and are always happy to hear from ex-military personnel with the relevant experience of training and electrical knowledge. Visit our recruitment page for more information and the latest jobs.
We are involved in raising money for Help for Heroes
We raise money within the centre for help for heroes with a collection pot on our front desk. We have also raised money at previous events including the launch of our forgotten heroes bursary scheme in June 2011.
We understand you expect the best from your resettlement training provider
Carl Bennett established Trade Skills 4U after a brain tumour forced his retirement from special police unit SO19 in 2004. During his 22 years in the force Carl was involved with training police in using a range of specialist equipment including firearms. Having had first-hand experience of professional hands on training, Carl has applied the same principles and ensures we deliver the same quality of resettlement training here every day.
Our head office is based just next to Gatwick airport. Not only does this make it very easy to get here from anywhere in the South East, it is also very handy if you are flying in and out of the UK on a regular basis. We also offer training in Warrington with more locations coming soon.
More than anything we feel our history and relationship with the armed forces means more than anything we will always ensure you are taken care of. We are here to help so please call us today and speak to a course advisor for more information.