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Motor Trades GTA

Motor Trades GTA was formed in 1972 by employers within the Retail Motor Industry with the support of the Industry Training Body, the Road Transport Industry Training Board.  In 2018 we were delighted to be awarded the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Approved Centre – Outstanding.  Upon the cessation of the statutory levy in the late 1980’s, the GTA decided to become a registered charity in order to maintain its objective “To provide, further and assist in the provision of training for persons employed or intending to be employed, in road transport activities”.  Charitable status was achieved in 1990.  The GTA is run by the industry for the benefit of the industry and on a non-profit making basis. We are committed to high quality training demonstrated by our achievement of the Investors in People.

The Role of a Trustee

We currently have 25 member and 116 associate member companies allied to the Association who utilise the experience of the GTA for the recruitment, selection and training of apprentices.

The Association currently has 12 full time members of staff and 1 part time.

We offer training and qualifications for motor vehicle apprenticeships for light and heavy vehicles.

In 2010 we opened our own in-house training centre in partnership with Hull Training, delivering underpinning knowledge to our students, previously sub-contracted to local colleges.

Following an OFSTED inspection in June 2010 we are graded as  level 2 as a Good Provider and our current published overall  success rate is 91.3% compared to a National average of 70.5%

In 2017 we saw the need for local motor industry professional qualifications increase and now offer a range of high demand courses such as MOT New Tester, MOT Centre Manager, Light Vehicle Inspection, F-Gas, Hybrid and many more.

Why  Choose Us?

  1. We deliver apprenticeships and training to the Motor Vehicle Industry only.
  2. In 2018 we were delighted to be awarded the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Approved Centre – Outstanding Achievers Award. To our amazement the GTA were in the final 2 of 660 National and International Centres.
  3. We have a small team of tutors and staff so students get to know all members of staff, not just their individual tutor. Group sizes are also small so students can get a more personalised learning experience and are able to have more one to one time with their tutor.
  4. Close working relationships between tutor and student, meaning strengths and weaknesses are addressed throughout the learning journey.
  5. Smaller groups when learning practical knowledge and skills in the workshop. This enables the student to get a more hands on experience of the workshop.
  6. Charity so all money made goes back into the tools, resources etc. at the College to benefit all learners.

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