Courses For Forces

Here at Transport Training Academy, we have long been supporters of those who serve our country, both current members of the Armed Forces and Service Leavers for numerous years. Our training portfolio has been designed to ensure that we fully equip our learners with the knowledge and skills they need to work in the Logistics Industry.

Why choose Transport Training Academy?

Our commitment to you is to support you through every step of your learning and/or resettlement transition and beyond. Our highly knowledgeable team will provide you with honest career, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) ensuring that your training is tailored to your specific requirements.

Our promise to you is that you will receive quality training which is relevant to your needs. Our support team have been advising military personnel on their resettlement options and choices since the Company was established in 2004.

Our instructors include ex-military personnel who understand fully the emotions you will be experiencing at this important transitional stage within your life. To assist you in achieving your ultimate goal, we work in partnership with our network of commercial customers and reputable recruitment agencies to give you access to live vacancies and employment opportunities throughout the UK.

Having promoted and supported service leavers for many years, we have always been a true and passionate advocate for helping those who have selflessly served our Country. As an accolade of this dedication, we have been awarded the Gold Award of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, which is a true honour for Transport Training Academy.

Grants & Allowances

Eligible service personnel can access a range of allowances and grants as part of the resettlement process.

INDIVIDUAL RESETTLEMENT TRAINING COSTS (IRTC)

Available to service leavers with 6 or more years’ service and all medical discharges. It is a contribution to training costs and has a capped amount.

STANDARD LEARNING CREDITS (SLC)

These are available to all serving personnel regardless of length of service.

ENHANCED LEARNING CREDITS (ELCAS)

The MoD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. Providing financial support in each of a maximum of three separate financial years, the scheme enables higher level learning with an approved Learning Provider, such as us at TTA. There are several stages to the ELCAS process. Full information is set out in the Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822. Strict conditions apply for the use of ELC Funding.

For further information please call us or contact your Resettlement Centre.

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Additional Support

To further support serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families we offer a MOD discount on our courses and are also part of the Defence Discount Service. This can be used as part of a resettlement package, or a CPD plan for individuals already working in the logistics industry. We also extend our wealth of knowledge of the industry to anyone associated with the Armed Forces (including their extended families) by offering guidance and support. We source vacancies with our commercial customers, promoting the traits and skills that veterans bring to the table as employees. By aligning ourselves with like-minded companies we help provide a smooth transition from their current role into civilian life, benefiting our commercial customers and service leavers alike.

What is the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme?

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledges employers who have provided
exceptional support to the armed forces and defence community by going above and beyond their covenant pledges. The scheme recognises different levels of commitment in companies across the country, utilising a 3-tier award system of bronze, silver and gold. It provides the Ministry of Defence the opportunity to publicly thank and honour these organisations for their ongoing support.

At the Transport Training Academy, we are pleased to have been awarded the Gold Award, demonstrating our commitment and dedication to this scheme.

Our Commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Having promoted and supported the Armed Forces and Service Leavers for many years, we have always been a true and passionate advocate for helping those who have selflessly served our country. Some years ago, we aligned ourselves with 156 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps and in particular with 236 Supply Squadron, which is our local unit. Thanks to the synergy between our industries, we felt there was much value to be had for both of us by supporting one another in a robust partnership. Over the years, this relationship has grown and developed, leading us to also support the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for the North West of England and the Isle of Man.

Our History with the scheme

For numerous years we have promoted the reserve services within our organisation by allowing them access, every month, to our learners. This involves a member of their team making a presentation to groups of learners, many of whom are unemployed. They discuss the various options available to them, along with the process of applying for and becoming a Reservist. With this support, we have been able to promote the crucial work the Reservists do and the benefit of becoming one. As a result, many of them have gone on to join both the reserves and regular service.

Our Involvement

We intend to hold quarterly Logistics Information Days for the region’s Cadets to help educate them on the careers available within the industry. These days will include interactive competitions using our plant and vehicles. Not only have we been advising military personnel on their resettlement options for over 15 years, we are also approved providers for the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS)

Our instructors include veterans who understand the emotions and uncertainty that service leavers experience. To ensure that we offer the highest level of support, an internal lead from the Ministry of Defence to act as a mentor. They give invaluable advice and guidance to any service leaver that uses our organisation. Our impartial advice includes career options and choices, as well as signposting service leavers to other specialist support organisations within our network.

Appreciation and Action

We actively promote and celebrate Armed Forces and Reserves Day via all of our social media channels and the Armed Forces Day flag is prominently displayed in our centre. We feel humbled and privileged to be able to show our support to such an important date. Over 50% of our delivery team are veterans, which was a conscious decision made by the company. Important traits like loyalty, dedication, resilience, strive, flexibility, and professionalism have been instilled in these veterans throughout their Armed Forces career. We believe that employing veterans enhances and develops any team, which is why we actively promote our roles to veterans and all our vacancies are now advertised on the Forces Family Jobs portal. Many of those we employ are not just service leavers, but also former learners at the TTA, having used our services during their resettlement.

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Get in Touch

For more information on our involvement with the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, contact the Transport Training Academy today on 01942 874 686 (Manchester) or 01282 332 098 (Burnley).

Alternatively, send us an email to info@ttacademy.com and someone from the team will be back in touch as soon as possible.