Tavcom Training, part of Linx International Group, has partnered with Banham Academy to provide a professional training pathway for apprentices on the new trailblazer scheme. Approved by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the trailblazer apprenticeship standard for the fire, security and emergency systems industry will be delivered by the partnership, including the provision of professional qualifications.
The BTEC Level 3 courses, developed by Tavcom Training, are designed to deliver comprehensive security training, during a three-year apprenticeship that combines classroom teaching, practical exercises, assessments and exams. Paul Tennant CTSP, Executive Director at Tavcom Training, said: “Working in partnership with Banham Academy, we are ensuring apprentices gain an essential understanding of theory combined with practical industry experience to kick-start their careers. Meanwhile, the security industry benefits from a steady stream of fully trained and qualified engineers at the end of the process.”
The first cohort of Banham Academy trailblazer apprentices has already embarked on the BTEC Level 3 training pathway. Kevin Faulkner, Banham Academy Operations Director, added: “We are delighted to be working alongside Tavcom Training to ensure quality materials and practices are available to support the delivery of our apprenticeships. Achieving the Tavcom qualifications is a great way to measure the progress of our learners and the accreditation provided motivates them on the pathway to completing their apprenticeship.”
Tennant concluded: “We are proud to be supporting young engineers and helping to bring new, fully-qualified talent to the sector. We also believe it’s vital that all trailblazer participants have a level playing field to compete on and it’s our aim to raise standards in general across the scheme.”