Qualitrain is delighted to announce that, following extensive work with partners Rathbone and Newcastle College Group, Scottish funding has been secured to support Business Improvement Training (BIT) Apprenticeships for the first time in Scotland.
Given the widely-acknowledged success of our work in delivering BIT training and qualifications in England, Qualitrain was a crucial part of the whole tender application submitted to Skills Development Scotland.
Qualitrain had also already provided successful full cost BIT training to managers at First ScotRail in business improvements after they were invited to training events run at the Bristol First Great Western Depot.
“We had shown them how we could integrate seamlessly into their business”, said Qualitrain MD Richard Bates, “and identified business improvement projects utilising the funded modern apprenticeship training to drive operational impact and create positive effects on culture and financial bottom line.”
“Currently there is only a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship (with a BIT pathway) available to deliver in Scotland, so we are working with the Sector Skills Council SEMTA and awarding body EAL to develop a BIT pathway within a level 2 framework already being delivered (Industrial Applications). If this is successful, the Apprenticeship could be deliverable in the summer of 2015.”
Qualitrain expects this new development to be of significant interest to forward-looking business leaders throughout Scotland.