The Apprentice Guild
The International Guild of Specialist Engineers (TIGOSE) was established back in 1998 with the sole purpose of promoting and supporting the new generation of engineers in the UK dedicated to the world of restoring and maintaining this country’s rich heritage of motor sport.
In association with The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), training is delivered through a residential block release programme at our partnerEmtec’s state-of-the-art training academy in Nottingham. And our training is designed to equip technician apprentices with the highest level of traditional and practical skills within the vehicle restoration industry. Apprentices even receive regular assessment visits (at their place of work) by a dedicated Skills Trainer.
Structured around the IMI’s Classic Vehicle Restoration L2 and LR Diplomas, our training ensures that candidates will also be thoroughly grounded inEmployment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) as well as functional skills in Maths, English and ICT.
Our programmes run for 36 months; level 2 is usually attained within 18 to 24 months; and level 3 within a further 12 to 18 months.
In addition to the Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship, we can also provide Apprenticeships, Training and Assessment for Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Vehicle Parts Operations, Automotive Customer Service, Vehicle Paint Refinishing, Vehicle Body Repair, and Auto Electrics.
Each year the Apprentices will undertake 10 days of specialist training. Areas of training will be decided by the Apprentice’s employers and may include any of the following: air cooled engines, pre-1945 electrics, carburettors’ strip and rebuild, and preparing a car for racing.Upon completion, Apprentices will come away with:
- NVQ Level 2 (Apprenticeship) or NVQ Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
- Functional Skills Certificates
- IMI Technical Certificate
- Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship Completion Certificate