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UK trainers export industry knowledge

Published on: 04/09/2015 (12:15PM)

HTI Delegates with YultanUK Summer Schools 2015


Emtec Colleges Limited (ECL), which is part of Central College Nottingham, hosted eight delegates from two Chinese colleges for bespoke train-the-trainer programmes over the summer.

Both colleges are assessment centres approved by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Four delegates from Shanghai Communications Polytechnic (SCP) attended the programme from mid-July to early August, updating their practical skills and learning about hybrid and electric vehicle technology. Four delegates from Hangzhou Technician Institute (HTI), a new partner, attended from the end of July to the middle of August and undertook the first stage of assessor training, together with a knowledge and skills review. All the delegates also completed the ECL ATP275 Assessor Training Programme, which is designed to confirm and enhance existing skills by covering industry best practice.

the end of the courses delegates were presented with certificates by Central College Vice-Principals John Snow and Yultan Mellor.

Through working with its partner colleges and companies in China, ECL is introducing British expertise into the country’s Automotive sector. Examples are the introduction of International Vocational Qualifications (IVQ), based on the British National Occupational Standards (NOS) of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), as well as the introduction of the British Apprenticeship programme.

Andy Moore, Managing Director for ECL said:

“We have joint international projects with both partners, and received positive feedback from both our Chinese college partners on the content of the training. ECL offers the train-the-trainer service as our Chinese partners are keen to find out about how the British Automotive Technology sector works and learn from this. However, it’s a reciprocal partnership - we focus on sharing best practice between the two countries.”

During the training, both groups also visited Stratford-upon-Avon and the British Motor Industry Heritage Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire to learn more about British culture.

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