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GTG’s flagship training centre now offers automotive exams to learners from England’s apprenticeship programme.

Glasgow EPA Centre

GTG Glasgow has led the way again by becoming the first training centre in Scotland to be passed to offer End-Point Assessment (EPA) for light vehicle maintenance.

After completing its own EPA readiness assessments, GTG Glasgow is now the first training centre in Scotland to support learners through the English apprenticeship body’s standard qualification, in the sphere of light vehicle maintenance. This will allow the training centre, which approaches its 50th anniversary in the automotive industry, to offer England-based apprentices a route to completing their EPA at a training venue in Scotland.

Tony Lawson, from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), said: ‘The week we spent at GTG Glasgow was really productive, and a result of the great deal of work and preparation GTG staff undertook to ensure the EPA readiness event could go ahead, and run smoothly. The event was scheduled with the IMI to establish an EPA venue at GTG Training Glasgow that will allow facilitation of End Point Assessments for Arnold Clark Apprentices in 2021.

‘I would like to thank John McCulloch and his team for all their support to ensure the event ran smoothly, and also say a massive thank you to the three apprentice technicians, Katie Little, Ryan Ferguson and Erica Barker who demonstrated their skills throughout the EPA readiness event.’

John McCulloch, Automotive Training Manager at GTG Glasgow, said: ‘A big thanks to all staff for their work in organising this readiness event, and also to the apprentices Ryan, Katie and Erica, who were put through their paces. We look forward to supporting the first apprentices who are working hard towards completing their End-Point Assessments in 2021.’

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