TraiNiNg4BCTS are currently recruiting 16 to 18 yearolds for a Foundation Learning trainingprogramme starting on 26 March 2012. Foundation Learning is a 3 day a week,6 month programme. Young people are ableto choose from Music, Sports and Fitness,Visual Arts, Customer Service, BusinessAdministration and Equestrian training. Alllearners will also take part in employabilitytraining and personal, social development.Learners have the opportunity to gainNational Open College Network (NOCN)qualifications at Level 1 as well as Level 1+2qualifications in literacy, numeracy and ICT.Previously learners from the FL programmehave gone on to City College Norwich,Access to Music, Easton College as well asgoing straight into employment or ontoapprenticeship programmes with BCTS orother training providers.James Empson recently completed theFoundation Learning course. "I wanted to gointo retail and I needed to be better at Mathsand English. I would recommend it; it'snothing like school. They're flexible here!" The training is based at the Hellesdontraining centre, with some learners takingpart in work placements.If you are interested in finding out moreabout this or any of BCTS' otherprogrammes, or if you are a business lookingfor an apprentice or able to offer workplacements, please contact Pippa Bennett on01603 785837 or email@example.com. youth training at BCTSBCTSwww.broadland.gov.uk/bctsmuSiCarTiNFOrmaTiON, adviCE aNd guidaNCEEmplOyaBiliTySpOrTS aNd hEalThy liviNgBrOadlaNd BuSiNESS FOCuSCuSTOmEr SErviCE aNd BuSiNESS admiNiSTraTiONEquESTriaNFuNCTiONal SkillS01603 788950TO apply Or FOr mOrE dETailS CONTaCT BCTS ON14-18year oldsare recruiting for
TraiNiNgThe 'Eco Cube' training building inRackheath is now nearing completion andBCTS business training courses will startthere before Easter. The Centre has beenbuilt by Tilia Properties Ltd of Rackheath on a"design and build" basis and incorporatessome up-to-date eco attributes. Mostnotable is the very high level of insulation inthe walls, floor and roof, as well as tripleglazed windows, which will ensure that theCentre is cheap to heat and to cool. Theheating and cooling is provided by an AirSource Heat Pump, distributed throughceiling cassette units. Initial water heating isfrom solar thermal panels and the toilets areserviced from a Rainwater Harvesting systemwhich should cut down water consumptionbills. There are also solar PV panels to providesome of the electrical power for the building.Tilia Properties have, wherever practical, usedlocal suppliers and subcontractors, with wellover 75% of the value of the buildingcoming from Broadland and Norfolk. Thesteel staircase was fabricated in Rackheathand the Rainwater Harvesting system issupplied by a Broadland company,Eco.RainSolutions that only started tradinglast year with the owner attending the BCTSBasics for Business course in 2011. Thetraining food technology kitchen is also beingsupplied and installed by a Rackheath company,Broadland Catering, and the high spec audiovisual suite is being supplied and installed byRPM Solutions of Horsham St Faiths.The architect's artistic impression, createdabout a year ago, bears a striking resemblanceto the completed building, which of courseisn't always the case with artistic impressions.The building will be landscaped with trees anda large grass area and will benefit from anadjacent redevelopment of some existing unitsinto a cafe and Board Room centre. We lookforward receiving many Broadland businessesto the Centre for training courses and to workwith Norfolk schools on bespoke projects. Formore information please contact the EconomicDevelopment team on 0800 389 1113.New Training Centre at rackheathBrOadlaNd BuSiNESS FOCuS5Centre for Eco & Business Training. Artist impression.Oaksquare architectural. Picture below: The centre in February 2012.