Courses and apprenticeships
At Mantra Learning we offer a wide range of learning opportunities to an equally wide range of learners. Our qualifications range from entry level, right up to Advanced Apprenticeships. (Click here for an explanation of the qualifications framework.) The philosophy at Mantra is to provide people from all walks of life with practical skills and knowledge, enabling them to impact on business. Our portfolio of courses is listed in the panel on the left grouped by subject heading. The courses offered fall under the following categories:
We offer a range of short courses to develop skills and obtain licences in LGV driving and fork lift truck operation. There are CPC courses to obtain a Road Haulage Operator's Licence and Driver CPC courses to obtain a Driver Qualification Card. We also run practical courses on health and safety topics including first aid, fire marshal and manual handling. The public runs of these courses are available to book online. We can also deliver these in company.
We offer work based learning qualifications in a number of subjects to Level 2 and Level 3. These QCF credit based qualifications have been designed by the relevant Sector Skills Councils to national occupation standards to meet the skills requirements of the sectors in which we operate. They equip learners to apply knowledge, understanding and skills, thereby proving competency in their job role.
Government funding for adult learning is moving more and more towards the apprenticeships route. Adult apprenticeships can be taken by learners of any age over 16. An apprenticeship is made up of several elements:
- A competency qualification of the type described above
- A technical knowledge qualification
- Functional skills in literacy, application of number and ICT as appropriate
- Personal learning and thinking skills
- Employment rights and responsibilities workbook
The qualifications and apprenticeships described above can attract full or part government funding dependent on the prior qualifications held by the learner, the age of the learner and the size of the employer company. Please contact us for details.
Apprenticeship frameworks are gradually being replaced by new Trailblazers based on standards written by groups of employers. Mantra Learning is currently developing programmes for the following standards:
- Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver - piloting
- Operations/Departmental Manager
- Team Leader / Supervisor
- Supply Chain Operator - Traffic Office
- Supply Chain Warehouse Operative
- Express Delivery Operative
- Customer Service Practitioner
Mantra's Job Gym incorporates a Learndirect centre that provides Key Skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT. These courses can be fully funded for eligible learners.
Taster sessions for young people
We work closely with local schools to deliver vocational learning programmes for 14-16 year olds.