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Would you like to work for Wttl?

14 Feb 2012

Would you like to work with us here at Wttl?

We have a number of new job opportunities for which we are accepting CVs.

Please see our new 'Jobs' tab on our homepage for more details of the positions available. 

Changes to the CPC National & International Qualification

20 Jul 2011

As I am sure many of you are already aware the current CPC Qualification will be changing after the December 2011 exams. Please find below updated information about the future of the CPC, as set down by the new legislation and also by the Department for Transport:
As per the new legislation, the International and National CPC will merge.  This means that after the December 2011 exams, all candidates who take the CPC will be examined in relation to both International and National content (EC 1071/2009, Introduction, item 11).
The DfT have confirmed that OCR (CPC awarding body) is allowed to offer the current, discrete International examinations (current units 6 & 7) alongside the new provision.  OCR plans to offer these examinations for a minimum of a year, to allow candidates who have achieved the National CPC to 'top up' to the International CPC without restarting the new qualification.
The DfT have stipulated that candidates who have only partially achieved a National CPC by December 2011 (after the 2nd December exams), for example, have achieved units 1 and 2, but not 4, or 1 and 5, but not 3, will not be able to carry forward those achievements to the new qualifications.  Candidates with only partial achievement will need to complete the new qualification in full.
Changes to grandfather rights
In addition, the rules for claiming grandfather rights are changing.  In due course, VOSA will be in touch with all grandfather rights holders currently named on O-licences to set out the new arrangements.
Please find below a link to the consultation document on implementing EC regulation 1071/2009.
Please click here
This regulation makes a number of changes to the rules on O-licensing that will affect how the requirements to apply for and hold an O-licence will operate in future.
Wttl are currently taking bookings for the CPC National and International Courses in both August/September (exams on 9th September) and November/December (exams on 2nd December), however, in light of the above changes, spaces are filling up fast.
Please click the links below for information on the above courses and course dates:
CPC National course information
CPC International course information
CPC National & International course dates
Please do not hesitate to contact us to if you would like further clarification on the above changes or would like to discuss your options in more detail.

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Wttl Driver CPC Partnership Scheme

25 Apr 2011

Over the past 18 months, Wttl have been working with employers to ensure their DCPC materials are of the highest standards and the offer meets employer's needs.  With materials in place and quality
assured via briefings, the next challenge was to make the offer local to our client base, which covers the South West and beyond.

The answer lay in networking and partnership with both employers, who have their own in-house trainers, or other providers of quality, who are now working as part of a consortium using Wttl or jointly produced training materials.

Interest in this collaborative working has been strong, however, we still have spaces available for companies or trainers wishing to get involved.

Driver CPC Train the Trainer Course: 15th, 16th, 17th June 2011

For further information please email or call us on 0845 600 9598 

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Driver CPC – Its up to you!

23 Apr 2011

We have had many drivers over the past few months reluctant to start their Driver CPC training,
suggesting they will leave it totally to their employer. Whilst many employers have made a proactive
start to Driver CPC Periodic Training, please be aware that ultimately, the responsibility to
complete the 35 hours of training by 10th Sep 2014 is down to the driver and NOT the employer. If
after Sept 2014 a driver has not completed his/her 35 hours of Driver CPC, they will not be
permitted to drive professionally.

To find out more info on Driver CPC and what it means to you please contact us on 0845 600 9598 or email us at enquiries@wttl.co.uk.

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Happy Retirement Brian!

6 Apr 2011

On Thursday 31st March 2011, after 27 years of service, our great friend and Wttl Director Brian Pratt finally retired.
But fear not, Brian’s wealth of knowledge and experience will not be lost, as he will continue to work with Wttl on a consultancy basis.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Brian for all his hard work over the many years and wish him a very 'Happy Retirement'.

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Government Funding levels 2011/12

11 Feb 2011

With all the news on cut backs in spending on education following the comprehensive Spending Review, guidance for the coming year is now starting to filter through.

Wttl are pleased to announce we have indicative funding levels for the period of close to £1 million. The funding agencies have made it clear that Apprenticeship delivery is a priority, for all ages, and our offer will include frameworks covering Driving Goods Vehicles, Warehouse Operations, Traffic Office Operations and a new Logistics Operations qualification. These frameworks remain fully funded for 16-18 year olds and employer contributions are expected for delivery to 19+.

News of the demise of Train to Gain appears premature although changes in eligibility criteria may prove restrictive with priority going to employers of less than 250 employees and only first full level 2 qualifications being fully funded.

Wttl do still have funds available immediately, so if you are interested in using any of the above qualifications to implement DCPC or other training projects then please give us a call.