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Our Partners

KBA Management Training

Karl Baum Associates

KBA was formed in 1989 as an international, management training and consultancy, working predominantly within the motor industry and related businesses.

As an international consultancy, with over 3-decades of experience, KBA has a passion to develop initiatives that motivate people, both operationally and strategically in a cost-effective manner. KBA have the ability to identify business needs, design and execute initiatives to develop those areas, but more importantly, motivate people to improve their company’s performance, as a result this will increase overall profitability.

F-TEC benefits from the experience and expertise of KBA. Both KBA and F-TEC believe in treating each client as an individual and ensuring they are supported throughout their journey.

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KBA Management Training


Welcome to the F-TEC Apprentice Self Study Area, where your journey towards professional excellence begins! We understand that your learning doesn’t always fit within traditional classroom hours. That’s why we are thrilled to introduce the “Work Bank,” a dedicated self-study space designed to accommodate your needs and aspirations. Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, the Work Bank is at your service from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, providing you with a quiet and focused environment to enhance your skills and knowledge. Here, you’ll find the resources and support you need to thrive in your apprenticeship and beyond. So, let’s embark on this educational adventure together, as we empower you to reach new heights in your career. Welcome to your personal work haven – the Work Bank!

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Armill Lift Trucks

Armill is an Essex based company who are a main dealer importer for EP Equipment and their range of Lithium-Ion forklifts throughout the UK.

Armill are a family business, with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Armill Lift Trucks strive to ensure customer’s forklift trucks are up and running with minimal downtime, working hard for its 4-hour response time and achieve a 98% first time fix rate!

F-TEC continue to work with Armill Lift Trucks in the development of the new High Voltage training.

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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is a national membership body, proudly representing around 800 organisations. AELP members support thousands of businesses and millions of learners in England by delivering a wide range of training, vocational learning, and employability programmes. We support learners of all ages, in every community, and at every level of post-16 study.

Formed in 1988, AELP’s priority has always been advocating for the training providers that we represent, and offering a wide range of competitive member benefits.

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CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland, and Wales. It’s our job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.

We are an executive non-departmental public body in charge of our budget and activities. Sponsored by the Department for Education we are also accountable to government ministers, and ultimately Parliament. Our purpose is to support the construction industry to have a skilled, competent and inclusive workforce, now and in the future.



The UKMHA is a not-for-profit organisation representing all aspects of the UK’s material handling industry, including manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and other stakeholders. The new association has been formed by the merger of the industry’s two most respected trade associations – the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA). F-TEC are closely associated with UKMHA as the training body created by the industry for the industry.

Harnessing the expertise from both organisations, the UKMHA plays a vital role as the single voice of the material handling industry, dedicated to creating an environment where all its members can prosper, and technical excellence is paramount.

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ETA Awards

ETC Awards Limited (ETA) is an awarding organisation regulated both by CCEA and Ofqual, operating primarily in the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors.

With offices in Northern Ireland and England, ETA provides a flexible value proposition which focuses on delivering the broadest possible return on investment for our centres both in the UK and the wider international market.

ETA offers not only a range of solutions, including regulated qualifications in apprenticeship standards and frameworks, vocationally related qualifications, and technical certificates but additionally provides entry-to-work solutions that complement this offering. ETA also specialises in early engagement, embedded planning, and flexible delivery of commercial propositions for employer-delivered skills development solutions.

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The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense – through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programmes.

IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.

The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training. More than 150,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of training centres. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.

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At the IMI, we believe passionately that the automotive industry is a driver of innovation, employment and economic growth. We believe the people working in the industry need the most relevant, up-to-date skills and qualifications in order to progress – especially during times of intense change.

IMI’s purpose is to provide, and continuously evolve, the means by which people working in the automotive sector which includes the Forklift and Powered Access industry can attain relevant professional competence and appropriate recognition.

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) was founded in 1920 when society – as now – was experiencing rapid technology-driven change. The IMI was created to establish new skills and knowledge benchmarks for the emerging automotive industry.

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Banakedi is a full-service marketing agency with a difference. With over 15 years’ experience, we offer you the bare essentials to take your business to the next level at an affordable price. Banakedi has been working with F-TEC since the beginning of 2020, developing social media and marketing campaigns to increase visibility and engagement within the industry.

At Banakedi we know exactly what it takes to get your business out there for the world to see. If you want more exposure, or just looking to spice things up a little, we’re the people that can help you bring a little fire back into your marketing mix.

Offering marketing support to businesses in a wide variety of industries including logistics, training and construction. From social media management to company branding, we provide a tailored solution to keep your business moving in the right direction.

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Hammerspace Video

Hammerspace Video creates engaging video content that streamlines your message, delivering a focused, compelling and affecting video.

“Hammerspace” is the name for the conceptual reality from which cartoon characters pull hammers and other objects when they need them. Like a Tardis that’s bigger on the inside, we look to embody the idea of “hammerspace” by creating video content that streamlines your message and delivers more, in less time.

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UK Training Course Search

UK Training Course Search

The UK Training Course Search was created in March 2019 to support individuals, HR, L&D, Managers to find the training courses they need.

How can the UK Training Course Search help you?

Find accredited training providers and courses in one place

  • Search for quality audited, designed and delivered courses for UK Industries
  • Save search time and reduce stress
  • Locate relevant courses, for you or your employees and make your job a little easier

You can also access our community blog – read about Courses, Awarding Bodies, Accredited Training Centres, Free Resources & Great Tips

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DMJ Web Design Swindon

DMJ Computer Services

Even the best developed websites need ongoing attention to improve search engine friendliness and to convert visitors. We build traffic and improve conversions, ensuring business owners get bang for buck from their websites.

Whether you’re a new business wanting to make a big impact or an established business wanting a fresh website to take you to the next stage we will build a website that will grow with you, and then maintain it for you afterwards.

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Barnes Coaches partner F-TEC

Barnes Coaches

When apprentices are participating in their off-the job-training with F-TEC they are transported to and from the F-TEC training centre and the Village hotel by our transport partner Barnes Coaches.

For many years Barnes have transported schools on their trips, whether it is a 5-minute journey or a journey into Europe, as part of our extensive SLA ensuring our apprentice are safe, it is important that our apprentices are travelling with a coach company we can all rely on to provide the best and safest journey possible. Barnes have been awarded the maximum 6 stars by BUSK’s Benchmark scheme which promotes safe coach travel, and a link can be found here as part of the national guidance that local authorities and the Department for Education refer schools to.

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