Warwickshire Garage & Transport Group Training Association (Gta) was established in 1969 and currently aims to provide a comprehensive training management service to member companies, specialising in the recruitment and development of young people through work based learning, leading to Intermediate Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships (Level 3) in Motor Vehicle Repair.

Based in Leamington Spa, we provide over 60 local companies within Coventry, Warwickshire and parts of Worcestershire, with specialist training advice and management.

We offer Intermediate Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships and NVQs in Light Vehicle Repair, Heavy Goods Vehicle Repair, Passenger Service Vehicle Repair, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Painting and Parts Operations.

All learners are employed by our member companies. All National Vocational Qualifications are delivered by our qualified work based Assessors and off the job training (Technical Certificates, Key Skills/Functional Skills) are delivered by local Colleges of Further Education.

Apprenticeships -Our recruitment year usually commences February/March, all applicants are selection tested and interviewed by us and then sent out for company interviews. If an applicant is successful they are employed by the member company. The training programmes commence in August with College starting in September, which we arrange. Learners are visited every 12 weeks by our Co-Ordinator for pastoral care and NVQ Assessor visits are every 6 weeks. We keep in close contact with all learners, employers and colleges to ensure timely retention and achievement.


CITY & GUILDS/IMI National Vocational Qualifications
LEVELS 2 & 3 leading to

Light Vehicle
Mechanical Studies
at Warwickshire College
Leamington Spa –
City College,
Coventry, Evesham
& Malvern
Hills College, Evesham
NEW College, Bromsgrove

Minimum 3 years

Heavy Vehicle
Mechanical Studies
at City College,

Minimum 3 years

Vehicle Body Repair

at City College,

Minimum 3 years

Parts Personnel
City & Guilds

In-company Studies

Minimum 3 years

Functional Skills
& Technical
Levels 2 & 3

Information Technology
Application of number

Warwickshire GTA is recognised as an Investor in People and is accredited the Matrix (Information, Advice & Guidance) standard.

We are also a Grade 2 Ofsted inspected Training Provider.