Realising the value of landscaping training, leading suppliers the Talasey Group recently opened a training academy. Here they explain the benefits of the new facility
According to a recent landscaping sector forecast the industry has grown by 18%, in just over 8 years, contributing a staggering £1 billion to the UK economy. Many UK homeowners are also taking this opportunity to transform their outdoor living spaces, fuelling a rise in the need for more professional landscapers.
However, despite this, reports suggest that there is a lack of training facilities and courses available to landscaping professionals, from which to build their skills and knowledge. Many of which have also highlighted the need to encourage more people to explore a career in landscaping, and support entry-level professionals.
With this in mind and recognising a gap in the market for training facilities, one of the UK’s leading landscaping suppliers, Talasey Group, has taken matters into their own hands, opening a purpose built facility – Talasey Training Academy (TTA). Based at their Doncaster head quarters, the TTA offers a range of City & Guilds accredited courses, which support the growth of industry professionals.
Committed to the landscaping industry, the TTA offers a range of courses targeted at everyone in the landscaping industry. From landscape professionals and merchants to apprentices and students, delegates can build their skills, knowledge and confidence. Led by expert trainers, each course enables delegates to get to grips with the latest materials on offer, and get hands-on, practical training – something that is vital in the landscaping industry.
As well as giving industry professionals a safe environment to train, the TTA is this year’s official training provider for the WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening Team. The team are being put through their paces with hands-on training at the TTA facilities, to give them the best chance of being victorious at the 2019 WorldSkills finals in Kazan.
Furthermore, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) recently launched the TTA as another one of their Regional Centres of Excellence. The academy, which has an abundance of facilities, will serve as a convenient base to BMF members in Yorkshire and surrounding areas who can attend events, workshops and training.