Archive for January, 2017

A new era for the education and the construction sector in London with the exciting news of Geason Training opening its first office in central London.

Ian Kilpatrick, the managing director of Geason Training has officially launched the new office expanding Geason Training’s UK wide operation into central London for the UK based construction training and Apprenticeship provider.

Ian Kilpatrick said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to develop our successful Apprenticeships model and to more fully help our new and existing customers, in the south east. It is a very important time for the UK construction sector and we want to enhance the UK educational system by opening more doors for individuals to complete Higher Apprenticeships throughout the UK.”

Geason Training are building on their success in the UK market to date and have recently been awarded a direct contract with the Skills Funding agency. The company is recognised as one of the largest providers of trailblazers in the construction sector in the UK and is involved in the UK’s first allocation of Higher Apprenticeship funding.

This expansion of Geason Training’s UK wide operations has been built on the company’s commitment to the UK Government’s agenda of promoting and prioritising routes for Apprenticeships at school leaver age and with adult Apprenticeships. The team are helping companies up-skill and recruit staff in the workplace and the classroom with this learning and development model.

Visit the Geason Training website to see how our Higher Apprenticeships are offering life-changing opportunities for the construction sector in the UK.

Are you aged 19+ and looking to up-skill or gain a new qualification?

The 19+ advanced learner loan is available for people who want to study a level 3-6 qualification. The loan is to help you with course costs at a college or training provider in England; it is easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check. This facility provides a fantastic opportunity to up-skill or gain a new qualification which we at Geason Training can deliver in the workplace. The amount you can borrow depends on your course, the fees charged by your college/training organisation and maximum amounts set by the government. A loan can be taken for the maximum amount to cover your fee or you can part-fund the course yourself. The repayment of your loan can be spread into small manageable amounts and start on the April following the completion of your course.

Have you recently been thinking about upskilling? Visit our Learners page for more information.

Geason Training have had another excellent start to the new year signing a second direct contract with the Skills Funding Agency



The Skills Funding Agency funds skills training for further education in England, supporting over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with more than £4 billion of funding each year. The contract awarded to Geason Training is for direct funding for Higher Level Apprenticeships and is part of the first round of funding awarded by the Skills Funding Agency in this area.

Geason Training’s commitment to ensuring that learners and employers in the construction sector can access the skills training they need to develop and grow has

been recognised through the contract award. The company has a history of attracting funding for the benefit for a wide range of construction employers and learners.

Robert Kilpatrick, Director of Strategic Development commented that ” the company has demonstrated expertise managing a mix of funding streams and winning a direct contact with the Skills Funding Agency confirms Geason Training as one of the largest providers delivering trailblazer qualifications in the UK.”

Visit the Geason Training website to see how our Higher Apprenticeships are offering life-changing opportunities for the construction sector in the UK.

Do you want to learn about ‘Trailblazers’?

Many of our customers are asking us “what is a trailblazer?” and it is part of our role to help them navigate their way through the new qualifications that are available to employers in the UK. A Trailblazer is a group of employers that develop Apprenticeship standards which are specific to an individual’s job role within their sector. The new standards that are created will either be completely new or will gradually be replacing the existing Apprenticeship frameworks for job roles in future.

What’s so special about these new Apprenticeship standards? The objective for these new standards is to ensure that all Apprenticeships are employer led. This means that they are designed by Trailblazer groups to ensure they can meet their own specific needs regarding to work skills needed for the job.

These new Apprenticeship standards have to be short, simple to understand and operate well within the sector. They are set out to allow apprentices to master their occupation providing the ability to meet professional requirements within their sector.

Geason Training are one of the first training providers in the UK to deliver a Trailblazer standard in a construction related discipline. We are already successfully delivering the Level 2 Trailblazer Apprenticeship in Property Maintenance and the Level 3 Trailblazer Apprenticeship in Housing Property Management to our customers.

If you would like more information on how Trailblazers and the Apprenticeship Frameworks can help you visit our website or call the team on 0330 088 9596.