Talasey Group launches training academy

One of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of landscaping products, Talasey Group, has launched a specialised training academy as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting and raising standards within the industry.

The Talasey Training Academy (TTA) began rolling out its City & Guilds accredited courses in purpose-built facilities based at their Doncaster headquarters this summer.

As City & Guilds are a global leader in skills development, the TTA offers not only a highly professional and practical learning experience, but also provides delegates with formally accredited training.

Each course on offer has been uniquely designed by Talasey Group and they are designed to support a wide range of industry professionals, from college students and installers to designers and landscape architects, through to customer facing staff in builders merchants who are looking to develop further skills and industry knowledge.

The range of courses on offer cover how to install, maintain, and get the most out of a wide range of landscaping products in domestic applications including natural stone, clay, and porcelain paving systems, plus resin bound aggregate systems and artificial turf. Basic site setting out and preparation will also be covered.

Each course aims to equip contractors, designers, specifiers and architects with the information and know-how for getting the most out of landscaping products in order to deliver high quality landscapes to their end users and customers throughout the UK. They are designed to be delivered in a responsive training style in order to suit each participant at any stage in their career.

Additionally, ongoing advice and support is provided to delegates following course completion through the Academy, as well the opportunity to become a member of the Talasey Group Landscaping Professionals, which provides access to a range of member benefits including marketing support, and promotional goodies.

Hannah Mounsey, Training Administrator at the TTA, said: “Talasey Group has always been committed to raising standards in and supporting the landscaping industry. We saw a growing need for a body of accredited courses to further support the future of our industry, and as a result the TTA was born.

“These courses are designed to keep landscaping professionals up to date with the latest trends and developments in the industry, particularly in products and installation ideas, empowering them to bring their future projects to life with maximum impact.”

The courses are being delivered by a team of industry leading experts with installer backgrounds who also have the added benefit of vast experience teaching industry related courses throughout the UK.

Andrew Booth, at the TTA, said: “I am delighted to be involved with the TTA and the delivery of these exciting new training courses.

“Our aim is to deliver interactive courses that are both theoretical and practical that will enable attendees to stay abreast of the latest trends and developments within the sector while also bolstering their professional development.”

The launch of the TTA has been spearheaded by Chris Whitlock, who was appointed Managing Director of Talasey Group in June. Additionally, as part of the company’s ongoing campaign to raise standards in the landscaping industry, Talasey Group has also announced its role as the official training supplier of the UK’s landscaping team for WorldSkills 2019, a world championship of skills that attracts young professionals from across the world every two years. The UK team is currently being trained at the TTA by Simon Abbott, WorldSkills UK Training Manager for Landscape Gardening. who will select the final team to compete in Russia in 2019.

As part of the company’s ongoing expansion, dedicated training facilities, classrooms and demonstration areas have been installed at Talasey Group’s headquarters in Sandtoft near Doncaster to provide optimum course delivery. Talasey Group also plans to roll out further training opportunities in the future, at different locations throughout the UK.

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