Welcome to the Heritage Skills Academy

The Heritage Skills Academy brings together experts from across the Restoration Industry who are committed to teaching the skills required to preserve and restore our Pre-war, Post-war engineering heritage. It is our intention to offer ‘Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships’ across a range of sectors to include veteran, vintage and classic motor vehicles.

All training is delivered from the Centre of Historic Motoring, Bicester Heritage.

Our Apprenticeships

Heritage Engineering - Vehicle Coach Building & Trim Technician

This apprenticeship teaches the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours relating to coach-building & trim ranging from vintage to Modern classics.

  • Duration: 42 months
  • Apprenticeship level: 3 (Advanced)
  • Attendance: Block Release
  • Location: Bicester Heritage

Heritage Engineering - Vehicle Mechanical Technician

This apprenticeship teaches the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours relating to vehicle mechanical systems ranging from vintage to Modern classics.

  • Duration: 42 months
  • Apprenticeship level: 3 (Advanced)
  • Attendance: Block Release
  • Location: Bicester Heritage

Heritage Engineering - Vehicle Trim & Coach Building Technician

This apprenticeship teaches the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours relating to trim & coach-building ranging from vintage to Modern classics.

  • Duration: 42 months
  • Apprenticeship level: 3 (Advanced)
  • Attendance: Block Release
  • Location: Bicester Heritage

Latest News

Launch of National Coachbuilding Apprenticeship Programme

23/02/2020

We are delighted to announce that from April 2020 Heritage Skills Academy will be delivering a national Coachbuilding Apprenticeship Programme from its world-class Academy based at 'Bicester Heritage'. This is in response to the increasing demand for high quality apprenticeship programmes from Heritage employers. 

  • 24 apprenticeship places are available from 10th February 2020
     
    • 12 commencing April
    • 12 commencing June

The ap...

Fantastic start to 2020 at the Sunday Scramble 5th January!

19/02/2020

A huge thank you to all of those who helped to get 2020 off to a fantastic start at the first Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage.

The site welcomed 6,500 visitors on quite a cold and dull Sunday morning and hopefully it was worth it!

We would like to thank Belinda with her GT40, Bristol Cars for bringing along a Bristol 400, CKL with their Linx Jaguar D type, and Simon Pickering and his dad for bringing along their Mini.  The support of our apprentices is invaluable so ...

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