Whether you're looking to win an apprenticeship restoring old Ferraris,  secure a traineeship re-building huge steam locomotives or obtain a restoration qualification at college to kick-start your future, your path to career success starts here.


The Heritage Engineering sector is worth an estimated £18.3 billon per annum. It employs around 35,000 people full- or part- time. What is more -  it is growing.

On completion of your training you will gain nationally-recognised qualifications in a sector which has both high employment and a high demand for your skills.


The longest-established Heritage Engineering apprenticeship provider with over 160 apprentices currently completing their apprenticeships on residential block release.


We serve employers around the country from our campuses located at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire and Brooklands Museum in Surrey.


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- and post-war engineering heritage. Our industry-led lecturers have a combined 138 years experience in the restoration sector.


These unique locations provide the finest academy in the world for the training and education of the UK’s next generation of world class Heritage Engineering technicians.







Ofsted Inspection of Heritage Skills Academy Limited - 14 Apr 2022


Heritage Skills Academy Limited (HSA) is an independent training provider established in 2016. HSA started teaching apprenticeships in 2017, initially as a subcontractor, and has been directly funded since 2019. HSA offers the standards- based apprenticeship in heritage engineering technician at level 3. Apprentices have the option of studying for the vehicle mechanical technician or the vehicle coach building and trim technician options.





Report - Public interest & attitudes towards Heritage Transport - 27 Jan 2022


JDA Research used Kantar who conducted an omnibus poll of 1,232 adults over 16 years old during January 2021. The respondents were a representative sample chosen to reflect the demographic profile of the United Kingdom.


Respondents were asked a series of questions and the responses tabulated following reweighting. A selection of interesting facets are presented on the following few pages and the full results are available via a link at the end.


The Federation Skills Trust plans to repeat this exercise every five years to monitor any shifts during this period of profound changes in mobility.






Source data - Public interest and attitudes towards Heritage Transport - 20 Jan 2022 


View and download the Kantar poll source data.






Report - Apprenticeships in the Heritage Vehicle Sector. - 8 Dec 2021


Cebr has been commissioned by the Federation Skills Trust to conduct a study into apprenticeships in the UK heritage vehicle sector. This report explores the findings of a bespoke survey of employers in the sector, assessing their perspectives on apprenticeships.


Following this, the survey results are used to estimate the net benefits of apprenticeships to firms in the sector. Finally, three spotlight case studies are presented, based on interviews with classic car business owners.







ST0571 Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship Occupational Standard - 23 Aug 2018


Preserving and restoring historic vehicles and machinery.



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