TRAINING IN THE COMMUNITY
HOW IT WORKS
Once you apply for a course or are referred to RMF, we first check your eligibility.
Our free courses are for learners who:
- Are aged 19 or over since the end of the last academic year (31st August)
- Live within an eligible postcode, as determined by your local Combined Authority
- Have held the right to work in the UK for at least 3 years
- Are unemployed, or able to commit to a full time course while earning £18,000 a year or under (e.g. you work part-time)
You are invited to a sign-up session, to meet their cohort manager and complete all necessary paperwork. The cohort manager is always on hand to support learners throughout the course
You will undertake training with an accredited trainer, through a mixture of classroom and site-based learnin
You will be assessed on core skills outlined by an accredited assessor, who will decide if you pass or fail your qualifications. Depending on your course, you may have written assessments, touchscreen assessments, practical assessments, or a mixture.
After completing assessment, we then support you in securing a job outcome. You are passed to our employment support coaches who train you in employability, including help with CV and cover letter writing.
We secure at least one job interview for every learner who completes their course with us. Interviews usually occur at an RMF site, with a top employer in our network.
WHERE WE TRAIN
Our Highgate head office is home to classroom and computer facilities, allowing for fundamental theory training. We are also a certified testing centre, so learners keep all of their training under one roof.
Our authentic 22-acre training site for all construction learners.
The site includes further classrooms, as well as industry-standard facilities for all plant and vehicle training.
We partner with Armac’s site in Solihull for further construction training, particularly for practical assessments.
SOLIHULL RIDING CLUB
We partner with Solihull Riding Club to deliver our equine course, with designated stables for our learners to complete their training. The club also provides a classroom facility and state-of-the-art manèges where learners can observe equestrian training.
We work with the Blyth Community Centre to deliver classroom training, as well as any testing that needs to be completed for our available courses.
All practical training for plant and vehicle operations takes place at Fergusons Business Park West, with real machinery and ample grounds for effective training.
WHO WE WORK WITH
We work closely with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to deliver free, high-quality training across the region via the Adult Education Budget.
Our shared value is to improve lives across the region through education opportunities, empowering learners to upskill, increase their earning power and build long-lasting careers.
WMCA’s investment in RMF forms part of their Deeper Devolution Deal, which granted them further control on the development of transport, skills, and housing in the West Midlands.
WMCA had full belief in our equine management course from the start, and is instrumental in its continued success as a unique training opportunity for West Midlands residents.
Since launching our Construction Bootcamps in Blyth, Northumberland, we have had the valuable backing of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).
Thanks to NTCA’s continued support, we have been able to expand upon our initial offering and offer even more free training courses for the region, extending into the rail and civil engineering industry.
If the RMF way feels like the right way for you, we’d love for you to apply. View our courses here, and change the course of your career.