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Autumn Evening Classes dates confirmed

Classic Car Restoration Evening Courses for the Autumn  We are pleased to announce that Heritage Skills Academy will be delivering its second round of Classic Car restoration courses.  These will run from 6pm - 9pm at our base at Bicester Heritage on a Tuesday night.   Courses starting on 20th October - December 22nd  The courses will be led by our experienced tutor Andy Kelly and course content is below. "Excellent course and Andy has been a brilliant tutor. I am leaving the week with ...

Project focus - Apprentice Ambassadors

We're delighted to feature one of our Apprentice Ambassadors work.  We asked Billy to complete our feature which can be found here. However Billy was keen to showcase his work, his passion and enthusiasm is clear to see when reading his blog below on his restoration project.  We quickly realised this was no longer going to be a daily driver and so began my pride and joy restoration project, I replaced or restored the entire cooling system, fuel system, braking system, suspension and steer...

Heritage Sklls Academy Apprentice features in Hero2Help campaign

Startermotor and Hero have launched a new feature focusing upon competitors, crews, or a particular special vehical that takes part in events. This new feature is designed to 'Shine the spotlight on the exceptional and the extraordinary'   We delighted that HSA's very own apprentice Callum Staff was featured this month to give readers insights in to the challenges Apprentices currently face. Read his full blog post below.  Read more - https://heroevents.eu/hero-spotlights/hero2help-with-sta...

Virtual Learning at Heritage Skills Academy

Heritage Skills Academy – Virtual learning After the Easter break its business as usual for the Heritage Skills Academy apprentices when is comes to classroom learning, although virtually. Led by Steve Beaumont (HSA’s training director) the whole learning approach has been transformed with the change from onsite classroom learning to offsite virtual learning. Students have adapted extremely well to this new way of working with Zoom enabling group taught sessions in the morning followed u...

Launch of National Coachbuilding Apprenticeship Programme

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 apprenticeship is a blend of ‘old-school skills’ and knowledge co...

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

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 a big thank you for m...


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