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Summer Madness has just begun.

For the month of July and August we are offering the following courses for £1700.00 inc VAT

Tower Crane

Truck Mounted Crane

Crawler Crane

Training must be taken between 1st July and 31st August 2018.

Payment in full on time of booking.
(no further discounts )



October Offers

For the month of October only we are offering our 360 JCB course at a Special 20% discounted price of £1384 (was £1730). Training must be booked and paid for in full in October using the special code of FBOCT20.

Training dates are from Oct 2017 to end Jan 2018.


For the month of September only we are offering our Truck Mounted Crane and Crawler Crane course at a Special 20% discounted price of £1672 ( was £2090). Training must be booked and paid for in full in Sept using the special code of FBSEPT20.

Training dates are from Oct 2017 to end Jan 2018.Please call 0141 557 2212 or email


Ritchies Training Centre Ltd will be attending the Oakham Careers Fair

If you’re interested in Heavy Plant or Logistics as a career, come and chat to one of our staff for friendly good advice.
Why should you attend?

  • Meet a Ritchies Training Instructor who recognise the skills and experience Service leavers and Ex-Military can offer.
  • Network, network and network some more – whether you’re ready to apply for jobs or simply researching the market.
  • A wide range of courses, from small to large, from across the Heavy Plant and Logistic industry sectors.
  • The opportunity to chat with qualified staff, and other Service leavers who are now part of the Training Team and have went through the resettlement process.

Ritchies Congratulates NPORS on Their 25 Years of Service to The Industry.

We are proud to announce that NPORS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them, for their continued support over the years and we look forward to the next 25 years. The scheme and its providers have come a long way since 1992 and with the NPORS card now more recognised and accepted than ever before we are confident that the scheme will continue to grow in the future.

Ritchies Training Centre Ltd Enrols the first two students on its City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road.

The beginning of July saw two soldiers from 26 Regiment Royal Artillery, enrol themselves onto the Level 3 City & Guilds Certificate here at the centre. Both soldiers who are in the process of transitioning from the Military to civilian street attended a 3 week course where they were both trained in areas of the transport industry. Not only attending their courses, they were also assessed on information required to progress with their logbooks.


Ritchies is a big supporter of the Armed Forces and was very happy to see that it was a member of the Armed Forces who had been their first candidates to enrol on the new certificate.

The beginning of the course saw both candidates put through their paces in driving, responding to problems, optimising the use of logistics operations and various other assessment criteria’.


Ritchies Training Centre Ltd Receives Its Accreditation from City & Guilds

Over the last few months Ritchies Training Centre Ltd has been working towards providing further training for its employees and candidates who pass through its gates. It has been in consultation with City & Guilds since January 2016 and has now finally been awarded their accreditation to fly the flag for them.

City & Guilds are a leading skill development organisation, providing services to employers, training, providers, colleges and trainees across a wide variety of sectors in the United Kingdom. They are focused on meeting the needs of today’s workplace.

Their qualifications are valued by employers around the world, helping individuals to develop their talents and abilities for career progression.

Ritchies Training Centre Ltd is one of the first if not the first centre in Scotland to offer a Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Diploma in Driving Goods Vehicles ranging from Van too Articulated or Draw Bar Vehicles. These qualifications will allow Professional Drivers to enhance their skills and move up through the ranks in their profession.

Ritchies Training Centre Ltd offers high quality training for both practical and theory activities keeping up with industry and legislation with almost the latest equipment being used. This gives the learner the best opportunities to experience and gain knowledge on common industry equipment however the centre has a range of other training and assessment facilities for Fork Lift Truck, Construction plant, Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and ADR qualifications which are all taught to a high standard.