T.E.C.K (Teaching Educationally Creative Kids) LTD was founded on the 8th July 2015 by the owner and Managing Director Wayne Derbyshire. T.E.C.K had rented a room in the Community Centre and acquired a garage from EMH Homes who have helped and continue to support T.E.C.K throughout its years, which we are truly grateful for. T.E.C.K first started working with 5 Leicestershire Secondary Education and Inclusion Partnerships (SEIPS) where we offered bespoke vocational training programmes within the Motor Vehicle Industry T.E.C.K offered its provision to all the Schools and continued working with the Partnerships within the Leicestershire area.
In 2016 T.E.C.K became an approved IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) centre to deliver accredited Motor Vehicle Qualifications from Entry 3 to Level’s one, two and three. In August 2016 Wayne Derbyshire with DF Consultants, set up a charity called Innovation to Inspire Trust to work alongside T.E.C.K and continue to support its vital work with Alternative Education. T.E.C.K’s staff had grown from just Wayne Derbyshire to another full time Motor Vehicle Lecturer, Training Assistant and a Personal Assistant by October 2016.
T.E.C.K acquired its own premises next door to the Community Centre in February 2017. T.E.C.K’s Motorcycle Provision and new state of the art I.T classroom was set up. In September 2017 the staff size increased with another full time Motorcycle Lecturer and we also took on an Apprentice Technician which we chose to give the opportunity to one of our own learners, who attended our Motor Vehicle Alternative Training Provision in the previous year. We started our Motorcycle Provision in September 2017 and it proved to be a huge success with the number of learners increasing monthly.
In April of 2018 extensive building works took place in the new building to add two new classrooms, a recreational area, administration office and extend the Motorcycle Workshop. In April 2018 both the Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Provision merged into the one building and in January 2019 another full time Motor Vehicle Lecturer was employed.
In the summer of 2019 T.E.C.K expanded its Motor Vehicle Workshop increasing its capacity to accommodate more learners and was approached by County Hall to deliver Motor Vehicle Qualifications to Post 16 learners with an EHCP starting September 2020. T.E.C.K has around 78 learners that pass through its doors every week throughout the academic year delivering our Alternative Training Provision, Post 16 Training Provision and Special Schools Provision.
Our growing success over the years has been the support from everyone we work with and the dedication and diligence of all the staff along with the structure we have here at T.E.C.K in raising aspirations and fulfilling the true potential inside all of us.
Click to watch a short video on North West Leicestershire's successful funding for T.E.C.K
Councillor Gillard Visits T.E.C.K
Thursday 10th May 2018
Wayne Derbyshire with Councillor Gillard Wayne Derbyshire with Councillor Gillard
in T.E.C.K's Classroom in T.E.C.K's Workshop