Welcome to ILP Education & Training Ltd (Onsite Education) ILP's name was derived from the words Innovative Learning Programme and this still reflects our intent to deliver education and training in a way that suits the clients needs and aspirations. Registered as a private training establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments.
ILP Education & Training Ltd (ILP) is a PTE established in 1992 in Taranaki with further accredited sites in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Taupo. The primary focus for ILP has been the training of those wishing to enter or up skill within the primary production areas of Agriculture and Horticulture. Training in the Horticulture strand of Viticulture has become over the past five years a clearly identified specialised strength of ILP.
Branded as Onsite Education in 2003 to reflect ILP’s ethos of providing relevant and quality training where it is required. In 2002 ILP was approached by the Horticulture ITO to establish and deliver a training programme to the Vineyard workers in Blenheim and those about to enter the industry as there were no programmes being offered by local Marlborough providers.
Horticulture training is concentrated on the Viticulture strand, with on average 70 Domestic students annually enrolled on the National Certificate in Horticulture Level 4 Advanced Viticulture programme.
The delivery by Onsite Education of the viticulture programme has extensive industry support and has continued to develop since its inception in 2002. The viticulture programme has become a highly recognised measure of vineyard workers capabilities, particularly within the Marlborough region although this is now expanding to the Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Nelson areas.
All members of the tutorial team have attained managerial positions within the Viticulture or Agriculture industries both nationally and globally which, combined with relevant industry Degrees has ensured that our students are receiving relevant and quality industry training. ILP has a special character which can be identified through;
The delivery of the majority of training programmes is as evening classes which allows the students to remain in the workplace and up skill simultaneously. This has proven to be the preference of the Viticulture industry in particular. Tutors have sound relationships with employers of students and are welcomed into the vineyard to assess practical units.
Students wishing to enter the workplace are offered opportunities to meet with potential employers as ILP has an extensive database of Agriculture and Viticulture growers and Vineyards and all sites are constantly being advised of positions available within the industry. Often employers are directly contacting ILP to advise of upcoming positions and requesting these vacancies be notified to the students.
Liaison with the Agriculture and Horticulture industries on a regular basis is highly important to the ongoing viability and relevance of training programmes and ILP ensures that maintaining this industry contact is regular and ongoing.
The special character of ILP embodies the Government priority of:
“Increasing the achievement of advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications to meet regional and industry needs”.