About Us

Who We Are

Trades Apprenticeship Prep Academy (TAP) was founded upon the realization that there is a lack of awareness of educational resources, guidance and supports avaialble for students in apprenticeship trades.

TAP recognizes that individuals aspiring to achieve their Red Seal designation need guidance and support in order to achieve in-demand skills and certification. TAP believes in providing for its students by providing additional interactive support that will help them to succeed in the exams they are writing or courses they are already enrolled in as they strive for a career as a trades professional

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to work with provincial trades governing bodies to  provide all Automotive trades apprentices the support they need to achieve their potential and have a rewarding career in the automotive trades sector.
Our mission is to provide trades apprentices with the knowledge, guidance, training and support for a variety of challenge exams in order to ensure that they achieve their certification goals and acquire the certification acknowledgement of the full value of their skills and be rewarded both financially and personally.

Courses and Support Services

Refresher Courses

We have created the most comprehensive refresher courses for all levels of automotive service technician apprentices. What makes our refresher courses stand out from all others is our unique learning system program which is based on 3 factors Practice – Understand – Master.

Practice
Our interactive game-based courses provide visual interactive simulated practice modules for practicing a skill set, if you practice enough, you will understand, rather than just memorizing.

Understand
By visually seeing the interactive domo’s and seeing how process should be to complete a job, it makes it easier not just to memorize but to understand the chosen skill-set. Students can test themselves after each module by taking a mini test of 20 questions (taken from a pool of thousands of questions), which can be retaken as many times as needed, until they are satisfied that they have mastered the component and then move on to the next module.

Master
Once you have gone thru all the modules for your selected course, you can take the full sample challenge test questions you may see on your exam, by just clicking on the “Test Centre” tab on the menu of our website and take the test

Mini Tests and Full Tests – We have included a complete set of credits to allow the student to take all the mini tests and one full test,  additional sample tests are available if required for a nominal fee. Our tests are randomized from thousands of questions in our database, so taking the test again will generate different questions, you can retake the test as many times as you like.

Features

  • We have made our course modules to be short (5-10 mins each)
  • Easy to follow and understand
  • Interactive game-based modules
  • Accessible from any device anytime

Course Offerings 
We at TAP  have taken our time to research to prepare and give you all the knowledge & support to successfully challenge all certification levels leading up to Red Seal / Journeyman. We currently offer Refreshers for all levels of apprentices, new immigrants and uncertified experienced mechanics.

  • Refresher Courses (3 month licence)
    LEVEL 1 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Challenge Refresher Course
  • LEVEL 2 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Challenge Refresher Course – (Essentials) Level 2 only
  • LEVEL 2 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Challenge Refresher Course – (Complete) Levels 1 & 2
  • LEVEL 3 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Challenge Refresher Course – (Essentials) Level 3 only
  • LEVEL 3 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Challenge Refresher Course – (complete) Level 1+ 2+ 3
  • LEVEL 4 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Challenge Refresher Course – (Essentials) Level 4/RS only
  • LEVEL 4 – Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Challenge Refresher Course – (Complete) Levels 1+2+3+4/R

Automotive Service Technician Skills Training Courses (Full) (1 Year Licence)
Automotive Service Technician – Essential Skills Training (1 Year Licence)
Automotive Service Technician – Advanced Skills Training (1 Year Licence)
Automotive Diesel Technician – Intermediate Skills Training 
(1 Year Licence)
Electric Vehicle / Hybrids – Intermediate to Advanced Skills Training

Specialized Mini Courses (6 month Licence)
Engine Management & Work Order Simulator Assignments

See how it works

Full Automotive Skills Training Courses
We also offer several full skills training courses all with game-based interactive modules, the three levels of skills training we offer are:

  1. Automotive Service Technician – Essential Skills Training (1 year Licence)
  2. Automotive Service Technician – Advanced Skills Training (1 year Licence)
  3. Automotive Diesel Technician – Intermediate Level Skills Training (1 year Licence)
  4. Automotive Service Technician – Specialist – Electric Motor (EV) & Hybrids (1 year Licence)
  5. Engine Management & Work Order Simulator lessons (6 month Licence)

For More information, please watch the demo videos on home page for appropriate courses

Apprenticeship Support Centre

This department provides guidance and support for all levels of apprentices wanting to achieve their “RED SEAL” certification We currently offer our services for “Automotive Service Apprentice Technicians” with:

  1. Assisting them register with their governing trades bodies
  2. Providing them “Sponsorship Support
  3. Assisting apprentices with government grants (both Fed and Provincial)
  4. Assist them get registered to write their “Certification Challenge” exam
  5. Using the latest technology, provide interactive game-based refresher courses
  6. We also provide with the courses, sample challenge exam type questions, so they can test their knowledge base before writing the exam
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