About Us

Welcome To Construction Skills College

Construction Skills College was formed in 2004 and we are accredited by City & Guilds, CITB / Cskills, Open College Network West Midlands, NOCN, Open Awards, OCR, HABC, we are an approved CSCS Health, Safety and Environmental test centre and our college is approved by The Tile Association (TTA).  We are also on the government register of training organisations (ROTO) for the delivery of education and training services.

Our expertise is in delivering excellent construction training and over the last 10 years we have provided training to 1000’s of people who wanted to learn a new skill because either: they wanted a career change, they were facing redundancy, they wanted to supplement their existing income, they wanted to add new skills to their portfolio or they wanted to complete projects on their own properties.

Who Are Construction Skills College

Construction Skills College aim to challenge peoples expectations of learning by delivering training courses which are: inspiring and motivating, that engage and involve people who attend, developing and installing confidence, skills and knowledge to meet the needs of learners, employers and the community.

  • Our learners are our priority
  • Our staff are valued
  • Our partnerships are valued
  • We strive to continuously improve
  • We offer value for money
  • Our training is designed to satisfy market needs
  • Our organisation is flexible to meet the needs of learners, partners and market needs
  • We are proud to promote British Values
At Construction Skills College we have very high expectations for our own performance and we strive to exceed your expectations and ensure that you get as much out of attending our courses as possible.

  • We aim for 100% of our learners to attend a course which is suitable for their individual aims.
  • We want everyone who attends a course with us to complete it. We appreciate that your circumstances can change and we will do our best to support you throughout.
  • We want everyone who completes our courses to pass all assessments. Again we will do our best to support you to achieve this.
  • We want as many people as possible to use the skills their learn with us when they have left our course.
  • We will continue to support you after you have completed your training with us and your tutor is only a telephone call away.
  • We want everyone to recommend our courses to others. We ask all learners to complete feedback forms we act on the feedback you give us to enable us to improve the courses as much as possible.

When you attend a course at our training centre you are surrounded by other learners who want to be here, who want to learn and you are taught by experienced tradespeople who want to pass their knowledge on.

Plastering Courses
Plumbing Courses
Tiling Courses
Carpentry Courses
Kitchen Fitting Courses
Bricklaying Courses
Electrical Domestic Installer Courses

The above courses are suitable for beginners. We are also able to assess experienced tradespeople for NVQs and can design bespoke courses.

Our Experience in Delivering Training Includes

We deliver training to individual people who are looking at learning a trade either for:

  • A total change of career
  • To supplement their income by working alongside their current job.  This is the ideal option to you have the security of the income from your current job whilst you build your customer base and increase your speed and confidence in your chosen trade.  Once you have built a customer base you can then make the decision to turn your part-time job into your full-time job
  • To complete work on their own properties
  • To learn extra skills to support their current job, for example, we train existing tradespeople in additional trades which allows them to offer more to their customers

Finance packages are now available to pay for a number of our training courses.

Construction Skills College deliver MoD ELCAS approved courses to armed forces service leavers. We are also a preferred supplier to the Career Transition Partnership.
Construction Skills College provided training to around 1000 people who were being made redundant across the whole of the West Midlands. The following reference highlights the excellent training we provided. reference from Better West Midlands

As referred two within the reference on two occasions our training centre was selected for ministerial visits where Members of Parliament attended our centre to speak directly to our leaners and tutors. On each occasion the minister and their group were impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of those present.

Construction Skills College have worked with B&Q for many years. During this time we have delivered training to their staff on products sold in store and how to complete projects related to plastering, plumbing, bathroom installations, tiling, electrical installations, carpentry, flooring, decking, painting and decoration, bricklaying and kitchen and bedroom installations.

We were also selected as the only training provider to deliver training to approx 1,800 B&Q staff across 52 stores throughout the UK and Ireland in relation to their new tiling range. This training was to give staff the knowledge and confidence to advice customers of selecting the correct tiles to use for their individual requirements including natural stone tiles, to advice on the correct sealers, adhesives, grouts and cleaners and we also delivered training sessions to B&Q staff on how to complete tiling projects.

“Construction Skills have delivered exceptional training and support … because of this we work very closely together ” B&Q Training Manager

Our training centre in Willenhall, West Midlands is used to deliver training via our partnership with local Job Centre’s and during the last full academic year 38% of unemployed people who attended a course with us progressed into employment.

Our company is on the government register of training organisations for the delivery of education and training services. To be listed on this register we needed to pass their due diligence assessment.

Please note that our Willenhall centre is used for only job centre training.  All other training is completed at our Stoke-on-Trent centre.

Construction Skills College has designed and delivered bespoke training courses to a number of housing associations and builders both at our premises and at their void properties.

We are also supporting local tradespeople to gain relevant accredited trade qualifications.

Construction Skills College received a certificate of thanks for the training provided to union members from Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC

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