Armed Forces ELC Funded Courses

gent who completed ELC training and set up own business

Learner Reviews

I believe that my decision to attend the Construction Skills College was the right decision. I achieved everything that I wanted to and more. I thank everyone at the college for making my time thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding.
John Nutt, 6 week ELC Course
You are welcome to visit our centre at any time to see one of our excellent ELC funded courses in action and see the brilliant work our students will be doing and have a chat to them about what they think of the course.


Courses available to suit both levels of funding

££2500 or £1750inc VAT
  • To suit £2000 or £1000 of available funding
  • ELC / ELCAS Approved
  • Regular Start Dates

Benefits of learning a trade with us

  • We are a training centre which is accredited by City & Guilds, Cskills, BPEC, NOCN, Open College Network West Midlands, The Tile Association, HABC and is registered on the National Career Service website

  • You will learn the trades that you came here to learn. We are confident in our success in your success. This is helped by the size of the bays you learn in. Please take the time to compare the size of our bays to those at other centres as some have really small training bays.
  • You will be fully supported after you have completed your course so that you are confident in using your trade skills to complete work. We have supported many people like yourself to change careers and use their new skills.
  • You will have all tools and materials provided throughout your training so you don’t need to buy/provide anything.
  • You will receive Level 3 accredited, MoD & ELC approved certificates for all trades that you complete at our centre.
  • You will feel proud of what you have achieved, that you did it.
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City & Guilds Courses
… very good trade practices are being taught & demonstrated by the centre staff & fully supported by very good theory being taught to the candidates … the quality of the candidates work continues to be at a high level which will certainly help any candidate seeking full time employment in the construction industry, well done to all candidates & centre staff.

You choose the trades you want to learn.

We know that not everyone wants to study the same subject areas which is why we offer ELC approved packages that allow you to choose the trades you want to study.  When you successfully complete your training you will receive a level 3 certificate relating to ALL of the trades that you study.

Flexible start and end dates.

We have courses starting throughout the year and you can attend courses in a block or split them over a period of time to suit you. Please feel free to contact Donna on 01782 837007 or via or and she will work with you to plan course contents and dates.

We are here to help you succeed.

Construction Skills College are committed to ensuring you succeed and each course is taught by trade specific, time served tradespeople who are still on the tools.

At the end of each course you receive direct contact details of all tutors so you can call them whenever you may need support. Learners who have completed courses with us have said this is invaluable and gives you the confidence to use the skills away from the centre.

Courtney Ray who completed a course with us using ELC funding added ‘The course was very hands-on and you are always learning and practicing your skills, skills that you need to complete jobs for customers.  It can be very daunting planning to learn a trade and start your own business but it is very rewarding when you complete a job and your customer is happy and you are getting work on a regular basis”.  

Simon Day used his ELC funding to retrain:

“Using the property development skills taught during my time at Construction Skills College enabled me to completely renovate a damp, mouldy and unloved property into a contemporary family home. Completing all the plumbing, tiling, bathroom fitting, minor structural works and decorating myself, the College gave me the confidence and practical know-how to work beyond the course content.

This was down to the professionalism and dedication of the instructors who devoted their time to ensure everyone developed at their own pace whilst stretching those with a particular skill.

Now on the market and with the first viewings this week, I am expecting to make a £20,000 profit for my 3 months renovation work. This profit and equity from the sale will be funding my next purchase so onwards and upwards.”

Simon Day, ELC funded learner

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Customer Feedback

Below are a few videos of people giving feedback after our courses.  All attendees complete feedback forms which are individually reviewed and comments from these can be viewed via the link on this page.

We are confident in your success.

We have many many years experience re-training people who are looking at learning a new skill to change careers. We have been selected for two visits from MP’s due to the work we have done retraining people facing redundancy and we have contracts with MoD, B&Q + have MATRIX accreditation and approval from a number of awarding bodies. We know what we are doing and we know what you can do