An exciting new addition to the existing training facilities at Colchester Institute’s Clacton Campus, the centre will provide a range of benefits to support local economic growth. In an initiative supported by Essex County Council and sponsored by Phelan Construction, the Construction Skills Centre will deliver unique construction trade programmes specifically for adult learners in the Tendring District; providing direct support to local businesses, including growing the talent pool of local skilled labour.
The centre will deliver construction skills programmes for adult learners in the Tendring District, providing a range of benefits to support local economic growth including.
- Training opportunities in a variety of construction trades including plastering and tiling.
- Industry-relevant City & Guilds qualifications
- Opportunity to gain CSCS card
The centre will enable the college to train hundreds more adults and young people for careers in the construction industry. Adult students already employed in relevant industries will benefit from the facilities through training organised for employers which in the past they may have had to travel some distance to access. Industry standard equipment will ensure that students receive the vital practical training – as well as the right qualifications to start successful careers, which include traditional City and Guilds.
Colchester Institute is offering the opportunity to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to start a career in the following construction trades: bricklaying, plastering and wall and floor tiling.
With a high demand for construction skills in the region, there are strong opportunities to access high earning jobs in the industry.
Taking place at the new Construction Skills Centre at our Clacton Campus, the flexible mode of study allows candidates to access training around current employment or commitments.
Who are these qualifications for?
Suitable for individuals of any age who are wanting an introduction into these construction trades and to gain skills in those areas, and perhaps to decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in, these qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry.
Covering essential skills, these qualifications are also suitable for budding DIY enthusiasts and those looking to undertake home improvements themselves to a professional standard.
For those with existing knowledge or in need of a refresher, this level builds upon your introductory knowledge and experience, allowing you to further develop your skills in the various trades.
No previous knowledge or experience is required.
Opportunity to gain CSCS Card
Undertaking the CSCS Green Card alongside the City & Guilds qualification can help you gain opportunities on site as a labourer, to further develop skills in the industry.
Browse through the menu below to find out more about each trade.