Working at Height

At 16m (52ft) high, the new Training Tower and Enclosed Space Simulator will enable CI Business Solutions at Colchester Institute to deliver mandatory training qualifications to support regional growth sectors including telecommunications, rail, energy, utilities and general construction and engineering.

The College is only the second in the country to achieve City and Guilds accreditation for Working at Height & Tower Rescue programmes and last year we made the strategic decision to invest in this equipment to support a wide range of local and regional businesses in a number of industry sectors.

City & Guilds

Working at Height Training Courses
Level 2 Award in Working at HeightTower Rescue
Level 2 Award in Working at HeightTower and Mast Climbing
Working at Height Bespoke Training Courses
We are really excited about the opportunity to develop bespoke and custom training packages to complement our existing portfolio of employer focused programmes. The training tower is available for use by businesses and community groups alike, ranging from team building activities, providing an opportunity for team building activities, personal development or bespoke training for staff who will be working at height in a wide range of industry contexts.

CI Business Solutions can offer bespoke Working at Height programmes, delivering the required level of theory and/or practical training to meet the needs of individual organisations and their staff, for example:

  • Working at Height & Work Restraints – one day combined theory and practical programme
  • Working at Height – Harness & Lanyards – half-day classroom based
  • Working at Height – Writing Risk Assessments, Method Statements & Rescue Plans – one day classroom based
  • Competent Climber – one day combined theory and practical programme


PASMA / IPAF Working at Height training

A range of PASMA and IPAF accredited course are also available. These courses provide industry recognised competency certificates to all successful candidates on the safe use of mobile access towers and other powered access equipment.

Confined Spaces Training

Confined Spaces training courses will be available in 2016.

For more information on our Working at Height training courses please contact CI Business Solutions at Colchester Institute on (01206) 712727 or email businsess.solutions@colchester.ac.uk and speak to one of our Business Training Advisors.