We are a training facility who specialise in the construction sector and health and safety. Located in Baylham just outside of Ipswich, we have 17 years of construction sector training experience. We also boast a full working warehouse for forklift training and plenty of indoor and outside space for our other training courses all of which are accredited by national awarding bodies such as Pearson, NOCN and CITB. Our students enjoy coming to our facilities, saying that we are different from school and we feel more like being in a working environment.
While we run roofing apprenticeships for post 16 students, for our younger students (14 -16) we are able to provide a variety of options from a few weeks to a couple of years. We normally partner with a school or pupil referral unit and take small groups of 6 students. We find this group size works well both in terms of student interaction and our health and safety commitments to keeping our young people safe while teaching them trades such as carpentry, brick-laying and roofing.
We offer the BTEC First in Construction and the Built Environment which runs over the course of 1 year and is equivalent to a GCSE at level 1 or 2. This course covers 4 modules, each looking at a different aspect of construction from technical drawing to practical skills and environmental concerns. With 3 coursework based units, we are proud to say that our latest cohort achieved 100% success rate in their external exam.
We also run shorter programmes such as our BTEC Awards and Certificates, accredited by Pearson. These courses are modular and can build unit by unit, meaning that students can start by completing two units over 10 days, one health and safety and one trade short course to gain the level 1 award. If the students and school want to continue, they can bolt on extra modules of different trade skills to achieve the certificate in construction rather than the award.
We are accredited to teach and assess functional skills and employability in addition to our construction awards.
This provider was Quality Assured in 2019 and is now an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.