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WMCA Mayor announces new plan to tackle unemployment

The Skills Centre and partners Berkeley Group (St Joseph) hosted West Midlands Mayor, Richard Parker, ahead of his announcement of a flagship plan to tackle youth unemployment in the region.


Grandfather Rights are ending - are you ready?

NVQsGrandfather rights (Industry Accreditation) are being phased out at the end of this year. Take a look at our Grandfather Rights FAQs and see how we can help you update your CSCS Card with the relevant NVQ.


We're open! New Earls Court Skills Centre to provide a base for construction and STEAMMM skills in west London

  • New Earls Court Skills Centre, delivered by a partnership between the Earls Court Development Company, Places for London and The Skills Centre, formally unveiled with ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • Centre delivered on the Earls Court development site, which has the potential to deliver 12,000 jobs and 2,000 construction jobs.
  • Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) announce their ambition to make the area a showcase for innovation and skills.

The Skills Centre Excels with Outstanding Ofsted Rating for Adult Learning Programmes

The Skills Centre achieves an exceptional "Outstanding" for Adult Learning Programmes and "Good" overall OFSTED rating. Specific recognition given for aligning skills with industry demands and fostering employability, while Rainscreen Cladding Bootcamp highlighted as a key strength.


UK Government’s biggest cladding funding scheme announced

One of the UK’s leading construction skills training companies, The Skills Centre, which is currently running specialist cladding skills bootcamps in London, welcomes the announcement that the UK government will be providing more funding for cladding removal.


The Skills Centre partners with the Greater London Authority to provide Green Skills Bootcamps

New bootcamp for much-needed rainscreen cladding skills kicks off in July


HS2 launches new construction apprenticeships

Jobseekers and career changers who want to work in construction are encouraged to register for a new two-week pre-employment programme that could lead to an apprenticeship with HS2’s construction partner, Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB).


New partnership will offer newly trained workers immediate access to local job opportunities

The Skills Centre has partnered with JobMatcha app to allow local employers immediate access to pre-qualified local workforce to meet current and future skills shortages

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