Training that empowers and protects your team, engages the community, and drives value for your business.

Our Approach

Our Approach

At The Skills Centre, we believe in collaboration.

Work with us to build a training plan that empowers and protects your team, engages the community, and drives value for your business. Our collaborative approach ensures that the training we provide is tailored to your specific business requirements and site development schedule.

When enrolling your learners, we take the time to understand their individual needs and provide comprehensive advice, guidance, and support to help them achieve their best outcome. We combine innovative training methods with state-of-the-art facilities, site experiences and experienced tutors, offering a comprehensive learning experience.

Employer-led Design

As an employer-led, construction training and apprenticeship provider, our courses are built to benefit both companies and individuals looking to expand their skills and gain accreditations.

Delivered through our training centres we provide a whole host of qualifications and services ranging from NVQs, Apprenticeships, Pre-employment programmes, CSCS Test and H&S training.


Pre-employment programmes

We work with employers to develop targeted pre-employment programmes that attract local people looking to start a career in construction.

If you're interested in supporting a pre-employment programme on or near one of your developments, please get in touch or learn more here.



We tailor our apprenticeships to meet the unique demands of each organisation and offer a flexible approach to learning that benefits both the learner and the employer.

We currently specialise in Groundwork, Formwork, Steel-fixing, Highways Maintenance and Dry Lining.

Get in touch to learn more.


Site Safety Plus

We offer both funded SSSTS and SMSTS training in The West Midlands and London, and commercial programmes across the UK.

Learn more here.


Level 2-7 NVQs

Flexible NVQ training that works for your team.

Funding is available through The Skills Centre for Level 2 & 3 NVQs across the UK, and our expert team can support you with your CITB levy return.

Ask us about our NVQ Roadshow to boost enrolments on your live sites!

See our range of NVQ Qualifications here.


Short Courses & CSCS Tests

As a CITB approved training organisation, we offer a range of short and online health and safety courses.

We also run three CSCS Test Centres in South, East and West London which can be booked via our website.

Learn more here.


1-2-1 Mentoring:

To help improve retention across the industry, The Skills Centre provides 1-2-1 mentoring for individuals across England who have just started their careers, fully funded by the CITB and West Midlands Combined Authority.

Get in touch for more information.


Bespoke Programmes and Consultancy

If your business needs are not met by our current offering, we will work with you to design, fund, and deliver a programme that works.

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Creating Value for Your Business

To help you build a competent and skilled workforce, The Skills Centre can provide access to funding across the UK for pre-employment, pre-apprenticeship, Site Safety Plus, and NVQ levels 2 & 3.

We are a CITB approved provider and can provide support and guidance for maximising your CITB levy returns as well as navigating the apprenticeship levy.

Additionally, as a CITB England Construction Opportunities provider, we provide 1-2-1 support to your new joiners, improving your retention at no additional cost to your business.

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Other Ways to Get Involved

At The Skills Centre, we value employer input throughout the training process.

We run regular working groups and research projects to ensure our training offer continues to meet the needs of the industry, and always welcome new employers to join these events.

We also provide workshops, talks, and mock interviews for learners on our pre-employment programmes and are always on the lookout for new employers to share their insights and experiences with our students.

Finally, we hold regular employment and apprenticeship fairs at our centres, and welcome any vacancies you may have to share with our learners and wider communities.

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We strive to ensure Elephant Park makes a positive contribution to the local community through jobs & training opportunities & proud of the impact The Skills Centre has had in supporting this ambition Kristy Lansdown (Project Director - Lendlease)

Why recruit an apprentice?

We work closely with local organisations to provide a managed apprenticeship service. By recruiting apprentices through The Skills Centre, you’ll be able to shape new employees and secure a pipeline of future talent for your business.

With a range of apprenticeship programmes available, we tailor or training to equip apprentices with the skills your business needs most.

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Apprenticeship levy

Our management team has the expertise to navigate you through the apprenticeship levy. Developing a unique strategy for your company, we ensure that you get the most out of your investment.

We spend a lot of time helping business get the most out of their levy pot.

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Our Partners

Our collaborative partners support our work with local employers and local communities to help us to support people into sustainable jobs.