Construction Training Directory

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Whether you are looking for a course for yourself, wish to upskill your workforce or find an apprentice or trainee for your business – you’re in the right place!

Training Providers

If you don’t know which training provider you’d like to use, here are the people who can help you find suitable courses or apprenticeships for your business.

Morven is Business Development and Coordinator working within the Apprenticeship Team at Exeter College. As part of her role Morven is the single point of contact for any employer who is looking to work across any of the college’s Construction courses and programmes. “Being able to deliver a one stop shop for all employers out there who want to offer any opportunities in Construction is really important so please do get in touch to have a chat through any ways that we can help and support.”

Contact: Morv Maclean

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Emma Heady works on the Civil Engineering degree apprenticeship at the University of Exeter. Her key roles are attracting new businesses to partner with the University, recruiting apprentices to the programme, and relationship management with businesses once they have apprentices on-programme.

Contact: Emma Heady

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The Focus Training Group comprises four brands who consistently deliver exceptional quality apprenticeship and short course training across five dedicated centres in Bristol, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Redruth. The ethos of the company is: To realise every learners’ full potential by offering quality training to all who want to improve skills, qualifications and career prospects.

Contact: Josh Ridley

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Alberto Pitocco has worked within the education/construction sector for 6 years. Having started off his journey as an apprentice he is keen to support and engage with both applicants and employers to share his experience. Alberto is the Traineeship Manager at PGL Training and his specialist area is working with leyv/Non employers.

Contact: Alberto Pitocco

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Bicton College offers Land Based Engineering courses.

Contact: Scott Lawson

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South Devon College is recognised by employers and students alike as one of the top Further Education and Tertiary Colleges in England.   Our mission is to ‘Inspire our community through learning for all’ – We work with over 1000 employers and have over 1600 active apprentices on programme.

Our extensive and ever growing construction programmes offer our students the best possible start in their construction careers ranging from beginner levels all the way up to our degree level apprenticeships in Civil Engineering.  We are continually adding to our Higher Education programme ranges to suit the needs of our valued partners/employers.  We have just been awarded the gold accreditation ‘We Invest in Apprenticeships’ through Investors for People.

Contact: Sally Ellis

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Zoey Arthurs is the Head of Mid Devon Campus Development and is responsible for developing partnerships, building relationships and creating curriculum offers to support industry workforce planning needs.

Contact: Zoey Arthurs

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The Vistry Partnerships Skills Academy is an innovative programme designed to combat the nationwide skills shortage affecting the construction industry. Each Skills Academy comprises a 8 week training course designed to give learners basic theoretical and practical training on a ‘live’ construction site, as well as work experience placements, site visits and careers advice. Learners are based in an on-site classroom studying construction theory and completing practical demonstrations before spending time with Partnerships’ subcontractors to further develop their practical skills through work experience placements.

Contact: Josh Harris

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Hello, my name is Bradley Goldsworthy, and here at trans plant master train we have a vast wealth of experience, as well as a variety of courses and programmes to meet your Construction demands. We work with various Awarding Bodies and have been offering training locally and nationally for over 35 years within the South West. We are proud to be able to teach and instruct well over 50 different pieces of machinery/equipment, from 1 tonne dumper trucks to Cranes that can lift over 500 tonnes. We offer bespoke training and put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Contact: Brad Goldsworthy

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At Shared Apprenticeships, we do the heavy lifting for you. If you can’t commit for the full duration of an Apprenticeship, or don’t have the time or knowhow to recruit, employ, find college provision and mentor an apprentice but would like to help train one, we can help. Shared Apprenticeships employ Construction apprentices (both trade and technical) throughout the South West and ‘host’ them out to companies for agreed durations to suit their needs. Get in touch for more information.

Contact: John McColl

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Roy has worked for over 25 years with the construction industry mainly working with employees who are looking at gaining a talented skills work force. Roy, started in April 2021 in the role of Head of funding and Partnerships. The role works in-between the three sections of the company and helping signpost both employers, new entrants and people reinterring the workforce. If you have any questions regarding the Employer-Led approach, please email and arrange for a chat.

Contact: Roy Imeson

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Carol Goring is the Engagement Manager for the South West with The Learning Curve Group she has 7 years’ experience of engaging both employers and learners in funded skills programs to ensure brighter futures for her learners in addition to 10 years of direct recruitment for employers including specialising within technical construction roles.– My focus is on bridging the skills gaps within the construction and built environment by delivering employer lead key skills for the industry with Skills, Boot Camps, Apprenticeships, Flexible Learning and via its academies. Market leader Nationally by “transforming lives through learning”

Contact: Carol Goring

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Eat That Frog (ETF) is a local community interest company and our mission is to enable people to unlock or recognise their potential to contribute to the local community whilst overcoming or managing barriers in their life.  ETF have been delivering construction sector based work academy placements over the last 5 years. We worked with local construction employers to look at the gaps in recruitment and skills needed to work in the sector and identified that the main barrier to working in the sector was access to the CSCS card needed to work on site.   The two week sector based work academy programme offers people the opportunity to gain relevant industry qualifications including the CITB health and safety Test and card (CSCS card needed to work on site).  The programme explores career options and current opportunities in the construction sector and everyone will have the opportunity to interview with an industry employer boosting employability skills.  The programme also includes the opportunity to develop onsite practical skills in bricklaying and people are provided with PPE for use on site.  Colin who delivers the construction programme has previously worked in construction for 25 years and has also been involved with his own housing development projects.

Contact: Colin Dorling

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This directory has been brought to you from Building Greater Exeter in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Training Providers Network.

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