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‘Inspire a Generation’

Training Bursary for Construction Professionals

Building Greater Exeter, in collaboration with Exeter College have launched ‘Inspire a Generation’, an initiative which gives experienced construction professionals the opportunity to undertake training, funded by Building Greater Exeter, that not only offers a chance for them to upskill, but ultimately develop the wider construction workforce.

Now more than ever we need to ensure skills aren’t lost from the industry and are passed on to the future workforce. This opportunity encourages those with vast industry experience who might be looking to spend less time on site, to work with people in the first stages of their career, ensuring we capture the skills of our experienced workforce to inspire and skill future generations.

Building Greater Exeter are funding the course to assist individuals who are looking for a new challenge to complete an Award in Education and Training Level 3, alongside their full-time work.

Once qualified these individuals will be able to take their learnings back to their workplace and use their honed mentoring skills to coach those new to the trade.


INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING – Award in Education and Training Level 3

8 Weeks commencing tbc

The course will run every Wednesday.

Training will take place at Exeter College’s Construction Centre, Falcon House, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter.

This qualification is for those who want to teach or train. It is designed for both the training industry and post 16 education and covers the generic teaching skills that are required in becoming an effective teacher/trainer, equipping them to deliver education and training in any learning environment and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training.

The course is delivered by taught sessions, group activities, research and micro-teaching. The Candidate will be assessed on their practical skills and a portfolio of work built up throughout the course.

The subjects the course covers are:

  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (this unit will RPL to the level 4)
  • Inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  • Planning lessons and resources
  • Motivating learners
  • Assessment of learners and record keeping
  • Feedback for learning

The candidate will learn about relevant principles and theories and will reflect on how they can apply these in their specialist area.


The opportunity is open to individuals currently working in construction or with a construction background.

Where an applicant is currently employed, employers will be involved in the recruitment process in order to sanction time off for attendance at teaching sessions.

Candidates will need to have specialist occupational competence to a level 3 or above and will need to be able to organise written information clearly and coherently.


Applications are now open until the end of August 2022 and a briefing session will be held September/October, date tbc, for all participants.

To apply please send a one page document to include the following:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Current role
  • Area of expertise
  • Any relevant experience
  • What you could bring to this opportunity
  • Contact details

Please send to: Jennie Linzell, Building Greater Exeter Project Co-ordinator: by the end of August 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact: Lucinda Sanders at Exeter College: