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Welcome to Construction Skills College

Construction Skills College is approved to deliver the following accredited training courses which are aimed at people with little or no previous experience.

Plastering and Rendering courses 
Plumbing and Heating courses 
Wall & Floor tiling courses 
Electrical courses 
Carpentry courses 
Kitchen Fitting courses 
Bricklaying courses 
Green deal courses   

If you are leaving the armed forces we have a number of courses available which are approved for ELC funding.  Details of the courses can be found at the following link

ELC Approved Courses for Armed Forces Service Leavers - Click here

We are experienced in re-training armed forces service leavers and we offer level 3 accredited ELC courses which enable you to choose the trades you wish to study.

We only employ experienced tradespeople to teach at our college to ensure that all of your questions are answered and you are being taught the actual skills needed to complete work away from our centre.  Our tutors will also give your their contact details so if you need any help or advice you can give them a call.

... very good trade practices are being taught & demonstrated by the centre staff & fully supported by very good theory being taught to the candidates ... the quality of the candidates work continues to be at a high level which will certainly help any candidate seeking full time employment in the construction industry, well done to all candidates & centre staff.  Extract from City & Guilds External Verifier Report.

Benefits of learning a trade with us are:

  • You will learn the trades that you came here to learn.  We are confident in our success in your success.
  • You are taught by experinced tradespeople with a passion for passing on their skills.   They are here because they enjoy teaching people and everyone at Construction Skills College will support you to achieve your goals - both in the centre and after completing your course.
  • You will be fully supported after you have completed your course so that you are confident in using your trade skills to complete work.   We have supported many people like yourself to change careers and use their new skills.
  • You will have all tools and materials provided throughout your training so you don't need to buy/provide anything.
  • You will have free access to business start-up support.
  • You have the option of attending courses with accredited certificates.  We can take you from no experience to NVQ qualified.
  • You will train in generous sized realistic training bays and some courses even include training within domestic properties.  Please check out our pictures and videos to see the size of the bays you work in. 
  • Our courses are very intensive, very practical based and very rewarding.  You will be amazed at how much you will learn in the time youare with us and that is because Construction Skills College have been doing this for 10 years and our tutors have many, many more years experience than this in the trades.
  • You will feel proud of what you have achieved, that you did it.  


Our centre is accredited by City & Guilds, Cskills, Open College Network, British Plumbers Employment Council (BPEC), OCR, Highfield and EAL and our centre is approved by The Tile Association (TTA) as an associated tiling training centre.   Construction Skills College is also accredited to the Matrix Standard which is in recognition of the high standard of information, advice and guidance we provide. 


B&Q have chosen to partner with Construction Skills College

Construction Skills College is proud to be working in partnership with B&Q.  For more information, please click here.

"Construction Skills have delivered exceptional training and support ... because of this we work very closely together " B&Q Training Manager


A number of our courses now include training within domestic properties, details can be found within the course listings for our plastering courses and electrical courses.  We regularly review our courses to ensure that they meet the needs of our those that attend our course and that they meet what is needed within the industry.  This is why we no offer training within a dometic property for plastering and electrical installations.  We believe that this training is invaluable when using the skills after you have left the centre.  If you wish to become a plasterer or a domestic electrical installer it is ideal that your training involves completing work in a real house which is off site.


Whatever your reasons for wishing to learn a trade you will find Construction Skills College the ideal professional, friendly, supportive environment you need to help you achieve your aims.  Full support is available after you have completed your course, your tutor is only a phone call away and will help you with any questions you have relating to what was covered on your course.


We welcome you to visit our training centre at anytime to view the facilities, speak with a tutor and speak with current learners and view the work they have completed.  If possible it is more beneficial if you attend towards the end of a course as you will be able to see the standard of work that has been acheived and I am sure that if someone was not happy with the training they had received they would tell you (when you visit you are free to talk with current learners).  So whether you wish to become a plasterer, domestic installer, qualified electrian, tiler, plumbing, gas engineer, green deal advisor, domestic energy assessor, carpenter, kitchen fitting, bricklayer, painter and decorator then we have the courses for you.


We are based in the Midlands and close to major motorways, train stations and airports.  Local accommodation is available at a reduced rate and we can advice and/or arrange this if you wish.   People not only travel from throughout the UK, including Manchester, Kent, South Shields, Liverpool, North East, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Scotland, North Wales, Leeds, Derby, West Midlands, Bristol and the North West to attend our plastering, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying and electrical courses but we have had people fly in from Ireland, France, Spain, Canary Islands, Germany and Australia.   We are definitely worth travelling to - you are investing in your future. 

Our training centre in Stoke-on-Trent has approx 10,000 square feet of purpose built training facilities and our centre in Wolverhampton is approx 3,000 square feet.


The courses on offer are ideal to help you achieve your aims be they:

  • You may be an experienced trades person wishing to add new skills to your portfolio or needing to achieve relevant qualifications, or
  • You may be interested in a career change or wish to earn an additional income and have no previous experience, or
  • You may be facing redundancy and need to re-train to start a new career, or
  • You may be part of an organisation who wish to train their staff to increase confidence and build a multi skilled workforce, or
  • You wish to learn a trade to enable you to complete work of a high standard on your own property or for family members

Whatever your reason for attending one of our courses you can be sure that you will be given the correct advice on the best course for your plans, you will receive excellent tuition in purpose built training bays and delivered by experienced tradespeople who are approved to deliver training course by City & Guilds and you will also receive full support whilst you are with us and at anytime afterwards.  We are here to help you succeed and we will do everything we can to ensure that you do.


If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact the centre on 01782 837007 or contact via email at


If you have any suggestions for courses that we do not currently offer please feel free to contact the centre via email or telephone.