Construction Courses

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Are you interested in starting a career in construction? Maybe you’re looking to learn new skills to use at work or home?

We offer a range of construction courses at our Construction Training Centre on Fleet Lane, Parr including our Fast-track to Apprenticeships Course and a selection of free short courses for people aged 19+.

Construction Apprenticeships

If you’re 16 - 24 you can prepare yourself for a career in the construction industry with our Traineeship in Manual Skills.

On this course you will:

  • Study for exciting modules based on your career goals, with Construction, Warehousing or Manufacturing to choose from
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Receive a nationally recognised Health and Safety qualification from the British Safety Council
  • Complete valuable work experience with a relevant, local employer

We will also help you to write a CV, apply for jobs or Apprenticeships with local businesses we are working with and help you prepare for interviews.

For more information call our Construction Training Centre on 01744 737286 or email

FREE Short Construction Courses

We run a range of short construction courses for anyone aged 19+, these courses are suitable for beginners looking to learn new skills or those experienced in Construction who want to refresh their existing skills.

Courses include:

Construction Skills Taster Day

Our one day taster courses will give a practical taster experience into a cross section of construction trades including:

  • Painting
  • Decorating
  • Home Improvements

If you like what you learn on the taster day you could progress onto our Basic Construction course.

For more information on our next taster day, call Starting Point on 01744 698800

Basic Construction

Our Basic Construction Skills course provides a range of practical skills including: joinery, plastering, painting and decorating. The course is delivered over two weeks.

On successful completion of the course you can also apply for a free CSCS card, required to work on most construction sites.

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Producing a Timber Product
  • Developing Plastering Home Improvement Skills
  • Developing Construction Painting Skills
  • Developing Construction Decorating Skills

For more information about any of our construction courses, including course start dates, contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email
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