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+.

Fast-track to Apprenticeships

If you’re 16 - 24 you can prepare yourself for a career in the construction industry with our construction Fast-track to Apprenticeships course.

On this course you will:

  • Learn the basics of joinery, bricklaying, plastering, plumbing & tiling
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Gain a CSCS Health and Safety card allowing you to work in the trade
  • 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 Courses

We also run a range of free construction courses for anyone aged 19+. Courses include:

Construction Skills Taster Day

This one day taster course 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.

Basic Construction

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

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

Painting and Decorating

This six week course will take place one evening per week (Monday) from 6pm – 9pm.

You will gain BTEC Level 1 qualifications in Painting Skills and 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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