Skills Academy for Construction

Skills Academy for Construction


This 3000 square metre facility is home to all our construction trade courses such as plumbing, electrical installation, painting & decorating and plastering with dedicated areas for each trade as well as a modern café.

The Academy also houses a 14-16 Skills and Enterprise centre for school pupils wishing to take a practical vocational course.

A new £7.5million extension has just opened, providing a 50,000 sq ft state-of-the-art training facility, set to be one of the most innovative of its kind in the region.

The facility ensures students and construction industry employers can further benefit from the college's experience in delivering specialist training in green and renewable energy technologies.

These include solar photovoltaic, solar heating, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, heat pumps, biomass and combined heat and power training - all designed to enable the wider construction industry to gain new skills to remain competitive.