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Construction Training Courses

Construction Training Courses

With the construction industry built up of numerous sectors, knowing which training is essential for each sector can be difficult. However, this blog looks at the many construction training courses often required in the majority of construction sectors.

Standard construction training courses

Abrasive Wheels

  • Under the Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act,1974. It is essential that anyone that fits abrasive wheels or uses equipment fitted with abrasive wheels needs to take the abrasive wheels course.

Asbestos Awareness

  • Employers must provide training for any employees that could disturb asbestos during their everyday work, this also includes supervisors. To ensure everyone is working safely and competently without causing risks to themselves or others.

Confined Spaces

  • The course aims to enable a person to enter, work in and exit a Confined Space safely and competently.

First Aid

  • This course provides sound knowledge and understanding of approved procedures and techniques. To provide the learner with skills to competently carry out first aid duties including: what to do when confronted with illness and injury.

Harness & Lanyard Awareness

  • This course provides essential Harness safety training to ensure that anyone wearing a harness can do so safely and in the correct manner. Learners will also achieve an understanding of the regulations regarding selection, use and inspection of harnesses. Using harness and lanyard in correctly can have devastating consequences.

Health & Safety Awareness

  • This course covers a wide variety of general site and personal health and safety requirements including working at heights, manual handling, fire prevention, work equipment, occupational health. Workplace transport and asbestos.


  • Designed for Powered Access scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms.
  • The course aims to provide you with an understanding of the need for accident prevention, safe operational procedures, emergency descent operations and the responsibilities of the employers and employees

Manual Handling

“Manual Handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries”- HSE, 2020

  • This course provides knowledge and understanding on legislation involved with manual handling and provides demonstration and understanding on the correct and safe techniques to use to reduce the risk of injuries including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

Mental Health First Aid

Male construction workers are almost three times more likely to take their own life than the national male average. 13.2% of the recorded 13,232 suicides by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) were construction workers. For more information check out our blog here “Mental Health First Aiders, why does our industry need you?”

  • We have a few courses addressing Mental health, firstly our 2 day course is available for anyone that would like to become a certified mental health first aider. This role requires you to be the first point of call when someone is struggling with their mental health.
  • We also have a mental health course that starts the conversation around mental health. Addressing signs and symptoms so that everyone in the workforce can check their own well-being and support the people around them. Often the construction industry is seen as a ‘macho’ setting, making it more difficult for people to open up about their struggles in fear of feeling weak. This course shows that struggling with mental is not a sign of weakness.


  • This course aims to enable operatives to learn the skills to correctly and safely assemble, check, move and dismantle access equipment competently and gain a level of knowledge regarding regulations and law.

SMSTS (CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme)

  • This course is aimed at project managers, site managers and supervisors as well as proprietors of small to medium sized companies. In addition, this qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as evidence of meeting the required standard of competence.
  • This course aims to give an understanding of delegates’ responsibilities and accountability for site safety, health and welfare and current health and safety legislation.

SSSTS (CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme)

  • Designed for first line managers or anyone with supervisory duties. Explaining the individual’s legal and moral responsibilities. Provides guidance in monitoring safety practices of operatives.
  • Any supervisor working on any Major Contractors Group (MCG) and UKCG site must attend this course.

 Construction Qualifications

The following qualifications have been developed for delivery in a working environment. Therefore, you must be employed to study these qualifications.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

  • Designed to develop and recognise learners skills, knowledge and competence. Above all this qualification, allows you to work in Occupational Work Supervision role within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

Level 6 NVQ Diploma Construction Contracting Operations Management

  • Developed by CITB in conjunction with Training and Assessment Consultants Ltd and the DSA Ltd. Designed to address the issue of specialist managers & supervisors being unable to gather evidence required to gain the Level 6 S/NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management.
  • Specialist sector managers don’t manage the whole construction site. However, are responsible for managing work activities within their occupational area of the construction site. Above all the Level 6 S/NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations (CCO) – General is a more appropriate qualification. Managers receive the opportunity to gather the required work-based evidence from their projects to be assessed to gain the qualification and apply for the appropriate CSCS Managers card.

Level 7 NVQ Diploma Construction Senior Management

  • The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated competence in a real workplace environment. Therefore, providing individuals the opportunity to demonstrate their competence, working as managers within the construction and built environment.
  • The NVQ is a degree equivalent qualification and enables the learner to apply for a CSCS Black Card


For more information about any of the above construction training courses or qualification please contact us, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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