“Building Heroes” – Free Skills Training for the Military Family.

Building Heroes is a charity providing free skills training to the entire Military family and support into employment

Our aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction.
The Building Heroes Foundation in Property Maintenance Programme delivers a free certified 5-week diploma course at a variety of colleges around the UK.

What will I learn?

Your training will include the following elements:

• Health safety and welfare in construction, including CSCS training and examination
• Brickwork, blockwork, rendering, plastering
• Painting and decorating, tiling
• Domestic plumbing
• Asbestos Awareness (either classroom or on-line learning and test)
• Carpentry/joinery
• Routine maintenance tasks (e.g. locks, guttering)

What are the qualifications?

The college will enrol you on a Level 1 qualification in Construction Skills. You will be assessed on a range of skills across the subjects studied. In addition, you will receive a Level 1 Health and Safety in the Construction Environment and your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, essential for working in the construction industry.

What happens after the course?

This will depend on your personal situation and your career ambitions. We aim to support you into a career in the building trades, whether that is as an employee or self-employed, or whether you wish to continue your training. We will provide guidance and advice appropriate to your needs.

Where is the course delivered?

• Chichester College, Brinsbury Campus, West Sussex
• Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire
• Colchester Institute, Essex
• Wiltshire College and University Centre, Trowbridge

How do I apply?

Please complete an application form. On receipt of your form one of our team will be in touch to discuss your application and the available options https://www.launchcloud.com/shared-forms/web/13383?actkn=ihroSdCLEd

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