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Found 202 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.

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Building Blocks
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Sibbald Ltd.
Amount awarded:
£951,060
Project summary:

The Building Blocks project sits under the Structured Fund, Experiential Learning opportunity. It will deliver a sustainable experiential learning offer for Scotland, which will enable more universities to access the Constructionarium offer.

It will provide an expanded experiential learning offer for Scotland, which includes a static and mobile constructionarium, and will reach a wider range of beneficiaries. It will also provide an increase in the number of school teachers delivering Concrete in the Classroom to help feed into the talent pipeline for the sector.

Construction Live: experiential learning for the construction industry
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Bridgwater & Taunton College
Amount awarded:
£499,999
Project summary:

This project sits under the structured fund experiential learning opportunity and will deliver a sustainable experiential learning offer for England.

This will enable more universities to access the Construction Live offer, an increase in the number of universities engaged in Construction Live and an increase in the number of projects available to industry.

Constructionarium Ltd – transition to a sustainable future
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Constructionarium Ltd
Amount awarded:
£535,000
Project summary:

This project sits under the structured fund, experiential learning opportunity and will deliver a sustainable experiential learning offer for England.

This will enable more universities to access the Constructionarium offer and will result in an increase in the number of universities engaged in Constructionarium. The project will also create a new experiential learning scenario that can be shared with wider industry.

Developing a Training and Accreditation Scheme for Ecological Clerks of Works
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses
Project lead:
Balfour Beatty
Amount awarded:
£119,820
Project summary:

This project is the development of a training and accreditation scheme for ecological clerks of works on construction sites (Site Ecologists). Clients, contractors and the ecology profession will work collaboratively to agree the required competencies and set standards. A comprehensive training and assessment programme leading to accredited status will enable a sustainable supply of confident and well-trained ecological clerks of works able to meet the increasing supply needs of the construction industry.

Matching construction theory with practice
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
WRW Construction Ltd.
Amount awarded:
£1,129,346
Project summary:

The project has three key threads, addressing directly the school, FE and HE sectors.

In partnership with Microsoft, the first thread targeting primary school teachers will use the Minecraft Virtual construction scenario to stimulate and encourage school-age children to consider careers in the built environment. Strong support from Microsoft will lead to UK-wide Minecraft ‘clubs’ creating a nationwide exposure to STEM and the construction industry in particular.

A second thread will establish two fixed site ‘hub’ facilities enabling practical reinforcement  and integration with students’ learning experience.

A third thread will implement a mobile facility to enable cost-effective engagement over a wider geographical area from each hub. Each mobile unit will provide typically three-day events based in FE/HE institutions.

Mentoring for the construction industry (commission)
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, Small employer support
Project lead:
Carmarthenshire Construction Training Association
Amount awarded:
£119,060
Project summary:

This project is focussed on mentoring in order to support the retention of new entrants.

The project will:

  • Provide 100 new entrants with a mentor
  • Train 100 Level 3 apprentices as mentors
  • Train 100 industry representatives as mentors
  • Produce two best practice guidebooks - one for mentors and one for mentees
  • Produce a video case study.
Roofing Skills Partnership
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Sectors and roles, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support
Project lead:
National Federation of Roofing Contractors
Amount awarded:
£2,892,616
Project summary:

The project will bring together a cross industry partnership to create and direct a unified National Workforce Development programme. It will establish and promote industry wide standards for all roofing disciplines through an "Accredited Roofer" programme that will act as a skills baseline for the sector and that will professionalise the industry.

The Breakfast Club (commission)
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, Small employer support
Project lead:
Lendlease
Amount awarded:
£110,654
Project summary:

Developed in partnership with key contractors, who are all SMEs, the Breakfast Club will deliver eight bespoke interactive training and personal development sessions for 48 new industry entrants (4 cohorts of 12) over a 15-month period. 

Running concurrently as a controlled programme alongside the regular intake of new employees, the project will deliver evidence-based comparisons as to the benefit of the bespoke additional interventions for the retention of new entrants.

Assessment Infrastructure - NDTG
Funding theme:

Training and development

Funding topic:
Productivity and new ways of working, Sectors and roles, Small employer support
Project lead:
NDTG
Amount awarded:
£111,000
Project summary:
Funding will be used to set up a new assessment centre where assessors for demolition, asbestos and plant will be trained. A key outcome of the project will be to strengthen the assessment infrastructure across GB in relation to demolition, asbestos and plant.
Construction Contextualised Curriculum
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
London Region Construction Training Group
Amount awarded:
£202,000
Project summary:

This contextualised curriculum project will consist of the development of a suite of resources, available online, for the use of teachers, careers advisers and industry ambassadors that raise the profile and desirability of careers in construction and the built environment.

The project will also include the piloting and roll out of these resources in schools.