National Construction College Scotland

The National Construction College offers a comprehensive range of training courses to help your business develop and grow by improving the way you operate

The national construction college

Investing in training from the National Construction College means investing in your business and leads to benefits that directly impact on your bottom line. 

The National Construction College is the training division of CITB, the Industry Training Board (ITB) for the construction industry. Quite simply – your success is our success. 

A trained and competent workforce can help you: 

  • Reduce costs
  • Gain a competitive advantage
  • Build a sustainable business
  • Introduce new skills and innovation – ensuring you meet the challenges of the green agenda
  • Maximise cost efficiencies through working smarter 

We are constantly working with industry stakeholders and key construction clients to ensure our courses are up-to-date, commercially-focused and tailored to your needs. 

Industry-focused trainers

Our team includes highly-trained instructors with excellent in-depth understanding of the construction industry. This means candidates receive top-quality training and expertise from professionals with real knowledge of the industry. 

We promise to deliver skilled, confident employees with practical experience who hit the ground running when they return to work.

Our courses are designed to help candidates build the foundations of a solid and rewarding career, while also ensuring employers get the maximum return on their investment. 

Client-led courses

We are education leaders in the construction industry and provide training at all levels – from apprentices to managers and senior executives. 

Many courses are also designed to meet the needs of specific contracts or sites. 

For example, our Health and Safety department worked closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to develop a programme to address behavioural safety on what was a hugely important and prestigious project. 

Health and Safety

Sound health and safety practices are critical to running a successful business and can help you avoid litigation, downtime and even absenteeism. 

We are dedicated to helping any companies who recognise the importance of health and safety and offer a range of courses to suit learners of all levels. 

The National Construction College is a leading training provider for the Site Safety Plus suite of courses, including: 

In response to industry demands, we also now offer a range of Occupational Health – Dying to Work modules. These help employers and employees understand potential risks to their health, including: 

  • Skin diseases
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Respiratory issues
  • Risks associated with vibration and noise 

A focus on the future

We appreciate that you need to stay one step ahead of industry developments to ensure your business is a success. 

The National Construction College has a portfolio of Sustainability courses to provide the knowledge and skills you need and ensure you comply with related legislation. 

Many SMEs are falling behind in their knowledge of low carbon construction methods, so investing in training means being able to take advantage of enormous opportunities in this area.

Visit our Cut the Carbon website for more information.

Helping managers and supervisors to lead by example

Sound leadership and management practices can result in a more productive and profitable workforce. That is why we have developed a range of specific Leadership and Management courses that are focused on current industry needs and demands.

We have recently introduced courses that are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, as well as others relating to fairness, respect and inclusion in the workplace – a hot topic for the construction industry.

Identifying Skills Needs

At the National Construction College, we will only recommend training that we believe will have a direct impact on your bottom line. 

Our Management and Leadership Diagnostic Programme is already helping construction firms, from SMEs to large national companies, to identify and prioritise training requirements and delivering improvements to business performance. 

Celebrating Diversity

We are constantly working to encourage more women and people from ethnic minorities to enter the industry. 

We have developed Fairness, Respect and Inclusion workshops that are aimed at people working in construction, which are being delivered at locations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. 

Helping people into work

We are involved in Skills for Employment programmes, designed to help businesses find suitable candidates in the community to be trained to join the industry. 

We also work very closely with local communities and provide our apprentices with opportunities to work on a range of community projects. These also give apprentices vital on-the-job experience to improve the skills and confidence. 

Driving qualifications for experienced workers

To win contracts today you need to show evidence of competence. That is why the National Construction College is committed to supporting employment programmes designed to up-skill your existing workforce. 

We offer an extensive On Site Assessment service, as well as the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment route (EWPA) to help you prove the skills and expertise of your team. 

Supporting the Specialist Trades

We continue to deliver a range of apprenticeships aimed a number of specialist occupations and are committed to ensuring specialist trades are developed and supported.

Our portfolio of Specialist Apprenticeships continues to expand and now includes Drylining and Highway Maintenance

Setting the Standard

The National Construction College has received a wide range of industry accreditations which demonstrate our commitment to delivering high standards. 

Our accreditations include: 

  • The British Safety Council's (BSC) Five Star Award and Sword of Honour – the highest health and safety accolade awarded by the BSC.
  • Training Excellence Standard with Construction Specialism
  • ISO 9001:2008 Business Management Certification
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management System Certification
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification
  • Matrix Standard for Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Five Star Award for Business Excellence from the British Quality Foundation
  • Equality North East Award 

Get the training you need today

Contact the National Construction College today: 0344 994 4433

Download the National Construction College course programme 201 (5.2MB, PDF)

Course programme 2013

National Construction College course programme 2013

Download the National Construction College course programme 2013 (5,2MB, PDF)

Or call 0344 994 4433 today for more information and advice

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