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There are also a few things that we need from you to make sure your time with us safe and rewarding. See Policies and procedures for students.

To help you get the most out of your training with the National Construction College, we offer support before and during your studies.

Before you arrive

To help you get ready to study with us, we’ll send you an information pack before you start. This includes more about the course, how to get here, what to bring with you and what to expect.

When you arrive

Initial induction

On your first day, you’ll have an initial induction that covers the safety information you need to know while you study with us. It also includes what to do if you are sick or need to return home for any reason or miss training.

Vocational induction

You will also have a vocational induction that covers health and safety issues related to the construction industry, in particular training in the industry. This induction takes place throughout your training. For apprenticeship courses, it takes place over two weeks.

CITB National Construction College Welfare Team

CITB has a welfare team who are there to support you with day-to-day concerns outside of the classroom and help you towards success. Their priority your mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing.

Welfare Officers are located on site to provide you with:

  • Support during your training
  • A point of contact while you are away from home and your employer
  • A point of contact for you with other college staff members
  • A communication link between the college’s management team and any external agencies.

They promote and ensure fairness, inclusion and respect. They work closely with the Safeguarding Teams to offer a wrap around approach whether you are at college or in the workplace. The NCC Safeguarding policy page provides information about the policy and team. 

The Welfare Team are qualified/trained in:

  • First aid
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Youth work
  • Basic counselling
  • Sexual health
  • Suicide prevention
  • Safeguarding
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • LGBGTQIA+ support
  • Fair inclusion and respect
  • British values and much more.

The Welfare Officers also organise and manage activities outside of training hours. These are here for your benefit, so if you have any suggestions, please let them know.

Welfare Team members

Jacqui Yawn

Trevor Boulter

Kevin Ramsey

Alison Nicol

Ricky Groom

Lisa Couchman

Keith Buckley

Vivien Williams

Steve Popkins

Sharon Wilson

Additional needs

We provide extra support for students with additional learner needs (ALN) and additional social needs (SLN). Please contact our college for more information. 

More information

If you have any other questions please contact us on 0344 994 4433