Find a CITB training group by region

CITB supports 90 training groups across Great Britain. Training groups are organised by nation and listed alphabetically.

Use the links below to find a training group in your area:

East of England

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Construction Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Key contact: Gary Finck (gfinck@constructiontrainingbandh.com)
Chair of the group: Mark Hickson (mhickson@tandb-contractors.co.uk)

Postal address:
c/o T & E Neville Ltd
Marsh Road
Leagrave
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU3 2R2

Website: www.constructiontrainingbandh.com

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • mental health training

Convert Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Cambridgeshire
Key contact: Karen Gibson (karen@converttraining.com)
Chair of the group: Brian Kimpton

Postal address:
PO Box 614
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE29 9FQ

Website: www.converttraining.com

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • variety of industry specific training - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

East of England Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Suffolk and the Waveney area
Key contact: Ann Marrison (mail@eectg.com)
Chair of the group: Ian Cullingford (i.cullingford@breheny.co.uk)

Postal address:
PO Box 243
Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18 8BY

Website: www.eectg.com

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Development of careers and apprenticeships in the workplace

Eastern Region Roofing Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in eastern England
Key contact: Olivia Gilbert (olivia@eastern.rooftraining.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Clive Coote (info@eastern.rooftraining.co.uk)

Postal address:
6 Lower Street
Baylham
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP6 8JP

Website: http://eastern.rooftraining.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Additional support for NVW level 2-3 learners

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Introduction to roofing careers

Essex Construction Training Group (ECTA)

Area coverage: Construction employers in Essex
Key contact: Lindsey Wilson (lindsey@ecta.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Steve Ewers (steve.ewers@tjevers.co.uk)

Postal address:
Dugard House
Peartree Road
Stanway
Colchester
Essex
CO3 0UL

Website: http://ecta.co.uk/

Current training activities available to employers:

  • support for ‘Trainee Awards’ scheme

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • county based careers programme
  • training to become a construction ambassador

National Demolition Training Group

Area of coverage: Demolition employers across the UK
Key contact: Martin Morrell (martin@ndtg.training)
Chair of the group: Martin Wilson (martin@ndtg.training)

Postal address:
National Federation of Demolution Contractors (NFDC)
Resurgam House
Paradise
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 4TF

Website: http://ndtg.org

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • range of training to enter the demolition sector for unemployed and self employed potential career switchers

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • careers brochure production for the demolition sector

Current activities in developing sector/industry standards:

  • Trailblazer apprenticeship work for qualifications in the demolition sector

Norfolk Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Norfolk
Key contact: Samantha Thomas (s.thomas@nctg.org.uk)
Chair of the group: John Farleigh (jf@dunnella.co.uk)

Postal address:
Interline House
29-39 Ayton Road
Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18 0QQ

Website: www.nctg.org.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Range of training programmes including:
    • low carbon construction
    • leadership
    • environmental awareness
    • waste management
    • commercial/contractual
    • IPAF
    • PASMA
    • asbestos awareness

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • careers school engagement programme

Skills4Site

Area coverage: Construction employers in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
Key contact: Chris Wiley (chris.wiley@skills4site.com)
Chair of the group: David Spratt (david@bsgpropertyservices.co.uk)

Postal address:
9 Horseshoe Close
Dunton
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 8RY

Website: www.skills4site.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • range of training courses including:
  • Cskills HAS
  • EFW
  • FAW
  • FAW refresher
  • development programme for supervisors
  • IEMA
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme - Refresher (CISRS Refresher)
  • mental health first aid

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • support with a range of resources for careers events

Greater London

Access & Scaffolding Industry Training Organisation (ASITO)

Area coverage: Access and scaffolding contractors in London and across the UK
Key contact: David Mosley (david.mosley@nasc.org.uk)
Chair of the training group: Mike Burr (mike.burr@ltcgroup87.co.uk)

Postal address:
4th floor
12 Bridewell Place
London
EC4V 6AP

Website: www.scaffoldersforum.com/asito-access-scaffolding-industry-training-organisation/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • additional support for a variety of industry specific training - please contact the group co-ordinator for further details

London & Southern Roof Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in the London and southern counties area
Key contact: Michelle Workman (michelle@myrooftrainer.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Mark Notridge (mark.notridge@kingsleyroofing.co.uk)

Postal address:
Nevasa
The Limes
Felbridge
RH19 2QY

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • additional support for a variety of industry specific training - please contact the group co-ordinator for further details

London Region Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in London
Key contact: Nicky Carter (nicky@lrctg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Steve Drury (sdrury@rooff.co.uk)

Postal address:
S6, Dugard House
Peartree Road
Stanway,
Colchester
CO3 0UL

Website: www.lrctg.co.uk

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • SME apprenticeship engagement programme
  • work to promote construction careers in London

Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group

Area coverage: Steeplejack and lightning protection contractors across the UK
Key contact: Adam Bolton (adam.bolton@builduk.org)
Chair of the group: Paul Cripps (paul.cripps@cuttings.london)

Postal address:
6-8 Bonhill Street
London
EC2A 4BX

Website: www.slptraininggroup.org.uk

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

TunnelSkills

Area coverage: UK contractors specialising in tunnelling
Key contact: Abi Pearson (abi.pearson@skillsmanagementconsultants.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Tom Lane (Tom.Lane@bbmv.co.uk)

Postal address:
TunnelSkills
Cranhurst Lodge
37-39 Surbiton Hill Road
Surbiton
Surrey
KT6 4TS

Website: www.tunnelskills.org/

Current activities in developing sector/industry standards:

  • Trailblazer support for the sector

Woodworking

Area coverage: Contractors specialising in woodwork across the UK
Key contact: Tony Batchelor (Tony.Batchelor@bwf.org.uk)
Chair of the group: Roger Silk (roger@houghtons.plus.com)

Postal address:
The Building Centre
26 Store Street
London
WC1E 7BT

Website: http://www.bwf.org.uk/membership/witforum

Current range of training programmes available to employers including:

  • portable power tools
  • supervision
  • safe use of woodworking machinery
  • Corian fabricator
  • Corian fabricator advanced
  • Corian workshop installation
  • AutoCAD beginner
  • AutoCAD advanced
  • timber material handling
  • Face Fit testing
  • wood machine ops
  • CAD/CAM/CNC
  • joinery spraying
  • timber/panel products
  • forklift training

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • ‘Wow I Made That!’ careers in Wood and Furniture schools programme

Midlands

Action for Construction Nottingham

Area coverage: Construction employers in greater Nottingham area
Key contact: Howard Platts (howard@actionforconstruction.org)
Chair of the group: Dave Singh (dave@dkndecorators.co.uk)

Postal address:
c/o The Bend
Stubby Lane
Draycott-in-the-Clay
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 5BU

Website: http://www.bwf.org.uk/membership/witforum

Current range of training programmes available to employers including:

  • fire marshal
  • manual handling
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • health and safety awareness

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • training to become a construction ambassador to promote the industry at school and college career events

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers based in Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Key contact: Laurence Speller (laurence.speller@speller-metcalfe.com)

Current range of training programmes available to employers including:

  • a range of industry specific training courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Hire Train

Area coverage: Plant hire companies across the UK
Chair of the group: Graham Arundale (Graham.Arundell@hae.org.uk)

Postal address:
2450 Regents Court
The Crescent
Birmingham Business Park
Solihull
B37 7YE

Website: www.hae.org.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Range of training courses - see website for details

Current activities in developing sector/industry standards:

  • Development of hire industry induction course

Leicestershire Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers based in Leicestershire
Chair of the group: Chrissy Wright (contact@ultimatehomebuilders.co.uk)

Postal address:
2a Thornborough Road
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3TH

For details of discounted training and activities offered by the group, please contact the chair of the group.

Lincoln Group Training Association

Area coverage: Construction employers in Lincoln and surrounding area
Key contact: Steve Taylor (gto@lgta.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Herman Kok (Herman_kok@lindumgroup.co.uk)

Postal address:
9-10 Lincoln Road
Saxilby
Lincoln
LN1 2NF

Website: https://lgta.co.uk/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • a range of training courses including:
    • construction project  management tools
    • asbestos unlicensed removal
    • director’s role in health and safety
    • health and safety awareness
    • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
    • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme - Refresher (SSSTS-R)
    • Site Manager Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
    • Site Manager Safety Training Scheme - Refresher (SMSTS-R)
    • ISOH Managing Safely
    • PASMA
    • scaffold inspection
    • Excel
    • Word
    • database training

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • careers work with local schools and colleges
  • project to promote opportunities for women in construction.

Midland Roofing Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in the Midlands area
Key contact: Paul Harper (paul@midlandsrooftraining.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Gary Lane (gary@laneroofing.co.uk)

Postal address:
27 Ringleas,
Cotgrave
Nottingham
NG12 3LW

Website: www.midlandsrooftraining.co.uk

Current training programmes available to roofing contractors:

  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Commercial awareness
  • Menthal health
  • Basic leadwork

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • 'Sky is the Limit' - a 5-day taster introduction to roofing for year 9 to 11 pupils

Midlands Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers based in the Midlands
Key contact: Dawn Karakatsanis (dawnkar@hotmail.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Karen Ryan (karenr@stepnell.co.uk)

Postal address:
Church Hill Cottage
Church Hill
Kinver
West Midlands
DY7 6HZ

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • range of training courses including:
    • manual handling
    • fire marshal
    • cable avoidance
    • customer service
    • presentation skills
    • NEBOSH Health & Wellbeing#
    • Face Fit
    • train the trainer
    • strategic business development
    • winning business skills
    • Prince 2 Foundation
    • environmental nanagement in construction
    • IPAF
    • PASMA
    • abrasive wheels
    • Site Manager Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
    • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS
    • Health and Safety Awareness
    • temporary works supervisor
    • temporary works coordinator
    • SEATS
    • emergency first aid
    • first aid at work
    • mental health first aid

Northamptonshire Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Northamptonshire
Key contact: Natalie Smith (training@nctg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Ian Dickerson

Postal address:
PO Box 7776
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 6NS 

Tel: 07940 7210 101
Website: http://www.nctg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Please contact the group training co-ordinator for details of available courses.

Shropshire Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Shropshire
Key contact: Debbie Westwood (debbiewestwood1@outlook.com)
Chair of the group: Colin Kempstead (colin@foundation-piling.co.uk)

Postal address:
Church Hill Cottage
Church Hill
Kinver
West Midlands
DY7 6HX

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

South Lincolnshire Group Training Association

Area coverage: Construction employers in the south Lincolnshire area
Key contact: Steve Taylor (stevetaylor@slgta.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Barbara Mehew (Barbara.mehew@princebuild.co.uk)

Postal address:
9-10 Lincoln Road
Saxilby
Lincoln
LN1 2NF

Website: http://slgta.co.uk/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • health and safety
  • Site Manager Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Cat B Asbestos
  • TWCTC
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • CISRS Inspection Advanced training

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • programme of schools and careers events across the county
  • training to become a construction ambassador.

Stoke and Staffordshire Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the Staffordshire and Stoke area
Chair of the group: Sharon Llewelyn (sharon@jprroofingandflooring.co.uk)

Postal address:
Unit 2C
Great Fenton Business Park
Grove Road
Fenton
Stoke on Trent
ST4 4LZ

Please contact the chair of the group for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.


North East England

Civil Engineering Training Group (North East)

Area of coverage: Civil engineering contractors in the North East area
Key contact: Kate Marshall (cetgne@aol.com)
Chair of the group: Tricia Mullen (Tricia.Mullen@esh.uk.com)

Postal address:
Unit H25
Eleventh Avenue
Team Valley Trading Estate
Gateshead
NE11 0NJ

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • training to develop digital skills for site foreman/supervisors

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • engagement programme with local schools to promote construction careers

Contractor Training North East

Area coverage: Contractors in North East England
Key contact: Dawn Wilkinson (dawn@ctgne.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Joe Zazetta (joe.zazzetta@sustainlandscapes.com)

Postal address:
57 Fenwick Way
Consett
Co. Durham
DH8 5FE

Contact the group co-ordinator for details of available training programmes and other activities

North East Roof Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in North East England

Website: www.nertg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Building regulations - roofing
  • Lead bossing training

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Work experience for different pathways into roofing careers for school pupils

North West England

Cumbria Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Cumbria
Key contact: Dave Richardson (daverichardson@cctg.org.uk)
Chair of the group: David Evans (david@briscoeconstruction.co.uk)

Postal address:
Faraway Farm
Summerhill
Witherslack
Cumbria
LA11 6RQ

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of training programmes available and other group activities.

Liverpool Region Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the Liverpool area
Key contact: Andrew Partington (a.partington@dlptf.org)
Chair of the group: Steve Williams (stevew@obsltd.uk.com)

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • range of training courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Careers activity involving 30 schools and 10 associated action plans
  • support of Liverpool City region development work
  • partnerships outside education with 20 agencies incorporating 5 action plans with target groups.

North West Contractors Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in North West England
Key contact: Gill Steele (mgtpsteele@hotmail.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Julie Lawrenson (julie.lawrenson@bell-group.co.uk)

Postal address:
c/o CECA NW
The White House
Wilderspool Business Park
Greenalls Avenue
Warrington
WA4 6HL

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

North West Independent Roof Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in North West England
Key contact: Sue Wharton (nwrooftraining@gmail.com)
Chair of the group: Stephen Bithell (sbithell@fulwoodroofing.co.uk)

Postal address:
Priest Hill Farm
Moss Side Lane
Thornley
Preston
PR3 2ND

Website: http://northwestrooftraining.co.uk/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • a variety of training, including industry specific skills and training for managers

South East Lancashire Construction Association (SELCA)

Area coverage: Construction employers in the south east Lancashire area
Chair of the group: Lorraine McDonnell (Lorraine.mcdonnell@kdc.co.uk)

Postal address:
Bretherton
5 Bamfords Fold
Lancashire
PR26 9AL

Website: www.selca.org.uk

Please contact the chair of the group or visit the group's website for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.


South East England

Construct - Concrete Frame Training Group

Area coverage: Employers in the concrete structures sector across the UK
Key contact: Tracey Stafford (tstafford@construct.org.uk)
Chair of the group: Steve Hammond (s.hammond@andersongroup.co.uk)

Postal address:
Riverside House
4 Meadows Business Park
Station Approach
Blackwater
Camberley
Surrey
GU17 9AB

Website: www.construct.org.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Concrete supervisor
  • Working at heights
  • RC frame operatives
  • Edge protection inspection
  • Mock court case

Current careers promotion activities/projects:

  • Development of a sector specific resources toolkit for use at career events, and to train sector career ambassadors

Hampshire Construction Training Association

Area coverage: Construction employers in Hampshire and surrounding areas
Key contact: Eileen Bird (info@hcta.org.uk)
Chair of the group: Julia Coak (julia.coak@lynxforecourt.biz)

Postal address:
PO Box 2152
Alderholt
Fordingbridge
SP6 3BW

Please contact the group co-ordinator for details of available training and other activities.

Isle of Wight Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors on the Isle of Wight
Key contact: Michelle Scott (michelle@iwctg.org)
Chair of the group: Louis Attrill (louis@grahamattrill.co.uk)

Postal address:
Vesses Farm
Macketts Lane
Arreton
Isle of Wight
PO30 3AS

Website: https://www.iwctg.org/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • contract and supervisor/line management skills
  • digital skills
  • first aid
  • confined spaces
  • manual handling
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • other courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • construction trade event
  • training to become a construction ambassador

Lead and Hard Metals Roofing Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors specialising in lead and traditional (hard) metal roofing across the UK
Key contact: Nigel Johnston (nigel@leadcontractors.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Paul Smith (PaulSmith@longworth-uk.com)

Postal address:
Centurion House
36 London Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1AB

Website: www.traininginmetalroofing.co.uk/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Site supervisor
  • Soldering

London & Southern Roof Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in the London and southern counties area
Key contact: Michelle Workman (michelle@myrooftrainer.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Mark Notridge (mark.notridge@kingsleyroofing.co.uk)

Postal address:
Nevasa
The Limes
Felbridge
RH19 2QY

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • additional support for a variety of industry specific training - please contact the group co-ordinator for further details

Natural Stone

Area coverage: Stonework contractors across the UK
Key contact: Claire Wallbridge (claire@nsitg.org.uk)
Chair of the group: Michelle Turner (michelleturner@srslimited.co.uk)

Postal address:
Channel Business Centre
Ingles Manor
Castle Hill Avenue
Folkstone
Kent
CT20 2RD

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Stone Industry Professional Practice NVQ3
  • PPPTLS training

Oxfordshire Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in Oxfordshire and surrounding area
Chair of the group: Duncan Armstrong (info@fergalcontracting.co.uk)

Postal address:
Old Bank House
166 Oxford Road
Cowley
OX4 2LA

Please contact the chair of the group for full details of available discounted training and other activities.

Shopfitters Industry Training Forum

Area coverage: Shopfitting contractors across the UK
Key contact: Robert Hudson (Robert@shopfitters.org)
Chair of the group: Marc Allen (marc.allen@tekne.co.uk)

Postal address:
411 Limpsfield Road
Warlingham
Surrey
CR6 9HA

Website: www.sitf.org.uk

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

South Central Roofing Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in southern and central England
Key contact: Jude Newell (fildesroofing@yahoo.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Mike Fildes (fildesroofing@yahoo.co.uk)

Postal address:
Unit 18
Arndale Road
Lineside Industrial Estate
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 7HD

Website: www.southcoastrooftraining.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • New entrant training
  • NVQ Level 2 training

Surrey and West Sussex Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Surrey and Sussex
Key contact: Toni Gray (info@surreytg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: John Whelan

Postal address:
Rose Court
Rye Common Lane
Crondall
Surrey
GU10 5DD

Website: www.surreytraininggroup.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • mental health first aid
  • S.A.F.E
  • range of other training courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Thames Valley Construction Training Association

Area coverage: Construction employers in Reading, Windsor and Slough areas
Key contact: John Saunders (johnsaunders21@talktalk.net)
Chair of the group: Mark Barrett (markbarrett@francisconstruction.co.uk)

Postal address:
20 Instow Road
Earley
Reading
RG6 5QJ

Website: www.tvcta.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • management training
  • IT skills
  • mental health
  • payment provisions in construction contracts
  • other courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • industry careers promotion project

TunnelSkills

Area coverage: UK contractors specialising in tunnelling
Key contact: Abi Pearson (abi.pearson@skillsmanagementconsultants.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Tom Lane (Tom.Lane@bbmv.co.uk)

Postal address:
TunnelSkills
Cranhurst Lodge
37-39 Surbiton Hill Road
Surbiton
Surrey
KT6 4TS

Website: www.tunnelskills.org/

Current activities in developing sector/industry standards:

  • Trailblazer support for the sector

Weald (Kent) Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in Kent and surrounding area
Key contact: Jackie Digges (jackie@thewctg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Mark Steeden (mark@strata-online.com)

Postal address:
4 Brian Crescent
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 0AP

Website: www.thewctg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • training days for 10 construction ambassadors.

South West England

Avon Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Avon and the surrounding area
Key contact: Vanessa Wilmut (vanessa.actg@gmail.com)
Chair of the group: Paul Curry (paul_curry@bagnalls.co.uk)

Postal address:
32 Bishopsworth Road
Bedminster Down
Bristol
BS13 7JL

Website: www.actgltd.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • new entrants Green Card training
  • mental health awareness
  • other training courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • programme of schools careers events, programme to inspire construction apprentices
  • project to inspire woman into construction
  • get into construction programme for not-in-education-employement-or-training (NEET) groups.

Cornwall Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Cornwall and surrounding area
Key contact: Paula Hutchens (info@cornwalltraininggroup.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Paul Nicholls (Paul.Nicholls@kier.co.uk)

Postal address:
9 Penmeneth
Trewennack
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 0PU

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • mentoring programme
  • health and wellbeing programme of training
  • lean and environmentally responsible construction training

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • range of information and networking events and schools careers partnership project

Devon Construction Training

Area coverage: Construction employers in Devon and surrounding area
Key contact: Marie Coyde (info@devonconstructiontraining.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Peter Lucas (pjlucas@blueyonder.co.uk)

Postal address:
45 Barnfield Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ3 2JU

Website: www.devonconstructiontraining.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • new starter/pre-apprenticeship training
  • continuing professional development (CPD) training.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • range of career initiatives - contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Dorset Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Dorset
Key contact: Lisa Lawrence (Lisa@dctf.online)
Chair of the group: Maria Seabright (maria@greendaleconstruction.com)

Postal address:
c/o Strouden Joinery
54 Balena Close
Creekmoor
Poole
Dorset
BH17 7DY

Website: www.dctf.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • train the trainer/PTLLS training
  • mental  health first aid
  • mental health awareness
  • NVQ Levels 4-6 achievements.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • construction roadshows for schools
  • training to become a construction ambassador

Gloucestershire Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas
Key contact: Gerald Crittle (Geraldc@gctraining.group)
Chair of the group: Vance Babbage (Vance@bmbabbage.co.uk)

Postal address:
The Manor
Boddington
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 0TJ

Website: www.gctraining.group

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • range of courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • school trades roadshow
  • construction skills conference
  • construction recruitment and careers event

Oak Frame Training Forum

Area coverage: Contractors specialising in building oak frames across the UK
Key contact: Nigel Howe (info@oakframecarpentry.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Rupert Newman (info@westwindoak.com)

Postal address:
14 The Quays
Cumberland Road
Bristol
BS1 6UQ

Website: http://oftf.org.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • compass
  • geometry
  • specialist training including:
    • scarf jointing
    • hip roofing
    • tudor windows
  • SAP
  • HSAP
  • OSAT
  • Tupskills

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • building craft skills open event
  • promotional timber careers video.

Plymouth Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in Plymouth and surrounding area
Key contact: Bernadette Carson (bpplymouthctg@btinternet.com)
Chair of the group: Tony Carson (Tony.Carson@tec-construction.co.uk)

Postal address:
37 Whitsand Bay View
Portwrinkle
Cornwall
PL11 3DB

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • coaching and mentoring training support

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • working with the organisers of the Plymouth science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival
  • construction ambassador training
  • schools engagement programme

Somerset Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Somerset and surrounding area
Key contact: Hilary Neal (sctg.hilary@outlook.com)
Chair of the group: Keith Hoskins (k.hoskins@carrek.co.uk)

Postal address:
16 Hillcrest Gardens
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 4FE

Website: www.somersetconstructiontraining.com

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • managerial NVQ7
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • ISO14001
  • PASMA
  • CISRS Inspection Advanced training

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • women in construction careers programme

South West Roofing Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in South West England and South Wales
Key contact: Nichola Smith (gto@swrtg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Andy King (andy@alkingroofing.co.uk)

Postal address (for administration and enquiries):
10 Yeoford Meadows
Yeoford
Devon
EX17 5PW

Training centre addresses:

  • A L King Roofing Limited
    Hampton Park West
    Melksham
    SN12 6EZ
  • Rooftrain
    Brooklands Mill
    Nadderwater
    Exeter
    Devon
    EX4 2JG

Website: www.swrtg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • apprenticeships in pitched roofing, sheeting and cladding
  • NVQs
  • lead welding and bossing
  • mandatory health and safety courses
  • all site safety
  • UKATA asbestos

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • training to support becoming a construction ambassador
  • Taste of Roofing for 16-18 year olds

Yorkshire and Humberside

Civils Training Group (Yorkshire and Humberside)

Area coverage: Contractors and civil engineering contractors in the Yorkshire and Humberside Area
Key contact: Jemma Carmody (jemma.carmody@ceca-yorks.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Angie Lee (a.leigh@cml.uk.com)

Postal address:
c/o CECA York and Humberside
26 Howley Park Business Village
Morley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS27 0BZ

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • directors – strategy
  • management skills
  • upskilling engineers
  • resilience
  • mental health
  • other courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • school careers engagement programme

Humber Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in the Humber area
Key contact: Sam Farmery (farmery6@farmery6.karoo.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Kris Blake (Kris.Blake@ajbuildinghullltd.co.uk)

Postal address:
6 Heslerton Avenue
The Parkway
Cottingham
East Yorkshire
HU16 5HW

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • mental health
  • supervisor/management training
  • procurement training
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • ‘Roofs’ project
  • training to become a construction ambassador
  • project for working more closely with college principals.

Line Train

Area coverage: Contractors specialising in building railways across the UK
Key contact: Jason Jermany (JJermany@rsma.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Geoff Wright (geoff.wright@henrykemp.co.uk)

Postal address:
Unit 35
Corringham Road Industrial Estate
Gainsborough
Lincolnshire
DN21 1QB

Website:http://rsma.co.uk/index.php/your-workforce/training/line-train.html

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • ORAS training
  • thermoplastic operational safety training
  • IOSH training
  • SSSTS, SMSTS, EFAW, IOSH Working and Managing Safely training

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Showcasing roadmarking careers at careers events

North Yorkshire Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in north Yorkshire
Key contact: Lorraine Kirbitson (lorraine@nyctg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Catherine Windross (catherine@ryedaleplasterers.co.uk)

Website: www.nyctg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • management and digital
  • first time managers
  • new entrant training
  • mental health training
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • raising awareness among school careers advisers of construction career
  • training to become a construction ambassador

Promoting Construction West Yorkshire (PCWY) Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in west Yorkshire
Key contact: Lorraine Kirbitson (lorraine@nyctg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Beverley Peace (b.peace@hbprojects.co.uk)

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • business management and skills training programme
  • ex-offender skills training
  • mental health training
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • raising awareness among school careers advisers of construction careers
  • training to become a construction ambassador
  • ex-offenders work experience support
  • support for Give Construction a Try programme

Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group

Area coverage: Independent roofing contractors in Yorkshire
Key contact: Denise Cherry (Denise@YIRTG.org.uk)
Chair of the group: Alex Kettle (AKettle@everlastgroup.co.uk)

Postal address:
20 Britannia Mews
Pudsey
Leeds
LS8 9AS

Website: www.yirtg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Proud to Promote Roofing - a suite of 40 case studies to disseminate at various events
  • preparation of roofing rigs for schools and exhibitions
  • resources can be made available to other training groups when possible - please contact the group co-ordinator for further details.

Angus Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Angus and surrounding area
Key contact: Shona Anderson (info@act-constructiontraining.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Graeme Davies (graeme@pertbruce.co.uk)

Postal address:
22 Commerce Street
Brechin
DD9 7BD

Website: www.act-constructiontraining.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • CILM Leadership training
  • bespoke dual package of Apprenticeship Health and Apprenticeship Wellbeing Activity Days.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • CSCS Service
  • school/careers promoting construction as a career of choice.

Argyll Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the Argyll area
Key contact: Aileen Nicholon (argylltraininggroup@gmail.com)
Chair of the group: Gillies Brown (gillies@jbstrone.co.uk)

Postal address:
c/o 9 North Dumgoyne Avenue
Milngavie
Glasgow
G62 7JT

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

Ayrshire Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers based in Ayrshire
Key contact: Isabel McNicoll (enquiries@ayrshirectg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Chris Cameron (ccameron@hillhousegroup.co.uk)

Postal address:
ACTG
PO Box 26214
Kilmarnock
KA1 9FA

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

Dumfries and Galloway Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the Dumfries area
Key contact: Ian Wells (ian@ianwellsconsultancy.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Les Shearer (l.shearer@ashleigh-scot.co.uk)

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

Dunedin Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contactors in Edinburgh and the Borders area
Key contact: Audrey Paterson (audreypaterson@btconnect.com)
Chair of the group: Roddy McClean (r.mclean@hart-builders.co.uk)

Website: www.dunedin-construction-training-group.co.uk/

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • construction careers for women
  • CPD workshops for careers guidance advisers
  • Opening Doors for Women in Construction project
  • Craft Your Future project
  • other activities - contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Glasgow Painting and Decorators Training Group

Area coverage: Painting and decorating contractors in Glasgow
Key contact: Margaret Evans (margaret.evans@citb.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Bill Gordon (w.gordon@premierdecorators.co.uk)

Postal address:
c/o 4 Fountain Ave
Inchinnan
Renfrewshire
PA4 9RQ

Website: http://scottishdecorators.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • wide width paper hanging
  • Ames taping
  • Ames taping and plastering
  • OSAT for painters and decorators
  • health and safety awareness
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme Refreshe (SMSTS-R)
  • asbestos awareness
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • working at heights.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • support for employers to attend school and college careers days/events.

Grampian Construction Training Group

Area covered: Construction employers in North East Scotland
Key contact: Kevin Main (Kevin@safetyscotland.com)
Chair of the group: Jim Buchan (jbuchan@AndCon-ltd.co.uk)

Postal address:
Heritage House
Grandholm Crescent
Grandholm Village
Bridge of Don
Aberdeen
AB22 8BH

Website: www.gctg.info

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • facilitating specialist NVQs in rendering and cladding.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • range of work experience support and careers promotion activity - contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Highland Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the Highlands of Scotland
Key contact: Winnie Munro (hctg.highland@gmail.com)
Chaire of the group: Ian Phillips (ian@ardachyms.com)

Postal address:
6 Heslerton Avenue
The Parkway
Cottingham
East Yorkshire
HU16 5HW

Website: www.hctg.net

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • behavourial safety in:
    • drug and alcohol awareness training
    • mental health training
    • driving in Highlands training
    • scaffolding upskilling training
  • additional support to employers to ensure training is delivered in geographically challenging areas.

Independent Roof Training Association Scotland

Area coverage: Independent roofing contractors throughout Scotland
Key contact: Ian Letham (ian@irtscotland.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Peter Treacy (peter.treacy@btinternet.com)

Postal address:
61 Dykehead Street
Queenslie Industrial Estate
Glasgow
G33 4AQ

Website: www.irtscotland.co.uk

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes and other group activities.

National Demolition Training Group (Scotland)

Area coverage: Demolition contactors throughout Scotland
Key contact: Ralph Russell (info@ndtgscotland.com)
Chaire of the group: Shona Farrell (acting chair)

Postal address:
Nisbet Business Centre
30 Nisbet Street
Glasgow
G31 5ES

Website: www.ndtg.org

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Demolition operatives training
  • Demolition supervision
  • Personal health
  • Various subsidised training courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for details.

North Highland Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the north Highlands area
Key contact: Mike Hammerton (info@nhctg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: William Campbell (willie@norbloc-construction.co.uk)

Postal address:
HelCat House
4a Ormlie Industrial Estate
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7QU

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • drug and alcohol awareness training
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • training to become a construction ambassador
  • work placements
  • various careers and National Apprenticeship Week engagement activities with schools and colleges.

Orkney Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors across the Orkney Islands
Key contact: Katy Clouston (katy@orkneyctg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Stephen Kemp (stephen@orkneybuilders.com)

Postal address:
Newgert
Stenness
Orkney
KW16 3JX

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • drug and alcohol awareness training.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • support of employers with work experience opportunities
  • training to become a construction ambassador
  • graduate apprenticeship support
  • development  of construction careers video.

Scottish Building Contractors

Area coverage: Building contractors across Scotland
Key contact: Aileen Nicholson (info@bctg.uk.com)
Chair of the group: Gary Logan (garylogan@acs.com)

Postal address:
9 North Dumgoyne Avenue
Glasgow
G62 7JT

Website: www.bctg.uk.com

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • the Circular economy
  • confined spaces
  • cable awareness and avoidance
  • contract management
  • fire warden
  • interviewing techniques
  • coaching/mentoring skills
  • time management
  • delegation skills
  • data protection training
  • first aid at work
  • emergency first aid
  • Scottish mental health first aid
  • PASMA towers
  • scaffold safety inspection
  • vehicle marshalling
  • working at height and ladders
  • IPAF dual category
  • contracts
  • extensions of time
  • loss and expense
  • payments
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Scottish Civil Engineering Training Group

Area coverage: Civil engineering contractors across Scotland
Key contact: Teri Urquhart or Jenny MacIver (info@scottishcivilstraining.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Alan Kirkwood (akirkwood@georgeleslie.co.uk)

Postal address:
c/o Eastwick Partnership
58 Newton Park
Inverness
IV5 7QB

Website: https://scottishcivilstraining.co.uk/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • Various training courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for details of courses.

Current activities to develop sector/industry standards and qualifications:

  • Various projects - please contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Scottish Specialist Contractors Training Committee

Area coverage: Specialist contractors throughout Scotland
Key contact: Ralph Russell (ralph.russell08@hotmail.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Ian Main (ian.main@ogilvie.co.uk)

Postal address:
121-127 Salamanca Street
Glasgow
G31 5ES

Website: http://ssctc.co.uk/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • personal health
  • wall and floor tiling
  • 3 coats plasterwork.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • promoting cultural change in youths towards specialised occupations.

Shetland Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors across the Shetland Isles
Key contact: Fiona Stirling (shetctg@btinternet.com)
Chair of the group: Robert Anderson (robert.anderson@hunter-morrisons.co.uk)

Postal address:
Fernbrae
Mid Yell
Shetland
ZE2 9BJ

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • range of courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details
  • targeted training support for construction apprentices.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • careers programme,
  • training to become a construction ambassador.

Western Isles Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors across the Western Isles of Scotland
Key contact: Donald Nicholson (wic.traininggroup@gmail.com)
Chair of the group: Neil Mackay (nmkandco@hotmail.com)

Postal address:
28A East Street
Sandwick
Isle of Lewis
HS2 0AL

Website: www.wictg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • range of subsidised training - contact the group co-ordinator for full details
  • practical support for 3 apprentices..

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • support in developing apprenticeship and careers opportunities, including apprenticeship and work placements
  • development of short film on careers opportunities.

Carmarthenshire Construction Training Association (CCTAL)

Area coverage: Contractors in Carmarthenshire and surrounding area
Key contact: Lynette Anthony (lynette.anthony@colegsirgar.ac.uk)
Chair of the group: Delwyn Jones (delwyn@tadbuilders.co.uk)

Postal address:
CCTAL
Ammanford Campus
Coleg Sir Gar
Ammanford
Carmarthenshire
SA18 3TA

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • EWI/Over End
  • wellbeing
  • tendering and PQQ
  • COSHH
  • fire safety
  • risk assessment
  • sharps
  • coaching and mentoring
  • Passivhaus and Ecobuild
  • alcohol awareness
  • L&M succession planning
  • quality standards and auditing
  • surveying
  • estimating
  • systems
  • roofing
  • civils
  • groundworks
  • environmental awareness
  • heritage
  • mobile access towers
  • CISRS cots and base and basic scaffold inspection.

Dyfed Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in South West Wales
Key contact: Lisa Phillips (lisa@dtg.cymru)
Chair of the group: Ken Pearson (ken.pearson@bluestonebuilders.co.uk)

Website: http://dtg.cymru/

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • IOSH
  • mental health awareness training.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • support for careers promotional work in schools and for women across the county.

Four Construction

Area coverage: Contractors in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly and Bridgend
Key contact: Rachel Garrod (Rachel.Garrod@cymoedd.ac.uk)
Chair of the group: Carl Raynes (carl.raynes@kelray.co.uk)

Postal address:
Coleg y Cymoedd
Nantgarw Campus
Heol yr Odyn
Cardiff
CF15 7QX

Website: www.fourconstruction.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • skills gaps workshops
  • coaching and mentoring
  • MCIOB management
  • IEMA training.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • careers advice and guidance.

Glamorgan Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in Glamorgran and surrounding area
Key contact: Joanne Popham (jopopham@glamorgantraining.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Darryl Williams (Darryl.Williams@lovell.co.uk)

Postal address:
c/o Unit 1
1st Floor
1 Cae Gwyrdd
Greenmeadow Spring Business Park
Cardiff
CF15 7AB

Website: www.glamorgantraining.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • ILM Level 5/NVQ L6.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • development and delivery of a range of careers engagement events in the county.

Gwent Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in Gwent and surrounding area
Key contact: Sarah Horsfall (sarah.horsfall@coleggwent.ac.uk)
Chair of the group: Anthony Davies (anthony@anthonyadavies.co.uk)

Postal address:
1 Commercial Court
8 Commercial Lane
Risca
Newport
NP11 6AN

Website: www.gwentconstruction.com

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • QCF succession planning
  • IEMA
  • specialist estimating training.

North East Wales Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in North East Wales
Key contact: Susan Brown (susan.brown.newctg@outlook.com)
Chair of the group: to be announced

Postal address:
33 The Broadway
Prestatyn
LL19 8AU

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • mental health training
  • activities in support of Ecological House.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • careers promotional activities for 2019 Apprenticeship Week.

North West Wales Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in North West Wales
Key contact: Annmarie Florence (a.florence.nwwctg@outlook.com)

Postal address:
1 St Trillo's Court
Rhos Promanade
Rhos on Sea
Conwy
LL28 4PY

Please contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training and other activities.

Powys Construction Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in mid-Wales, Powys and surrounding area
Key contact: Julie Sayce (julie.pctg@btinternet.com)
Chair of the group: Robbie John (robbie@breconscaffolding.com)

Postal address:
45 Hospital Road
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3HE

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • ex-offender training project in the county
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • support of the careers promotional ‘Try a Trade’ project with 2 local schools in the county.

South West Roofing Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors in South Wales and South West England
Key contact: Nichola Smith (swrtg@btconnect.com)
Chair of the group: Andy King (andy@alkingroofing.co.uk)

Postal address:
Unit 8C
Mill Park Industrial Estate
Whitecross Road
Woodbury Salterton
Devon 
EX5 1EL

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • manual handling
  • mental health training
  • technician and management training
  • pitched roofing/sheeting/cladding training.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • training to support becoming a construction ambassador.

Swansea Bay Construction Support Group

Area coverage: Construction employers in the Swansea Bay area
Key contact: Gemma Mineur (Gemma.Mineur@nptcgroup.ac.uk) or Shaun Williams (shaun.williams@nptcgroup.ac.uk)

Postal address:
Neath Campus (Pathways)
Dwr-y-Felin Road
Neath
SA10 7RF

Website: www.sbcsg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • floor covering
  • bid writing
  • COSHH
  • accidents and investigation
  • fire safety awareness
  • risk assessment
  • safe use of ladders
  • project management
  • drone training
  • business improvement techniques
  • estimating
  • fire door safety
  • site supervisor
  • mental health awareness
  • social media training
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details.

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • support for careers activity across the county.

Wales National Roofing Training Group

Area coverage: Roofing contractors throughout Wales
Key contact: Lesley Hughes (lesley.hughes@wnrtg.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Gregg Brett (gbrett@treforesttiling.co.uk)

Postal address:

Wales National Roofing Training Group
Unit 3a Gallagher Retail Park
Caerphilly
CF83 3GX.

Website: www.wnrtg.co.uk

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • SAP NVQ 2 Roofing Slating and Tiling
  • SAP NVQ 3 Heritage Roofing
  • Lead Welding and bossing Training
  • Short Duration Roofing Training
  • Approved ATO and access to all General Health and Safety Training.

Current careers promotion activities/projects:

  • 'Have a Go' - project for school cohorts to sample and explore roofing careers at a training centre.
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