Free Construction Course with The London Construction Academy

  • Monday 05-06-2023

The London Construction Academy, funded by The Paviors Company Livery Trust for Charities (Charity number 1102885), provides free training to help the hard-to-reach in London’s boroughs who are not in employment, education or training (NEETS) into achieving transferable skills for the construction sector.


Our 10 day fully funded courses are designed to motivate many people in London into realising that there are real skill shortages in the construction sector particularly amongst technicians and craftsmen and that there are apprenticeship and work experience opportunities for those who wish to learn.


Our training courses cover a comprehensive range of skills, procedures and practices, preparing staff for meeting the levels of excellence needed for success in the capital and beyond.

The Academy offers courses for technical delivery, health and safety, customer service and more.  It also partners with leading organisations to share knowledge and best practice for delivering excellence for London’s residents and businesses.


The duration of the course is held at Southwark Construction Skills Centre, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 7PJ.  Nearest DLR/Underground Canada Water.


This fully funded course covers the following modules:-


  • CSCS Card revision and test
  • Health and Safety
  • Site Access Traffic Marshal Training
  • Fire Marshal
  • First Aid


Interested candidates need to submit an application and ID to register interest. A capped contribution of £90 towards travel expenses is issued on an oyster card after candidates have attended the first day of the course at the venue and met enrolment requirements.


Applicants must:


  • Be age 18 and over.
  • Live within a London Borough.
  • Not be in Education, Training or Employment.
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in UK.
  • Have valid photographic ID to take CSCS test – passport, citizen card, or provisional/driving licence.
  • Be able to pass a drugs and alcohol test.
  • Able to attend a Microsoft Teams induction prior to reservation of space on course.
  • Able to attend all days of the course at the venue.
  • Want to use course skills learnt to apply for apprenticeships or manual work.
  • Good literacy skills (level 1 as minimum)


Courses and dates


The London Construction Academy provides training and support for best practice in the construction sector.

Please note the training venue has relocated to Canada Water. 


Next course dates:


Monday 17th to Friday 28th July 2023


Places are limited so to book your place on the next available course please call Croydon Works today!


Tel: 0208 604 7471


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