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Developing Construction Skills with ACE Training

August 1, 2018

Photo: Project participants build a sturdy bridge, made entirely out of newspaper, strong enough to hold human-weight. 

Norfolk Community College project participants have began developing their construction skills in the previous week, in line with the Access to Construction course held at ACE training in Rackheath.

The course introduces participants to a variation of new skills, including; power tools competence, COSHH, manual handling, health and safety, CSCS card training, and many more. Activities and training is varied from classroom-based learning, to more ‘hands-on’ work such as constructing a hand-made bridge and handling power tools.

Participants have access to workshops, classrooms and vocational learning environments, in order to prepare them for a career in the labour and construction industry, and to increase their skill set when applying for jobs in this field.

The course was launched by the DPS project run by Norfolk Community College, which also runs alongside an Access to Care course and an Access to Catering course – in addition to the Access to Construction course.

The 10-week courses are held two days a week, and sessions last approximately five hours with tea, coffee and refreshment breaks in between.

Participants began their courses last week, and have so far enjoyed their training and look forward to learning more about the either the construction or care industry. The Access to Catering course is set to launch in September, and will also be held at ACE training.

We still have places available on both courses, so if you’d like to be a part of our project, or take particular interest in either the Care or Construction industry, then please join us.

Training is free for participants and fully funded, and all travel costs or external expenses can be provided.

If you require further information and dates, please read our what’s on page or contact our Dynamic Monitoring Officer, Tayler Hayners, on and she will be happy to answer your questions. It’s not too late to sign up!

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