The CPCS has been in operation since 2003 and serves to support the plant industry in a variety of ways. It helps to create regulatory guidance throughout the sector, enabling workers to understand how to deliver tasks safely and compliantly. It operates the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS card) which is used by those working in the plant industry.
SQA Accreditation is responsible for approving awarding bodies to deliver qualifications of social, economic, environmental or cultural benefit to Scotland.
City & Guilds is a global awarding body who provide work-based learning programmes in industries and sectors which offer the strongest prospects for jobs and growth.
We deliver C&G apprenticeships to support the training provision in Groundworks and Civils.
CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland, and Wales. It helps the construction industry attract talent and support skills development.
NPORS is one of the UK’s leading accreditation and registration bodies, working across the construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing and distribution, agricultural, ports and marine sectors. NPORS operate the NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Operator card which is the single logo card required for construction plant operators in line with the Government Strategy for Construction.
Pearson are the world’s leading learning company and serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data.
In February 2023 we became a centre of excellence, one of only a few in Wales, where we support the apprenticeship provision from City & Guilds in Groundworks level 2 and 3. To read more.
We work in partnership with a number of colleges and organisations to offer practical training:
Coleg y Cymoedd (meaning college of the valleys) was formed in 2013, following the merger of The College Ystrad Mynach and Coleg Morgannwg.
Over 10,000 learners study at Coleg y Cymoedd each year with sites in Aberdare, Nantgarw, Rhondda (Llwynypia) and Ystrad Mynach.
The college offers a wide range of Full and Part Time courses from Entry to Degree Level in over 15 Curriculum areas.
Working in partnership with more than 800 employers, the college’s Business Services team offer a wide range of Apprenticeship and Bespoke Commercial Training packages.
Since the launch of PLA funding over two years ago we have worked in collaboration with Coleg y Cymoedd to provide accredited training to upskill in construction for employers and individuals across Wales. We also cover NVQ’s and apprenticeships for industry.
NPTC Group of Colleges, formerly Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Powys, is one of the largest Further Education providers in Wales covering 30 per cent of the country’s landmass. The College offers a varied programme of full- and part-time courses to more than 270,000 residents stretching from south to north Wales.
The college offers degree-level, full and part-time courses and also bespoke training options for employers who are responsible for staff training.
Since 2021 we have supported the NPTC group of colleges with PLA and NVQs throughout Wales with many learners meeting demand for construction related courses to fill the skills gap for industry.
Gower College Swansea offers almost 40 A Level subjects and 40 vocational subject choices as well as part time and is a QAA Quality Assured provider of higher education courses.
GCS Training offers off-the-peg training for employers but can also tailor courses to meet requirements through work-based, classroom and distance learning options.
This is a recent partnership to fulfil the work-based learning for Groundworks & Civils apprenticeships and NVQs in Wales.
Skills Academy Wales is a leading provider of Work-Based Learning in Wales.
A partnership of 13 providers, Skills Academy Wales offers high-quality learning and a flexible provision to match the individual skills needs of young people, the unemployed and existing employees.
Building strong and effective partnerships with employers allows Skills Academy Wales to support the development of business solutions.
The European Social Fund (ESF) is a structural fund from the European Union.
The ESF is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people find better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe’s human capital – its workers, its young people and all those seeking a job.