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As the largest construction college in the region, we are very excited to be working with Balfour Beatty Vinci, Flannery, VGC Group and Danny Sullivan Group on new training programmes, aimed at getting people into construction jobs quickly. Two programmes are on offer, depending on the level of experience in the construction industry.

Construction Gateway Phase 1 – Balfour Beatty Vinci

Pre-employment construction training

Duration – 4-5 weeks

Start date – Every 8 weeks, with the next programme starting on Monday 13th September 2021

LocationBordesley Green Campus

Who is it for?

This course is designed for any candidate without prior experience in the construction industry.

About the course

Training will be delivered in a simulated work environment at our Construction centre in Bordesley Green. Candidates will undertake a series of practical and theoretical tasks at the centre to progress them to become ‘site ready’.

You will learn about:

  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Covid 19 safe working practices
  • CSCS card touch screen test
  • Introduction to environmental sustainability in construction
  • Cable avoidance
  • Preparing and operating a forward tipping dumper
  • Introduction to traffic marshalling
  • Fire marshalling
  • Asbestos training
  • Small tools
  • Cat and Genny

What next?

At the end of the course you will be able to progress to our Phase 2 programme or apply for an entry level position with Balfour Beatty Vinci.

How to enrol?

To find out more – come along to our information event on Thursday 9th September at 10am.

You can enrol through your job coach or Birmingham City Council Employment Access Team.

If you have any questions about this programme, email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Construction Gateway Phase 2

Duration – 4-5 weeks

Start date – Every 8 weeks

LocationBordesley Green Campus

Who is it for?

This course is designed for those candidates who have completed Construction Gateway Phase 1 or new candidates with construction experience and / or qualifications.

About the course

Training will be delivered in a simulated work environment at our Construction centre in Bordesley Green.

You will learn about:

  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • New roads and street works including – location and avoidance of underground apparatus, signing, lighting and guarding, excavation in the highway
  • Reinstatement and compaction of backfill materials
  • Reinstatement of sub-base and base in non-bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete footways
  • CPCS Forward Tipping Dumper*
  • CPCS Ride on Roller*
  • Telehandler*

*You will get a choice of 2 out of 3 of these

What next?

At the end of the course you will be able to progress to our Phase 2 Extended Programme or into employment with Balfour Beatty Vinci. More details about our Phase 2 Extended Programme will be available soon

How to enrol?

To find out more – come along to our information event on Thursday 9th September at 10am.

You can enrol through your job coach or Birmingham City Council Employment Access Team.

If you have any questions about this programme, email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..